Unity and Schism

An important and sound reflection in view of recent issues that have upset many of my readers. Am particularly pleased with Nicholas’ central emphasis on ‘accountability’, which is where the many non-traditional, modern churches can be vulnerable – yet 30 years ago ‘heavy shepherding’ gave rise to concerns and reaction to steer away from that style of pastoral oversight.
When I objected to joining a church as a possible new believer the Lord gave me the definitive answer by opening my new bible to Hebrews 13:17 – ‘Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so their work will be a joy and not a burden, for that would be no advantage too you.’ Such a clear directive was foundational to my journey along ‘The Way’!

All Along the Watchtower

Today I have spent some time reflecting on history and tradition, having watched Gavin Ashenden’s presentation on why he left the Church of England. Earlier in the week, I read a post at Cranmer’s site about the problem of schisms in politics and churches. Christianity has a long history of dividing into factions. In the very pages of Scripture we read:

“For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corinthians 1:11-13, NKJV)

Verses like these present us with questions. When is it appropriate to put aside one’s differences and go…

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Decree & Declaration over Church & Government

We join and stand in agreement with Passion For The Nation’s publication this morning of the following (issued under heading ‘Government’, which I’ve extended as above):

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“The remnant lifts up its voice with a joyful shout. From the west they praise the majesty of the Lord Yahweh, and in the east they give glory to the Lord God!” Isaiah 24:14

Lord, we declare in this season a new desire to praise and to worship will come upon Your people, that the sound of the Name of Jesus will arise, transforming atmospheres and touching lives.

We decree and declare in this season, the church will carry and model Your message of reconciliation and unity into our nation with power and sensitivity, that all communities divided through religion, culture, social status and political opinion will be healed in Jesus’ name. We decree, destructive past experiences will be replaced by new positive ones, that respect will replace hatred and love replace fear.

We declare in this nation, a new level of unity and “oneness” is being released, so in the Name of Jesus, we speak over the separation between the indigenous British church and the spiritual sons and daughters from other nations within the UK that the love of God will overcome every personal and cultural divide, that all giftings and callings will be honoured, welcomed and utilised.

We declare Apostolic and 5-fold ministries within the land, the leaders of streams, of spiritual houses and denominations will recognise the significance of the times, standing together and moving together as respect, honour and trust increase between them.

We declare a new spirit of love and co-operation will rest upon all generations to work together and we call forth the spiritual mothers and the spiritual fathers, in the Name of Jesus.

Now Lord, we thank You for all those You have positioned within our Parliamentary System for this time, irrespective of party allegiance. We speak Your strength, Your wisdom and Your mantle of authority upon them, that Your voice will be heard clearly sounding above and beyond every other voice.

We decree and declare over every secret discussion, debate and vote in these days, the boundaries, borders and sovereignty of this nation; judicial, legislative, physical, spiritual, political and economic will be marked out, established and concluded according to God-given Kingdom purpose and timing.

We declare the Cabinet, Government and Opposition parties, will work shoulder to shoulder, as God-given direction rises above party allegiance, political agendas and personal preference. We stand in Your grace and we declare a fresh alignment of the words and thoughts of our leaders with Your will, that Your plans for this nation will be established.

Footnotes:
  • Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation
  • For the scriptural principles involved visit this site’s Decrees and Declarations.

An insight on Smith-Wigglesworth’s ‘Word and Spirit’ prophecy – intertwining like the confluence of two mighty rivers (GPS #27.1)

At the beginning of last October we saw the double ‘God-incidence’ of having blogged on the Jean Darnall and Smith Wiggleworth’s visions and then learning about a prayer meeting being held by Call The Nation To Prayer that weekend in connection with both. It’s like the Lord used GPS, or Global Prophecy Signalling, to catch our attention and remind us that although decades old, they are still ‘in play’ and waiting to be fulfilled – ie. ‘now’ words.

Now, yet another double ‘God-incidence’ clearly attests to the Lord stressing the great importance of the Smith-Wigglesworth ‘Word & Spirit’ prophecy, as though four pieces of an invisible jigsaw are being put into place!  Last weekend what Steve Hepden and Chris Bennett had heard from Him was published by private email and public blog (UK Prophetic Words) respectively. Steve kindly permits me to publish what he received in the weeks before Christmas:

It is over three weeks ago when I first heard God speak to me.

