Hebraic Year 5778 – Year of the Open Door

Further to Dave Hood’s reference to ‘open door’ in his For such a time as this I thank Chris Bennett and UK Prophetic Words for this on the new Hebraic year:

5778 – YEAR OF THE OPEN DOOR!

If the coming year is the year of the open door for Israel, then it is surely the year of the open door for Christians too. I read relatively little prophecy from others, that I may know that anything I speak prophetically is from God rather than something already implanted in my mind by another’s prophecy. So this, like anything else I write, is what I believe I am hearing from God.

We’ve heard a lot about open doors lately. I’ve written about it and so have others. I/we’ve had ‘open doors’ prophesied over us three times recently and, indeed, new doors have been cracking open before us. So when I read the other day that the Jewish new year, 5778, is the Year of the Open Door, I sat up and paid attention.

“Have I not opened every door necessary to bring you thus far?” says the Lord. “And will I not open every door necessary to ensure your path in the future?”

I feel the Lord saying that He is clearing a way for revival, opening doors of opportunity, preparing hearts both for the work and for salvation. He is changing mindsets from doubt to expectancy, and He is fulfilling the expectant heart by His Spirit.

Doors are opening for all His children. Some will be the answer to prayer, but some will be totally unexpected opportunities for bringing even the most lost of people with the hardest of hearts to the throne of grace.

Yet the most important doors the Lord is opening are the doors to revival. In the UK, this has already started to happen. In America, the course that President Trump is taking is opening many, many doors to revival. Indeed small spiritual fires are already burning in places, and I feel that, under the example shown by Mr Trump, many more will start until America is ablaze with revival.

“PRAY!” says the Lord, “PRAY for REVIVAL, PRAY for YOUR LEADERS, PRAY for YOUR CHURCH, PRAY for YOUR CITIES, PRAY for YOUR FAMILIES.

“LET YOUR PRAYERS RISE AS A SWEET AROMA BEFORE ME”, says God, “and let my enemies be scattered as I arise and bring MY SPIRIT with REVIVAL to both the UK and AMERICA and from there to THE WORLD.

“This is the season. This is the year. Now is the time to TEAR DOWN those things that hold you back. Now is the time for HARVEST. Now is the time for my spirit to show the world that I am God, that I am the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. That is my name and I will be heard throughout your land!

I have OPENED THE DOOR, I am coming, and I am bringing REVIVAL with me!” says the Lord!

Amen.

Chris Bennett, 26th September 2017

[White Door in Skydoor by Nattavut, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

‘New era’ prophetic words for Scotland and UK

The Lord’s moving across Scotland is being picked up by prophetical folk and it reminds me, maybe 20 or more years ago, of a surprising subtle sensing of something.

From the windows of the prayer room at the top of Ellel Grange I had a good view over the countryside in all directions. I recall feeling a distinct difference between the spiritual atmosphere in the north and the others. I believed it could ‘blow’ and bring blessing from the Lord to the rest of the country.  As I was situated south of Lancaster then Scotland lay far over the northern horizon.

Many years later (2013) I heard Revd Dr Sharon Stone raise a ‘clarion call’ of prophetic words for 2014-16 to the nations of the United Kingdom, with Scotland in a prominent position as far as the Kingdom is concerned. Her profound words were re-visited upon the 2014 referendum for Scottish independence and the stunning 2015 general election.

Before reading and weighing the latest prophecies, let’s note these extracts from those words on Scotland’s identity and purpose in God (emphases mine):

  • “You have started a quantum momentum for the rest of the UK and Europe for you are no longer at a crossroads but you have crossed over. As with the Israelites when they crossed over from the desert to the Promised Land everything changed. A warrior mentality had to be restored, prophetic activity released…
  • Scotland you are not a mother nation like England but a father nation who fights for what is just. So prophetic warfare, praise and intercession will shift your land and help align England and other nations as well.

UPDATES:

1. THERE’S A FRESH WIND FROM HEAVEN BLOWING – FROM THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND DOWN THROUGH THE NATION. The Lord woke me up during the night, whilst in Scotland, and began to speak to me as I was hearing the howling winds outside.

This WIND will blow with such intensity that many will be urged to prayer and we will see the release of the Father’s plans in their personal circumstances and in our nation.

Many small HOPs (Houses of Prayer) will begin as this FRESH WIND blows out the old cobwebs and ushers in the NEW!

Patsy Southway, 3rd October (PICK Ministries)

2. WORD FOR SCOTLAND + UNITY NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN UK. – I’m increasingly aware of the spiritual warfare taking place over Scotland and of the eternal consequences thereof. For example, I see witchcraft on the increase yet on the run. I see it being beaten back, defeated and returning on its perpetrators – and that is the reason for the enemy’s ‘recruitment drive’ in that area. I hear the prayers from the Hebridean Revival echoing down the years. I see the Lord, delighted to hear them once again and urging today’s ‘Scottish Remnant’ to pray like that, with that urgency and fervour, once again.

