Invisible Jigsaw pieces: ‘thin places’, open heavens, new season in Wales

Today’s first priority was to put finishing touches (as below) to previous post and publish. Only then did I check my email and notice these notifications automatically posted a few hours earlier, and re-published with the permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre and UK Prophetic Words:

Lion Bites – OPEN DOORS IN HEAVEN ūüĒĎ

‚ÄúMy dear child, I have watched and rejoiced over your fiery heart that burns with much passion ‚Äď for my sake and others‚Äô sake. I have listened as you cried from deep within, asking me to open new doors to you, doors of opportunities to advance my kingdom in the lives of others.

“Know this; I am now calling you to come apart with me for a time, out with of your busy routine, spending time alone with me in prayer and in seeking my face. As you do so, I will come and meet you in this place, and you will be lifted into new dimensions of my spirit.

“In this new place, your eyes will be opened to see that doors of opportunity and of ministry that I have called you to. Walking through these now open doors will move you closer to your destiny and your purpose. This open door will shift you into a place of an acute awareness of my voice and ability to see what I am doing in the spirit realm. It brings with it certainty about the call I have placed on your life and confidence to outwork what I placed within you.‚ÄĚ

Today, commit before God to ‘come away’ with Him and, as you do so, you will be lifted up to see your open door.

Revelation 4:1 –
After this, I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven…

Simon Plant: A NEW DAWN AND A NEW SEASON IN WALES

The Son will be revealed through dark clouds of the past.

There is a new dawn and a new season in Wales.

Turn your heads towards me. There shall be new stories written, there shall be new songs sung. These stories and songs will come together in unity to form a new narrative and sound in Wales.

A new narrative of testimony, peace and unity and a new pure sound of praise and worship will arise and shine My light and glory as bright as the Sun. The light of this new dawn will shine into the dark corners of your neighbourhoods where you have feared to walk, into broken hearts and lives that have remained untouched.

In my presence and light there will be a thawing of the ground. As the earth warms, bulbs that have laid dormant for decades will begin to return to life and push through the weight of the soil that has sat over their heads.

Are you ready My Bride? For many shall join you this year to form a host of golden daffodils.

Simon Plant, 1st March’17

EARLY MORNING EVENT!

It just so happens ‘coincidentally’, I’d been inspired upon waking to make minor changes to the previous post’s draft that was left unchecked as we went out yesterday.¬†

It¬†was entitled ‘On ‘The Veil’ Separating Heaven and Earth’ but I was strongly impressed it needed a different emphasis by putting Phil Mason’s sub-header ‘Thin Places’ in my title and inserting a fresh opening paragraph about this term. Yet I did not suspect that more invisible jigsaw pieces were falling into place.

A family friend runs tours of ancient sites connected with Celtic Christianity and so I know about ‘thin places’, but I wanted a link for readers and ‘googled’ that term. I hit one of the top sites, but upon reading I saw it’s the community a ‘team’ friend is connected with and where others will be ‘on retreat’ later this month!

AND with¬†Peter, another mutual friend, we’d chatted yesterday afternoon about previous blog references to darkness, the midnight hour etc. He reminded me of ancient Jewish wedding customs and how they relate to the parable of wise and foolish virgins and the return of Jesus for His bride. So, out of the darkness comes the glory of the risen King!!

After amending the draft post I was about to hit the ‘Publish’ button BUT got firmly nudged into providing a link to our 2014 trip to South Wales and the renowned retreat centre in ‘little England’ (Pembrokeshire). So¬†almost as an afterthought, the link thereto got added to the amended post!!!

Only afterwards did I read today’s emails directly related to thin places as open doors and on Wales – and the opening lines of what Simon brings from the Lord refers to His being revealed out of ‘dark clouds’ and to a ‘new dawn’!

ALL TO YOUR GLORY ALONE LORD – I praise and thank you.

[Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go : White Door in Skydoor by Nattavut –¬†Freedigitalphotos.net]

Honouring the life of John Paul Jackson

Thank you for such a deeply personal tribute Justin.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARegarding Wales, a friend at Ffald-y-Brenin reported this weekend that their site is seriously affecting ungodly activity in the Preseli mountains. They‚Äôve received a ‚Äėthank you‚Äô card requesting removal of their large outdoor cross! It is strategically postioned on a shoulder of¬†Carn Ingli (Hill of the Angels) overlooking the lovely Gwaun valley. So ‚ÄėAmen‚Äô to your prayer Justin!
(Interesting I’m having difficulty reblogging this! Third attempt successful)

Cindy Jacobs: prophetic words for UK, October 2014

Cindy Jacobs - FB pageMy thanks to Michael Marcel for publishing this prophetic word on UK Awakening. Michael writes that he was with Cindy Jacobs as she went to our four nations and the message was similar in each country. (He hasn’t posted one for Northern Ireland because her whole message was the word.)  His transcript in its entirety is below, which I’ve edited purely for ease of distinguishing between Cindy’s words and what she brings from the Lord. To read it as delivered in its full flow, click here:

WALES

The Lord would say, ‚ÄúI am coming to Wales, but not as I have done in times past, but I am coming in a greater measure, for I never do anything lesser than what I did before‚ÄĚ.

The Lord says, ‚ÄúI have seen you and I have heard your cries”, and God says, “You look at your city as apathetic, but I say the fields are white with harvest‚ÄĚ.

The Lord says, ‚ÄúI am the great I Am that raised up the Whitfields and the Wesleys and Evan Roberts‚ÄĚ, and the Lord says, ‚ÄúI am going to do it again, I am going to bring my power, I am going to display my Glory in a measure that you cannot imagine, greater than what you even think‚ÄĚ.

And the Lord would say, “Why shouldn’t I use you? I want to use the Caleb generation, I want to use the Joshua generation. In this move of God I am going to marry the generations, I am going to bring them up together, I am going to use red, yellow, brown, black and white, I am going to use the young women and the young men and I am coming says God. 

‚ÄúYou will see signs in the heavens and signs in the earth. I am going to begin to shake‚ÄĚ, says the Lord, ‚Äúand when you see the shaking come you will know that the visitation is not far behind the shaking. I am coming to shake everything that can be shaken says the Lord. I am coming to shake the heavens; I am coming to shake the earth. You will see signs on the cliffs, on the cliffs of the North Sea, you will see signs‚Ķ in the heavens, even the newspapers will say ‚ÄôIs this the end time, is this apocalyptic?‚Äô

And God says, ‚ÄúI know how to bring the fear of the Lord into our people. I am coming‚ÄĚ, says the Lord, ‚ÄúI am coming to Wales, I am going to move upon the schools. Look to the schools and the land‚ÄĚ, says the Lord, ‚ÄúFor I am going to visit the little children, there is a great children‚Äôs revival coming. I am going to breathe upon the little children, I am going to breathe upon the six-year olds, and the seven-year olds and the eight-year olds, I am going to come and visit them‚ÄĚ, says the Lord.

‚ÄúLook at the ten through twelve-year olds, I am going to come upon them‚ÄĚ, says God. And the Lord says, “I am going to come upon the old, even you will see upon the elderly, the seniors, very old people I am going to make them rejoice in me”, for God says, ‚ÄúI will not forgive one generation in this move that ? (questions? RB) I have come.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

SCOTLAND

Coming down out of the clouds, when the cloud level broke and I felt a burst of Glory coming out of the ground ‚Äď first time in 35 years.

The Lord says, ‚ÄúI am releasing a wave of Glory out of Scotland that will affect many nations says the Lord. For this is going to be transformation that affects all of Europe and the nations of the earth‚ÄĚ.

God says, ‚ÄúI am going to make you a transformed nation and the Lord says that there is a great battle over the destiny of Scotland, but what the enemy means for evil, I will turn for good. I am going to turn some things around on a level you would not imagine‚ÄĚ.

The Lord says, ‚ÄúAs this nation stands in prayer in the measure they stood to vote, I am going to turn it around‚ÄĚ, says the Lord.

The Lord says, ‚ÄúI am coming with a move of my Spirit says God, I am going to release an anointing of evangelism, there is going to be an anointing, not only of evangelism”, but I see God is getting ready to send to the nations of the earth and the Lord says, “It is harvest time in this nation”.

The Lord says,‚ÄĚMany have prayed for revivals, many have said, God will you do it again, but I am saying to you I am going to do greater than what you can imagine and what you can dream, for there is a Jesus People movement coming. I am coming with a wave that is going to hit the secondary schools, it is going to hit the primary schools, it is going to be a school anointing, and it is not going to be just a few‚ÄĚ, the Lord says, ‚ÄúThere are going to be child evangelists, and they are going to raise up as my burning ones and they are going to have the message of God and a message of conviction upon their lips says the Lord‚ÄĚ. God says, ‚ÄúEven now there are little ones who are six and eight and ten and I am giving them dreams and they are seeing angels and they are having visitations from the Lord‚ÄĚ, but God says, ‚ÄúI am going to use them to begin to share in their schools, and if they try to shut them up, they will shout all the more and they will not be silent‚ÄĚ, says the Lord.

ENGLAND

For The Lord says, “There is a new sound arising out of England unlike any that has been released before.  I am calling my people to once again fill the streets with singing and dance upon injustice.

“For the streets of London are filled with protestors and the enemy is stirring up a spirit of Anarchy that will attempt to inflame radicals of all types, but I say that it is time for the Lion of Judah to roar upon this land.

‚ÄúWake up and call unto me!” says The Lord!¬†‚ÄúAwaken in¬†me with the voice of song and dance for I inhabit the praises of my people.¬† It is time for the church to once again go to the streets and worship.¬† You will take back the streets of the cities through demonstrating your love for Me and I will be stirred up as a Mighty Man of War and fight on your behalf.

“Let My Name be praised from shop to shop and school to school!  Ring the bells and cause the church to wake up.

‚ÄúIf you will rejoice, I will release the former and latter rains upon the nation and there will be another Great Awakening that will spill out across the world.¬† For I desire to fill this nation and the UK and the region with My Glory‚ÄĚ, says The Lord.

The Lord said to me today,

“Psalm 133, United Kingdom, red, yellow, brown, black and white, dancing upon injustice, releasing the Glory of God to the streets.

God has brought the Nigerians and the people from West Indies, ‚Ķsome people say the complexion of the nation has changed‚ÄĚ, but the Lord says, ‚ÄúI have caused it to be the colour I have always wanted it to be in my people coming together as one, for love has no colour says the Lord‚ÄĚ.

The Lord says, ‚ÄĚDo not fear that you will lose who you are, for I am going to loose the Spirit of Evangelism, I am going to begin to move upon those, and I am going to win them to me, I am going to woo them, those who you have most feared I am bringing for the greatest harvest this nation has ever seen. ¬†

‚ÄúA sound is going to be released that is going to be greater than anything that has ever come out of this nation before. God says, I am going to raise it up, I am going to raise up a new generation with a new sound that is going to pierce the heavens and release this anointing to her destiny‚ÄĚ says the Lord.

