Heavenly Language

The Bible says don’t neglect things of the spirit & our salvation.

“Therefore we must give the more earnest heed (take notice, pay attention) to the things we have heard, lest we drift away for if the word spoken through angels (mosaic law) proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will?”
Hebrews ‭2:1-4‬ (‭NKJV)

We are warned to take heed to what we have heard, to what has been preached and what has been placed in the Word of God for our lives.

There were 3 facts that has confirmed everything, everything was;
1. Spoken by Jesus (The Word),
2. Confirmed by the Apostles through testimonies, witnessing and miracles,
3. Witness by ministry of Holy Spirit through signs, wanders, miracles and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus spoke of our heavenly language and the Holy Spirit verified it in;

‘and these signs will follow those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; ……’ Mark 16:17-18 (NKJV)

Speaking in other tongues or heavenly languages is a promise from Jesus Himself. This is for ALL BELIEVERS! This has nothing to do with a denominational issue but rather a spiritual promise.

We see the promise at Pentecost (Holy Spirit poured out) upon all who were present, expectant and full of faith. See Acts 2:1-4. All present were filled with the Holy Spirit, spoke with other tongues (gifts) as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Tongues was prophesied about by Isaiah;

‘for with stammering lips and another tongue he will speak to this people,’
Isaiah 28:11 (NKJV)

So this is a God thing, a Spirit filled believer thing, not a denominational thing!

Tongues is a gift, from God to us so that we can communicate mysteries to God. It’s like a two way radio, only that cant be intercepted by the enemy. See 1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:2‬ (‭NKJV).‬‬ Your heavenly language is a language of Worship, Intercession and Personal edification. It is a heavenly weapon and tool for us.

‘but you, beloved, build yourselves up on [the foundation of] your most holy faith [continually progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], pray in the holy spirit, ‘Jude 1:20 (AMP)

Praying in spirit is part of the armour of God (see Ephesians 6). It helps us pray in weakness, it helps us pray when we don’t know what to and also helps us pray God’s perfect will.

The Apostle Paul concluded that;

‘what is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and i will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and i will also sing with the understanding. I thank my god i speak with tongues more than you all; ‘ 1 Corinthians 14:15,18 (NKJV)

Church, let’s not be ignorant of the things of the Spirit that have been given to us so that we can live victorious lives as well as walk in the Kingdom authority we have been called to. See 1 Corinthians 12:1.

God Bless

Next Week at Church

Just an update about what is going on this coming week at church.

The Gold Coast Victory Campaign with Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Savelle is finally here. We are expectant for a move of God during this conference and we if you have not yet registered there is still time. Head over to https://kcm.org.au/gcvc19 TODAY!

We just wanted to keep you up to date with what is happening at the church this coming week.

Our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday as all the staff will be at the Gold Coast Convention Centre during this time.

There will be NO Tuesday evening or Thursday morning prayer meetings this week but we encourage you to still pray at home with your families and hold up the entire conference in prayer at this time.

There will be no Her Heritage Friday morning Thrive Group either due to the conference.

We will be back for church on Sunday morning as usual with a very special guest speaker Joshua Bulger from the USA. Joshua is the Senior Pastor of West Coast Believers Centre in California and also President of Chariots of Light California Chapter and a faithful supporter of Jerry Savelle Ministries. He is a dynamic preacher and we very much look forward to hearing what God has placed on his heart as he visits Australia.

The following week on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th September the church offices will be closed again to give the staff some much needed rest.

Should you require any pastoral care assistance when our offices are closed please call your Pastor directly or the church emergency mobile on 0449 189 840. Please note that this number is for church emergencies assistance only.

Please let us know if we can do anything in the meantime.

God Bless

Empowered by Holy Spirit

I believe we are in a season of dispensation where God wants His power demonstrated more than ever before in preparation for His return. It will take Signs, Wonders and Miracles to bring in souls because people are searching for solutions to real problems. 

