FORWARD FROM OUR LATE PRESIDING BISHOP S A DUNN
Our Late Presiding Bishop S A Dunn who gave rise to the Sons of Issachar ministry quoted…..
“Let me take this time to extend holy greetings in the name of Jesus our soon coming king. Jesus is Lord above all, he is sovereign and reigns supreme and he remains the chief corner stone. I am indeed indited in a good matter and grateful for the opportunity to write a comment about the Sons of Issachar men’s programme.
I am very much in favour of this great ministry, which is the reason behind my endorsement.
One of the greatest challenges facing the church in this century is to maintain a relentless focus on reaching lost souls who are desperately trying everything and anything to operate in a dying world.
We must also concern ourselves with ministering to all families who for many, continue to struggle. The church will be challenged to be relevant to the lost. If we fail to offer a prayerful response to the issues facing our communities, regions and the entire world, we will not be the light we should be.
Bethel Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ has always and will continue to provide the moral and ethical leadership for the communities that we serve. In the times we are living in, the church is called to be that light that continues to shine in a world of darkness. A world that has lost its moral compass, man’s pride, self-centred focus , where this has been replaced with violence and brutality, there is a calls for the church to have a voice, just like John the Baptist who cried out that it ‘was not lawful’.
Finally, there is a need for the men of God to stand and be counted. This ministry seeks to ‘strengthen those things which remain’ through equipping and empowering our men to stand on the word of God, which will enable them to increase their faith in the things that are contained in the spiritual realm.”
Bethel Men of God, Please Save the Date and Spread the Word encouraging all to Attend. Visit www.sonsofissachar.co for further details and previous conference materials.
God Bless you All - Sons of Issachar team
Address from our District Overseer
Greetings to you all in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am wonderfully glad to be able to pen a few words concerning our forthcoming Sons of Issachar Conference.
This year marks the fifth Conference of such a kind and the Theme is “Thou Art Called - the waiting time is over”. Rightly so as we approach the coming of our Lord Jesus, the Call for souls to be saved still echoes in the atmosphere and the Church has the mandate to seek the lost. Jesus said in his word “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14).
Let's pray that it is harvest time and the Lord God will reap for his Kingdom many souls. We pray towards this end also that they that are already in the Kingdom of God will respond to the greater and higher call of ministry.
Let’s pray and anticipate that the Lord’s Will be done.
Yours in Christ
District Overseer EDG Bailey
Who were the Sons of Issachar?
The Bible says that,
“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment”. 1 Chronicles 12:32
Throughout the history of ancient Israel, the tribe of Issachar is portrayed as a family that was destined to prosper both physically and spiritually. The ancient Rabbis taught that the sons of Issachar were not only "mighty men of valor" (1 Chron. 7:1-5), but hey were also called to serve the other tribes in the areas of finance and the ministry of God's Torah.
Let's remind ourselves of the key issues. In accordance with Jacob's blessing, the tribe of Issachar showed an unusual insight into political situations. The tribe switched allegiance from Saul to David (1 Chr. 12:32) - "men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do-- 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command". The sons of Issachar were mighty men in David's army and because of their ability to understand the times, all brethren heeded their command.
Just like the times of old, you too, must understand the times that we are living in. As then, so it is today, that, God is seeking true worshippers that would worship Him in spirit and in truth. In the time of King David, God was seeking a king that would follow after His own heart and not one who did his own thing, (there is a way that seemeth right, but the end thereof is death).
They chose to follow King David instead of King Saul even though David's camp was a small minority at that time! They understood the times that God's hand was no longer upon King Saul but was on King David. They chose the tougher and narrow road instead of the broadway where the majority was. They lived up to their name of being a strong fighter and their love of comfort did not cause them to settle for the easy way out.
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2019 Conference will be on
SAT 1st June 2019 at BCC.
Theme "Thou Art Called - your waiting time is over" Exodus 9:1-16; Deut 28:1-14
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