19th Nov 2012. By Mindy Oon, Ipoh. CM –
A revival Fire and Healing Rally was held at Harvest Time Sanctuary Ipoh from the 16 to 18 November. Pastor U.U. Dennis, founder and senior pastor of “Jesus Reigns” Church is Abuja, Nigeria, spoke on the mystery of the cross. Pastor Dennis oversees five churches and is in partnership with many other local churches in Nigeria. A strong teacher of the Word of God, Pas Dennis is highly anointed by the Holy Spirit and moves powerfully in the prophetic. Signs and wonders follow the preaching of God’s word, and many people have been set free.
His sermon the Mystery of the Cross teaches that the cross is the power of God. All Christians believe in the cross, and that the Lord died and resurrected three days later. But many do not understand the revelation behind the cross. Even the disciples did not understand the revelation from the cross as they tried to stop Jesus from dying on the cross. Many feel sad that Jesus had to die on the cross.
However, we should be rejoicing that He went to the cross for us. 1 Corinthians 1: 18 says that “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. Every blessing that we have, including eternal life, is based on the fact that Jesus went to the cross. Miracles would not happen if Jesus had not gone to the cross.
1 Corinthians 2: 7-8 says that “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for is they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory”. Through the cross, the devil is left powerless, and had the devil known that the cross is the power of God, he would not have allowed Jesus to die on the cross.
Thus, as believers, we need to understand that the devil has been defeated. We need to learn to lay our burdens, sickness and troubles at the cross, and start walking in victory.
During the meeting, Pastor Dennis prayed for many who were sick, including Mama, a frail old lady who had been wheelchair bound for many years. The power of God was demonstrated as Mama stood up and walked. Though she was tentative at first, with the Holy Spirit helping her and those around her encouraging her, Mama proved that there is nothing impossible for God when she walked up the steps and pushed her wheelchair!
Our lives will not be trouble free – we live in a fallen world. But with God, nothing is impossible. Remember the power of the cross, and walk in faith today.