I was walking up the road from the shops with a loaf of bread and was more concentrating on my walking and crossing the road. What surprised me was the suddenness and spontaneity of the word as I was certainly not thinking of this.

The essence of my prophecy is ‘the Word and the Spirit’ and I thought of something Smith Wigglesworth spoke in 1947. Having always loved and appreciated Pentecostal and Charismatic church history, this came to mind. He said, as part of his prophecy, ‘When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen.’

Why now? I believe it’s a reminder to the older generation, a new word to this generation and a call to prepare and position ourselves to enter into it.

Here is what I heard:

“There is a distinctiveness between Word and Spirit, yet they go hand in hand together.
However, in the move of God to come, the distinctiveness will remain but there will such a joining together that the synergy produced will become more powerful than you have ever seen. For the sum of the whole will miraculously be greater than the sum of the two parts. It will be like two mighty rivers coming together in a confluence where something greater, deeper, wider will happen and at the point of joining there will be disturbance. The influence established by this will be far greater than each individual river.

“This joining together will be an intertwining of the one into another and even though joined and thus influencing each other without measure, they will still maintain their distinctiveness. It really is a marriage. The Word and Spirit are different in nature, they are unmistakable, clear-cut and defined. Yet they will serve each other and bring their own distinctiveness together to enhance and release each other further than ever before. The Word will be the source by which the Spirit will move in the drama of signs and wonders and with such a purity of fruit, being the character and the Spirit will express and manifest the Word with power and authority in gifting.

“Some say you are men and women of the Word or others say you are men and women of the Spirit, but this will change dramatically and people will not know what to call you and will even wonder what is happening. There have been forerunners over the years and they are scattered over the Nations, yet it is time for everyone to be challenged and inspired in a way that has not happened before, for the fact of the matter is that everyone can come into this and in an accelerated way. Do not stay where you are, move forward by making a choice to open yourself up to the Spirit of God and to the illuminating Word of God, for the New Year will bring a new day for you.

I have been meditating on this prophecy and It’s amazing how many scriptures you can find where the Spirit and the Word are in union and unity.:
Ps 107:20, ‘He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.’
Luke 1:34-37, Mary said, ‘how will this be?’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.’ ‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ ‘Let it be to me according to your word.
Rom 10:17, ‘So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’
Acts 6:8, ‘and Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.’
John 6:63, ‘The Spirit is the one who gives life! Human strength can do nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are from that life-giving Spirit.’

However, there is an indictment from the lips of Jesus and I want to live as far away from that as possible. Matt 22:29, ‘Jesus replied, you are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.’

A challenge we need to take serious note of.

Steve Hepden, 5th January 2019

Footnote: See also Book Review: ‘Rejection Hurts’ by Steve Hepden

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Day of Prayer for Britain, 26th January at Wembley Arena

‘…who through faith subdued kingdoms, ruled with righteousness and received what God had promised’  (Hebrews 11:33)

After posting Plymouth’s Pray UK announcement I was sent a copy of Evangelist-to-Europe David Hathaway’s letter to prayer partners on the urgent need to convene a day of prayer and fasting at Wembley Arena, London, and from which I quote below.  As in posts by others published herein, he too refers to our need for deliverance from ‘Egypt’!

David returned from 3 days of prayer in Athens where he sought the Lord’s blessing on the Day of Prayer, and upon ‘reflecting on my film the Rape of Europe, I saw a whole new significance in Brexit, from a Biblical perspective! I shall share something of this in Wembley!’

‘Time is short – the situation critical, both for the fulfilment of prophecy and the imminent Return of Christ – and Brexit, which is part of end-time prophecy! As I write this, Theresa May is calling for discussion over her Brexit proposal and a final vote on Tuesday 15th to decide the future for our nation! But because the EU has offered no changes, she cannot win the vote – and will probably delay this vote again until the last minute! This leaves us in a difficult position, for which not one of the main political parties has a solution. I believe with all my heart that God has the real answer – but because the majority of the nation does not have a firm faith in God, this brings an awesome responsibility to those of us who do! I believe in the power of a God who is greater than men, and the ultimate power you and I have to change events through the power of prayer.

