It is the middle of the night here in Palma… another night that challenges sleep – there is so much activity in the atmosphere, with many religious spirits…
I had a report from Rob & Aliss Cresswell (Chester) who are pioneering in Blacon, nr. Chester, one of the top 3% deprived areas in the UK. (Amazing how wealth and poverty can co-exist.) I was very challenged and blessed – signs of the kingdom are both social and supernatural. I asked for their permission to add it here and so an abridged version is here. Be encouraged.
Rob & Aliss write:
Hi. We knew 2009 was gonna be a good year, and as soon as January came things started hotting up. Last week we heard Rick Joyner talk about having a miracle per day, so that’s what we’re going for (to start with), and here are some recent stories…Just in the past two weeks:
The Lord showed us that a delivery man coming to our house that morning would get saved if we prophesied to him. The doorbell rang and we were quite nervous! The parcel wasn’t even for us; it was delivered to the wrong house, but we told the guy that God showed us he’d been having a bad time for 2 months and things were getting worse in every area of his life. We felt that he was searching but didn’t know what for, but it was Jesus he was looking for. The man was quite taken aback and emotional and said it was all true and he ended up getting saved!!
Slipped discs healed
A friend of ours from School of the Spirit rang saying she’d been in bed for 2 weeks with slipped discs in her back and felt the Lord tell her to phone us. We prayed for her over the phone but when we hung up, the Holy Spirit told me to put my hands out and he was going to take me in the Spirit to her house. I closed my eyes and pictured myself laying hands on her back and I saw oil coming down over her. The next day she rang me to say after she’d hung up she felt like I was in the room and sensed oil coming down over her back and she was immediately healed and got out of bed! The virus that she’d had left too.
The Cafe is a miracle in itself! We wanted a cafe at the parade shops in Blacon. There is no cafe and there are 18,000 people in Blacon. Blacon is in the top 3% deprived areas in the UK. We stood at the shops and asked God for a building. The council said we’d never get one as there is a long waiting list. We were specific about the building and also told the Lord we wanted it for free. Praise God, a year later we now have a building rent free for 2 years. Next door to the Spar at the Parade. We opened last week and it’s going really well. Click on the link here to connect to the website and watch a video of the refurb
Teenagers freaked out by God
We had our first Sunday morning teens group in the cafe. We were talking about words of knowledge when a local teenager started banging on the window outside. We let him in. He’s a notorious troublemaker in Blacon. We started to prophesy to him and said ‘Something happened to you yesterday and you were in serious trouble and panicked. And you’re still scared now. It was yesterday wasn’t it?’ He looked scared and said yes, how did we know? We told him that God was there and He just told us about it. He said ‘God was there?!!!!’ and went white. He then asked us to pray for him. We went outside and he told his two mates ‘They just read my fortune and know everything about what we did yesterday and God was there!!!’ Then they were all freaked out! We explained that it wasn’t fortune telling, but the Holy Spirit. We ended up praying for his broken ankle that had just come out of a cast but wasn’t healed. Straight away he was able to walk on it OK and the next day when we saw him he was like a different person, polite and quiet, and said his ankle was still healed! We also prayed for the fire of God to get the three of them!
Another broken bone healed
On Friday a group of 5 lads came into the cafe for sausage baps. We started to tell them about Jesus but they were very skeptical and didn’t think He was real. We told them about some of the healings that we’ve been seeing but they didn’t believe us. One lad said his arm was broken and hadn’t healed properly and it hurt so much he couldn’t move it. He let us pray for it. The glory came down and they could all feel it. Suddenly the boy we were praying for said ‘that’s weird’ and started to move his arm up and down. He said ‘I can’t do that’ as he moved it about and said the pain had all gone. Then they all asked us to pray for them. They said it’s the best cafe in the world and are gonna come back regularly!
Yesterday the teens group practised praying for healing in the cafe during the church service. We then all went into the main meeting and they laid hands on people who needed healing. One guy who was deaf since an operation on his ear 18 months ago, felt his ear pop open and he can now hear perfectly! And a lady with a painful hip that had kept her up in the night and then had to sit down in the meeting because of the pain was healed too. Also a guy with a spine complaint was healed after receiving a word of knowledge at School of the Spirit last week.
Prayer in the Supermarket
We started talking to a lady in the supermarket by the teabags about Jesus. We ended up praying for her and were thrilled to see her in church on Sunday. She said we prayed for something that was about to happen to her a couple of days later but none of us knew about it when we prayed!
New Life Blacon Community Church
We started 18 months ago with 17 adults and 5 kids and now we have more like 60 people including kids. God’s really blessing us. We have been praying for more spiritual mothers and fathers to look after the new Christians, and that’s what’s been happening.
School of the Spirit is still going well every Friday night. People come a long way to experience the presence of God. We’ve had some amazing worship times recently and guests like Keith & Sanna Luker, Godfrey Birtill and Sean Feucht have all left deposits of glory and fire! We’ve had people saved, healed and delivered just in the worship times, with gold dust appearing, and orbs and feathers…
Love Rob & Aliss x
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