Sunday, 25 November 2007

Glenda Rufus Prophesies at CCK - July 2007

I have often wondered why we don't take more care to record and remember genuine Spirit-inspired prophecys. There are many many Macarthur records of the bad and the spurious - why don't we remember the good and the wholesome and the encouraging!? I'm not alone - Jesse Phillips my good friend from the USA has wondered this too. Let us not forget that Ginny Burgin prophesied at Together on a Mission 2006 that we must;

"Prophecy! Prophecy! Prophecy to the wind! Prophecy over these dead souls that they might live! Proclaim to these dead souls that they might rise up and live! Call upon to these people to stand and then call upon the wind to come! Call upon the mighty powerful wind of My Spirit to blow! Call upon the very rock of My breath to come and bring that which was dead to life, to come and bring death to be overcome by the power of life. Prophecy and proclaim to those that are fearful! And let those that are fearful rise up a great and vast and mighty army!".

So I hope that by recalling and transcribing this prophecy from Glenda Rufus to CCK that I am fulfilling in part Ginny's call. I know that the word was for CCK in Brighton but we can all gain much encouragement and much prophetic motivation (as Rob himself taught in Hong Kong) by reading the genuine prophetic. Here it is and the audio is available here;

"This morning while I was praying Rob went out for a run and so it was a good opportunity for me to have a quiet time in the room and as I was praying for the meeting and for this church, I just felt the heart of God wanting to commend you - it is a commendation that He had for you. And I am sure that many people come and give you commendations but I would like to share this one with you.

I felt God was saying to you this morning that the younger generations have faithfully guarded what has been handed down to them by their fathers in this church because they have known the price that these men and women have paid. These men and women have stood in the face of opposition, against public opinion against the Word of God and they have fought for biblical values and they have fought to see God's kingdom restored in this age and they have cried out.

I believe that God has heard the cries of the people and the leaders of this church and they cried out to see revival in their day and I believe that this church is going into a season of reaping. You are going to see this revival! I felt so clearly it was a season of reaping for you. You have sown and you have done the sowing so faithfully and you have done it year after year and year in and year out and you have not see the fruit of what has been sown.

But the time is coming and you are in that season now - that season of reaping - and it is harvest time! I felt that so clearly that it is harvest time - it is promised time. The promise is going to be delivered God says - it is fulfillment time! The Bible says we wage war by the prophecies given. You have waged that warfare and you have stood on those prophetic words and now the fulfillment is coming. I believe God would say it's not a time to waver in this timeand say "Is it going to happen?". "Is it going to come?". We've stood and we've stood!

This is not a time to waver but a time to be very bold in this season that God is bringing you into and I believe it is like the season of the book of Amos if you read the last chapter of the book of Amos. It is an Amos season for you and it is an overtaking season for you - a new wine season that God is pouring out on your people and I just wanted to encourage you with that word this morning".

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Living in the Presence of God DAILY!!

One of the challenges I have been grappling with since coming back from Hong Kong is something that Rob Rufus said;

"If I don't experience the Presence of God daily then I get lonely".

I am so provoked by this comment because sadly I have settled for experiencing the Presence of God on a yearly basis if I am lucky and if Brighton or Stoneleigh was particularly good and blessed by the Spirit's Presence that year. This isn't enough! Here is a clip from Rob Rufus addressing the Mobilise crowds at "Together on a Mission 2007" dealing with this fact.

May we ALL be provoked by this and stop settling for less than our inheritance! There is no need to be jealous of Rob for expressing what he did. Let us be provoked - Rob would never claim to be a "special selected" individual! He is simply taking the promises of God as they stand and claiming them. Let's follow his example and his lead! Let's press into the Glory-Cloud of the Presence of God!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

"Holy Spirit - Names and Operations" - Part 8 - "The Glory-Cloud!"

It is absolutely staggering to me that I posted last night on Ern Baxter speaking about the "Glory-Cloud" ... then I used my day off today to listen to and take notes from Rob Rufus's latest sermon and he too was talking about the "Glory-Cloud!". I know that every sermon to me of Rob's seems to be the "most amazing sermon he has EVER preached" - but this one really is!