‘But look at Hebrews 11, Paul’s teaching on faith and, as I write this, the Holy Spirit is showing me from vv 32-40, Gideon, Barak, Samson, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, whose weakness was turned to strength and routed foreign armies. I believe that if we PRAY with FAITH, we can do the same today! You and I will do this together – even routing foreign armies! This is my vision for Wembley – coming back from Athens and Mars Hill – you see why I went there!

‘For too long ungodly government decisions have been decided by a minority. Now is the time for us as Bible-Believing Christians to take action and have a voice in the future of our nation! This is a call for us to unite as Christians – forget our differences and call upon God to determine the future of Great Britain! The politicians have failed us over the last two and a half years – now is the time for God to act!

‘Either we need a Moses to deliver us out of Egypt – or even more dramatically – an Elijah to confound the prophets of Baal and call down Fire from Heaven. But in Elijah’s day, that Fire from Heaven fell on the altar! This is why we desperately need our Day of Prayer and fasting in Wembley – to raise that altar for God to act, literally it needs a miracle, and only God works miracles, to save this nation! 2 Chronicles 7:14 is clear, ‘If My people…’

‘(In) leading this significant Day of Prayer – believing that each one of the previous Days we have held has stepped up to a higher level – September 8th 2018 changed my life forever! But Wembley on January 26th will take us to a level even higher still – until the Glory of God comes down to our nation!

‘…God has begun to move – and I shall pray that new Holy Ghost Fire will fall on this nation so that, as we unite in repentance, a greater move than the Welsh Revival shall change the hearts of this Nation.

‘I have a vision – for you and for this nation. When I received the Holy Spirit in 1946, I obeyed the Scripture where Paul says ‘covet the best gifts’. I didn’t ask for miracles or even healings, I asked for the gift of Holy Spirit Faith, because this has governed my whole life since. I want to live Hebrews 11:32-40 now!

‘In addition to Praying for Britain we have a comprehensive programme of evangelism for 2019: Ukraine – Russia – Armenia – Lithuania – Israel. I am, first and last, an evangelist!’

Your brother in Christ Jesus
David Hathaway – Eurovision

‘As One’ happening in the UK’s newest City

This welcome news is yet another fulfillment of the prophetic word on unity brought by Heidi Baker four years ago this month. (Btw: this blog’s all-time most popular post.) Also note on the ‘ripples’ vision: David Gilbey writes the effect “first came to me personally in January 2015, shortly after The Lord told me to start a prayer movement in my home City of Chelmsford”, as reported here.

Call The Nation To Prayer

God is uniting His Church – we are seeing ‘As One’ happening all around the Nation! 

Here is an article from this week’s Chelmsford and Mid-Essex Times by The Bishop of Chelmsford:

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Chelmsford became a City in 2012.

Skylark Church is a large Charismatic Church in the City.

David Gilbey also Co-ordinates Call the Nation to Prayer.

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GPS#11 part 1: influx of calls to intercede for Britain!

Last month’s republished prophetic word on castles and the call to pray for establishing God’s rule in our nation was January’s most popular post.  So far this month a number of calls have come to my attention on the importance of intercession for Britain – not so much as a shower of ‘jigsaw pieces’, but more like God’s Global Prophecy Signalling system in operation.  On the last day of that month the first ‘buzz’ came from one of my readers and I sought and received permission to publish. ‘AD’ writes:

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‘As a quick introduction my husband and I returned in Aug 2016 from 43 years in South Africa because the Lord led us to. It’s an incredible story in itself, but the reason why He has brought us back is to declare Life over UK, to build up and to plant. This morning after listening to the amazing speech given by President Trump I said, “That’s wonderful and I rejoice in his courage but Lord what about UK?  What’s to be done to begin to heal this wayward and fractured country?”

‘Instantly I heard the Holy Spirit say, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,  then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place”. 2Chron 7v 14, 15.

‘It’s so familiar that I could have just thought it up myself as an answer.  However every word was forcefully impacted on me as only the Holy Spirit does.  The point is, the Church is responsible for both the problems and the solution here.   It’s not for a denomination; it’s for His people, called by His name, to hear.  Christians to humble themselves and pray.  Find out by seeking His face what He is wanting to do. Unite and come together to pray as the Church in UK and so halt divisions caused by pride and prejudice. When we pray and seek His face together He will command the blessing.

