A week to the day after Lisa Tierney posted a call to pray against random stabbings a Libyan terrorist ran amok killing three people in Forbury Gardens in central Reading, Berkshire.
Yinka Oyekan, pastor of The Gate in Tilehurst, Reading, posted on this prophetic word on his Facebook yesterday:
THE BATTLE AT HAND IS A BATTLE FOR THE GATES OF THE NATION
(Last night I I started the evening in tears and deep grief and pain over the senseless killings in a beautiful public garden in our town, I stayed up to pray and Father downloaded this word to me)
“I am calling the United Kingdom back to righteousness
“Understand this, my heavenly activity always attracts demonic opposition. Therefore, speak to my Daughters, speak to Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Kent, London and Birmingham. Speak and do not be silent; tell my daughters to raise up their watchmen pick up their shields, strengthen their gates, gather their nobles and sound their trumpets, let her priests burn incense .
“Tell Bristol that she shall be a breaker of chains. I have seen her people throw of the stench of historic abuse, I have watched them cast down her idols and throw off the yoke of slavery. Tell Bristol I will give her a new identity, I will fight for her, heal her and restore her. Tell her to turn to me that she might have clean garments.
“A great renewal is coming to Reading, but it will be through much sifting. The Gates have been shaken, but I have heard her cry and seen her tears. I promised you My glory shall visit, and the time is drawing close; speak to Reading say to her ‘Fear not precious daughter for your gates shall be fortified, you were a place people passed through, but no longer, you shall be a place people flock to, a great spiritual awakening is coming’.
“Tell Southampton that she will be a beacon of light. I will ease her infrastructure and lighten her load, for she has spoken up and eased the burden of my people.
“Speak to Kent and tell her to get ready. She shall be a source of a new cultural renaissance. Call it forth, speak it out, declare it, says the Lord. No longer on the edge but at the centre of an artistic and cultural awakening
“Speak to Birmingham and remind her that she is called to leadership. Let the sleeping giant rise for you will be more than the heartbeat, you will be a source of great economic strength for you have laboured on behalf of the poor.
“Speak to London and remind her to be kind, to be patient to serve. Tell her watchmen, I am still in the process of redistributing power, what you see is not the end of the story, there is more to come, for the old power structures are being dismantled. But I will still strengthen Elizabeth for she honours me, I will take her along a new path but she will have to be a peacemaker for she fears My name, her wisdom will be called upon, and I will bless William for his compassion, his charity and his love for his fellow man, a man in whom there is no guile.
“Tell my daughters that as in the days of Daniel, angelic help is on the way. Daniel prayed with perseverance – do likewise.
“And Son don’t be discouraged, remember I am with you”
In the early hours as I prayed my heart was greatly strengthened my spirit revived and my pain eased although the deep sense of grief remains as I feel the pain of my town weigh heavy on me. Pray for the families affected in our town.
Veronika West also posts on Ignite Ireland Ministries:
THE READING TERROR ATTACK; FORBURY GARDENS…”THE LION OF JUDAH IS ROARING AT THE GATES….THE POWERS OF THE ENEMY SHALL BE PUSHED BACK…THE WALLS SHALL FALL AS MY GLORY RISES IN THE NATION”…!!
Last night as the news broke about a terror attack in FORBURY Gardens in Reading my heart cry was Father have Mercy…,as those words came out of my mouth I heard the sound of the ROAR OF THE LION OF JUDAH….and I saw the FORBURY LION STATUE come up before me and I heard these words…“THE LION OF JUDAH IS ROARING AT THE GATES OF THIS NATION”…,as I heard the Lion of Judah Roar I saw a battle unfolding in the realm of the Spirit and I heard these words…”There is a battle for the Gates of this Nation”...but then I saw His Glory at the Gates….I saw the Captain of Angel Armies and a multitude of Warring Angels at the Gates and I heard the Spirit say,
“LISTEN!!! FOR THE ROAR OF THE LION OF JUDAH CAN BE HEARD AT THE GATES OF THIS NATION….BUT WATCH FOR JUST LIKE THE WALLS OF JERICHO THAT CAME TUMBLING DOWN, SO THE WALLS OF RACISM, INJUSTICE, DIVISION AND DESTRUCTION WILL COME CRASHING DOWN…I say to you Beloved, it’s time to Rally the Troops, to Awaken the Mighty Warriors for a Battle waits at the Gates…but I say FEAR NOT for My Glory shall Arise to push back the powers of darkness that threaten to overthrow the Destiny of this Nation…I say this Nation shall BE SAVED AND THE GATES SHALL BECOME A DOORWAY THAT LEADS TO TRANSFORMATION AND REFORMATION IN THE NATION”..!
AMEN and again AMEN.
References to battle for this nation are historically resonant because centrally placed, the Forbury Gardens would possibly have been the perimeter of the Viking camp built 1,150 years ago at the river Thames’ south-bank confluence with the river Kennett during their invasion and attempt to conquer Wessex. The future king Alfred and reigning brother Aethelred’s army got close to the encampment only to be beaten back by the emerging Vikings (Reading Museum and Wikipedia Battle of Reading). The Forbury Gardens are situated on land at the western end of Reading Abbey, as established in AD 1121 by Henry I (see paper for town churches’ spiritual mapping).