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Healing Life’s Hurts

Two courses at the Chapel you might want to consider.

1. A Beginners Journey into the reality and anointing we carry for working with Jesus for the Healing Life’s Hurts. 6 one day sessions between September and December 2017. 6 Part Healing Life’s Hurts Series II A4

2. Advanced. Journeying Deeper into working with the Holy Spirit to see His Power Healing Life’s Hurts. 6 one day sessions between Jan and May 2018.    Click here for details and poster.

Read below for an outline of what Healing Life’s Hurts is about and why it is so important in the Body of Christ in these days:-

Healing life’s hurts, Inner Healing, Healing prayer ministry, Godly Counsel, Setting the Captives Free, Freedom in Christ, Restoring the Foundations, Healing and wholeness and many other names have been used to describe this vital, central ministry of Jesus to all who come to Him, and us and through us to each other. One name you don’t hear to often to describe this ministry is Sanctification, yet that is exactly what it is.

Scripture talks about husbands helping their wives to 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.  Ephesians Chapter 5. In the book of Revelation we hear about Jesus referring to His Bride that “she has made herself ready”  Revelation 19:7 and many other verses. These all allude to us being made fit for the King and fit for the Kingdom!

The reality is if you have grown up on this planet, and most of your have! You have been hurt, taught wrong things, believed wrong things, and have wrong beliefs and understanding about things that are string and unshakable because they were rooted and grounded in you through your own personal experience through people you trusted. These ‘things’ I have just listed are what we call inner wounds. The are just like physical wounds, but they don’t heal as well. Their affects last for a lifetime, and they produce bad fruit in our lives and the lives of those we have influence over.

It is very clear that a principle part of Jesus reason for coming above and beyond Salvation, Forgiveness of sin, Reconciliation with the Father and Himself, he also wanted to undo the damage that living in a fallen world where sin abounds, and we have all been hurt in different ways by different people, situation, organisation, nations, even the church! Jesus is ready willing and able to embark on this Sanctifying healing journey as soon as we come to him and ask Him to receive us forgive us and receive the gift of eternal life. The problem is this can often be a process and not an event! It may be what he does with you and through all the days of the rest of your life here on planet Earth. Day by day, more healing and wholeness, fresh understanding from him, the Truth being revealed and SETTING YOU FREE from all that still entangles you. So why was this not all dealt with at the cross? It was, it is being, and it will be. As far as our account with Him is concerned in his ‘out of time-ness’, it’s already in the bank. For us we received and evidenced a huge portion of this when we gave our lives to Jesus, but there are still imperfection, in-forgiveness, bitterness in some people even after they have been saved. How can this be? One fact is certain. It is the case. In simple terms it seems that the job is done, but is being done and will be done. One of the problems individually is we do not do what we say will do when give our lives to Jesus. He knows that though and covers us with grace until the time when we and he are ready to deal with the issues that remained after the cross. because we would not release them. We held onto them as our free will choice! The upshot is it is as plain as the nose on your face, there is still ‘STUFF’ that is not yet as it should be, and it’s affecting, you and others and your relationship with Jesus. He wants to release you in all of these areas. It was for FREEDOM he set YOU FREE! The deal was abundant life! I’m still journeying into that life and enjoying every life changing moment as Jesus heals me and releases me and widens my horizons and leads me into a green and spacious place.

That’s why this ministry is so important. It is the finishing off phase of your journey here on Earth, and it will form and profoundly affect the way you minister Jesus to others and what they see in you as you do what he has prepared for you to do. To God be the Glory. Want to know more?   Click Here to access a series of A4 topic pages on common issues and how to deal with them.

 

Alan and Sue Vincent

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

 

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.

Heart Trouble

We heard of man who in 2000, after many years of a chronic heart condition, again became seriously ill. Seven specialists in 4 hospitals in different parts of the UK had confirmed his condition and diagnosis. Princess Royal in Telford re-affirmed the same diagnosis. He went down hill, his family were called. He was asked to get his affairs in order, the outlook was not good. The condition was not treatable! He had already (one week earlier) been registered disabled, they had taken his driving license from him, and told his employment must end.

At 2am that night, aware he was terrified of the outlook and, despite his faith, he did not want to die. He felt something very strange going on, he then slept deeply and woke in the morning recovered! The four doctors at the Princess Royal were astounded and had no explanation. They checked him over and said he had the heart of a 16 year old! I can testify that this guy, Barry, earned himself a new nickname from me after his new heart: I call him Tigger! That’s what he is like. He is so full of bounce and energy and life-he’s embarrassing! He is great. He gives God all the Glory, honour and praise. Since then he has worked for the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen in Peterhead and Malag in Scotland and is now (wait for it) bricklaying in South Shields. Barry is in his mid fifties! He is a registered Minister of the Church. He and his wife Sue are now Pastors of a Church in the North East. Praise God from whom ALL BLESSINGS FLOW. Like a river!