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Waking up to the sound of His voice

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‘I’m fully satisfied as with a rich dinner, my mouth speaks praise with joy on my lips – whenever I ponder you on my bed, whenever I meditate on you in the middle of the night’ Psalm 63. 4-6

I had an interesting dream the other night – it was about Lonnie Frisbie of the Jesus People Movement. Although he died in 1993, in the dream he was still alive today, but had been totally forgotten about. God showed me the legacy he had left in terms of the impact he had on John Wimber and the Vineyard movement, yet he is largely unknown and not really honoured. He was holding very small gatherings with 5/6 people and I had this intense desire to go and hang out with him in these meetings with the remnant of revival that he was carrying. I woke up thinking that the revivals of old are not dead, they’re just forgotten and dormant, hidden by a spiritual amnesia and blanket of slumber.

There’s something about remembering what God once did, holding it within your heart and allowing that fire to awaken something new today. The day after I had that dream I was on the train passing through Bradford, the city where Smith Wigglesworth lived. As the train pulled in, sitting on the platform was the spitting image of Smith Wigglesworth; an old Yorkshire gent, moustache and all just looking at me. For a split second as I looked at him Smith Wigglesworth stared right back at me and God said to me “Smith Wigglesworth isn’t dead either.” The anointing that Smith carried is alive today. It isn’t dead, although so many churches act like it, it is just forgotten and dormant. We might remember the person but the church has forgotten the anointing he carried, the Presence, the Fire on his life.

Wakey wakey

Several years ago while we were youth workers in Antioch Church in Llanelli, we were holding our usual Wednesday night youth meeting. We had just had a conference where the youth had been particularly impacted about revival and God had started to really stir something on their hearts. I asked the youth group whether God had spoken to them anything that week. I had given them a word the previous week that they were going to be given new shields of faith and I was interested if anything had happened. Most shrugged “no…” but a young 15 year old girl looked and said “Yes… actually… In the middle of the night God woke me up and I heard him say “Go to Moriah Chapel, (the place where the 1904 Welsh revival started) and say ‘Wakey wakey’ to the angel there…”

Louise told me and the rest of the youth group what had happened that week; that she had gone to the chapel the next day after she had been woken up in the middle of the night by God. The chapel happened to be next to her sixth form college. When she got there she stood looking at Moriah Chapel deliberating about what to do. There was a bus stop filled with people next to it. She looked at the bus stop and back at Moriah Chapel and whispered “wakey wakey”. God spoke to her in that moment and said “Is that how much you want revival??” so challenged and even while people in the bus stop watched, she yelled “WAKEY WAKEY!!”

The story of what happened next has spread like a wild fire around the world. Louise watched as a  15 /20 foot angel yawned and stepped out of the chapel. It then spoke to her. It said “I am the angel of the 1904 revival and you’ve just woken me up” Louise stood there thinking ‘what on earth…!!!’ and the angel said “I fell asleep because people stopped calling out for revival”. The angel then wandered away up the road while Louise stood there gob smacked.

Several prophets have met the angel since. One prophet bumped into the angel unaware of what had happened, and asked the angel what it was doing. The angel replied “a 15 year old girl just woke me up.”

God woke Louise up with the sound of His voice in the middle of the night and brought her into a supernatural encounter which awoke something that had been dormant since 1904.

I don’t believe we have seen the full manifestation of what that angel is about today but in the months that followed the angelic experience our youth group went through an amazing time of encounter with the Holy Spirit. We experienced physical healings for the first time, we were opened up to the supernatural; gold and silver dust became common and other angelic encounters happened quite frequently. Some kids from the local community came along and were saved. It got to the point where teenagers who had never been to the prayer room before, came in and were falling out under the Presence of God as soon as they were prayed for. One kid screamed and ran out the room we met in as his eyes opened to the angels there. He physically saw them. Amazing events that opened up my life to a whole new world. It has marked the last 10 years of my life.

I believe that the angel from Moriah Chapel was commissioned for Awakening in 1904 and it still is today. It hasn’t abandoned its position (Jude 1.6). A well known minister in the US encountered the angel recently and it said to him “Wakey Wakey is my name, that is what I was commissioned for – awakening”. In the lead up to the 1904 revival Evan Roberts had a season of intense visitation in the night. Such a heavy presence of God would rest in his room and would wake him up night after night. God would wake him up with an intensity of His Presence, enough that could shake the nation and would speak with this General of the future.

