Introducing City Vision and a Conference 22nd May

Introducing City Vision

City VisionThe Bible speaks much about Cities. They are important places both not only in the natural realm but spiritually too. The New Testament speaks  of the early Church being in Cities – ‘The Church in…’ – not individual churches, but one body consisting of all Believers – men and women to be reckoned with, full of the Holy Spirit, spreading the ‘leaven’ of The Gospel all around their communities and advancing The Kingdom of God right where they lived and worked.

Imagine being part of the early church in the City of Jerusalem, as described in Acts, Chapter 2, entitled in the NIV translation, The fellowship of the believers:

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

What if The Lord has a really amazing plan lined up, for The Church in our Cities all around the nation to become just like that in the book of Acts?… and The Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved – wouldn’t that be wonderful!

Sound Interesting? Check out the below video and take a look at the website  of City Vision https://cityvision.life

They also have a one day Conference in Coventry on Wednesday 22 May – go to find out more – click here.

 

London Prayer Loop – prayer walks coming up in June

 

Here’s some exciting news from Neighbourhood Prayer Network about this year’s Prayer Walks of The London Loop, coming up 21st, 22nd and 23rd June.

Can you and your church join in?

Read more below and also download a letter you can use as an invitation to your church to take part – click here.

London loop

London Prayer LOOP Walk – The story so far

Lisa Hutt, of Neighbourhood Prayer Network

A few years ago I had a stirring in my heart to prayer walk the Sandstone Trail in Cheshire.  As I prayed into the idea to prayer walk the Sandstone Trail I was encouraged when a prayer ministry team member at my church shared she had a picture of a sandstone as she prayed with me!  She knew nothing about what was on my heart.  I waited for someone else to want to prayer walk the Sandstone Trail with me and in August 2017 I completed this prayer assignment with a good friend.

Shortly after this, I visited London.  Whilst there I did a prayer walk and came across a marker on a post for the London LOOP.  I had a strong prompting that God was asking me to do some prayer walking in London and said to God “you are not asking me to prayer walk London, are you?  It is a big place…!”  I went onto the internet and looked up what the London LOOP was and found the Transport for London website that gave more information about it.  As I looked at the map of the London LOOP on their website I saw the opportunity to prayer walk around the whole of London.

As I prayed God led me to share the idea and over a period of months everything came together so that all 24 sections (in total 150 miles) were prayer walked over three Saturdays in June and July 2018.  It was a spying out the land exercise and the feedback from those that prayer walked has meant that we are inviting individuals, prayer groups and churches from inside and outside of London to consider prayer walking one or more of the sections of the London LOOP over the weekend of Friday 21st June 2019, Saturday 22nd June 2019 and Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Last year we had a passion to pray for those impacted by gun and knife crime and for the Father’s love to be released across London as we prayer walked.  Many other prayers were said as people prayed what was on their heart.

You can sign up as an individual to the London Prayer Loop Walk here

You can sign up your Prayer Group to the London Prayer Loop Walk here

You can sign up as a Church interested in the London Prayer Loop Walk here

 

Lisa Hutt

Neighbourhood Prayer Network

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(Article from http://www.neighbourhoodprayer.net/projects/london-prayer-loop/)

Beacon Britain – a prophetic dream

The following was published on 29th March 2019 on the website: https://cooperteach.wordpress.com, authored by David Cooper.

It contains some themes that dovetail with words we at CTNTP have been hearing from other sources. You might hear echos of Jean Darnall’s 1967 prophecy of fires lighting around the nation – read here.

Also there is reference to the jump starting of a heart is mentioned – read here an article we published in June 2018

What does The Holy Spirit say to you:

David CooperJoel 2:28  And it shall come to pass in the last days…..

“…your old men shall dream dreams…”

The other night I dreamed a dream of BEACON BRITAIN.

There came a parting, a hole in the uniform layer of cloud. A shaft of brilliance from above arrowed down like a searchlight, and moved almost imperceptibly until it picked out and highlighted the small, crowded islands we call Great Britain, and there it stopped.

