Praise and Divine Healing Service (KPPI) once again took place at the Auditorium of Adventist Building, Jl. MT Haryono Kav 4-5, Tebet, Pancoran, South Jakarta, on Thursday, September 14th, 2017.
God loved His people so greatly. These services have been held regularly every month since 1993 and continually proclaim the greatness of God’s love and power. The Word about the redemptive power of Christ on the cross is always shared. Everyone’s faith was always raised and strengthened to believe Jesus fully. Miracle after miracle took place. It was obvious that God is alive.
The Miracle Is Real
A healing testimony film was aired about a little girl, Felicia, who suffered paralysis since childhood because there were abnormalities in her brain that caused impaired growth. Her mother got a KPPI brochure from a minister who prayed for Felicia when she was treated in a hospital. Since then her mother continually brought her to be prayed in KPPI. She brought her daughter to KPPI since the year 2013 at the age of 6 months old and hoped that God would heal her. God answered her prayer. In May 2017 her daughter began to walk and increasingly became normal and strong. God has healed Felicia. Thank God.
Rev. Lidya Emy Trimahanani then led the entire congregation read aloud the verse Mark 11:24 (TB) “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you receive them, then it shall be given unto you.
Another testimonial film was aired. A short sermon from the previous service was firstly shared. The Word of God was taken from John 5: 1-9 (TB) about a paralyzed man who had been waiting faithfully for 38 years at the edge of the pool of Bethesda for a healing miracle. Jesus came to him and healed him.
Being paralyzed for 38 years is not a short time. This condition can make anyone’s heart impatient and desperate. But he remained to wait at the edge of the pond. Why did Jesus specifically come to this one man? Because God knew that he put his hope sincerely and never blamed anyone. God came especially to those who wait and believe. While there were so many sick people there. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will take action. He is more real than the air we breathe, even from the blowing of the wind. God is real, just believe in Him.
Next was another healing testimony film about a teenage boy named Ferdinand. He had suffered For 6 years telling buzzing right, swollen and very sore, and make it less able to hear. He is present in KPPI and prayed. God touched and healed.
At Our Father’s Home, There Are Many Places
Rev. Michico Serafim stepped forward to preach the Word of God. It was taken from John 14: 1-3 (TB) “Let not your heart be troubled; trust in God, believe also unto Me.On my Father’s house are many mansions. If not so, would I have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. “
Let us not become restless and anxious. Many people, young and old, even children are often overwhelmed with fear, worry, and anxiety. A small child worries whether he will pass his next grade or not, a student also worries about the future, as well as a businessman, worry about whether the business is successful or not. There are so many anxieties and worries which makes it difficult to give thanks. We may be able to list down all the anxieties and will show the same thing, that all concern about the life on earth, about food, unemployment, or future problems.
But God told us not to be anxious because in His Father’s house there are many dwelling places. This is the truth that can answer all our problems list. All problems can be answered by God.
The sermon continued with Matthew 6: 25-33 (TB). Whatever needs we list down that often interfere and make us anxious, indeed our heavenly Father knows all those things. Our Father in heaven guarantees He can help us with all our problems. But the main thing is what will happen if we leave this earth.
Jesus has said that in the Father’s house there are many mansions. For that purpose, He went there to prepare a place for us, and from there he will come back to take us to his place.
Each of us is loved so greatly by God. He did not want to lose one of us. Consequently, He made sure that every person will have an eternal life together with the Father in heaven. That is why He sacrificed His life for us all. In fact, we often think that God does not pay attention to us and love us. That is not true. Believe that it is the hand of God that brought and gathered us. There is the hand of God that heals us. But He did not only heal us. There is more critical and important, which is eternal life.
If we think God does not care about us and doesn’t love us, and we feel abandoned, we should realize that God loves us. Trust in God. In the Father’s house there are many places for us. Who are we that receive such a great love from God? The good news is that each one of us is greatly loved by God.
Soon Jesus will come. Will we stay with Him? Believe and receive Him into our lives and He will together with us.
Romans 8:32 (TB) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how could he not give us all things together with him? He had given us eternal life, even gave His own life to us. All the problems that we have listed are just a small problem. Trust in God. That eternal life is more important than all the problems of our lives.
Then a call was given to accept Jesus into their personal Savior. Many raised their hands and were invited to stand up. They were asked to follow a prayer to receive the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior.
Coming To Jesus With Humility and Faith
God’s Word was continued by Rev. Joseph Maruli Batubara, taken from Mark 1: 40-42 (TB) “A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down before him he begged his help, he said:” If you are willing, You can make me clean. “Then moved with heart- His compassion, and he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him: “I am willing, be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy diseases left him, and he was clean. “
The lepers had heard about Jesus healing the sick. That was why he put his hope to Jesus. He came to believe Jesus wholeheartedly. He also came with humility.
It might be many who had attended KPPI for long but was not healed yet. Do not become weaker and lost hope. Instead be more confident, have more hope and stronger faith. Being persistent in faith will move Jesus to come. If you were not healed yet, have more faith. Do not be discouraged in your journey of faith. Your turn will surely come. If others got helped then you would also be healed.
After the Word of God was delivered, the sick people were invited to move forward to be prayed for. Previously all counselors and ministers asked to come forward. The healing prayer was led by Rev. Joseph Maruli Batubara, Rev. Hisar Manurung (HKBP Cikini) and Rev. Alfred Judah Pakasi.
It was then all counselors approached the sick and prayed for each one of them. God answered the prayer and faith of His children. Various miracles of healing happened.
The testimonies of them who were healed were presented by Rev. Irma Indiah Dwi, Rev. Deni Septano, and Ev. Maria Fitriani. A number of miraculous healings occurred, some of which were healed from blurry eyes caused by virus, stroke and uric acid that caused could not walk for two years, deafness, heart disease, pain on both legs, pain on the body until the knee for 3 days, acute rheumatism for 3 months, pain in the spine due to fall from the tree since childhood, pain on the right and left thigh muscle, and spine- tingling for 3 years. God had declared His greatness. Thank God.
Rev. Maruli Sinambela then gave a call for anyone who longs to serve God and give himself to become a servant of God. Those who raise up their hands move forward to be prayed.
The healing service ended with a message that those who attend should go back to their local church and diligently serve God there.
What an awesome evening. All rejoice at God’s great work. Praise the Lord.