The unparalleled, unprecedented favour of God

The Chapel was full, the worship team were ready, the desire to give God the praise and glory for all he has done was tangible.

The Bible always seems to convey to us that when God’s word is read or preached, we should expect there to be signs and wonders. The hallmark of Jesus teaching was that the ordinary folk recognised he had authority. In many instances it was the miracles and the healing’s that gave evidence of this authority. The proof that God was at work in and through him.

If you would an additional encouragement of Graham Cooke said about this favour on his people who receive the message of the early verses of Isaiah 61. Message on the unparalleled, unprecedented favour of God….

Then come back and see what happened HERE in Chorley over some period of time and is still happening.

 

Our Country Needs Us All to pray for unity and wisdom!

The Election Result means we must have a Government of agreement and co-operation to go forward together. Lord; Release wisdom and unity in these days.

Our Prime Minister has called a General Election for some very specific reasons. Yet the disunity she asked to come to an end as we deal with the issues before us as a nation, has hardly appeared on the agenda! Our First meeting to pray for Unity, Wisdom and Healing of our Nation was an encouraging success.

We will be meeting every Sunday at 4:30, even after the Sunday Lunch Gathering on the 7th May to pray for the United Kingdom, to Unity! As this was and is the primary reason for the calling of this General Election.

You may remember Mrs Mays announcement, if not refresh yourself at the reasons our government called this General Election. To get rid of the disunity we are all sick of.

Could she have it any clearer? If you are going to fight on behalf of our nation, you need the support of the instruments of Government setting all part differences aside for the greater good, and a unity that is essential for the negotiators to be assured of. She clearly feels she has the support of the people but not Westminster. We are also seeing the true colours of our ‘brothers and sisters’ in Government in Europe!

I’ll add a link to an amazing song so right for these days.

A nation that when united in it’s purpose can achieve great things. Even with it’s allies the FREEDOM of Europe. The United Kingdom fought for six year at enormous personal and national cost to liberate the people of Europe from an oppressor. Now we are asking those same people to release our nation, and realising that the obvious nature of our ‘friends’ in Europe is less than honouring to our hart felt and long expressed dissatisfaction with the direction our brothers and sisters in Europe are taking. And we are not the only nation who feels like this. We pray that our God will release a tide of wisdom, unity at this special time in our history, and we will see this nation come into a unity the like of which has not been seen before.

On this occasion we could see a United Kingdom where not as a result of conflict or pressure or even kingly succession, but by the heart of the people, we come together as one. Nation willing to be part of a greater nation and resulting is truly United Kingdom formed of the choice of ordinary people in every nation of the union. How wonderful would that be!

So Please! Pray where every you are for the unity of the united Kingdom. If you are local to the South Shropshire area and would like to join us at any of our meetings at 4:30 each Sunday until the 11th of June, you would be most welcome. Why the 11th of June? To celebrate the result we are praying for. Unity and wisdom in our nation,  Amen?

A few of Scriptures that are worthy of some thought:-

Proverbs 14:34a in the NIV says:- Righteousness exalts a nation….

2 Chronicles 7:14  in the NIV says:- if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

We hope to see you if you feel led to join us and pray 4:30 to 5:30pm each Sunday through to the 11th June. God bless. Alan Vincent

 

What followed was a Celebration of Healing

We heard first hand testimonies of people in Chorley and the surrounding area that had been miraculously healed. And by that I mean people who were chronically ill, with incurable, untreatable conditions were, in a matter of minutes, some in hours or weeks, some in months, TOTALLY healed, restored, made new!

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7 v 14.

Asthma

We heard about a lady who uses inhalers to combat the effects of acute breathing difficulties. A condition that has gone on for many years. God prompts, we pray, she testifies! Massive relief, much improved, thinking of stopping her medication completely but tailing it off at the moment. Why? Jesus loves her, this I know.

Can God Heal Cancer?

