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

Eventbrite - GET READY!



I pray that today is a ‘deep River’ day for you. May we find those deep places of Holy Spirit, where we have to swim.river

Eze 47:5 Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen. It was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be passed through.

Once someone gave me a picture of an otter with wet fur sitting in a boat on the surface of a river. The otter was laying back with a smug look on its face. However the otter could never get around in a boat as efficiently as being in the water he was designed to navigate.

I realised then how easy it is to adopt non-Holy Spirit methods, and to think we are being successful! But we were never made for the man-made approach to the River of God! We were made to get immersed, to swim, to go with His flow. May we today jump ship in every area where we are not, or no longer, River-based! May we dive deep in the currents of the Father’s love, and allow the River of Holy Spirit to take us where He wants to go – ever deepening.



As I sit in my room in an unusually deep-freezing January in Toronto, I am thankful; very thankful. It’s the twentieth anniversary of the day the Holy Spirit came and poured Himself out in renewal and revival to a small Vineyard church near Pearson International Airport. Within weeks thousands were flocking to the nightly meetings from all over the world, with airlines putting on extra flights from the UK, just to accommodate all the Brits who wanted to go over.

Toronto BlessingAnd twenty years later, the phenomenon of revival continues, and countless lives globally have been changed for the better, as they have experienced God the Father’s tangible love, received revelation and healing, and entered into deeper intimacy with Jesus.

In Golden Valley Church (then known as New Life Church, Churchdown) we initially experienced this revival in 1994 as a result of Rodney Howard-Browne’s visit to Birmingham, where we hungrily queued to attend the meetings and encountered God’s amazing Presence in a new and intimate way, with much joy and laughter, tears and cries, shouting and shaking, falling and resting. We were never the same again, as Holy Spirit kept on coming. Over the following days and months, Continue reading “TORONTO BLESSING”


guest post by Kathleen Wright 

I have felt the Holy Spirit twisting and turning within me for a couple days regarding the 20 year anniversary of overwhelming visitation of God Almighty at an unknown church nestled next to a huge airport near Toronto.

Let me use an analogy. Also about 20 years ago most people did not have computers or access to the internet. Those who did found it very slow. And it was mostly just text, not much color or graphics, very little sound or motion. But now it is common, and even among the poorest nations somewhat available. What little we had we treasured and marvelled at in the cyber world 20-some years ago. In fact, it was through the baby internet that many of us old timers first got news that God was doing supernatural things (and extravagantly!) in our own lifetimes!

ctfSometimes having an abundance of something for a long time dulls us to its marvels and preciousness. God has ALWAYS been doing something supernatural with humanity and always will. But sometimes is it is relatively dry in many, maybe most places. We read about the supernatural in the Bible and in biographies of evangelists and missionaries. We longed to see something supernatural at least once before we died! But 20 years ago, everything changed. Suddenly the floodgates burst open. There had been serious leaks happening already, and some of them are direct forerunners to what began in Toronto. But Toronto impacted the WHOLE GLOBE with with too many signs, wonders, and miracles to even categorize, let alone count. And that ended up not even being the BIG thing. The BIG thing was the Heart of God, and his tender fatherly-ness, all open and exposed and lavishly poured out on us. My eyes are tearing up as I write.

I write all that to say this. A few of us have open doors to return to Toronto on January 20 and celebrate God’s unbelievable love for us there, but millions who have been touched do not have that opportunity. My heart cries out for you all over the globe, to take a bit of January 20 and passionately and reverently thank God for lavishing Himself upon humanity in our own lifetimes. Imagine the outpouring of love and gratitude arising from all over the planet, for what happened that one day in the dead of winter twenty years ago. And for what is as now as common and accessible as today’s internet. I wonder what would happen in the spirit, if such an outpouring of worship happened January 20. Will you join me?


Kathleen Wright

 Kathleen and her husband Cameron, are pastors of New Day Community Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US – a partners in harvest church. This post originally appeared on Facebook. Shared with permission.


by Jean Packer

Golden Valley Church has been impacted powerfully through Sharron’s heartfelt word from God about the Prayer of Jabez a few weeks ago. We have been holding this word up before The Lord ever since. We want it for ourselves. It is our prayer and our desire to Glorify Him in everything we are. God heard Jabez earnest prayer and gave him all he asked for both materially and spiritually. He wants to do the same for us too.

Prayer of Jabez1 Chronicles 4:9-10
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel,
“Oh, that you would bless me
and enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me,
and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”
And God granted his request.”

