The Revival Fellowship

Bunbury, Western Australia

Issue 180 

Newsletter - February 2013  

Pastor: Tim Cope

Tel: 9796 0889 Mob: 0422 470 850

Email: tjcope@iinet.net.au

Web: www.bunburyrevivalfellowship.org.au

  Venue:


  Meeting Times:

Eaton Family Centre

Charterhouse Street, Eaton

Sundays 10:30 am & 1:45 pm, Wednesdays 7:45 pm

 
Acts 2:38

Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.


For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off...


John 13: 24-25

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.


By this shall all me know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.


[Greek, love, agapao, to love in a social or moral sense.]

 

The historical record

Above: This photo was taken in the British Museum in April 2012. It shows an Assyrian bas-relief sculpture panel depicting the fall of the Judaean city of Lachish, dated about 700-692 BC and excavated from the city of Nineveh.


The British Museum says: “After the capture of Lachish, Assyrian soldiers carry off booty from the governor’s palace: a bundle of scimitars, round shields, a chariot, a throne, and a pair of tall incense- burners.


Below: Judaean prisoners move in families, taking their goods and animals with them into exile.” The story is recorded in the Bible in 2 Chronicles, ch 32 and 2 Kings ch 19. The story tells of Sennacherib, the Assyrian king, taking the fortified Judaean city of Lachish, then moving on to beseige Jerusalem and King Hezekiah.











The Bible relates how Hezekiah prayed and the prophet Isaiah predicted God’s intervention to preserve Jerusalem.
Soon, 185,000 Assyrian soldiers perished in a single night as an Angel of Death went through the Assyrian camp. Sennacherib retreated to Nineveh, where he was later slain by two of his sons.

 

Testimony: Gabriela, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea


In 2001, I was 5-6 months into my pregnancy when I gave birth to my baby, weighing 1.2 kg. He had no fingers and his ears were not properly formed.


My little child died after ten minutes and the Australian doctor said he had to do the report and get the baby away to the morgue in a plastic bag. I asked the doctor if I could pray. I was already Spirit-filled and I had the confidence and wanted to pray for my child to see what God could do.


I said, “God, you are so powerful and so wonderful.
I have seen the miracles that you have done in my life by changing me from bad to good, and I believe that you can do the same with the same power that raised Lazarus from the dead. That power is in me today, and I believe that this power can raise my son. But if you wish to take him away I do not have any say in it. Life or death, it is all yours and I praise your name.”


I said, “Thank you, doctor”, and went back to sleep. I couldn’t cry, and the Lord was very close to me.


Three hours later, as the nurse was about to open the door to the morgue, the Lord did the most wonderful thing - the baby came back to life! The nurse ran back to the doctor and they cut the bag and the string. The baby was breathing! He was screaming and struggling and opened his eyes!
The doctor put in the drip and said, “Go and get the mother.”


When I saw my baby I said, “God, you are wonderful. You are powerful and you prove it. When I have your Spirit, when I cry out, you come down and you meet my need”.


The doctor said to me, “Woman, you are very small but your faith is great.”
We stayed in the hospital for one month and the baby’s ears and fingers formed properly and his weight went up to 4 kg.


Eventually, the doctor said, “This baby is very healthy - go home!”
My little boy is five years old and very healthy. He does a lot of singing in the church and he says, “Mummy, I’m ready to pay back to God.”