‘Give up and turn our backs on all the wicked ways that have become the norm for Christians and repent of our sin personally and collectively THEN He will enter in and do what is needed.   It’s vital that the call to all believers can go out with the clarity of the Trumpet or Shofar call.  The Church is the answer to all the questions today.  It’s why Jesus warned us we would need to take up our cross just as He did and follow.  It leads to death but results in Life.’

‘I thought of contacting you as I read your posts.  Perhaps others are confirming this word and maybe it can go out using Christian media or however it can.  Like a fire it will run through the church first, and then spread to burn the dross out of the country allowing his grace and favour to reach the lost again.  I’m intimidated at the task as I sense it’s a crucible time for UK but I had to share.  May His people unite to fear His name and establish righteousness in this nation again.  He has called His Church to be the head and not the tail.   It’s time.’

AMEN, indeed it’s time LordLater, in her reply the next day, ‘AD’ adds:

‘I was struck again how faithful God is in answering prayer.  This scripture was a response from God to the many specific prayers made by Moses in 2 Chronicles6 vv 18 – 42.  Even when I visited Israel many years ago and prayed at the Wailing Wall, and put my request for an impossible restoration in a chink in the stones… the Lord magnificently did the impossible…and now I just realised He was answering Solomon’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 6 v 32. Humbling but amazing!  Faithful God.

‘Even when we as a country deny him he remains faithful because He cannot deny Himself.  I think of the many times He has poured out revival, salvation, healing, and hope on this nation.  Apart from the disciples I don’t know of a nation anywhere that sent out missionaries with the word that gives Life like this one.

‘I’m believing the fire will fall again as in chapter 7 v 1.  Let it be.  We are all called to be salt to preserve and light to show the way and it’s urgently required now, but we as believers have got to respond if our sins are to be forgiven and the land healed.’

Finally, just now ‘AD’ replies to my advice of publication and reminds me of a picture I’d thought of in the night as being appropriate in this mini-series but forgotten! (So what I had gives way to what is now displayed, AND relates to the Jean Darnall vision – see Library under 1967 for links.) ‘AD’ says:

‘It’s very encouraging how much The Lord is doing in the UK. I had a vision of a dark map of UK with small pinpricks of light. .then as the numbers grew they all started to join up creating large areas of light all over. I’m looking forward to that!’

Aren’t we all!  AMEN – let it be so Lord.

The very best days of the Church are fast approaching

An especial thank you to the Lord and Jeffrey Stewart, and to UK Prophetic Words for publishing this word, which provides not only a second confirmation but also a very precise one of a scripture I’d already quoted (footnote refers; formatting mine):

GOD HAS SAVED THE BEST DAYS OF THE CHURCH FOR LAST

The Lord Jesus says:

“You are a privileged generation. You are a generation that makes Me immensely proud.

“For it is THIS generation that will walk in FAR more revelation than any previous generation.

“It is THIS generation that will walk in FAR more anointing than any previous generation.

“The END of a thing is better than the beginning. (Eccl 7:8)

“The Days of the Church that you are about to see will far exceed its beginning days recorded in the Book of Acts.

“You look in awe at the things I did in the Book of Acts. You look in awe at the power the Church in the Book of Acts walked in.

“I tell you that what My Church is about to walk in shall cause the Church in Acts to be pale in comparison.

“The Church you are about to see will walk in far more love, far more unity, and far more anointing than the early church ever imagined.

“My prayer for the church to be ONE, even as I and the Father are one, in John 17 will be answered in your generation, just as every prayer I pray is answered. Yes, many of you will see this and rejoice. As will I. What is impossible for man is easily possible for My Father. My People WILL BE ONE just as My Father and I are one. Just as it is in Heaven.

“From this unity will flow unified prayer as you have never seen. Just as I honoured such prayer with a mighty outpouring of My Spirit in Acts 2:2 and Acts 4:31, I shall honour these unified prayers with a great outpouring that will shake cities as I shook Jerusalem.

“The Great Commission will be fulfilled in this generation. You will see this and rejoice.

“My people will walk in such anointing, that:

“one will enter a town and every demon will flee. Even demons in people who are possessed will not be able to remain;

“another will walk in such anointing that he will enter a hospital, AND EVERY sick person in that hospital shall be healed.

