Brother Bakht Singh agreed. He resolved to trust God to guide him through prayer alone in carrying out that purpose. In seeking to obey God's call in various parts of undivided India, he underwent many trials and testing’s, but God sustained him through them all. After serving as an itinerant evangelist for a few years in Karachi and other parts of Punjab, God brought about a mighty revival through him in Martinpur (now part of Pakistan) and other places in Punjab. In 1937 he was a speaker at the Sialkot Convention, which was primarily organized by the Presbyterian Church and other major denominations. He spoke from Luke 24:5 "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" His preaching electrified the participants and organizers alike, both clergy and laity. In 1938 he went to Madras and then on to Kerala and other parts of South India. Tens of thousands turned to Christ. According to Dave Hunt, author and writer, "The arrival of Bakht Singh turned the churches of Madras upside down. . . . Crowds gathered in the open air, as many as 12,000 on one occasion to hear this man of God. Many seriously ill were healed when Bakht Singh prayed for them, even deaf and dumb began to hear and speak."
Bro. Bakht Singh Establishes Jehovah Shammah in Madras
Whenever the church--the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ--goes through spiritual decline, the Lord who is the Head of the church raises up His chosen vessels to bring back spiritual vitality. Bro. Bakht Singh was such a vessel chosen by God to bring back the glory of God in the Body of Christ throughout the world. Even though many turned to Christ through his preaching, they were not being disciple or built up spiritually by the lukewarm denominational churches. He fasted and prayed and sought the Lord's mind to do His will at any cost to remedy the problem. The Lord then led him and some of his co-workers to spend all night in prayer seeking His will for the future ministry.
After a time of fasting and prayer the Lord led him and his coworkers to establish a local church to fulfill the four-fold purposes of the church on the basis of Acts 2:42. These principles can be applied in any country in any culture without compromising the revealed Word of God. The four-fold purposes of the church are:
1) To show forth Christ's fullness (Eph 1:22-23)
2) To show forth Christ's unity – the unity of all believers (Eph 2:14-19)
3) To show forth His wisdom (Eph 3:9-11)
4) To show forth His glory (Eph 3:21) and (Acts 2:42)—"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."
The first church was established in Madras, Tamilnadu, called Jehovah Shammah on July 12, 1941 and the Lord began to multiply these churches across Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia and other parts of the world, now numbering into the thousands. Indeed Brother Bakht Singh can be called the father of the indigenous churches of India and abroad.
The Center of His Ministry Moves from Madras to Hyderabad
Brother Bakht Singh and some of his coworkers moved to Elim, Hyderabad on September 25, 1950. In the mid 1950's the Lord provided new facilities to house the local and extra local church ministry. He called the new place Hebron. The work of the Lord grew and multiplied. From the 1950's to the 1970's the local churches established by Brother Bakht Singh and his coworkers were the fastest growing local churches in India. These churches grew both qualitatively and quantitatively trying to show forth the four-fold purposes of the church.
Choosen and Anointed brothern by Bro. Bakht Singh
1. Bro.Martin Sathyanathan 2. Bro.C.E.Dasan 3. Bro.Amritha Raju
4. Bro.T.E.Koshy 5. Bro.Lazur Sen 6. Bro.K.Philip
and other 76 co-workers
Gospel Preaching Bible Study Prayer Meeting Sunday school
Gospel Meetings Special Meetings Pasting Prayer V.B.S
Holy Convocations All Night Prayer Youth Meetings
Chain Prayer Youth Camp
Why we choose this name for this website?
As there are many churches & websites naming with hebron. To find indigenous churches of hebron which are founded by Bro.Bakht Singh which are located all over the world. As Bro.Bakht Singh well known all over the world so searching of these fellowships would be easy.
Website main motto?
To know updates of various churches of Hebron and also to advertise or upload your prayer requests, church announcements, messages, songs and videos.
May Lord, God bless and help us to maintain our fellowship till the end...
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. IIJohn 1:3
Praise the Lord...!