2011 Women's Conference Opening Address Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
We welcome you all to our Annual Women of Purpose Conference 2011. The theme from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is: “Renew, Refresh, and Revive; ARE YOU RAPTURE READY?”

After prayerful consideration, and upon observing the time we are living in, we wanted to remind God’s people, any day the rapture could take place.
Unfortunately, many are growing faint and weary in their spiritual walk, and some may have simply given up. But we want to encourage you that a time of refreshing renewal and revival is at hand.

RENEW:

Renew simply means start over, begin again, breathe new life into exhilarate.Before we can be rapture ready, we must have a clean heart and right spirit. David said in Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” God, our creator, is the only one that can accomplish this great transformation.

REFRESH:

Refresh means to give new brightness to; restore, to fill up again, replenish and to renew by stimulation.
The passage in the 3rd chapter of Acts takes place after Peter ministered to a lame man. The man crippled since birth, sat at the temple gate to receive alms. But on that day he received so much more than silver and gold. Peter simply informed the lame man, silver and gold he didn’t have, but in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, “Rise Up and Walk”.

Upon lifting this man’s hand he who had no strength, received strength to his feet and ankle bones, leaped up, stood and walked. Accompanied by Peter and John this man entered in the Temple walking, leaping and praising God. All the unbelievers were astonished, and Peter took this opportunity to tell them to repent & be converted that their sins be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

REVIVE:

Revive is defined as; to bring back to life; to give new life or energy to something.
When a person ceases to breathe and no longer has a heart beat they are considered dead, and without immediate CPR (cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) they have no hope of surviving. When we were in our sins, without Christ resurrection power, we had no hope of spiritual survival. We praise God for a new life in Him.