Thursday, March 26, 2009

Maelstrom!!

I love the random and many ways that God speaks to His children! It's unexpected and it proves that there are no formulas to a relationship. I've been finding this past week very difficult missing out on the "Glory and Grace Conference" in Hong Kong - although it's been helped by rejoicing with my three friends - Julie, Lydia and Ursula - and the God encounters they have been having.

I was playing Scott's Wii and my favourite new game; "Starwars -Force Unleased" (yes I'm a nerd!). Essentially you are a character who has the ability to do different things to defeat your enemies. And one of the more powerful abilities is called a "Maelstrom". I was using it to defeat a crowd of enemies and I felt God begin to speak to me. Here's a video I took demonstrating the two different ways. You can gather energy for a short small burst or you can take longer to build up power and then release it in a blast that scatters the room.

video

Here's the essence of what He said to me;

"That while it was and is My will that you went to Hong Kong and indeed receive everything possible from every portal of glory - I can and will work this together for good. If you had gone to Hong Kong then you would have had the glorious experiences of letting loose everything that has been burning in your spirit for the last few months or so. But now you will find that everything that has been burning in your spirit will continue to burn and grow to a greater degree and a greater dimension than you had even realised was physically possible.

In My economy I have designed encounters with Me as high points and they are to be loved and appreciated, but to miss one is not the end of the world. For I have many others planned and in store and in mind to surprise you with. For it is My delight to see you desperate to draw close to Me. And there is no Old Covenant dictate that you must draw close to Me and only then will I draw close to you. No! Rather the New Covenant glory is that it is by My proximity, My closeness, My passion that you feel the longing to reciprocate and open your heart up to Me and encounter Me.

So continue to allow this passion and desire to grow! Let it circle you, you fear it will drive you mad for longing - but that is love! My heart burns as I see desire for Me! And then ... when the time comes there will be a loosing of that desire in a powerful rush of glory that will demonstrate to all that I am not merely a God of the intellect, a God of the cerebral. Rather a God who delights to verify His Word with signs and wonders and miracles!".

Never treating the prophetic with contempt - I found that all very encouraging. But I still felt stuck as to where to go and what to do in terms of continuing to receive from God. I'm not really sure whether to go to Brighton this July still to "Together on a Mission". There are no visiting speakers putting me off. I'm just not sure about the Driscoll-esque sort of direction.

But then my answer came! I got an email from City Church International and it stated;

"The next two Glory and Grace Conferences will be happening in Durban (South Africa) and Holland (The Netherlands) this year in 2009. More details will be out shortly upon confirmation from the hosts. The Hong Kong conference last week has been amazing... gold dust, oils, fire tunnels, healings, revelations, prophecies, etc... what an amazing time!".

Holland! This year! And there's going to be another "Glory and Grace Conference" actually in Hong Kong next year confirmed! So it looks like hope will not have to be deferred for much longer! What an awesome God we serve.

9 comments:

Jon Sidnell said...

Holland, eh? Hmm, depending on timings and likely costs, I could well be tempted to jump across to be there too...

Dan Bowen said...

Excellent! Let's try and drum up the Europe representation and make it knock H.K clear out of the water for wildness!! :)

Ursula Kuba said...

I'm definitely in for Holland.....oh yeah....and enough time to save...and its a cheap flight!

Dan Bowen said...

Yay .... does that mean we can get drunk together!? The rumours I've heard about your behaviour in H.K - you are a bit of a lightning conductor and I wanna be sitting right next to you!! :)

jul said...

Yay Dan!!! Yeah, definately sit next to Urs haha! But if she has her glasses off she won't know you're there...

Ursula Kuba said...

Jul...telling tales again? lol Take it you have arrived safely! Dan....you are sitting next to me! I sit on the floor in front...because i wouldn't stay on my chair anyways...and its safer for everyone involved! ;-)

So.....anyways.....firstly you have to sit next to me.....and secondly....I'll have a specs catcher...they go flying quite frequently....though I'd be more worried about dodging my head...hmmmm

Me - lightning conductor? WHAT TALES HAVE BEEN TOLD!!!???

OK so we will have to start plannning! Coming back to control has NOT been fun...Julie I need to talk to you about Bertie Brits Online Church thingy.....

Oh Dan....had so much fun...I promise I'm going to mail you soon about it all....lots of it I won't blog about as it is mostly personal....but wow!

Dan Bowen said...

Got all those points on board Ursula! But frankly if you hit me, I'll probably just go under the power again so do what you like!! :) And on the floor sounds a highly excellent plan!!

So ready to meet up for impartation ... next week is good for me too - off all week! And meeting up with Pete Day on Tuesday if that's even better in London!!

lydia joy said...

This is awesome Dan!! I am so happy for you - you must go!! And am happier if you and Urs get to go together and meet and have some fun!!
Ursula, Ursula, what can we say.........you are quite the wild woman, back bends and all!
Can you mail me too?????

South Africa is calling my name..........if not this year, then next! Those South Africans are on fire!!!

Nick Cameron said...

Dan - if you need a bed Tuesday night just yell...........
Nick x