I remember at "Together on a Mission 2006" that Rob described to us something that puzzled me at the time. He said when you go up a spiral staircase you see the same things from higher and higher angles. This is becoming true of my experience in listening to sermon after sermon of Rob Rufus's. I am finding that I am beginning to understand and see things that he has been saying since I first heard him in Brighton in July 2006 and experienced the power of the anointing upon him - but am now slowly beginning to understand. Rob starts the sermon by making some comments about the "Grace and Glory Conference" - which is obviously still fresh in the church's mind.

CCI, Hong Kong – Sunday 4th November 2007

I got so drunk watching people in the Fire Tunnel that I didn't need to go through it myself and was amazed at how our church members would pray for people and drag them by the ankles out as they lay in a heavenly supernatural coma.

A church can transition so quickly in the anointing!

The Salvation Army started in the fire of God under General Booth and brought social change into the United Kingdom and had great influence in human rights. They weren’t just spirit-filled people but really made a difference and uplifted the quality of life for people. Today the Salvation Army were called the “holy rollers” but are today only concerned with social and ethical issues. They used to have stacking boards on which they would lay people who regularly fall into trances and would fall under the power of God. Today they don’t need stacking boards – isn’t that sad?

Every movement which started with fire ended up in conservatism and religious bondage and religious control.

I have started in the fire for 30 years and I am going to get worse and I am going to get more on fire and more open to the manifestations of God.

God is going to start a move which will never go back into the flesh again but will stay open to the Holy Spirit.

I always feel sorry for people who come into our meetings but hope it will calm down. They don’t understand that what they see as wild – I see as tame! Because;

My problem is that I have read the Bible about full of awesome signs and wonders and miracles and people dying in the services when they lie, angels, the glory coming.

In the glory things happen quicker and good and bad things happen quicker.

The only hope for the world is a book of Acts church back in the earth again.

By stepping out in your comfort zones you have released another level of intimacy with God and realised another move of the Spirit in your life if you groom it and nurture it and give your time to it.

Once you hear God’s audible voice in your heart and experience His Presence you will want it again and again. Every day I stand in the Presence of God. There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t feel the Presence of God go through me and the glory and tangible Presence go through me like electrical currents. Once you experience it once you know the address of the glory. If I went ONE day without Him I would get so lonely! And I am looking for other addicts! The greatest power you can have is in the power of the Most High! It is addictive to stand in the Presence of God. Encountering Who God is – His manifest Presence.

If I can’t have Your Presence when I go to church, what’s the point of meeting together? We can meet together when we go to a football match? If we say we go to church then we are gathered together unto Him and He should have the meeting and do what He wants in the meeting!

When God turns up people fall and shake and demons come out. People think that makes others nervous and we don’t want to offend people – so we don’t want God to be free or to show up so that people show up. So what you have there is a club not a church! God keeps reminding me that;

The numbers thing is an ego thing for pastors. When numbers are down we feel all insecure, when they are up we feel all flattered in our ego. They don’t care if people are walking with God or not – if there are bums on seats we feel happy! The purpose for church is not to have as many bums on seats as possible, but the purpose for church is to have people equipped with God, full of God, know the realms of the glory, know the Voice of God and do the works of God in supernatural signs and wonders! Otherwise people are just there to flatter the pastor.

Is bums okay? You can say behind! We will say “posterior”. We can’t say have “guts” – you have to say “intestinal fortitude!”. God promised multiple congregations all over this city if we stay faithful to pursuing His Presence.

They will be mixed all over this city and we will come together once every two months to worship and we will worship with thousands. These thousands will be filled with the Presence of God and we won’t have to apologise and say “I’m sorry – an angel showed up”. Read the New Testament! Angels showed up all the time! It is weird that angels don’t show up in places today! Can you see it?

What do we need? Lots of preachers! Because at the moment I can’t be in two places at the same time. But teleporting is coming! Be here and there at the same time. Really you can dream that you were preaching in Beijing and then two weeks later get a letter from Beijing saying “Thank you for coming”. It’s happening right on the earth today with people I know!

Can you see it? Congregations all over Hong Kong full of His Presence not pastors apologising for asking them to do the ridiculous. If we played the conservative then we would have many more people in this building. They don’t want God because they are strangers to God and are familiar only with religious traditions and ceremonies.

