I had this dream last night which was so real. I knew I was in a dream, but my spirit man was alive and knew it was ‘a happening’. I was out of my body at the front of my house, in the early hours of this morning, it was very quiet – not a cat or a dog could be seen. A new Jewish named hostel had been set up outside my house, what looked like a place of shelter for the homeless. I could see men and women putting out their rubbish but wanting to remain incognito.
I could see that my front yard had been swept clean, not a leaf in sight, but alas the two rubbish bins had been removed. I went to look at the neighbours to see if theirs had been stolen. It was only mine which had been taken, both the blue and the black. In the dream I said I would have to report to the council. I thought , how odd that anyone would want to take dirty used bins and with my house number painted on.
This morning as I awoke, I realised it is a word from the Lord and not anything to be disturbed about.
It is not a threat or a foretelling of my natural bins being stolen, but the Lord showing me and saying there will be a clean sweep, all that stands for pain (the black and the blue…)and the rubbish in my life and in the lives of ‘whosoever will’ , be taken away. The hostel is a picture of recovery and restoration and under my/our very nose and in the posh part of the city (second time I’ve had this) . He is at work. What a beautiful Saviour.
When I share my dreams my hope is to transfer the anointing of revelation , dreams and visions. If you don’t want ‘to see’, just discard or let me know…
And here comes the flow and the prayer under the anointing :
So seen, so done. I pray this for you too in the Name of the son, that anything cluttering up your life, the lives of your spouse, children loved ones , ministry , will be removed today in the name of Jesus. Any rubbish, things dead or decaying , be removed in the name of Jesus. Let the thing that graces your house, (spiritual and physical ) inside and outside, be a thing of beauty, a place of recovery , in the matchless name of Jesus. Let the chasm , the gulf that sought to swallow you and mulch you and yours in the dustbin of life, be gone in the name of Jesus. Not a dead leaf shall be seen , not a dog shall wag its tail against you, if the Lord doesn’t say so.
There is no night in the city foursquare. All is life and light.
Your house , ministry is a thing of beauty nothing unclean can enter in . Praying for a clean sweep, new beginnings, a new start in the name of Jesus. Praying for increased wisdom to know what is of God and what is not. Praying that we know where to pitch that tent, when and where to open new doors . Praying for that quiet spirit of peace at the start of this year, the spirit of knowing and understanding. His word today is He has taken it all. It is on his shoulder. We have all we need at our disposal. Don’t look in the usual places , move out of our comfort zones. He is in the business of recovery and restoration. Our God is in control.
Just for you In Fathers Name .
Linda J UK
It’s so nice Lord to get up early to find you.
Away from the noise of yesterday and the juxtapositioning of items seeking to crowd my mind before I even lift the duvet.
Thank you for the peace and balmy rest that I can feel in my soul.
Thank you for removing the nay sayers, the controllers and the accusers from my life.
You have been a faithful Faithful Father, Faithful Friend, Faithful Steed.
You have been there in the highs and the lows
Never judging or condemning, just accepting me with love.
Because of your staying power and your hope and plans for me,
I became as one with you through belief in your word , that says:
What you say, you will do
When we call, you will answer
You are The Way , The Truth and The Life
You do what it says on the can, in the small print -that’s where your are
No pomp, no ceremony, no cheesy selfie
No hidden agenda – just for us to believe.
You never change – ever working behind the scenes
Never early, nor are you late..!!
You are never moved by my mistakes
But you hold me up with your open hands
You garrison angels to catch me if I should fall
You have saved me to the uppermost
You have healed and restored my land
You have opened up and leveled the playing field.
How can I tell of the times you have visited, spoken, led me in the wilderness, fed me through sparrows , prophets and ravens?
How can I tell of the times we have laughed together and I have seen your knowing smile?
No one would believe that you shed light in darkness and reveal deep and hidden things
You have always put me one step ahead of the enemy
You have restored my inheritance
Lord , I thank you
Thank you for the many, many, marvelous things you have done and will do
I have no fear
Whether in this life or the the next, my spirit will always worship you.
I was made to worship you
You have removed the dread from my life and given me supernatural joy
My prayer and praise will always equate to the knowledge of you working in me and through me – I thank you
I thank you , for I could never have done this on my own
I could never have removed the stain or blot of my life and those inherited from the fall
You saw my state , heard and felt my rebellion , my arrogance and pride and yet…. you still wanted me !!!- you waited …just for me !!
Father, I hear your voice and it is the sound of love, love without breaks and the stirring of deep, deep waters. If only they could hear it
I will always look for you in the eyes of a child, in the sound of the heart and the words that are spoken by others,
I will always look for you in the actions received and observed around me
I want to know, who really knows you
I know you are never far from me
I keep a candle lit and burning at my window – day and night
I will ensure there be oil in my lamp
I look forward to the promise of eternal life with you, in glory.
Your ever, loving daughter, from the beginning
Linda J UK
It was such a blessing to be part and present at yesterday’s Connect Conference in Grantham with Jonathan Conrathe of Mission 24 and his team on the 2/7/22.
It is true that the word of God will always locate you . Whilst it was touch and go whether I would have attended the event , I can say with all assurance that I was meant to be there and our Father confirmed his word with signs following. That I was able to attend with my youngest , born again, Holy Ghost filled, daughter, was a testament of the restoration and work that the Lord has done in our lives – some of you know my personal story of how the enemy sought to disrupt and destroy, but the Lord turned all things round for my good.
I am hoping that you reader will access the full messages of both speakers (James Aladarin and Stephen Derbyshire), yourselves via M24 owns site and in your own time.
Here, I will try to precise what those messages meant to me personally and how I see things in this season for ministries and for kingdom. I will always indicate direct quotes where relevant . I may edit and update or an add on over time and as the Lord leads.
When I write , I write by instruction and commission and also with my many years experience of safeguarding and working strategically across diverse communities . It is my view that so much more needs to be done in the area of diversity. The work we do for kingdom can never be about ‘us’ or ‘our ministries’. We need to be careful of cliques, the formation of same , and also ensure that we are representative in terms of the communities we serve, at every level.