Remember

It is funny how quickly we forget what God did for a nation. Spiritual amnesia causes us to forget what He did. In the dream about Lonnie, spiritual amnesia caused people to forget the anointing Lonnie walked in. Spiritual amnesia is like a toxic fog of hopelessness, confusion and doubt which comes to put out the fire and abort the promises of God over our lives. Spiritual amnesia ultimately leads to deception. It happened in the Garden “Did God really say…?” 

The Israelites were constantly reminded in the Old Testament- ‘Do not forget the Lord, remember what I have done for you…’ King David would lie awake in the night hours and remember the stories of old. It would stir his heart and awaken something new within him. 

Why am I talking about this now? Because I believe that God wants to bring us into fulfilment and awakening. There is a significant connection between remembering and Awakening – One of the jobs of the Holy Spirit is to help us remember what Jesus said (John 14.6). Why? because we have been given every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly places, we have been given Fullness in Christ. We are New Creation beings but have forgotten where we came from. This truth can get shrouded in an amnesia which chains up our inheritance and stops us from being able to walk out fulfilment… “Did God really say…?” But when we begin to remember, when we begin to honour what God once said, God can ignite this with a fire that burns away amnesia’s toxic fog of doubt, confusion and deception. Remembering the sound of His voice awakens us to a new reality of Heaven today.

In the remembering God’s voice wakens us to a door of the supernatural where we begin to understand things which Heaven has never forgotten. Heaven can’t forget because they are in the present reality of it now. It is not a dead memory, it is a present reality, a fire that constantly burns.

The angels remember the day when the Presence of awe and wonder began to fall on the meetings Evan Roberts lead. But more than that they rest in the present reality of it at the feet of Jesus today. They know what Evan Roberts tapped into. Heaven remembers, it has a record of what it was like when Wesley began to stir himself with the fire and watch as the people began to gather around him in a realm of Heaven. But it is more than a story it is a living fire, accessible through an open door today which Jesus opened through his life and death. God remembers the Might which Smith Wigglesworth operated in and the desire that exploded out of him to see people free from infirmity, that Gift of Faith is freely available today.

Visit encounters of old, remember what God once did and let him awaken you with His voice to fire today, fresh fire, fire we have never experienced before, fire that the revivalists and saints of old walked in; Apostolic Fire, that has been dormant since the days of Cuthbert’s wild fire revival. But its not just an old fire, it’s alive today, birthing something new, something for our day, something not been seen before on the earth; something unique. This anointing is not dead. His voice is whispering “wake up to reality”.

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Northern Glory with Stuart Watkins

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Northern Glory with Stuart Watkins | Cielo, Garforth | 7.30pm

We are excited to have Stuart Watkins with us for Northern Glory this month. Stuart has been on the leadership team of Antioch Church (a Pioneer Church) in Llanelli for many years and has a proven track record as a Prophet. He has ministered in Eastern Europe extensively, working with local churches and speaking at leader’s conferences where he has seen God work amazingly. Stuart has written a book on the prophetic which has been translated in Bulgarian.

He has incredible stories of God’s supernatural power working in his life and those around him – if you have heard story of the teenager who met the ‘Wakey wakey’ angel from the 1904 Welsh Revival – that was his daughter. This will definitely be a significant time that you don’t want to miss!

Here is a cool testimony from a conference Stuart spoke at:

‘I was taking a week of meetings in a church in Bucharest. First night while speaking I noticed a few guys in the front row looking at their hands. I stopped speaking and asked them what was going on. At first they did not really want to say but as I looked I could see oil on their hands. They looked a little surprised as this had never happened to them before. As these guys put their hands near to others the same thing began to happen – oil and also gold dust started appearing on their hands. The meetings were being streamed live over the internet around Europe, mainly to Romanian people. During a meeting a young girl called in to say as they were watching the meeting oil was running down the walls of the room they were in. “What should we do?!!” they were asking. I felt to tell them to take some of the oil put it on their hands and go outside and pray for people. This they did and reported back that people were getting healed as they prayed for them.’


northern-glory-healing-tentWe had a great time at David’s Tent over the summer!

Such a privilege to part of something so special which God is doing in the UK. We took a team down made up with some crazy radicals from Sheffield, Leeds and South Wales and ran a ministry tent during the festival. We had some amazing encounters and some remarkable miracles took place. The main thing was the tangible presence of God that people said they walked into when they came into the tent. God brought lots of people to tears and touched many people’s hearts.