The prayers of His faithful rise to Him as incense and that incense is filling His bowls. The time of outpouring is so close now. I see the bowls being tipped and just starting to spill out. The Lord is about to move. I believe it’s going to start on the mainland this time. Although the islands will not miss out, they will not be the starting point.

I believe it is starting North of the Moray Firth, but will spread South very quickly. I believe Holy Spirit will move through the Highlands and into Central and Southern Scotland very quickly. This coming move will not be slow but rather it will be one of Gods ‘suddenlies’.

First I see that Holy Spirit will move on the church, then on the ‘world’ exposing sin, especially corruption and evil, before moving on South again.

“The church in the whole of the UK is about to get stood on its head,” says the Lord, “while the rest of the world shall look on in awe and wonder.”

“In Scotland, the wounds of the past will be healed. The Blood of the battlefields will be forgiven and the stains removed! Yes, even the stains of Culloden and Bannockburn will be forgiven and healed. In England the sins of history will be repented of, forgiven, and healed.”

“Yes,” says the Lord, “There is a new start coming and it will bring a unity never before seen in the UK. The church, My Church, My Bride, shall lead the way with great repentance on both sides, great healing, and great joy! Watch, as I fulfil my promise and heal your land. If My people will turn from their wicked ways, repent and forgive the past, then I, the Lord God Almighty, will forgive them and heal your land! And the rejoicing, the freedom, the healing shall be such as will catch the attention of the world in awe and wonder!”

Chris Bennett, 10th October

3. THE ROAR OF REVIVAL. My supernatural waves have been released upon the land of your nations. They fall with great power, and their roar can be heard throughout the cities and towns. My waves will flood inland and touch every home and family.

My Roar will release the captives and their chains will fall away as they move into a season of quickening. The babes in faith will grow into supernatural warriors in a matter of days, weeks and months, rather than years. Each one will see hundreds and thousands bend the knee before my Kingdom Throne.

Revival will see the heart of My Church rise into its rightful place in the bosom of the communities that it serves. My bride has made herself ready, and she calls you to the banqueting table, come and join together as your name is written in the Book of Life.

Isaiah 51:14-16 – The cowering prisoners will soon be set free; they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread. For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar — the Lord Almighty is his name. I have put my words in your mouth
and covered you with the shadow of my hand — I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” (NIV)

Philippians 2:9-11 – Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (NIV)

Revelation 21:26-27 – The glory and honour of the nations will be brought into it.  Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (NIV)

Fire Ministries International House of the Prophetic, Elgin, 26th Sept

4. SPIRITUAL WARFARE CONFERENCE, Glasgow Prophetic Centre, 27th October (link via image)

Jarrod Cooper: a fresh prophetic vision of God’s glory invading society

Thank you to Suzanne Payne at UK Prophetic Words for the heads-up on Jarrod Cooper’s previous post Many Prophets are Prophesying a New Era!, and this extract from his 500: Are We At The Dawn of a New Era of Glory?

GLORY ARISING – A FRESH PROPHETIC VISION OF GOD’S GLORY INVADING EVERY SPHERE OF SOCIETY

This summer (2017) God has been speaking to me about a new era of outpouring that is growing in these coming decades, following the 500 year anniversary of the start of the Reformation.:

The Church will be filled with glory. A weighty sense of presence that has grown since the early 1900’s will begin to flood every corner of the Church – even the most stoic of church expressions will be found weeping at the wonder of His goodness again. Of course, there will be a backlash, that the coming glory is a figment of overly excited “Charismatic” imaginations, but the rising tide of glory and power will reach everyone who is thirsty – the coming move will be so obviously brought by the hand of heaven, that most of the Church will eventually open itself to new realms of power.

The Catholic and even other more “High” traditions will begin to be influenced powerfully by a new presence from heaven. The beauty of history and liturgy will blend with presence and glory, in ways many Pentecostals and Charismatics have thought impossible – and glory will rise upon the most historic of churches.

The Church will become more of a movement, and less of a club for members. She will pour out into the streets and the various strata of society, invading the very fabric of communities. She will meet in buildings large and small, facilitated by new types of church governmental structure, that are fluid, relational, releasing and non-bureaucratic.

Denominationalism will give way to Kingdom authority, led by servant apostles. Different streams or tribes in the Church will no longer be seen as competition, or lacking doctrinal accuracy. Instead, each tribe in the Kingdom will bring fresh emphasis, a strength that the whole Body of Christ needs. New authority structures will create Kingdom flow that lacks bureaucracy and releases the Saints to march across the land in power.

Church unity will flow as never before – such will be the harvest of souls. There will simply be too many people being saved to worry about the politics of pastoring. No longer will pastors fight over members – they will send each other members when their discipleship systems become overwhelmed by the sheer numbers.

Signs and wonders will become incredibly commonplace – even among children, and denominations formerly thought of as “dead”.