Some of us sweat the small stuff , continue to be busy and officious and miss the small important relational things right under our very noses, including safeguarding our relationships with each other and with Father. I include myself in this. It has been said before , that we can be so heavenly minded that we miss the simple good things, we can be doing on earth with, and to each other.
I have heard many preachers in my time and moved and touched by the word in them and flowing through them – but I hear the crystal clear of Father’s heart when I hear Jonathan Conrathe teach and minister and pray and it brings tears to my eyes. I have never been about ‘bigging up ministers either, but I speak as I find. May God continue to bless Jonathan and give him more wisdom to direct this vehicle , M24 (God has clearly placed in his hands ) and into this next season.
Again, I can never do justice to the word and prophetic messages uttered by both James Aladarin and Stephen Derbyshire. That is not my purpose in writing . Paul plants, Apollos waters and it is God who gives the increase. I am cascading and doing my part. As Stephen D opined ‘enlarging our tent is a command, not a promise’. We have to do something with what we are given. We also need to know who we are in Christ.
I have heard James many times before and he remains a sharp threshing instrument in Father’s hands. It was the first time hearing Stephen Derbyshire . That Stephen, confirmed the word above and from Isaiah and elsewhere that the Lord had given me , and in such a beautiful way, was very special.
The church needs to rise up and sing and rejoice for the Lord has done and will continue to do it… He has done it in my life and He is faithful. He is no respecter of persons and He wants to do it in yours. More are the children of the unmarried woman, than the children of the married, because the Lord himself, is her husband – that was the essential message coming from Stephen and the instruction to “Sing’. On reflection, some of us struggle with singing because we have lost our first love. We have become weighed down. We are here to ‘reverse the curse’ – we are ‘reverse of the curse agents…’ !!!! One tool we use is our voice and our hearts and in singing – emptying our cups, breaking off the heaviness and the spirit of timidity and fear.
Most profound was the message from one the ministers (either Stephen or James – there was such an interlink and interchange in the messages) , that it is our lack of prayer that causes the delay in revival. Using the story of Moses and expounding on the time sequences and the 30 year delay ….. (I think I got that right ) in the children of Israel stepping into their destiny . This was as a result of the prayerlessness and not crying out and triggering our angels to carry out divine assignments. I am oh so guilty . James would say that ‘Prayers leaving earth allows things to be released from heaven’ . I know that I am not where I am supposed to be. We need to pray more and strategize more in the area of prayer, before seeking ‘to do’ the many ministry stuff that we are so good at.
That James was able to share his special message on passing the baton – ie the real meaning of discipleship with his own son Justice, spoke volumes to me and identity in the journey I am on with my own special seed, my youngest daughter. This does not come by might or power, but by the working of the Holy Spirit and if we provide the environment for the seed to grow.
Prayer, remains the key and more importantly ensuring we include our Father in what we do or plan to do. James spoke about the anointing upon and within us. How the anointing upon us can crush a man or or a woman, who has internal soul issues, not yet dealt with. An individual can be seen to be doing great things for God but in truth left God out of the picture, a long time ago. The fall eventually comes and can be seen, but not before a lot of damage done along the way. Don’t always judge by outward appearance, or gifting , or ability, or can I say ‘bums on seats’. Judge the heart and the actions of a man or a woman and the fruit. By the fruit, one is known.
What does it profit a man or a woman , if you spearhead or are part of a public international ministry, doing , doing, going going, breaking your neck to touch the lives of foreigners elsewhere, yet find it difficult to stop and hug or greet your foreign brother or sister or look them in the eye, right under your nose?
First things first and it is about love. Father is giving us many opportunities to get it right.
I was convicted during the middle of Covid, that I was praying for the whole world… but had not given much attention to my own birth family…. I am one of nine. Our extended family prayer altar is now 2 years old and growing… horizontally and vertically . It has not been easy and there have been attacks , but we have a baptism next month, not my doing, but by the working of the Holy Spirit, blessed be his Holy name.
Stephen Derbyshire gave us a picture of the ministry he spearheads in Ilford and the important of diversity and representation at leadership level. Secular institutions have been working over the years on this, seeking to get it right (and where I have been pivotal ). It is imperative that the church of Jesus Christ is representative and that we continue to review and examine whether our ministries fall short in this regard.
For sure , there is still a divide between black and white churches, black and white Christians (sadly , I see it… ) and divide across doctrine and denominational lines and as the ministers opined, revival is stymied until we begin to tear down those walls and begin to build better together. It begins with openness, honesty , genuineness and love. This is my view and added emphasis.
What I love about Jonathan Conrathe, is the welcome and warmth and hug with open arms – just like Father..
I had two open visions /impressions as the word was being shared by the different ministers throughout the day. I don’t know how other people get visions or revelation in the day, but I see pictures, they just pop up …. and then I see the word or get the meaning.
First vision I received as Stephen Derbyshire was ministering on Jeremiah 18, was a picture of a man made metallic structure like the Eiffel Tower in shape with a couple of astronauts in big headed helmeted suits, hanging by their hands from the sides of the scaffold. I don’t fully understand what this vision means yet (it will come) but a couple of things jump out right now – the scaffold was man made, they were fully dressed, silver white suited and booted with black visors (that was a play on words and related to visa… ) looked like they got it together, but not going anywhere. They were dangling from the scaffold , couldn’t ascend…. and appeared “Hung out to dry”.
It was Stephen who spoke on the reason the burying place of the body of Moses was never disclosed . It was very interesting and more importantly , the message of the danger of raising up monuments to men or women, when God is on the move and wanting to do a new thing and through new individuals and a new generation. We cannot step into the new when we are hanging onto the old.
Stephen spoke about the dangers of settlers and people bedding down in positions preventing new and dynamic change to come in.