Here are some testimonies from our ministry tent:

‘Dear Northern Team, my husband and I went to David’s Tent and although your prayer schedule was totally booked you still managed to fit me in. God’s presence was so mighty and real I felt so light- may I say light as a feather. I almost felt I could fly. Prior to going my right foot was swollen and the big toe was in considerable pain. I have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for the last 27 years but whilst Fiona and Heather were praying my foot felt free of all pain and swelling- the reason I say free of swelling is because sandals I was wearing, actually had room for my foot to move without pressure and rubbing. I believe I am healed! Big thank you Northern Glory team for your dedication and commitment.’

Other healings included:  – a woman with swollen lymphs in her neck had them visibly shrink within a couple of minutes prayer, A woman’s abdominal pain was healed, someone with ligament damage had all the pain instantly go, a person with neck strain was instantly healed, back pain was healed, a person with a damaged wrist instantly healed. One woman had a locked shoulder, she couldn’t raise her arm above her head before she came in the tent and was in pain – after 5 mins of prayer there was no pain and she could put her arm fully in the air.

Many people also came for prophetic words and different people commented that there was a Spirit of Prophecy that was resting in the atmosphere over the tent. The accuracy of the words given by the team was very high. A couple came in and I instantly got the word ‘Lily of the Valley’, turned out that Lily was the girl’s name. The team were getting people’s  places of work, their actual house numbers, business ideas that people were actually involved in doing, even naming the different over seas countries that people’s children lived in.

It was pretty amazing to see God work so powerfully and touch people’s hearts.

 

 

Lucy Grimble | 21st Nov | Leeds

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Hello! It has been a while since I posted anything! Here is a quick catch up; it has been a busy 6 or 7 months! We have been over to Copenhagen to minister to a Partners in Harvest church before the Summer. One of the things we went there to do was minister in healing and I ended up getting healed myself! One of the members of the church prayed for my arm which had been in pain since I had pulled a muscle moving house and I felt something lift off of it and the pain left! It hasn’t come back since. That was nice and unexpected!

We have seen quite a number of healings at Northern Glory over the last year or so and here is a testimony of one in particular: We were sharing about the Fire of the Holy Spirit at Northern Glory one evening before the Summer. I was talking about the Celtic Saints that lived in the North of England, in particular St Cuthbert, who was nicknamed ‘Fire of the North’. I was sharing how he carried such a strong Presence of God and Fire on him that he was known for this. As I was speaking it felt like that fire came in the room like pillars standing next to people.

One particular women needed healing from a trapped nerve and earlier in the night several people had prayed for her but she had not felt any improvement. Suddenly as we started talking about God’s Presence being like a pillar of Fire, she described feeling intense heat move down her body and instantly all the pain left her body! She was shocked as she had been in agony, it was amazing to see God move so powerfully, without anyone even praying for her!

We also took part in a healing and prophecy stall in Leeds, organised by our friends Jon and Lydia at a New Age Fair. We were perched in between a couple of tarot card readers and a masseuse.  We had a great time! The first lady I spoke to I did a dream interpretation for. Turns out she runs an event management company and asked if we would go and do training on dream interpretation at one of her events! We then met a guy who said he walks around events like this looking to see who has ‘the gift’ and who are frauds! He could see we were genuine and so he talked to us about his spirit guide and we were able to talk about ours! Then a lady came to find us because last year myself and someone else in the team had prayed for her for healing from recurring migraines. She said that since we had prayed she had not had another migraine since! Glory!

During the Summer we went to David’s Tent, a 3 day worship gathering on the South coast of England. It was so good, the worship popped each night in to another realm of freedom. Really excited about what God is doing through this worship movement; we believe that a new Move of the Spirit is starting to happen through it.

At the end of the Summer we hosted Crowder and Godfrey in Leeds for 2 nights. Was a great time, many people were impacted by the freedom and joy they experienced over these couple of days. We are having Godfrey back on the 18th Dec for a Northern Glory Christmas party! It may be fancy dress. We will tell Godfrey that anyway.

It has been interesting to watch some stuff unfold in the media over the course of the year which I felt God speak to me at various times. The rise in focus on women’s rights, in particular coverage of women’s sport has increased like the Women’s World Cup and it was also interesting to see the release of the film Suffragette which I felt a few years ago would be released as a sign of renewed interest in women’s rights. It has also been interesting to see various issues of corruption and abuse uncovered in the Police, something which I felt God show me at the start of the year and put out there. First issues were uncovered in South Yorkshire Police and then in the Metropolitan Police. I also said it would reach in to other places of authority and this has been the case as the corruption that has been uncovered has seemed to implicate West Minister. Read an article on the BBC about that HERE.

