On 21st of May, Pastor Philip Mantofa from Mawar Sharon Church in Indonesia came to share about Jesus Christ to more than 2100 people at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre from 61 churches across denominations.
Called Jesus Festival Malaysia, this event was held by the World Harvest Church in Bandar Sunway, to bring Jesus back as the central focus for His Church in Malaysia. It all began when Pastor Albert Isaac, Senior Pastor of World Harvest Church received a vision by God in year 2014 to hold Jesus Festival in Malaysia. The next Jesus Festival Malaysia will be held next year on Saturday, 20th May 2017.
“Whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not, He’s alive and He loves you. I don’t own this bread, who is Jesus Christ. But I am only a consumer of the bread. And I’m telling you that this bread is available. If you open your heart, your life will never the same,” said Pastor Philip Mantofa.
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
“I hate public speaking but I did it. Seriously, if you asked my mum and dad, they know me best. I dread speaking to five people, what more one hundred thousand people?
“But I got to speak up; I cannot be selfish. I have to tell people how to find the way to Heaven. Jesus is the way to Heaven.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
“If you are looking for religion, then stay in your religion. But a relationship with God the Father is only possible through the sinless lamb, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is my best friend.”
Many people believe that Jesus is only a prophet. Some even throw insults and mock Jesus for dying on the cross. Stripped naked and hung on the cross, Jesus is considered too weak to be a God. Even the criminal hung beside Him, mocked Him during His time of crucifixion.
“Come on people, you need to change. But still, people have not changed. They still mock Jesus. ‘Jesus, if You are so strong, why don’t you come down from the cross and save us? (Matthew 27:40)’
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do you say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he (Jesus) asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh or blood, but by my Father in heaven.”
“Do you know why Jesus had to come? That’s because humans cannot save other humans. You try to save someone? It will be the blind leading the blind, both will fall (Matthew 15:14).
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
“What are you saying? Christian God is weak? So, you want a mighty God? If you meet His Holiness and Majesty, you are going to drop dead in a millionth of a second and be thrown alive into the hell of fire. If a mighty God is all you want, then prepare for hell.
“But God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). How can God have a son? In our carnal minds, we perceive that sons can only come from sex and procreation.
“When God says that He has a Son, He is talking about a realm that you and I do not know – the fullness of one God that no philosophy and tradition can contain. If you have not given your life to Christ, even if you claim to be a Christian, your life is like a zombie.”
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness (John 10:10)
Jesus says, “I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture” (John 10:9).
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:13)
Would you like to call upon the name of the LORD Jesus Christ today, to have a relationship with God the Father, and eternal life with God in Heaven?
Jesus Christ, I believe that You have died on the cross for me, so that I will not perish but have eternal life in You. Jesus Christ, I believe that on the third day after You died on the cross, you rose again and is now seated at the right hand side of the Father in Heaven. I ask You to come into my life now and be the Lord over my life. I ask that the Holy Spirit will give me understanding in all things from this day forward. I pray all this in Jesus name. Amen.
ABOUT JESUS FESTIVAL | Jesus Festival is a celebration of who Jesus is, what He has done and who we are in Him. As the name of Jesus is lifted up, all are drawn to Him through encounters and experiences coming from His presence. In His presence and through the Word revealed, lives are changed, transformed and restored, and we become reflectors of His glory. It’s all about Jesus.
Jesus Festival began in 2012 in Manila, Philippines. Since then, it is being held once a year in various parts of the world. Three conferences are held yearly in the Philippines in three cities: Manila, Baguio City and Tacloban City. One conference is held yearly in Malaysia and in Hong Kong.
Jesus Festival Malaysia began in 2014 as God spoke to Pastor Albert Isaac, Senior Pastor of World Harvest Church Malaysia to bring the body of Christ together to celebrate and lift up none other than Jesus alone. Jesus said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me.”
People responded to the preaching of the Word; healings and salvations took place and God’s glory filled the atmosphere. Jesus Festival is all about Jesus and our desire is for the lives of people to be forever changed by the Gospel and that we become the living demonstration of Jesus in all spheres of society.
JESUS FESTIVAL SPEAKERS | Jesus Festival speakers are a diverse group of personalities from all over the world with backgrounds touching different aspects of the 5-fold ministry. What they share in common though is a passion to make known the beauty of Jesus Christ and the impact of His presence in people’s lives.
This year we were honoured to have Pastor Paul Chase (New Life, Alabang, Philippines), Pastor Jocel Evangelista (New Life, Alabang, Philippines), Pastor Mylene Evangelista (New Life, Alabang, Philippines), Pastor Lawrence Lim (New Creation Church, Singapore), Pastor Stephanie Isaac (World Harvest Church, Malaysia), Pastor Alvin Dela Pena (New Life, The Fort, Philippines) and Pastor Philip Mantofa (Mawar Sharon Church, Indonesia).
JESUS FESTIVAL MALAYSIA 2017 | Jesus Festival Malaysia 2017 will be held on Saturday, 20th May 2017 | www.jesus-festival.com
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