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Presbyterians Experience Full Gospel Reality
The Holy Spirit draws a crowd during Memorial Day weekend in U.S.A.
The Spiritual Renewal Conference 2001 was held at the Sarang Community Church in Los Angeles May 25-27. The congregation searched for spiritual renewal through this conference. They prayed for spiritual revival, for the Korean Diaspora (Koreans scattered all over the world), and for the Korean churches. This conference was held over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Sarang Community Church invited Dr. David Yonggi Cho to preach. While preparing for the conference, the church was concerned about the attendance because of the long weekend holiday. However, the Sarang Community Church was packed with people. They looked forward to being spiritually renewed.
Dr. Cho preached on the faith of the Full Gospel to the Presbyterian congregation. He introduced the core of the Full Gospel -- the Fivefold Gospel and the Threefold Blessing applied during his 44 years of pastoring. He delivered God's Word including his vivid experience of life and death. The congregation devoured every word in breathless suspense.
Dr. Cho said, "After I graduated from seminary, I started a tent church in 1958. I pastored the poor in my tent church on the outskirts of Seoul. One day I visited the home of an alcoholic man named Mr. Yoo, to preach the Gospel. Mr. Yoo had ten children. His wife was barely surviving with heart disease and gastritis. His family was so poor that 12 family members slept under one quilt during the severe winter. I told him that if you want to receive salvation, believe in Jesus Christ. If you do not believe in Jesus Christ, you will go to hell. His wife said, "This is a living hell; where is hell? If God is living, show me that God is living."
I could not say anything else to them, but I prayed for them silently, "Heavenly Father, how can I evangelize them?" When I read the Bible and realized that Jesus gave us heaven and preached about the kingdom of God, then I recognized the Fivefold Gospel and the Threefold Blessing, "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well" (3 John 1:2). Dr. Cho gave them a dream and hope that her husband would be healed from his alcoholism and the whole family would be freed from poverty. After that they began to attend church. After three months he became a new man and he worked for a lot of money and was able to buy a house. Sometime later, three of his sons became pastors.
Motive of the threefold salvation realized
Dr. Cho preached from 2 Kings 7:1-8 and said, "To solve the problems of your life, you must repent of your sin. The Israelites did many evil deeds before God, so God allowed the Arameans to lay siege. At that time the high priest and people gave up hope. They could not solve the problem and kept the attitude of unbelief.
But four lepers had great courage and hope as they went to the camp of the Arameans. God worked with them. God works for those with hope. God uses those who challenge the impossible." Dr. Cho asked the people, "Who can resolve the problems of sin, disease, poverty, the curse and death?" He said, "Jesus is the answer."
Dr. Cho said, "We have already been healed by Jesus Christ's crucifixion on the cross 2000 years ago. Satan occupies our bodies unlawfully. If we are afraid of the impossible, we cannot accomplish anything. Dr. Cho told the story about Pastor Abraham Alex Tanuseputra, senior pastor who built the world' largest church building in Indonesia. Dr. Cho said, "Tanuseputra has a church which can accommodate 20,000 people. He had a young child who was afflicted with cerebral palsy. He could not speak or crawl. His condition could not be treated medically. When Pastor Tanuseputra came to Korea, he was encouraged after listening to my sermon. With a vision of a fully recovered son, he started praying with hope. Every day for three years Pastor Tanuseputra laid hands on his son and prayed, 'Please heal my son."
Three years passed without any change and Pastor Tanuseputra reached an anxious point. On the first of January of the fourth year of praying, Pastor Tanuseputra prayed with an unrestrained heart and afterwards when he looked at his son the child cried out, 'Daddy' and smiled. The child cried out 'Daddy' with a bright smile -- just as the father had envisioned. The child was completely healed, went to school, graduated from high school, college, the Indonesian Military Academy and afterwards enrolled in seminary. He became a pastor and now assists his father in his pastoral duties. There would have been no miracle if Pastor Tanuseputra had given up early. He prayed until his son was healed."

When Dr. Cho pastored a flock of souls in 1958, there were many poor people in Korean society. The poor got discouraged and had many difficulties. Dr. Cho gave the poor courage and hope. He said, "God uses those who challenge the impossible. Believe in Jesus Christ as the lepers challenged the impossible."

The second day Dr. Cho preached from Matthew 27: 35-44, "He saved others, but he can't save himself."
When Dr. Cho was 45 years old, his second son, an elementary school boy, was taken to the hospital after he was poisoned by eating pupas mixed with agricultural insecticide. His son was dying; his limbs were shaking. Dr. Cho prayed desperately for his son. Dr. Cho said, "Rise up in the name of Jesus Christ." After praying for four hours, he felt peace coming from heaven. Then his son stood up and vomited blood..
After awhile his son said, "Father, I was in Jesus' bosom and Jesus said, "My son! Go home. Your father would not let you go. When Dr. Cho commanded, "Rise up my son in the name of Jesus Christ," his son came back to life!
Dr. Cho gave another testimony about Elder Hyo Suk Park, president of Handok Cosmetics Corporation. Elder Park has received many blessings from God. He developed a new medicine to make hair grow and received an industrial medal from the President. Elder Park used to manage a drug store, but one day his pharmacy was burned down. He acquired many debts. After he got into debt, he asked for Dr. Cho to pray for him.
Dr. Cho prayed and proposed that he begin manufacturing cosmetics. Elder Park produced cosmetics and made a great profit. However, he again was faced with difficulties during the economic crisis. Both Dr. Cho and Elder Park prayed for Park' business for 100 days based on Galatians 3:13. Then Dr. Cho got an idea about developing a medicine that can make hair grow. That medicine was 70% to 80% effective. Elder Park made a lot of profit and developed a dietary medicine. His business quickly grew and he built two factories in Japan and America. Dr. Cho emphasized that if we trust the Lord, we can refuse poverty and the curse.
Dr. Cho told the story about a university student, Yoo Jung Na. She was hopelessly dying with a brain tumor last year in U.S.A. She returned to Korea for treatment and was admittted to a hospital. She had been in the bed next to Pastor Bong Jun Kim of Yoido Full Gospel Church.
Pastor Kim had a brain hemorrhage and was on the verge of death. Dr. Cho prayed for Pastor Kim and at her mother' earnest request, Dr. Cho prayed for Yoo Jung Na, too. After that, she fully recovered. She attended Dr. Cho's Los Angeles conference in good health.

He is always the same
The third day Dr. Cho preached from John 11:17-44, "Your brother will rise again." He said, "Jesus Christ expects us to confess our faith. We should confess our healing and blessings now. We should remember that Jesus Christ still heals our diseases and blesses us with Abraham' blessing." Dr. Cho preached that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Determined to spread the Holy Spirit movement
Dr. Cho participated in the19th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) held at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. He attended the presidium meeting and a Korean Ministries Track on May 30. He preached that God uses those who challenge the impossible and have an affirmative attitude. Dr. Cho attended the evening rallies held at the Crenshaw Christian Center Faith Dome.
The Pentecostal World Conference is a fellowship of Pentecostal believers from around the world, meeting triennially in different parts of the world for the purpose of fellowship and mutual edification. The next PWC will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004.

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