Indeed the dead will be raised, remarkable healings and miracles, transfigurations, men and women glowing at the presence of God. Some will be lifted off the ground, objects will move, the smoke of glory will fill streets, rooms, stadiums, parliaments. It will rain indoors – even oil will flow in miraculous ways. The wonders will cause worship to God and become so commonplace in certain locations, that they even seem to no longer fascinate the believers.

But these signs will fascinate the world and eventually be impossible to ignore, even by the most wary of media outlets.

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

God said “My glory will invade politics, carried on the shoulders of the ambassadors of heaven. Men and women who have met me in my glory, will be given the opportunity and mantle to stand for office and call my presence in.

Prayer meetings will run like rivers through parliament buildings. The EU will become engulfed in a war for its soul, as the Kingdom of light begins to penetrate even the darkest corners.”

The war for power in the boardrooms and cabinet rooms of the world will rage – but a new grace from my hand, that seems to melt even the greatest authorities will begin to invade meetings and conversations. While some have felt an “Elijah-like” confrontation will be the thing that turns men of power around, it will actually be a release of softening grace that will melt the hearts of kings and presidents. This is the age of grace and glory. Favour from the hand of God and man will be released in the earth, and the Church will be established as prince among the mountains.

A rising of a new type of missionary from the Church will begin to transform politics locally – strong, spiritual, biblically literate and fearless, the Church will march into the political arena ready to be a city on a hill.

MEDIA AND THE ARTS

The Church will become known again as a womb of creativity – art, music, words, media – Christian artists will be recognised as the source of immense creative expertise – as training schools in the arts arise in every city, nation and continent.

Film makers will send shockwaves throughout the world, explaining the fallen brokenness of man, melting the hardness of pride and releasing a longing for divine grace and healing. It is the arts, not politics, that will touch and reshape the morality of nations back to the image of God. Through stories, song, the retelling of divine history, the arts will capture the hearts of humanity and make many question the moral anarchy that has swept the world.

Stadiums will be used for church services again and again. The greatest auditoriums in the land will be filled. The arts and signs and wonders will run like streams, blending into a river of grace and glory that will capture the hearts of millions. Kings, presidents, the influencers of the world will weep in worship at the presence of God. Royalty will fall prostrate before the Fathers presence.

Revivals will accompany theatre companies. Anointed productions will be performed that lead the audience to overwhelming travailing of soul. Queues will go on endlessly as people long to be in God’s presence and hear the words once again. Audience members will convulse in their seats, cry out, rush the stage, run out to the streets, overcome by the Holy Spirit’s presence, in deep repentance. Some will be left overnight in the theatre, as the glory of God moves and crowds become immobile under the hand of God’s glory. In some areas this will become considered a normal response to the arts, such is the power and anointing of God at work.

Successful and renowned singers will begin to turn their concerts into evangelistic campaigns – even giving away bibles, taking altar calls and working with local churches. In some great auditoriums, multiple celebrities will give testimony and perform, with thousands giving their lives to Christ and leaving new churches planted.

Small radio stations will spring up across the earth broadcasting the Gospel, power and presence of God – telling the stories, releasing the testimonies of communities in regional areas. They will become the new pulpits of the airwaves. Thousands will be healed simply by listening, as the wisdom and wonder of God floods the airwaves. Some of these places will become so successful, larger stations will model themselves on the pattern of these glory stations.

GLORY INVADING EDUCATION

Schools, colleges and universities will be in upheaval at the moves of revival. Christian Unions will hold prayer meetings that fill up like assemblies. Outpourings of the Spirit will interrupt classes. Teachers will at times become preachers, as God’s presence moves so strongly in the classrooms. Many will fall to the floor overcome by God’s presence.

Great wars will be fought around the classrooms, as the enemy vies for the minds of the young – but the glory of God will prevail. Schools, colleges and universities will be swept up in visitations of glory so strong, that head teachers will be unable to finish prayers and speeches, and as they weep under the hand of God and the young people assembled begin to sing under the infilling of the Spirit.

“Missionary” will become a common recommendation for careers advice – the hunger for millions to carry God’s glory to the ends of the earth will grow, as the compulsion of love drives a new generation to invade every last corner of the earth with the Gospel.

GOD AND MEDICINE

God’s glory will empty some hospitals. Saints will go in, and prayer will fast become another normalised route to wellness. There will be many times when wards are emptied by the visit of a group of glory carriers.

But what is more remarkable is that it will become acceptable again for doctors to pray and lay hands on the sick. They will see the dead raised, intensive care patients radically healed, and many will come to faith in hospital.

In many places, prayer will become activity accepted, taught and recommended as a legitimate means of healing. Some medical universities will specialise in prayer for healing, helping to release an army of “divine doctors” able to walk in miracles and medicine.

Some hospitals will develop “miracle teams” who are trained and released to move around the hospitals praying, caring and comforting the sick. Churches will be set up in hospital wings.

GOD AND THE FAMILY

The make up of the family will be restored not by the laws of man, but by a movement of grace upon the broken hearts of humanity. The oil of God’s grace will flow upon the earth, and through encounter after encounter, the hearts of humanity, so hungry for approval and acceptance, will be restored to the Father’s Heart.

