Read this page in conjunction with our vision statement, ‘An Invitation’ – click here to view first.
The statement introduces three main objectives:
- Prayer Walking (click here)
- National and regional Prayer Gatherings – (see below)
- Releasing a Sound – (click here)
National and regional Prayer Gatherings
Smith Wigglesworth’s 1947 Prophecy
This prophecy given by Smith Wigglesworth (and also Jean Darnell’s 1967 vision – click here), has regularly come to our attention as we have considered all God has been saying for CTNTP.
“During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it, and will be characterised by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
“The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches.
“In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say, ‘This is a great revival.’ But the Lord says, ‘No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.’
“When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidence in the churches of something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit. When the word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest move of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed, the world has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the United Kingdom to mainland Europe, and from there, will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”
To read a little more background concerning Smith Wigglesworth and this prophecy – click here
For scripture references of how the Word and the Spirit flow together – click here.
Smith Wigglesworth suggested that a great revival and outpouring would come from the United Kingdom, which would then travel out across the world. It would be released when Christians with an emphasis on ‘The Spirit’ and those with emphasis on ‘The Word’ come together.
In 2016, a significant prophetic word concerning the fulfillment both of these earlier prophecies was given in England, by Rev. Malcolm Duncan, at the annual conference of Birmingham’s World Prayer Centre.
Click here to view details of Malcolm’s prophecy.
National and regional Gatherings, end of September 2018
We believe The Lord has both highlighted to us ‘the centre of England’, which geographically is in the vicinity of Coventry in the West Midlands and highlighted to us a time period – the end of September 2018.
We are presently asking God to confirm if Saturday 29th September 2018 is the date and for an exact location for a national gathering, which will include a prophetic act based around the Smith Wigglesworth’s prophecy.
We are also considering whether to encourage on or around this day, others to have local and regional prayer events around the nation?
Our attention has also been drawn to the fact that 29 September 2018, is St. Michael’s day. Biblically, Archangel Michael is a warrior angel, who deals on our behalf with spiritual powers and principalities in response to prayer. (See Daniel 9 and Daniel 10).
In Revelation 12:7 when war broke out in Heaven, Michael and his angels fought back and hurled Satan and his angels from heaven.
Interestingly, the full name of Coventry Cathedral is St. Michael’s Cathedral and there is a well-known bronze on an outside wall of Angel Michael standing over a cowering Satan!
(Although we are careful not to give undue emphasis to angels, there are of course many references concerning their activity throughout Scripture. In recent times, there are accounts of angelic appearances or interventions during the World Wars. Click here to read some fascinating accounts and insights that we have uncovered).
A village called Meriden, a few miles west of Coventry, has on its village green, a five-hundred-year-old Market Cross. This location is widely regarded as the traditional centre of England and a plaque at the base of the market cross attests to this fact.
Could Meriden be the place for the ‘prophetic act’? This is part of the guidance we are seeking from The Lord.
(Peter Hill and David Gilbey visited Meriden and noticed that the actual ‘cross’ from the top of the column of the Market Cross in Meriden has long since disappeared. Instead a rod protrudes, rather like a lightning conductor? We couldn’t help but be reminded of Jean Darnell’s prophetic description of lightning striking the UK!).
The release of the Prophecies
We believe now is the time for the full release of Smith Wigglesworth’s Prophetic word in the United Kingdom. During the national September gathering, we envisage a prophetic act will take place to symbolically release its complete fulfilment.
In the UK today, we can see that Christians who historically are of traditions with emphasis on the Word of God and those with an emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit are increasingly coming together, but we also recognise many divisions still exist that must surely be healed?
As Peter Hill sought the Lord concerning CTNTP, his attention was drawn to Ezekiel 37: 15 onwards. This passage speaks of two of the nations of Israel being unified, signified by ‘the joining of two sticks’. Peter saw a vision of the UK and two sticks, represented by shepherd’s crooks, being bound together and that symbolically this could be the joining of ‘Word and ‘Spirit’.
To read a fuller account of Peter Hill’s ‘shepherd’s crooks’ vision – click here.
Whilst all details are still to be worked through, at the September 2018 National Gathering, simply put, we envisage praying, joining two shepherds crooks and will believe for the release of a great awakening across the Nation and beyond.
This might also fulfil Jean Darnell’s vision of a national move of God, pinpricks of light, ‘lightning strikes’ and ‘rivers of fire’ flowing down the entire UK.