The aperture in the clouds widened and somehow changed until it resembled a lens that, like a magnifying glass, greatly increased the burning potential of the heavenly brilliance as it played over the earth below.

At first here and there, and then in a rapidly multiplying spread, random fires broke out across the nation, as if by spontaneous combustion.

“MY BEACON IS LIT”

Said the Voice.

For generations heaven had been gathering kindling for the beacon from many nations, cultures and religions. Then years of increasingly secularist society and government, followed by a season of confusion, insecurity and social and economic upheaval, as the U.K. faces leaving the E.U., had rendered the kindling tinder-dry and ready for heaven to use as an eye-catching “burning bush”.

In every part of British society more and more people are touched by the brooding Brilliance, but the most deeply affected, at least at first, is the “visible Church” of Jesus Christ.

“MY CHURCH IS TO BE THE NATION’S BEATING HEART, 

AND IT’S IMMUNE SYSTEM.”  

Said the Voice.

The radical intervention of the brilliance on the Church was like “jump-starting” the heart so that it regained rhythm and flexibility, circulation and functionality. Dry bones reconnected, were fleshed out, Spirit fuelled and radically realigned as a force to be reckoned with.

“I BUILT MY CHURCH TO WORK LIKE THAT.” 

Said The Voice.

As the Church grew miraculously, and in the miraculous, signs and wonders became commonplace, and society was increasingly influenced and affected. But the “climate change” effect of the brilliance went far, far beyond the visible Church organizations and the communities they served. The brilliance was an atmosphere, an ethos, which brooded over the entire nation rather than being centered on an organization or movement.

People of all ages, all classes, all types, all races, all religions, seemingly at random, were affected. They dreamed dreams, or saw visions, they heard “words”, or had overwhelming experiences, some had a “light bulb moment” or came to a moment of realization after long search. Often there was physical or emotional healing accompanying the experience. The common denominator in every case was that each felt that they had had a divine encounter, and somehow had “met the Jesus of the Bible”.

The Brilliance jumped religious and cultural barriers so that people of every corner of British society met the King. Soon the spread of the Kingdom dwarfed the explosive growth of the Church. People of all types and religions encountered Jesus, from business suited executives to burka clad wives, from boiler suited welders to bewigged lawyers, from schoolchildren to residents of care homes or inmates in prisons.

There were people from every possible part of society, street traders, street sweepers, street walkers and street sleepers. People of every political, sexual, philosophical or cultural persuasion were affected, but many, because of their cultural background, didn’t have much contact with the visible church, and didn’t go on to “do church” in the conventional way, though they now tended to instinctively affirm the visible Churches views and values.

“Clusters” formed of the family, friends and acquaintances of those touched by the Brilliance as others they knew sought and found a similar experience for themselves. Electronic “clusters” with a similar effect formed on social media and spread like wildfire across the nation and beyond.

The sale of Bibles jumped, and versions many in many languages were downloaded onto kindles and other screens, as people sought to understand what had happened to them. Although the effect of the Kingdom Brilliance did not coalesce into an organization, the changed hearts of so many across society meant that the moral and ethical tone of the nation rose from an all-time low to unprecedented heights.

“MY BUSH IS BURNING”.  

Said the Voice.

Winds from the North and West caught up showers of sparks, spreading the fires across Europe and on to encircle the globe. Spiritually from above the globe had resembled a dark night sky with a few glowing planets and a sprinkling of stars, but now more and more points of light, like newly birthed stars, were appearing everywhere, as Kingdom fire touched people of every kind. Once again the spread of the Kingdom dwarfed the considerable growth of the visible Church across the planet.

Now the Brilliance stood over Britain as a column of leaping flames, and the I AM Himself arose in the midst of the conflagration of Beacon Britain to address the nations of Earth.

“COME”    

Said the Voice.

Prayer brings Revival – what God did in the Hebrides

Hebridean revival
The elderly ‘praying’ sisters with evangelist Duncan Campbell, who was invited to help steward the Hebrides Revival

The last Revival upon the shores of the UK as a whole, was The Hebrides Revival, that took place between 1949 and 1952. It is a truly remarkable story of two elderly sisters, one blind, the other bent with arthritis, who heard from God and were persistent in prayer, until The Holy Spirit literally shook the islands in revival power!