Think I may have also mentioned Messi moving to Chelsea… well looks like they need him more than ever now, who knows maybe a bit of delay on that word…?! 🙂


Lucy Grimble | Sat 21st Nov | 7,30pm at St Matts 

We have Lucy Grimble at Northern Glory on the 21st Nov. We first saw Lucy at David’s Tent last year, she carries the Presence of God and a real Spirit of Worship so we are excited about this! Tickets will be £5 and you can buy them on the door.

We feel worship is a key to opening up new experiences with God for the city and region. There are doors of opportunity open and waiting for the bold to take hold of them! Great days ahead.

Healing Booklet

I have just written a short booklet on Healing while I was teaching on Healing with Christ Church Armley. It contains teaching on healing from the revelation of the Finished Works Gospel. I look at how healing was easy for Jesus and the disciples and look at examples of extreme healing in the Bible. I explain how to access the Healing Power of God that is within you and how to manifest victory in this way.

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If you want a free copy email me at: oiloftheovercomer@hotmail.co.uk

The House on the Rock

Welcome to our blog! 

[We are in a Revolution: A total or radical change; return to a point before occupied; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.]

I used to think that my passion for God, miracles, signs, wonders and revival rested on my own hunger for them. I believed that I had to wrestle and contend for breakthrough in order to continually live under an open heaven. And beneath it all was a constant worry- what if I stop believing? What if I stop having faith in miracles? What if I get disillusioned and stop being ‘radical’? How do I maintain this passion and fire? What if I stop being hungry?

I wrestled with these questions in the same way that someone who builds his house on the sand struggles with subsidence. Man this seems so foreign to me now! Its only foreign because it’s foreign to The Messiah who resides within me.

Thank God for the revelation of the Gospel! My efforts are no longer necessary because I received faith as a gift.

Breakthrough was established by the gift of Christ. He gave His life so that we could live in Jubilee, seated on the Rock. The Keys of the Kingdom were given to Peter – The Rock and Christ said to him ‘On you I shall build my church’. The church is supposed to be built and established on the Rock of the Gospel as a foundation. The Rock is Christ’s Victory. When the rain comes and storms of life hit, the Gospel doesn’t change! It is not affected by the seasons of life- when tough times come His grace is sufficient and we walk through the valley of death fearing no man! Joy doesn’t go! Peace doesn’t leave! The whack stays! We are seated in Christ who slept through the storms! He woke up in the midst of a storm, couldn’t understood the anxiety of the disciples and in his groggy state commanded the storm to be still.

Resting in Christ naturally manifests the miracle we need. Resting in Christ manifests the faith to live in constant breakthrough. Resting in Christ establishes us on the Rock- the Mountain of God where true Governmental authority comes. The Rock is Christ’s Victory. The foolish build their house on the sand. It is established by their own efforts and because of this remains in the desert, not on the Rock of Christ’s Victory!

Martin Luther King pronounced the day before his assassination that he ‘feared no man.’ This came after the plane he had just travelled on was delayed because of a bomb threat aimed at killing him. He was established on the rock. He said in his last speech ‘I have been up the Mountain and my eyes have seen the Glory’. He knew where he was seated – up the mountain! He was established in Christ on the Rock and was seated on the Mountain of the Lord. What he discovered up there was the true Governmental authority of the Son. What changed the course of the nation was simply a man who discovered where he was sat.

Martin Luther King died the day after this speech.

Scotland and other thoughts for 2012

Over the New Year God spoke the same word to Sarah and me about Scotland. He said exactly the same phrase word for word:

Its time for Scotland to rise up and take its place among the nations.

We feel that Scotland will begin to be honoured in its own right this year. Firstly in Europe and then in the world. Whether this means it will gain independence i’m not sure but it will begin to be honoured as nation in a way that it has not before. New links will be made into Europe for business as the mindset of the nation changes from oppression to freedom. Glasgow will be honoured as a major European city and will be called ‘Significant’. The motto on the Glasgow coat of arms is ‘Lord, let Glasgow flourish through the preaching of thy word and the praising of thy name’, and we believe that in 2012 this identity will begin to be restored to the city.  I see some celebrations in Edinburgh too.

I also see race riots hitting England in 2012 in several major cities and I see the BNP hitting news headlines again. I believe that February will be a key month for the economic situation. A couple of blogs ago I wrote about a double dip and second recession which we are now in but I know that the revelation of the Gospel will produce an economic solution- a new economic system. Someone seated on the Rock will calm the economic storms.