One day we will have to get all those congregations together in the place where they hold the rugby games in Hong Kong. That is the legacy for which we are in Hong Kong.

We will want to embarrass and offend the Pharisees and make them bite their teeth! Jesus healed people on the Sabbath right under their snotty noses! We have got an effeminate Jesus in the church right now riding side-saddle on a donkey. We need the man Christ Jesus back!

Testimony of a man who after the CCI service last Sunday drove away with gold dust on his pants! It’s not for the saved but unsaved so our word goes out with power.

Reading a letter from a lady from South Africa who came to the Grace and Glory conference; “We were actually in heaven singing to our Beloved Father standing at the throne. Are you guys missing an angel? I seem to have brought one home with me! I was sitting at home terribly jet-lagged and saw something moved out the corner of my eye. There was a huge man standing in a track suit there! He was very real and not a figment of my imagination. I know angels are always with me but I’ve never seen one till Monday night”. Then this one; “People arriving for pre-service prayer walked straight into the anointing and people began to laugh and cry. The spirit of prophecy began to flow and people began to prophesy about the grace and love of God, open heaven. The church erupts in applause and praise. For another hour the power of God came even stronger and almost after 3 hours church ends. It is the most significant move of God that we have ever had and we are so grateful to be part of it”.

One more here; “Words out! Those that didn’t make Hong Kong are jealous! I’m getting two to three calls a day to connect and catch something of what God did. There’s no going back now and need to prioritise and make room for Him to move in my life in glory”.

The Glory of God. (Habakkuk 2:14). Felt God speak to me very clearly that as He has taught us about grace – and I have learnt more about grace in Hong Kong than ever before. It has always been God’s will to raise up a grace generation in Hong Kong. Many understand grace in this church more than some church leaders around the world. We still have much to learn about grace and there are more wonders to learn!

God has said that NOW is the time in which He will reveal His glory to this church and He will do so quicker than He revealed His grace for grace is the revelation for His unfading glory.

We are still in the series – the titles and Names of the Holy Spirit. We are looking at 1st Peter 4:14 where He is called the “Spirit of glory”. “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea”.

The glory of God is God’s manifest substance and essence in tangibleness. God is everywhere but God is not manifest everywhere. God is in every part of the earth but if He doesn’t manifest then no miracles happen. You can be where God is but if He is not manifest you will not get healed or hear His voice. If God doesn’t manifest then people will all go to hell. People go to church, God doesn’t manifest His glory and there are no signs and wonders or miracles. God was here – sure but He didn’t manifest.

(v14); “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea”. It didn’t say the earth will be filled with the “glory” but “the knowledge of the glory”. This is revealed knowledge. This isn’t about reading the Bible and getting knowledge about the glory from it but having revealed insight from the Spirit of God. Has this prophecy been fulfilled? Do people everywhere have they got profound knowledge about the glory of the Lord? This prophecy has not been fulfilled because it says that the whole earth will be filled! This is being fulfilled in our time. In this period of history when people die and go to heaven and God says “Did you know about My glory” – they will not have an excuse.

The glory is a cloud and we need to know more and more about the secrets of the mysteries of the glory. We need to know how to manifest rain from that cloud! We need the knowledge of the glory to see the mysteries of the glory unveiled!

For a move of God to be a move of God it must keep on moving! If you are in a church that is pursuing the Presence of God then you must keep moving! You can’t miss months and then pop in! There are still people operating in the old move and yet wonder why they are like the older brother – jealous of the current.

The past won’t take us into the future. Be very worried when meeting older pastors because they are professionals in the old. God doesn’t move that way anymore. That frightens me. The earth is about to be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God! Everyone will have an opportunity to be filled with the knowledge! They say “There’s nothing new under the sun”. The glory isn’t under the sun – the glory is the heavenly realm! There’s a lot new in the glory that has never happened under the sun! The clouds of the glory are constantly changing! Every meeting will have different types of glory and we have got to (as priests) say “Lord teach me of the glory”. You have got to start to read the meeting and perceiving which angels are present. That doesn’t mean that we are weird!

