Further to my post on events in London and Essex, I’m grateful to Jonathan Ely and Michael Marcel for important news about Ilford and to Tony Puccio for informing me today of America’s CBN News report on Saturday’s JustOne outreach in the Emirates Stadium. It’s also published in the UK’s Inspire Magazine and both are of unattributed author. The article reads:
‘The UK’s largest evangelism event since Billy Graham’s crusade decades ago hit the heart of Britain at the weekend with thousands responding to the Gospel message from evangelist J John.
”Literally, thousands of people have come forward to give their lives to Jesus,” said Peter Wooding, London Bureau Chief of the Global News Alliance.
‘The event should encourage Christians across the United Kingdom to pick up the banner of evangelism and begin sharing the Gospel, one national prayer leader said.
“I believe that God has already released a grace over the United Kingdom and it’s going to be very easy to get saved in Britain and this is just a foretaste,” Jonathan Oloyede told Wooding.
‘High profile performers such as Matt Redman, Hillsong London, and Noel Robinson led worship and a number of speakers including Canon Andrew White, Julia Immonen, Lord Michael Hastings, and Linvoy Primus also ministered to the crowd.
‘J.John told Premier Christianity in an interview last month that the world needs to see the church engaging in mass evangelism.
“There is biblical authority and historical precedent for mass evangelism. I find it significant that outside the increasingly secular West, mass evangelism has continued, particularly in the majority world, with some spectacular rallies in places like Africa,” J.John said.
“Mass evangelism reminds the world that the Church is not dead. It’s easy to ignore a few little fellowships hidden away in anonymous buildings in a dozen suburbs. It’s much less easy if there are tens of thousands of people in your city’s main stadium. JustOne at the Emirates Stadium is the first of many anticipated stadium events.”
‘Plans are for the next stadium event to be on 9 June 2018 at Gillingham FC’s Priestfield Stadium in Kent.
‘Watch Peter Wooding’s interview with Jonathan Oloyede here (presently not available) and catch up with the latest at JustOne here.’
Jonathan emailed on what’s happening at Capstone Church the day after my blogging on JustOne & Ilford: “So many miracles happening, fire of God, I am watching every night on livestream and going at least twice a week. Extended to 31 July 4 nights a week”
Michael’s longer news followed soon afterwards: “I have been to six meetings so far, but unfortunately I missed the most powerful one on Sunday!
“In my opinion Jereme Nelson has released something into Capstone Church – I will not call it revival or an awakening yet, but I do believe it is a renewal/refreshing and it depends on us as to whether it becomes a revival/awakening…
Michael’s most emphatic: “We have not had something like this in our nation for a long time and it could develop into something wonderful…. I urge you to make a sacrifice and come to a meeting. I believe that these are meetings which you go to to receive what is on offer and then take it back to your church/friends and release it. Two of my friends who are no slouches when praying for people came for two nights last week and they said their anointing went up a level…
“There are signs and wonders already happening. I attach a video of a fan next to Miranda Nelson which has a flame in the middle of it. Jerame said it was a sign that the Lord was fanning something into flame! Also the keyboard started to play on its own. There have also been a number of people healed this week.
“For this refreshing to continue and develop it needs new people to come each night, which will give it momentum. I know it is not the easiest place to get to, but it is where God told the pastors to build a church…Please come and please spread the word around.”
He sent this late Mon pm: ‘The pastor of Bethel Church Preston brought a mini-bus full of his congregation to Capstone Church the week before last, and then drove back after the meeting arriving at 5.00am! They were seriously hungry!
‘A lady in her 70’s who went with him to Capstone was at another church meeting in Lytham St Annes. She told the pastor what was happening and he told the congregation. Hungry people lined up for her to pray for them and the anointing of God was so powerful that people five back fell over when she prayed.
‘The meetings in Capstone, Ilford are going on until the end of the month at least so please try to come, or go to Preston.’