I am on a train now traveling from Sheffield to London where I will catch my flight back to the U.S. We have had two days of glorious meetings in a small north Yorkshire city called Wath. I was invited by a fellow evangelist named Nathan Morris of “Shake the Nations” ministries to come and minister in their church: “The Father’s House.” It is a church that has been touched by revival and has been experiencing a move of God for the past several years. The people were so hungry and eager to receive from the Lord. I challenged them in the first service on Saturday night to lay down their lives, take up their cross and answer the call of God. A small group of teenagers from the streets had come to the service. They grew apparently uncomfortable as I began to preach and started making a commotion, talking and laughing loudly. I reminded the people that Jesus came for the unrighteous. Soon they walked out of the service, but I know that they will not forget what they felt. The radical message was met with a radical response. Tears flooded the altar, and the fire fell. As we moved through the crowd praying for the people, the glory of God descended on that place and it seemed as if no one was left untouched.
This morning I ministered again and before the message was finished, the Holy Spirit began to move. The presence of God filled the room in a tangible way, and the people were visibly touched. I gave the altar call to the sound of sobs. It was evident that God was doing a deep work and the response was genuine. A powerful altar time followed and once again…the fire fell. I am leaving Wath knowing that God has great things in store for this church and its precious people.
I was so impressed by the ministry of Shake the Nations. It is not often that I feel such a connection with people that I have just met. The ministry is made up of a group of young people who are absolutely on fire for God. They have a deep desire and passion to win the lost that is extraordinary. Nathan Morris, John Wilkinson, Matthew Murray and Becky Hodgekinson, make up this dynamic team that is holding great crusades all over the world. Anyone who has a passion for souls should link up with and support this ministry…I expect to see great things from them in the future. You can visit their website at www.ShaketheNations.co.uk or visit their MySpace by clicking HERE
I am now on my way to Orlando for the Face to Face conference with Evangelist Bonnke for 2 days before heading home. Rebekah and I were able to meet in London and spend a few days together on this trip. We are both looking forward to being home and seeing our children again…It has been almost 3 weeks for me. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us on this trip. God has truly answered your prayers and done marvelous things.