Welsh conference day two

by Struthers Cumbernauld

The second service of our Welsh conference began on Saturday morning with a time of singing led by Vanda. We then had two speakers. Firstly, Gareth Watkins, the minister of the Neath branch of Struthers spoke on the verse from Isaiah 55: ‘Ho! Everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters’. Graham Rutherford, from our Cumbernauld church, then spoke on verses from 1 John. Both were very encouraging words, and tied in so well together. Graham was encouraging people not only to know in theory that deliverance from our sinful nature is found in Jesus, but to take action, denying our sinful nature and leaving it entirely at the cross. It is in that place that we find the spiritual waters open to our souls and our lives are satisfied with the living water: Christ himself. The morning service closed with a time of worship.

Saturday evening:

A good number of folks gathered for the Saturday night meeting. Owen Martin from the Greenock branch of Struthers led us in singing ‘A river is flowing from heaven above’. One verse contains the line ‘The fetters of fear and of doubt soon shall break’. There was a real sense of the Lordship of Christ amongst us right from the very start in singing this wonderful song. After a testimony to God’s delivering power by Gareth Watkins, Diana Rutherford spoke on the verses: ‘The Lord said unto my Lord, 'Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool’ (Psm 110:1). There was a strong sense of the strength of the Son of God through the preaching, as Diana encouraged us to seek for a deeper anointing to fight against Satan and the sin which so often comes between us and God. She also used the verse 'They shall be abundantly satisfied' (Psm 36:8). We then turned to prayer where there was a tremendous sense of God breaking in upon us in power. Many lives received ministry and powerful blessing. We are incredibly grateful for His moving among us once again.