Written by Diane Chaimberlain-Butt
Report for trip to Belfast May 25th- 27th 2018.
An invitation to attend the 10th Stormont Christian Initiative came in the middle of a busy period for us. Do we attend? Well, it seemed to us that this trip was in God's plan for us as we have a heart for supporting the saints in Northern Ireland and to see something move politically. It seemed from the beginning that it was not just about dances and presentations, but that this was yet another call to intercession.
Friday: Many of us found difficulty (delays and travel problems) actually arriving in Belfast, but we did not allow our spirits to be dampened - joy was indeed our strength! As part of the weekend, a Shabbat meal and lovely fellowship with the believers in the evening was enjoyed. ‘It is like family’ someone remarked.
Saturday: The Lord has spoken to us about ‘filling the big empty space’, so it was a joy to fill it giving honour to the God of Israel worshiping Him with songs, dance and procession. The burden for intercession continued throughout the Saturday as we waited. Sometimes the waiting is as significant as the event.
Another word was about ‘untying knots’? and ‘ balloons’ symbolising some good things were being removed and everything being brought into the light. It mattered not that the whole afternoon was televised as we were caught up in the presence of our great King; a joy to flow with everyone present in the worship and the dance. There were balloons celebrating the 10th anniversary and a sense that what had been was coming to an end and something else would grow out of the seed that had been sown over the past 10 years. (Isaiah 6 came to mind).
Virginia spoke about the significance of ten……. Surprisingly, there were ten of us in the Sh’ma group. Gate number 10 for our exit at the airport and Isaiah 6 refers to the tenth remaining….
It was also encouraging to listen to an Israeli believer speak about the reality of war in Israel today and how we need to continue the fight in the Spirit while others have to battle physically. The guests ministered in song and they were encouraged that their son had written a song that we used in the first dance.
We knew we needed to go to Northern Ireland in complete unity and this was only achievable as we walked in the Spirit. It seemed that the attitude we carried with us was as important in affecting the atmosphere as much as songs and dances. The fellowship between all was sweet and uplifting and it was fun to celebrating Andy s birthday with a meal out.
Sunday: A glorious sunny morning and we danced in the park near the botanical gardens. Groups of young people accepted us and some interesting conversations followed. It was refreshing and life giving to be in this beautiful park. After we had danced, the atmosphere shifted from one of groups being self-absorbed to a sense of community, unity and joy. Interesting that.
"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!
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Written by Emma Freeman
We had an incredible time at the CDFB* workshop with Marie Bensley! As always, we try to hear whats on the Father's heart for the day. We felt the day was about being free of all fear and to know our identity in Him so we can go forward in the victory He has already won!
We opened with the scripture Acts 1:8 because we need to walk in the authority He has given us without interference from anywhere else!
We warmed up with some Israeli dances and then taught our new dance 'We shall behold Him' to the powerful song by David Phelps. The beginning of the dance starts with time to be still and just behold Him, which positioned us to go deeper into worship through the dance.
Ginnie prepared our hearts to connect with Yeshua's by reminding us that the scriptures say the bride makes herself ready (Rev 19:7). One way we make ourselves ready is by beholding Him.
We learned and danced 'Beautiful Bride'. The beginning of the dance has a solo part, which Ginnie invited those who felt led, to join in with. The end of the dance flows into a time where we dance under a prophetic bridal veil (white fabric) as we allow Him to reveal to us what it really means to be His beloved bride. This then evolved into worshiping through spontaneous dance and lots of of flags.
Then our amazing sound lady allowed the next track to come on (Glory come down) and we went into a time of freestyle dancing. As we were worshiping, Rosie felt prompted to bring out the secret place - a large prophetic canopy she has made. People worshiped in the secret place and Holy Spirit ministered to us.
In between these deep worshipful dances, we learned various Israeli dances including a couples dance which always goes a bit wrong, but that's what makes it so fun!
We felt to bring Glory Battle (a victory dance that doesn't deny the cost of following Yeshua, see YouTube page) because we felt the Lord wanted to call people into the battle with the knowledge that He has won the victory! We felt He also wanted to encourage and bring healing to His warriors who were growing weary, or wounded. A lady came to tell us that the dance really spoke to her as she realised the reality of the attack (2 Corinthians 2:11).
