Written by Emma Freeman
Whenever you go to war in your own land against the enemy who is hostile to you, you are to sound short blasts of alarm. Then you will be remembered before Adonai your God and be delivered from your enemies.
On Yom Teruah (Numbers 29:1) we gathered at Eastgate to seek God to give us the city of Leeds for His Kingdom. We brought trumpets & a shofar to make declarations to the authorities and principalities in the spirit realms. We fight in His strength & go in His victory (Proverbs 21:31).
If a shofar alarm sounds in a city,
will people not tremble?
If there is calamity in a city,
has not Adonai caused it?
For the Lord Adonai, will do nothing,
unless He has revealed His counsel
to His servants the prophets.
Amos 3:6-7 TLV
- A call for clarity of hearing & seeing - the prophets & seers will know the plans of the Lord.
“The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from one another on the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the shofar, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”
- A wake up call for the watchman to take their positions.
if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
1 Corinthians 14:8 NIV
The sound needs to be loud, clear & in the right timing so that people will know the call is for them & what they are responding to - is it a war, or a wedding?
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?
1 Corinthians 14:6 NIV
- A call for clear, pure teaching from His heart & His word.
Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the pipe or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes?
1 Corinthians 14:7 NIV
- A call for clear, pure worship from our hearts to His alone.
Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:6-12 NIV
- A call for unity & building up of the body.
We worshiped with flags from Eastgate, down Briggate ending at the Corn Exchange.
Our work felt done but inside was the icing on the cake - a piano for anyone to play! We worshiped and played a spirit led song to cleanse the atmosphere.
"We found that attending this Wesley Play was a delightful experience. It was beautifully presented as a work of art and embellished with some interesting historic facts. The real strength of the presentation however was the underlying Christian message augmented by the testimonies of some of those who took part. These which were presented in a sincere and tasteful manner and were certainly not "in your face".
We feel that the Wesley Play has something for everyone, whether they be Christian, agnostic or atheist, and would have no hesitation in recommending it to all." - Pete
"We were treated to fine and thought-provoking drama, music, song and dance. If you get a chance to see a future performance then do so, you will not be disappointed." - Doug
"I am John Wesley captivated an appreciative audience on a beautiful spring afternoon with a stirring invitation to share in the transforming experience that changed Britain and the world – a heart ‘strangely warmed’ by the Gospel, as the Methodist founder put it." - Charles
And Best of all God was with us!
Written by Emma Freeman
God showed me a room full of large tables all with maps/blueprints laid out on them. The lights over the tables were off, apart from the one where a figure stood. The figure said they were the “Commander of the fighting armies”. The map on the table was of Leeds and showed God’s blueprint for the city.
On a separate occasion, Yeshua took me into the centre of a large spherical room with arched doorways all around the walls. There were battalions of angels assembled around the room. A group came forward & the figure in the middle (who I later realised must have been the same commander of the fighting armies) unrolled a blueprint for them to see. We then followed the Angels to one of the arched doorways where there was a platform. We watched as they jumped off to carry out the assignment they had been given.
We prayed for this to be made reality on Earth and I forgot about it until I was in the Corn Exchange. God showed me Heaven on Earth being performed there and then superimposed the spherical room I’d seen in Heaven over what I could see in the natural.
As we do our best to image in the seen realm/physical world something from the unseen realms/spirit world, we are adding our 'amen' calling for God to bring Heaven on Earth.
Written by Emma Freeman
We joined David Hathaway for the Day of Prayer for Britain at the Emmanuel Centre.
The main hall was full, so they had to open up an overflow room. We worshiped and spent time repenting on behalf of ungodly laws passed. There was time for weeping before the alter. We took the word of God and prayed it back to Him. We made declarations we felt were on His heart and we presented our requests for our nation. In the break we found time as a group to dance before Him and intercede through prophetic worship.
It was POWERFUL.