“When I turned water into wine, the master of the banquet said that he normally served the best wine first, but at that wedding, he saved the best wine for last.

“I tell you, I have saved the BEST DAYS OF THE CHURCH FOR LAST.

“I have saved the GREATEST MIRACLES for last, too.

“The miracles you saw in the days of Moses, as great as they were, even the splitting of the Red Sea, shall pale in comparison to what you are ABOUT to see.

“The miracles you saw in the Days of Joshua, as great as they were, even the stopping of the Sun and the Moon in the sky, shall look SMALL in comparison to what I am ABOUT to do.

“Before I return, every person on earth WILL KNOW that the Gospel is true. They may not all accept it, but they will be WITHOUT excuse.

“I am IMMENSELY proud of you. You are a HIGHLY HONORED generation.

“Men from the past longed to see what you will see.

“You are the final runners in the relay race.

“You are My ‘A’ Team.

“Those who came before you are trusting you with the baton.

“I am confident you will complete the race before you. You will make Me proud.

“You were created for this day and this time. You will see the Church be what I meant for her to be.

“You will see this and rejoice. As will I.”

Jeffrey Stewart, 17th January 2018

AMEN, AMEN and AMEN again !!!!

Footnote:

The reference to John 17 is remarkable!  My introductions to the last two posts refer to RJ Dawson on Jesus destroying division and to my encounter with ‘Christian’ aides of the Accuser. Instances of condemnatory criticism return my mind to Jesus’ prayer to our heavenly Father, as recorded in John 17.

In fact, only yesterday – the day Jeffrey posted the above word – was I discussing that issue with RJ Dawson on his original post as he’d responded to my re-blog. He then quoted from his book:

“A long time ago in an upper room far, far away, 120 people got real. Within a matter of days, their number had increased to several thousand. After only a few years, the community had spread far and wide, achieving phenomenal growth well into the tens of thousands of members, each person having a purpose and each very real. Over the next few centuries, however, another assemblage emerged. Its characteristics were strikingly different. It did not possess the powerful testimony of the earlier group. Miraculous happenings were very few and far between. Its varied teachings were impure and often incomprehensible, and the active participation of every member in ministry was not emphasized. As a result, the great love and concern for one’s fellow believer held in high regard by the originals was greatly lacking, and its unity was coerced. And sadly, gone in this assembly was the total dependence and trust in the Lord Jesus, His dominion being replaced by that of others.” © 2001 by R.J. Dawson. Real Christianity—The Nature of the Church. All rights reserved.

I replied: ‘Exactly so RJ. I’m of opinion that as soon as the gospel according to John went into circulation then satan’s strategy would be to thwart Jesus’ prayer at John 17:20-23!’  I didn’t quote it because we both know it, but he then quoted it in full:

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

Its so obvious that, after being defeated by the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, the hater of humanity’s prime strategy would be to attack and wreak division throughout the body of His disciples. Through such disunity, deep divisions and inability to do the ‘greater things’ that Jesus promised in John 14:12, the enemy of our souls duped humanity into not believing that God really did send Jesus to save us from our sins and deliver us from bondage to satan.

So, thank you Lord for indicating that at long last Your prayer will soon be answered. Let Your Word become true in our day…

Selah!

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.

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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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Vision of a New Apostolic Reformation

With thanks to Yinka of The Gate, Reading and to UK Prophetic Words. The location of this vision is especially interesting in view of Lynne F’s 2001 vision of the Body of Christ in Britain arising like a sleeping giant, of which two intercessors reported similar impressions last year (comments to Prophetic Significance of PM Mays’ Speech in Philadelphia).:

YINKA OYEKAN: PROPHETIC VISION OF NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION

As I left Cornwall on Friday afternoon (10th Feb 17), I had a vision of a New Apostolic Reformation emerging across this United Kingdom. I saw Apostolic leaders walking arm in arm with and serving denominational leaders in humility.

In this emerging season the bride will be empowered as her leaders serve her and wash her feet. For her leaders now understand these revisited Ephesians 4 graces were never to create a platform for an individual, nor were they sent in previous generations to fracture the body or boost the ego of man but rather they have been given to mobilise a powerful bride where every saint ìs equipped and looks more like Christ.

