Hi, my name is Sereena and this is part of my testimony.
This year has been a year of immense growth for me. At the start of the year, (2016) my grandfather mentioned that our plum tree in the back garden was not producing fruit even though he had pruned it several times. He decided that he was going to cut it down and plant an apple tree instead. As soon as he said this I felt as though the Lord was speaking to me. I was not producing fruit and the Lord had begun the process of cutting out the things within me that were a hindrance to my growth.
Part of this process was a radical renewal of my mind that begun at the weekly Thursday meetings. I was frustrated with the religious system that I seemed to be stuck in, nothing made sense to me...where was this God that was preached to me on Sunday mornings? The God that I read about in the bible was not a reality in my life, he was distant and seemed very hard to please. In the meetings, I received teaching on the true gospel. There was no religious ceremony, there were no loud complicated declarations it was just Jesus. Through this ministry, true repentance from 'dead works' has occurred in my life. I now know that there is NO amount of work that I can do to earn Gods favour in my life. I am the righteousness of God through my faith in Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:22) He has done all the work for me, and now any 'works' that are produced in me come from faith rather than a place of working in order to obtain faith or the righteousness of God. I learnt that true worship is not just a song but it is a lifestyle. I have gained the valuable insight of my identity in Christ which I never had until these meetings. Chains of rejection, confusion, depression and anxiety have all fallen because of the simple but profound teaching that Pastor Emmanuel delivers in love week after week.
I finally know who I am and I'm discovering who Christ really is....and I love him I actually enjoy being in his presence now! If I were, to sum up, New Covenant ministries in a scripture it would be this one: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty"
The spirit of the lord is with this ministry, how do I know? Because I have been set freeheart