Éoula 4 – Rapport jour 1

Today is of the first day of the 4th Eoula! National Conference organised by Eglise Chrétienne.

For the past 2 years, Brother Miki Hardy has organised these national conferences with the objective of bringing a greater understanding and revelation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brings freedom and unity in the Church in Mauritius.

This 4th conference has come just at the right time, because, over the past few months, the Lord has been drawing together the leaders of the different Evangelical/Pentecostal churches across the Island. It was therefore a key moment to clarify the importance of the role of the Fivefold Ministries in the building up of the Church.

There is a tangible joy among all the believers from many local denominations, as well as visitors from overseas: from France, Réunion Island, England, Luxembourg and Botswana. All are present to support this event.

Brother Marc opens the first evening by defining the word, “Eoula!”; as a challenging call from God to every Christian.

Brother Miki then gives an encouraging prophecy about seeking only the will of God. How God promises that whoever wants to accomplish His plan will be equipped to serve Him.

Brother Roland follows with a word from the Lord… God is drawing hearts together, so that no one is deprived of the understanding of what exactly was accomplished on the cross. He prophesies that in the days to come the Lord will do whatever is necessary in the lives of His servants and Christians to set His people free.

Before begining his exortation, Brother Miki welcomes all the pastors and their wives who have come from other churches. A number of leaders stand to a round of applause from the rest of the auditorium.

Brother Miki begins to preach, emphasising how we can expect great things in this nation. He reminds everyone that the theme of the conference is: “How to work together in the body of Christ?” He explains how Christians need to experience a deep work in their hearts, so that their gifts and talents become effective for the Kingdom. Most Christians don’t like to hear about suffering, being broken, dying to self, or identifying with Jesus, so as to become a vessel of honour in the house of the Lord. And yet we need to live the sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus if we want to have His life; to grow and be able to handle situations in the Spirit like Apostle Paul did.

Drawing from his own experience, Brother Miki shares how the Lord showed him two vital elements for the building of the church: the fivefold ministries as described in Ephesians 4:11; and, the message of the cross. “When we talk about ministry, we mean anointing!” he proclaims. A title in itself carries no life. It is the anointing of God on a man, who has been called by God that brings life. That is why no one can try to copy or imitate another person’s anointing.

The Church cannot be perfected without the fivefold ministries! These ministries should rise up from amongst the people and need to be proved and tested. Unfortunately, few accept to be tested, although many want a title. Mauritius has sadly not been spared from this phenomenon; here, religion is also gaining ground in the Church. There is a price to pay to be a true servant of God. Would anyone buy a house that had been built entirely by an electrician? There are always a variety of professions present in any building project, and each is important and has its place. How can we, therefore declare that we do not need the prophet, or the evangelist?

He concludes with the following questions: “What would I be like today if the other ministries had not been present in the church? What would our church be like today?” we see that where the various anointing are not present in the Church, members remain babies in the Spirit; living according to their carnal desires. But, Jesus is looking for those who are ready to give their lives without holding anything back. “The Christian life is the giving of one’s life! We have nothing to gain. In fact, we have everything to lose, so that we can receive the life of Christ. All the rest is just religion!”

Many come forward at the end, touched by such a powerful message. Special care is given to all, but particularly to those who want to give their lives to Christ.

Brother Clarence shares his impressions of the evening, and rejoices in the clarity of the message. “Jesus is the architect! He is the one building the Church, through the different ministries. We must follow the pattern the Lord has established, otherwise, it will be chaos!”

Brother Miki begins to preach, emphasising how we can expect great things in this nation. He reminds everyone that the theme of the conference is: “How to work together in the body of Christ?” He explains how Christians need to experience a deep work in their hearts, so that their gifts and talents become effective for the Kingdom. Most Christians don’t like to hear about suffering, being broken, dying to self, or identifying with Jesus, so as to become a vessel of honour in the house of the Lord. And yet we need to live the sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus if we want to have His life; to grow and be able to handle situations in the Spirit like Apostle Paul did.

Drawing from his own experience, Brother Miki shares how the Lord showed him two vital elements for the building of the church: the fivefold ministries as described in Ephesians 4:11; and, the message of the cross. “When we talk about ministry, we mean anointing!” he proclaims. A title in itself carries no life. It is the anointing of God on a man, who has been called by God that brings life. That is why no one can try to copy or imitate another person’s anointing.

The Church cannot be perfected without the fivefold ministries! These ministries should rise up from amongst the people and need to be proved and tested. Unfortunately, few accept to be tested, although many want a title. Mauritius has sadly not been spared from this phenomenon; here, religion is also gaining ground in the Church. There is a price to pay to be a true servant of God. Would anyone buy a house that had been built entirely by an electrician? There are always a variety of professions present in any building project, and each is important and has its place. How can we, therefore declare that we do not need the prophet, or the evangelist?

He concludes with the following questions: “What would I be like today if the other ministries had not been present in the church? What would our church be like today?” we see that where the various anointing are not present in the Church, members remain babies in the Spirit; living according to their carnal desires. But, Jesus is looking for those who are ready to give their lives without holding anything back. “The Christian life is the giving of one’s life! We have nothing to gain. In fact, we have everything to lose, so that we can receive the life of Christ. All the rest is just religion!”

Many come forward at the end, touched by such a powerful message. Special care is given to all, but particularly to those who want to give their lives to Christ.

Brother Clarence shares his impressions of the evening, and rejoices in the clarity of the message. “Jesus is the architect! He is the one building the Church, through the different ministries. We must follow the pattern the Lord has established, otherwise, it will be chaos!”