There will be outpost, after outpost, where a restoration of families will become the norm; divorce will drastically reduce, fatherlessness will fade, sexual confusion will give way to peace and holiness. In some places it will be the Church that become the “father and mother” of communities, bringing stability, nourishment, approval, discipline and tenderness. The Church will seem, in some places, to be almost a parental figure in the nation, rather than an irrelevant relic. Adoption and fostering ministries will explode across church communities, as God sets the lonely in healthy families.

GOD’S GLORY ON BUSINESSES AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Businessmen will be touched powerfully by glory, and become Generals of Commerce – releasing finances and resources into the global harvest. But not only will they resource ministries and churches, but their very businesses will become strongholds of the Kingdom, bringing societal transformation and change. Godly business men and women will be seen as spiritual elders in the cities, and many will run churches alongside, and even within, their businesses and staff. The commitment to transform a city or region will mean businesses become places of Kingdom rulership, to better advance the glory of God across an area.

The glory of God will disrupt the business day again and again! It will seem some leaders will have to trust that everything will get done, and profits will be made, as some will give up days to prayer and seeking God, allowing staff to be in God’s presence, rather than remaining on “the production line.” But these businesses will prosper greatly in God’s hand –bringing wealth and influence for the Kingdom. Habakkuk 2:14 states that, “The knowledge of the glory of the Lord is going to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.”

Jarrod Cooper, 3rd October 2017

Holy Fire coming in two phases

The following prophetic words brought by Chris Bennett add to the few posted on this blog of many in the public domain about a cleansing fire from the Lord, especially re Capstone Church. In reiterating the ‘wheat and tares’ parable it reinforces a vital theme I’ve written about for the past eight years that’s now coming ‘to the boil’!

Chris posted this on Facebook the same day as the astronomical alignment resembling the ‘great sign’ of Rev 12:1. However, he’d surmised that the event isn’t related to the scripture because preceding parts of that book have yet to be fulfilled (eg. chapter 11’s two witnesses). Also, bear in mind pastor John Kilpatrick had a prompting that event may be a breakthrough for other ‘signs’.

Chris writes:

‘This follows my recent word about burning up the dross.

‘A long time ago, in 1904, Holy Spirit fire swept through the UK starting in Loughor, South Wales. It was led by one Evan Roberts, and that fire spread throughout the world including a house on Azusa Street, Los Angeles, under the leadership of William J Seymour. Millions came to salvation through these revivals and the off-shoots all around the world, and everyone is now waiting for the same sort of thing happening today.

‘The Lord will bring fire once again to His church and to the world. We know this much already because it’s been prophesied for decades if not centuries. The ‘signs of the times’ that Jesus and later Paul spoke about are almost universally accepted as being upon us. Earthquakes, floods, fires, storms – we’re just missing that few moments of stillness when the ‘still small voice’ of the Lord will be heard.

‘Actually, that still small voice IS being heard! I hear Him say,

“I am sending My fire once more. I am sending My fire in TWO PHASES!” (Note this is not to be confused with the three waves I wrote about recently.) “These two phases are first on the church, and second on the world. My Word speaks about judgement beginning in the church. The fire I am sending is NOT JUDGEMENT, rather it is the clean-up, the separation of wheat and tares. This will cause the church to DIVIDE, to split, because of the GREAT FALLING AWAY spoken of in My Word!” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

“The FIRST PHASE of this Holy Spirit Fire will be upon the Church.” The Lord continued. “The SECOND PHASE will be upon the world and will come as A WORLD WIDE REVIVAL. So much has been prophesied about this. Many are seeking more of that which came in past years – like in Wales and in Azusa Street, but have I not said, ‘do not look back’. Look what became of Lots wife! Have I not said in My Word, ‘Behold I am doing a new thing, do you not see it?’ – (Isaiah 43:19)

“For Behold”, says the Lord, “I will do a new thing again when I send My Holy Spirit Fire upon you once more. This coming FIRE OF GOD will mark My people for ever and will separate them. I have called My people to be separate from the world – IN the world but not OF the world. As with Paul’s jailer and Cornelius, whole families, whole clans and tribes, will be swept into My Kingdom because of the actions or healing of one key person. THIS COMING REVIVAL WILL BE KNOWN AND REFERRED TO AS THE ‘FIRE REVIVAL’, where hundreds, even thousands at a time will come running to the Mercy Seat at stadium events like those visualised by My Servant Paul Cain.“

“LISTEN TO ME! This coming revival WILL BE LIKE NO OTHER BEFORE IT.!” says the Lord of Hosts. AMEN?’

Selah! Let be so Lord!

[Graphic credit: World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

London awakening’s torch taken into the nation

Some recent news courtesy of Michael Marcel at UK Awakening:

‘I am happy to say that the move of God that began at Capstone, Ilford, in June is beginning to gain traction. There are a few bold people who have received at Capstone and have recognised what God is doing and are starting ‘Revival’ meetings.

