It was an auspicious day as we convoyed at 1.00 pm heading for Banting, Selangor. The journey was smooth as we had prayed and God had sent His armies ahead of us. Reached Banting at 3.30 pm and we stepped into the CKRM Banting Church for the first time situated on the second floor of a shop house.
As we stepped in we saw everything was in order to function as a church.
Ps Paul started by introducing himself and Ps Esther too. Ps Paul shared his testimony when he was a businessman and how he struggled to obey the voice of God. One problem came after another until finally he surrendered himself to serve God. God called him for a very unique ministry to empower God’s people to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and to be an army of God to fight the enemy. As he was sharing, the Holy Spirit directed him to a man standing at the back of the church. He called the man to come forward and prayed for the power of God to come upon him. As the awesome power of God touched him the man hands began to tremble (Daniel 10:10) and he roared like a lion (Amos 1:2, 3:8, Revelation 10:3). This man continued to roar each time the Word of God was mentioned.
From then on, the Holy Spirit began to work mightily. Ps Paul called a Church Elder to step out. As Ps Paul said the word “Fire’, The Church Elder began to tremble vigorously. The Holy Spirit revealed that the Church Elder is called to be a pastor and to be ordained during the 4th Joshua camp. His wife was asked to come to the front. Ps Paul asked her “Are you happy that your husband is going to be a pastor?” Interestingly, his wife Simone couldn’t speak but laughed loudly. Each time Ps Paul asked her, the louder she laughed and she couldn’t speak at all. Sis Gloria could hardly stand as the anointing was very strong. She fell under the power of God and was in holy laughter all the while.
As we work with God and not for God, it was an interesting and enjoyable time with the Holy Spirit. When Ps Paul shared that the handkerchief Paul in Acts 19:11 healed the sick. Ps Paul asked for a handkerchief, rubbed it with his hands and passed it to little Joel. Little Joel began to tremble and he passed it to Uzziah. Uzziah roared in a loud voice. As the hanky was passed to Sis Linda, she burst into holy laughter and when Sis Anna got it she also burst into holy laughter. As many as those who held the hanky they either tremble or burst into holy laughter. The Bible came alive as what Jesus’ disciple did 2000 years ago. In 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power).
The whole atmosphere was electrified as God demonstrated His power. “Is not my word like a fire, and like a hammer that breaks the rock into pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29). As Ps Paul used the hammer of God, so many brothers and sisters could not take it. They roared, trembled vigorously or felt the pain on the head. Little Joel was rubbing his head each time the hammer struck him. As Ps Paul used the whip on little Joel, little Joel was limping and shouting in pain. As these were methods God used to empower His children. Ps Paul shared in the spiritual realm the enemy are also carrying weapons. The angels of God are also equipped with weapons as we need spiritual weapons to defeat the enemy. When we can see in the supernatural, we are able to do the impossible. To defeat the enemy we need the weapons God has prepared for his people. God wants to build an end time army for Him.
A lady with a spine pain from Banting came forward for healing. When the power of God came upon her she began to turn her waist continuously forgetting her pain and began to worship God. Jesus wants to turn sinners into saints to worship Him. In the Old Testament, God commanded Moses to tell Pharaoh to release God’s people so that they would be free to worship Him. We were made by God for the purpose to worship Him.
Many pastors, first time visitors and even a YB (Selangor State Assembly man) of Banting were amused and in awe of the works of the Holy Spirit in CKRM Church Banting.
Ps Esther led the congregation in prayer dedicating the Church to the Lord. As Ps Paul announced that in Jesus’ name the church was commissioned, those sensitive to the Holy Spirit could sense the fire anointing coming down in volumes in the temple. Ps Paul began to anoint the Banting team with oil and everyone felt the great anointing poured upon them. God had started an awesome work in Banting and Ps Paul acknowledged without God we could do nothing. All Kingdom, Power and Glory belong to God.