The Way of The Spirit in Zambia
Bishop Duwen Musaka trained as a prophetic Bible teacher under John McKay in 1999 and returned to Kabwe in central Zambia with a vision for training Bible teachers in the way of the Spirit. He has been doing that ever since with occasional visits from UK teams.
In 2014 a Zambian, Vincent Kapasa, joined a group in Manchester studying the short course ‘Cherubim, Palm Trees and the Glory of God’ and caught the vision that Zambia needs The Way of the Spirit! These two streams have merged and a number of conferences have taken place in Kabwe, Kitwe in the north and Lusaka the capital.
In 2017 we held a conference in Kabwe for 108 church leaders from across Zambia. The leaders received such powerful revelation from the Word being taught in the power of the Holy Spirit that lives were transformed; the Word came alive to them in a new way and they gained new depths of spiritual understanding.
ANNUAL PROGRAMME ESTABLISHED
God spoke clearly as the Zambian and UK Team prayed together and as a result we established a rolling programme of two Schools and a Conference each year with the teaching team comprising UK and Zambian prophetic Bible teachers.
In December 2017 and April 2018 we had 35 delegates attending two Schools of the Certificate Course, with teaching in the mornings and evenings, and groups studying The Call and the Cross each afternoon. They were great times of rejoicing, a number of delegates were physically healed with great joy and awe; they received life-changing revelations, notably a new and profound insight into the Father-heart of God and the truth that all God’s people can be prophetic. The study groups bore much fruit with pastors learning to hear God for themselves and to apply the Word to their daily lives.
In November 2018 we held School 1 of the Prophetic Teachers’ Course. The 38 delegates were nearly all pastors and for two-thirds this was their first experience of The Way of the Spirit teaching. Many testimonies included their amazement and appreciation of the depth of teaching, two had been to theological college and said this was far better teaching! They readily grasped the revelationary aspect of the teaching and caught it themselves, in the Group Work and in their personal time with the Lord; and also the prophetic aspect, with delegates expressing delight in the prophetic words they received from one another during practical sessions.
At least three people were healed of significant physical conditions; three spoke in tongues for the first time; all were baptized in the Holy Spirit again on the second evening; and all responded to a powerful call on the fourth morning for complete surrender to God’s plan for their life, whatever the cost. And the testimonies showed a real desire to dig into Scriptures for themselves and then to teach the revelations they received to their churches.
PREPARING for REVIVAL
During this School we had a strong sense that the on-going programme of training is preparing the delegates for revival in Zambia. God is increasing our vision from equipping pastors to receive revelation from the Word and teaching it with life, to being carriers of revival for their country!
What a privilege, what joy!