The second vision I had, as James spoke about separating from our past, was a picture of two exhaust pipes – and the word was ‘firing from both cylinders’. This is a good picture and a good word….. Glory to God. I receive it for myself. Who doesn’t want to be firing from both cylinders?
My daughter and I had been praying in the spirit through Derby and Nottingham as we drove down towards Grantham . It is our practice. We drove past the area where she had been ‘taken to live’ many years ago and she was able to remark on the restorative work that even she knew God had done in our lives. We prayed for the significant individuals who had played a necessary part in birthing Father’s plan for our lives . Despite the earlier pain of separation and loss, it was all working out for our good. The ministers in the conference had later spoken about incubation, separation and pruning and it being a necessary, vital and divine work.
The healing anointing and the word bright was released as we drove and prayed and ‘it is time’. The first prophetic utterance I ever uttered as a street evangelist and on the corner of Cemetry junction ,Reading, Berkshire was 7/7/2007 and the word was ‘it is time’. James’ earlier message on what causes delay has significance here – the Lord is waiting on us… !!!! Help us Lord to step up and step in.
The word ‘it is time’ was repeated at points throughout the day including by Jonathan, as he spoke. It is time to ‘think and behave differently, pray differently and be filled with the spirit ‘. It is time for the the word of God to become more alive in us – we need to practice what we preach.
The kings business requires haste, hence this quick reprise this morning. We need not compromise on the truth ,nor fear the faces of men (or women) but speak clearly on the basis of our calling. We need to know who we are in Christ and not to apologize.
The Lord’s heart, eyes and hands are on the UK and there is much work for us to do here. I saw both the faces of the current prime minister, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Catherine) in the spirit and as the day went on. Regardless of your political point of view, we need to continue to cover them in prayer . They are positioned for this hour and by God. As James said, ‘we need to be connected with the urgency of this moment (for the UK) and carry the heart of Jesus in prayer’ . Having stared death in face many times, and fought with the beast at Ephesus (the latter so to speak ) the time for me is now and it is not a dress rehearsal.
We need to always be careful how we listen and how we hear and what we do with what we hear. Mine is about changing my own heart and ensuring I don’t miss it and that I continue to hold true to the assignment that has been given to me.
There may be many lumps and bumps acquired on and in our vessel along the way, but God is willing to start again with us, to restore and remake akin to the remodeling of the clay in Jeremiah 18 – Stephen’s word. If we are to ascend and do great things in this hour , we need to work on self , pride , our own achievements, and man made structures, and let God remake and fashion us. I think this is the message hidden in the revelation and vision of the astronauts and Eiffel – shared above – (see I get greater revelation as I write…). The Eiffel is synonymous with the issue of pride. I am not a physicist, but when one explores further about the space suit that an astronaut wears, one will find that along with the need for a back pack , the suits have tubing which has to be connected to a life source to help the astronaut to live & breathe. In the open vision I received it appears there was a disconnect from the life source (who is God) affecting proper placing, positioning , ascendency and survival.
My assignment is one of prophetic prayer and evangelism, raising and nurturing seed and speaking the truth in love. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer , Glory to God.
God bless , Jon, James and Stephen….. God bless you all as we continue to tryst together for the good of the kingdom.
I am ,
Evangelist Linda J UK
A word on prayer – By Evangelist Linda J UK – 1/7/2022
I want to say something about prayer. I want to do this as I have seen its miracle working power in my life. Someone said it before and I will say it again : ‘prayer is caught not taught’ . You have to hear prayer – that is why open prayer in fellowship and congregation is so important – especially for our next generation.
I first heard prayer in my home when I was about 9 years old. But I used to write to the Lord and hide my script under my bedroom carpet from about 7 … but I didn’t know him. I just found I could talk through my pen and sensed a strange comfort. I would share my heart and my woes….. at 7…!!!
I was present when my mum and dad gave their heart to the Lord when a visiting evangelist called and spoke with them . My mum and dad immediately changed their way of living and separated , they were living in sin. The story around that is for them to tell, (my brith father is now resting) but I was a benefactor of that move and the subsequent prayers that followed.
Conversion and repentance is a ‘turning around’ from the things we once did in our bodies. The people need to know. It’s not just about saying the prayer of salvation.. there must be a change and a desire to continue to change. We also need to put some effort into follow up work . A lot of the seed is perishing on the way side as people are quick to wear titles, but are not really doing the pastoral work necessary – ie the rubbing shoulders the bedding down , the visiting the sick and watering the new plants and away from the cameras.
Fast forward a bit and I am 18 years of age with a baby… but returning to attend church. I didn’t know the God of the Bible ie intimately. I knew the stories and the religiosity, but not entered into a relationship with God.
I remember challenging God one night, i said ‘my aunt says she knows you, my mum says she knows you, but i need to know you for myself. If you are real , I give you until Wednesday fasting morning (the church used to fast regularly on a Wednesday morning 6- noon- and i was always part of it and my days off from nursing- i was giving the Lord about three days to do something) . My dad had ‘house church’ way back then in 80’s we didn’t label it, but we met regularly for fellowship and prayers and fasting.
On the Wednesday morning , fasting was just finishing and I wandered into the kitchen to put the kettle for drinks for the people and to break the fast. As a I stood at the kitchen sink, a wind came in through the window. It picked me up and turned me around and pushed me back into the church area and the altar. I heard a sound coming out of my body ‘hallelujah, hallelujah’. I had not said anything religious or ‘churchy’ …before . I couldn’t stop. I said nothing else but ‘hallelujah’. I knew it wasn’t me but something working inside of me. The people around looked on me incredulously . They thought I had gone mad… From that day on no one can tell me that God is not real . The rest of my testimony and how the Lord has worked in my life and called me out , is covered in my book ‘A blessing happening in our time ‘ available from Lulu.