A regenerating week in Wales – 2

Newport to BayWe could relax here in the refreshing spiritual atmosphere of the whole locality and noticed hamlets named after places in the Holy Land (eg. Bethesda, Gethsemane) and many church references. Sauntering around nearby Newport’s Norman church, adjacent tower and bakery (below) we met and chatted with locals, who are so warm and friendly.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn art exhibition beckoned from a disused church hall and I stood in the middle to survey the displays. One stall-holder was present but engrossed with his tablet.

I could hear subtle singing!¬† Is the building’s fabric impregnated with worship? It was only a simple hall, but perhaps it had been the parish church’s Sunday school? Or could it be the sound of worship ascending to the¬†Holy,¬†Living God for at least a millennium from the village, or even the region?

Ha, what a miscalculation! I was to learn that fell short by half a millennium when I read  about the rich heritage of Christianity in Wales. It is evident all around, including ancient Celtic crosses, holy wells, and pilgrim routes focused on St Davids. Also, Blaenannerch Chapel, where Evan Roberts encountered the Holy Spirit so powerfully in 1904, is also nearby.

Behind the mountain…Ffald-y-Brenin

Now, time to visit friends¬†from our church who’d taken up supervisory roles at a semi-monastic Anglican-style community at Ffald-y-Brenin, which means ‘Sheep-fold of the King’. ¬†Roger and Trisha’s new abode lies on the other side of¬†1140ft Mynydd Carningli brooding over Newport. From our hotel by Newport beach we wend our way along a single track road to this ‘nest’ snuggled high on Carn Ingli’s hidden shoulder.

Fortunately, our car’s champion at ‘breathing in’ to¬†squeeze along Devon’s faster ‘rat-runs’. Here, in the secluded hills and valleys of the Preseli Mountains, traffic was only occasional. Nevertheless, having a¬†dual-function radar dome of a skull, and being tongue-in-cheek!, I’m blessed with an invisible sensor that assesses the likelihood of oncoming vehicles, adjusting speed accordingly. Fortunately more often than not, approaching cars are met at occasional passing places.

Nevertheless, there’s an additional challenge of 1-in-2 gradients and tight hairpin bends. Of such was the 100 yards or more single-track entry drive up to Ffald-y-Brenin. Once there, apparently some visitors had great difficulty walking beyond the gate¬†towards the beehive-shaped chapel because of the weighty presence of the Lord!

There’s definitely an awareness of the stillness of God‚Äôs presence. This has often been called ‚Äúa thin place‚ÄĚ – where the veil between heaven and earth has been pulled back. It is easy to pray, to be still, to listen, to worship. It is also a place of joy, of creativity and of learning, a place of encounter. Also, there’s a¬†stunning beauty of the buildings and surroundings. Unbidden peace invades our hearts and minds.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe enter by the wider drive at the other end of the buildings. Our friends are pleasantly surprised to hear our call as we climb stairs to their residential floor. Meeting their visiting family we hear about the miraculous healing of a¬†lady who’d been blind for eight years and now able to see her younger children – as in¬†this brief blog.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen we’re taken all around this beautiful place; the single ‘cells’, dormitories, meeting and prayer rooms and met voluntary workers.

The meditative place of a solitary cross presides over the area, as though in blessing the heart of the Preseli mountains, from which came the monoliths of Stonehenge.

Although there are many residents there were no signs of busy-ness between the set morning and midday prayer times. At the beehive-shaped, small circular chapel however, we can’t all enter as people are engaged in quiet prayer. On either side are short curved benches built into the wall and I manage to get to an end but Nina remains¬†at the door, unable to stand! So we return to our friends and pray together outside – but doubled-up because of the holy atmosphere!

Interior of the chapel: credit, Ffald-y-Brenin

The Outpouring of Grace on Wales Continues….

The blessing of God continues to be poured out at Ffald-y-Brenin, a remote Christian House of Prayer and Retreat Centre in South West Wales, UK. People are pouring in from the nations and many are being blessed and healed.

The deaf hear, the lame walk, and joy arises to heaven! Increasingly we are seeing people make a commitment to follow Jesus Christ. Hundreds are launching into local prayer-based mission-shaped discipleship in Wales and the nations.

Visitors coming on retreat at Ffald-y-Brenin tend to find it restful, challenging or life changing, depending on their purpose in coming and God’s agenda for them while they are here.

Our Prayer Days and Conferences are packed as people recognise that Jesus is in the house, and, being present, he works wonders amongst us.

The beginnings of this move of God are described in the best-selling ‘The Grace Outpouring’ by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts. Come, taste and see that The Lord is good!

At its heart, Ffald-y-Brenin is a House of Prayer. Everything that happens is soaked in prayer. Guests are welcome to join with us and gaze into the face of Jesus during our daily rhythm of morning, midday and evening prayer if they choose. Some have deep encounters with God at those times. Others have retreated to escape meetings and are equally welcome to choose not to join with us.

Individuals, families, groups of friends, church leaders, house groups, church groups of various sorts; art groups, study groups, youth groups; those searching to discover the reality of God revealed in Jesus; all find a warm welcome awaiting them.

You will understand that, as a Christian Centre, we are unable to accommodate any alternative religious worship or practices.

Ffald-y-Brenin

For more about the community from a personal perspective and review of the¬†book, see David Pike’s excellent review The Grace Outpouring at Ffald-y-Brenin¬†(2011), which concludes.

There’s a lion’s roar going out of Pembrokeshire right now. I feel it will be heard to the ends of the earth, in all four directions in the coming days.

Therein, I learn that the name of the mountain tor between Newport and Ffald-y-Brenin means ‘Hill of the¬†Angels’!! SO did I hear them singing?

If you’re following me along this journey perhaps you’d like to consider a couple more things before I tell you what happened in Cardiff? ¬†Click here¬†to mull over matters.

Prophetic words on Plymouth and its spiritual significance

If you ‘beamed up’ into cyber-space and visited the Summer Celebration¬†in Plymouth you¬†may have heard mention of prophecies for the city and south-west England? If you didn’t the evening events are now available on video here.

Several days of summer slotted between wet weather enabled me to repaint the house entrance and integral garage, as well as¬†catch up on¬†garden tasks. So what was in mind to blog about got put in the pending tray (the connection between the Father’s name in Hebrew and the crucifixion; photo of an invisible hand protecting the skies over Israel during rocket attacks).

Nina,¬†however,¬†reminded me of God TV’s coverage of Nathan Morris’ visit to Plymouth. Had to¬†admit this was ‘off my radar’!¬† SO I posted an alert about the event and then got ‘up to speed’ on what was going on¬†and how Rory and Wendy Alec were directed into a new work in Plymouth as part of their global broadcasting mission.

Therefore,¬†it may be useful to share what little I know and have found, for¬†you to discern and weigh with the Lord. Am intrigued that, by my coming ‘cold’ to this, it seems He may be in all this – but judge for yourself.

Plymouth

In 1620 devout Christians sailed in the Mayflower from Plymouth seeking religious freedom and tolerance far away in our American colonies. That event could possibly be the birth of a strong Christian bond between the UK and USA, despite differences in the effects of church-state relationships and some theological emphases.

Endless Bridge by Evgeni DenevYou will recall I¬†call this connection¬†‘Bridge over the Pond’ because I’ve noticed how often the Holy Spirit inspires something, or a similar topic is being stressed, on either side of the Atlantic. In fact, I’ve previously noticed specific teaching has often been delivered¬†on the same Sunday in our local UK church and in a US church!

Previous Prophecies

I was reminded about an outcome of having met a couple at a conference in Torquay in early 2012. We became friends and last year Lyn allowed me to publish her note of a vision she had in 2001 about revival in the UK, namely:

‚ÄúWhen in¬†Cornwall¬†I had¬†a very strong¬† impression‚Ķas if I was positioned at the south-west of Cornwall looking at the land mass of England, Scotland and Wales from the air.¬† In a moment I saw rising up from Scotland first, like the lid of a container with the hinge being at the extreme end of Cornwall, the ‘Body of Christ’. (Emphasis added)

“Impressed that the ‚ÄėBody‚Äô is everywhere and¬†there are people ‚Äėhidden‚Äô who are so much part of it, I was then taken aback by the thought that it appeared to be like a sleeping giant rising up powerfully and suddenly.¬† The experience left me with hope and anticipation for what God would do in spite of how things appeared.‚Ä̬† (Also see Tommy Hicks’ Vision in 1961.)

Lyn’s¬†vision¬†is confirmed by details of the Clarion Call for 2014-16¬†to UK nations,¬† as delivered by Dr Sharon Stone, and which may¬†be being fulfilled with an awakening in Scotland and Wales.

If we consider the image of a sleeping giant arising, and¬†the map of Great Britain does have a sort of human shape (per old British School of Motoring adverts!),¬†then the parts that first get noticed and come into view are its head, shoulders and arms. The trunk, legs and feet¬†wouldn’t move¬†much at all until the giant starts to get up. Thus, as far as England is concerned, the ‘awakening’ would proceed down through the North (eg. as in Sunderland and Hull areas) and eventually get to the south coast.

[ OH my! As I check a hardcopy of this draft and read those words I’m reminded of an open vision I had in 2004 of a new Rock –¬†Jesus Christ –¬†arising to replace the Pennine chain, known as ‘the backbone of England!¬† Details in¬†Comments upon the Collapse of Society.]

When this giant stands it will be ‘seen’ from Europe and even across ‘The Pond’ and elsewhere, as well as being ‘heard’! That is, his voice would be as media broadcasts of a Godly nature around the world. So, maybe God TV’s project is part of that vision?

And when we recall the purpose of a hinge and how it acts as a fulcrum we may gain an insight into the holy power to be released from that area. That is, if we consider the land to be¬†a lever fixed at one end, then not as much effort is required to move it if we do so from its other end as in attempting to do so from the middle. And were we to try from close to its fulcrum, the hinge, then a great deal more strength is needed. So it may be easier to stir and awaken people in the North than in the South – and maybe it indicates how much power the Lord would be using along the ‘land lever’? The ‘turning couple’ by the hinge would be huge and may indicate a commensurate release of the Holy Spirit in Cornwall, Somerset and Devon, where Plymouth is located.

What do you think?

Local Prophecies

According to¬†City Church Plymouth Newsletter dated 24 March 2013, under¬†‘One City, One Church,¬†One Father’,

A number of prophecies have been made over Plymouth in recent years, carrying a consistent message of a fresh move of God in the city.  

These prophecies have come from different Godly people, from the UK and overseas Рfrom Sweden to Uganda Рand have come to the attention of a number of church leaders across the city. In particular two compelling prophetic words brought in 2012 emphasised the immanency of this move. A group of church leaders have weighed these words and feel it right to respond and call for corporate prayer and seeking God for Plymouth.