There are new glories! There are new signs and wonders that have never been seen in the earth before! The Word of the Lord came in the conference “Don’t camp here – don’t stay here – there are new things coming!”. (Haggai 2:6) is a prophecy for now and Hebrews 12 repeats this prophecy. “In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land”. Is the heavens referring to where God lives? God’s heavens are unshakeable! This refers to the 1st and 2nd heavens. Paul spoke of being taken up into the 3rd heaven where the glory resides. The atmospheric heavens and the 2nd heavens where the demonic powers live will be shaken. The seas will be shaken and the dry land will be shaken. There will be a lot of shaking going on and we are seeing the signs of it in the earth. God says;

“I will shake all nations … and I will fill this House with glory says the Lord Almighty … and the glory of the latter house will be greater than the glory of the former house declares the Lord Almighty”.

In the middle of everything being shaken He promises He will grant peace to a place that is His temple and that is very attractive to a world that is being shaken. People are out there and just want a happy little marriage. That’s all they seek. That will be shaken! Some people want a nice career and a nice home. That will be shaken. Some people want a nice little church and it is sterile and you can keep your false dignity intact and they don’t want signs and wonders and don’t want stinking sinners to come into the church. That is going to be shaken. And they will blame the devil! But I suspect God is shaking! We have lost 80 people due to contract changes in this church. People are re-locating to nations and are equipped to go and do something. If all you want is a happy little life and home – by the promise of the Word of God – it will be shaken.

The only place of peace and gold and peace and prosperity is in the glory! Everything else is coming down!

There is a fresh new apostolic wave coming to the earth and too many are set in their ways and are calling themselves apostolic but are inflexible in their wineskins. God is stretching until His people become flexible!

Many leading apostles in the earth will be 17 year old – men and women.

There is a season of quantum leaps taking place and your brain cannot keep up with what God is doing. God is speeding things up! You can operate in the heavenly realm or the earthly realm! From the moment I arrived at this church we were speaking of heavenly churches! Too many are teaching earthly principles which are too slow. In the glory everything speeds up! Adam and Eve walked in the glory but sinned and fell short of the glory and now the earth was cursed. Because of their sin everything slowed down. In Genesis 17 God said that as long as the earth remained there would be seed time and harvest time.

That is a principle declared under the curse. But in the glory the harvest will follow instantly from the seed time.

You give your tithes and offerings and suddenly as you get home your bank account has instant finances that you didn’t earn or put in. You go to get people saved and as you get there those people felt instantly the glory and got saved! I prayed for thousands of people at Brighton and I got tired. There is a difference between Acts 2 and Acts 4. In Acts 2 they were praying for everyone and laying hands but in Acts 4 they said “Stretch out your hand”. If you can get into the glory in your faith and operate out of the cloud of the glory then people will get healed instantly and without effort. It doesn’t mean we don’t lay hands on people anymore but that is a lower level of the glory.

In space craft – the craft breaks through gravity and into the earth free zone – into a realm where they can stay there as long as they want and it is effortless rather than a plane that flies at 30, 000 feet with effort.

Most Christians are content with the Presence of the cloud and are happy it is hovering over them. They never think to tap its Presence for harvest. The Presence of the cloud presents possibilities for harvest. We know that anything is possible when the cloud is hovering over us.

In order for a cloud to produce rain, it isn’t enough for it to be seen and felt – there must be atmospheric pressure in the air to cause rain. It is true in the spiritual as well as the natural.

How do we get rain from the cloud of the glory? (Hebrews 11:3) – God created from nothing from nothing and made something. Don’t believe that – God created with something to make the universe. This will open up a whole new realm to us as a church. God created with something and made something. What He did create with was invisible. It doesn’t mean nothing – it was out of the invisible realm or the glory realm. He used two things to create – the substance of His glory and sound. He created with sound – words – His commands. He spoke starts and universes into being. The latest research suggests that the universe is expanding. They have done research on rocks and heard sounds – beautiful melodies - at the levels of protons and neutrons. But they listened to cancer and heard disjointed sounds and no melodies. The universe was “formed at God’s command”. What was seen was made out of the invisible.