We don’t know very much about Jabez except that he was more honourable than his brother’s, and that he was called Jabez because his Mother bore him in sorrow. Yet, his prayer shows us a fascinating record of personal transformation as he broke through into the blessed life. In his prayer he made four requests to God, and as each of his four requests are pondered upon we see the truths that can change our lives completely. Personal change begins when we cry out to God with open hearts and hands. This is where miracles begin as we see new beginnings and breakthroughs open up before us. We think new thoughts and our direction will begin to shift. One of the most amazing teachings of the Bible is that God can lay His hand on us and provide all of the resources and power we need to do His will. He is personally involved in the lives of His children. He wants to use us fully, and He wants us to succeed.

The Lord gave Jabez all of the material blessings of territory, land and possessions that he asked for through his four requests. These came as a result of the promises that Abraham received for his descendants and Jabez heart to serve God totally.
Jabez made four requests:-

1/ That God would bless him.
Spiritual blessings produce real effects. They call for our lives to be centred on God as they bring more responsibilities…. Yet we can do nothing by ourselves, but we can do everything through Him who strengthens us (Phil 4:13)

2/ That he would enlarge his borders.
That God would enlarge our hearts, and so enlarge our portion in himself. We can ask Him to enlarge our wisdom, patience, humility, understanding and love. For good health and physical strength and to deepen our character to give us ability to help others, family, neighbours, church, city, nation and the nations…

3/ That God’s hand would be with him.
The ‘hand of the Lord’ is another way of describing the Presence of the Holy Spirit. We ask God for His Presence in our lives – to increase. to lead us, protect us, strengthen us, and to work all our works in us and for us.

4/ That He would keep him from evil.
Of sin, the evil of trouble, all the evil designs of his enemies, that they might not hurt, nor make him a Jabez indeed – a man of sorrow.Keep us and our loved ones from harm, anxieties, pain and fear…deliver us from evil.

We cry out for God to deliver us from alcohol, drugs, tobacco, overweight, loneliness, problems at home, abuse and struggles. He will do it as we submit our hearts to His will.

God granted everything he asked for as He is personally involved in the lives of His children. He wants to grant all that we ask for too. Let’s seek His heart… together


Reminder: Scott Dalton (Rivers of Grace / Catch the Fire) will be in Golden  Valley Church for one night only onTuesday 2nd October 2012. The meeting entitled, “Stepping into Destiny” will take place at 7:30pm at “the Firehouse”. There will be no charge for this event, but an offering will be taken up.

Come an join us for a great time of worship, Bible teaching, and Holy Spirit ministry!


by Jean Packer


At ‘The House of Prayer’ meeting this Thursday morning we were overwhelmed by the awesome presence of God. Caught up into heavenly realms as worship and intercession flowed to and from God’s heart and ours. During this time Wes heard doors banging shut to areas of our lives that the enemy has used to hold us back from moving into the fullness of all God has for us. Ian continued this through vision and prophesies. We were exhorted to come before God with the things that had been holding us back. This was in order to shut the doors behind us for good!

As they spoke I saw a massive pile of rubble, stones and filthy rags in the middle of the green area behind Golden Valley Firehouse. This was our rubbish and rubble that the enemy had thrown in our path to hold us back from giving our whole heart to God. These were false beliefs and attitudes, difficult circumstances, health issues, our own efforts of good works and the resulting disappointments. They were all piled up and made into a huge bonfire. It was set on fire and the vast flames burned them all up. I then saw a great Eagle and a little dove rise up out of the fire. I heard God say ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit’.

I then saw people coming towards every corner of the green from the north, south, east and west. They were bringing their filthy rags. These rags were thrown on and were consumed by the  fire.  The people were clothed in new brightly coloured garments and there were tears, rejoicing and everyone embracing each other.  Captives set free!

A Dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. He brings us truth, faith and gifts regenerated. He is gentle and full of love. Powerful in acts.  He leads us in the way we should go and equips us to reach out to others through His compassion and power.

Isaiah 40:31 – ‘They that wait upon the Lord shall be renewed in strength, they shall mount up with strong wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint’.  Eagles fly high and are sharp sighted. We will be renewed in strength, run and not grow weary as we seek Him with all our heart.

Let us close the doors behind us and not look back!  Let us run the race that is set before us!

‘Not but by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit’ says The Lord… Zechariah 4:6