Two weeks ago, while I was praying for the future of Tree of Life Church, I saw three waves of the glory of the Lord flow across London. It was not an open vision but it was as clear as any vision I have ever seen from the Lord. This vision was not exclusively for Tree of Life Church at all, but for all Christians across London.
The first wave was a wave of the gifts and power ministries of the Holy Spirit. I saw churches that were Pentecostal in theology but not in practise suddenly explode in their services with messages in tongues, interpretations, words of knowledge for healing, words of wisdom that lead to marriages being restored and people being released into prosperity and abundance.
I saw churches that have had great sermons, great truths suddenly have great manifestations that caught everyone by joyous surprise.
I saw Christians who had been opposed to the gifts of the Holy Spirit standing in the streets of London sharing prophetic words with complete strangers. People were weeping and repenting and coming to faith in the street – the power of the Holy Spirit was leading people to be witnesses, as taught in Acts. I saw backsliders suddenly get excited about their faith again. I saw healing crusades with thousands in attendance, people being healed of cancer, people getting out of wheelchairs, I saw deaf ears open and blind eyes open.
I saw healing being like a dinner bell calling people from all walks of life in London to the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said himself that Him healing the sick shows that He has the power to forgive sin. And I see Him healing people and people realizing that He is the Lord over sin and sickness.
I see Muslims, Hindus, atheists, people from every creed and belief system becoming Christians as they see the healing power of the Lord. I saw children being healed, I saw the Lord healing people.
What was most beautiful about this all is that this move of the Spirit was not focused around one pastor or one evangelist. Every Christian, including day-old Christians, were laying hands on the sick and seeing them healed. Every Christian was speaking words of faith and seeing those words materialize in the physical realm. Every Christian was excited about the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit. Five fold ministers were doing their real calling: the works of the believer and equipping the saints.
I know not every Christian will flow with the Holy Spirit, but when I saw this vision it was as if every Christian was. Christians that no-one would have expected to step out in faith were jumping out of the boats of religion and walking out on the waters of the Spirit-led life.
Some churches were struggling to adapt to the power of the Lord and some Christians would step out in faith and then fall back to safe and routine as they started to grow in maturity.
As people started to realize the gifts were no substitute for maturity, and started to ask the Lord for an increase in wisdom and revelation, the second wave hit.
I will outline that in the second post, but I will end this post with this: there is coming to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ in London, England a move of the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit. The Word of God says desire spiritual gifts – and I encourage everyone reading this to ask the Lord right now for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to operate fully in their life and in the life of every Christian in London and across the world.
This is such an exciting time to be a Christian, such a wonderful time to be alive. Praise His name for ever!