Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Monday, 30 July 2012

Notes of Praise and Intercession meeting 17 July 2012

Picture of the Earth in blue and green surrounded by a black clouds and shadow. A great light appears and disperses the clouds.

Sense of the awesome power of the earth being shaken, moved re-created – disturbed by the power of God

The Empty Tomb  is an earth shattering event  a great light emanates from the tomb and takes us into the heart of the Father

Psalm 148
1 Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendour is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord

We wonder at the majesty of the created universe, the sun, moon, the earth and the stars and galaxies – the song of the spheres – and yet the greatest part of creation is the heart and soul of man where we can share with God. “Yet you have made him little less than a god” Psalm 8 v 6

City of Gold

A barred and closed door – our praise allows the door to be opened as we co-operate with Jesus’ work of redemption to allow people in.

Jesus' outstretched arms allow people to cross over the chasm to the city of gold.

I sent my disciples out in twos to spread the Good News. As they went out miracles, healings took place. This was before the Holy Spirit came down upon them. My father, your father, empowered them. Then the Spirit came upon them and how much more they achieved. My “Good News” spread across the world!
The Holy Spirit they received is the same Spirit I send to you, like rain falling from the sky. Open your-selves to my Spirit, fill your hearts with my power. Let it overflow from your hearts to others. Then, you too, will see and activate, miracles and healings. People will see my power through you and then they will see my “Good News”.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation

Praise and Intercession Meeting 26 June 2012

Isaiah 25 v 6-9
6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
9 In that day they will say,
“Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

Isaiah 52 1 - 10

1 Awake, awake, Zion,

clothe yourself with strength!
Put on your garments of splendour,
Jerusalem, the holy city.
The uncircumcised and defiled
will not enter you again.
2 Shake off your dust;
rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,
Daughter Zion, now a captive.
3 For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing,
and without money you will be redeemed. ”
4 For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“At first my people went down to Egypt to live;
lately, Assyria has oppressed them.
5 “And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord.
“For my people have been taken away for nothing,
and those who rule them mock,”
declares the Lord.
"And all day long
my name is constantly blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people will know my name;
therefore in that day they will know
that it is I who foretold it.
Yes, it is I.”
7 How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;
together they shout for joy.
When the Lord returns to Zion,
they will see it with their own eyes.
9 Burst into songs of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God.

There’s a river of love that’s here
There’s a river of grace that’s here
You’re invited to come and swim within

Fresh winds are blowing
Fresh winds are coming here
The tide it is rising

And The Spirit is moving
He’s moving

Death to the past its gone
Here’s to a new beginning
Our Gods not finished yet with us
Death to the past it’s gone

Here’s to a new beginning
Your Gods not finished yet with you

(Song Title : River
Artist: Bluetree
Album: God Of This City)

1 John 4 v 4 The greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world

Lord, turn Your footsteps towards these ruins
We need You here, We need You here

Our homes are broken and our children get stolen
We need You here, we need You here

Our God and King, ancient of days
Alpha, Omega, Jesus, Savior

Work Your deliverance in this place

Yours is the night, Yours is the day
No one is greater, come Lord, save us

Work Your deliverance in this place

Lord turn Your footsteps towards these ruins
We need You here, we need You here

In these streets filled with darkness with our children fatherless
We need You here, we need You here

(Song: Lord turn your footsteps
Artist: Godfrey Birtill)

The Mother of God and the Children of God

Notes of meeting on 3 July 2012

Picture of Mary kneeling before the crib with the baby Jesus sleeping.
It was as though we had all become like children again and she beckoned us in.
Mary was smiling and welcoming.
All of us who are also her children felt deep in our hearts a sense of awe and quiet it was as though we were being reintroduced to our baby brother.
All was calm with no outside noises or influences. We all looked and adored as though these very few moments were fixed in time. In the quietness a new bonding took place never to be broken, we belong to Jesus and He belongs to us. The bond of family.
Mary is praying for her children always leading them to her most precious son.
Sense that this was a very intimate meeting between the Mother of God and the Children of God.