1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:2-5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬  “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”

The Apostle Paul did not Preach/Teach to show off his oratorical skills and draw attention to himself. He spoke with Fear and Trembling denoting the opposite of self-confidence. The demonstration of Spirit and Power not only refer to the fact that the miraculous accompanied Paul’s preaching, but also the Holy Spirit’s transforming power in the individual lives of the Corinthians at the time of conversion. This was far more than mere intellect conversion through human Wisdom, they encountered the Spirit Himself. Who demonstrated His presence in them and through them. (Various Gifts & Tongues)

God wants the same for His church today in this time and season we are in. There is a key though. That Key is we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit but not only filled, we need to know the Holy Spirit as He is the one whom Christ left for us to help us and guide us.

Jesus appeared to His disciples after the resurrection and told them exactly what was required from that point on.

‭‭LUKE‬ ‭24:49‬ ‭(AMP)‬‬ “Listen carefully: I am sending the Promise of My Father [the Holy Spirit] upon you;  but you are to remain in the city [of Jerusalem]  until you are clothed (fully equipped) with power from on high.”

JESUS INSTRUCTIONS WERE CLEAR – Wait & Expect.

We need to expect to be filled with the Holy Spirit when we are born again. Then we need to wait on the Holy Spirit and be expectant on a daily basis for Him to clothe us with power, use us and flow through us.

The pre-requisite requirements are that we require faith to receive as well as have a sense of expectancy. Its a promise – done (gift – free). May the Holy Spirit clothe you, empower you and use you as you walk in obedience and faith.

God Bless

Special Guest Speaker | Dr Joshua Bulger

This September we have the fantastic privelege of having Dr Joshua Bulger as our guest speaker on Sunday 15th September at our 9.30am service.

Dr Joshua is the Founder & Senior Pastor, of West Coast Believers Center International, along with his wife of 30 years, Iliana. They have church campuses in both Visalia & Porterville, California.

He is an international speaker who has ministered in churches, villages, prisons, crusades, and pastors & leadership conferences in several nations around the world. (Uganda, Russia, Ireland, Tanzania, Philippines, England, Australia, Indonesia)

He is the California President of the Chariots of Light Christian bikers ministry of Dr. Jerry Savelle, who they both are ordained under. They are also long term members of Dr. Savelle’s Presidents Cabinet.

Make a plan to join us on Sunday 15th September in West Burleigh at 9.30am.

All are Called to be Used of God

You were not just saved by Jesus to die and go to heaven! Every believer has been saved, sanctified and set aside for service. That includes you!

“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” – Hebrews ‭13:20-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Are the following good works? Encouraging one another, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, sharing the gospel, worship, yes they are! This means God has made you to be a vessel for good works (service) like these and more. God’s desire for you is to be, equiped, strengthened and to do His will, to be a vessel to flow through on this earth.

‭‭We see in Ephesians‬ ‭4:7–14 ‭God gave gifts to the Church to help equip His people. The 5 fold ministry (Prophet, Apostle, Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist) are still relevant today to equip and build up the body, His Church in preparation for the work of the ministry (Good Works) as mentioned above.

The 5 fold is designed to NURTURE (care for, protect, guide, help, encourage, bring education) while PREPARING (making ready for use, ready to do, ready to deal with) God’s assignment(s)/Will.

The true supernatural ministry at work in the church, gives life to spiritual functional people throughout the whole church family. The body (Church) is to be built up by the mutual efforts of all the members supplying their contribution to the whole.

The word ministry: diakonia greek: dee-ak-on-ee’-ah, means attendance (as a servant, etc.), for service.

Every believer is called to the work of the ministry in a sense or for service, whereby you are born again, spirit filled and the gifts begin operating in and through you under 5 fold guidance, nurturing and preparation, whereby you are positioned to, minister one to another (fellow believers) as well as to minister (share the Gospel) to the lost. It’s always to build up, never break down.

You can read more on this in Romans‬ ‭12:3-8‬, 1‭‭ Corinthians‬ ‭14:26/40‭‬‬, Mark‬ ‭16:15-18‬ and Matthew‬ ‭28:16-19‭‬‬. Always remember, you’re not the healer, nor the source of power, you’re the vessel for the power of God to flow in and through. We are believing for more, signs, wonders, miracles and extraordinary manifestations than ever before. God is saying, step up Church, I’ll back you says the Lord of Hosts!

