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Dhinakarans on God's promises

JESUS CALLS: Congregation pray at the Nagaland Prayer Festival Day-2, (Top) Dr. Paul Dhinakaran and (Bottom) his son Samuel Dhinakaran on Saturday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 12 (NPN):
Published on 13 Feb. 2011 12:37 AM IST
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More than 35,000 people thronged the sprawling 500x900 sq.ft. Agri Expo ground, Dimapur Saturday evening on the second day of the three-day Nagaland Prayer Festival which commenced earlier on Friday.
Both Dr Paul Dhinakaran and his son, Samuel Dhinakaran preached on God’s promises and on seeking and finding God.
Dr. Paul of Jesus Calls Ministry Chennai affirmed that Jesus Christ is a “prayer answering God” and called upon the people to cast their fears away when they pray.
Citing excerpts from the book of Ezekiel, Joel, Malachi, Isaiah and the Gospel of John. He preached on God’s promise to build back what was broken. He urged upon the congregation to call on the name of Jesus- to be freed from all curses and reminding them on the teachings of the Bible that God had borne all sins, sickness, tears and sorrow when Jesus was crucified at the Cross.
Dr. Paul prophesied that “righteousness” will flood Nagaland, as “God will restore what the locusts have eaten away.” He prayed for the sick among the congregation, the people of the state, state government, and for those appearing the ongoing HSLC and HSSLC examinations.
Four individuals- one each from Meghalaya and Nagaland, and two from Assam- gave testimony of how they were touched by the miracle of prayer during the past few years and healed of lifelong ailments such as cancer, tuberculosis etc.
Samuel Paul, also ministered to the youth on the Holy Spirit as the key to uniting hearts. He used Matthew 7:7as reference to emphasize that Jesus respond to those who sought Him. Stating that many had come to the prayer service desiring the spiritual power of God, he called upon them to seek and receive Jesus for solution amid difficulties.
Dignitaries present included minister for health and family welfare Küzholüzo Nienu, and minister for Soil & Water Conservation, Land Resources Development P. Longon . Organisers said around 680 students from eight bible colleges in Dimapur.

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