After the event, I received this from a friend:
For me the whole event was a God encounter. As you know, had a break down 10 year to the day give a few days, not really been to church, don’t pray, read my bible etc, on anti depressants which suppress all feelings. The guy I was sat next to, asked me a while back, if I wanted to go to a day of prayer in London! (My wife’s always asking me if I want to go to church and my answer is always “NO!”) I said, yeah, sounds good (for some unknown reason) - even our son said to my wife in disbelief ... “Dad, going to London to pray .... REALLY ... wow” Anyway, that’s the context around how I ended up there, not really knowing why I’d come. From the moment I sat down, PEACE ... as you can imagine, I no longer sing, or worship (it’s been 10 years), so all I could do was sit or stand in IT. As I have suppressed emotions I WASN’T taken in, by the emotion, the event or the hype of what was going on, but GOD was there. The declarations were REAL and change is coming. Deep in my spirit (I didn’t feel anything) it’s just a deep knowing, I can’t really explain (as it’s easy to express this using emotional terms) something eternal happened
‘in that place’,
‘in the UK’
Here's how God responded to the national day of prayer called by the King in 1940:
Written by Emma Freeman
We opened the Wesley brothers well in Thorpe Hesley. Since doing this He keeps confirming to us the well is open!!! We feel the Lord has encouraged us to do more here. Watch this space....
The plaque reads "Near this spot John Wesley preached many times between the years 1742-1786"
Below: calling for the manifestation of Heaven on Earth.
We then went on to Swinton....
We stood with & interceded for them and of course some of this was done through dance!
God spoke to us a lot on the way to Swinton, encouraging us that His heart is really FOR Swinton! We bless Swinton and ask for the presence of the Kingdom & the glory of our King to be made known there!
Written by Virginia White
After leading our slot at the 24 hour worship led by Brenda Taylor, we felt we should go to the Houses of Parliament at 3.a.m. to proclaim:
‘THE HOUR IS CHANGING’ ….prophetic word during the watch ‘ARE YOU AWAKE!’ Not just conscious . Luke 22 v 46 ‘Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.’ That’s all we knew…. That something was changing!
(We had a bit of trouble all setting off together, some went a different route, but we ALL arrived in Unity!)
There were many different proclamations and prayers from the dear saints who stood with us. This is some of what was recorded as we prayed together before we left Emmanuel:
Dislodging of satanic stronghold – breaking of chains – proclaiming truth and building the kingdom
Let my people go- severing from the E.U. – no compromise- John 18 v 17 -37 - Protection prayers
Let those who serve, do so from a place of worship - That the government shall be upon His shoulders- John 14 v 12 - Something will shift at 3.a.m. – Road block prayers against lying spirits
Arise mighty army of God –
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT WE SAW:
At 3.a.m. we opened the wings, we stood silently –a wind sprung up from nowhere, we prayed silent prayers, Through the windows in Parliament there were still computer screens flickering – People stopped in taxis and shouted ‘What’s happening? Who are you?’ There were green lights, the time for moving was now – We saw crosses, a Union Jack- Prayed for Guardian Angels –someone felt footsteps- prayed against demonic lay lines - Prayed against ‘Rats’ in Parliament – Someone felt a shift in the atmosphere- We stood as protectors - We saw a statue of a dark King – felt a dark religious spirit - took authority over the administration in Jesus name – Sang ‘Lord take up your Holy Throne.’
We can only do what the Lord shows us, and that my friends, leaves everything else in His hands. Grateful thanks to all the amazing warriors who listened and came to this truly powerful 24 hours of worship!
Written by Emma Freeman
Paul scrapped his set list saying He was going with what he felt the Spirit was saying - hurrah!
He talked about Plymouth being the place where God was bonding people together like ply wood.
Ply wood is layered with the wood grain in different direction, which adds more strength than if they all were the same. Being a harbour port, it's also a mouth to receive the people needed to bring revival fire to the UK.
Leanne Wilbur, brought a tongue, which Paul interpreted. It was Really encouraging. Unfortunately we can't remember most of it, but part of it was about going back to the place of strengthening, the place of rest where He would bring His provision for whatever it was we needed - finance, health, strength, power etc. This was an encouragement that He has and IS EVERYTHING we need. He's ready with the provision for the work, so GO!