The sound of the voice of God came and the glory substance manifested in the visible. Today we get healing miracles and then you get creative miracles and then you get signs and wonders. What is a healing miracle? A healing miracle is an ear infection that gets healed. A creative miracle is when you don’t have an eardrum and a miracle creates it. What else is needed? The voice of God. If you want a creative miracle you can’t just walk up to someone and say “Let there be an ear drum”. You can worship and praise God and wait for the glory to hover over you. Learn to know when the glory Presence comes and that substance is the invisible Presence which creates new things. You don’t quote logos at this point but you can’t do a thing till the glory Presence comes. Say “new teeth are being created now!” – the substance of the glory has got the power to see that new tooth grow into being.

We are going to see instant weight loss! Why would God want to instantly take 100kg off people? That is happening now! It can’t all be fake! Why would He do that? It’s a sign and a wonder! There are people battling to lose weight and the Father says “I can do this!”. The angels destroyed the Amalakite and those same angels can destroy cellulite! You can’t have a meeting and declare in your name!

If God doesn’t say – then don’t say it! The glory comes by worship and intimacy and say whatever HE says! This takes us into the realms of possibilities that are outside our faith level. We don’t need that kind of faith – we just need to come into the glory and ask “Who said it?”. If God said it – then I say it and the substance of the glory causes the miracle!

Have faith to pray for certain disorders and diseases – such as scoliosis. But don’t have faith to walk on the water yet! Or eyeballs that don’t exist to be made! God says “I will fill My house with glory and when My glory comes there will be peace and you say what I tell you to say and I will form it by My creative power”. We should develop and work into this. All people have to do is go through the frame. (Ephesians 2:10) – “Good works He has prepared in advance for us”. Say what HE says and people will get up and do something. They had to do something – they had to step out and lower their nets. The first law of thermodynamics means that anything created cannot be uncreated and so the energy is there in the universe! There is a “looking anointing” – look and see what God told him to say and speak. “Look” and see flesh come on the bones.

You can’t say what you want – this demands intimacy with God! You must know how to worship God so that you know what He wants saying to be said. Speak rain! And there will be rain! The cloud as small as a size of a man’s hand is on the horizon now – don’t wait for a bigger cloud! Go look – go look – go look with faith and anointing! If He says “weight loss” and look for the results, the evidence. Check – check – what have you got to lose?! Weight! All 10 run and even if 1 gets saved or healed then it is still a sign and a wonder! Why wouldn’t God want to put hair back on bald heads? Why is God bringing the gold dust? Why is God bringing the oil? Show off the signs and wonders but NEVER THINK THAT THE SIGN AND WONDER IS A SIGN THAT HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN SOMEONE ELSE. It is a sign of His grace.

Say “Father I want to enter into the realm of the glory – not by the sweat of my brow – but I want a portal of glory to enter over my home so there can be a peace of God over me and my home”.

Monday, 12 November 2007

“Holy Spirit – Names and Operations Part 7”

CCI, Hong Kong – Sunday 28th October 2007.

I am sorry for the quietness over the last week in terms of blogging. I have been extremely busy with my new job at the Children's Hospice as well as preparing to move out from Scott's mum's house into a new glorious house of my own! Furthermore we lost internet connection for a while (and you don't miss something till you don't have it!) - but will be buying a new internet wireless router in a few days or so.

But I have been busy typing up more of Rob Rufus's sermons and basking in the freedom and wonderful revelation that they bring. This sermon was the one he preached the Sunday after the "Grace and Glory!" conference concluded. I was there sitting near the back and I confess I could hardly keep my seat! The wonder of the grace and love of God and the freedom - the glorious freedom - that it brings was just heavenly! So I pray it brings release, a sense of God's Presence and love as you read it.

"Law and legalism will want to talk you out of the supernatural move of God. Pharisees are so worried about flesh – yet they will never need worry about it for they are already in the flesh! We need the fire of God! I will never stop a move of God again – whatever the cost! We cannot have unfading glory without the New Covenant grace. In a move of God don’t stop preaching and teaching – revivals have come to a stop because preaching has been stopped.

Conferences are to stir our faith but we need to guard the deposit that God has given to us. Don’t let anyone talk you out of it! Go with the Holy Spirit.

They mocked fringe and fanaticism yet it was central to Jesus. He moved in signs and wonders and cast out demons. The Holy Spirit is the Eternal Spirit. He will set you eternally free! There is so much legalism in the church because we aren’t reading the Bible in context and with Old Covenant lenses. We are turning the love letter of grace into bondage. In the re-born nature all “have-tos” are off and are transformed into “want-tos!”. We are free! Totally! Legalism tells you that you aren’t free and gives you a price for it. Every offering – ask the Holy Spirit what He wants! Out of the freedom of open heaven, Abraham started tithing.

