New things have come

Thank you Mike Parsons for this excellent reminder of who we are IN Christ – time to take stock and rethink, to be transformed by renewal of our minds (thereby able to check, ‘test’ and approve for ourselves what is Father’s will for us) Romans 12:1-2.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott  

Comparing the old and the new

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17).

When Jesus came two thousand years ago, He came with a completely new perspective and radically reinterpreted everything the religious people thought they knew. In my experience, He still does the same today. Here are a few things He has shown us in a totally new light:

Prayer – we used to pray from earth asking for God’s help from heaven, hoping that God would hear us from a distance. The new way is to come to meet Him face to face, to come boldly to the throne of grace, sit on His lap and talk to Him.

Revival – this is such a huge desire and expectation among the Christian community…

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Fresh fire to fall on the Church

Courtesy of Iris Global Ministries, Mozambique.

Thank you to the Lord and Yinka Oyekan for this published by UK Prophetic Words:

VISION OF FRESH FIRE COMING TO THE CHURCH

This morning Father whispered in my ear,

“If believers want to stand before kings on earth they must learn to kneel before the Lamb of Heaven.

“My desire is that everyone should get a chance to kneel before Me. So, tell My sons and daughters to ‘be strong, deny the self and proclaim the good news’. They killed My son because of it and those who love Me share in His sufferings.”

My mind turned to the images of the preceding night where he showed me a fire he was sending into his church. A glorious fire pointing to divine majesty, and our absolute dependence on him alone for true light. An envisioning fire, fuelling the passions and hearts of those who have truly seen him, for how can you serve anything else once you have been illuminated by him? A holy fire, demanding repentant hearts. An insistent fire, demanding obedience to The Father; a hungry fire, feeding our devotion.

Misty Edwards ‘God is a Flame’ (tap for song in new tab)

In Europe, I saw countless churches coming alive with fresh evangelistic zeal and Germany ablaze with a fresh fire. I saw Sweden, Switzerland, and some other countries of Europe filled with it, like a mighty wave, then following south, and back into Africa and the Middle East.

In the UK I saw that it will release a wave of new songs and hope. In the Southwest it will be a soothing fire bringing a wave of unity and healing into communities and a fresh sense of identity. In the East I saw thousands bending the knee to Christ. And I saw London, Edinburgh and Cardiff glowing with it.

Father’s love is fuelling a fresh wave of the Spirit. For the Lord will build his church and no pressure from the forces of darkness will prevail against it.

Yinka Oyekan, 5th October 2017

Yinka is Senior Minister of The Gate church, Reading, and the international team leader of ‘The Turning’ Evangelistic Outpouring.

The Hallmark of the New

After having looked at the dozens of prophecies for a new era in church and society we now need to consider the ‘nuts & bolts’ of how we can assist their fulfillment. In this post Mike Parsons brings practical instruction for doing so based upon our identity in Christ.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

What is the ‘new wine’?

In this series of posts we are looking at new wine and new wineskins. Last time we saw how the new wineskin is each one of us, both individually and coming together as a new order ekklesia, but what is this new wine? What does it represent? Here is some of what I have seen (and if you will engage with God for yourself, I am sure you will see some of this and more besides):

    • New governmental mandates and new government patterned after heaven. New revelation and understanding of how to expand the kingdom, subdue and rule from a new heavenly perspective of servant leadership.
    • New values and ideals. Jesus introduced the manifesto of the kingdom, a completely new way of living. As we have seen, the ekklesia is to be a reflection of heaven’s values, an embassy…

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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]

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.

Prophetic words and vision of pruning in church prior to harvest

These words, and ones received by others, continue this year’s emphasis upon the parable of ‘wheat and tares’ (as here and here) and are shown in chronological order. They’re published courtesy of UK Prophetic Words and contributors and, as usual, are to be weighed with the Lord :

A SHORT SEASON OF PRUNING THE DEAD WOOD AND THEN THE SEASON OF HARVEST

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven”

The Lord says, “The season of preparation is almost gone. The season of ploughing and planting is almost gone. The season of seeding is almost gone. The season of reaping, of harvest, of gathering in is almost upon you. But first,” says the Lord, “There is a short season of sharpening and pruning! It is time for Me to prepare My sickle to cut out the good wheat from the bad wheat. For My axe to cut the roots of the non-productive trees – those that have blossomed for years, giving every appearance of fruit, but bearing nothing! After that,” says God, “I will open My barns for the harvest to be brought in. 

“Did I not tell you that I would start by pruning all the dead wood? Did I not warn you that the dead wood will be thrown on the fire? You have talked about this for years. You have spoken My Word many times. Why are you shocked when I tell you that I meant every word I spoke to My servants the prophets?

“The season of ease, the season of lukewarm, the season of unpreparedness is over! Let the season of sharpening, of pruning, of shedding the dead wood begin!” says the Lord God Almighty.

Chris Bennett, 16th September 2017

A VISION REGARDING THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

This is not a word I give lightly; we need to pray!!

At Capstone Church last night the Lord took me into a vision.

I saw in front of me a beautiful old English oak tree; its trunk was wide and its roots spread all over the nations.

As I looked, I could see the branches of one side of this tree reached up to the sky.

But on the other side, I saw a large old branch; it was old and thick but I could see it was bending towards the ground. Then I saw that many brambles were reaching up from the ground and pulling it down. This continued for some time until I heard an almighty crack!

I then looked and saw this beautiful old oak had been split in half; the old branch was now fully on the ground and, quickly, bramble grew round the branch. As this happened the branch grew black and died, yet because of all the bramble it looked like it had many leaves. But it was not the tree branch that lived, it was the brambles and thorns that did.

