The Presence Conference in Sydney inspires and edifies a group of Singapore delegates.
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From April 6 to 9 this year, the Darling Harbour Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, was home to Christian City Church’s annual Presence Conference. Each day, the venue was packed with people from different parts of the world, who had gathered with the sole purpose of receiving a fresh touch from God.
The conference featured four speakers: Phil and Christine Pringle, senior ministers of Christian City Church, Sydney; J. John from the United Kingdom; and Kong Hee from City Harvest Church, Singapore. Attending the conference were 12 members from CHC.
The Presence Conference is about encountering and experiencing God, and most importantly empowering Christians to make an impact in their cities through the impartation of a fresh anointing.
Over three sessions, Kong shared the Word of God to more than 9,000 people, injecting faith and passion into the hearts of the congregation and strengthening them with the Word of God.
Kong started his first session by laying the foundation of Christian ministry, emphasizing the need for believers to return to their first love in Christ once again. In the second session, Kong shared a message on the Fourth Dimension and living in the realm of faith, because that is where believers learn how to believe, visualize and experience breakthrough. At the final session, Kong preached on the last trumpet, using powerful examples in the Bible to illustrate how God establishes His purposes through different individuals in each generation.
For CHC member, Lim Wee Lee, it was his first time attending the conference. He was impacted by the various sermons that allowed his faith to grow stronger. Said Lim, “The Presence Conference is definitely not just about entering into the presence of God, but also about leaving in the power of God to change the world.”
For Kenny Low, founder and principal of City College, this conference was a memorable experience. On the second day, conference speaker, J. John called Low up on stage and declared a prophetic message over his life: “Your time has come to handle greater things.” John added that God knew the desires of Low’s heart and would be enlarging his capacity to serve Him in a different way. Before praying for Low, John gave a gift to him—his favorite wristwatch, saying that he felt led by God to do so.
Sitting in the audience was Dean Sweetman, pastor of a C3 branch church in California, U.S.A. Sweetman had brought along to the conference a particular watch he had kept for five years, not knowing what would happen by the end of the week. When he witnessed the prophecy on stage that day, Sweetman instantly knew that his watch was meant for John.
Such workings of the Holy Spirit made this an eventful trip for the Singapore team, who returned home refreshed and inspired.