Someone was unable to go with friends from our church to a Kingdom Come conference in West Sussex and we were offered her place. Nina already had an appointment, so I took an unscheduled seat in their car and en-route was pleasantly surprised to learn what and whom we have in common! And that soon connected into this post!
I learned of our friends’ attendance several years ago at Winchester Vineyard church, where we went for monthly Encounter evenings (and prophecy courses) and got to know pastors Hugh and Ginny Cryer.
As a result of a ‘God-incidence’ in 2015 I introduced readers to them and their ministry ‘Culture Changers – Reconnecting His Family’ (as told in Heidi Baker, Cindy Jacobs: Prophetic Messages Applied and Verified).
We keep in touch through the monthly ‘E-zine’ but Ginny emailed asking if I’d publish the latest, which I’d already thought about and so replied, “Something in my spirit is excited about this and its timing.”
As Ginny says, “Although these are just little shoots – I feel that the Lord is really in this too.” I too am no great pray-er – so join in the Cryer’s request and rise up as ...
A VAST ARMY
I write this with urgency. We believe that the Lord is about to move powerfully in this nation once again. This time not just on the indigenous people of this land as in Wesley and Whitfield’s time but now in present day UK, where we are represented by many different tribes and nations who have settled here and can call themselves British.
For this move of God to come, I believe that the Lord is wanting to raise up an army and that we are all part of that army. His army for His battle for Britain today. Just as Rees Howells wrote about the battle for the skies and the heavenlies in 1940, so we are now called to wage war in the same way.
To be perfectly honest, Hugh and I do not feel we are great “pray-ers” and I want you to know that this letter is for those of you like us. To be even more candid, our hearts rather sank when we felt the Lord calling us to obediently follow Him to rally prayer gatherings. Yet we believe that the Lord has spoken to us from Ezekiel 37 – that we are like dry bones and that there is so much more that the Lord wants to pour into us – His very life! For that to happen He is showing us our need and wanting us to start to pray without perhaps always feeling the equipping to do so.
Will you join us? Will you, in this summer season of rest and holiday, when the flesh may crave “not now”; will you answer this call?
We really believe that as we all ask Him who we could gather and pray with (regardless of denomination or not), He will pull our dry bones together supernaturally and a vast army will arise, and it will be His doing to save a nation that is in desperate need.
“SO THAT THEY WILL NOT PERISH”
Does your heart sink? If so I would ask you to reflect on Jonah when an unbelieving sea captain asked him to call on his God but Jonah was asleep. The captain said incredulously, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish” (Jonah 1:6).
The thing that particularly cut me to the quick was the point that it is not about us, but about them! About all the peoples that do not know Him in our nation. Dear friends, this is not about how we feel either. It is about who we are. The Lord is calling ALL His people to come together in our homes and other venues to pray for our nation
We believe that as we step out in faith – the Lord will give us the strategies – not just to know how to hear the warnings of what the enemy plans to do – but more than that, He will speak to us from heaven showing the counter-attacks we are to use. So whenever there is a warning coming to us – “Seek me” says the Lord “And I will show you the strategy to stop it.” Indeed we believe the Lord is saying, “I will show you how to do it.” He knows we are not yet alive as He would want us to be and we probably know that in our heart of hearts too. All this is about to change! Will you answer this call to the “unqualified”?
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU!
Whether you live in the UK or not, I felt the Lord say that this applies to you too. If you are not living in the UK, please ask the Lord what your response should be, as our joint response is to serve Him.
So this is a time for action – a time to ask and pray about what YOUR response might be as part of an army which may usher in a fresh move of the Spirit of God in our nation. The issues are above politics, they concern the spiritual future of our nation We need His family to be reconnected and to call upon God, to forget our political differences and as a “Christian” nation to pray that God’s will shall increasingly be done on earth here as in heaven.
WILL YOU JOIN US?
A few months ago I had a text from a friend in Newbury. It was abundantly clear that his heart was to see this nation turned around once more. Since then we have met together in another home equidistant between him and us and our little gathering has begun to grow.
Indeed he has just sent me this prophetic word for the UK [previous post] which I think you would want to see. Here is an excerpt from it which is very encouraging for us as Culture Changers. Not least, as it talks of the importance of keeping the home fires burning at this time:-
“I see prayer gatherings beginning to emerge in the United Kingdom in an immense way, and many will be a part of many home churches/home groups, that will be very Apostolic and Prophetic in nature. Much of the prayer gatherings will come from these, and I see a great wave of the moving of God’s Spirit through these groups. It will be a grass-roots movement of God’s remnant there…”
Would you like to be part of something like this? If so then do follow our lead and just get going – the more vulnerable we feel – probably the more powerfully the Lord can use us. And if, of course, you are intercessors and all this makes your heart soar but you know you are already on course, then please pray for those of us who are starting out!!
GETTING ALIGNED FOR WHAT GOD IS ABOUT TO DO
To finish, in early 2012 the Lord spoke to us about not starting a movement but reconnecting His Family. Just this last week He sovereignly reminded us that now is the time. As I close you might like to know of two, of no doubt many more, events being organised by others who sense the urgency of this hour.
NATIONAL DAY OR PRAYER
One is the national Day of Prayer organised by David Hathaway of World Vision which to be held on 8th September in Westminster Central Hall.
CALL THE NATION TO PRAYER – AS ONE
The other is what looks like a smaller endeavour yet I feel has national importance too. On 29th September, Call the Nation to Prayer is organising, two linked gatherings, ‘As One’. First, at the old Coventry Cathedral ruins and later in the nearby village of Meriden, traditionally the centre of England. ‘As One’, is about unity and reconciliation, prayer and declaration to call forth the release of revival prophecy upon the nation.
Remarkably the date is on the same weekend as a small gathering at our home on Sunday 30th September.
A RALLYING CRY!
This letter is meant to be a rallying cry. We believe we see the beginnings of the Holy Spirit moving in our land once more. How thrilling to be part of it. Let’s not look down and be overwhelmed by what we see. Let us look up and get His perspective once more and know that He has a good plan and that we can be part of it.
Much love dear friends
Ginny and Hugh
PS: see this blog’s subsequent posts for responses….(next)
Richard’s Note – A Repentance Issue: this weekend sees yet another example of the End-times (#15 of About Signs) as the spirit of Herod influences the church (see this post) – read Revd Gavin Ashenden on Ely Cathedral and the Great Apostasy – note some images are extremely distasteful but convey the gross unrighteousness of such parades!