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.
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”.
It was an enormous pleasure to welcome Tom and Abi Allsop, associate pastors of ‘Catch the Fire’ Wembley, to teach in Golden Valley Church’s “School of Prophets” on Saturday.
As always, we are grateful for the way God’s Presence was rich and evident. The day began with an amazing time of soaking prayer led by Sharron, and worship led by Paul and Helen Tropman. Wes taught a session on God’s love for cities and how we should be praying and prophesying over our cities.
Afterwards Tom and Abi taught on living out of our ‘sonship’ as sons and daughters of God, on understanding that we are living as holy people, and how we partner with God when He speaks to us.
We are grateful to God the Father for His continuing love and grace which never leaves us and gives us hope.
Having spent several hours this past week in our month of prayer sessions, especially crying out to God for our nation and Government, and for Him to raise up the godly in authority, and then having spoken this weekend on our “School of Prophets” regarding the prophetic voice being released into every area of government and society – the ‘Daniels’ – I was well blessed to read a tweet from Beth Redman this afternoon.
Well done Beth! Bring it on!! May God establish His ‘Daniel’ voices and His agents throughout this land and release a turning back to Him… for the sake of us all, especially our children and grandchildren.
GVC School of Prophets recommences on Saturday 11th February after the winter break. Participants will continue training in Biblical prophetic and communicating God’s voice and heart.
So far the course has been well attended and appreciated. We look forward to more as we continue.
“School of Prophets” began on Saturday in Innsworth Community Hall. The participants came from several churches in the Gloucester / Cheltenham area, and together experienced a great time of learning to hear God better, understanding prophetic giftings, and the history of Schools of Prophets in the Old Testament. There was plenty of encouragement in worship and sharing God’s blessings with one another.
The school is being run as a result of a prophetic word which Wes & Sharron received from Stacey Campbell a few years ago – awesome to see it beginning to come to pass.
As well as live teaching from the pastors of GVC, the participants received video input from Mark Virkler and Lynley Allan.