I witnessed something last night, that I have never seen before. The Hillsong United band from Australia gave a concert in Zoetermeer. We really enjoyed the worship & we sang along with all our hearts. I listen to their music often, so I knew almost all the songs; but I was amazed, when the lead vocals would step away from the microphone, the crowd would simply continue with the song. The band were stunned by this.
Almost 6000 people attended, it was an awesome sight to see them all praising God with their hands lifted high. A short message from the Hillsong Amsterdam pastor. He read from Eph 3:18 “I pray that you may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.” He brought a message about how God is so much bigger than your problems.
Then followed a call to everyone who would like to know the peace of God, for them to put up their hands and commit their lives to God. About a THIRD of the people in that hall put up their hands. I have never seen so many people react to the Good News. This time the pastor was stunned.
I believe last night saw one of the biggest celebrations in the heavens. I cannot help wondering if this could be the beginning of something bigger. If the church offer little more than tradition, religion becomes irrelevant. But peoples hearts react when they hear the Good News.