Without Borders 08: Now Faith
We've just returned as a family from an amazing week in Stafford at without borders 08. It was an amazing week in so many ways. Great teaching, amazing times of worship & fantastic fellowship with the best people in the world!
One of my personal highlights was the sowing & reaping report on the final night of the event. It told numerous testimonies of the Holy Spirit at work all over the world - it was fanastic!. It also reported how the churches that gathered at Now Faith 08 had given £1,000,000+ over the last 12 months which had helped to see over 25,000+ people saved through the ministries and churches we have relationship with all over the world. Thousands & Millions - Praise God.
It is a real honour & privilege to serve as one of the Trustees of ministries without borders
and be involved in the administration & allocation of this finance. The sowing of this finance is reaping a great harvest for the Kingdom of God!
We also enjoyed some lovely ice cream in the sunshine in Stafford!
Labels: bible week, Increase, ministries without borders
A Glorious Exchange
“This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him” – John 2:11 (ESV)
God is a God of wonderful surprises. Who would have thought that the first miraculous sign that Jesus performed in the Bible would be to transform water into wine? He didn’t do this in a church meeting or a time of prayer, he did it a wedding celebration party. It wasn’t at an overtly religious occasion; it was in the middle of a celebration of life! The Bible describes this miracle as a manifestation of his glory. This miracle revealed the power & majesty of Christ to His disciples and to the world. It also revealed that when Jesus reveals His glory, it is always of the highest quality and has the heavenly fingerprints of excellence all over it.
But, is it that surprising that this initial miracle of transformation revealed the glory of Jesus? – We see in Isaiah 61 that the anointing brings transformation & exchange. The anointing brings sight to the blind, joy instead of mourning, freedom for the captives, light to those in darkness, & praise instead of despair. Jesus quotes from this prophetic scripture in Luke 4:18-19 and states that He is the fulfilment of this passage. Jesus is the one who manifests His glory as He heals, saves & transforms lives. Jesus is the one who brings the realities of heaven crashing into our lives here on earth. He is the one who turns the ordinary into extraordinary, the natural into supernatural, the mediocre into the magnificent.
We are now living in the permanent glory of the New Covenant (2 Cor. 3:11) – Let’s not ignore or miss anything that God wants to do in our midst in this time. Let’s fully embrace His glory being seen in our lives today. We will see Glory in the Church, Miracles on the Streets & Healing to the Nations
Labels: Excellence, Glory of God, Transformation
Happy, Healthy & Wealthy
"Manchester is on a mission to become
happier, healthier and wealthier"
AMEN! - The crucial & critical factor to this vision & goal for the City of Manchester is a living & active relationship with Jesus Christ!
Labels: Cities, Manchester, Prosperity