One equipped saint will feed 1000 hungry souls, ten will feed a city. Father’s purpose and focus in a new apostolic reformation is not only to revitalise the priesthood of all believers where the extraordinary will become ordinary, but to ensure her pastors and leaders are supported and discover a new confidence. Empowered pastors will empower their flock.

I saw intercessors hovering over this move like Angels, their prayers ascending to Heaven providing an echo of his glory over the nation, a prayer covering of incense thick as a cloud. This cloud has been a faithful witness rising before the throne room. The prayers of the saints have covered these shores, and hidden Fathers purposes from the enemy; now Father having received her prayers is doing a new thing.

These intercessors will not be seen as an optional extra in church life but will be seen as central to Father’s purposes, they will walk arm in arm with this new apostolic reformation.

Father will bring extraordinary Ephesians 4 Ministries together into a new apostolic liberty, and this time they will flow as one, understanding and embracing each other, no longer fractured and isolated pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelists, but rather flowing as peers in one river.

Father is particularly determined to build up Church pastors who have felt isolated and will provide in this reformation a safe haven where they will be loved and supported, served and equipped within their denominations, and they find access to committed peer relationships outside and within.

Denominational leaders will embrace and support this new apostolic reformation as honour will flow in both directions. This reformation will have a new name, previously hidden by Father which he will reveal. All this is part of the latter rain.

Father has been shielding this new apostolic reformation from the eyes of the enemy but he will soon bring it to light. I see a new generation of leaders who serve and use their strength to build HIS kingdom and not theirs. There will be signs and wonders within the church and without, as this new wineskin emerges. It will form the basis of a new unity movement.

Note: for  more on Cornwall see Yinka’s Facebook entry 14th February.

Heidi Baker: God’s awakening Europe – and the Anglicans!

Thank you to Suzanne Payne of UK Prophetic Words and especially to Dave Hood for this link to an important prophetic word from Heidi Baker of Iris Global ministries.

Heidi foretells the Lord’s appearing in dreams to Muslims, Sikhs and Buddhists across the UK, which will be talked about within their communities – God’s going to start showing up as ‘The Man in White’.

They will, therefore, seek an understanding and, says Heidi,

“The Lord is going to allow the Church to explain in the most glorious way who He is, not just in words but with actions and in Truth.

“I feel like there’s going to be an Awakening again…”

She goes on the speak prophetically about the Church being filled with the Love of Christ and taking it outside church buildings, moving into communities and neighbourhoods  and ‘taking and sharing tea’ with those who’ve come from other nations, whom the Lord has brought into Britain, especially a radical move among Sikhs, “the Sikhs are going to seek!” and the Church needs to position itself for this, to get ready and not wait but go out – as in the word on A New Move of God and Unity she brought two years ago. But now she says,

“I see a radical move, a radical move in the Anglican Church. The Lord says the Anglican Church is going to be woken up afresh – there’s going to be a fresh fire – a fresh wind – a fresh baptism – a fresh move. I see the Anglican Church awakening, awakening, awakening, awakening, awakening.

“I see thousands and thousands and thousands of people who were baptised as babies being claimed by the Father and they’re literally coming home to the Father’s House.

“I see these old cold buildings, old cold buildings, ablaze with the fires of love, ablaze with fires of love and God – WOHHH there’s going to be an awakening in the Anglican Church, there’s going to be so much fire and so much Presence and there’s going to be no place for barriers, no place for division, no place for “Who are you and where were you ordained?” – they’re going to be calling you from (various) churches saying “Help, help, help us, help us!”

She continues by saying the Lord tells us not to call seminaries ‘cemeteries’ any more because He says,

“Call them up to be raised from the dead for I’m about to visit the cemeteries and the seminaries”, says the Lord…

“I’m going to visit, I’m going to visit and I’m going to cause even cold hearts to burn with fire…get ready, get ready, I’m going to send you out to the left, send you out to the right…”

This also reminds me of the word received at Ffald-y-Brenin in 2014 that the Lord is calling and resurrecting the Anglican Church out of its grave, as with Lazarus. (See this post, and this one for my subsequent observations on that promise.)

Also, on 30th October Dave Hood emailed these comments:

‘I don’t know if you have seen the Heidi Baker video but about 9 days ago, before I saw this video I had been praying and Psalm 133 came to mind and all of a sudden I get a picture of The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – he is wearing white ceremonial full length robes, with some light coloured trim sewn on the edges as well as his mitre.

