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Over the last month, it has become quite obvious that King’s Church in Cambridge is experiencing the activity of the ministry of the Spirit in a new and exciting way. The church has long been a place to witness genuine charismatic gifts in operation and to learn how to improve in their use, but the last few weeks has seen this move to a different level. Week by week, and certainly not just on Sundays or in church meetings, men and women are being confronted by  Jesus Christ, who is dramatically healing the sick, touching lives for the good, and speaking through revelation and wisdom gifts, leaving some guests quite shocked and having to re-evaluate their worldview. People are healed by the laying on of hands, a simple petition, or even a brief but persistent prayer over the telephone. Prophecy is spoken with love, humility and accuracy, many times including some ‘impossible to know’ information. As Paul wrote in First Corinthians, the guest who enters finds “the secrets of his heart… disclosed” and “he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you” (1 Corinthians 14:25). It is not as dramatic as that at Cambridge but certainly close.

I had the privilege of being at the Church over the weekend. I am its former Minister. The anointing, for those who believe that they can sense such things, is obvious as soon as the service begins. I don’t believe we should call this anything like revival – it is very small, and in fact, it is just the church ‘warming up’ to that which should be normal Christianity after all! But I do want to encourage anyone in the Cambridgeshire area who has a deep emotional or physical need, or is hungry for the reality of God’s Kingdom today, to pay King’s Church a visit as soon as possible. Personal miracles aren’t guaranteed and never are, that would be foolish, but a presentation of God’s love and power is. You’ll find out when you get there.

To God be the glory!

Spirit Level

Posted: May 1, 2013 in church, healing, holy spirit, prophecy

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Whenever the Holy Spirit is at work, supernaturally, in a local church, His activity always inspires a broad variety of reactions, both from inside and outside of the Christian community. It is comforting to consider that this was exactly the same during The Acts of the Apostles. For example, speaking in tongues is met by some with mockery (“They have had too much wine” 2:13); healing the sick and miraculous acts led to hostility (“They threatened them…” 4:21) and even fear (“Great fear seized the whole church… No-one else dared join them” 5:11-13). Pentecostals should not court controversy or be insensitive to guests and seekers (1 Corinthians 14:23), but it should not come as any surprise when a genuine move of God produces fear and opposition. Thankfully, Acts also affirms that the Spirit-filled church is likely to also surprise and impress a sceptical world (“They were astonished…” 4:13) and to grow numerically. Luke records: “More and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number” (Acts 5:14).
Let’s believe for that too!