Bringing the Word of the Lord, through the voice of the Ekklesia to the nation!
We believe that God is still speaking into the Nation and the church is responsible for bringing that prophetic word to the attention of leaders, people in power and those who carry responsibility for the care of the nation. It is important that the word of the Lord comes out of a united ekklesia and we come together from our different streams to speak as one voice. This is a space for influential voices from the church, business, education and other spheres of influence.
Date And Time
Saturday, 8 February 2020, 10:00 – 20:00 GMT Add to Calendar
Reading – The Globe, Portman Road, Reading View Map
I’m privileged to bring news of this event convened by the Vice-President of the Baptist Union, Revd Yinka Oyekan pastor of The Gate, Reading, because I was most surprised to be invited to join discussions in its preparation.
Formerly Reading Community Church, The Gate was formed in July 2005 when two existing churches, Tilehurst Free Church and Groveland’s Christian Fellowship, joined together under Yinka’s leadership. Before I married Nina and moved to her town, I’d regularly attended TFC (Baptist) because it was where the Lord put me after my night-time encounter in 1989, as told here.
Whilst talking to the folks in Reading a memory of an interior vision suddenly ‘flashed’ – the operative word! – into mind. So I’ve dug into my files to give you a hint of the likely significance of Yinka’s above announcement. As with all prophetic visions it should be weighed with the Lord.
If you’re of the age when video footage of exploding nuclear bombs was often televised (during the Cold War), then you’ll recognise the description in this extract from my letter of May 1998 to TFC’s pastor Barry Kirk about Reading’s inter-church meetings and the fire of the Lord.:
‘At a very early Pangbourne prayer morning on 27 June 1992 [27 = 3 x 3 x 3 years ago!] I saw “a waterfall of golden rain which became like a nuclear bomb but in reverse”. When I later explained this to David D [associate pastor] he expressed interest in view of the vision of liquid fire he’d previously seen over Tilehurst.
‘What particularly impress me about tjis picture was that the golden rain (flames?) suddenly condensed into a focal point and there followed a brilliant flash of light. In films of nuclear bombs I’ve seen the immense flash was followed by fire.
‘Regret I’ve not got any relevant scripture for this but believe it may relate to TFC. Like that widespread ‘rain’, we’ve reverted into a more compact unit, or operation. Perhaps the next phase is for the Lord to ignite us into a powerful instrument, such that His light will go off like a mighty bomb.’
Subsequent considerations connected that vision to many meetings being held along the Thames Valley and prayers for God’s glory to flow through them into London.”