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February 4, 2016 / goldenvalleyblog

ABOVE ALL ELSE

Your heart is the one single central part of you that needs more care and attention than anything else. Many Christians don’t pay attention to what is going on in their hearts, because they are ignorant or too restless. But ONLY if we give our hearts the attention they need will we be aligned for the next level of the River!

Proverbs 4:23 NIV “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

If you haven’t booked to be on the DEEPER HEART DAYS yet, you have just over a week to go! I strongly encourage you to take some time out for your heart.

January 18, 2016 / goldenvalleyblog

TESTS WILL COME FOR TRANSITIONING 

As you seek to transition to new seasons in God, be aware of the ‘tests’ that the Father will send your way. Those tests are designed to bring out what is truly in your heart, and to measure the credibility gap between what you pray and preach, and what you actually do. Those tests will also probe the level you will trust God and the levels where you will interfere with or seek to control what He is doing. He tested the Israelite nation as they gathered at what to them were bitter waters. He tested them as they stood opposite the crossing point into the Promised Land. Their responses and choices affected who crossed over, and how long the transition season would actually last.

Last week in the amazing prayer guide from the European Evangelical Alliance, we read and prayed again over the most intimate of Jesus’s parables depicting the Father, as He knew Him. I was stirred again as I reflected on His incredible love and embrace.

It’s true to say that as the father’s younger son appeared on the horizon, everyone back home began to be tested. Customs and traditions would handle the situation one way; the Father, a totally different way. There was a test on everyone’s heart. Hence the father ran, as the guide pointed out, and in doing so made a loud declaration to the community that he was ok with this son returning home, and he wasn’t going to reject him, as customs said he should. We assume, thankfully, that the community accepted the father’s lead, because enough of them turned up for the welcome home party to make a noise of celebration that could be heard in the fields outside.The older son’s heart was tested too. And sadly he failed the test. I so realise how often there is a part of the older son in me; how easily I make judgements on others, and how difficult I can sometimes find it to be with those who don’t line up with a lifestyle I am personally comfortable with. But the Father, I know, is calling me – and all of us – to enter in to what He is like.

I believe that only as we do, will we pass the tests. This next season in God is, I believe, going to see a move of God amongst people groups and sectors of society that for the most part have so far been rare in our churches up to now. The responses we have to the ‘test cases’ will determine whether or not we are able to transition to the next season, or not. They will test whether God is able to continue bringing the cutting edge of revival and what He is about, into existing churches and movements, or whether He will have to start new ones that are more open to His broken bride and sons.

I pray for us in GVC having completed this past “week of prayer for the lost sons” that we will be irreversibly marked by what we have read and what we have prayed, and that as Father seeks to take us forward in reaching the lost and broken we will pass the tests He sends our way embracing those He has loved, called, and honoured in their journeys, first in a trickle, and then in a rush! Wes

January 13, 2016 / goldenvalleyblog

DEEPER HEART DAYS

DeeperHeartDaysA.jpgMany Christians live out of their heads, rather than their hearts. Life goes on like a treadmill and they bounce from one thing to another without giving attention to, or taking time for, the needs of their hearts. They accept unhealed wounds as a normal necessity, and limp rather than walking or running in the plans and purposes of a loving heavenly Father.

Why not take some time out for your heart? Let the deep love of God the Father pour in and bring fresh freedom, wholeness, and authenticity into your life. These days will include key point teaching, personal prayer, and guided soaking time in God’s Presence. Deepen the soil of your heart for fresh encounters with God. Define the doorways of the heart, and enter into more of Heaven’s Kingdom and plans.

Sessions will be taught by Wes Boxall and others.

Each Saturday will run from 9:30am to 8:00pm with breaks for coffee and meals.

DAY 1 – 13th FEB.2016  –  DEEPENING IN FORGIVENESS AND FATHER’S LOVE

DAY 2 –  9th APRIL 2016 –  LIBERATING YOUR GENERATIONAL LEGACY

DAY 3 – -4th JUNE 2016 –  MOTHER WOUNDING AND THE SIBLING HEART

Eventbrite - DEEPER HEART DAYS

January 11, 2016 / goldenvalleyblog

PRAYER FOR THE LOST SONS

This week it is the annual European Evangelical Alliance ‘Week of Prayer’ and this year’s theme is “The Return of the Lost Sons.”

prayThe EEA have produced a fantastic prayer guide for use in calling on God for the ‘prodigals’ and for examining our own hearts in their relationship to God the Father.

The prayer guide, based entirely on Jesus’s story about the father and his two sons, challenges our tendency towards control rather than releasing and embracing love. It exhorts the church to become more like the Father in its acceptance of the broken and hurting, and those who feel like they don’t fit in.

Truly, this is the foundation of all that God is wanting to do in the days ahead. May we depart from our readiness to judge, condemn, and control people who are different from ourselves, and may we better reflect the Father, Who loves, Who gives, and Who is far more patient with human weakness than most of His people are.

We encourage you to join in prayer with them, and with us.

The prayer guide is available here.

 

November 3, 2015 / goldenvalleyblog

GET READY!

