THE OTHER SIDE

What a fantastic Sunday morning it was in God’s Presence yesterday!! Wow and ‘many wows’ again!! How privileged are we in Golden Valley Church that God in His love and kindness continues to show up at the meetings and connect with us in His awesome holiness.

After giving thanks, as it was Remembrance Sunday, for all those who gave their lives in war so that we could have freedom, and taking time to pray for the personnel and families at our own local NATO unit, wishing to give honour, we began in worship, thanking Jesus for His death that brought us life and freedom, and there was an immediate way open into the Father’s awesome Presence.

It was the kind of morning where we could have stayed there forever, as He continually invited us to come in deeper, as we are!

One was aware of God being there, seeing us, and speaking. How holy it was. How tangibly we were in His Throne Room!!

The speaker later in the meeting was Mick Taylor, regional ‘Catch the Fire’ representative. Mick spoke on ‘Crossing Over to the Other Side’, basing his talk on Mark ch. 5 where Jesus crossed over to the Gadarenes –  a land forgotten and dark. And yet He had an appointment there with a man who was deranged, chained, and rejected, but who despite the demonic in his life, ran to worship Jesus and call for His help. Jesus met him where he was, and healed him, and set him free.

Maybe at this time God is calling us to ‘cross over’ into areas of life that are unfamiliar and even ‘threatening’ to us, and yet where He has divine appointments lined up. What will we do? Stay in the familiar and comfortable (boring), or go on an exciting adventure with Him into new things, and carry His awesome love and presence with us to others who are in need?!!

PRAYER EVENING FOR THE UK

We watched the news of the changeover of Government last night and spent an evening in Churchdown, praying for all the parties, and for this country which is in a crucial stage. We pray for unity and lasting togetherness in the new coalition – and bless them to do well.

Here are a few of the things some people felt God was showing them as we prayed.

“There were interlocking round shields going up all around the perimeter of Britain. A defensive wall was formed from the North East to the South West. Protection…” W

“I saw God on the throne speaking things out.  Angels were there waiting.  As soon as God spoke Angels were very busy taking decrees and dispatches to earth, to Great Britain. A  place of busyness and activity.” S

“I saw the map of the UK and I saw four angels coming from the North, South, East and West.  They were each blowing a trumpet.  I asked God what that meant and felt Him say that it is an awakening call… Then I saw the cross being upheld.  I asked who or what did that and I felt He said it was the church holding the cross up because it is all about the cross!” M

“Heavens armies were amassing (like in the film ‘Gladiator’).  Soldiers forming into lines…Words: The time is now – The time is yet here. A crown was being thrown down onto the British Isles. Revelation:  That the UK will once again become a leader in the world’s stage. The UK will be a country of authority speaking truth over the nations.” M

“I saw Big Ben and felt God saying, ‘It’s a New Day in the Nation and over the Government and Houses of Parliament’…” R

“It was quite dark.  I saw a rat in a sewer, and felt that the sewer represents what British politics have become.  I saw the rats leaving.  Then I saw the sun rising over the nation.  A new day, new growth, spring time.  Have faith because God wants to do good things.” N

” I had a sense of a multitude of angels with clocks, watches, stop watches – synchronizing time – bringing alignment.  This is a long-awaited season that God has ordained before the beginning of time to bring a paradigm shift to the nation of Britain.  A shift and dawning light coming to the minds of people.  They will spread out to the nations … “J (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

” ‘And the earth shall be filled with the Glory (knowledge) of God, as the waters cover the sea’. God is accelerating His purposes and filling His people with the Glory ‘extending the places of out tents’.  I looked down from the heavenlies and saw a map of the British Isles.  It looked like pizza dough.  God picked it up with shaking and swirling and making it extend, as the coastline is rather jagged parts of the nation touched other nations, becoming bridges…” R

 

THE GLORY SCHOOL

Report on the ‘Extreme Prophetic’ Glory School in Golden Valley Church, 6 – 8 May 2010 by Jean Packer

The Glory School brought to us by Rob and Lynn Packer from New Zealand began at the Holiday Inn in Barnwood on Thursday evening and carried on through to Saturday evening.  The venue was  very comfortable and we were made very welcome by the staff.  Throughout the sessions the worship was amazing and increased daily, powerfully accessing, and taking us into the throne room of God.  Many were overwhelmed by the presence and love of God that was experienced in a new way as we ministered to Him.  People were often prostrate before God in adoration and we opened up our hearts deeply towards Him.

