WORLD EVENTS AND BIBLE PROPHECY

Next week we have David Silver from “Out of Zion Ministries” in Golden Valley Church, on Tuesday 14th February.

David has been a regular visiting speaker in Gloucester for a number of years, and we are pleased to host him here on this occasion.

He will be speaking on World Events in the Light of Bible Prophecy. The meeting commences at 7:30pm.

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EGYPT’S CHRISTIANS’ PRAYER EXAMPLE

Emad Youssef

Emad Youssef

It was a truly awesome weekend in GVC as Emad and Ash shared with us their own remarkable testimonies, stories of what is happening in Egypt right now, and encouragements from the Word of God.

The Presence of God crammed the worship, which was poignant with prophetic urgency. But it was the (repeated) exhortation by the Spirit of God to pray which perhaps came across above all else.

egyptmap

Egypt Map

Emad encouraged us to continue to store up prayer with God. Ash shared his own story, that His godly Christian mother prayed daily for him for nine years when as a young man he was in a rebellious, drug-fuelled state, until He personally encountered Jesus Christ, who immediately turned His life around.

We heard that on 11/11/11 seventy thousand Egyptian Christians gathered together in Cairo to pray; to humble themselves and seek God for their nation’s condition and future. God heard the cries of His saints.

There is clearly a spiritual revival going on in this nation that is beloved by God. Accounts of miracles and healings continue. There is much in the Bible regarding Egypt. And several prophecies yet to be fulfilled. How good to know that our God is on the move outside of what normally appears in the media.

Let’s take this example of persistent prayer to heart, and continue to call on God for our own very needy nation, and the global purposes of God in our day. Jesus still calls for His church to be a “House of Prayer for all the nations”.

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Cairo Prayer

[several clips of the large Cairo prayer meeting on 11/11/11 are available on YouTube. Here is a link to one short clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPhTEYqinVQ ]

SCHOOL OF PROPHETS

It’s almost here! Golden Valley Church School of Prophets commences on Saturday.

Taking place one Saturday per month over the next six months, the school will be an opportunity for students to develop their prophetic giftings, understand the role of prophecy in the Bible and today, catch God’s heart for the nations, and learn to hear God better.

We are so excited to be running this school this Winter season. The school will be led by Wes & Sharron Boxall, with video teaching by Mark Virkler and others.

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.