Scott and Hilary Dalton from Toronto, Canada, are in Golden Valley Church again this week, for a series of meetings entitled, “Get Ready!” Holy Spirit is moving. Jesus is coming back soon. We all have gifts and callings from Him. Let’s align and consecrate ourselves to God for Him. 

Public sessions include worship, teaching, and Holy Spirit ministry, and are shown on the picture below.

  

Scott and Hilary’s new website can be found on completeinchrist.org

Eventbrite - GET READY!

November 1, 2015 / goldenvalleyblog

EXOTIC FRUIT

Rutie Ballestas from “Fruto del Espiritu” shared a presentation in GVC of her work in Columbia, helping farmers to grow and market unique, exotic fruits in place of their previous cocaine crops.

The Colombian Government and Guerillas recently came to an agreement for peace, and have carried out a joint mine-clearing operation. Agrarian reform and land restitution is underway. New crops are being encouraged.

The resulting juices are exported to the UK, where they are being used in the recreation industry. 

More details are on their website: fruto.co.uk

   
   

July 30, 2015 / goldenvalleyblog

UNDERSTANDING DREAMS AND VISIONS COURSE

A fantastic couple of days were experienced by those who attended the “Understanding Dreams and Visions” course at Golden Valley Church.

Dreams and VisionsThe materials were produced by the late John Paul Jackson and were taught by a team from Streams Ministries UK.

Being reminded of the fact that God spoke through dreams and visions in Biblical days, and still does in the present, participants were trained in understanding heavenly symbolism and pictures, so that they can assist others in identifying what God is saying to them, as well as interpreting their own dreams. We understand that God loves us so much that He is ever desiring to communicate with us in ways we can grasp. We all dream. Often God is speaking to us.

The dream team in GVC meet together regularly to discuss dreams which have been sent to them by individuals seeking more understanding. If you have a dream which you would like help on, email it to us! Maybe we can be of some assistance.

May 26, 2015 / goldenvalleyblog

REVIVAL PEOPLE

Revival People 0526Our “Revival People’ evenings continue to be challenging, stimulating, and life-changing times. Each evening consists of worship, and two areas of focus: an aspect of preparing for revival or preparing for Jesus’s return, and a look at a past revival or revival leader, to see what we can glean, as yesterday’s ceilings become tomorrow’s floors.
Tonight we will be considering what it means to be a church that looks like the Father, and we will be examining the life of the great Healing Revivalist, John G. Lake.
There is no charge for these sessions, though donations can be made.
Sessions run on Tuesdays through until June 16th (apart from the second Tuesday of each month).

March 4, 2015 / goldenvalleyblog

SENTRIES WHO GUARD JERUSALEM

Please guys, pray for Israel and for Benjamin Netanyahu! There’s something very urgent in the Spirit right now. If the church is going to partner with God in HIS purposes, then she MUST stand guard over the nation He has chosen and loved.

Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress yesterday was strategic and historic. Right now the nations are being given choices to make with regard to God’s people Israel which will affect both their long-term and short-term future. Prayer right now is essential.

“On your walls, Jerusalem, I have placed sentries; They must never be silent day or night. They must remind the LORD of his promises And never let him forget them.They must give him no rest until he restores Jerusalem And makes it a city the whole world praises”. Isaiah 62:6,7 GNB

January 27, 2015 / goldenvalleyblog

SEVENTY YEARS AND ONE HUNDRED DAYS

I70t is 100 days from the 70th anniversary of the ending of the holocaust in the liberation of Auschwitz (27th January 2015) until the General Election in Britain on 7th May 2015. We believe this hundred days is vital for prayer, as the choice made by the British people this time round will significantly shape the nation’s destiny.

7/8th May also represents the 70th anniversary of V.E. Day –  the triumph of the Allied forces and the end of the second world war in Europe.

Biblically 70 is a significant number, and stands for the completion or fulness of a period of time. I believe that this 100 days is essential for prayer and intercession for this nation. During the seventy year period since the liberation of Auschwitz there has generally been a sympathetic understanding of the horrors suffered by the Jewish people, which has spurred on the the foundation of the State of Israel and retained a basic acknowledgement of Israel’s right to exist peacefully within its borders.

Towards the end of that 70 year period, public opinion in many parts of the world has seen a slide into a more anti-Israel stance, and waves of antisemitism have hit the news headlines. There are some voices in Europe that would have us move the horrors of Nazism towards the Jews into the past, but without a constant awareness of history we are destined to repeat history’s mistakes. The famous quote of the poet and philosopher, George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” remains an ever-present and sobering truth. We are coming out of a ’70’, where the significance of the treatment of the Jewish people has shaped history. What will the next 70 years produce? We are about to come to the close of a ’70’, where this nation has lived in the fruit of victory in WW2. What will be the fruit of the next 70 years?

The question before our nation as we move towards the next election of a Government is, “What stance will that Government take towards Israel and its people?”. God’s Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, remains true; those who bless Israel will be blessed. This question may not form the significant percentages in the opinion polls on what are the key issues for Government, but it forms the top of the list for God’s opinion poll.

We believe that we have this hundred day season to pray and seek God for this nation’s future. That future is unbreakably tied to the next Government’s position towards Israel and whether it stands to bless or curse the Jewish people. Church, let’s pray for our Government to be.

Wes