: April 2019
On Friday 17th May the Prayer Mission will hold a meeting at Huntingdon Methodist Church, hosted by Hope House Christian Fellowship, commencing at 7.30pm to which all are welcome.
At many of the Prayer Mission Gatherings in 2018, the evangelists were called forth in prayer. In the Royal presence of HM King Jesus and in His Name, our towns and cities were declared open to the Gospel. The nation itself was called "The United Kingdom, the Evangelist". A breakthrough was sensed. Some people in the room reported hearing trumpet or shofar blasts.
To follow up on this, we have been promoting and supporting street outreaches and encouraging anyone who wants to step out further spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Some amazing testimonies have emerged already. More outreach dates and locations are being decided and will be announced shortly.
'Dear Prayer Missionaries
Thank you for reading! I look forward to praying together in the weeks and months ahead.
Many of us have found the last season challenging and intense. Apart from the trials of life, many intercessors experience the trials of the nation in their personal lives. I call these intercessory trials.
The Lord is very much with us and on our side in these trials. When the disciples were attempting to cross the lake and in distress, Jesus came to them, even walking on the water to get there, and said "Take courage, I am here!"
In Joshua, the priests were called to stand in the middle of the River Jordan until the nation had crossed over. However, they didn't stand there alone — they stood together and with the ark of the covenant, which for us symbolises the holy presence of God. May we too stand together and in the presence of the Lord until the nation has crossed over.
Here are a couple of lessons which Alex and I have learnt in the tough places. I hope you will find them encouraging.
'Not broken — breaking through'
"For me the first months of this year did not feel like a glorious time — I felt overwhelmed, confused, bombarded with unwanted thoughts, unable to make decisions, wanting to give up, wanting to run away, etc.
However, in the middle of this, The Holy Spirit said to me,"You're not broken, you're breaking through!"
He then continued, "If you think you look bad, you should see the other guy! (the enemy)"
At the time, it didn't realise how jovial those words were! As I reflect on them now, they remind me of Psalm 2:2-4, "The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. "Let us break their chains," they cry, "and free ourselves from slavery to God." But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them."
The Lord rules. Jesus has the keys. The Lord is using you to break through in our nation. He is releasing His presence. He is with us. He is Lord of our breakthrough.
"God did it!" David exclaimed. "He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood!" So they named that place Baal-perazim (which means "the Lord who bursts through").
1 Chronicles 14:11 NLT
'The rain in the storm'
"Several years ago, the Lord said to me "Alex, I want you to understand the rain in the storm." "What do you mean, Lord?" I asked.
He then explained that when the storm comes, we notice the fierce wind, the intimidating waves and the destruction that threatens ....but the rain — we often forget that it always rains in storms. The rain goes down into the deepest foundations of your life, watering the parts that are unseen, forming reservoirs that sustain and bringing refreshing that is new life. God is always with us, no matter how stormy life gets.
For I hold you by your right hand — I the LORD your God. And I say to you, 'Don't be afraid. I am here to help you."
For further information please contact:
More Than a Coffee
Hope House Christian Fellowship
Tel: 07812 179068
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