The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer has planning permission!

 

We are delighted to be able to reproduce this wonderful news that has come today from our friends at The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer. eternalwall.org.uk


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Breaking news!

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The highest authority in the land has granted planning permission for a national landmark about Jesus.

 

This morning an exclusive feature in The Sunday Times announced this monumental news to the nation, and more press coverage is coming.

But we need your help.

Now is the time to be bold and declare to the nation that we believe in Jesus, the God who answers.

Here’s 3 ways you can help:

  1. Please pray that we can spread this news far and wide; that the national press pick up this story so that we can spread hope to a nation in need.
  2. Please share this video. Spread it across Facebook, WhatsApp groups, and social media. Let’s tell the world the good news!
  3. Please download this brochure and send it to anyone who could help to get Eternal Wall over the line. This landmark officially has the green light to be built!

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Network for Revival – Pleading for those without hope

We are pleased to reproduce the latest Newsletter of Rev Tony Higton’s, Network for Revival. 

Please go to networkforrevival.co.uk for further details or contact Tony at email: tony@higton.info

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Network for Revival September 2020

We have looked at five motives for prayer for revival:

Pleading the love of God: He loves his church and wants to bless it. He loves unbelievers and doesn’t want any to be lost. See http://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Prepare-17-February-2020-1.pdf

Pleading the name of God: The name of God is being gravely dishonoured by the failings of the church and the godlessness of society. See http://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Prepare-18-March-2020.pdf

Pleading the Kingdom of God: God’s Kingdom is hindered by a failing church and hastened by prayer and preparation for revival. See https://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Prepare-19-May-2020.pdf

Pleading the Blood of Christ: The shed blood of Jesus is the foundation for our prayers and we are meant to keep it in mind cf. Communion. See https://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Prepare-20-June-2020.pdf

Pleading the promises of God: The Lord makes truly amazing promises to answer prayer which many of us don’t take seriously enough. See https://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Prepare-21-July-2020.pdf

In this issue we look at the 6th motive for prayer for revival.

Praying for Revival: Pleading for those without hope

One powerful motive for prayer and preparation for Revival is that many people are without hope. They do not share the wonderful assurance that comes through trusting in Christ and receiving eternal life through the Holy Spirit. We know that when we die we shall be “promoted to Glory” by the grace of God. They don’t.

In 2015 YouGov did a survey on British people’s views about death and the afterlife. They were asked “If there were a heaven and hell, which would you end up in?” 48% said in heaven, 10% said in Hell and 42% said they didn’t know. So 52% had no eternal hope. As for the 48%, was their hope of heaven based on a sure foundation?

Paul said “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied” (1 Cor 15:19). It is even worse for those who don’t even have hope in Christ in this life, let alone beyond death.

However, Jesus believed not only in heaven but also in Hell. The word “Hell” appears eleven times in the Gospels each time on the lips of Jesus. He describes it metaphorically as a blazing furnace or darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mt 8:12; 13:42,50; 25:30).

Every day I think about the many people who are without hope, and my heart goes out to them. This is a powerful motive for praying and preparing for Revival. How can we not be really distressed about it? How can we not reach out in love to such people? But our outreach, important though it is, is not sufficient to reach the millions. We need a great movement of God’s Spirit to achieve that.

I find this hopelessness of many human beings a very powerful motive for prayer for Revival. How we need Revival so that many, many people will be able to rejoice alongside us in the eternal life Jesus gives us now and ultimately in the wonderful blessings of heaven!

How is the prayer going?

As you know, the purpose of Network for Revival is to encourage people to pray for Revival. So, how is it going? No doubt we are at different stages. Some are praying briefly from time to time. Others are praying at length daily. Don’t worry about what stage you’re at but do ensure you are going deeper in prayer. Here are some things I have experienced as I have been praying seriously for Revival for the last few years.

Persevere and the Lord will teach you how to pray

Yes, you can read about prayer and listen to speakers about it. But prayer is basically a personal pilgrimage. And it’s a pilgrimage where you don’t fully know the destination or the route. It is an exercise in learning from the Lord. The important priority is to persevere, looking to the Lord, carrying on when you feel discouraged. The Holy Spirit will prompt you about new and additional ways of praying. Be careful to listen to him.