One battle we face is where we stand with God's plan for Israel and the Jewish people. With all the negative media and lies going round, we have a voice to bring the truth in love and spread the good reports. We all danced Highways to Zion by Paul Wilbur and those of us who had the energy danced Na'ale L'irushalayim while others surrounded us with flags.
The last dance we did was Heaven on Earth (see our YouTube page), which we changed as we felt led to invite people into the centre as a prophetic act of entering into Heaven as we establish it's fullness on Earth.
Throughout the day our Lord healed, freed and changed us. One lady reported her back being healed and another came to let us know that the pain in her leg had significantly improved and had almost gone. Thank You God!
It was a beautifully rich time of worship and an unholy mess as Holy Spirit took over and we did our best to follow! Thank You Father!
*Christian Dance Fellowship, Bristol
Written by Emma Freeman
Paul shared something he saw in the Spirit - old style weighing scales, like the ones sometimes used to symbolise pharmacies. On one side were the nations.
He heard the Lord say "I'm weighting the nations in the balance".
"How do you weigh the nations?" he wondered.
As Paul got closer, he could see on the other side were two discs with the inscriptions:
"The blood of My Son" and "The blood of My first born".
"How do you get to be a nation that bears Gods name?" he asked.
"What did you do with the blood of Yeshuah? How did you treat the blood of Jesus?
What did you do with the blood of My first born? How did you treat the Jewish people?
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!
Written by Donna Taggart and taken from Donna Taggart Ministries:
God really did met with me! It turns out this Event fulfilled the Vision that I had seen back in June 2016, I saw someone in wheelchair under a Chuppah and then the vision widened and I could see where it was sitting and it was in The Great Hall in Stormont. and because I’ve never seen myself as being in a wheelchair I shared this with my daughter and said to her I only know of one person in a wheelchair but I haven’t seen her in years! My poor daughter looked at me in total exasperation with her two hands over her head and said Mum! mum! mum! do you not think for once God might be speaking to you!
I was so shocked! I looked at her wee face and I could have cried, she has journeyed with me all her life through the asthma, eczema, and then the MS. So I understood why she was so exasperated.
Then the next month in my ear I heard, so clearly Michelle Voice singing into the Holy of Holies and it was as though she was right there in the room with me!
However, I still didn’t think He could be meaning ONLY ME but He was and I am now healed words cannot describe what I feel as I watch how our Amazing Heavenly Abba arranged that my whole family and friends to be in NI for this Event not knowing what would happen! God orchestrated this Divine Event and all my were all there with me as Virginia White and her awesome anointed Sh’ma Kingdom Dance Team took us all under the Blood, under the Chuppah and then into the Secret Place which was under a second and most beautiful golden chuppah were Messiah said to me ‘It is Done!’
Written by Emma Freeman
We had rich time of just enjoying our Lord's presence & loving Him with Howard Morgan at Wirral Christian Center...
God was unblocking wells, filling us afresh and commissioning us with the Lion's seal of authority...
Some words from the day:
There are two types of time:
Kairos - the right or opportune moment (the 'supreme moment') i.e. the quality of time and
Chronos - which is a linear measurement of time and where we get our word 'chronological' from.
When kairos time intersects chronos time, you have a significant moment. An event where heaven meets earth and moments we often treasure as we encounter the Lord and His Kingdom.
Something that can keep us from a kairos/chronos collision is our brain. If we choose to rationalise and diminish a karios moment with unbelief, we disengage from it's power and what God is doing. However, faith can 'activate' a kairos/chronos collision. If we simply come to a meeting and choose to believe it is significant purely because we are in the presence of our Lord, we align ourselves for a kairos/chorons collision. Equally, we can come to the same meeting and unbelieve our way to disconnecting ourselves from the kairos/chronos convergence.
They had a prophetic paddle with the word 'kairos' written on it. A word was brought about sailing - the 'attitude' is the direction the boat travels. The attitude of the ship needs to be in the right direction to effectively catch the wind. We need to have the right attitude of who we are. We all have strengths and weaknesses, be aware of your weaknesses, but be at peace with them. You don't need to fight and put all your energy into turning your weaknesses into strengths, just be at peace with them because God chooses to demonstrate His power through our weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11
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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