‘And he has a look of utter ecstasy on his face and he is absolutely drunk in the Spirit, just about standing, but his robes from the top of his mitre to the full length of his robes are completely covered with the Holy oil of the Spirit. So unctuous and thick is this oil it is like honey, viscous and full and it’s just dripping every where the hem of his robes is just leaving this wonderful wake, not a wake of death but a wake, wave of life, as he
gathers himself moving forward. I just sensed there was an anointing coming from the head of the church, the Lord Jesus, to, the head of the Anglican church in this nation. It was more than personal to Justin, it was personal to the Anglican church and this nation … and maybe this nation’s body as a whole …

‘but Psalm 133 was key, it was the unity.

‘So when I hear Heidi in this video clip prophesying re the Anglican church, I’m made up, but…as I continue to listen …God recalls to me what we have been studying in Acts about 3 weeks earlier.:

‘We had been sharing in Acts chapter 10 where we were looking at Cornelius and the opening of the door to the Gentile nations. We sensed and heard … that the call from Noah and his 3 sons at Ararat, was our call … in that Noah under covenant, as we, was
to go forth and multiply fill the earth after the flood and how our call is to go to the nations unto every ethnic group.

‘You are aware of my feeling regarding this nation having (to be) been turned upside down and resurrected, like the iron axe head RE- floating, its iron head being a raised Titanic, like Mark’s second opportunity, and how this resurrected and upturned, and over, iceberg of an island UK was to take our Lord Jesus, its King, to the harvest, the fields of Europe’s spiritual tundra … to subdue Europe’s king Baal and plunder his household, his servants, for believers and servants to Christ but as I watched the video clip … I heard the Lord say, from something, that 3 weeks earlier,

“Yes Europe will be saved, and I will send her Britannia made great, to aide me in my work, but I will also let you see, that those nations you would venture to … I will show you I have brought them to your door,”

‘…and immediately I understood the many various, not just nationalities that had flooded our shores, but the very many ethnic groups within those groups would also be present

‘so you can image the joy that God was preparing for these travellers, the alien, the widows, the orphans and the prodigals to his table, here in this our nation and land …

‘Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. To the praise and glory of God for ever and ever. Amen’

Many thanks, Dave Hood

[See also Dave’s contribution at the foot of Comments to Lion Bites: The Refining Fire]

Footnote: All this is particularly interesting because whilst discussing the purpose of a proposed new church in our diocese, the recently ordained deacon and Director of an Anglican healing foundation mentioned the bishop told him that ++Justin tells bishops to preach Jesus – which is what one would expect!

New Britain: A UNITED Kingdom under Lord Jesus Christ

Another contribution from David Hood to the brief outline at UK/EU in/out #5 of the Vision for Great Britain the Lord gave Wendy Alec in 2005, warrants repeating as an individual post in its own right.

In commenting upon that outline, Dave offers items from a series of 12 visions starting in 1997 that show God’s love for this nation and our nearest ‘neighbour’, France, as well as God’s purpose for the UK in relation to Europe as a whole. The one dated 2003 is most apposite for today in view of  Brexit and Scottish hopes for separation. Dave writes.:

‘Many of us inhabitants of Great Britain, and even some outside of us, will not say that we are a UNITED Kingdom, but more a DIVIDED nation. One has only to have looked at the troubles of Northern Ireland, the SEPARATE and devolved parts of Scotland and Wales. Their animosity stretching back centuries for all to observe. In fact Scotland, Ireland and Wales are Celtic nations, and one may even include Cornwall, part of England whose roots are also Celtic. Yet, seemingly, England rules supreme.

‘Even geographically, the boundaries remain. Hadrian’s Wall separates Scotland from England and Offa’s Dyke separates England from Wales. Even Northern Ireland is separated by water from Scotland and Wales. Indeed the whole of Ireland itself is separated from each other, with a border between its North and South.

‘A number of years back, whilst attending the 1st Braveheart Conference in Edinburgh. I believed the Lord said this to me… “JUST AS HADRIAN’S WALL SEPARATES ENGLAND FROM SCOTLAND, AND OFFA’S DYKE SEPARATES ENGLAND FROM WALES (PHYSICALLY), SO TOO, AM I UNITING THEM SPIRITUALLY.”