Persevere and the Lord will bless you in depth

Prayer for Revival is not about personal blessing. It’s about pouring your heart out in prayer for the church and society. But you can’t out-give God. If you persevere (and it takes determination) you will experience a great deal of personal blessing. I can testify to the fact that praying for Revival in this way has been just about the most rewarding spiritual experience I’ve had. So, persevere and you will be really encouraged, including by knowing you’re obeying God and fulfilling his purposes.

Persevere, listen to the Lord, take note and obey him

Prayer for Revival includes spiritual preparation. As you pray, God will speak to you. He will encourage you to draw closer to him and to correct things which are wrong in your life. I pray every day “Lord, as far as I know, I am right with you. But please show me if I’m not.” And he does!! When he speaks to you it is, of course, important to obey. Then you’ll be ready for the next thing he wants to tell you.

If you persevere in praying for Revival you will experience a gradual personal Revival. Go for it!

PS. May I challenge Christian leaders with a fair amount of time on their hands e.g. retired people like me? Why not step out in faith by praying at significant length each day? God needs real prayer warriors. You may not feel you are one but, bearing in mind the three points I’ve just shared you (yes, you) can become one!

Relevant quotations about Revival

Duncan Campbell: “I think again of those people in the Hebrides. How they longed and how they prayed and how they waited and how they cried, “Oh God, rend the heavens and come down,” and all the time God was handling them; all the time God was dealing with them and the process of cleansing went on until the moment came when angels and archangels looking over the battlements of glory cried, “God, the vessels are clean, the miracle can happen now.” I believe that with all my heart; it is the deep conviction of my soul that [angels] are ever gazing over the battlements of glory and waiting for a prepared people. It is one thing to shout it, it is one thing to sing it, it is one thing to talk about revival, but give me a people on their faces, seeking to be rightly related with God, and when that happens, we will soon know the impact of God-realization in our country.”

God bless you as you commit yourself to pray for Revival.

Tony

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Crystal Clear – your invite to an online Conference 25 & 26 Sept with Passion for the Nation

Passion for the Nation invites you to join them for their first ever Online conference!
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We believe God has a unique call on our land that is significant, but it is also a time of enormous change, which heralds a new era. Jesus, said pray ‘Kingdom Come’, ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God’ but what does that mean within today’s world? Is there a plan?

We want to envision and equip you through this conference to be part of the Ekklesia which God is raising up.

We will explore the vision of what God wants to do in our nation as we seek to pioneer this Kingdom. We will seek to discover God’s heart for our nation and do our part in revealing and equipping you for the battle ground. Our battle is great because God has a calling on us and on our nation. God is calling out new movements in our day, movements of prayer and movements of His people as He also calls us to embrace our places of influence across society. We want you to go out from this conference with a deeper understanding of what is God’s Perspective, armed with the tools to help you play your part.

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Worship on the Streets – Stories from the Streets August 2020

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Have you come across Worship on the Streets before? What an amazing ministry of taking God’s presence and love – the Sound of Heaven – to our streets.

Here is a most encouraging extract from their latest newsletter, by leader, Aaron Shah:

With restrictions having lifted slightly last month, I’m really pleased to say that I have been able to go back out on to the streets to worship. We have gone back to North Shields a few times as well as returned to Northumberland where we continue to partner with some of the local churches there. As well as having some powerful times of worship where God’s presence and peace were clearly tangible, we have been so encouraged to see a massive increase in people taking away gospels each time. In fact on two occasions, we ran out of gospels to give away which has never happened before.

Read the entire newsletter by clicking here.

Maybe it’s time for you to take worship to the streets of your City or town?

Have you read Prayer Magazine?

Our friends at Prayer Magazine are running a summer promotion for individuals and Churches to try Prayer Magazine completely free.

If you would like a free copy (up to 15 per order) – Click Here to Order

This current edition is focused on Mental Health, with great contributing articles on the subject.  In the light of Covid this is one of the most important issues in recent times.

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Intimercy – Could you support production of this new Worship Album?

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Rob Parker, is a gifted and prophetic worship leader and songwriter. Rob has also been part of the CTNTP Team and led the worship at our 2018 ‘As One’ meetings in the heart of England.

