“There will not be separate trumpets for Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals or others,” Pastor Jose declared. “There will be only one Trumpet – and when it sounds, ALL those who belong to Christ will rise to meet their Lord!”
This met with resounding cheers and a mighty shout of praise to God. These pastors on the front lines of God’s Kingdom advance are keenly aware that time cannot be wasted squabbling over differences or striving for position. They have seen that “the fields are white [ripe] unto harvest” (John 4:35) and they are about the Master’s business!
Flow Of Ministry
In the daytime sessions, key teaching topics included:
- The Father’s love;
- Rejecting offenses and fostering unity;
- Seeking the face of God, not the hand of God – seeking Him, not just what He can do for you;
- Resting in God and hearing His voice;
- Profound insights into the anointing – what it is, how to receive it, and how to walk in it.
At the end of each session, ministry times led by the team allowed for repentance, healing and prayer to flow freely. The Holy Spirit was always present in gentle yet profound power!
Also in Moa (and at each conference) there was a special meeting for the team to lay hands on every pastor or leader present, and pray for a fresh anointing from God to come upon them. These were powerful times, and left no doubt for the Cuban pastors and leaders that God had touched them!
We were uncertain what to expect at the evening meetings. Open, public religious gatherings were a new experience – and Moa is a center for witchcraft and other forms of pagan practices.
However, God had a great purpose to fulfill. People began to gather more than 3 hours in advance of the meeting. By the time the meeting was scheduled to start, more than 3500 people were joined in worship, waiting with eager anticipation for what God would do.
The evening meetings were led by Evangelist Al Furey, a man uniquely gifted and anointed whom God has used worldwide to bring renewal and revival. He has sown faithfully into Cuba for many years with his time, energy, love and resource. It was fitting that he should lead in this historic event.
Huge Morale Boost
As the Cuban people worshipped and called out to God, He poured out His power and Spirit, manifested in healings, deliverances and salvations.
For the Moan pastors and leaders, to be part of an event at which so many people gathered from so many places was a huge morale boost. They saw firsthand the hunger and passion of the people they were called to serve – and God’s desire to meet them.
God Is Faithful
Brother Al Furey opened the first night with a strong teaching from Mark 5:25-34, exhorting people to expect the miraculous from God, Who is totally good.
God was faithful to perform His Word that night:
- two partially blind people received full sight;
- a man born deaf in one ear received full hearing;
- two children born with a painful flatfooted condition received arches in their feet;
- tumors disappeared;
- severe arthritis vanished;
- and many people came to Christ!
A Sovereign Gift