“Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, they shall be filled,” said Commissioner Lawrence Moretz, referring to Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:6.
Speaking once again of the retired international leaders, he said, “What do you do with a General when they retire? Well, every one of them is still on the front lines. They’ve taken their places as soldiers; they’ve returned to where they began: the streets.”
Commissioner Gisèle Gowans, before reading the Scripture, gave testimony of finding the Lord at “just the right time” when she was a small girl, then finding her husband, John, at training in France. She said that even “in old age, we are still in love.” She then spoke about two ladies who had ministered to her at past Camp Meetings: Mrs. Commissioner Bramwell Tripp, who had been promoted to Glory, and Mrs. Colonel Charles MacKenzie. Gowans presented a gift to MacKenzie, who blew her a kiss of thanks.
General John Gowans, in his message, spoke of the amazing decision God had made in creating human beings as creatures who would not be “totally programmed” to do what God wanted them to do. Instead, he said, we were given the choice to go God’s way or choose our own way.
God’s desire, Gowans said, is that people choose for Him.
“Glory and splendor are produced when we go His way,” he said. “God in Christ is just outside the door of every human being,” the General said. “He stands at the door and knocks, as if He had no rights.”
But, he added, “We’ve got to let Him help.” If we do, the General said, he won’t let us fall.