Night of His Glory: Believers in Jakarta Inspired by 2nd Day of Empowered21’s Asia Regional Congress
Jakarta, Indonesia – For a second day, believers from 45 nations gathered at the Sentul International Convention Center in Jakarta for the Empowered21 Asia Regional Congress. Themed FIRE & GLORY, the four-day event is designed to strengthen and encourage believers as they seek a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
“Brokenness brings the presence of God, brings the power of God, and is the key to seeing the Holy Spirit work through your life,” said Lawrence Khong, senior pastor of the Spirit-empowered Faith Community Baptist Church in Singapore and Co-chair of the Empowered21 Asia Cabinet.
After the morning worship session, delegates had options between several training sessions for Spirit-empowered ministry focused on the family, worship, the next generation, prophetic prayer, transformational ministry (including benevolence care and vocational training), discipleship, leadership, and apostolic ministry.
Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International and Empowered21 Global Council member, spoke to delegates about intercession and encouraged them to fervently seek the Holy Spirit.”This is a historic gathering of the body here in Jakarta that will bring about the greatest outpouring of the Spirit the world has ever seen,” said Jacobs. “Greater authority is coming to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Great faith, great authority, and greater outpouring.”
The day was marked by amazing intercession and worship led by Mark Harris and the Gateway Worship Team along with the Lee University Campus Choir.
As Russell Evans, senior pastor of Planetshakers Church in Melbourne, Australia and Co-chair of Empowered21 Oceania, shared about next generation ministry, he reminded delegates why God wants to pour out his Holy Spirit on all people, including teens and young adults.
“God is releasing the Fire throughout the earth to bring people closer to Himself and to release His power,” said Evans.
Daniel Kolenda, President of Christ for All Nations and Co-chair of the E21 Global Evangelist Alliance, reminded those in attendance that “to be great and have significant impact, we must have an authentic experience with the Holy Spirit.”
That was made clear with the amazing outpouring of the miraculous as the arena erupted with reports of healings.
At one point in an afternoon session, Empowered21 leaders including Asia host Pastor Niko Njotorahardjo, senior pastor of Gereja Bethel Indonesia and Co-chair of the Empowered21 Asia, Oral Roberts University President and Empowered21 Global Co-chair Dr. Billy Wilson, and Church of God and Empowered21 Global Council member Dr. Tim Hill prayed for attendees to the Apostolic track, totaling about 4,000 people.
“This generation is the generation that can finish the Great Commission,” said Hill.
The Congress continues tomorrow with a full lineup of speakers including Wilson, as well as several more sessions on helping build the body of Christ in areas such as leadership, children’s ministry, youth ministry, family life, preaching the Word, and miracles.
Empowered21 aims to help shape the future of the global Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation. Their vision is that every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit by Pentecost 2033. Get more information at www.empowered21.com. Empowered21 is a Kingdom initiative served by Oral Roberts University, www.oru.edu.