They didn’t tithe to get the blessing – the blessing made them want to tithe!

Moses covenant is based on a standard that will only bring a curse on your life. The power of the blessing supersedes your weakness! It is bigger than your failings! How much do you really want to sin? When your sin and grace meet in a boxing ring then grace always wins. (Romans 5:19) – I am constantly in an infallible obedience! He perfectly kept the law on my behalf. You cannot balance grace – it is extreme! No more do we come to God in self-righteousness. (Colossians 2:8) – “See to it that no one takes you captive”.

People will want to take you captive!

(v10) – “You have BEEN filled” – past tense. (v13) – “God made you alive”. He came to make dead people alive. (v13) – “ALL our trespasses” – past, present and future. Oh but we have to confess sin to get right to Him – well I don’t know! But nothing, nothing can separate us from the love of God! Jesus Christ disarmed the powers and authorities. He cancelled the written code of the 10 Commandments.

There is no more issue of sin between you and the Father – past, present or future!

“Lord I thank you that even though I sinned, I am still seen as righteous in your sight and He has never disobeyed and while He has never disobeyed You see Me as righteous!”. (Romans 1:5) – says that we walk in the righteousness of faith – not law! (John 16:7, 14:30) – the Prince of the World is Satan. Satan didn’t realise that he would be judged when Jesus died and disarmed him. “Our good”. We have an advantage today that when we walk in the earth – for we have the Counsellor and that enables us to do far more than the disciples when Jesus was in the world.

(16:8) – “He will convict the WORLD”. Not the Church! He can’t convict you of any sin for your sin – all your sin – has gone and was dealt with on Calvary! When you start feeling oppressive guilt that isn’t the Holy Spirit but a demonic spirit that will send you to an asylum. (v9-10) – The sin is unbelief in Jesus therefore He will never convict us because we believe in Jesus. What does Jesus do at the Father’s side? (Hebrews 9:11) – He offered up His blood once and for all having obtained eternal redemption. He cleanses our consciousness from sin consciousness. (v15) – “Eternal inheritance”. The only basis for which you can be seen as a sinner under the Old Covenant.

The church is going crazy under the law – broken and weary. The devil is disarmed when you are under the grace of God. To sustain the freedom of this conference you must know truth! Truth will set you free! (Hebrews 10:1) – The majority of Christians come to church feeling unclean because they’re under Old Covenant thinking. When we finally get this truth – we will go mad with joy! This message will go mad with joy! (v3) – In sacrifice a reminder of sins! (v11) – “Sacrifices can never take away sin!”. (v12) – “One sacrifice for sin … by ONE sacrifice He has made PERFECT forever!”.

You don’t change by keeping laws and rules – you truly change in the glory! The Father isn’t interested in behaviour modification but heart transformation and one day you will see victory! (John 16:10) – If you aren’t making Pharisees angry then you aren’t becoming like Jesus.

You embrace the grace message 100% and you will come into a place where you hear the voice of God daily and come into His Presence with ease! God does not communicate with you on the basis of your holiness but the way He sees you – as perfect forever!

He offers up that blood to make us perfect forever and ever. The judgement that the Holy Spirit convicts us of is that Satan is being judged. The Holy Spirit is telling us that Satan is disarmed! God will judge the devil for tempting you to sin but He won’t judge the devil unless you have revelation.

Read the Word of God through the lenses of New Covenant grace – we only need to know the Old Covenant to see how wonderful the New Covenant is.

The law is a composite one-ness. Break one and you have broken them ALL! “He will bring glory” – by blessing you. The Holy Spirit will never depart from you – that is Old Covenant to believe that He will. (John 14:11) – The Holy Spirit won’t leave you because you are perfect forever.

Nothing is criticising or condemning you from heaven because you are perfect forever! Once you see this – you can’t get deceived anymore. You need to go on a grace diet!

Grace people should be gracious. Parents should never ever do this to children – “You won’t listen to me? Okay then I will leave you”. We are thereby teaching our children that if we don’t behave then God will leave us!

