A warm welcome…

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Best described as eagle-eyed, a deep thinker, and a catalyst.

I had a Damascene Conversion in the summer of 1993, then the real adventure began. Dennisia and I are blessed with Ezra, Jahaziel, Jeshurun, Evangeline and Chloe.

A warm welcome to the website for Healingsprings fellowship!

In Judges 11 we are introduced to man by the name Jephthah. By way of background the name Jephthah means: The Lord opens, The Lord frees, or The Lord expands. All three words: open, free, expand are related and can be interchanged depending on context. For eighteen years the people suffered oppression and adversity because they forsook Yahweh for alien gods, but when they realised the elders initiated a national reformation programme. This took the shape of confession, prayers, destruction of alters of foreign gods, and consecrated. Once these activities were accomplished they suddenly realised the need for a leader, for the elders said:

“Who will lead our forces against the Ammonites?” the leaders of Gilead asked each other. “Whoever volunteers shall be our king!”

Now Jephthah was a great warrior from the land of Gilead, and his mother was a prostitute. His father (Gilead) had several other sons, and after the death of their father his step brothers chased Jephthah out of the country, saying: “You son of a whore!”, “You’ll not get any of our father’s estate.” This same Jephthah, once rejected as the scum of the family became the only candidate fit for leadership of Israel. In the words of the Psalmist, later emphasised by Jesus in its prophetic essence,  “The stone rejected by the builders has now become the capstone of the arch! (Matthew 21:42).

Today destiny calls dear friends. Destiny calls for Jephthahs to lead the World using their experience, gifts and talents into peace and prosperity.  I pray you answer this Call and find a more meaningful and purposeful life. I pray you that you are enables to open, free-up, and expand God’s kingdom.

Clement Akran

Pastor, Healingsprings fellowship

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While here, you can also check out my new book: Echoes of Mercy, Whispers of Love,
http://www.echoesofmercywhispersoflove.com

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