Encounter 2012 was an incredible weekend for all those involved. Not only was there wonderful preaching but the worship was dynamic and many lives were changed. Over the past few events at The POS we have been blessed with the amazing photography of Richard Bulley (check out his website here). He does a great job and as you will see in the following images he has a keen ability to capture the moment. So, sit back, relax and enjoy Encounter…
Once again we were amazed at how God continues to outdo himself with this year’s Encounter conference. The presence of God was overwhelming and the ministry of Rev. Loammi and Sis. Tinu Diaz was outstanding, to say the least. Many lives were touched and transformed, including many turning from their sins, being baptized in the precious name of Jesus and receiving His Holy Spirit. God spoke to the people in a very powerful and specific way as the Word of God was preached with great anointing and authority.
From the very first night, the sanctuary was filled with the hungry and the thirsty as an air of expectancy enveloped us. Worship took over as Pentecostals took their liberty in expressing their joy and love for Jesus. It would be that way throughout the weekend, only that the praise and worship grew deeper and with greater liberty as it went on. The choir and praise team blessed the congregation and it was topped off by the ministry of Sis Tinu Diaz with her singing and heartfelt worship that inspired everyone present.
The messages from Br. Diaz however, was the cornerstone for the whole weekend with titles that were intriguing, such as; “Your Best Life Later” and “I Am A Loser.” Yet the content was sharp, pertinent, Biblical and inspiring. In an age where there seems to be an overemphasis and often misleading slant of the prosperity theology, we were reminded of the truth in scripture that God’s ultimate concern is our eternity and what it’s going take to get there. The implications mean that you may not necessarily be able to get that dream house of have the three cars and a boat. Yet God still loves you and calls you to a life of sacrifice with great joy.
Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
If ever I have witnessed this verse materialize it was through the ministry during Encounter. We look forward to this incredible weekend again, this time next year.
This was a blog post by Stanley Harvey, Senior Pastor of The POS.
Well Encounter 2012 is just a little over 24 hours away. Rev Loammi Diaz and his wife, Tinu, have landed safely in Sydney. The last of the flyers are being handed out and the anticipation is building. We are expecting God to show up and show off. This is going to be an incredible weekend.
But let’s make one last push.
Just this past week there was incredible buzz all over Facebook and Twitter about a youtube video called “Kony 2012”. The video became a worldwide sensation and it was viewed millions of times within a couple days. Now I’m not saying we should or can create worldwide buzz for Encounter but what would happened if we all shared the promo video of Encounter 2012 on our Facebook or Twitter sometime over the next 24 hours? Passing out flyers is effective but with just one click of a button you can share an invite to Encounter with hundreds of people.
All you have to do is click share on the video below. It’s that easy. So let’s get together and make this happen! Who knows what God will do with it?