Apparently, the¬†Ugandan didn’t know what the prophetic word¬†related to because, being unfamiliar with English geography, she mistook ‘ply’¬†for a piece of timber and ‘mouth’ as a facial feature!!

The Alec’s Prophetic Direction

Rory and Wendy Alec believe the Lord specifically told them to focus upon Plymouth and were able to obtain and consecrate a building as a Revival Prayer Centre for the UK last January. There, they declared that God is not finished with Great Britain and will once again use this nation to send missionaries to the four corners of the earth.

SC-Pic6 HoeTheir studio guest in the Centre for two broadcasts was Steve Munsey, pastor of Family Christian Centre in Munster, a town in Indiana. Steve shared how God had touched his heart on this, his first visit to Plymouth. (It was here that Sir Francis Drake was playing bowls on the cliff-top Hoe when he was told about that the Spanish Armada of massive galleons had entered the English Channel to destroy our navy.) Steve observed.

‚ÄúThere is an historic anointing on Plymouth. Men and women who were going to change the world gathered in Plymouth nearly 400 years ago. What happened all those centuries ago is going to be rebirthed in the UK.”

He then spoke prophetically about Plymouth’s spiritual significance,

‚ÄúPlymouth could be one of the Holy Spirit capitals of the World. Great things are going to happen in this building once it is complete. Viewers are going to be able to watch television that releases the power of God in their lives. The Lord says that the same anointing that was on those who sailed from this city to the New World has not left Plymouth and He is going to take those who gather here into a new place in the Spirit realm that will touch the nations.”

Full details with prophetic words for the UK at: Rory & Wendy and Steve Munsey speak prophetically over Plymouth and the UK.

Only the previous week Steve had released on his Facebook page a prophetic word the Holy Spirit had given him:

 “Have I not told you not to remove the ancient landmarks? I do not want this ancient landmark to be removed.  I have heard my children (Rory & Wendy) and they have responded. (GOD TV is building a Revival Centre in Plymouth)

“I want the ancient landmark of Plymouth to be recognized for I give honour to whom honour is due,‚ÄĚ and the Holy Spirit speaks strongly at this moment and says,

“They have obeyed Me.

‚ÄúThere would not be an America, there would not be such a superpower and such influence (without Plymouth)‚Ķ For when there are Tsunamis, when there are earthquakes, when there are crises in the world, the people who came from Plymouth to go to a land called the United States of America are the first ones to come to the aid of the world. The landmark must be rebuilt and be remembered.‚ÄĚ

Listen to how deeply the story of the Pilgrim Fathers has affected the God TV team as their UK Regional Director, Fergus Scarfe appeals for support in this video recorded on the beach where the Fathers landed in Massachusetts. He speaks about the prophetic history of Plymouth and its powerful link to America.

These historical facts are similar to Dutch Sheets’ account of a dream of generations of America’s saints interceding for the States (see 4th July Aspect of Praying for¬†USA).

A Criticism?

For another perspective on this project Grant van Schalkwyk, a leader of the Waterfront City Church, writes a frank but fairly balanced report from a New Frontiers viewpoint on his attendance at the Revival Centre’s consecration service.¬†¬†[We spent several years with a newly planted NF church in Surrey and respect the fact that many young men are in active service across NF and gain a solid Biblical foundation but, in my opinion, their¬† ‘replacement’ theology doesn’t grasp the importance of Israel in God’s plans.]

Wanting to be open to the leading of the Spirit and the works of God, in another item¬†he considers even-handedly how God TV’s project may or may not fit in with what the city churches were expecting, “…where there has been a growing sense that perhaps God is indeed going pour out His Spirit upon Plymouth and we are believing that this will be in a powerful and very noticeable¬†way”. But he may be surprised, for¬†all disciples¬†know that God is a God of surprises, liking to do¬†things in new, different ways not according to our human concepts.

Readers¬†wanting to learn more about Revivals, along with¬†their history, may wish to read Waterfront City Church’s series of short blogs Marks of Revival just because,

“Whatever you think about this, it is important to learn from what we read in scripture and from what we have seen throughout history at times like this, in order to inform us and help us as we look to God for what he may be about to do amongst us”.

I’m sure all will be revealed in due course because, at its heart,¬†Rory and Wendy’s mission¬†meets¬†the Lord’s desire to save millions¬†around the globe.

Even¬†so, I’d be interested in the city’s church leaders’ reaction to Canon White’s short speech on God’s glory, especially of¬†what happened when he advised¬†a grieving Muslim father to pray ‘Yeshua’ continually en-route to the mortuary to¬†see¬†his daughter’s body. She’d¬†died of cystic fibrosis but as he lifted the shroud, she sat up and came back to life!!!¬† Andrew says¬†they’ve had many resurrections in Baghdad…Praise you Lord.

Blessing Prayer for Plymouth

During the 2012 Olympic Games, intercessors prayed for towns¬†visited during the 70 days’ Torch Relay and it’s appropriate to republish the parts specifically declared over Plymouth, which was on the first day of the relay from Lands End:

Decree: “I AM THE GATE” (Psalm 24:7) – We decree that the gates of the Church, Government, Education, Commerce, Family and Media be opened; that Jesus Christ be enthroned to take His rightful place of rule and authority in every sphere of life.

Blessing: We bless and welcome the King of Glory to rule and reign over the British Isles and Ireland. Amen. (Courtesy: Keep Praying and Bless)

PS: continued at:

[Credits: Endless Bridge by Evgeni Denev, Freedigitalphotos.net & Visit Plymouth]

 

Wildfires and Opening Gates in North Wales

Further to my post on Bob Jones and the ‘No Ebb’ prophecy recorded by Arthur Burt, the following links provided by his¬†daughter Mary¬†announce a couple of revivalist events in North Wales.

Click on the images for details.:

WildFires-Conference

Wildfires! is hosted by Sure Hope Church in Old Colwyn, Wales, and is said to be a place where people experience vibrant and inspirational worship and the manifest Presence of the Lord is increasing in a visibly tangible way.

The attached link for the following conference advises that remaining places are limited, so early decisions to attend¬†may be needed…

God has the keys to open the gates in your life and land,
preparing the way for Revival and a Spiritual Awakening.

OpeningGates2014

This¬†conference¬†is organised by Word and Spirit International Ministries, who believe Jesus is about to walk through this land of Wales and the UK –¬†open hearts will see Him, open hearts will receive Him. ‘Who so ever will….’

It just so happened that Mary contacted me on my late father’s birthday and he used to take me to the seaside resort her father Arthur was called to in his ministry. So I believe it’s a prompting from the Lord to publish the above announcements.

Bobby Conner: A holy, unstoppable firestorm coming to the UK

bobbyconnerSix years ago today the internationally recognised prophet Bobby Conner brought the following prophetic words for the United Kingdom. We had heard him previously in Bath and were impressed his outstanding teaching is so well-grounded in the Bible.

Therefore, watching him live via God TV, his words deeply impacted my spirit and¬†so I transcribed them later from¬†God TV’s archive. After launching this blog I¬†copied the notes into the Library on the¬†Prophecies & Visions hub, and find they get regularly consulted.

Please note:

  1. that, as with all prophecies, it needs to be weighed and tested against scripture, as well as being considered in the event of fulfilment in, for example, the current Welsh Outpouring. Also, controversial as it was, the Outpouring in Lakeland, Florida, is generally recognised as having been of God, albeit with a big mix of man. (This linked post offers an informed review of that earlier Outpouring.)
  2. Updates regarding the subsequent Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival and Welsh Outpouring.

Day 42 – 13 May 2008

The¬†meeting’s emphasis upon¬†healing and testimonies¬†changed when Todd Bentley announced:

“Yesterday I had a phone call from a senior prophet of this nation‚Ķand he said, ‚ÄúTodd, Bob Jones and I are ready to come down to Florida. Can you please call us as to¬†when you want us to come? In fact, sooner rather than later because we want to come tomorrow night.

“I knew in my spirit there‚Äôs something going on here!‚ĶThere‚Äôs something about the two senior prophets in America ‚Äď proven and versed in the Word ‚Äď coming together. I knew that something would change in the revival, for I‚Äôve known Bob through the years and we have such a connection that just his blessing tonight would release something in the Spirit.
“I believe they‚Äôre here tonight as two witnesses‚ĶSomething in the spiritual atmosphere is about to change and you need to‚Ķhear what the Holy Spirit is saying and we‚Äôll just let Him move‚ĶI‚Äôm going to bring Bob up but before that I know Bobby has some words for you‚Ķ”

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Bobby Conner

“This is the day of His power‚ĶThis isn‚Äôt a time to be waffling, not a time to be waiting ‚Äď this is a time to move into the very fire of God.

God is up to something! The voice of the Lord spoke to me last night and here’s what He said,

‚ÄúTell the people to keep their focus on Jesus, moving ever closer to Him and I will see that this move is a quintessential move of God.‚ÄĚ

Bobby continues:

“This move is a ‚Äėquintessential move of God‚Äô‚Ķ and quintessential means the most perfect¬†embodiment of something‚ĶHe‚Äôs going to bring this move to a point of maturity we‚Äôve not seen before; and He called it ‚Äėquintessential‚Äô‚Ķ[one meaning is] removing impurities to bring to a place of maturity and perfection ‚Äď that‚Äôs what God wants to do!

“Also, the Lord said to me that this very night we can eat the hidden manna‚ĶRevelation 2:17, ‚ÄúTo him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna‚ÄĚ. We‚Äôre in a time right now when God will reveal sacred secrets and mystic mysteries. This is a time we can access the very heart of God and find out what God has planned for these days. And Todd is absolutely, totally 100% right. God is turning a page ‚Äď going up another level, another level, not only in Lakeland but also all across the earth! ‚Äď Another level !!

“Remember, just like Moses cried out in Exodus 33:18 ‚ÄúO Lord, show me your glory‚ÄĚ. That‚Äôs what we‚Äôre after‚Ķwe‚Äôre after the glory of God.

“Revelation 2:17‚ĶI want to be an overcomer. Don‚Äôt you? So there‚Äôs a time right now, according to Matthew 13:16 that you and I can see things and hear things and observe¬†things and receive things that prior generations could not‚Ķwe are a privileged people but with that privilege comes great responsibility. So, I want us to really seek the Lord with everything that‚Äôs within us: Jeremiah 29.13‚Ķyou will find Him ‚Äď God ‚Äď when you seek for Him with all your heart.

