A passionate people

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
We started ministering at the AGS Lofoord congregation here in Upington on Sunday May 5th and from the moment we started ministering, we saw the hearts of God's people open to receive directly from His heart. The presence of Jesus settled in the building and the tears began to flow as the word's of His heart opened the understanding of those Jesus was ministering to. The Holy Spirit caused many to respond to the Father's call.

We were absolutely amazed at the response of the people and again, Sunday night, when we made an alter call, people from all over the auditorium came forward and some gave their lives to Jesus while others renewed their commitment to Christ. We were blessed to see the way in which people came forward and give God all the glory for His goodness. We also had the opportunity to pray for the sick and we look forward to the good reports.

Monday evening saw the atmosphere change as we entered into a time of unconditional surrender and again, we I felt the embrace of our Savior as He touched the hearts of His people. On Tuesday evening, I believed that God took us by His Spirit to a new level of intimacy and I remain confident the leadership will guide and help the congregation to remain in an attitude of glory as they press into the truth that is Jesus.

It is our last night tonight and I am hoping for a tremendous breakthrough. I am sure the services will continue and the people will come if the Lord shows up and we are hoping for this. We have seen when God shows up there is absolute order in the place, yet the presence of Jesus is so tangible that people kneel down while others lay prostrate before the Lord in reverence of His Holiness. If there is something that I have learnt then it is not to draw attention to myself and to think that more is better. It is the simplicity of His grace, His peace and His love that manifests and changes hearts and not my actions or my abilities to perform. Our ministry is not motivated by performance, but rather by a genuine passion to see Jesus come in His power and touch the hearts of His people in the way He sees fit. After all, it is always been about Jesus and not about us. 

May the glory of God manifest in our midst and not the honor man seeks. My prayer is that when Jesus comes in all His glory that lives will conform to His Master plan and that the church would see Him high and lifted up. The church is about to see the "unprecedented" manifestation of the glory of our God and many will be bewildered and amazed by what they see because this coming godly invasion will by no means be shaped by the ideas of men but rather be a demonstration of the power of His Spirit.

So, I am expectant, as I pray and intercede, believing God for all that He has promised His people...

Our love for our Father

Mark Labuschagne We are a vessel set apart, cleansed, emptied, consecrated; just standing, waiting every moment for God, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, to work out in us as much of the holiness and the life of His Son as pleases Him We worship Him only!

Ministry Bio

Mark Labuschagne At the age of 12, God called Mark to ministry and for the last 44-years his desire to stay true to this calling remains his passion. It was in the desert place, the road less traveled that God gave Mark a prophetic voice and sent him to the nations. In his 30 years of ministry, Mark has traveled to 60 countries and has seen the hand of God move in amazing ways in the hearts and lives of those he was sent to. He has a special love for the USA, a nation that he has visited and traveled extensively for over some 20 years. He currently lives between South Africa and Botswana and is an accomplished pianist, a sort after speaker, a respected preacher and seasoned prophet who desires to see the Kingdom of God established in the hearts of people across the earth. Married to Andi, they have two children, Carey 30, now married to Matthew and Ryan 28, engaged to Chantal, with Arabella their first grand baby and a cat named Tiga...