Excitement of knowing Jesus

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Saturday, March 31, 2012
As many of you reading this might know, I have just returned from a month long visit to the USA. When I arrived in Melbourne, FL, I sensed God was going to do something way beyond my expectation and so, I thanked Him for His faithfulness and for the leading of His Spirit during this time. I started off ministering in Satellite Beach, at Our Father's House, with Pastor Larry and Linda Booth and the Lord had me speak on the glory that is Jesus. There is a hunger in the Body of Christ to see the true glory manifest in our midst. We have come to realize that without Christ we are nothing and the church is no longer interested in the fake that man-made revivals produce but rather looking with a renewed passion for the glory that is God to manifest in our midst. 

So with this in mind, I felt the Lord say that this process is busy coming to fruition and that we will see His glory manifest in our midst on this earth in ways we never thought would be possible. However, before this would happen, we will see unity established in the Body of Christ and then we will see His glory come. I am therefore convinced that in the time that is ahead, we are going to see the church of Jesus Christ come together in one accord and worship Him like never before. This is the time for great outpouring of His Spirit upon the nations and I know that as the level of expectation increases, we are going to see unprecedented moving and shaking of peoples belief systems as hearts are turned back to Christ.  

I then had the privilege of going down to Port St Lucie and met up with my dear friend Ed Day, the pastor of Oasis AG in the city. This was the first time we had actually got to see each other, but what a connection we had in the spirit. God showed up at the two meetings we held and I was very aware of the fact that God had called this man and his precious wife Cindy to head up, what I believe will become a mighty move of God in the city. I prophesied and declared, the baton had been handed over to him and that the Lord had raised him up for a time such as this and the reports that are coming through already bless me. Ed said, they are looking at two services on a Sunday, and that really blessed me.

My next stop was in Palm Bay, with Pastor Joe and Sheliah Pellizze. The treatment I received at their home was something I will never forget. They just happen to be the two kindest people I know and I love them with all my heart. The just exude the love of Christ. When one gets around them, you have a sense of being drawn to the Christ in them. In fact, I owe it to them for the deposit they have made by the very example they are to me and love them for the way they serve our Savior.  

Grace Tabernacle, Ft Walton Beach

By the Saturday morning, I was on my way to Ft Walton Beach, to be with Ps Dave and Brenda Malherio where the presence of Jesus was in the house. It was awesome to see the reaction of those who came to the service and to have the opportunity to share our heavenly Father's heart in this way. When we got to see each other, the Lord just opened our hearts and it was so good to see what the Lord had done in their hearts. I have the utmost respect for Dave and Brenda and can testify to the goodness that it Jesus manifesting in and through their lives in such an awesome way. Sunday night saw me minister in a Spanish church with an interpreter and God touched the hearts of people during this time. By Monday morning, I was on the road again, heading back to Palm Bay where I got to share the word of God with friends of mine at their home. John and Candice Maas hosted me and we meet with a few others that evening. Earl and Renee, who the Lord has allowed us to walk with over a period of ten years, were such a blessing to me and I remain eternally grateful for the kindness they continue to show my family. What a blessed time we had at the home meeting, I have learnt, wherever Jesus is welcome, there he will show up.

My dear friend Rex drove me off to Lake Mary from Palm Bay, where I got to meet David and Ronda Ramer for the first time. Check out the next installment of this news letter over the never few days where I will share a little more about my trip...

Remember, Andi and I love you and thank you for your continued love and support of our ministry... We serve a faithful God, one who has declared us blameless and pure in His site.

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...