“I‚Äôm telling you, there‚Äôs going to be a holy, unstoppable fire ‚Äď a firestorm is going to come to the UK – I‚Äôm talking to you now Trevor (Baker): God says He‚Äôs going to send a firestorm to the UK. It won‚Äôt be stopped. It won‚Äôt be stopped. It‚Äôs going to rage, rage, rage!! God‚Äôs going to be bringing a firestorm! This is a night we need to be praying for the UK because God said,

‚ÄúI‚Äôm going to start a firestorm!‚ÄĚ

Bobby excitedly exhorted everyone,

“I‚Äôm tired of smoke. I want to see a fire ‚Äď don‚Äôt you? And the Lord‚Äôs going to do it‚ĶMalachi 3:1 ‚Äď the Lord whom you seek shall suddenly come to His temple. He‚Äôll come like a refiner‚Äôs fire, a fuller‚Äôs soap. He‚Äôs going to come‚Ķ

“I‚Äôm so excited‚Ķbut I‚Äôm so tired of people not being excited about this. There‚Äôs an awesome, an awesome anointing here‚ĶGod says, ‚ÄúI will pour water on those who are thirsty, floods upon dry ground‚ÄĚ… and when we position ourselves God will pour out His Spirit‚Ķ

“I hope none of us think, ‚ÄúI‚Äôve seen that, been there, done that‚ÄĚ. It‚Äôs wrong‚Ķto be blas√© for this is a new, wonderful thing that God is doing ‚Äď Isaiah 48:6 ‚ÄúSee, I am doing a new thing.”. **

Bobby then blesses and calls for the fire on everyone. Todd invites Trevor Baker from Dudley, UK, onto stage and he says that Bobby had already known outpouring would break out in England (eg. the Come Up Here conference, Bath 2007 РRB’s note) He tells him it’s started and is in Ireland too. Bobby replies,

‚ÄúThis meeting will be one of the most explosive for it‚Äôs going to go everywhere! This move will be distilled ‚Äď all impurities taken out. It will be distilled, not diluted ‚Äď the further it goes the stronger it will get! It should be the other way round ‚Äď but no! The further it goes the stronger it will get!‚ÄĚ

After Trevor Baker gives¬†an update Bobby and Bob lay hands on him and wham! ‚Äď click¬†to see video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOQoesM8hQ8

NOTE:

** Bobby quotes Isa 43:19 but his referral to Isa 48:6 is most apposite, which reads:

You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you.

Day 53 Р24 May 2008

John & Carol Arnott¬†present again and John told of two angels seen by the United Methodist scholar Scott McDermott who asked them, ‚ÄúWhat are you doing?‚ÄĚ. He was told they‚Äôre going to those places that had revival, or were touched by revival, in 1990‚Äôs to bring it again ‚Äď if it‚Äôs what they want! [NB. This is two years before the Holy Spirit‚Äôs brought God‚Äôs presence again to Pensacola-Mobile area.]

John spoke of 2Kings3:14-20 as being prophetic for this outpouring. Then, water for three kings‚Äô troops had run out and the Lord told Elisha to have them dig trenches. Nowadays, this may be applied to the lack of any sign in the natural that revival is coming but, if you dig, then suddenly with no wind or rain in sight ‚Äď water will come into all the network of ditches. That is, all areas that had contained the previous revivals would be re-activated and flowing with the river of God. [Note: this scripture had motivated the Ditchdigger Network of Churches in Reading, which had been involved with revival in South American nations in 1990s.]

Under a noticeably very strong, powerful anointing (heavier than I’ve previously seen on her) Carol referred to 2 Kings2:19-22 and asked the Lord to pour salt into these revival waters, to ensure that they’re cleansed of all past impurities and poison.

UPDATE¬†May 2014 – this last point is worth noting in view of¬†subsequent personal events in Todd’s life AND because a fresh move of healing came in July 2010 on the anniversary of the start of the Brownsville Revival. This became known as The Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival hosted by Rev John Kilpatrick in association with British¬†healing evangelist Nathan Morris. [See The Bay website and tag on this blog, as well as tags for both men.]

Day 57 – 28 May 2008

Todd: ‚ÄúSomething to happen tonight, for the first time, is a great birthing within the Church ‚Äď the Lord is about to commission places, regions as ‚Äėhubs of miracles‚Äô. God‚Äôs plan was for visitation at Jerusalem and is now to visit whole cities and regions with revival‚ĶWho‚Äôs here from Wales?‚ÄĚ
Several people came on-stage and, whilst imparting the Holy Spirit, Todd declared, ‚ÄúThe Great Welsh Revival‚ÄĚ many times over one man. Others were from S Wales, one was told, ‚ÄúTake it all over the UK‚ÄĚ, another man was from Wrexham.
“I believe the Lord is commissioning new healing wells of anointing in places all over the
earth‚ÄĚ.

UPDATE¬†May 2014 – see this blog’s report 2013 Revival in Wales and links therein for la fuller documentary coverage of what’s happening as well as this blog’s Welsh Outpouring, tag .¬†

SEE ALSO: Revival in the UK – encouragement from Alabama

Charles Shamp: God’s glory will be on display in the UK

Charles_Brynn_Shamp_250px[1]We have been blessed with a couple of¬†memorable visits by Charles Shamp, who engages his listeners with warm, long eye-contact thereby speaking one-to-one. It was fascinating for me because every time¬†we locked eyeballs what he¬†said was directly relevant to what had been on my mind¬†– but¬†much¬† more,¬†each time it¬†enabled me to¬†gain fresh insights into those things!¬†¬†Over the years¬†I’ve encountered many anointed teachers but¬†this Holy Spirit gifting is rare.¬†

Last Friday, Steve Shulz introduced a prophetic word Charles has received for the UK as follows:

It is true that many great revivals have had their genesis in the British Isles. I’ve been to several hotspots myself, including the place of the 1904 Welsh revival in Wales, and on the Isle of Lewis off the Coast of Scotland.

Being from the USA, it’s easy for us to see revivals only from our own viewpoint on our own land. But when we go out and about to visit famous birthplaces of God’s revivals, our hearts and minds are changed to see that God SO LOVED THE ENTIRE EARTH that He gave His Son JESUS.

Lord, send revival and awakening to Great Britain… And send it to our own lands as well!! Be encouraged and blessed by this word! Enjoy!

Here’s the full text, as published by Steve at Elijah List¬†and notice that, once again, a ‘major shift’ is spoken of:

Prophetic Word for the UK: God’s Glory Will Be On Display This Spring

Church History in the UK

When we study the history of revival in the earth over the past several centuries, we can almost single handily point to the United Kingdom as a major hot spot and catalyst for what the Holy Spirit was doing at that time. Almost every major shift of reformation or revival started on these Island nations.

Whether we are discussing the First and Second Great Awakenings, or go further back and discuss the mystics and catholic miracle workers that walked the shores of England, Ireland, Scotland, or Wales ‚Äď God has always seemed to release the fresh movement of the Holy Spirit on these Islands that has gone on to affect the entire earth.

My love for Church history and the moves of the Spirit caused me to recognize that what took place within these nations directly affected America and the move of the Spirit in my nation.

Although we are an ocean away, we are connected in the realm of the Spirit, and as the song of Heaven would arise over the UK, it would carry all the way to the shores of America and revival would begin to come forth in these United States.

Over the past several years as I have been traveling into the UK to minister, my greatest hope and prayer has been that God would once again ignite these Islands with the wild fire of Heaven. From the moment that I first stepped into a meeting in the nation of Wales back in 2010, I could feel something fresh was being birthed in the Spirit, something organic, something that would turn the world upside down!

Intercession and Weeping

Several weeks ago as I was ministering in a series of meetings in England, with my good friend Munday Martin, God began to show up in the most powerful way, both within the nightly meetings as well as during the street outreach in the afternoon time.

There were nights where during our preaching, young people would come in off of the streets and walk to the front asking, “What must we do to be saved?” With no alter call or invitation for people to accept Jesus, they were coming to the alter to be born again. The harvest was just that ripe!

On Friday, February 21, as the team gathered for a time of fellowship, the Spirit of intercession came unexpectedly into our friend’s home. This was just hours before we were to travel into Lowestoft, the place of the English revival that took place in 1921. It was a revival that went for eighteen months that saw many people come to Christ. A Spirit of intercession came on the team and we all began to pray with fervency.

During that time I found myself on the floor weeping with such a heavy burden from the Lord for the UK. Just as spontaneous as the intercession, so too was a word of the Lord over England. What I have discovered is that what is often released as a mystery in the form of intercession and tongues (if we are faithful to wait upon the Lord), will be revealed as “revelation in prophecy” to show us the future plan of God in a nation so that we will be ready when it comes.

God’s Glory Will Be On Display This Spring

This was the word that came forth:

The wilderness and winter season in England is coming to an end and the people would sing with great joy as it comes. This barren land will once again celebrate and flowers will burst forth in spring, bursting into blossom like a symphony of song and color. God’s glory will be on display this spring.

“Those who have been weary will be strengthened in their knees. Those who were lame will leap with joy. Those who have been fearful will revive with courage. This is a season and time to take heart. God is coming in a fresh way.

The people will say, ‘God is here, right here, on His way to put things right in our nation. Yes He has come! He will save us!’ The blind eyes will be opened, deaf ears will hear once again. Those who felt they had no voice will break into a song that Heaven has come!

The Lord spoke to me that a major shift in the Spirit would come in the spring and wells that were capped over would be opened once again. I felt The Lord speak to me that there are springs of water that will burst out in the Springtime and fresh streams will flow.

It will spring up in the Spring! Watch for it! They will find natural springs in the Spring and this will be a sign of what God is doing in the Spirit. People are going to drink of natural springs and it will be a sign of a new prophetic movement in the nation.

God is changing the waters from bitter to drinkable. New prophetic voices will come forth this year that will cause the axe head to float. There will be signs and wonders and prophets that will move with the government of God. They will decree a thing and it will be established!

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. And the man of God said, “Where fell it?” And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. Therefore said he, “Take it up to thee”. And he put out his hand, and took it. (2 Kings 6:5-7)

Overall, I believe that this word is for all of the United Kingdom and God will use England as a catalyst for revival that will spring into Scotland, Ireland, and Wales and eventually will touch the world. What was left unfulfilled in previous generations will be fulfilled in this one.

There will be voices that will come from the wilderness. Men and women, that up until this point no one had even known their names, will come with the word of the Lord and an axe will be in their hand to lay at the root of the religious tree. They will cut off the old system. The old religious roots that made the waters so bitter will go and there will be new trees planted in their stead.

These will be trees of righteousness. These will be trees for the healing of the nations. These will be trees for an awakening that will touch the nations!

I am greatly encouraged by what the Lord has shown me and I know we are on the verge of a fresh great awakening that will begin in England and the United Kingdom. Remember friends to take heart in this spring season. Heaven is at hand!

This is considered further in Confirmations of latest prophetic words for the UK.