CTNTP were recently reminded of this, after receiving an email containing an article, with part of the amazing story.

We have published the article as a page on the website, entitled, Intercessors of the Hebrides Revival – click here to view.

It is a timely reminder that persistent prayer, prayer that is offered up in response the prompting and guiding of The Spirit, can see this nation utterly transformed. The Hebrides Revival was surely a taster of the greater things to come for the UK?

Justin Welby – 5 days of Prayer approaching Brexit

The following article, dated 23 February, has been taken from the Daily Mail website, (click here to view). Isn’t it encouraging that the secular media are reporting like this?!

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, pictured, said 'life will go on' after Brexit and the nation must rise to the challenge to uniteChurch of England plans five days of PRAYER in a bid to help Britain’s departure from the EU as Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘life will go on’ after Brexit
  • Congregations will be asked to pray for country as Britain approaches March 29
  • Archbishop of Canterbury spoke at Church of England’s General Synod meeting
  • Justin Welby said UK’s facing signs of division ‘more clearly than for generations’

The Church of England is planning to urge churchgoers to take part in five days of prayer in a bid to help Britain’s departure from the EU.

Congregations will be asked to pray for the country as Britain approaches March 29.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said ‘life will go on’ after Brexit and the nation must rise to the challenge to unite around a common good that cares for the most vulnerable.

A church spokesman said the move would wedge support behind politicians, with healthy conversations taking place to try to ease unrest.

The Synod members also urged people to pray for ‘all who are in high positions, as it is easier to stand on the sidelines and judge, as we do not have to make the decisions’.

Speaking at the meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod, Justin Welby said Britain was facing signs of division ‘more clearly than for generations’.

The Archbishop said: ‘Today we see signs of division, perhaps more clearly than for generations in peace time, they concern inequality and injustice and they obscure hope for many.

‘There is exclusion from the sense of common purpose and of equal rights in our society, politically, economically and socially.

‘Life will go on, and God’s mission is not stopped by such events, rather we are called to rise to the challenge here and across Europe, where the diocese is particularly affected.

‘Brexit has revealed how our politics and society have for many decades not paid sufficient attention to the common good that is shared life in a society in which everyone is able to flourish.

‘The pain and exclusion continues in this country. If we do not as a nation pay attention it will cause greater division.’

He added: ‘We hear the prophets tell us that justice must roll down like rivers and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream, the Bible does not do trickle-down economics, a theory long discredited.

‘It does rolling rivers of justice, the scriptures call us to solidarity with the poor and to common good.

‘The reality of exclusion and division is seen in the difficulty of our political system to build a consensus and find a common path forward.

‘How we recover from and heal these divisions may be the biggest challenge that lies ahead of us.’

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu, pictured, said a prayer ahead of Britain leaving the EUThe Archbishop of York John Sentamu said a prayer ahead of Britain leaving the EU.

This would be an open welcome plea to reconnect the fractured state of politics in the nation, working alongside other faith leaders.

National Call to Prayer 28th March

On 4th February, we published a Post with details of this National Call to Prayer from Christians in Government – click here.

A reminder to check out their website: nationalcall2prayer.com and check out this short video.

Note the references within the video to prayer during World War II. you might be interested in these accounts we published some while ago of Angels and Miracles during the World Wars – click here.

Prophetic Word – A Fresh Uprising of Prayer in Great Britain

Our attention has been drawn to this prophetic word from Jarrod Cooper, dated 23 February 2019, as published on the UK Prophetic Words site: ukpropheticwords.blogspot.com

We are particularly drawn to the section headed, A Fresh Uprising of Prayer – a grassroots movement of prayer arising:

‘A fresh uprising, a surge of prayer, worship, praise and prophetic intercession is about to burst through the veins of the Church in Great Britain, brought by heaven itself. ‘

 

Prophetic Word Regarding Great Britain & Brexit

Jarrod CooperWhile in prayer today I sensed God speaking into the nation at this time of political upheaval (Brexit) and change. Sorry if any of these concepts offend anyone’s political views, but let me simply explain what I saw:

I saw Great Britain as a tree that once stood alone, but was now hidden among a great forest of many trees, having lost its distinction and unique purpose. Quite literally, for many in the public and many in power, there was little clarity, and a loss of true purpose under the dark, damp overgrown canopy created by the large forest.