– Sunday 22nd October and Sunday 29th October at 7pm, Good News Church, Senior Citizens Hall, Duke Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UR.  ‘We do think that this is a genuine move of God that could develop into something big.’

– Saturday 14th at 7.00pm, Living Waters Four Square Church, The Scout Hut,387 Kenton Road,Kenton HA3 0YG.

– Every Wednesday and Friday, Bethel Church, 11 Delaware Street, Preston, PR1 5XT

‘A good friend of mine has ministered to three different streams in three days and “The power of the Holy Spirit fell in all settings; people weeping and shaking under the power of God”. He has seen this abroad a lot, but this is the first time he has seen it in the UK, in such a consistent way.

‘God has great plans for our nation, but He cannot do it without our help. The above meetings are a start, but we need hundreds of fires to break out here.’

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An Anglican ‘branch’ to bring revival

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…’

Footnotes:
  • 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.

Finding unity concerning the ‘End-Times’

Thank you Wanda for this helpful reminder upon our needing to ‘keep the main thing the main thing’, as Bill Johnson often stresses.

Wanda Alger.ME

In recent months, there has been growing speculation about signs and symbols in the heavens and escalating world events predicting a soon and coming Rapture and Great Tribulation. At the same time, there is also a growing segment of the Church that isn’t looking for a Rapture, but a great spiritual Revival with the best days of the Church still ahead.

There are well-known and respected leaders on both sides of the issue. Best-selling authors and several key evangelical leaders have been prominent proponents of the Rapture interpretations. The Left Behind series has had a huge impact on the Church. Yet, John Wesley, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, and many of the church fathers including Josephus, believed the “Great” tribulation that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:21 already happened within the first century church.

These differences of biblical interpretation have been around for decades and they will probably continue…

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London awakening: old and new prophecies on this move of God

A couple more updates from Michael Marcel, whose websites on historical and current revival-related events may be read at UK Wells and UK Awakening respectively:

CAPSTONE MOVE OF GOD PROPHESIED 12 YEARS AGO
This is a word given by a woman I respect who has been in full-time ministry for many years.

“Having watched the London Awakening meetings I felt it was time to release this dream The Lord gave me almost 12 years ago. The Lord showed me a group of people who had moved from Manor Park to Ilford and was now ministering in Ilford. I saw a group of 11 people worshiping on the streets of Ilford going from street to street, but the interesting thing was a woman was in the front-line and she was dressed in a flowing bridal gown.  I then said to the Lord, what is this? And He said this is a group of prophetic people /prophetic ministry that is coming to Ilford who will prepare the way for My return; they are a bridal group operating in prophetic ministry.  I noticed in the dream there were 11 people who were committed at that time in dream  I also noticed that worship was key to this group in preparing the way and a people for the return of Christ.”

A PROPHECY ON CAPSTONE’S NEXT PHASE

Michael writes on 9th September that Capstone Church is still going strong and entering a new phase, as indicated by this prophetic word delivered by Simon Braker of School of the Spirit Leicester:

“As we stood in worship the Lord took me into a vision. I saw a giant bowl in this room and it was full. The angel went to the Father and said, “Father it is full,” and the Father looked at him and said, “Well then, get a bigger one!”.

“I saw that bowl being tipped into another bowl, and what is here now was dwarfed, because the bowl was so big. What I hear the Lord say is He has been building it up to this moment, and it is no coincidence that Apostle Che Ahn is here tonight and Jerame (Nelson) is coming next week, because from this moment it shifts into an apostolic flow, that it is going to break into a new level in the nations.”

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RB Footnote:

Che Ahn is one of the leaders of Revival Alliance and founder of Harvest Rock Church, Pasadena. In June 2008 when opening a large gathering connected with an outpouring in Lakeland, Florida, spoke of a 1984 prophecy of revival in southern California. (See a few videos of worship at that event in my blog New Britain: Spiritual rains have started.) Since early 2016 (here) Che’s associates Jerame & Miranda Nelson in San Diego have been experienced a Holy Spirit outpouring.

London area awakening: refiner’s fire testimony

I’m honoured and grateful to Paul Marriott for having contacted me direct about his visit to Capstone Church, as told in the first half of the testimonies published by my friend Michael Marcel.  (I noted his confirming my impression of visiting that church as being like Toronto and reference to the burning bush, which featured in my meditations over several weeks.) Paul’s illuminating account of personal discipleship in giving the glory to God is published with his kind permission:

‘I came across your wonderful blog today and it blessed me greatly – thank you…

‘I wrote this testimony below on the 18th August. In the past 10 days my wife, daughter and myself have even been more profoundly affected by what is happening at Capstone and we could probably write several more pages of testimony. The Lord is moving in very deep and remarkable ways in the UK and He is using an extremely humble fellowship at the back-end of nowhere in Ilford, East London, to ignite the London Awakening, which is already having a profound affect across not only across London but also the nations of the UK and beyond into the Nations. I think the key to what is happening is humility – the Lord favours the humble – not so the proud. I hope this encourages you brother.’