Note: Charles and Brynn Shamp are the founders of DESTINY ENCOUNTERS. They have a true passion for revival and the glory of God. They boldly declare the Gospel of Christ; ministering freedom, joy, and supernatural healing everywhere they go. They have ministered both nationally and internationally¬†with radical demonstrations of faith seeing lives transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit. Compelled by the heart of the Father to seek and save the lost, they are releasing God’s love to the world seeing the captives delivered, the sick healed, and lives changed. Charles and Brynn believe that through outreach, missions, and crusade evangelism one life changed can impact a nation and transform a generation. Charles and Brynn have answered the call to lead a generation in the movement of both the Word and the Spirit. With the power of an encounter they are truly unlocking a generation’s destiny one heart at a time.

A clarification from Arthur Burt’s daughter

See¬†photos¬†of Arthur’s Centenary Celebration on Mary’s website – Arthur went home to the Lord on Thursday 28th August aged 102 years¬†(post updated 1st Sept)

Further to recent items about Bob Jones and Arthur Burt I’m grateful to Mark Maddock’s contribution on my post about a likely cause of our storms. He¬†gives a clarification and proviso from Arthur’s daughter, Mary, on the date and origin of the prophecy attributed to¬†her father.¬†It is copied below for readers’ information together with my remarks.:

If you’ve not yet checked what Arthur wrote, then read¬†the¬†‘No Ebb’ prophecy¬†first, as on Billye Brims’ site¬†rather than Kathie Walters’ longer account relating to Bob Jones.

One of¬†Mark’s friends¬†who knows¬†Mary¬†contacted her¬†to ask about the details and then informed Mark, who comments as follows:

Here is an excerpt of her reply; the key factual point to note is that the prophecy was given in 1937‚Ķ thus there is no direct link with Bob Jones’ birth year (1930):

“‚Ķ The prophecy is correct, however he did not give it but has carried it.
The prophecy was spoken by someone else in a meeting in 1937 and it so moved him that dad grabbed hold of it. He has kept it alive all these years.
I am glad you emailed about it. But we must remember that the interpretation belongs to God. Many have made assumptions, Bob Jones talked about it, but we must hold these things lightly.
I once saw a documentary shortly after the Afghanistan war where in Kandahar the landmines that were still buried were the cause of many children and adults losing arms and legs. In the documentary they showed a helicopter literally dropping arms and legs to the ground. You could see them in plastic bags. It reminded me of the prophecy.”

Thank you Mary. (She¬†ministers through Word and Spirit Intl Ministries, which may be found at http://www.wordandspirit-jubilee.co.uk/’)

The reference to ‘arms and legs’ in the prophecy¬†may indicate something about the time in which it’s¬†scheduled for fulfilment.¬† Also, perhaps someone familiar with those details would actually see¬†body parts coming down out of the sky and thereby realise the direct relevance to the prophecy.¬†That is, it would as¬†a physical sign of approaching fulfilment. (It reminds me of¬†a dream in which I saw how¬†the Kingdom is being set up¬†on earth, and which¬†connected in the spirit with Bill Johnson’s 2011 word for Britain¬†– see Father, let Your Kingdom come).

Alternatively or in addition, of course, that odd reference may mean miraculous healing of limbs will be a major feature of this coming revival.

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Now for a look at a funny side of¬†the past fortnight’s¬†deluge of ‘divine data’, of which this is only¬†one bit…

In writing about a trio of prophetical prompts¬†I¬†implied it was 40 years from the date of Arthur Burt’s note as in¬†Billye Brim’s reference to 1934 to that of David Minor’s Two Winds, both of which I’d¬†inserted¬†in my Library.

The next day, in shock I took stock! My quick mental maths were wrong!

“No!” –¬†it’s about¬†50 years between¬†Arthur’s and David’s of 1987. I was about to amend 40 to 50 but realised the¬†correct connection, and¬†issued a¬†clarification. It was like¬†how my mind had been muddled in a Godly way over the dates and news on the blog’s 2nd anniversary and what provoked my interest over 25 years ago, as noted here.¬† It’s not like me to get my sums wrong!

NOW, with Mary’s more authoritative date of 1937¬†the 50 years difference to the ‘Two Winds’ prophetic words has not only turned up again but also shows I WAS right¬†to suspect a link. In¬†clarifying the date it ratifies my notion that a subtle link may exist – so maybe we should¬†consider these prophecies more deeply?

The¬†tornado forces of that First Wind could be like what’s happened¬†since October’s St Jude’s Day Storm, and then onwards from¬†December and New Year’s extreme, record-breaking lowest pressure, known as¬†‘explosive deepenings’, or¬†‘weather bombs’ (USA). Almost hurricane force winds, frequent heavy rains and¬†horizon-to-horizon flooding¬†until last week makes it¬†officially the ‘Wettest Winter’¬†in¬†nearly 250 years.

Please note I’m not promoting any sort of numerical theory. Just noting the facts, and the coincidence. Or, is it ‘God-incidence’?

Is¬†the Lord¬†trying to get our attention and¬†telling us there’s something very important?

“Take note, My children!”

Modern prophecy on USA & Israel approaches fulfillment

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Am grateful to a critic of revival and the prophetic who castigates the promise of greater blessings and quickening power coming to the Welsh Outpouring, as declared by Chuck Pierce. (I will deal with that defamation later.)

My disquiet over this self-appointed heresy hunter’s¬†claim made me dig¬†into my records because, as mentioned recently,¬†I¬†knew Chuck had correctly foreseen danger 40 days before the 2005 London bomb attacks.¬†(Those details,¬†plus others for the UK, are now incorporated into my Library of¬†prophecies¬†as well as in some recent posts.)

chuckpierce[1]Let’s now¬†consider what Chuck said about the future of the United States.

In The River and The Schism¬†(31st Oct 2008 *), Chuck refers to visiting that awesome primeval place (my emotion upon visiting) – the Grand Canyon. It very graphically reminded him of¬†a vision he’d seen in August 2007,

It was then that the Lord began to show me a nation divided.  He has continued to deal with me from an intercessory standpoint to get prepared for a great schism that is coming to this nation.

He then outlines what happened 9 months later on 31st May 2008,

…as the Spirit of prophecy began to fall I exclaimed¬†what our nation would look like in the future.¬† I have not yet had the liberty to discuss all that I saw.

However, three years afterwards Chuck was to give details of what had happened near the Statue of Liberty. In The Vision for Now! (* 20th May 2011), he writes,

Suddenly, the Lord gave me a¬†¬†vision of our nation.¬† He took me three years into the future and began to let¬†me hear and see what our future would look like…and the two iniquitous spirits that would try to capture my¬†children and children‚Äôs children.

Next, He¬†showed me that¬†within three years (by May 31, 2011), a statement would be¬†made regarding¬†Israel in this nation that would realign the nation and¬†determine the future of this land.¬† (With President Obama‚Äôs speech yesterday endorsing the Palestinians’ demand for¬†their own state based on borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, this has now happened.¬† I believe this statement¬†will create a split in the United States for the next three years as individual¬†states make choices on how they will align.)¬†The Lord then revealed His¬†remnant in this nation, which states had covenant roots…(continued here).

PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED

A great schism/chasm?

Would my American readers please correct me if I’m mistaken here: in keeping tabs on¬† your news¬†from ‘over the pond’ it would seem¬†a gaping chasm has¬†opened up across your¬†nation.¬† So it seems Chuck Pierce¬†correctly prophesied on that score…

A realignment?

Monday’s newsletter from Israel Hayom reports America will intervene with own peace plan by January if¬†peace talks fail.¬†After meeting with senior Palestinian and American officials, Meretz¬†Chairwoman MK Zehava¬†Gal-On released a statement on Monday¬†that the Americans are “moving from a coordination phase between the two sides to an intervention phase.”¬† She reveals¬†that the new plan, expected to be presented in Jan 2014, will follow the “Clinton parameters”¬†and¬†will address all the core issues, and will be “based on the ’67 lines with agreed land swaps”.¬†¬†Also, that President Obama will continue to pressure Ramallah¬†and Jerusalem to reach a breakthrough in negotiations by the second quarter of 2014. Thus, the US is¬†moving from coordination to intervention without any¬†more interim agreements.

John McTernanJohn McTernan, posted and commented upon the above for¬†his readers, ‘to¬†see the link between Obama pressuring Israel to divide the land and the disintegration of his presidency. He is on a collision course with the Lord over Israel and Jerusalem. Obama shows no signs of backing down over dividing Israel; therefore, severe judgment is now coming at him from all angles. One scandal may erupt and destroy him as president…’¬† (continued here).

Ray-ibrahimSo Chuck Pierce was correct on that one too;¬†whichever person was to become President¬†has indeed turned¬†the US from support of Israel¬†towards the Palestinians.¬† And there are also¬†deepening issues over¬†POTUS’¬†personal support of the Muslim Brotherhood, which leading Egyptian press reports as being entrenched across USA (see Raymond Ibrahim’s Exposed: names and identities of MB operatives in US).

In view of the collapse¬†of American influence throughout¬†the Middle-East and Russian ascendency, alongside deep internal divisions,¬†America’s ‘exceptionalist’ stature has rapidly declined into the mediocre. Furthermore,¬†only last week¬†Forbes magazine rated¬† Vladimir Putin as ‘The Most Powerful Man In The World’, usurping Obama’s position!!

Today I received Chuck Missler’s¬†weekly eNews with his¬†unsettling¬†report on America’s location on the ‘Cycle of Nations’. Here’s your starter;

Chuck Missler…we are leaving dependence and are on the brink of bondage; so many people are sound asleep and totally oblivious of the catastrophe lurking on the horizon. They are deceived, blinded and being hurtled into a global government with no rights available to anyone not belonging to the elite. On New Year‚Äôs Eve 2011, our Bill of Rights was essentially nullified with a Presidential order. Barely a ripple was noted among the people…

I’d urge my American readers to¬†consider the above-linked articles.

A severely judgemental spirit

Back to the beginning: The critic¬†mentioned above has implied it’s no longer the Lord’s will to¬†draw people to¬†Himself¬†and save them, as¬†happened in 1904-5!¬† Emphatically he states, ‘God is NOT going to move in a new way..’.¬† In truth, he¬†curses and not blesses Wales. Ultimately, time will prove¬†whether the American or Welshman is¬†accurate.

Having occasionally transcribed prophetical material myself I notice this critic’s analysis is inaccurate. It’s no use¬†quoting scripture without knowing and moving under the Holy Spirit oneself.¬†Ranting about¬†apostasy, deception and error in Wales is¬†failure to¬†love, as Jesus commanded!¬†(Such¬†drove me¬†away from Christ¬†and into the occult, as¬†here.)

This stance¬†not only grieves the Holy Spirit but, in attributing what may be His work to that of Satan, also runs the grave risk of¬†committing the unpardonable sin. It’s¬†wiser to disagree lovingly than declare something¬†is of the devil, and thereby serve the¬†Accuser of the Brethren, is it not?

