When Dreams Become Reality!
- By Wilson Matthews
- Published 06/19/2007
Wilson is the youth leader at International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada. Everyone loves this radical preacher's passion for Christ and His Church. Wilson helped organize the South Asian Global Convention (SAGC 2004) under the leadership of Pastor Pritam Singh. He is as "hairy-as-a-yak," "spits-like-a-camel," and is a F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, and Teachable) Christian. Wilson, a Malayalee Christian holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and his mission is to make Scripture relevant to today's generation. Famous quote: "Knock it off!"
"...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
I can hardly wait to go. But what I'm really excited about is that I get to speak at one of the Seminars at SAGC 2007 in London. YEPEE! I love sharing from God's Word. I don't get to many opportunities to do it. Most of the ministry I'm involved in is event planning, administration, worship, and home visitation (which I need to do more of) and more... But nothing gets me going more than preaching and teaching out of God's Word. The drive is so strong but the only outlet I get is at the occasional Sunday School class. I'm not complaining, it is a real treat! I'm just grateful to get the chance to share at an event with a vision I really own. To be quite frank, it is a dream come true. I'm exhilarated!
However, I do have some concerns but actually I'll be honest. I have some fears. I'm scared that no one is going to show up to the seminar I'm leading. I looked at the panel of speakers and there is a whole range of people. Some are more educated, experienced, and seasoned than I am. We even have Pr FT coming and he is held with so much esteem in our community.
Don't get me wrong. I want nothing but the best for all these people. I even want them to do better than me. That is what Jesus desired (John 14:12). What matters to me is that the Word gets out that Jesus saves! That captives get set free! God, use anyone but place make it happen! I've seen how destructive selfish ambition is. I hate it and despise selfish ambition (For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16)
Well, the reason I'm writing is that I'll be sharing on a little topic I'm really passionate about. Holiness! It seems like an impossible goal to attain to. At least many people think it is. The second we fall, we think it is the end of the world and that God has forsaken us or it is time to give up. But it is not. I want to address the matter directly. It needs to be dealt with. It is an important subject to know about. There is freedom in Holiness believe it or not. I'll share more at the convention though.
In the meantime, I have a prayer request. I want this message to come directly from the heart of God Himself. The message is taking shape but it will mean nothing if it isn't from the heart of God. I want this message to make all the difference in the world for people. I'm tired of seeing people in bondage to lust, pornography, bitterness, anger and all the rest. There is freedom. We can live in it. It has been accomplished. It is time to live in it!
My other request is that people will actually show up to the seminar. I remember in SAGC Vancouver, the overflow for LT. Some other presenters speaking on relevant and important subjects had few people. I want this Word to hit the right people and the right moment. Most of all, I want to tear down the lies people believe about holiness and see them walk in true freedom and joy in holiness because:
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36