Add (win souls), Connect (Invite them to church) and Grow (Disciple them). We are all called to Christian service, you too!

God Bless

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors
Heritage of Faith Church

Special Guest Speaker | Col Stringer

Col Stringer will be our very special guest on Sunday 25th August 2019 at our 9.30am service.

Col Stringer is the son of a professional hunter, born in the rugged desert country of Australia. During his life in the Northern Territory Col was awarded the Mariner Fishing Writer of the Year award (Australia) (1979), won a Swedish Gold Medal for a world record shark capture, and was featured in two outdoor documentary films for Australian and American television. Col also successfully hosted his own outdoor and fishing television program for four years and has written 10 books on fishing, hunting and wildlife. His book about a true story of a giant rogue crocodile has become a best seller. His business ‘Fishing and Outdoor World’ was hugely successful, leading to improvement in wildlife safari and wildlife photography.

Col pastored in Darwin before being invited to the USA (1979) travelling and speaking. He then pastored a church in California, returning to Australia in 1982. They took over a struggling church that blossomed into the largest church in the state of the Northern Territory. The church, under the Stringer’s leadership, hosted such internationally known ministries as Kenneth Copeland, Dr Jerry Savelle, singer Cliff Richards. Several struggling business people have become multi-millionaires using principles gained from the Stringer’s Bible teachings on goals, dreams, overcoming against the odds etc.

Pastor Crocodile Dundee
The Stringers are in great demand to speak at churches and conventions in many countries. Col’s unique background of wildlife and humour have won for him the title of “Pastor Crocodile Dundee”. He is the successful author of 10 hunting/fishing and over 20 Christian books, with total sales of 300,000. The thrust of their ministry covers the home/marriage, leadership, renewing the mind, and is available for corporate and sporting clubs.

Books Listed in the Top 100 Favourite Books of all time.
Today Col and Jan are being used powerfully to touch their homeland of Australia. Col’s best selling books “800 Horsemen who changed the world”, “Discovering Australia’s Christian Heritage” and “Fighting McKenzie-Anzac Chaplain” and his hard cover book on eagles have proved extremely popular. Fifteen thousand Australians voted in the 2004 Australian Broadcasting Commissions “100 Favourite Books Of All Time” and Col’s books were listed as number 12 and 29, beating such favourites as one of the Harry Potter books, Wuthering Heights, War and Peace and Gone With the Wind. This honour saw Col listed as the third most popular Australian author.

Col is being used in a powerful way to touch his own nation of Australia, with invitations coming from not only churches but also government officials and schools. He has spoken at The Great Hall in Federal Parliament, Parliament House Brisbane and Parliament House in Sydney. In 2003 Col was nominated (twice) for the honour of Australian Of The Year. Col’s daily radio segments ‘Australia’s Heros of Faith’ are heard right around the nation on over 200 radio stations. In 2004 an American University conferred a Doctorate upon Col for his research and writings.

The Stringers today travel extensively speaking throughout much of the world. Col has spoken for such well known ministries as Kenneth Hagin at Rhema USA, Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle, etc. He serves on many ministry boards as well as being Australian President of the International Convention of Faith Ministries International. Over fifty ministers in different nations relate to Col and Jan as their pastors.

The Power of Testimony

There is power in testimony. Testimony stirs up an atmosphere of Faith and Expectancy. The word testimony or to testify, simply means to give evidence, bear witness, be a witness, give one’s testimony, or proof that something exists. The word of God is proof that Christ exists as well as proof of the covenant we have with our Father in Heaven.

God wants to do great exploits for us and through us, however sometimes we become discouraged because of the giants in front of us, the opposition, circumstances or just mere exhaustion, “I can’t go anymore”.

The Bible tells us 3 things we can do and remember to help us defeat our Giants. “And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.”‭‭ Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭(AMP‬‬)

Firstly, we must remember, that Jesus died and rose again for us. His blood was shed and it’s through that blood that we are redeemed and have entered into relationship with God. It’s through this blood that we are set free and been given back authority here on earth and should walk in dominion. We need to walk in it.

