Tuesday night of the 5th October we had our Furnace Prayer Meeting here at our home.
During the previous 24hrs the Lord had been focusing me on some key thoughts and messages from people around the world.
Firstly a dear friend from America sent a vision to us describing how he had seen Sharron and me holding hands with angels and our team. The angels hands joined to form a net which was then cast in the water resulting in a harvest of people came as we all were on a boat.
Secondly an email had come from IHOPKC and said this:
"We are caught up in a bigger story—something epic, eternal, and truly world changing. The Lord made us for Himself, and we won’t be fully satisfied until we see Him face to face. Jesus is coming back to bring perfect justice. “Every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him” (Revelation 1:7). Let us seek grace to understand what Titus calls our "blessed hope,” and set our eyes on Jesus' return"
Thirdly a lady from Texas, USA sent me a magazine article ( Christian Life Revival ) which described a Houston Church and the encounter they had where the glory of God showed up. Tommy Tenney was a visiting Pastor to the church where after a prayer meeting called prior to the Sunday meeting was seen to be key to an out pouring of God's presence which lasted several weeks.
Repentance was a high pre-eminence during this visitation. The church Pastor shared 2 Chronicles 7:14 and added that he felt God was saying - " The word of the Lord to us is to stop seeking His benefits and seek Him. We are not to seek His hands any longer, but seek His face." A large thunderclap was heard in the building, the lectern split in two and the Pastor was sent backward about ten feet, remaining out of it for the next two and a half hours. Personal repentance followed with weeping and bodies on the floor making things right with God. As i said this went on for a few weeks.
It felt right to turn the Furnace into a time before the Lord with not other agenda than to seek first God's face and honour Him for who He is.
During the night people seen pictures, two had encounters with God. One lady seen her feet on the streets of Jerusalem. There was such a presence in the room that we decided to call for another time on the following Friday night, which again was a great time just seeking the face of God.
There is something special when people gather corporately just to be, no agenda, no requests. Just a simple time waiting on God and offering hearts surrendered to God. Thirsty people gathered.
We feel that if we press in to see Him then God will see us and take note and visit this area of Christchurch with something that has never been seen before.
His Glory unleashed as He draws all men to Him.