I didn’t get the gift of tongues until about 2 years later, I wasn’t looking for it . We weren’t taught that it was something to have. I just wanted to be a faithful Christian. I was sincere. My prayer language came during a simple prayer about the meeting to be had with my sister just before we were going into the service. I wasn’t asking for this. My younger birth sister A already spoke in tongues, when praying. Sadly I put the gift on the back burner as again we were not taught its relevance or the power from same. Again sadly, a lot of the young people scattered (including myself) when sexual sin and rebellion was found to be active in the church amongst the leaders.
I am not writing to push a book or a ministry. But it is incumbent on me to share my story. In modern day churches one doesn’t get the opportunity to testify. Spontaneous testimony services and prayers are sadly lacking. Every thing is orchestrated and timed. There is a promoting of gifting and talent and face… rather than letting the Holy Spirit choose and lead. It is such a shame. Prayer is the key and we overcome by the word of our testimony. The Holy Spirit is waiting for us.
The real reason for writing is one of the ministries Father gave me was to write – the scribes ministry – again a ministry that is misunderstood. In addition he told me to pray and to speak and to say. So I am saying… and make no apology. I will continue to say until He calls me home as I also will have to give an account .
I say this with the utmost respect, If I send you an audio recording of prayers , it is not to get a pat on the back … it is to stir up the gift that is within you also. If I write it is to encourage you , I am not looking for ticks or likes…. God sees and knows what is in our hearts and it is He who called me to run. Facebook as been a blessing in many ways to cascade things but there is also an ugly spirit at work. It is interesting if I ever write something frivolous how much attention and open feedback I get . Yet… if i write something scriptural and from the Lord, there is a hush and distinct difference, but I can see who has been peeping…. and who has seen the material… God is watching also.
Iron sharpens iron. Often I get an impulse to pray and to cry out, but it is not my burden. It is the burden of the Lord at that time. The burden comes from the spirit. I have seen the value of letting your children hear prayer and so I write to encourage for you to do that.
Sometimes prayer is uncomfortable on the ear and ardent, but it is what I will call ‘the tap being turned’ . Let it come, let it flow. It is what will trigger revival in you and elsewhere. There is much to undo in the spirit realm.
You may feel inadequate to pray, but start in the flesh and with sincerity, you will end up in the spirit. I often know when the Lord has stepped in and taken over when I pray. I am getting adept at discerning the false from the real.
I would recommend anyone involved in prayer to read the late Rees Howells -‘Intercessor’ and any books or articles by again the late Pastor Yonghii Cho (the latter who I have just stumbled on). For things prophetic James Goll has been a blessing. But of course these names are not exhaustive and I have drawn from many sources. Father will direct the menu for the season for you personally , you just need to be available, humble enough to ask and to receive and to do as He bids.
The writings of Watchman Née greatly move me and you can feel the Holy Spirit unction for the ministry that he was given though incarcerated and with his tongue removed by his captors.
Any material by Derek Prince is also worthy of being in your collection and you can now engage in different modes with his ministry ie audio, visual or reading. We all have different learning styles, (some like visual and some like audio) but the Lord already directed us that ‘faith comes by hearing…and hearing by the word of God’. Romans 10:17 . This works powerfully in the avenue of prayer, especially when we use ‘his word’ and allow the power in us to work.
It is also important that after you pray , ‘Do’ …of his good pleasure. That is faith ‘out’ and ‘working’….!!!
I think I will leave it there for today.
God bless you mightily.
Evangelist Linda J Clifford-Hayes
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Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:
for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons:
He removeth kings, and setteth up kings:
He giveth wisdom unto the wise,
and knowledge to them that know understanding:
He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. Daniel 2 verses 20-22
I have this scripture on my bedroom wall, seeking always to make the walls of my house salvation and my gates praise. I love the written word of God around me – I love to hear Him.
But this verse has been one that I have considered odd or perhaps hard to grasp at first glance.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
Meaning, he gives to those who already have… !!!! It is this bit that has been very interesting to me. You would think that it should say that he gives to those who have not, but in terms of wisdom and knowledge, it says the opposite.
Of course scripture explains and interprets scripture, and we find in Matthew 13 the consistency of approach with the Lord telling us
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matthew 13:12. This is serious and should galvanize us into wanting to seek Him more.
Further, He thrusts
With all your getting – (ie all your prayer requests and petitions),’ get understanding’
There are generic things for the Children of God (things that are automatically ours by right and as a result of the shed blood of Jesus). There are also specific things ie what you are called to do. Your assignment. But all based should be based /drawn from the foundation of wisdom and there is no need to be bashful.
What did you get?
The Lord has spoken to me over the years through the simile of dreams and revelation. This was a promise of the Father and I know he speaks to many in this way too. He speaks so beautifully. I cannot run or walk or make major decisions without his leading and he often shows me which way through dreams – as I have listened , been disciplined in writing it down…. and searched the scriptures , I have learned the deep and hidden things. The illumination, revelation just jumps out and it has been so wonderful.
It is interesting sometimes when you try to share spiritual things, or warnings that it falls on deaf ears or hard hearts, or people just don’t understand, see, or get it …!!!
This was the case for Jesus – many just didn’t get it or Him. He spoke to the people in parables so that ‘……. they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. In them , he said was ‘…..fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:….
‘….For their ‘heart(s) (are) waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matthew 13:13-15
It is not that the Lord is playing tricks on us, but (as the last verse 15 says ) it is based on the condition of the heart, why some hear and see, and some do not. Some just don’t want it or Him.
Indeed at times you can see individuals firmly closely their hearts , eyes and ears – they just don’t want it!!! They just don’t want to yield. Their hearts are hard and impenitent (unbending, unrepentant). They prefer darkness to light. They prefer to run the gauntlet and go the way of Cain (as I often say). One of my old pastors used to say ‘wisdom is too high for a fool’ and chuckle after he said it!!! No one wants to consider themselves a fool and there are serious implications should we miss it.
The Lord continues to speak to us in similes , symbols and parables. He wants men saved. For those of us in the Body, He wants us to be knowing and walking in the light. The Bible says it. It says that it is at the entrance of his word which brings the light, it gives understanding unto the simple ‘ Psalms 119:130.