For the scriptural support to my complaint, read¬†Jesus’ rebuke of the Pharisees when they claimed¬†His work was empowered by Beelzebub, or Satan,¬†at Matthew 12:25-31 (context here).¬† A helpful explanation may be read at Christian Answers.

Lastly, the critic condemns several people whom I know to be humble servants of the Lord. His claims of their using Kundalini power are most questionable. Having practised yoga and been delivered from that spirit I would have discerned its presence whenever I several times witnessed Holy Spirit working through those men of God.

Furthermore, had it not been for one of them stopping his sermon because He¬†sensed the Lord wanting to heal, then I’d still be a 24/7 carer of my dear wife 7 years later!¬† So praise you Lord that Nina is no longer officially registered as permanently disabled – read her documented account of how Jesus healed her broken spine.

* original links no longer available. Found on The Elijah List – thank you Steve Schulz (11Oct’18).

Prophetic words for 2014-16 for UK & Ireland from Dr Stone – part 3

[Click to read Part 1 and Part 2]

ENGLAND cont’d

Recap: Revd Dr Stone stated one of the¬†things the Spirit of the Lord spoke to her about England¬†she’d never heard before¬†is, “England is a key to release the wealth that is needed”.¬† She believes part of that is to deal¬†with injustices that are going on in the earth.

Clash of Kingdoms

Chuck Pierce and other¬†prophets have foreseen a¬†great conflict or clash of kingdoms¬†manifesting in or around¬†2015.¬†¬†Britain may¬†be in the middle of this conflict¬†but he did not share the details [Note 1 below]. I’m reminded of earlier this year when¬† Lydia Stanley Marrow burst out with a¬†prophetic word [2] during worship, as well as¬†what¬†evangelist Nathan Morris brought for 2012 [3].

“And so,” says Sharon, “I have spent some time before God saying, “God¬†we need to know more about this. What are some of these things?”

“Well, first of all, if we’re called to release wealth then one of the issues is going to be¬† over money. There’s going to be a conflict of economy…of righteous ways to deal with money and unrighteous Mammon…”

Also, I’d add, Christian¬†leaders worldwide are well aware of the increasingly aggressive advance of secular humanism and its antichrist spirit. Many consider it worse than the Islamist aims of establishing a global caliphate.

Sharon stresses,¬†however, that whoever those involved in the conflict may be, “We love all¬†people. We’re talking about the spirit and the agenda”¬†(ie. entirely different things). “You’re mature enough for me not to have to teach upon that…it’s a spirit that has an agenda¬†against God’s agenda!¬† Just because issues are politically incorrect to deal with…it wouldn’t be wise for¬†us to let it¬†simply pass by.

“Now God says the battles are going to be in Great Britain.¬†Let me tell you why I believe its going to be here: where there are great battles there are great victories!

“So God’s not saying, I’m choosing you as a place of war, I’m choosing you as a place of conflict, because I don’t like you…No, the Lord says,

“I’m choosing you as a place for victory, so that the victory won¬†here has an ability to be a victory that affects other nations!”

“Do you hear this? Not just for England, or for Great Britain. So what God is doing is He’s setting up His own agenda that we might have a victory here that releases us to deliver other nations, and puts us back into a functioning position of where our true identity is.

“And we’re not talking about something that takes 10 years to come to pass any more (as with other things) but we’re talking about the next two and a half to three years! Those who have ears let them hear!” ¬†[NB: That is, APRIL to OCT 2016’s lead up to and aftermath of the surprising jolt and uproar following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU!]

A Spiritual Centre

Cloud over Windsor June 2011This photo of a cloud formation looking like England, Scotland and Wales was shown to delegates. It¬†was taken across the street from the meeting’s venue, namely¬†the entrance to Windsor Castle,¬†on the day¬†in 2011¬†when Her Majesty’s Most Noble Order of the Garter met in Saint George’s Chapel. The prophetical Old Testament Book of Daniel¬†records a royal¬† decree issued by the Persian king Darius, from which Sharon quotes verse 27.:

26 I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.

For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end. 27 He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

“The note sent out with this picture says, ‘Signs of revival that will flow out of the UK, and a significant spiritual centre of the UK is Windsor’…I don’t believe we are the centre, or main area, just¬†a¬†centre of spiritual activity to affect¬†a shift in the nation. Well first of all, any place¬†that you get a body of prophets gathering and¬†releasing God’s perspective in, then you are in a place like that.

“Any place where you have people who know how to see by the Spirit and know how to respond to what God’s saying¬†versus what the newspaper and evening¬†tv news is telling them, you have a people helping to bring shift in the midst of¬†a nation. So I believe that you’re some of those, just as God has called you to be here with us…

In connection with Windsor, however, Sharon mentioned an angelic army in the area being available for helping to bring shifts in the nation. (Maybe like the one reported as being encamped in Buckinghamshire Рsee Note 4.)  Thank you Lord!

This session then drew to a close with prayers and declarations over England.

The International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets representing 30 nations held last weekend in Windsor brought more revelation plus action upon these words for England.

Notes:

  1. New Warpaths and¬†See…Shaking in Next 3 Years; at June 2nd and Sept 7th.
  2. A ‘download’ whilst leading worship: “A great shaking and a great clash”.
  3. Prophetic Words for 2012: setting the stage for the End-times.
  4. The Angels –¬†Restore Hope Latimer Newsletter Autumn 2008.

Prophetic words for 2014-16 for UK & Ireland from Dr Stone – part 1

On watch... A clarion call has been¬†released for the UK¬†not¬†to miss its Day of Visitation (because of England’s complacency over advancing the Kingdom of God), as well as for intercessory prayer covering the next phase of God’s move here.

Rev Dr Stone stressed the importance of words received recently from the Lord, and told why England has been ‘out of sync’ with God’s timings and how that can be corrected.

THE CLARION CALL

Rev Dr Sharon Stone, Senior Minister Christian International Europe; courtesy CIEAs ever, prophetic messages Sharon delivers are¬†a guide for teaching, prayer and alignment with¬†our heavenly Father’s purposes.¬†The usual¬†invitations for October’s mentoring day had been re-issued and flagged¬†‘Urgent’.¬† Sharon stressed that¬†was not a marketing technique but it was because she believes she has an important prophetic message which, she says,

“…Is actually¬†the blending of several prophetic utterances that need to be heard and understood so that you and I know how to align and¬†how to¬†partner with it – but also¬†so that we’re not frustrated by what we see going on around about us…

“We’re going¬†to¬†release a clarion call for the UK¬†not¬†to miss its Day of Visitation, and I believe that the Spirit of God is declaring over the UK that He has not passed us by, that we are on God’s calendar NOW.

“But you need to know what that looks like and, if you will allow me I can be prophetic without saying ‘Thus saith the Lord’ every few minutes; I want to take¬†that and put some meat on the bones so that we have more understanding for our alignment.

“Now, I know that we hear many accounts¬†in different nations of¬†the Holy Spirit’s activity going on across the earth. Some of the major nations where we see that are Indonesia, Brazil, China and even in Nigeria.”¬† (In the last, where there’s been many¬†murderous atrocities committed against believers by maniacal¬†fanatics, Sharon sees the Spirit’s activity as moving them out of religious and into truly apostolic¬†structure.)

“Also, in Iceland where last week we saw Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, and for the first time 100s¬†responded and came into salvation. Iceland has never, ever, seen that! And so I believe we are seeing some amazing things going on in different nations.

“Most people always judge what’s going on in other nations by what’s going on in their nation. And when somebody¬†talks about¬†nations being first, or nations¬†that enter into things first, everybody believes their nation is one of those! But how many know everybody’s nation is not?

“And so we have to have some understanding prophetically of what’s going on so that we partner with God. We need to know whether we’re to drag our nation into the timing of God, whether we get behind it and push it in, whether we intercede it in, whether we declare it in, whether we release the manifestations of God to cause it to walk in the fullness…We need to know these things!

“And so I’m particularly going to target the next¬†three and a half years for the UK…I know we have people here from other nations and we’re not preferring (the UK)¬†but I believe that’s what’s so different about what I’m speaking at this time challenges most people that have put the entire UK into one pot and mixed all the prophetic words!

“I believe that¬†God is not speaking to us as the United Kingdom at this time.

“I believe that¬†God is¬†speaking to us as Wales, as Scotland, as Ireland and as England, and the reason that He is speaking to us individually as countries at this time is because we are not on the same heavenly ‘time zone’. [Note 1 below also refers.]

“So if that’s true then we need to know where we are in the heavenly time zones of God. But at the same time we need to realise that we are there and what’s going on in each one of us is meant to complement¬†and is meant to benefit the rest of the United Kingdom, as well as other nations.

“So the UK is not getting passed by!”

Sharon then asked those present from those parts of the British Isles to stand up on behalf for their fellow citizens. She then prayed, blessed and spoke prophetically over each country in turn, especially for acceleration into national destinies (not transcribed here).

IRELAND

“In speaking into Ireland it doesn’t take a genius to see that’s the western gate of revival for the UK. That means that if God is moving from the west eastwards they’re carrying something that those in England have need of. Does that make sense?”¬† Sharon draws attention of intercessors to her points, then reads from her notes of what she heard:

“This is what the Spirit of God, the Lord¬†says,

“You’re the western gate of revival, so it’s crisis time for your heart. (Speaks¬†to intercessors) In the heart of the nation I am bringing a brief shock, like a defibrillator.

“In the heart of Ireland I am bringing a brief shock to reset the heart rhythm. The reason is because Ireland has always been a ‘sending’ nation (ie. of people all around the world) but they have benefitted more nations than they’ve benefitted themselves).

“It’s now time to revive the heart of your nation. Just as man has cut the nation in half (Eire and Ulster)¬†I will heal the laceration portion with prayers for revival. From the west coast to the east coast on your border scar I will turn yesterday’s violence into an arm of strength. An arm of strength that will hurl My spear of revival on into the rest of the UK.”

<Prayers/declarations over those from/connected to Ireland.>

WALES

“The Lord says,

“2013 began your time to awaken but 2014 will be your time of a new outpouring. An Outpouring that is very new and very different from the past. (That means people can’t go back and say “I want the Welsh Revival all over again”.)¬† An outpouring that will overlap not only the season that you’re in now but the season that will come after 2014.”

“An outpouring of your worship will break through the 100 years of barrenness since the last Visitation. (Listen!) Creation’s voice is crying out for my Glory. So altars of corporate worship are going to need to be built to release My Glory. Glory will turn your barrenness into a fruitful land. Your corporate worship will influence and calculate your harvest and your fruitfulness.¬†

“I am going to pour Myself¬† out on you but I’ve been waiting for you to pour yourself out on Me. So, My Church of Wales, it’s time to cry, to strain, to exert yourself with tears of intercession for a new quickening power because you are called to seek manifestations of My Spirit.”¬†

“Look at the Welsh people here and say, “You’re called to do strange things for the Lord!” And the Lord says,

“And the prophetic anointing will prepare Wales for new Visitation and a new move. Wales you are placed for an outpouring visitation that is going to spread like lightning to you and beyond to Scotland and to England. But before it travels to the nation, nations will travel to you for refuge and My Presence. But you must mend your broken families and then I will give you a building anointing to heal your fractured churches.”

