A revivalist for God, Pastor Shyju began preaching as young as seven years old. Today, Pastor Shyju travels around the world to spark spiritual revivals in the Church.
We are privileged to interview Pastor Shyju for God’s heart for Malaysia, and how Malaysia is doing spiritually now compared to 11 years ago.
“We have yet to see the kind of explosive growth we would like to see, which is all the more reason why I see a burden to come back here because our ministry’s vision is to see every believer carry God’s Presence.”
God’s Presence brings God’s Power!
And it is time for the Church in Malaysia to be moved by the Holy Spirit!
“There’s a danger in the familiarity of being a Christian in Malaysia, where I see there’s a blessing of technology. You have access to lights and sounds here, which is more than the countries we visited.”
“But the Church needs to see the genuine move of God, which is beyond human effort. God must take over.”
Only when the Church gives freedom to the Holy Spirit to move, God’s Presence will come down amidst His People.
We need to stop being a seeker-friendly Church but a Presence-seeking Church.
We need to stop watering down the Word but start preaching the Word as it is, for it is the Power of God that brings salvation.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16)
Worship needs to be unbridled, unlimited by time, but led by the Holy Spirit.
It is only when we are willing to give up control to the Holy Spirit, God visits and dwells in the Church.
“The Church needs to be a place where people encounter the Holy Spirit, and not mere smart human ideas.”
God is waiting for people like you and me to stand up and call out to God, on behalf of the Church. The question is: are you hungry for Him?
Your past experiences may have brought you to where you are now. But your experiences alone are not enough to take you to what God has planned for you.
Thirty years of experiences as a Christian, means nothing to God – because God is always doing a new thing. He is doing ‘what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived.’ (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Hence, for the Church to experience revival, we must let go and let the Holy Spirit lead, in the Truth of the Word of God.
God is ever ready to pour His Anointing upon every believer of the Church!
The question is: Are you ready?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Let your mercy locate me. Position me by your grace to gather your attention. Let your favor lead me. Grant me the blessing of Your Presence. Your Presence is our greatness. Please give us the grace to linger a little longer than usual in Your Presence. I walk into my destiny by faith in Jesus name.
NOTE: Reverend Shyju Mathews first preached at seven years old by the grace of God. At 11 years old, he had the opportunities to travel and preach outside of his state. At 17 years old, he published his first book and began travelling for ministry outside India. Now at 30 years old, he is residing and pastoring a growing church in Montreal, Canada with his beautiful wife Tiny Mathew and two children. God has also blessed him to continue travelling and ministering with Revive Nations, a ministry inspired by God to spark revival in nations. Today, God has brought him to 18 countries and over 40 cities around the world.
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