MY REFINER’S FIRE TESTIMONY

‘The very top testimony below (ie. previous post) is mine from a week ago. What isn’t stated here is that it was the culmination of a significant period of private prayer where I asked the Lord to lead me through effective repentance of anything that put self above Him. As a result of a discussion with a dear friend whose faith-walk is a yardstick of integrity, I asked the Lord to cleanse me of all hindrances and blockages in me that would prevent me hearing His voice or understanding His word; I asked Him to purify me in His refiner’s fire of all the dross and impurities (the burning bush was not a consuming fire but it represented ‘holy ground’) and finally to make me a holy vessel fit to be poured out for His purposes.

‘On the day I went to Capstone Church Ilford, which I had never heard of before, I’d added a statement in my prayer group, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one could find a church where man completely took his hand off the service and allowed God to run it?” – to which several in that group responded with a resounding “Amen”. It seemed that no sooner had I uttered that and they had responded than the 2 prophecies mentioned below (ie previous) appeared in my facebook feed and the rest of the below became history.

‘Since then my passion for Jesus has grown exponentially, I am totally in love with Him; I have unspeakable love for my wife and family; Amanda and Sarah have been incredibly supportive. I dance like David danced in every time of worship, my love of the lost knows no ends and I am now daily leading people to Jesus or making Him known to them on a journey they are wanting to undertake. Talking of journeys every train and bus trip and high street walk and shop visit is a befriending-for-Jesus-time and even my hospital appointment today resulted in Him being made known to the waiting room in an utterly friendly way and in my praying for various people there to be healed.

‘In 12 days since I first attended Capstone I have been healed of a very painful post-viral knee condition (I laid claim to Isaiah 53:5d – by His wounds (stripes) we are healed); I feel like 26 and not 62; lost 14lbs in weight (1.5 stone over 3 weeks) – largely from “worshipping with all my being” which has now attained a remarkable prophetic edge (who me this previously demure 62-year-old Englishman?) and also within a week have attained an admittedly medically-aided blood-pressure reduction from 173/117 on Mon 7th August to 136/72 which I was told today…is the blood pressure of a healthy 17-year-old! I’ll have that. 1 Corinthians 1:31 says “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord”. Indeed I do and I give all the glory for this transformation to God

‘To my surprise even attempting to share such a testimony has led to numerous negative reactions (to the point where some will attempt to explain each part of the testimony away) but many spirit-filled encouragements too.

‘That however is another story. For now I’ll ‘just’ GIVE GOD THE GLORY.’

Paul Marriott, 18th August 2017

‘That was over 3 weeks ago now and it has not all been plain sailing as the Lord is doing a very deep work in me, showing me the effects of carnal thinking and convicting me of my sin nature and taking me through confession and deep anguish of repentance on my face before Him…a sobering, cleansing and releasing experience. I have discovered that fear of man is a snare that has caused compromise in my life…not pleasant to see where fear leads – but this is a direct as a result of praying and asking Him to make me a clean, pure & holy vessel fit for His purposes. I am learning too the importance of accountability and deeper submission to others (my wife especially!) in their exercise of wisdom & discernment. I have discovered that deep seated insecurities had affected a lot of my thinking and led to people-pleasing above God or family. I have been ‘addicted to doing’ out of guilt feelings rather than a true and deep love for the lost. All that has to go and the Lord is inviting me to take His yoke upon me instead, which, by comparison is light and easy. There is no going back to the religion of compromise – I have discovered that the journey out of bondage is not easy but I sense that the outcome and fruitfulness will be awesome.’

(12th September)

Selah!

London area awakening: some testimonies

Thank you to Michael Marcel for circulating these testimonies of what is happening in Ilford (click/tap logo for link). I hope to post an update very soon to the first:

The 2 prophecies over Capstone Church took me to streaming the video of their service and the anointing in the worship was palpable. The Lord said “Go” and I went. That was on Saturday and I returned Sunday morning. I received a full baptism in the Holy Spirit. The refiners fire of God fell upon me and He did open heart surgery on me then and there. The level of anointing is increasing the whole while. It has not lifted off once since Sunday morning, although He gives me quiet contemplative periods of learning from Him between powerful ministry times and openings to share testimony. The power of the anointing is in the humility of the pastors, leaders, the remarkable congregation and the participants who are hungry for Him. He is meeting everybody who humbles themselves before Him and asks. The church is allowing Him to lead the meeting. Such a precious spirit.

I wasn’t able to go to the Capstone meetings in London; instead I watched an evening online. It was utterly powerful – the whole worship band ended up on the floor filled with the spirit of joy and laughter; every single member of the band was touched by the powerful presence of God. As I was watching I noticed some people’s faces were shining, not from camera lights but from the presence of God. Jeremy Nelson spoke on the keys – the opening of all the things that where stuck. It spoke to my life and I felt so blessed by his message, but what touched me most was when he was about to finish speaking, and he looked into the camera and said – you too watching at home be filled, and the Spirit of God fell on me. I felt peace and warmth and a sense of hunger to see and experience more of heaven.