Those of us who find him, ‘…finds life and shall obtain favour’ Psalms 8:33. He has said , because all things that are the Fathers are his made accessible to us by his blessed Holy Spirit . He will show us things (John 16:14-15) – not to heap it upon our lusts, but to protect and safeguard us and to advance kingdom.
Not only does he wants us knowing. He wants us saved from our destructions. Only He knows what is in the darkness , the traps and pitfalls that the enemy has set for us . Only He knows what is in the light. He wants to help us evade the dangers by saying ‘this is the way , walk ye in it’. We have a good God. He repeatedly sends others to warn us about perils and dangers looming large. He writes the signs clearly in the skies of our times and the whole creation is groaning, again seeking to warn us.
Yesterday , I was so pleased to spend time with my youngest daughter to review all the warnings and words the Lord had given me over the years and where it had led us to now. We can often forget how far we have come and who has led us like the children of Israel, but I urge that you do a review and see how God has spoke or spoken to you. When you do this it is amazing how it is a witness and a testimony; how he has revealed the deep and hidden things; how he has ‘wrong footed the enemy ‘ to bring us to our desired destination and in safety.
Our God wants us believing, healed, hearing , seeing, knowing , victorious and doing of his good pleasure. He has so much more he wants to reveals to us through the spirit of wisdom and understanding.
Today, as I write , I have you (the collective House ) which includes me, on my heart and my thoughts for us and the kingdom , are good thoughts. It is my prayer that in all our prayers and petitions and requests, that we continue to ask the Lord for greater light and deeper understanding.
I know that none of us have arrived to the place of excellency, where we know all things or where we do all things well. We need each other in these dark days and as our common arch enemy, seeks to blind us from Truth. It is however only the humble and penitent heart that is able to see and receive, repent and to continue to grow in grace. May that kind of heart be found in me and in us.
My prayers remain that the Lord continue to order our steps by his light and in the myriad ways that He does. That He (our God ) continues to direct our work and words in truth, that we may win some and ourselves be able to stand.
Lord, peel back the hard skin and the dark places of our hearts and let your light shine in. Increase in us understanding and give us a receptive heart, that we may prove and know what is your good and perfect will in this hour for this, or for that.
We want to see and hear better. Shine your divine light on our dark understanding.
Benevolent God, give us an understanding heart and increase in us your spirit of wisdom. May your spirit of grace and truth and revelation be upon us in increased measure, in this season.
These and other mercies I ask in the precious name of Jesus.
Evangelist Linda J UK
In this dream , I saw a red door but when I looked behind there was a sheer drop which was unsafe in this house . This house was designated to be for a community or to invite communities or large groups of people. There was an open altar in the middle of the floor in the same room as the dangerous opening .
I asked the builders to ensure there was warning signs put up and a barricade before the house opened and the children and young people come in . It was this group( in particular )that I had on my mind in the dream .
I then saw a grey horse walk into where the altar was and started to peel back the wall paper that had been applied . There was someone with the horse (a female) but I didn’t see their features. Clearly this wasn’t a place for a horse, but it had been allowed to come in.
The wall paper looked embossed or with wood chip . The horse started to peel away the wall paper around the altar . I managed to intervene and stop the horse and said it could be easily repaired, there’s not much damage .
That was the dream
Interpretations belong to God but there are a few warning pointers that are easy to see. Let’s have a look together .
The dream should be considered generic I saw nothing that would point to specific individuals or churches . It is a revelation that can be also applied or reviewed for our own individual, spiritual lives .
But what was clear was that the house is a church – or symbolic of a church house or indeed ‘house church’ .
The house was under reconstruction, but some major safety issues needed to be done before the people/ young people came in. The door was painted red. Red is a good colour in dreams and can signify the blood , but behind that door (in this dream ) was a sheer drop. This speaks to me of cover up or using the things of God to cover up traps set , unsound things and or deception or not following thru. It also speaks of foundational issues , points to poor infrastructure and facades within the house.
The house needs a good overall to check for danger points . All houses need this when under construction or renovation .
The bible says that : An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. Psalms 33:17. Simply put, get the horses (nay… the donkeys 😳) just got that … !! out of the house .
Grey (as a colour ) – speaks to me of dullness – neither here nor there or between two points . There’s a wonderful scripture in the bible from the book of I Kings . It warned the people :
‘How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him . I kings 18:21
It is interesting to see (outside the dream ) how many people are using this grey colour in their personal choice for their homes, front door or community things . It is bland and lifeless .. in my opinion 🙃. I have learned over time that ‘As in the physical so in the spiritual ‘. I say : Bring back the royal colours and hues.
Wood chip / embossed – could mean mixture or added elements to make it look better than it is (?) Outside the dream (and as I am thinking through ) , it is unsafe to have wallpaper laid around the altar, where fire would be lit. This is a man made substance and could easily be burnt up or become discoloured.
There is much more to be gleaned from the dream . Including not ‘over egging the pudding’ . What do I mean by that ? The blood was on the lintels of the house , ie it is not necessary to go the whole hog … that is to say , to go beyond what God has already instigated for us to introduce excessive outlandish works of the flesh which is essentially a trap , leads many away to a false route and destruction , through its deception.
I will not necessarily exhaust the dream here . May the Lord open our hearts to the things that might be for us individually and collectively .
I think it is always good to end a dream (especially when sharing with a prayer )
Father , we thank you . You are always speaking to us in myriad ways . You give wisdom to the wise and understanding to the simple.
Father, first we ask that you forgive us for the things we do or seek to build without the necessary foundation or application . Where we may have used your blood as a marker to get people in without the necessary foundations or measures in place to continually safeguard and protect the people as they go about their walk.
Lord protect us from entrapment and snares .
We review all our personal and institutional foundations as we reflect on these things and ask that all that would be burned up by your divine inspection , is rooted out.