Rob began by declaring prophetically that  The Lion of Judah is roaring our destiny over us and His fire is going to burn up the dross within us. The church is a sleeping giant  that is waking up to becomes pioneers and trail blazers and it is God that is causing an unsettling within His people so that we will reach out for more of the Spirit operating in our lives. What God is doing in the spiritual realm will resonate out because we are in a spiritual revolution that  people are hungry for as there is a high level of disillusionment in the world.  The membrane between the natural and spiritual realm is getting really thin and this is opening up on both sides.

We are overcomers because Jesus died on the cross for us so that we can never be separated from the love of God. Man was offered an eternally secure relationship with God through believing in the finished work of Christ on the cross.  Redeemed, we are invited to be partakers in the heavenly glory realm and invited to freely access the throne of grace through the blood of the Covenant.

Threads that are foundational to us for accessing the glory realm depend firstly, upon our worship to God; that He is to be exalted at all times, the inerrant authority of the word of God, total dependence of the leading of the Holy Spirit  and, its through faith that we access all of our inheritance.  Once these are in place we are free to enjoy, explore and experience.  Emphasis was given that there are no levels of maturity in any of the spiritual activities that we can embark upon. They are all equally valid.  In fact, we were told that well-known prophets of God all claim that their largest revelations usually come out of the small ‘nudges’ that God gives to them that they then follow through.  God wants our hearts and the purpose of any experience is to have a deeper intimacy with Father.

Both Rob and Lynn opened up the way for us to understand and receive new revelation.  Experience of the heavenly glory realm was demystified and made available to us.  We were shown that our imaginations and dreams are our built-in vision centres to greater revelation.  Our hearts and minds can both think, and we develop as we allow God to renew us.  We were given activations to complete at the end of each session.  These ranged from asking God for a picture, seeing angels to having an experience in the heavenlies.  We were also taught how to ask God questions throughout the occurrence and to ask what He wanted us to bring back to give away to others.

We were shown how to develop our close relationship with the Holy Spirit.  It is through Him, we are able to operate in two realms at the same time.  Our spirits can worship and experience while we continue to operate in the natural realm.  Under the leading of the Holy Spirit we can bring back the prophetic words we’ve received to declare over our lives and the lives of others.  There is no time or distance in the spirit realm so we can return to the same revelation and gain deeper insight any time.

Many members of the school commented that they had received spiritual experience before but had not recognised it, or known how to interpret and develop it further.  Things that they had shut down through lack of knowledge were opened up again.  The Glory School has released us to receive into our hearts and minds more of God’s intimate presence and to grow in the knowledge of Him.  We can enjoy the heavenly glory realm, walk in it and build relationship with Him.  We increasingly become obedient hands, feet, eyes, ears and mouths for Him.  Like Jesus only did what the father was doing, we can grow in sensitivity to His nudges and step out in bold faith to bring demonstrations of His glorious presence and power on the earth.

‘FEATHERS AND FIRE’ CONFERENCE

Report by Jean Packer: ‘FEATHERS AND FIRE’ Conference with Sandy Zondervan 6th March 2010 –

The conference was named ‘Feathers and Fire’ because it is a call to rise up like an eagle and soar into the Heavenly Glory realm, riding smoothly on the power of the Holy Spirit and be on Fire for God to reach out with His love into community and to the nations..

Powerful worship led us into the throne room of God. Hearts were opened up to the prophetic utterance of word and song. A cry of freedom was given that the Lion of Judah is roaring over us to leave behind the winter time. A new song came that we have been strengthened by God. He has made us conquers. Our victory is sure because the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. Prophecy continued that God wants to bring us into resurrection life. That this is our time to thrive, inside this time. God wants to bring forth the things that we have buried in our lives, into fullness of life.