Prior to that. in 2017 Rob produced an amazing album, Awakening the Coastlands. One track in particular, Awake you who sleep, so encapsulates the CTNTP vision and Rob graciously allowed us to make it available free on our website:

(Go to the bottom of our website Homepage, https://ctntp.uk, if you are viewing this on an email and the link above to the music track does not work).

Your help requested – Rob’s new Album – Intimercy

We have recently received this request from Rob and encourage you to respond as The Lord might lead:

IntiMercyRecently I felt led to write and record a new album to be called “Intimercy”. No, it’s not spelt wrong, it’s a play on the word’s intimacy and mercy. The theme is that we are drawn into intimacy with the Lord through his mercy and it’s His mercy that sends us out to bring hope a fallen world.

However, due to the reduction in ministerial offerings and CD sales I have received due to the pandemic, financing and thus finishing the album has become increasingly difficult,

So, I am wondering whether you would consider either pre-ordering a CD or sponsoring an amount towards the completion of the album?

If you would like to pre-order 1 or more CD’s go to:  

https://www.robparkerministries.com/product/intimercy/

If you would like to sponsor an amount (and receive a free CD) go to:

https://www.give.net/20145531

Could I also ask that you pray for the Album and that it will carry the anointing of the Lord and will accomplish all the He has for it.

I pray every blessing for you and as I do I am constantly reminded of 2 Corinthians 9:10: he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”.

Rob

 

 

Network for Revival: Pleading the Promises

We are pleased to reproduce the latest Newsletter of Rev Tony Higton’s, Network for Revival. 

Please go to networkforrevival.co.uk for further details or contact Tony at email: tony@higton.info

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Network for Revival July 2020

We have looked at four motives for prayer for revival:

Pleading the love of God: He loves his church and wants to bless it. He loves unbelievers and doesn’t want any to be lost. See http://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Prepare-17-February-2020-1.pdf

Pleading the name of God: The name of God is being gravely dishonoured by the failings of the church and the godlessness of society. See http://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Prepare-18-March-2020.pdf

Pleading the Kingdom of God. God’s Kingdom is hindered by a failing church and hastened by prayer and preparation for revival. See https://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Prepare-19-May-2020.pdf

Pleading the Blood of Christ: The shed blood of Jesus is the foundation for our prayers and we are meant to keep it in mind cf. Communion. See https://networkforrevival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Prepare-20-June-2020.pdf

In this issue we look at the 5th motive for prayer for revival

Praying for Revival: Pleading the Promises

By nature, I take a careful, critical approach to important issues. I seek good reasons for believing something and want to avoid all naivety and jumping to conclusions. That attitude clearly has value but it also has dangers. It is easy to lapse into rationalism and lack of faith. And I’ve done that in the past. One example is to take a rationalistic approach to God answering prayers. Many of us believe God answers some prayers but he doesn’t answer others. So he might not answer my current prayer. That sounds so reasonable. We can easily tag on the end of our prayers “if it be Your will” which sounds humble but actually is often a spiritual get-out clause which really means “If this prayer isn’t answered, don’t blame me, it’s God’s responsibility.”

Of course, the New Testament does teach that there are conditions to prayer being answered and I’ll list them below. But they are conditions we can fulfil, by his grace.

Yes, I’m aware of the “Name it and claim it” groups who sometimes “claim” (or demand) inappropriate things from God in prayer, such as personal riches. But such extremism must not put us off biblical prayer in faith.

The fact is that the New Testament teaches that the Lord promises to answer prayer. Here are the relevant promises:

  • “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Mt 21:22).
  • “I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you receive it and it will be yours” (Mk 11:24).
  • “I say to you: ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Mt 7:7).
  • “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven” (Mt 18:19).
  • “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (Jn 14:14).
  • “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (Jn 15:7).
  • “If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him” (1 Jn 3:21-22).

Note the conditions:

  • Praying in faith (Mt 21:22; Mk 11:24) – Trusting the Lord and believing his promises.
  • Persisting in prayer (Mt 7:7 in the Greek is present continuous “keep on asking … seeking … knocking).
  • Agreeing with someone else in prayer (Mt 18:19), if appropriate.
  • Praying in the name of Jesus (Jn 14:14), which means praying in harmony with his character (not a selfish prayer).
  • Being in a close obedient relationship with the Lord (Jn 15:7 cf 1 Jn 3:21-22). This will help us to pray in harmony with the Lord’s will.