Philip Smith, Jan 2012

Healing pt 2: Healing stories

[We are in a Revolution: A total or radical change; return to a point before occupied; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.]

I have just been remembering some of the healings which we have seen. The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy; as we meditate on what Christ has done we are prophecying to the future and releasing the faith that He can do it again!

One of the first healings we saw was with a non-christian teenager in our youth group. She had a problem where her elbows would lock and she couldn’t stretch her arms out. It was painful when she tried and hindered her in playing netball which she loved doing. We prayed for her and almost instantaneously her right arm unlocked for the first time in her life!

Another healing I saw was when I was with Emerge Wales doing some stuff on the streets. I saw some guys just sitting on a wall and so went over and asked if they needed healing for anything. They thought I was joking but then one guy said “yeah I have pain in my back right now actually” I asked if I could pray for it then and there and he freaked out a  bit but let me. I put my hand on his back and commanded it to be healed. He looked at me really surprised and started saying “How did you do that?! What have you done? You’re tricking me!!” He thought I was a David Blaine wannabe but I then told him that God is real and has power today.

In Stockton at a meeting I was speaking at, I prayed for a women who had pain in her knee.  As I put my hand on her knee she felt fire go down her leg and hit her knee! Her knee was then completely healed! At about the same time I prayed for a women with scoliosis in her back. This is a curvature of the spine.  Her back was healed after praying for it for a few minutes.

In Ireland again with Emerge Wales I prayed for a women with eye sight problems. One eye had poor vision. I prayed for her and immediately  her eye was healed! I was quite shocked as it happened so fast and so easy!

After the first few healings I saw I started to focus on my healing gift and I even told some people I had healing ministry! Now I understand that as Christ rests in me I can manifest his healing power. I do believe in personal gifting but this is just a reflection of who is inside us. It is Christ who heals and He is our focus. Our job is to trust Him and let Him do it! We don’t heal, He does because He won.

As I was thinking about this post God started speaking to me words of knowledge for people who would read this. I saw people getting healed as they read the stories. I saw someone with migraine headaches being healed – the stress lifted off and didn’t come back. Peace came to their head. I saw someone with a tightness in their chest  being healed and the tightness being released. I saw healing coming to someone with asthma – it lifted off their lungs and someone else had their eyesight restored.  We also saw God bringing healing to someone with spina bifida, in particular that an upcoming medical appointment would have a surprisingly positive outcome!

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Great footage of healings at an American Football game

Some footage of healings at Disney Land. Gets good after about 2 mins:

Healing pt 1: Be the River not the Dam

[We are in a Revolution: A total or radical change; return to a point before occupied; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.]

Instead of being the source of the river we are often the dam.

We can inadvertently stop the Spirit moving by trying to get Him to do stuff. We get in the way of God usually when we are trying to use our gifting to bring a breakthrough! A number of years ago while we were youth workers in Llanelli, South Wales, we had seen healings regularly over a number of weeks. We had a break for Easter and came back and for the first few weeks saw absolutely nothing. After 2 weeks I started to get worried and ask “Why have the healings stopped? I thought I had a healing gift! I thought we had seen a breakthrough in Healing!” During one evening I stood back and watched what was going on. I asked God “Why are we not seeing anything?”. I was expecting some clever keys for breakthrough but instead God rebuked me. He spoke quite clearly and said “Get out of my way and let Me do it!” So I did and its not rocket science – surprisingly we saw healings occur again that night and from then on. I had got in God’s way because I thought I had got a breakthrough!

Kobus van Rensburg commented ‎”If God must do things because you performed, you put God in the box of being your servant instead of your Lord. We must come to place where we hear His voice instead of Him hearing ours.”

When we become preoccupied by our own gifting and successes our confidence comes from what we’ve seen instead of what He has done. We start to think it is down to our own efforts and become a dam to the river of life bubbling from our bellies.

I have seen several healings this week at work and in a Christian meeting and really it was easy. There was no hard intercession and speaking in tongues for a breakthrough or fasting  to change the spiritual climate. I rested in Christ’s victory, His ability to heal, His gifting, His Spirit and then with little effort they happened from the overflow. I let His victory bubble up and manifest itself.

When the Gospel is our foundation and we stand in His victory we will witness victory occur around us; we are still and come to the place of knowing He is Lord.

Philip Smith 11 Dec 2011