This is excellent news when we recall Graham Goldsmith’s guest post asking two years ago, “Has the Church fallen asleep on its feet?”. Archbishop Welby’s words, Gillan’s own eloquent exhortation and in-depth commentaries bring hopeful promise to the fulfilment of 3 prophetic words/visions received 2 weeks earlier – and on the same day! – in Wales, England and Arizona! (See posts below dated 23 & 26 May)
This Sunday Christians around the world will be celebrating the day the Church was born. At the festival of Pentecost, not long after Jesus had left them, his followers who only numbered about 120 were together when the Holy Spirit came and engulfed the room with power. In a moment these believers who had previously been timid and afraid became the initiators of the biggest evangelistic movement the world has ever seen. Their boldness compelled them to devote themselves to sharing the news that Jesus alone is the saviour of the world.
Not long after that momentous day Peter and John were hauled before the high priest and rulers in Jerusalem and commanded not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. To this Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? As for us, we cannot help…
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