But then change stirred. There was a shifting in the landscape, a splintering, a small but ultimately seismic shift, that brought about a definite divine change: While Britain did not stand completely alone, there was enough change in the branches around about and enough adjustment in the landscape to allow her distinct shape and purpose to be seen. Then I noticed that as the branches in the canopy of the forest had shifted, a new wave of sunlight hit the ground around her for the first time in a long time, and new life began to burst forth.

I believe God is saying, that while the political shifts that will take place over the next months and years will not bring about the clear and full political extreme “breakaway” that some have desired, a greater shift has indeed taken place in the heavenlies, throwing fresh light and fresh purpose, and a new surge of power from heaven will touch the land. There will become just enough distinction in the heavenlies over Great Britain for her divine purpose to be re-ignited.

As the fresh sunlight hits the ground, and the heavenly landscape adjusts, I see it is as though a divine defibrillator is at work, stirring the church in the nation once again. As sunlight warms the earth, seeds of ancient purpose, revivals and the prayers of saints over centuries, begin to warm, and the ground itself begins to stir…

A Fresh Uprising of Prayer

A fresh uprising, a surge of prayer, worship, praise and prophetic intercession is about to burst through the veins of the Church in Great Britain, brought by heaven itself. Meetings large and small, to worship, encounter and pray, will begin to build a new kind of canopy, a canopy of praise, that heaven’s kingdom will rest upon. Thousands of small prayer meetings, in cities and villages across the nation, will draw heaven near in this time. The King desires to be “enthroned on the praises of His people!” and He is preparing the heavens over Great Britain for His arrival!

Many have thought worship has already been renewed in recent decades, but a fresh uprising is about to take worshippers to a whole new level- It will be like heaven on earth at times.

In this time, do not look to the corridors of parliament for powerful changes in the nation, but look to the closets of the praying – the Church is the heart of power in the nation and the nations, and a fresh wave of prayer is about to sweep over the land. This uprising of prayer will lead to power – power among the saints on the streets, in workplaces, in communities and in places of influence, in ways many have never seen nor imagined before. The healing touch of heaven will be magnified in power as the Church prays and worships.

For Such a Time As This

Where many have “dug ditches,” creating channels of influence into communities over years through social action, and have become disappointed at the kingdom results, they will realise they have been digging “for such a time as this” – many inroads of influence into communities, the poor and the many spheres of influence in the nation, local and national, will become irrigation channels, filled with the prayers and the powers of a new season of heaven coming upon the nation. Many will realise they had been preparing the land “for such a time as this.”

As Britain attempts to readjust its position in Europe, there will also be a fresh uprising of compassion for mainland Europe,resulting in new waves of missionaries from Britain to the mainland, carrying this fresh prayer and power to community after community. I even see many that have travelled from African nations to the U.K. will also find themselves moving into mainland Europe. A compassionate move of missions, fuelled by prayer and armed with heavens power, is about to stir across the new landscape of Great Britain and Europe.

While many will complain that there are still too many political entanglements with Europe in the coming years, enough of a divine shift in the heavens will have taken place to release God’s divine sunlight on Great Britain. Focus on the fresh light shining from the heavens in this season, rather than the problematic purposes of man. There is a Greater divine work taking place than can ever be wrought by the human corridors of power.

Pray with me – “Father, Your Kingdom COME, Your will be done…in Great Britain, as it is in heaven!”

Jarrod Cooper February 23, 2019

Note: As with all prophetic words, the bringer of the message is, of course, fallible! … so please prayerfully judge this before God.

Jarrod Cooper is an author, songwriter, broadcaster and communicator, and the leader of Revive Church in Hull & East Yorkshire, and its training team, Revive Academy of Leadership & the Arts.

Website: jarrodcooper.net