Thursday, 9 September 2010

Power From Above.- Pastor Paul Thangiah's Power Conference

On Tuesday I went to the evening meeting of Pastor Paul Thangiah' s Conference held in the auditorium of a Christian school. I took some photos which I want to share. Above is the OM book table. They had some books by Ravi Zacharias which I wanted to purchase, but I wasn 't prepared , so that will have to wait.

People waiting for the meeting to begin. Some had travelled from rural areas.

The entrance of the school auditorium.

It is a large hall fully air conditioned, so its comfortable and they have a generator in case the electricity goes off.

Snapshots of the audience

Worship time

And a little child shall lead them

Children dancing with the lively music

These boys did not want to miss anything

I will celebrate
Sing unto the Lord
I will sing to Him a new song

A group to girls performing a worship dance

Pastor Paul Thangiah (L) with his interpreter. Pastor Paul preached in English and his message was translated into Hindi. This is quite common in India.

At the conclusion of the meeting people gathered up front for prayer. There were 600 - 700 people present.

What if Things Only Get Worse?

by Max Lucado

Christ tells us that they will. He predicts
spiritual bailouts,
ecological turmoil,
and worldwide persecution.

Yet in the midst of it all, he contends bravery is still an option. (Matt. 24:4-14)

Things are going to get bad, really bad, before they get better. And when conditions worsen, “See to it that you are not alarmed” (Matt. 24:6 NIV). Jesus chose a stout term for alarmed that he used on no other occasion. It means “to wail, to cry aloud,” as if Jesus counseled the disciples, “Don’t freak out when bad stuff happens.”

“See to it…” Bosses and teachers are known to use that phrase. “See to it that you fill out the reports.” Or “Your essay is due tomorrow. See to it that you finish your work.” The words call for additional attention, special focus, extra resolve. Isn’t this what Christ is asking of us? In this dangerous day, on this Faberge’-fragile globe, with financial collapse on the news and terrorists on the loose, we have every reason to retreat into bunkers of dread and woe.

But Christ says to us, “See to it that you are not alarmed.” (NIV)“Keep your head and don’t panic” (MSG).“See that you are not troubled” (NKJV).
And remember: “All these [challenging times] are the beginning of birth pains” (Matt. 24:8 NIV), and birth pangs aren’t all bad. (Easy for me to say.) Birth pains signal the onset of the final push. The pediatrician assures the mom-to-be, “It’s going to hurt for a time, but it’s going to get better.” Jesus assures us of the same. Global conflicts indicate our date on the maternity calendar. We are in the final hours, just a few pushes from delivery, a few brief ticks of eternity’s clock from the great crowning of creation.

A whole new world is coming!

11 Fertilize my soul:

Zimbabwe said...

Yes, we should be alert. Jesus is coming. I read last time that in Israel some architects try to plan the building the new Temple in Jerusalem - this is one more sign of time.
I see You ejnoyed meeting. Dancing girls worshiping God - it so lovely.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

That was a large, large crowd! What a wonderful turnout. The stage was decorated so beautifully.

Amrita said...

Thank you Zimb an d Holly, it was a nice occasion and since the hall wa s air conditioned I could relax for a few hours. Ha-ha!.

Dear Zimb the Polish PM and his wife are visiting India. They went to see the Taj Mahal yesterday.


Wow! Great Photos! Looking at them almost made me feel like I was there.

Ravi Zacharias is a fantastic author and teacher.

I loved the Max Lucado quote to.


Dani said...

Great photos and message..yes, the Lord is coming soon...hope when we are all together, I can give you a hug at the marriage table..Amrita..thanks for the encouragment

Shelley said...

Looks like a wonderful time of praise,worship and sharing Gods glad you got to go...blessings

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita:)

Lovely photos and inspiring quotes.

I have seen Paul Thangiah on the TV.He is an amazing speaker.He electrifies the audience.He seems to have boundless energy.I have watched him speaking with awe, admiration and full attention.He is inspired by God and he is doing a tremendous job giving hope,courage and strength.

You are fortunate to hear him speaking in person.

Best wishes:)

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Amrita,

Nice to see the school and dancing children, I love the dresses/clours of womans. Thanks for your supporting words "yes light the day"good weekend wishes,


Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
Refreshing pictures from the conference. I love that earnest, little boy.
es, we should and must become like children again, according to the words of the Master. Thank you for bringing the Good News. "See to, that you are not alarmed."
I shall try to bear that in mind.
Hugs from Felisol

Prakash said...

Searching for Pastor Paul Thangiah images on Google, i came upon your blog. Interesting read. Keep writing, and keep up the great work here. You're gifted at photography as well :) Truly enjoyed my time here today. Salamat Po!!

~ prakash - http://Prakash.TV/index

Simply Reflection! said...

Pastor Paul is truly influencing our nation for Christ!
Keep updating.

David, Shillong