When speaking about my town of Gisborne, God often refers to it as a ‘city’. In my mind, it’s still the small country town it was 30 years ago!
Whether it’s a small ‘city’ or big ‘city’ you live in, God wants to light it up! To light up a city it takes many lights to all shine brightly and do their part. “You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives
Have you noticed an increase in sickness and anxiety around you? Or maybe you yourself are suffering effects related to the stresses, the changes and constant pressure of covid19. This scripture really helped me in this fight… Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.
Psalms 56:9 NIV Firstly, we must call for help. Secondly, realise our enemies turning back is a sign that God is for us! We might be chased down, hemmed in on a
God is cleansing the church right now. We are being sifted and shaken to reveal hidden heart motives. Have we become dependant on others to worship? How do we react when the doors to where we once gathered are closed? “Why doesn’t one of you just shut the Temple doors and lock them? Then none of you can get in and play at religion with this silly, empty-headed worship. I am not pleased. The God -of-the-Angel-Armies is not pleased. And I don’t want any more of this so-called w
On Thursday I woke from an interesting dream that I believe is a prophetic picture of what we are experiencing now throughout the world. I dreamed I was in New York visiting a friend. We were about to begin a prayer meeting in a high rise building when all of a sudden a very loud, ear-piercing alarm resounded throughout the building. A voice over a PA system said “It appears the emergency is real. Please run. EVERYONE RUN!” People looked around for confirmation and then bolte
Romans 15:1-5 MSG
Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troub
After being troubled by what I had been hearing through media reports, the voice of the Lord came to me: “who are you listening to?” My eyes were open to the enemy’s tactic at this time to try and throw us off course, to divert or postpone the work of the Lord. He intends to get us flustered and double minded in our decisions, even tempting us to abort promises and major life defining trips He has been preparing us for. I believe God is encouraging us to keep going forward de
What are your gifts? What’s been put within you that leaves others uplifted? Now is the time to stir up your gifts and fan them into flame! (2 Timothy 1:6) Be bold and courageous and put them into practice. Allow God to move in you and through you to motivate, help and bless those around you. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teac
Yesterday I saw in the spirit believers walking around with signet rings. They were given the power to overturn demonic forces but very few of them were actually using them.
Their heads were downcast, overcome with defeat and oppression but as they began to open their mouths and prophesy victory and tear down these forces of darkness, things began to shift. They were putting a seal on their words. They replaced lies spoken over them with the truth. They identified strong pr
The strangest thing happened yesterday. I received an important letter in the mail that I’d been waiting on addressed to…get this: “No Name”! 😆 Was this some sort of joke? I actually stood at the mail box looking at the typed up letter and having a good ol’ chuckle to myself! Then God revealed to me that He is raising up and calling forth the “no names”. They are those that have no title nor honourary position, but are hidden and are quietly going about their work with the L
I sense the Lord bringing a great harvest of abundance to His people. There is a transfer of resources appearing as His children focus their attention on the Giver and are obediantly pursuing the mission, project or assignment He has spoken. This finance is coming from unusual places as well as a result of strategies He has previously impressed upon us. What looks like small amounts are accumulating to accomplish projects that have sat on the shelf for a long time. “No more
After seeking the Lord regarding this new year I heard the words “new wine”. 2020 will be a time of fresh advancements, new strategies and ideas as well as new investments (time and money). The successes we encounted last year grew up alongside strong trials and opposition. But as this new wine begins flowing by prayer and intercession we will have the upper hand over these adversities and spiritual battles. But for us to be vessels for this new wine we must discard our old w
As you give and receive gifts this Christmas RECEIVE HIM!
Receive Him as you prepare food. Receive Him as you listen to worship music. Receive Him as you watch children playing. Receive Him as you meditate on His birth. Breathe Him in and receive fullness of life. Receive JOY, receive HEALTH, receive FAVOUR, receive LOVE.
And praise Him for all you’ve received! May you be overwhelmed with His presence and consumed with His love this Christmas! #Receive #Love #Birth #Hidde
Psalms 96:2-3 (TPT)
Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous! Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is. Give them the good news of our great Savior. Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation. Tell them about all the amazing things he has done. We need to take every opportunity this Christmas to declare the wonderful news of Jesus. There are a lot of people who don’t know the full meaning of Christmas and there’s no better time than now to share
Overworked? Overburdened? Tired and drained?
God is calling out to us to allow Him full access into our busy schedule. He is wanting to break in and get involved in our daily activity, our career, our preparations, our organisations, our work, our study and our play.
Psalms 90:17 (TPT)
O Lord our God, let your sweet beauty rest upon us and give us favor. Come work with us, and then our works will endure, and give us success in all we do. The psalmist echoes the heart cry o
Picture this!…I’ve just loaded up the checkout with all my groceries when I go to grab my purse…my heart sinks.
It’s at home in another bag! How embarrassing! I ponder having to put them all back but then…
I see my beautiful friend at the next checkout and I’m sure she will help me out! Yes! How thankful I am for loving people like Evette.
This was not just a divine appointment, a God appointment, but an opportunity to connect, to serve, to love, to unite and show kindness
There is certainly a stirring amongst God’s people right now. It’s an excitement, an expectation for what He is about to BUILD and create through us! Haggai 1:13b-14 (NIV)
“I am with you,” declares the Lord . So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God. Jus
You won’t hear from me for a while as I make a couple trips over the next two weeks. It’s a time of rest and replenishing as well as fun family time with these two! This verse tells us how to enter into is rest… Hebrews 4:1-11 TPT
Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it.
For we have heard the g
A few days ago in a worship session I felt the Lord saying to His people…
“I’m calling forth my true worshippers, those who worship in spirit and in truth. Those who are not moved by the cares of the world but the cares of My heart.
They are willing to obey at any cost. These are my true worshippers who will lead the way. They will bring heaven to earth!” Is this you? Does this resonate in the your Spirit? Rise up passionate worshipper. You are chosen for the this hour! #Ca
1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIVUK)
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. What has He promised you? What has He revealed He will do for you and those that you are praying for? HE IS FAITHFUL to heal, to save, to set free, to comfort, to deliver, to restore and to set right whatever area needs His divine intervention in your life. It’s His nature. His heart is LOVE! You can be confident and rest assured that He not only desires to, but He WILL do it! For you! ‘he who
Moses went right into the ‘tent of meeting’ and met with God face to face like a friend (v11) but the people only stood at the entrances of their tents and spectated. Read Exodus 33:7-11 Moses had a revelation of the necessity to regularly meet with God and hear from Him so he set up his own special place to go to meet with God that was away from the chaos and people in the camp. It probably wasn’t convenient or easy for Moses, but this sacrifice shows his dedication and des