‘I then had a picture of England, Scotland and Wales joined together to one another, with NO geographical, political or historical boundaries, with the Dyke and the Wall removed. There were not 3 separate entities, but ONE. Later the Lord said to me… “I am doing a work amongst the Celtic nations”. For the first time, I realised that Ireland had its place with Wales and Scotland as IT TOO, was a Celtic nation.

‘He reminded me of the myth of a great giant who built a causeway from the north-east tip of Ireland to the south-west part of Scotland…He said… “In the same way that I am joining Wales and Scotland to England; I am crossing the divide between Ireland and Scotland and joining them to Wales and each other”. I could see part of God’s plan. He was taking them over on “dry ground”

‘The miracle here is that England IS NOT A CELTIC nation, but He will join them to these other Kingdom parts for His purpose and His glory. England is far more akin and likened to Europe…yet He will make Britain United and Great to transport and transfer his greatness and the unity to Europe and France as a Nation.

‘English bloodstock is inherited from European bloodstock. So at the same time that He unites England to Wales, Scotland and Ireland. He also seeks to unite and RE-ATTACHES England, with its Celtic and Godly unity RESIDING WITHIN IT to the European stock. “Behold…I do a new thing…”.

‘When Jesus said in Luke “Go ye unto all nations”, I believe He was saying go unto all ethnic groups. The Celts can be seen as an ethnic group and so, too, can the Anglo-Saxons … Acts 17:26 ‘And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation’; Gen 28:3 ‘May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples’.

‘I believe this unity, is also necessary in the geopolitical quandary we now face with the Scottish move for separate rule.

‘Today in hindsight … he purposes to make UK Great again, separating from Europe, and within, He seeks to make this nation United and One, the Kingdom United.

‘His purpose for Britain is not to serve under Europe’s king Baal, but rather to take Britain’s King, King Jesus Christ, to Europe, not to serve a foreign God at Brussels but to join Europe to Himself.’

The foundational reason for Unity across the Church

Apostle Paul instructs us:

‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
‘I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience and forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all’ (Ephesians 3:20-4:6)

Lindell_CooleyLast Sunday Lyndell Cooley taught on being one body in Christ and how the above verses are foundational, as well as critical for the future of the Church. Writing from prison, Paul teaches believers how to be real, radical and risky – even dangerous – in our beliefs and the kind of character needed to stand together and to confront the world and persecution.

“IF your Christianity is NOT dangerous you may want to check and see if it really is Christianity!

“If it’s SAFE, it’s probably NOT Christianity, because Christianity IS dangerous!

“Isn’t it amazing that the church is scared to death of the danger we’re facing, which is NORMAL to Christianity – because we’ve become so comfortable (as Americans) being accepted…but the scripture is full of people who live dangerously…”

Lindell then quotes Jesus’ warning at Luke 21:12 of what will happen to His followers. They’ll be taken before courts and rulers for “My Name’s sake – It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.”  So Lindell adds, “You can go to church for 30 years and keep your mouth shut but risky Christianity means you say something!”

He likens the power behind Paul’s words to that we feel upon reading people like Richard Wurmbrand, Lutheran pastor jailed for years by Communists in Romania and founder of Voice of the Martyrs radio. He tells of a paraplegic ex-muslim confined to a wheelchair but imprisoned in Lahore Pakistan for converting to Christianity. When asked how he felt about the possibility of execution, he replied

“If I’m hanged for the Name of Christ, I will kiss my rope but never deny my faith!”

“That kind of talk in prison”, continues Lindell, “Is like a stiff, wakening winter wind in the face of our drowsy, television, internet-soaked, self-pitying kind of Christianity!

“It makes us wake up and get dressed for spiritual winter battle – and that’s what Paul wanted us to have. He wanted us to be awake like that! He pleads us to, number one, preserve the unity of the Spirit…”

Lindell briefly addresses live-streaming online members of Church of His Presence at 1:03:00 on this archived video. That’s where you too can get an overview of his important, deeply rousing and encouraging message on being One Body in Christ and what that means to tell the nations about Jesus. The message in full begins at 1:10:20 and closes with Lindell leading worship.

Be mightily blessed as you read and watch…

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