Week 2 Day 4
We have had another truly blessed day. Each day the anointing and the Presence and Glory of God has increased. People are increasingly meeting with their good God in powerful and deep encounters. Worship has gone to a new level. Today God gave people direct and big words regarding their vision and the future. They were released more fully into their call and were encouraged to release others. They were encouraged to have a closer walk of listening to and obeying the Lord and seeing His glory come.
As we have built according to the pattern shown us we have seen the Lord ministering to His precious people. They have been equipped to go and bear lasting fruit. The revelation they got today in the groups was of a new order….they are really getting it – we were thrilled and heard some great stuff!
We said goodbye to Tim and Joelle today as they returned to the UK having left a deposit from the Lord. They got a good send off.
Robert Clifford, Nigel Fraser, Ingrid Macmillan and Tim & Joelle Pooley make up the team for this second week. We were blessed as we took the baton from the week 1 team.
We are having a wonderful time…there is an ease to it all…the 45 students here from Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Congo are all very hungry and are soaking up every Word and the receiving from the anointing. It is such a joy to be in the physical manifestation of the vision that Agnes has held in her heart over all these years. A wonderful facility in a wonderful location…like the Garden of Eden.
The team are working wonderfully together with each person playing their part and releasing what they have to give…it is a joy to behold. Each one is growing from strength to strength.
There has been a wonderful and powerful flow in everything and the people are so appreciative. God has broken in time and time again…there has been repentance, fresh revelation of His goodness and love, fresh outpourings of His Spirit, recommissioning in their calls from God and receiving of prophetic words. A number were also released in the gift of tongues. They are going much deeper in God and saying YES to His will and His way. They are being refreshed, strengthened and revived. The presence of God is increasing day by day.
We are working through the John McKay booklet with the unusual title, ‘Cherubim, Palm Trees and the Glory of God which tracesth e progress of His glory in the history of mankind and of His people especially in regards to the Glory in the temple. We are not just talking about the glory but they are receiving it and going from glory to glory. If you have not done it, do it!!
We teach in the mornings and do groups in the afternoon which is the pattern in all these missions. The groups are going very well…they are growing: receiving and speaking revelation…they are so excited and animated and when it is time to stop they don’t want to…we have a job to get their attention back. Would that every group was like that!!
We know that they will take back all that they have received to their nations and it will bring transformation. Some have already taken it back to their churches over the weekend after the week the first team left and blessed many others!
The Lord has shown that by Friday there would be a mighty outpouring of His glory upon everyone….we can’t wait. The prophetic confirmation today was that the heavens opened and so much rain came down that we could not even see the road ahead….unusual even for Kampala. Hallelujah, what an awesome God we serve.
These have been easy, powerful and Spirit-filled days. We’ve been ministering under an open heaven and everyone here is excited about what is happening. We’re also excited about what God is saying about the college. Today, for instance, we had a time of praying in tongues all together, and listening to God. We heard consistently positive and extraordinary words about the way this college is going to serve and bless Africa – not merely east Africa, but AFRICA – in the days ahead.
We have been teaching Mark’s gospel all week, and each afternoon we’re using the The Way of the Spirit material on Mark to supplement the mornings teaching. It’s a rich week of being deep in the Word. Last night (Wednesday) we were only up to half way through chapter one, and I promised on Monday to finish the gospel in a week, when it seemed a straightforward prospect! Thankfully we made better progress today. There’s been so much life in the word that people are being transformed before our eyes as their minds are renewed. The UK team too are really upbeat, and similarly exited about everything he’s doing.
We’ve heard good testimonies all week about how the students are changing school by school, the most satisfying thing of all being that their churches have seen the difference their time here has made. This school is making an impact in at least six African nations.
Peter, Stephen, Aggie, Tim & Joelle (who have now joined us) are all teaching, running the group sessions and are enjoying being used. Sometimes stretched, all are growing.
Only two days have gone and yet so much has happened. It’s good to be back in Kampala, at the bible college that God created ex nihilo (out of nothing) two years ago. This is the second two-week school we’ve held there (we also had a four week school last August, with another coming up this summer). Students have come from six different African nations. Many of the pastors/leaders here this time have attended the previous schools, and its obvious that they have – they’re really growing spiritually. The school is fully booked, all 50 residential spaces taken and there is a waiting list. There have been two highlights so far:
An anglican minister called Vincent has come from Rwanda. I didn’t recognise him when I saw him yesterday, but he told me I’d met him 5 years previously in Butare, Rwanda. He told me that during that meeting five years ago he had been baptised in the Holy Spirit and his life had changed forever. Later that day I began to remember meeting him. He had been so different then! Downtrodden is the word that comes to mind, obviously lacking hope and purpose in his ministry. I recall preaching on Pentecost and the power from on high and I recall his excited eyes as he took in the truth of God’s words. He was indeed baptised in the Holy Spirit and changed forever.
I found myself speaking today of what we saw ahead in the college: Africans running a full time school for ministers in East Africa. One thing led to another and – to cut a long story a little short – 8-10 people came forward in response to the Holy Spirit’s promptings, seeing themselves as part of a full time team one day here in Kampala. These people were from different nations. Can you see it?
Signing off for now. Richard, Peter C, Aggie, Stephen M.
School 2 of the Prophetic Teachers’ Course in the Northwest was as much of a blessing as School 1.
The worship was great with much singing in the Spirit, and Phil McCabe wrote a new song. Teaching was excellent and flowed together as one whole. I heard some say ‘This is the best teaching I’ve ever heard’! The team spoke with life and authority and the Lord anointed it all.
We did many exercises during the day and people were amazed by what they heard and sang/spoke out. All the delegates (and team) did the homework each evening and we had really good: words of encouragement; poems/songs; pictures of their vision and everyone was on fire with what the Lord was showing them about their call.
The final testimonies gave accounts of what God had done during the School – real changes had taken place:
– I have recognised God’s call and vision for my life, I’d never seen it before.
– I have regained/rediscovered my call and vision after 20 years, and I’m so excited about getting on with it now – this is the time!
– I am going home to pray through all the things I do and stop doing many of them (knowing people will be upset), so I can spend more time listening to what God is saying to me.
– I have gained a deep deep confidence of who I am in Christ; I have stopped being insecure; I know this will last and enable me to do what God has call me to do. (co-lead a church)
– I see that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in me, and I can do the things He did. I just want to get on with it!