We have just finished watching this DVD teaching “Live in Israel vol. 1” by Pastor Joseph Prince of New Creation Church last night. As this DVD series consists of three episodes, we watched these video teachings in three sessions during K Group gathering. My K Group combined with Sister Lynn’s K Group as we anticipated the overwhelming response from K Group members as well as friends from other denominations.
Robin and Lynn, we just want to say thank you for your kind hospitality and your family is truly overflowing with His blessing and love!
Live in Israel was filmed in Israel on the locations like Mount of beatitudes; Mount Hermon, Mount Arbel, Tabgha and Banias Springs (Caesarea Philippi). These are the locations where our Lord Jesus had preached the messages like Sermon on the Mount, the incident on the mount of transfiguration, the place where Peter acknowledged Jesus as Son of God and Jesus reaffirming Peter three times before He said, "Follow Me!".
These messages delivered by Pastor Joseph Prince are simple but powerful, very refreshing to our spirit and are Christ centered. Although we have heard of theses messages from Pastor Prince over and over again through his CDs, this time around, our eyes were blessed with the amazing views and the well preserved environment of these biblical locations. I used to think that when Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, that mountain is full of trees. But in actual fact, there are no trees at all. On the other occasion where Jesus reaffirmed Peter at the shore of Sea of Galilee. In my mind, sea of Galilee is full of fine sand, but in actual fact, the sand is just like tiny stone.
With the combination of our ears and our eyes, the Holy Spirit expounded more and deeper truths to us during these three sessions of video teaching. The sound of “Amen” could be heard all over the room!
During our gatherings, we had our praise and worship at the living room, the video sessions at the video room and our refreshment in the dining room. These three places are known as the outer court, the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies respectively. We were blessed by the awesome worship at the outer court, the spirit edifying messages at the Holy Place and abundant of God’s grace and provision in the Holy of Holies.
I think the word “refreshment” is not very appropriate here. I should use the word “feast”! Our food varieties ranged from the local native foods to the pasta of Italy, from Roti Canai of India to the loaves from French and from local noodles to creamy spaghetti . These foods on the table made a big contrast with the poster of the Last Supper on the wall which expounded the new covenant truth of the abundant of God’s grace and provision after the cross.
However, these gatherings had leaved us with lots of fond memories and our spirit, soul and body had been well blessed and edified!