Contributions from: Virginia White, Diane-Rose & John Chamberlain-Butt, Rosie Smith and
a few worshiping warriors who joined us (thank you!).
The Lord impressed on us that we should make a prophetic act outside the Houses of Parliament. As the day for the Brexit Referendum drew near we took twelve angel wings and stood in silent vigil, and as Big Ben struck 6p.m. we raised our wings for righteous governance and for God's perfect will for future alliances.
This is what we felt the Lord was showing us:
His return is near and now is (He is affecting history rapidly).
His time is different to ours.
Sensed His shalom as we prayed this through the streets. The rain then stopped.
A change of season is coming...salt seasoning...His righteous rule for a rebellious generation. We sensed a warm glow of light in the houses of parliament as we prayed. Gold spires at the top of Westminster Abbey...church and state are historically joined there.
We raised our wings at the strike of 18:00, the six o’clock news - a symbol of where the world is at and so a wake up call to news in the spiritual world.
I the commander of the Heavens armies, have set above you an open Heaven- there is no barrier to your prayers.
I who can turn the heart of the king can certainly turn the hearts of the politicians.
We past the statue of Oliver Cromwell who welcomed back the Jews to Britain.
When we stood in front of Big Ben, I saw an army standing for God’s righteousness.
On the stroke of the chime- there was a cutting in the Heavenlies!
Isaiah 45 v 8
You heavens above, reign down my righteousness let the clouds shower it down, let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it.
I saw a snake on a pole and I saw it burnt up. I saw Araron’s rod, budded and growing almonds. I saw M.P.s eating the almonds.
As we walked in front of the Houses of Parliament several 'signs' stood out to me as if God was highlighting them.
(Jeremiah 1-11 "What do you see Jeremiah?" V12 The Lord said to me "you have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that My word is fulfilled." Then again in verse 13 "What do you see?")
I saw a circular sign in the footpath -JUBILEE WALK. I immediately thought 'freedom' and that this was the Year of Jubilee we had just been talking about in the conference.
I saw the magnificent statue of Richard the LIONHEART. We were in the heart of the soon returning Lion of Judah doing His will.
I saw the statue of Cromwell but didn't realise the significance until we shared afterwards and a lady explained that Cromwell had helped path the way for Jews to return to Britain.
We stood on BRIDGE STREET looking up at Big Ben waiting 5 minutes for the 6pm chimes as we raised our wings. We were 'Being the Bridge' between heaven and earth to bring His will on earth as it is in heaven.
My heart leapt as I looked on the other bank of the river Thames and saw St. Thomas's Hospital. 7years ago my grand daughter was born there and as I picked her up to take her home I saw the magnificent view of the Houses of Parliament from her window praying and knowing it to be significant. Little did I know that 7 years later we would be standing raising 12 angels wings praying for our country. "Seven being completion and new birth for the next generation" I heard God explaining.
As we walked back silently just towards the end of the Parliament building I saw the sign 'OUT' highlighted! 'Come out of her Babylon!' We had heard God's heart very clearly in the conference.
12 of us stood with angel wings and the rest stood in front. Having someone standing praying in front of us was really powerful and it reminded me of a drawing I had done of an angel of Fire behind me as I worshiped.
Previously we had prayed together as a dance group about this assignment and proclaimed these scriptures:
Psalm 97.3 'Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on everyside'
Hebs12.29 'For Our God is a consuming fire.'
Deut 4.24 'For the Lord your God is a consuming fire ,a jealous God'.
Psalm 104.4 and Hebs1.7 'He makes His angels spirits and his servants flames of fire'.
Zechariah 2.5 'The Lord will be a wall of fire surrounding Jerusalem and the Glory within.'
We were doing in the spirit what The Gunpowder Plot had tried to do in the natural but we were doing it in the spiritual realm for God to bring Our Government and Nation back to Him.
As we walked in silence it was so strong and felt strangely LOUD. Many people joined us silently waiting in anticipation. We had no hecklers or opposition. It was a privilege to be involved in what felt a powerful and significant walk of faith 'walking for and in the freedom Yeshua paid with His life for us'.
Praise His Holy Name.
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