As a looked, I saw the other half of this old tree struggled to live for a short time, but then out of the break, new fresh branches began to grow, with fresh new leaves.

I asked the Lord the meaning of the vision. He said:

“The tree you see is the Church of England. It has spread and flourished across the earth and many of its branches reach up to me.

“The old branch you saw is a branch that has become more and more entangled with this world and its fallen and perverted ways; in its desire to reach out and be understood, it has become compromised and entangled and pulled down. This will continue until there is a fracture; at this point a whole section of the church will fully fall away into the world. On the surface it will appear to be alive, but its life will be death.

“What’s left will be shaken and for a short time it will struggle to live, but then out of the break new life shall come forth.”

Simon Braker, 19th September 2017

Simon is founder of School of the Spirit, Leicester, and operates in the office of a Prophet. He’s been actively involved in equipping and raising up prophetic ministers both in the UK and overseas for over 20 years and is part of the senior leadership of Holy Trinity Church, Leicester.

Footnotes:
  • These words are in line with subsequent developments (as in yesterday’s reblog and elsewhere known to me) since my musing upon the schismatic effect of July’s synod in the Church of England.
  • How does Simon’s vision relate to the word received at the Ffald-y-Brenin retreat centre in 2014 about the Lord calling the CofE out of Lazarus grave?  That Gospel story involves the removal of cloth-strips associated with death, and is thus similar to this vision of a decaying, dead branch that will fall off the revived body.

A Press release from the Archbishop of the Christian Episcopal Church.

This news of Gavin’s consecration as bishop is only to be expected in view of July’s schismatic synod and prophetic words about the state of the Church of England, especially the vision of a broken oak tree received by Simon Braker only last week. UPDATE: see Archbishop Cranmer’s congratulatory blog.

Gavin Ashenden

Press Release from the Archbishop of the Christian Episcopal Church.

The Feast of St Michael and All Angels

September 29th 2017 :

Former Queen’s Chaplain Consecrated as Missionary Bishop to Anglicans in

the UK and Europe.

The Christian Episcopal Church of Canada and the USA, has announced the consecration in Vancouver, BC, during the course of an Episcopal Synod, of the Rt. Rev’d Dr Gavin Ashenden, a former Chaplain to the Queen, as missionary bishop to the United Kingdom and Europe.

Bishop Ashenden is charged with the responsibility of working as closely and collaboratively as possible with those Anglicans who are committed to remaining faithful to orthodox Christianity. In particular with the Free Church of England and the ‘Unity Forum’ that has been created to achieve that unity of purpose and action in the UK.

The Right Reverend John Fenwick, convenor of the Unity Forum, said: ‘Gavin’s stand for orthodoxy has been an encouragement to Anglicans in the UK and beyond. We look forward to working closely with…

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Book review: ‘Rejection Hurts’ by Steve Hepden

Question: what does Steve Hepden’s first book ‘Explaining Rejection’ and a famous British radio telescope have in common?

I will share that personal point after quoting a couple of many endorsements to his latest book, followed by the publisher’s comments:

Rejection is such a huge heart issue, crippling multitudes of people and no doubt affecting us all. In this book ‘Rejection Hurts’, Steve Hepden will help you diagnose your issues, and then map out a way for you to come into acceptance, forgiveness and love. So helpful; so freeing; so life-giving.
John Arnott, Catch the Fire Toronto & Partners In Harvest International

This is a wonderful combination of pastoral and practical insights into the power and effects of rejection in today’s society. Through storytelling and compelling biblical insights Steve offers a wealth of resources to transform the negative equity of rejection into opportunities to find healing and wholeness.
Rev Dr Russ Parker, 2Restore: Healing Wounded Churches, Farnham, UK

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The Church of England will die unless we read the Bible…..

The recent poll isn’t surprising in view of the July Synod’s outright refusal to refer to the Bible as the basis upon which politicians should ‘prioritise the common good of all people’ (as herein). So Gavin gently drives that lesson home…

Gavin Ashenden


As a new survey shows 60% of people in the Church of England “never” read the Bible, Gavin Ashenden says its time for the CofE’s leaders to step up
I’ve just come back from Russia. The last time I was there – 35 years ago – was when I became a Bible smuggler, and got caught by the KGB.
Two KGB majors ran the interrogation. They threatened to have me tried as a bullion smuggler (I’d failed to declare that a gold ring I was wearing was imported bullion). When I was found guilty, the sentence would be 20 years in the labour camp in Siberia, they said. In exchange for not prosecuting, they wanted the names of the contacts I was taking the Bibles to.
I survived the questioning, they didn’t get the names and I lived to tell the tale.
But why did I (and others) smuggle Bibles?

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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.”

Tap/click graphic for link to website

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.

Ex-Muslim terrorist encounters Jesus Christ in prison

Set aside half-hour to listen to Afshin David’s very vivid, astonishing account of his life as a devout Iranian Shiite ‘soldier’ of Hezbollah who, whilst in prison, was going to kill a Christian ‘infidel’ but decided to do it by means of demonic power. However, he then got attacked by demonic darkness and pleading the names of his god or his ‘prophet’ failed utterly – yet calling upon the name of Jesus Christ saved him!

Warm to Afshin as he vividly tells about his consequential bewilderment and struggle to receive clarity and a true knowledge and relationship with the living God. His startling, powerful encounter with Jesus outshines my story of similar spiritual contrasts.

I’m grateful to Revd Gavin Ashenden for publishing this excellent material.  It is highly informative as a comparison of some essentials of Islamic culture and scripture with the holy Bible. (See also his Beware the Oppressive ‘Rainbow Wooden Horse‘.)

Now watch the first part of Afshin’s testimony:

Part 2:

We praise you Lord for your mercy and rejoice in our brother’s salvation.