Lord we know there should be no man made altars nor mixed states or in-betweens, in your house . Station angels at each and every door to protect the flock .
Station your watchmen to warn . Station angels at your altar to protect the precious souls .
Let every offering be with your seasoning and salt – not impure or improper mixtures.
Lord it is a good thing to want to build a house for you , but let that house, that home , that building be founded and established properly in you .
Some trust in horses and chariots, but we want to continue to trust in you and the simplicity (but divine) shed blood, on Calvary’s cross .
May we be humble enough to consider our ways and make application , where necessary and relevant , when you speak .
These and so many other mercies I ask in Jesus’ name .
Evangelist Linda J UK
Evangelist Linda J UK
I have shared with some of you in one of my hospital video blogs that my current season going in and out of hospital, has been an unusual period of ministry and evangelism, including prayer ministry. Father opened my eyes last year (in the middle of the pandemic) that he needed people on the inside, walking those corridors, praying and bringing his presence.
There were times in 2021 when I could supernaturally feel Father with me on the wards and doing what he does. Indeed, I could feel him from the taxi ride from my home ( so could the drivers -they told me!!!) to the hospital. Those Asian taxi drivers shared much with me, some asked for prayers and received.
I remember one admission when we couldn’t go through the normal entrance, due to the changes that were necessary because of Covid. My daughter couldn’t come in with me and I was dropped by the driver in the middle of the car park to be directed to another new entrance some distance away and to go through necessary Covid screening. I got out of the taxi (with both the driver and my daughter looking on pitifully ). I couldn’t get my slippers on because of the Odema and swelling of my ankles and I had difficulty walking. I had a zimmer…!!! I felt an angel of the Lord stoop down and supernaturally help me push my swollen feet in the slippers until they fit – as if to say, I want you in that hospital and you will go in and you will walk – which I did and with such strength and the absence of any fear.
The new entrance brought me through some places and spaces I had never seen before and as I walked the Lord ministered and showed me his heart for this time. I arrived at the ‘book in’ with such joy, knowing that my help had just come from the Lord.
It has been two long years of going in and out. The anointing draws people and there is the spirit of joy which is often remarked about. I find many (including staff) sharing little snippets and challenges that I then take home and pray about of course in confidence. Some of them don’t know I am praying. What is interesting is that I realize I am one of the elders sitting in my chair (awaiting treatment) as many of the staff group are much younger than I. I often ask myself ‘where have the years gone.. ?’ . I myself was nursing at the age of 18 years and have done many things since then but majoring always on compassionate care , protection of the vulnerable and safeguarding and doing this not only secularly but also in prayer.
There was a particular day in 2021 when I was on a ward when I experienced the ‘holy hush’ many talk about as I was praying in the spirit quietly but audibly (I couldn’t stop it .. !!) The two wards (that I was adjacent to) and the staff , could feel something. I heard a visitor remark, ‘what is that..?’ ‘Can you feel it ? I was singing in the spirit. It was a beautiful moment. The Lord visited. We danced . I was changed.
As a result of insight in what the Lord can do and wants to do in new environments, I go ‘fishing’ each week looking for souls and opportunities to plant and to win some. Sometimes I am successful , at other times I am rejected, am clumsy or I miss the mark. But I persist and am intentional. I continue to want my time on this earth to count and to complete my assignment. He who called me into this ministry will do it!!
Yesterday, I was encouraged to hear of a situation that me and my daughter had been praying about (we have a prayer ministry) and that it had turned out for the better. The individual had been seeking me out of two days to share with me the turn around that they had experienced in this particular matter. I was so excited.
On Thursday, I had another testimony of something I did or said two years ago that had made the difference in someone else’s own spiritual life.
Often what we do we don’t recognize as anything at the time, but it is so encouraging to be contacted later to be told this and see the word unfold in that individual’s life.
I have used this scripture many times this week ‘Paul plants, Apollos waters, but it is God that gives the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6 . We just need to do our bit – let go and let God.
I would always encourage you to share testimony of breakthroughs and healing – it is not bragging. It is how we overcome and of course it is encouraging to those who are praying.
At this moment in time, I am concentrating on prayer and my own prayer life. I am going through my journals. I realise that I have been getting a number of revelations about things happening in our world or going to happen, but just sitting on it. Sadly, I have been in caught up in environments that have stultified and stifled my gifting, as it didn’t fit into the neat little polished program or boxes – I speak of both the church and wider institutions. The understanding of and stewarding of gifts and genuine encouragement is often sadly lacking sometimes as a result of the spirit of competition or jealousy . Often roadblocks have been set up in the House by the enemy and there is, misappropriation mismanagement and much misunderstandings . One sees individuals in positions they ought not to be in. There are false prophets masquerading, but many are blind – remain in darkness and just don’t see.
My responsibility remains one of prayer if the Lord shows me anything. God answers the prayer of his saints and prayer changes things.
Last night I came to bed and expressed in my spirit ‘Lord help me to return to the authenticity of your spirit that I enjoyed so many years ago. Help me to use what you have given me well and know when and how to use it to help, heal and edify others’ . God knows my heart ie whether I am doing it to be seen or that I genuinely care. I genuinely care.
As I lay down on my pillow last night picking up my current reading Prayer Key to Revival by Pastor Cho, my eyes immediately fall on the sentence of a chapter that I am not on …!! It said and says :
‘Neglect not the gift that is within thee which was given thee which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon thee things give thyself wholly to to them, that thy profiting may appear to all’ 1 Timothy 4:14-15 .
Father just heard the prayer of my heart and is speaking.
My writing and reviewing and sharing is a form of meditation. I share not to brag, but to sharpen irons. I share to warn. I too will be accountable.
I see many jumping on the band wagon of titles doing this and that, but you have to know what gift God has placed in you and run with it. One doesn’t just end up in a ministry office, there is a hard, (often untold) journey and spiritual protocol that precedes and follows. It would be my view that if you are leading others significantly and spiritually, it shouldn’t be the choice of a man or woman to appoint you, (because they like you or your face fits..!!!) but you must be called by God. You must be born again, baptized and filled with his Holy Spirit. First things first.