We heard of a lady with cancer, Pat, who at God’s prompting was invited by her daughter, who was invited by the writer who was prompted by God to take the daughter to a meeting in Telford where a Canadian speaker was preaching. We went. The Power of God’s Spirit in that meeting was tangible. I was so concerned for Penny and Pat as the Power of God was being revealed that they were a little shocked, and sensed their discomfort and surprise. I offered to take them out as I feared they might want to leave. Pat said NO, I want to see what is going to happen here. A call went out for people with cancer to be healed. (Don’t forget Pat was not invited by me, it was her daughter who invited her, all I was sure of was that God prompted me to invite the daughter Penny.) Pat went forward with Penny running after her in her wake. The speaker Jim Paul, walked straight up to Pat, pressed a fist firmly into her abdomen, (how did he know where the tumor was?) and commanded the tumor to wither and die, and come out in the name of Jesus!

AND THEN!

Ten seconds it took. Pat convulsed as if coughing something up, fell to the floor, Penny sat with her for 20 minutes. When Pat finally stirred, she looked at Penny and said, “It’s wonderful, it’s wonderful, it’s wonderful”. She was still saying this when Penny eventually managed to recover Pat to her seat.

“It’s wonderful,” Pat said again.

“What’s wonderful?” I asked.

“This warm glow all over me. It’s wonderful.”

The doctors pronounced Pat in remission. (She still is! Praise God.) She has lived a full and exiting life since becoming a Christian a few years ago, along with her husband, her daughter, her daughter’s husband, and many other members of the family expressing a serious interest in the things of God. She has done an Alpha Course and has become a house Church leader in the Bridgnorth area, and has now moved to Machynlleth in West Wales. Watch this space!

Update 23/12/2006. Pat just popped in to see us. She is living in Wales has a B&B Eryl House B&B and has joined Tywyn Baptist Church. She is a picture or health and shows the JOY OF JESUS in every way. Bless you pat. Thank you Lord!

Another Cancer Story added April 05.

A friend of our family was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. He and we were devastated. After much prayer, heartache, soul searching, highs and lows, fear and trauma, prayer and despair he went to visit a Church in Nigeria where some amazing healing had taken place in recent years! He was healed! To God be the Glory.

He was tested also! Another suspicious object on a scan! Down into the pit again, climbing out he chose to believe God over his circumstances. Some weeks later despite the medical profession trying to soften the blow and prepare him for the worst, dispite our friends insistance he was healed, and would not chose to believe otherwise, the diagnosis eventualy came. All clear! No problem, scar tissue only. There have been other mountain tops and deep valleys along the way. So much so this amazing nakedly honest story has been written in a book. It is available from Wesley Owen. (ISBN 1-85078-620-8 http://www.wesleyowen.com   search for the authors name Musgrave.) It is called “My heart will choose to say” by John Musgrave. Bless you John.

Don’t you just love seeing the enemy of our souls loosing ground in Jesus name.

And yet another Cancer Story added late 2006.

At my Baptism God gave me the verses from Acts:-

Acts 2 v 38 ….. “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

In my Spirit I knew that promise was for me, and for my children. You see my late wife was the last of a long line of her forbears to have breast cancer and although we did not know that at the time, was also to die in her forties. Her daughters then 8 and 16 lived there lives under this curse. But I ‘knew’ that at that time the curse was broken and I spoke that out at my baptism. some 14 years later, my daughters were agonising over recommendations for double mastectomies, all kinds or radical preventative treatments and the like, and I just gently reminded them of what I ‘knew’ God had said.

Then the option of DNA testing came along, they both went for it and my youngest’s results came through first! She did not have the defective gene!!! Praise God for he is GOOD and faithful, what joy inexpressible. Yet what about the older daughter! Still no results. The statistics were mounting against her, why was it taking longer, it must be bad news and so on. Then the results came. She did not have the gene either. Such a faithful God, How majestic is your name. We Love you Jesus. Thank you for the gift of LIFE! Thank you for the gift of life expectancy for my two daughters now released from the curse of expecting cancer to take them in their forties.

Alan, the Pastor of Chorley Chapel Dec 2006.

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