Thank you to Suzanne Payne for reminding me in her comment on the previous post (on pruning dead-wood in Anglicanism) about a word brought by Sarah Rowlinson on our nation’s spiritual history and legacy.
In current consideration of the state of the Church of England this post will reiterate only the relevant portion of Word for the UK 2017. (To read in full tap/click that link.) Sarah opens that document,
‘I saw the Lord speak to the land of the UK, and I heard Him say, “There is still yet historical spiritual legacy in the land, that I am going to honour”. And I saw two key areas. And this was on our Queen, Elizabeth. And it was on the Church of England. And the Lord said, “Because of prayers that have been prayed, because of promises and oaths taken, that were fulfilled, because of decisions that were made before Me, there’s a deposit of favour in the land still that I’m going to honour.”
She brings encouragement on how to pray for Queen Elizabeth and continues:
‘And then secondly, I saw a branch of revival coming through a branch of the Church of England. Not the whole thing, there’s a branch of it. And it’s coming strong, and it’s coming steady, and it will build significantly this year. And I saw that in some of the major cities in our country, Cathedrals would be filled once again. And the old church buildings will be filled with the sound of worship.
‘And these places will be empowered with acts of service again that this church denomination was once renowned for. There’s an activation in this stream, there’s a mobilization in this stream. And I felt like these churches would come into the heart of community activities once again, they would come into even places of government and influence for the good of the whole communities in which they serve.
‘And I felt like the Lord was saying to the rest of the brothers and sisters around these communities to support what the spirit of God is doing through these churches, put down some of your theological barriers and some of your ‘oh they’re just the religious lot, we don’t really deal with them’, that type of thing, put that down and support and serve because it was Him, and He was mobilizing a sense of revival through this stream.
‘Wisdom and Counsel will be found in these churches for many. I saw many going, like they used to, and say: “I have questions, I don’t understand, my marriage is falling apart, my business is falling down the tubes, I’m going to go and find the vicar.” And that coming back into our land, and that it was a healthy thing.
‘So, I’m prophesying that bit that I’ve seen, not because God’s not going to move dramatically , dynamically into all the other church streams across the nation, that’s just the bit that I see, and it’s not a stream that I’m a part of.
‘You know how you would see a map, and then you would see the hotspots on a map? That’s how I saw some of these places. And I saw some within nearly all the major cities: Manchester, London, Liverpool, all the big strategic cities that these branches are coming out from. But I also saw, all along the South East coast there was just lots and lots of hotspots that were being planted out from these streams. And God was putting a spiritual guard on that Western coast strategically…’
- Reference to ‘hotspots’ reminds me of what Lydia Stanley Marrow’s had seen in July and brought a word on how and where Holy Spirit will be moving in Britain
- The location of that ‘spiritual guard’ is particularly interesting in view of the necessity for Therasa May to include the conservative Christian Democratic Unionist Party of Ulster in her parliamentary majority. Also, that intercessor and seer Veronika West lives on the western isle of the British Isles.