I know that no man called me into my ministry offices. Father himself spoke to me in 2006 and told me who I was – rather who I am . (See my book on a blessing happening in our time for my personal account available via Lulu.com). This calling was subsequently confirmed by others prophetically who didn’t know me and in diverse places. I am called to write and to speak and to say when things are not right. I am called to win souls for the kingdom.
Father is still working His purposes out in me. I make mistakes and stumble along the way, but each day I see and hear of reports that confirm that it is He who called me (I can do nothing of myself ). All my own efforts are dead works without his Holy Spirit – it can lift no one nor save anybody.
I know without a shadow of a doubt that my Father loves me and He knows my name. I hear whispers of his love everyday.
I write this not only to encourage you, but to encourage myself. David encouraged himself in the Lord. 1 Samuel 30:6
God bless you as you run your own race.
‘Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all’ 1 Timothy 4:14-15
Evangelist Linda J UK ❤️
I promised I would summarise some of Pastor Y Cho’s book to Prayer for Revival – to help us with the subject of prayer. I am drawing from the preface and his introduction , making it clear what are my own thoughts and experience . Direct quotes and any scriptures are indicated accordingly. I close with a prayer.
Essentially revival will stem from a church or person who is given over to fasting and prayer.
In a climate where there is much darkness, throne room prayers are essential to break generational, physical and spiritual yokes.
Pastor Cho admonishes that it is not just physical cancers that are attacking people but there is much ‘spiritual cancers’ in and outside the Body.
Time given over to daily prayer will wrought wonders. The Bible tells he ‘he always hears us when we pray;
Praying in your spiritual language helps when we don’t know what to pray and also is the force that helps us to pray and intercede much longer than using our own minds and as the task is great.
Pastor Cho put his trust in the Holy Spirit to guide admonishing us that ‘The Holy Spirit knows the mind of God and can discern the will of God’ for each individual and situation.
Don’t be overwhelmed, give the issue to God.
PATTERNS OF PRAYER
There is a pattern to prayer which I have written about before . Pastor Cho gives his own example which is similar to what I have come to know and find beneficial. I can’t pretend I currently pray those long hours punctuated throughout the day, but I want to start again and review where I am loosing quality time.
Pastor Cho starts with praising God for a good hour and then he begins to flow and cover the rest of the issues government , his nation , other nations , ministries and missionaries and then his family .
He opines that ‘ministry to the Lord must come before ministry to people’. Essentially highlighting that many seek to minister and help others, but they are often drawing on depleted tanks and not ministering with the full knowledge of Christ for that day, that person, that individual or that nation.
‘To react is to allow people and situations to control you, to act is to be in control of the circumstances’
Pastor Cho prays for over an hour in the morning without which he knows he would only be functioning on natural resources and would soon deplete. Throughout the day and facing problems he continues to pray before he acts. He covers the poor tendency of Christians to react instead of waiting , praying and then reacting. By waiting on God in this way , he discerns God’s will in a situation and develops the mind of Christ in his walk and interactions.
Pastor Cho’s disciplines were to pray again in the afternoon – to get away from distractions. He spends over an hour prayer before preaching at his church on Sunday and a further 4-5 hours in praying before preaching to an audience across nations.
He highlights the need for ministers to look at how they spend their time. There is much eating, drinking and surfeiting which eats into the time available to God. The pattern for many ministers is that they go out to eat after and ministry event and fellowship with each other, then in the morning for the ministry they are often too tired to spend time praying when they wake to effectively draw from the throne room for themselves and others.
What I have seen in my walk is some ministry settings is much eating and chatting before church or a called for prayer and worship event thus losing much valuable, sensitive time to draw close and preparing the environment. We need to set new patterns of coming in.
Growth for ourselves and breakthrough for revival will come if we spend dedicated times in prayer and fasting before we plan , act, and minister to others.
DEFINING MOMENTUM AND IMPETUS – MAINTAINING REVIVAL
Let me share some bullet nuggets for you
*’Revival must not only be prayed for them to begin but they must be prayed for to be maintained’
Using the analogy of driving a car Pastor Cho admonishes we must keep up the ‘impetus ’ of prayer not the ‘momentum ‘ – momentum (he shares ) ‘is like having a foot on the pedal but when you remove your foot the momentum is lost ‘ over time and the car will eventually come to a standstill .
*”Momentum does not maintain movement and in time ‘the special visitation from God will end up as a momentum of the past”
Pastor Cho shares the numbers of people converted in his home church as a result of the foundation of prayer that drew them in, in Korea. He encourages that we too in our nation and churches, can have the same success if we have discipline in prayer and fasting –
We must draw away from the crowd and develop an effective prayer life. We must pray without ceasing. We must be filled with God’s spirit when we pray – let the Holy Spirit pray through you…leave your own thoughts and niceties , your own language and understanding to one side. Pray in the spirit and be filled. We must seek to know the mind of our God, on any matter before we preach, minister or reach out to others.
To summarise further and before I close in prayer
🔹 Prayer is done by first praising God to get into His presence and asking for cleansing and confidence and boldness knowing that he will now hear – follow on with covering the rest of issues: government, surrounding nation, other nations, ministries and missionaries and then ones family.
🔹 ‘Ministry to the Lord must come before ministry to the people. There should be a continuous flow for true revival. This takes discipline. Separate oneself to never stopping to pray with fasting. Essentially an overflow of the holy spirit in our lives is needed to avoid drawing on exhausted vessels and those not ministering with the full knowledge of Christ…
🔹 “To react is to allow people and situations to control you, to act is to be in control of the circumstances.”_
🔹 Pray before you act. ~ wait, pray then take action to discern God’s will in a situation and develop the mind of Christ in one’s walk and interactions. Morning then afternoon and evening ie continual seamless prayer – to pull away from distractions.
