There was such a deep sense of the presence of God woven in every aspect of every day throughout the conference. Every song, item, creative element, sermon, combined stream and Masterclass did only one thing and that was to exalt Jesus Christ. We were left with a deep revelation of Gods love, grace, mercy, supremacy and sufficiency which compelled us all to take this Good News to a lost & hurting world.
Who can forget the holy moment when the entire arena dropped to our knees to pray for unity & to repent of disunity. Who can forget the crowd singing “Jesus Be The Centre” long after the band left the stage. Who can forget Phil Dooley asking not ‘can we go’ but ‘will we go’. Who can forget Scott Samways raising the entire arena to our feet with a passion for evangelism and mission. Who can forget Pastor Bobbie painting the beauty of heaven and awakening us to the urgency of bringing everyone we possibly can home with us. Who can forget Priscilla Shirer reminding us that Jesus will leave a crowd of thousands to be with three who want to be with Him. Who will forget Jentzen powerfully exhorting us to silence the negative voices in our lives. Who will forget Pastor Brian exhorting us to stay in our grace zone or John Maxwell telling us when it is all said and done it is all about Jesus....and the list goes on...
Only eternity will record the impact of what happened last week. The individual lives that were transformed and the churches forever changed. Dreams that were birthed, others salvaged and still others resurrected. Bodies were healed, relationships reconciled and restored and people were set free.
Everyone left loving Jesus and His Church more than when we arrived...
I was almost sad that the conference ended but then I realized it was not ending - it was merely the foundation being laid for what was going to happen at Hillsong Conference Europe in London next week. I began to think about Joseph Prince, Bishop Jakes, Priscilla Shirer and the Hillsong team and was overwhelmed with anticipation and expectation. Just when I thought it could not get any better, we are about to take off into another stratosphere ... So hope to see you there next week!
Love Chris xxx
Hillsong Conference Europe is from the 21st-23rd July, 2011, in London, England. To register or for more information go to hillsongconference.co.uk
Hillsong Conference 2012 is from the 2nd-6th July, 2012, in Sydney, Australia. To register or for more information go to hillsongconference.com
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