<Those words are prayed and declared over those from Wales –¬†see Note 2>

SCOTLAND

“For Scotland, the Lord says,

“In 2013 you were pregnant with purpose. 2014 though, you’re going to give birth to¬†twins and there’s going to be a double-anointing released upon Scotland.

“The first ways you’re going to see it is it’s going to be the Father’s Heart and the second is Justice.

“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…

“Now I used to live right underneath¬†Scotland and the things that the Lord is speaking to me now about the nations He just wasn’t talking about before, and so I’m very excited about this! (emphasis RB). The Lord is saying,

“Prophetic activity released is this: the asset of Scotland is its families. No longer a fatherless nation but a refuge for families. 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.

“Eventually, you will declare new freedoms. Freedom to see in a new way, freedom to govern yourself financially in a new way…

“And the Lord speaks to Scotland AND Wales and says,

“I will not let the complacency of England hold you back any longer. The hunger and the violence to take My Kingdom by force will be released within you.”

“Now before England gets upset there, you know that complacency means there is a relaxed wait and see position¬†that you take, rather than¬†a forcefully advancing¬†Kingdom position – that’s the difference there…

“A friend of mine Chuck Pierce said this,

“Wales and Scotland you will be¬†thorns in England’s side”.

“England, you’re going to get prodded, you’re going to get¬†irritated, from your borders. That’s what’s going to happen at this time. And remember that God’s not speaking to us as one because we’re in different time zones spiritually – but we are a catalyst¬†and a complement to one another.

“So, Wales and Scotland is going to assist England to spiritual hunger – repeat after me, ‘Hunger not jealousy’ – hunger for the Kingdom and God Himself. So before I go onto England itself, let’s pray over Scotland…”

<Those words are prayed and declared over delegates from Scotland.>

ENGLAND –¬†is covered in Part 2, which goes on to refer to a clash of kingdoms and a spiritual¬†centre in Part 3 (which includes link to record of angelic visitation).

To summarise thus far, Sharon prophesied that:

  • Ireland is a revival spear thrown from the heart of Ireland into the United Kingdom.
  • Wales is positioned now for an outpouring Visitation. [See also Note 2]
  • Scotland is the first nation in Europe to ‘cross over’. [See also Note 3]

Notes:

1. In Nov 2008 Chuck Pierce closed his report on visiting Germany and England as follows: The Spirit of the Lord says to the people of England, “This is your season for your light to come forth as never before. Rifts will come in old structures and My people will unite in a new way. A message will come forth from pulpits in this land” Then I saw a picture of 5 nations and the Lord said, I will radiate in each land. Do not allow the rifts to cause you to let go of My hand for I am raising you up with a sound of victory.”¬† (Emphases added)

2. See Chuck Pierce on A New Quickening Power Coming to Wales, 19 Sept 2013.

3. For more see Seven Decrees Over Scotland – Jane Hamon, 20 Sept 2013

4. Transcribed with permission of CI Europe and a polite reminder; Copyright applies.

A new, quickening of power coming to Wales?

I am grateful to¬†Daibach-welldigger¬†blog¬†for this encouraging prophetic word¬†delivered by Chuck Pierce¬†at¬†City Temple, Swansea, on 19th September. Also,¬†to Sue Payne of Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival¬†for transcribing this prophecy,¬†which I’ve rendered into blue for ease of reading, as follows.:

“I say to you I am bringing a new quickening of power across Wales. Get ready, for a quickening power that will cause the birth of heaven to come down into the atmosphere of this nation, is now being released. I say to you even the next 6 months that which I have conceived in the last 3 will now begin to open up and mature. I say to you this is your quickening time and during the day and especially through the night, My people throughout this land will be crying day and night for Me to come. And I say to you get ready, for I will surprise you at the gates of this nation. Now as we worship let the bowls fill up and be poured out. I decree right now there‚Äôs a filling going on in heaven, so a pouring out can occur, in this nation.

“You have said do it again Lord, but I say a generation is arising that are hungry after Me. A generation that will go beyond the stories that they‚Äôve heard in the past, and the history of a land where heaven and earth have kissed.

“And I say this generation which you‚Äôre a part of; even some of you who are 80 plus, I say three generations will now arise in this land and see Me move in a new way. I say to you, I want to begin new and fresh. Even though I have come before, I say it is not that crossing over for this season, but I, instead of doing again, will now begin. For I say an angelic host have been waiting, and many have come, but now they stand positioned in the land, ready to say who will go with Me into this season ahead.¬†

“I say many houses have gone awry. And many families have gone astray during this season of wandering in this land. But I say I have come to repair the door of the house of My people in this land of Wales. And I say, if you will allow me to repair the door of your house, you will come out and help Me repair the door of My house, and then you will build an altar new and fresh in this land. I say, it is that altar that I am calling for in this hour, so that My incense and fragrance, that is dwelling in this land, will arise and be smelled by Me, and be filled, and what wasn‚Äôt coming into fullness in one season, I will pour out in fullness in another season.¬†

“I say to you I am very near to you. I am nearer to you now than you have known. I say the very ground you have been walking¬†on has been crying¬†out, saying, we long to have the glory come, and to be used again to build a new altar in this land. And I say I have heard the cry of the land, and now a people are responding, and saying we are ready to build.”

And the Lord says to you, “I have been waiting for you to pour yourself out to Me again. It is you I‚Äôve been waiting and watching for. And I say now, I see a people in this land who say we are ready not to hold back any longer, but to pour out again, and give You the best of this land.”

I saw, 6 months ahead, where there were sealed doors in the heavenly realm. 6 doors. Man had sealed these doors up. All of a sudden, I could see those 6 doors, I could see why they had been sealed for 100 years. And I actually could see, it was like a 100 year war that had gone on in the heavenlies below. And God had sealed the door because of the warfare that had been above this land. But all of a sudden, when we hit that song, one of the doors, the seal had started to melt on it, I could see it. And as we hit that song, that door started coming open. And I could see behind the door.

Now, the Lord says to you, “The next 6 months for this land is key. The next 6 months your worship is key”. And I think you should worship the way you’re accustomed to worshipping, in places like this wonderful place we’re in. But I also think you should find strategic times to just come together in worship. Where you come here and you begin to worship, and you worship until you feel the Spirit of God is satisfied. And the moment you finish, that door is going to start coming open, and what got sealed up a 100 years ago will now be opened and the prophetic anointing will start stirring over this land and you will speak a thing and that warfare that’s been in the heavenlies over this land will not be able to stand in resistance against the Word that God’s going to bring down to activate the next move.

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As with all prophetic words, please weigh the above and seek the Lord over its content. We shall wait and see!

I’m well aware that self-appointed¬†heresy-hunters¬†sit in¬†judgement on prophets, which is¬†contrary to the¬†command of¬†Jesus Himself and of His Apostle to the Gentiles. For example,¬†where Jesus’ disciples wanted to prevent others casting out demons (Luke 9:49-50),¬†and when Paul rebuked believers in Rome for standing in judgement (Romans 2.1-2), which¬†lined up¬†with Jesus’ instruction not to judge, as at Luke 6:37.:

¬†“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Related reading:

I’d like to encourage you, dear reader,¬†to¬†visit¬†a blog that seeks to honour the work of the Holy Spirit in Wales through accounts of people and places at¬†Welldigger. It¬†is replete with¬†illustrated accounts of the 1905 Welsh Revival¬†and associated historical material, including this¬†recent one¬†by a visiting American.

You may also be interested in Encouragement from the heart of England, which was discussed further in its subsequent post Is England at a crossroads?, as well as:

UCB video on the Welsh Outpouring

Thank you United Christian Broadcasters for the following half-hour documentary which I highly recommend for all my readers. It tells of God coming to church.

As a lady pastor explains,

Pastors and leaders are coming and churches are being changed…People are so fed up with religion that they want Jesus….They’re fed up with doing everyday Sunday church…They want to experience Jesus in a real way.

This documentary is refreshingly different to the usual presentation by journalists who report and interview in a matter-of-fact, but sometimes confrontational, manner.

It allows¬†those intimately involved¬†right from the start of events in Cwmbran to tell what happened from their perspective.¬†Also, some accounts are from those who came and were amazed to be healed either physically (eg. 10 year’s wheelchair-bound Paul) or emotionally and spiritually (eg. depressive and suicidal youngsters). You will learn that this church had also¬†been established¬†with a heart for rehabilitation of deeply damaged people. From the outset, this Outpouring bears¬†the hallmark of¬†salvation with¬†hundreds responding to and receiving Jesus Christ as saviour.

So, be blessed as you watch and receive:

“No more anti-depressants¬†and I got a new job!” is one of the closing testimonies of how God wonderfully transformed one young lady’s life.¬† Paul’s description of his healing confirms what I recently wrote about¬†that of Delia Knox (see 2nd paragraph here).

There is also an interesting reference to the prophetic word from God about¬†preparing for this visitation at ‘such a time as this’.

Also, please note¬†the introductory¬†minute’s reference to the account of¬†Queen Esther (in the ancient Persian court), with more¬†details at 14-15th minutes of how¬†the Outpouring’s first night mirrored her intercessory audience before the king.

Hearing the 3rd¬†referral¬†in 3 days¬†to the same situation from¬†the¬†Book of Esther¬†would seem¬†to indicate¬†the Lord is drawing¬†attention to its importance. But before explaining, those unfamiliar with her story¬†may wish to read¬†Orphan wins beauty contest in Iranian Court¬†in order to understand¬†Esther’s pivotal role. This will introduce¬†its significance for prophetic action relating to Parliament and how that may connect with the Outpouring. (For¬†details of which see Mentoring Day parts 1 and 2.)

EA reports “There’s fresh air blowing through Wales”

Chine Mbubaegbu, Head of Media with the Evangelical Alliance and editor of¬†their magazine IDEA¬†has kindly¬†permitted me to copy a couple¬†of its current issue’s excellent articles. The magazine is always replete with¬†informative 1-2 page articles on contemporary topics; eg.¬†singles in church; inside a Chinese church in London;¬† projects for¬†inner city young people; male suicide; the changing face of worship music; and even asks, do babies go to heaven? Click on the magazine’s image for¬†much more information >

Following previous¬†items in this blog, here’s EA’s Gethin¬†Russell-Jones¬†look at exciting news coming out of the United Kingdom.:

An outpouring in Wales

Finding the correct word is virtually impossible. In living memory Christians have resorted to blessing, refreshing, renewal and of course revival to describe a sustained and unusual period of intense communal Christian experience characterised by rapid growth. Where hundreds if not thousands of people are affected. Where a dormant and largely hidden church seemingly erupts into the public domain.