We have a choice. We can take the way of faith – trusting in the Lord and his promises (whilst fulfilling the manageable conditions) or the way of human reason – ‘some prayers are answered, other aren’t, so this one might not be.’ It is clear that the Lord wants us to pray in faith, i.e. believing his Word. We believe his Word because he is, of course, utterly trustworthy.

So, let’s pray in faith for Revival. I do this every day and include the following words “Remember your covenant, Lord (Jer 14:21)Lord, you promised. I believe you keep your promises but please show that your promises are honoured. Lord, you have bound yourself to answer prayer, primarily in your Word.”

The Lord has bound himself to answer prayer and that means he will act and bring about Revival. We can pray for him to hasten it. I suggest you meditate on the above promises.

Relevant quotations about Revival

“Revival is not something that is worked up; it is something that is prayed down” (From: Baptise with Fire by Arthur Skevington Wood).

[About the Hebridean Revival] “Why have these places been so favoured? Why has the Lord been pleased to shower His blessings and reveal His presence in these remote parts? Why? Because they prayed! They prayed expectantly; they prayed persistently; they prayed whole-heartedly; they prayed believingly. They learned to pray as they prayed. The Holy Spirit has taught them in their praying … As we pray God teaches us to pray. No book on the subject, no sermons, no advice can substitute for the Spirit as a teacher in prayer. It is in prayer that the Spirit cries out within us for souls to be won. We sometimes have to pray through a period of unbelief. Don’t lose heart in the battle. Sometimes God will give you a promise upon which to stand as you determinedly pray through to victory” (Colin & Mary Peckham).

It is appropriate to repeat what Duncan Campbell wrote “Just as I am walking down the aisle, along with this young deacon who read the Psalm in the barn. He suddenly stood in the aisle and looking up to the heavens he said, “God, You can’t fail us. God, You can’t fail us. You promised to pour water on the thirsty and floods upon the dry ground-God, You can’t fail us!”

Soon He is on his knees in the aisle and he is still praying …. Just then the door opened–it is now eleven o’clock. The door of the church opens and the local blacksmith comes back into the church and says, ‘Mr. Campbell, something wonderful has happened. Oh, we were praying that God would pour water on the thirsty and floods upon the dry ground and listen, He’s done it! He’s done it!’ When I went to the door of the church I saw a congregation of approximately 600 people. Six hundred people–where had they come from? What had happened? I believe that that very night God swept in Pentecostal power-the power of the Holy Ghost. And what happened in the early days of the apostles was happening now in the parish of Barvas.”

God bless you,

Tony

 

Church 3 – Declaration from Passion for the Nation

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By Suzanne Ferrett of Passion for the Nation on July 16th, 2020

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.” Psalm 23:13

We decree throughout these next months, the sound of the worship of Jesus will be heard across this land as individuals, families and groups, worship from heart and desire, even when unaided or supported by the flow of others.   We declare in this atmosphere of worship, fresh joy and fresh strength will be released.

Lord we thank You for the transformational power of the wilderness to shape, to train and to anoint. We acknowledge You have been dealing with our pride, our independence, and the desire for position and title, but now You are calling Your people to experience and walk in a fresh revelation of Your Majesty, Power, and Covenant Love. We declare fresh joy and fruitfulness will both break out and become established in our lives, that in the British Isles, men and women will walk in the purpose and destiny written within them.

We praise You for those who will pray, for those who will lead, and for the fresh mantles being released at this time. and we speak the release of every ministry into their God appointed  place and position.

God is opening doors of great opportunity and in the Name of Jesus, we declare His grace, hope and mercy will position His people in the fullness of their call and we decree His people will recognise, overcome and go through the doors He has opened before them. 1 Corinthians 16:8

As Lock down eases and the new normality emerges, we continue to declare a spirit of peace (prosperity, safety and well-being) will rest upon the cities, towns and streets of this nation. We agree great wisdom will rest upon our Parliament, upon the Cabinet, the MPs, Civil Servants and all Advisors, that every decision made will bring perfect alignment with God’ s Kingdom purpose for this land.

Suzanne Ferrett

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(Suzanne is also a Team Member of CTNTP).