A week ago today, two uplifting prophetic indications of what the Lord’s doing in the Church of England were received by two of my friends, who don’t know one another and were many miles apart – it’s exciting, most important news!
‘A’ shared on Sunday that the previous Friday’s prayer time at the Fflad-y-Brenin retreat centre in Wales didn’t go quite as planned! The morning prayer time got overshadowed by the Lord, who reminded them of the raising of Lazarus. They were told He’s going to call the Anglican Church out of its grave and bring it back to life!
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That same day was the start of a residential weekend for training in the ministry for 100 or more, including ‘B’ who works in a London church. That first evening he received the following vision whilst in prayer.:
I saw the nation like a city on fire, and pastors throwing buckets of water on the fire to put it out but unsuccessfully. Then a floor of water springs up, dampens and defeats the fire. This water is the Gospel.
“Let the gospel be the gospel. Join in with what I’m doing.
“I am about to show you where I’ve been at work unseen for years. All over the land where I have been brooding over the expanse and the chaos. The time is coming. Stand with the rising waters and make a splash; declare against dismay that the water is from me for the healing of your lives in the land I have called to my own.”
The water rises.
“Proclaim to the water, ‘’Rise”
and to the city, “Repent” (turn around, redemption is here)
and to the people, “Live”!
“I will bring life.
“My life is not even threatened by the fire. I have been holding off to see my church faithful, but (is) confused and distorted, I now show grace. I AM faithful.
“The waters will rise.”
This is exceptionally encouraging in view of the prophetic slant of my recent posts, as though more pieces of the ‘invisible jigsaw’ are falling into place!
‘B’ confirmed the fire across the nation is one from hell, and thus of a different nature to the holy fires mentioned in my recent blogs.
The reference to water welling up has similarities to the 1937 vision noted by Arthur Burt, as in this blog’s On wild winds, floodings and earthquake and next post about Bob Jones on the timing of that vision’s fulfilment.
It also connects into what Charlie Shamp prophesied in February about fresh springs and streams of water arising and the Lord displaying His glory in England this Spring.
The Lord’s remarks about brooding over the expanse of land and chaos and wanting His waters to arise so that He can heal the land, are close to Charlie’s teaching on how the Lord created and how His glory is going to manifest in signs and wonders.
‘B’ shared his thoughts on the vision:
“It’s all deeply entwined with the work of the Spirit. The pastors are no longer to use the Holy Spirit only as a resource in their reacting to particular situations, but to see the work of the Spirit all around them and to join in. One thing I believe the Lord said to me about it (amongst others) is that if we are asking for ‘more’ of the Holy Spirit (which much of the church is), then that ‘more’ is to be found by joining in with his saving work outside the walls of the church. He has not given us the Spirit to keep us safe whilst we sit still but to move us into mission. If we want to meet with more of him then we must go to where he is leading us and meet with those he is wanting us to meet with – those living and dying without him. The ‘more’ that we seek is to be experienced as we step into the great commission. The Spirit does not belong to us for our services; we belong to him for His service.” (Amen – Emphases added, RB)
All this confirms what Bob Jones, Charlie Shamp and Doug Addison have heard this year from the Lord as pointing to ‘Now’s the Time – May 2014’.
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