Secondly, we need to remember what God has done for us in the past. Starting with our Salvation through to all the blessings and breakthroughs we have record of. The provision, the job, the business deals, the healings, the restorations in your families, a holiday blessing, whatever God has done, record it and remember it. Remember by doing this it reminds you of God’s faithfulness, it stirs your faith and brings gratitude. It begins to release expectancy and faith.

Thirdly, don’t renounce your faith. In other words don’t turn back, quit, give up or look back. Keep standing, believing and declaring God’s promises and His faithfulness.

Remember, “Failure doesn’t come from falling down, failure comes from not getting up.” – Unknown

David used this exact approach before taking on Goliath. You can read about it in 1 Samuel 16 and 17. When Saul told David you are not able, David reminded him that God helped him with the lion and the bear. Then David says; “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted and defied the armies of the living God.” David said, “The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”

And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:36-37

David was faced with an obstacle, a giant, he then looked back at God’s faithfulness in the little, (Testimony), he then looked forward and declared (Prophesied) his future. I would encourage you to do the same. May God strengthen you and may the Holy Spirit guide you.

God Bless

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors
Heritage of Faith Church

Guest Speaker Trevor Sampson

We have the amazing privilege of welcoming back Trevor Sampson to be with us again this July. He will be at Heritage of Faith on Sunday 27th July at both our 9.30am and 6.00pm services.

Trevor Sampson – an anointed singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer from Cape Town, South Africa – has been in full-time music ministry for 38 years. He started his journey of full-time music ministry with Youth For Christ, South Africa in 1980 and has since been allowed to minister from many of the world’s most desired gospel platforms.

For many years, Trevor has been a regular feature in the Billy Graham Global Satellite Link Up events as well as Franklin Graham’s Gospel Festivals. He was music director for Reinhard Bonnke’s Christ for All Nations evangelistic crusades and was music director and producer for Jesus Alive Ministries International’s television productions and regular crusades on the African continent for 12 years.

Trevor has recorded many churches live over the past 30 years, including the Rhema Bible Church in Johannesburg – the Praise Africa projects having been his brainchild as a worship facilitator there. He has vast experience in arts, sound engineering and recording and he continues to share this expertise with many at grassroots level through regular workshops and seminars. Through this, Trevor has become a mentor and father to many of South Africa’s young, up and coming artists.

Trevor is the founder of Restoring the Sound. A ministry that reaches out to young people in at risk communities through music training. With the help of London College of Music of which Trevor is a Fellow and representative, these youngsters are able to get formal music training and be examined on a twice yearly basis.

He has been happily married to his wife, Tricia for 31 years and they have three children together: Bianca-Maree, Jason and David who are all married. They have two grand sons Trevor and Tyson.

Jason and David have both been accepted to Berklee College of Music, in Boston, USA – a prestigious tertiary institution which is well known for it’s long list of successful musicians as alumni. Following the release of Jason’s debut album, Conscience, in 2011 Jason and David released their joint album “ Songs to withstand the storm Vol1&2 as The Sampson Brothers at the end of 2014. The album features a number of talented and influential South African music artists who support their intent to attend Berklee, including Janine Price, Victor Masondo, Barry Snyman and David Klassen.

Trevor Sampson and The Sampson Brothers have been on tour through Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean during 2015. Since the beginning of 2016, Trevor has been busy recording his newest CD “ In Worship” which was produced by The Sampson Brothers at Sampsongs Studio.

Most of the year will be spent starting up new training opportunities for RTS in Rabie Ridge, our newest community of outreach.

Trevor and Tricia are also now the SA Representatives for Psalmody School of Worship. They have been teaching Psalmody for the past 30 years in an unofficial capacity. 2016 has been the year of implementing Psalmody as far and wide as possible as Trevor’s Music ministry would take him through South Africa.

Trevor and Tricia are active members at Acts Christian Church Midrand www.actschurch.co.za which is their base and sending church. A fast growing and very healthy church.