I visited Capstone and indeed the presence of God felt like 1994 and afterwards I have noticed an increase in hunger in myself which I am truly grateful for.

A Spirit-filled vicar said to me (Michael) that she had never experienced the depth of worship she experienced when at Capstone.

A few of many testimonies from Four Square Youth Camp:

When we sent the boys our only prayer was that they encounter God in an unforgettable way. God is so good.. he has done more then what we asked for.
One would not stop talking.. he said he was so shocked at the way God works through people. The anointing was so strong on him! God’s presence was so strong on him when I prayed for him.

One of the boys’ parents said the boys stayed up till 2.00am last night praising and worshiping God in their bedroom. This is a huge change because a few weeks back the boys would not even open their mouth during church worship! This change is only possible by the Holy Spirit.

God broke down my emotional walls, I’ve been out of touch with my emotions for a while, but was so overwhelmed yesterday morning and just couldn’t stop crying, it feels good to cry again!

Big Ben chimes and a vision of holy Zion

At the close of a message on the power of holy communion by Bill Johnson’s wife Beni, I whispered to my neighbour at Revival Alliance gathering that in 2012 Beni prophesied about bells for the Queen’s jubilee (The Especial Significance of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Bells).

“It Is Time!”

No sooner had I said so than Beni referred to it and that, as Big Ben’s being upgraded, so too is Britain getting an upgrade! (Note Tony Puccio’s vision last March of the tower arising from the ground.)

Prior to that, the hour of last Friday’s post-lunch worship was powerfully awesome and Beni claims to have seen angels moving into a Parliamentary meeting!  If that’s so then it will be interesting to know the outcome in due course.

Afterwards a Romanian couple Geani and Madalina Baiceanu, with whom we’d become firm friends from the first night, told us Beni’s reference to Big Ben reminded him of a prophetic vision related to it. I’m grateful to Geani for permission to quote his account, which Madalina has since sent me:

‘On 24th March 2017 during the 24 hour prayer meeting at our church, while praying Geani had a vision where he first heard a bell chiming and then he saw mount Zion.

‘He saw sound waves coming down from the top of Zion towards the bottom of the mountain. The sound waves were traveling like light and he could see from above trees and stones and from between the stones he saw dry bones getting covered with flesh and coming alive and forming live people. The people started shining and the light radiated from them as they came alive (and it) was chasing the darkness away.

‘He then heard God’s voice saying:

“The bell rang. It’s time to rise up. You are my children. Rise up! 

“It’s time to shine like the stars in the sky. Say My Word to be heard! 

“Bring the worship to me. If you will not worship me, the stones will do it. 

“Come out from the world and I will be with you now and forever.”

After Geani mentioned it we had a brief chat and in view of his reaction to what Beni had said I thought his vision’s related to Big Ben. Madalina confirms more details:

‘Yes, the connection was with what Beni Johnson said and that the chiming was the sound of Big Ben’s chiming.

‘The mount Geani saw was very beautiful, a beauty he never saw in the natural and he knew internally that such beauty can only represent Zion.

‘Regarding the time, he knew there’s an urgency as in being about to happen because of the voice he heard. The voice was like a thunder but didn’t see a specific time.’

Vision of Christian warriors, more on the angel’s message and a ‘wake up’ call

Final day at 9.00am and keen to be with new friends in His presence

After having been away it’s intriguing to compare our spiritual impressions with others who’ve heard from the Lord. After the first evening at Revival Alliance UK 2017 at least thrice-daily ardent worship started cleansing the New Bingley Hall in Birmingham.

Upon entering the auditorium it felt exactly like on my recent visits to Capstone Church, Ilford (extra meetings continue this month). And the sense there was just like when we travelled to Folleys’ End Church in Croydon’s Surrey Street market some years ago. On the opening evening of a weekend-long gathering there a ‘rock’n’roll’ guitarist opened up worship with extraordinary musicianship – after that song he addressed an unvoiced question I’d had!  As worship proceeded, Holy Spirit’s presence could be sensed and so it was just like when we’d been in the sanctuary at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship.

We were where Jesus Christ attends church!

SO, this time with Revival Alliance we were back in Toronto and the outpouring of God’s blessings once again. Many received a good measure of healings, including ‘D’, who’d sat beside us that first evening. Later, she responded to a word of knowledge Carol Arnott had from the Lord about someone having too many platelets in their blood. On going forward, ‘D’ said the problem’s caused her a great deal of pain but God has given her a promise in her own year of jubilee – and she’s 50 years of age. She soon began feeling the warmth of God’s power to bring freedom from pain.

NINA’S VISION OF WARRIORS

The next day we were unable to find ‘D’ until we saw her coming towards the building as we left for the lunch break. She told us how well she’s now feeling. We grinned and then I noticed Nina had gone silent, beyond conversational listening, and gazing very intently – but not at our friend, at everyone!  Is she alright?