🔹 Pray before ministering with more devotion to people , an unknown audience or unknown circumstances.
🔹Ministers must look at how they spend their time. There is much eating, drinking and surfeiting which cuts into the time available to God.
🔹 Growth and breakthrough comes from dedicated time in prayer and fasting for revival BEFORE making plans, acting and serving.
🔹Maintenance of revival is necessary and needed .
Father help us as we review our individual prayer lives to start again if we have missed it. Help us to secret away to you to find your will for us and others in this unprecedented time of our living history .
Help us to look at ways to draw away to you and to sit at your feet. Help us to be sensitive when you are pulling us away from the worlds gaze and much activity to time with you in prayer.
We need you Lord more than ever before. We repent for trying to do things in your name without proper consultation with you. We had good intentions, but we want God’s intention Holy Spirit. Draw closer to us and help us to have and understand the mind of the Father in all our affairs. Help us to develop the mind of Christ on a foundation of prayer.
Help us Lord to keep in step with you not to seek to minister to others without our cups being full.
We have nothing to give anyone but our sin , shame and disgrace and we need perpetual washing each day .
Wash us, cleanse us , take away our infirmities. Forgive us when we have failed you. Help us to forgive others so that we may minister with a free and unadulterated heart and do great things in your name.
Our lives, our families, our nations , the kingdom is depending on us to play a pivotal, ground breaking part, starting with prayer in the throne room and developing a daily audience with you.
Evangelist Linda J UK
My blog write reminder has been screaming at me for two weeks, that I haven’t written anything…
The truth is , I gifted my young grand nephew with my old working very good nick , iPad . I was going to trade then I thought someone might use it even for games. The very day I gave it away (I had had it four years) the new one conked out ….. yes completely conked out on the same day. Thank God I had insurance and took it twice back to Curry’s. In the end they had to give me a complete new one as the one I had , had, for just a year had a fault. Hence, the delay in writing and sharing what God has laid on my heart.
Before it broke , I wrote a strong word about prayer cafes I was woken in the night to consider it. I haven’t yet posted it. That one is not for the faint hearted.
Today’s write up is about prayer – I haven’t rehearsed it, it is just finger to keyboard and as the Lord leads. I hope it encourages you.
MY EXPERIENCE OF PRAYER
There are different intensities of prayers and different seasons. There is prayer and intercession – two different types and unction. The spirit of prayer (which the Father gives is the enabler, particularly in the prayer of intercession ) – much of which takes place behind closed doors. However, sometime the Lord will ‘jump on you’ and the urgency comes anyway and you find yourself flying or crying with no previous intention to do so.
I learnt about the spirit of intercession through direct teaching of the Holy Spirit. For years I didn’t know why I would pray with the urgency or the pain that sometimes comes. In the natural I would be feeling okay, not grieving for anything and then the breaking of the waters and the feelings deep within that didn’t come from me. I have been blessed with the gift of diverse tongues – I get one word that I can understand cross culturally but I wouldn’t say that I can always understand the utterance. For me, in the rohee gift, (see James Goll and others for explanation of the different prophetic gifts. ), father often gives one word.
Prayer is work . Prayer is caught not taught. I always say pray as you can not as you can’t. Just start.
During the pandemic, many have been called to pray and I believe there has been an increase in the unction. We thank God for his grace.
I first heard prayer when I was a little girl and when my mum would pray. My mother prays very different from how I pray but you learn scripture when you hear someone praying the Word.
As I said, I was taught by the Holy Spirit in 2005 when I was living in Reading and when I experienced a number of supernatural encounters -bringing me out of religion and into relationship and intimacy giving me my call. I ruffled a few feathers. Here is a Jamaican divorcee, (we get short thrift) praying like an African but in Hebrew… sometimes …. and the queens English… !!!
I have been blessed to spend time with prayer warriors over the years. Those at the fellowship in Reading, Prayer Mountain with Apostle John Mulinde in Uganda. Prayer Storm with James Aladarin and many others . I thank God for their lives, sacrifice and selflessness. My joy has been combining prayer with worship which is how King David prayed. For me don’t pray until you twang the string of the guitar or press the keyboard. Let the Lord dance. There is a process of ushering in which many miss or cut too short.
I know I am not where I should be at the moment in prayer. But God knows my heart and I pray through the night in my spirit when I am asleep.. !!! But I miss the discipline of all night prayers with a fellowship and regularly weekly prayers. I find churches cut prayers but major on other things when it should be about prayers. We don’t need another sermon, with three points and a poem.. thank you very much. We need to pray and to teach people to pray and to intercede . People need to hear prayers and be part of prayers both the pretty prayers and the ‘ugly urgent prayers’ not prayers siphoned off for a select few nor prayers which are perfunctory .
God has been good and I have been blessed to have a mother that continues to pray each day for us audibly (she sends it via WhatsApp from Jamaica… early doors..!!!). and also a daughter that now prays and urgently.
PRAYER – THE KEY TO REVIVAL
Prayer is the Key to Revival – and this week I am reviewing a book by the same title by Paul Y Cho – in writing ,
Pastor Cho shares 27 years of experience of how God moved mightily in his life. He also draws from the experience of what made Finney, Moody , Winfield and Wesley, so effective. Pastor Cho was writing at a time when his church was ‘growing at a rate of 12,000 converts a month’ (and reader that is not numerical typo… ). Coupled with the importance of combining fasting and prayer and making space for the reader to stop and pray through, this is a gift . I would highly recommend a review of this book – that is, if you are serious about prayer and want to continue to grow – none of us have arrived yet!!!! – Of course there are other good prayer books, but this one is rather special.
I will do a precise with citation and acknowledgements over the next few days , just give me chance to digest and regurgitate… !!!
God bless you richly in your renewed, refreshed prayer journey – and ‘No’. you can’t borrow this book !!! I’m a bit like that with my gems… 🙂
Evangelist Linda J UK
Writing as prayer minister