Such periods are often evidenced by mass conversions, healings, the return of backslidden believers and rapid church growth.

These phenomena may not happen simultaneously but when they do we are lost for words.  In recent months a town in the county borough of Torfaen, an area famed for heavy industry and radical politics, has witnessed powerful and strange occurrences. Since 10 April Victory Church in Cwmbran has seen more than 200 people become Christians, baptised nearly 80 new believers, received news of multiple healings and is gathering in excess of 500 people every evening for worship and prayer.

Dubbed the Welsh Outpouring, it all began on 10 April during a midweek prayer meeting in this independent Pentecostal church. A man who had been wheelchair-bound for 10 years received prayer, began to move muscles long since wasted and ran around the hall.

This was not the norm for this church. But it is now. At every meeting first-hand accounts are read out about transformed lives. A sceptic might conclude that this is an isolated example and not representative of mainstream evangelical Christianity. Allow me to puncture that comfortable myth. Nestling in the Berwyn range of hills in north Wales lies Coleg y Bala (The Bala College). With an historic pedigree stretching back to the foundation of the British and Foreign Bible Society, it now serves as the Presbyterian Church of Wales’ youth centre. In the last 12 months there have been numerous reports of many Welsh and English-speaking teenagers becoming Christians at various events and conferences. Coleg y Bala has also had a profound influence on a now annual event called Llanw (Fill). The nearest equivalent in England would be Spring Harvest.

Although this gathers tens of thousands, Llanw also aspires to model contemporary Christian through the medium of Welsh. Such an event would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. In fact it was the received wisdom until recent times that the game was up for Welsh-speaking Christianity.  The last taffy should turn the lights out. And all the surveys and statistics indicated that Europe’s oldest surviving language would soon cease to witness to Christ in this ancient tongue. There are many who still hold to this view. But there’s fresh air blowing among the Camry.

“It’s beginning to feel like a new day for the Gospel in Wales.”

In addition to Llanw and Coleg y Bala, Capel Gomer in Swansea is the first Welsh language church plant in generations. Furthermore the church planting network, Waleswide (Cymrugyfan in Welsh) is facilitating a number of new church plants in the nation through the medium of both Welsh and English. It’s beginning to feel like a new day for the gospel in Wales. Less than 20 miles from Cwmbran is the old steel town of Ebbw Vale. Famed for its heavy industry and hard men it has also bred legendary preachers, long since forgotten. But here again there are spiritual stirrings.

Church on the Rise is a Baptist church in the Beaufort district of the town. A few years ago the church was stirred by a sense that God was asking them a question:¬† ‚ÄúAre you thirsty for me?‚ÄĚ This resulted in a weekly pattern of prayer and fasting that is still continuing.¬† Another major consequence¬†was the establishment of a CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Centre in the church, reaching out to dozens of financially-distressed¬†families in the area. Four families have now become debt free through this programme and the church has doubled in size. Twelve months ago, its Sunday gatherings numbered 35. Today there are more than 70 and the church is looking to relocate to larger premises. Fresh air from heaven is blowing across Wales. All the examples cited are different to each other and yet they all point to the timeless power of the gospel to change lives and communities.

NOTE: for further information and latest update click on image below:

Tonight in Cwmbran, after Hull and Wolverhampton…

“WHY HAVE CHURCHES KEPT QUIET ABOUT¬†KNOWING JESUS?”¬†a¬†Muslim wants to know.

Nathan_banner-390x238This man explained to a packed Hull City Hall last Saturday night that he’d¬†been trying to¬†find out more about God. As a result, he had a divine encounter¬†and¬†found out who Jesus Christ really is. But he didn’t know how to worship or pray to Him, so had to seek the help of¬†Christian friends. Hence his complaint to them, and now he wants to share his good news with fellow Muslims.¬† His was one of the most touching personal testimonies¬†at last week’s¬† ‘Days of Wonder…’¬†

Here are a few more.:

A¬†testimony that started¬†the¬†three days was a ‘follow-up’ from a lady who’d suffered the same severely debilitating handicap but had been healed on Nathan’s previous visit 15 months ago. (Her smile features on the¬†video clip at the foot of this invitation.) This time we found ourselves sitting behind¬†her, and her friend¬†told us¬†how she herself had been healed¬†from an allergy after last March. Upon accompanying her friend to tell Nathan, it became another occasion for thanking Jesus for what He’d done.

Nathan-Morris at CwmbranAmongst many testimonies of healing, we heard a Polish-Welsh lady excitedly welcome Nathan Morris in advance for¬†speaking tonight¬†at Victory Church in Cwmbran, Wales. She wasn’t the first we’d heard¬†claiming¬†they’d watched¬† The Bay Revival on God TV ‘ by chance’, but were¬†amazed when¬†Nathan¬†immediately addressed them direct – over the airwaves – about their¬†need for repentance/healing, with which Jesus then blessed them!

After a prolonged time¬†in the presence of the Lord during the final night’s exceptionally high praise, everyone was in tears upon seeing a 4-year old walking across the stage – at the far left of the stage¬†were¬†his¬†leg braces and¬†wheeled walking frame!¬† In tears, his (then) non-believing father told Nathan the boy was born with cerebral palsy. However, his son was now¬†grinning as he walked freely and properly – completely unaided!

In a different vein, we were saddened to hear from a young man of his fathers’ suicide. In the first¬†conference session¬†he attended this man couldn’t¬†tolerate being there and simply had to get out – possibly with suicidal thoughts. But¬†he just¬†couldn’t get¬†out of the building!¬† Then he met¬†Jesus – as was¬†clearly evident from¬†his radiant recounting what had happened. Praise you Lord for your saving grace.

As an aside, it was a¬†pleasant surprise¬†to meet Nathan’s wife Rachel and his supporting team: two more Nathan’s and Jordan.¬†Nathan Marrow keeps tabs on testimonies as well as¬†introduces folk to Nathan¬†for¬†recounting their healing.¬†(Evangelist Nathan’s Facebook page¬†has more news of¬†healings.)

Latest update of the Outpouring in Wales

Read latest brief report of saved souls and healings and watch this short video:

PS: I pray readers who long for a touch from the Lord to help them through the turmoil of physical and emotional hardships may find encouragement in the above accounts.  Those who are really struggling may find Why Me? helpful, as have so many folk Рthe Lord bless you and keep each of you.

The Unstoppable Church

Let me share the blessing of a holy tension since having re-blogged/commented upon media opinion about a supposed demise of the Church. As stated in my previous post, I recalled hearing of reports from Wales and now made opportunity to check them out.

Yesterday’s church group covered a lot more detail about Rev Richard Taylor’s visit to mid-Sussex and what he teaches. So this morning¬†I¬†searched for a suitable¬†podcast or video to listen to¬†whilst doing the final part of our¬†renovations.

If you were interested in my¬†last two blogs then perhaps you’d like to set aside an hour to hear pastor Richard soundly refute¬†secular scoffers, as well as allay the concerns of my fellow blogger and his readers.¬†Richard trashes the falsehood of media opinion as well as churchgoers’ unbelief. He also tells how God changed and healed him from a life of severe drug addiction and consequential crime.

Enjoy his tongue-in-cheek Welsh humour and be mightily blessed:

The Book of Acts Part 11 – The Unstoppable Church from Victory Church on Vimeo.

2013 Revival in Wales – Outpouring in Cwmbran

In the covering comments to a blog about Anglican church attendance I treated claims for the demise of Christianity in Britain with gentle contempt. I hope regular readers of this blog will be aware of my focus upon the Bride’s preparation for her soon¬†returning Groom, our ‘blessed assurance’.¬†¬†Many Christian leaders who are close to Him would also regard¬†such claims as absurd, as¬†may clearly be inferred from my recent raft of blogs about God’s ‘new season’. [See here for some specific prophecies.]

We now have¬†evidence of this ‘new era’!¬† You’ve possibly¬†heard the ‘chatter’¬†about an Outpouring¬†in Wales about which I’d received an update, but¬†I was unable to blog about it until now. [Was just signing off to take a break for home¬†renovations.]

Pastor RT - Credit WelldiggerThank you Graham for alerting me last July to a¬†stirring in Wales, as hinted at in¬†A spiritual slant on Olympic torch’s route. Just a¬†few months later fellow delegates at¬†Windsor¬†spoke about it and so I’m grateful to Peter and Rosamund of Logos Linguistics for the link below. On Sunday we heard about¬†our church leaders’ visit to Kings Church¬†in Burgess Hill to¬†hear¬†Cwmbran pastor Richard Taylor’s account of the Outpouring.¬†They were impressed he testified¬†to not only¬†healings but also¬†to ‘old fashioned’ Holy Spirit led repentance, as in¬†the 1904-05 Welsh Revival¬†etc.

Richard’s splendid¬†Welldigger¬†blog provides a detailed account of Welsh revival history¬†together with events of¬†the current Outpouring.¬† Horsham Pastor Andy Robinson writes here on his discovery of what was going on at Cwmbran (see A on map below).

What’s more, this is¬†additional to the¬†Grace Outpouring¬†of recent years at¬†Ffald-y-Brenin (Sheep-fold of the King) House of Prayer and retreat¬†under Roy and Daphne Godwin’s oversight! (Located at B on map)


For another good¬†introduction to this 2013 Outpouring see¬†Anita Mathias’ account at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.¬† I’m pleased to learn that the Outpouring’s¬†theme¬†praise is¬†“Just One Touch from the King”, about which¬†we raved¬†at the National Day of Prayer and Worship at Wembley (as here).¬† Now listen to¬†Godfrey Birtell tell of the inspiration behind this song, especially¬†his important points on making declarations over our land:

I’d also particularly¬†recommend all Anita’s postings about Heidi Baker, especially for anyone unfamiliar with Iris Ministries’ miraculous work. In the above linked blog, Anita refers to Heidi’s casual reference last August to revival coming to the UK. In fact, her Revival Alliance associate Bill Johnson had prophesied 1st¬†September 2011 would become known as the ‘date things would¬†change in Britain’. (Details, which include my ‘remote’¬†confirmation of¬†this, may be read at Father, let Your Kingdom come¬†–¬†first link¬†to ‘Revival Alliance Gathering – Post Event’ takes you to¬†Bill’s remark.)¬† Then last year his wife Beni and others had prophetic revelations that¬†the¬†Queen’s Jubilee Bells may be of relevance to¬†this renewal (here).

Also,¬†how could we¬†ever forget the¬†prophetic song “Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh” delivered¬†at their associate Randy Clark’s conference last October (“something greater than John Wesley… it’s not over”…Click for full transcript):

May the Lord¬†thoroughly bless you as you read, listen¬†and consider¬†this holy matter…

There’s more in the next post: The Unstoppable Church