Keynote – The hunger for God deepens
Scripture is our full, ultimate and infallible guide. It is the very Word of God to us. But the Holy Spirit remains our daily tutor, helper and friend. He takes the Word of God, helps us understand it, and applies it to our hearts. Alongside this function of the Holy Spirit is his prophetic ministry to us. No prophecy in our day carries with it the same weight and authority of Scripture. Every prophetic word must be carefully tested by Scripture and the prophets themselves must be lovingly scrutinised.
When a prophecy has been duly examined it can be a helpful voice into our lives, giving us encouragement and, in some cases, direction. We are experiencing the early stages of “a new move of God”. And it is fragile. We must be as open as we can to what God is doing. And we must foster the deepening hunger for God we are experiencing.
As well as hearing from some you who describe what you are sensing and experiencing for yourselves, this issue of Revival Times presents some encouraging words from a key prophetic figure, Paul Cain. My prayer is that we will all grow in our desire for God, lay hold of a deeper experience of him and give him greater access to the inner recesses of our hearts.
Send in your testimony, your story of how the move of God is impacting your life.
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[4 min read] It is a basic feature of flawed humanity to want to control, to dominate, to be powerful. But this is not Jesus’ way. He did not commend the warriors or the rulers, the powerful or the leaders, instead he said: ‘How fortunate are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God’.
Have you noticed in life things get old and wear out? Your jeans, your shoes, your car. We sometimes push them to their very limit, squeezing that very last mile out of them; one might even say we run them into the ground.
[1 minute read] Join Colin Dye every week day on IG Stories for a one minute thought for the day.
Rev Dr Joel Edwards, the former General Director of the Evangelical Alliance passed away after battling cancer. Joel wrote a letter to family and friends before he passed away bidding them goodbye and thanking everyone for their prayers.
Congratulations to Rev Mark Ryan, and his wife Kathy, who has been appointed to Kensington Temple as the new Senior Minister from 16 October 2021. The long search for my successor is over and I will soon be able focus on my wider prophetic and apostolic ministry to the nations.
[2 minute read] Every day, battles rage as nations or people groups try to establish supremacy over parts of the earth. Most people believe that ‘might’ will triumph over ‘right’ in the end, but Jesus suggests something different:
Over the last year, our church family has learnt a huge amount about doing things online, and our work by the ‘Giants’ groups in equipping our church did not slow down. Now, as more and more of us return to places of work, we are reminded of our harvest field with the number of close relationships we tend to develop in the workplace.
[3 minute read] “God is So Good” says Julie as she shares her story of his presence taking her from immobile in her hospital bed back to independent living.
[3 minute read] “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Discover the first steps of your discipleship in the Christian faith as you embark on this life-transformational course.
One night, I was listening to a worship song about being free and surrendering all to God. Whilst listening to the words I began to pray and asked God to feel his presence.