“Everyone’s changed,” she says a minute or so later. “We’re wearing armour and ready for combat!”

I ask her what’s happening and she explains her sight did a sort of shimmer, or rather our bodies did. So I ask, “Like watching people going through the Stargate (movie)?”

“Yes”, replies Nina, and so we realise her natural and spiritual senses of sight became active to show another – truer – reality of believers in Christ as spiritual warriors. It looks as if it would be heavy and cumbersome armour but it’s light and supple, being spiritual.

The images are akin to when Nina attended the funeral of an atheist friend’s husband only to be shocked to ‘see’ people walking around as skeletons!  They’re the walking dead because unbelievers are dead to God. But believers are not only clothed in Christ but also in holy armour for fighting satan’s servants.

With that vision in mind let’s read Chris Bennett’s Facebook entries about the army of the Lord after having the vision of an angel warning him the Lord’s drawn a Line In The Sand (3rd Sept), which I didn’t read until yesterday (emphases mine):

THERE IS ANOTHER LINE IN THE SAND (4th Sept)

Yesterday, I wrote about a line in the sand as the Lord applies it to us, but He also gave me an interpretation of it as applied to the forces of evil. I wrote that interpretation to a dear friend and the effect was such that I am prompted to share it wider.

I wrote : “I felt the Lord say over you, “So far but no further. I will only allow so much to attack you, then – no more! I am limiting the enemy’s ability to harass you. I am setting my army around you. You are mine and I will protect and preserve you. I have plans for you that are as yet unfulfilled. So I rebuke the enemy. Thus far – not one step further!”

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

I feel a move in the Spirit. I feel the enemy is being dragged back from the worst excesses he was planning. The Lord is rebuilding His church just as Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. He is restoring hope where the world has been openly mocking us. He is restoring faith where faith has been shredded and all but destroyed. He is sounding a rallying cry to every Christian who will respond.

“TO ARMS! EVERYONE TO HIS OR HER POST. LET THE TRUMPETS HERALD A GATHERING OF THE SAINTS IN A WAR-ROOM TO PROCLAIM AND DECREE THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD AND TO DECLARE FRESH HOPE FOR ALL MANKIND! IT IS TIME TO CALL A COUNCIL OF WAR IN EVERY CHURCH, EVERY TOWN AND VILLAGE. IT IS TIME FOR THE WATCHMEN TO WATCH AND STAND GUARD, FOR THE INTERCESSORS TO INTERCEDE DECLARE AND DECREE THE LORD’S WILL BE DONE, AND THE PROPHETS TO LEAD AS THEY HEAR AND SPEAK AND ACTIVATE THE WORDS OF THE LORD!”

“DO NOT SAY ITS NOT MY JOB! IT IS EVERYONE’S JOB. LET THE WORSHIPPERS LEAD YOU INTO BATTLE FOR THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S AND THE ENEMY’S WALLS WILL COME TUMBLING DOWN!”

I looked to the hills around us. The horsemen and chariots of Israel are in position. The Army of the Lord is ready. The trumpeters are standing, trumpets raised, ready for the command. The Lord stands to His feet and His voice rings out over us, “NOW IS THE TIME. LET BATTLE COMMENCE!” The enemy forces rise in unison with the Soldiers of the Cross. I see the Ark of the Covenant, carried by the priests, take up position ready to lead the worshippers into battle. Then . . . the battle cry is sounded.

Are you ready? Is the Army of the Lord, on earth as it is in heaven, ready? Then let us wage war on Satan and all his demon army. We cannot be defeated, the battle is already won! AMEN.

WAKE UP! (2nd Sept)

“Before you set about trying to get the Church right with Me – get yourself right with Me.” says the Lord. These words hit me like a brick as I was browsing Facebook today.

“Mote and plank! Cast the plank out of your own eye before you try to point out the mote in another’s eye!”, He continued. “My Word speaks about a spotless Bride, and so she shall be, but to be part of a spotless Bride, you must be personally ‘spotless’ or how can I use you to clean up the Bride?

“This is one of the last calls to personal holiness!”, says the Lord, “For in the coming months I will be ‘cleaning house’ in My Church. I will be ‘cleaning house’ among those I have appointed and anointed and many will lose their influence and some their platform because they have abused the anointing and have turned aside from the path upon which I set them!

“Why ‘one of the last calls’? Because I am raising a new Holy Army among My people, and these shall be anointed to carry the Church through the End-time. If My people will align themselves with Me and with the path upon which I have set them, then I shall add to their anointing, confirmed with signs and wonders following, and the world will recognise them as Mine.

“However”, says the Lord, “There will be two countermeasures the enemy, Satan, has set up ready to combat My people. First, he will counterfeit everything My people do, and you must discern the difference. Second, he will attack, harass, persecute, and try to bring down My anointed in any way he can, and you must stand in the face of this. Only by keeping themselves pure and unto Me shall My people stand and remain standing” says the Lord of Hosts.

A ‘wake up’ warning to a still complacent church.