The afternoon focused upon ‘Feather’s’. Through using an amusing, yet wonderful allegory of her pet birds Stanley and Beauty, Sandy showed us how God is marrying his beauty into us. She shared with us three areas that God wants to restore and establish in our lives in order for us to be able to ‘soar like an eagle’. These were: Realignment, Identity and Protection. We were encouraged to ask God to show us any walls that we have erected around us that may be keeping us isolated from God or from one another. People were healed as God ministered gently to them. Many found release and freedom from areas that had been holding them captive.

The evening meeting centered on ‘Fire’. Sandy shared how God is passionately in love with us and how His radiant presence is Fire! His illuminating fire brings us salvation and life. His refining fire burns up the dross in us and replaces it with the fire of His love. But ultimately He wants to bring us into the consuming fire. She prayed that we would have revelation and a hunger in our hearts to seek Him first. Ministry time included getting into pairs and receiving prayer for impartation of fire like the foxes in the story of Samson, that caught the enemy’s harvest on fire and destroyed it as they passed through. The meeting concluded with a ‘fire tunnel’ and people were impacted by the fiery presence of God as they went through. Many chose to trust God and move into action. Breakthrough! With the warring Angels.

Testimonies

“I enjoyed the worship and during it, I had a vision of the roof opening up as in a stadium. The shutters were removed and the light of the Lord flooded in giving free access to an open Heaven.” Jean B

“I had a sense of freedom in the worship and the ministry was very powerful. God put His finger on several issues, and in particular He set me free from three false identities. Sandy spoke resurrection life over me and I believe that was very powerful and significant.”
Amanda

“When I looked for a wall in my heart, I saw a sea wall. This caused me to remember things told about me when I was very small, just about three years old. My family and I were on holiday and we were walking along the sea wall when I drifted away from them and got lost and my mother was frantically looking for me. I found myself recalling a forgotten memory of being on top of the wall and I was terrified! I hid back into a gateway and felt that I would never see my parents again. Suddenly, I saw a huge Angel by my side. Then I saw another behind me and also one on the other side of me. God showed me that they had been there all of the time, protecting me. God told me that He will never leave me or forsake me. This is greatly comforting to me and now most of the wall is gone and I just have little bits left at the bottom. They will soon be gone completely”’
Moira

“During the ministry time Wes spoke God’s words over me about my true identity. The Lord confirmed these truths in my heart” M W

“When I looked, I saw a wall of fear around me. God showed me that it was a fear of confrontation and that I allowed myself to become intimidated. I was gently led to repent of some heart attitudes that I still held and God showed me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that I am called to be who He has made me to be and to find my confidence in Him.” Jean P

“I did not realise that I still had some walls of ice from my childhood whereI had frozen some emotions. I allowed the Lord to melt these areas with His love and healing fire.” W B

“God met with me. During the meeting He took some things that I had been carrying off me and I felt my spirit become lighter. Previously, when going through a fire tunnel I would have a sense of ‘missing something’. This time I felt strongly impacted by the power of God and knew that I had received from Him. I could just rest in His love.” J B

“A thick castle wall had built up due to a situation I was witness to concernig my parents at the age of 8. I went for outside help but Dad brought me back before I reached the Police Station. Jesus came with His sword and broke down the wall and Father poured in His love and protection.” Rachel

“We really felt blessed by the time at the conference on Sat. and were so glad we were able to come along. I felt stuck with a wall at the afternoon meeting but once I got through the fire tunnel everything was full of loads of light! Looks like the light hitting my head shows in the photo too!!! It is the first time I have ever had something change that dramatically, without actually spending time praying into the situation. I felt very sad about being left with the darkness and the wall after the afternoon session but by the end of the fire tunnel in the evening, I suddenly realised that the door in the picture had swung open and the whole room was full of very bright light! I’m so grateful that I was not left with the wall and darkness and it has been a great encouragement to me and shown me how God’s presence can dramatically change things.” C S