Today we begin our Autumn Fasting and Prayer in Golden Valley Church.
It’s not a coincidence that we are beginning our season on the Jewish and Biblical “Day of Atonement” [Yom Kippur].
Yom Kippur in the Old Testament was the day when the High Priest entered into the Holiest Place to make atonement for the whole nation. Today it is still the holiest day of all in the Jewish calendar.
We also believe these days to be highly significant as they are part of Heaven’s calendar for the earth. Although as Christians we believe that Jesus Christ fulfilled the Day of Atonement in the sense that He was both the sacrifice and the High Priest, and that He opened up the heavenly Holy of Holies for us to enter boldly through His blood, it is still highly profitable to make specific and special time to draw near to Him on this day.
Yom Kippur ends 10 days of soul searching, repentance, forgiveness, and cultivating the fear of the Lord. Of course, in one sense we should do this all the time, however, it’s expedient and powerful for us align with heaven’s dates and seasons.
Let’s approach the Throne of Grace – the Mercy Seat – with boldness and confidence, and yet with deep humility, repentance, and awe. I believe God will meet us as we do, in this fast time.
It was a seriously great pleasure to welcome Nancy Goudie (NGM) into Golden Valley Church this past weekend, albeit via ZOOM.
Nancy has been in Christian Ministry for forty years and is an amazing walking testimony to the goodness of God, and to the power of a life laid down for Jesus. Some of us in GVC are old enough to remember when Nancy and her late husband, Ray, began the group, Heartbeat, which was powerfully involved in schools and youth outreach ministry in the 80’s.
Nancy shared many stories and testimonies of how God has saved and healed people, and provided miraculously, during the past years of walking with Him. She powerfully exhorted those attending the sessions to “Come to Jesus for rest” and to “move into a much greater level of trust.”
Her new book, “Who Would Ever Have Thought”, is released next month, and can be preordered from her website at http://nancygoudie.com
She also leads a weekly DAY of PRAYER for the nation every Friday.
From October 18th, we will be commencing monthly Sunday Services back at our chapel, “the Firehouse”. We will be holding two one-hour meetings, back to back, as numbers in each will be limited due to social distancing and Government legislation.
It will be essential to pre-register for the services, as spaces are strictly limited.
Registration and further details can be found at Ticket Source. Click in the link below.
We are delighted to be able to welcome Nancy Goudie [New Generation Ministries] as a guest speaker on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020. Meetings will be held via ZOOM. Please contact us for further details.
Nancy Goudie is a Christian motivational speaker and author living in Thornbury, UK. She has written seventeen books, including “Developing Spiritual Wholeness”, “Nancy Goudie’s Spiritual Health Workout”, “Hot Faith”, “The Beloved”, and “You are Special”.
Nancy also runs unique and creative Spiritual Health Weekend conferences for women in luxury hotels in Windsor and Preston, and has done for over 21 years. These weekends are fun, refreshing and life changing for hundreds of women each year.
She has also produced five meditation CD’s, three of which are still available: Peace Like a River; Smile and Meditations For The Beloved. Her most recent CD called Speak helps you read, believe and confess Biblical truth. She has a yearly magazine that she produces and is on TV and Radio regularly. She also speaks nationally and internationally at churches, events and conferences. Her heart is to see thousands of people transformed by the love, power and presence of God. Nancy was married to Ray for 43 years, up to his death in 2016, they have two sons, Daniel and Aidan.
During the Covid19 crisis, Nancy has been leading “Heal Our Nation: National Day of Prayer” online, each Friday.
She founded and heads up the creative and innovative charity new generation ministries (www.ngm.org.uk) and also founded “Nancy Goudie’s Spiritual Health Weekends.” It’s an absolute pleasure to have her sharing with us in Golden Valley Church.