Day 3: August 9th, Wednesday
Despite having to share rooms with strangers during this three-day, two-night journey, everyone quickly became comrades. Throughout the retreat, all the participants armed themselves with the sword and shield of redemptive history so that they can conquer the wickedness of the devil. The last lecture revealed the redemptive-historical meaning behind the names from Shem to Abraham and delved deeper into the separation between Abraham and Terah. The closing service entitled, “Until We Meet Again,” expressed everybody’s longing once again meet with their new spiritual comrades.
This was only one conference, but everyone was fed and filled with this single spoonful. However, that alluring taste created the hunger to learn more. Imagine the wonder of how deeply the next spoonful will make their hearts pound.
Every attendee in ministry commended the lectures, as well as praising the hospitality and all other aspects of the retreat. Some testified that it was like experiencing heaven on earth. The fee for attending was only 10,000 KRW (10 USD) for the members of Pyungkang willingly offered 30,000 KRW each, so that they could serve those who attended the conference. Even before opening the admission and promoting 100 seats, more than 300 people signed up. One pastor gave his impression.
“I did not know Rev. Abraham Park before, but through this retreat, I was able to learn who he was in two ways. First, through his lectures on the History of Redemption, and secondly through his dedication in which he showed himself without losing the smile on his face. Through this retreat, I felt as if I had actually met the author of the History of Redemption series in person.” All who sweat in Yeoju were his disciples, the living witnesses of the History of Redemption.
Psalms 103:20 records, “Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” This angel in Hebrew is ‘malak’, represents not just a spiritual being but also lion. The 2017 Minister’s Summer Conference on the History of Redemption was the feast of Heaven. It was an event in which the ringing bells of accomplishing the work of redemptive history emanated throughout Yeoju. The heirs of the Word of redemptive history heard the ringing and gathered in one place to heed the call of God.
Reporter: Evangelist Timothy Jung (Pyungkang Cheil Church, Seoul, Korea)
Translators: Samuel Kim (New Covenant Church, Shanghai, China), In Bok Lee (Gerizim Hope Church, GA, USA), Euna Kim (Gerizim Hope Church, GA, USA)