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.
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
5 days before our planned trip to Israel, we woke up to find 10 of our group no longer had flights (we booked with Monarch). Lord, have we heard you right? Were you really calling us to Israel this time? We heard His confirmation, so we found new flights, but this time we had to fly through Istanbul with a 9 hour layover...
“Ok there’s got to be a reason you’ve got us going through Istanbul, what is it?”. I felt led to look at YouTube and found a secular video about Istanbul the seemed interesting. The man on the video said that the Bosphorus Strait was a ‘Gateway’ between Europe and Asia, I knew that was what God wanted me to hear! I phoned Ginnie who told me that there is significant evidence that the 10 tribes of Israel went through the Bosphorus Strait."
Rosie shared this with the group and we prayed. John and Diane had an encouraging word for us as they saw an arrowhead landing on heavy armour and piercing explosively through and opening a way into enemy territory (the spiritual forces of darkness) for others to enter after you. They felt we were an arrowhead landing in Turkey and opening a breach, a gateway for the Kingdom. Thank You Lord!
We arrived at Istanbul, most of us shattered from a week of many trials, BUT it is an honour and a privilege to be a part of what our God is doing, so before we did anything else, we prayed and listened to find out exactly what to do while we were there.
We found space in the airport at the gate. We did a few prophetic dances and interceded to call back the tribes from the nations to worship the true God. We opened the Gateway.
"People from Iran can come here and learn about the Lord because here (although still restricted) there is more freedom than in their own countries. For some, when things happen in places like Iran (Persia) they have a different view than most - they see it as a blessing because they know they’ll be able to go to a place with more opportunity to learn the ways of God. There are also more opportunities for women & children who have no voice in their own countries. These refugees are His harvest."
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!
Virginia White, Emma Freeman & Rosie Smith
We went on safari in Murchison Falls National Park. Seeing elephants, giraffes, lions so many wonderful animals, it looked like the garden of eden! At the place we stopped for lunch, our waitress recognised Hannah’s name and voice - she had heard us on the radio and wanted to let us know she had been encouraged!
Then we went onto the Murchison Falls...Wow! We watched and worshiped as long as we were allowed (we had to catch a boat across the Nile to get home).
Watching the water we considered the consistent power of God pouring out. Here are some of the things we meditated on:
The power of His presence when we look at the water that purifies and so energises us!
The power of the water images the power of God. The pouring out of His Spirit every second to cleanse and to fill us. That the power surging from God is available every second of every day. It never stops. The inquiry is whether we will just receive it, or not?
We wondered what caused the water the water falls. Our guide told us it was due to the narrowing of the rock so that all the water was squeezed into one point creating the dramatic water fall. This is like when God squeezes us by leading us through the narrow way so that His power would work through us.
On our way out of the park we got see another facet of His power, but that’s a story for the next post...
In the evening we prayed for lovely sisters Blessed and Margaret under the Chuppah! The presence of God was beautiful. What an incredible privilege, and loved each other!
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 Emma Freeman
We felt it would be good to take our wings as a prophetic act and to silently pray over and hear what the Lord wanted to say about Stormont and Ireland.
While listening for what was on the Lords heart for Ireland, I heard Him say He wanted to release joy. I felt Him say to do this prophetically by offering a 'drink offering' to Him of prosecco*! I also heard the song 'Joy' which sings 'We're choosing celebration, breaking into freedom... you're the joy, joy, joy, lighting my soul', which I thought was a great song to celebrate to as we did this. I then realised it's sung by the Rend Collective (who are Irish) - how apt!
*A few of us thought it might be fun to bring prosecco along to drink with lunch but it was far more fun to offer it to the Lord while dancing joy and celebration of our Lord into the land!
Written by Virginia White
Whilst we were in the desert of Israel, I heard the Lord say…. ‘You have to go backward to go forward!’….. What does that mean???
There is a ‘Liminal’ space often in our lives, a time in between, a liminality of being in a state of suspension. A transitional period or rite of passage where the person lacks social status. A threshold between two planes, a period of transition leading to new prospective. A liminal state! The time in between assignments, the times before a couple get married is a liminal state. Twilight is a liminal time, a wound is in a liminal state, hurting but not yet healed! We frequently find ourselves in this state, where the danger is that we become ‘frozen’ ’ and become permanently ‘ liminal’ and therefore unable to move forward or backward. The state between two trapezes s as you leave one, but haven’t caught the other yet… the scary zone where we dare not stay too long!
So on Gozo, a small island off Malta, I had decided there couldn’t be any milk because there weren’t any cows! Desert rocky scrub and no fields except for a few cereal crops! No milk!
One day walking out early in the morning mist, I heard a cow moo! Where are they then?
Then my Lord spoke into my heart: ‘The fact that you don’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist!’ So I am guilty of assuming a great deal that is not actual fact, because I can’t see it!
The explanation was myopically simple…. They live in biers! It’s too hot to graze and the Gozoan’s wouldn’t waste their tiny space grazing animals, it is a tiny Island.
The past morphs into pathways of memory, some good or bad, and we leave them there… what else can we do with them?
So in this place of retreat, every morning I walked the same deserted road leading towards the sea, although all roads stopped far from the edge of the dramatic lime stone cliffs.
There I heard the words, ‘ I will show you a lost memory’ so not being very retrospective I didn’t much relish having to delve into a ‘lost memory!’
Then came these words… a very deep root of ‘abandonment’ before your life time, your mother was not ‘safe’ neither was she able to deal with being ‘put aside’, not only in her parentage, but in her Jewishness, and here is the tie: ‘Stella my beloved may not fully understand – but you must! Your seeking and longing to help the broken and abandoned is from this root! The abandonment has followed you. Broken relationships, marriage, abandonment, your own son knowing the same abandonment, this thread so far unbroken is running through your family to take away this deeply felt truth. You have to receive yourself, if you want to receive deep revelation from God… you have to receive yourself without the lies that say, ‘you can’t… who do you think you are… you can’t hear, because you are not acceptable.’
God was saying ‘ you offer me your heart, let me break your heart with healing, so that this echo of abandonment rampaging through your mothers and sisters and sons lives. I am going to pour in my healing ,so that you can receive and accept yourself without this heavy weight clinging to your family, and know that you are anchored into a sure hope, that this chain is at last broken! I have selected this time for you to stand in the gap for your family. ’
‘For the son of man has come to save that which was lost! ‘Matt 18 v 11
So I prayed the prayer… in your name Yeshua I break this chain. At that exact moment there was a huge boom!! They were blasting the rock in the next valley, but for me it was a confirmation of Gods power to break this dark power! Suspended in mid-air, unable to move on, our saviour has broken the chain!
To receive and know HIS deep abiding love, you have to receive yourself, so that like a master trapeze artist, our Yeshua catches you, and you are safe!
Yeshua is here, someone who is the destroyer of darkness, to ask Jesus to break the chains saves you pounds and dollars in therapy! ( as Howie often says) To know his very great love! To know we are not abandoned we are loved by one who knew ‘abandonment’ who is irresistibly drawn to our brokenness, and took all our ‘gunk’ upon Himself!
So below is an altar in the desert….. with all the stones of my Sh’ma ‘ dancing’ family. I needed to share with Rosie the tears and power of the desert moments, so we prayed over all of you, and placed a stone on the altar, for those even to come in the future. We danced ‘Who Am I’ and a victory dance! We are not abandoned, we are ‘sought out’ by a loving God. We pray that you the ‘living’ stones….will know this deeply. Gen 49 ‘ Blessings from above, and blessings of the deep!’
Hosea 2 v 14 ‘ I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness and speak comfort to her. I will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.’
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
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