Some things stop Him from manifesting – but it isn’t your sin! He will stop manifesting when we accuse the Holy Spirit of the work of the flesh or the devil!

The anointing in us will discern the truth! We will know when there is a demonic shriek. Whenever the Holy Spirit comes in revival there are three things that may manifest. Demons (which will leave) – the flesh or the Holy Spirit. In the church we have too many people are in the flesh – conservativism controls the flesh! Welcome the Dove! Allow Him to do whatever He wants!

Friday, 2 November 2007

Rob Rufus - Final Main Session at Together on a Mission 2007

I suddenly realised that I forgot to type up my notes from Rob's final session at "Together on A Mission"! Oh the shame. So on the final Saturday before I left Hong Kong while I was waiting for Allen I spent a happy few hours re-remembering the awesome teaching and impartation that he brought in July. Here's the notes:

"Acts 9:1-28

The Presence of God came powerfully in the room as I was preparing to speak - and it began to remind me of things in the past. Dad was an atheist and Mum an agnostic. We had no legacy of faith in our lineage. I was a 5 year old boy with no expectations at all and the Presence of God came on me and instantly I knew it was God.

When God's glory comes on you - His favour and manifest goodness comes on you and you feel so special not because of what you have done but because of your intrinsic value on high.

So I became a very strict Atheist - celibate even in marriage - and sleeping on a concrete floor. The Presence of God came in upon me again but this time in a Hindu temple. This time it terrified me! I felt so convicted every day that the Presence came on me for 3 months. One day with clay from the Ganges River smeared on me and in a monks robe I realised Who was chasing me and said; "Jesus I give up running and surrender my life to you".

The pursuit of my life became the Presence of God - never to promote seeking power because that will lead to unfulfillment because He hides His power in His Presence.

When we pursue power on it's own you don't have time to live a normal life and you become irrelevant, weird and insane. Men who worked in a higher level of anointing are men who we least want to be like! But Jesus was fun to be with!

We are about to go into the most unprecedented move of God's manifest God's glory - we are poised as a generation to go into the fullness of the Book of Acts not because we're more holy but because of God's timing.

In God's glory He strengthens your innermost being with might so you can be full of the measure of all the fullness of God. In the Presence of God His hidden power comes out. The Old Covenant was fading glory - a ministry of death and condemnation and fading glory. The glory of the New Covenant comes with a spirit of liberty, freedom and grace! (Hebrews 10:1).

We are about to go into manifestations of signs, wonders and miracles but we need to know how to handle it. You will never be satisfied with the power - only with the Presence of His Person. In His Presence there is fullness of joy and in His right hand pleasures forever more - somewhere we have to give ourselves permission to believe it.

(Acts 9:1). "A light from heaven" - that is the glory! God always speaks in the glory. Even when we have an encounter with the glory and get saved, we still need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. "Immediately" - a word of the glory! When the glory comes on you you are in the "NOW" of God. His glory is the eternal now! Cynical people always ask - "What is the point?". Because if it is God there is no point asking what the point is because there is always a point with God!

Some Christians are more afraid of the devil than they are of God so obsessed are they with counterfeit signs and wonders! The true prophet sees the future and becomes the future in the now - in the glory realm. But equally in the glory realm we can see the past and go back - "He can redeem the years the locusts have eaten". What does it mean when it says "He will renew our youth like the eagles"? Maybe in the glory we will age slower!

David in his taberacle went forward in the glory to the New Covenant era! Anointings do not become "used anointings" but rather waiting in the earth to be used. Restoration releases the anointing that came to the earth and were underused and pushed aside by a Pharisaical approach.

When God sends an anointing and it isn't used it doesn't go back to heaven but waits in the earth for a generation to seize it and use it.

William Branham was baptising thousands when a bright light flashed across the sky and hang there for all to see. He had three pillars in his ministry - be able to interpret what the sickness was. He could see visions (remember these anointings were never lost). People never saw him miss a correct prophecy once. Yet he, A A Allen, Jack Cole all died early because jealousy, compatition and legalism all set in. The Faith Movement was hi-jacked by "Name it and claim it" and an obsession with wealth and riches. God wants to bless us just for the sake of blessing us!

There were many angelic visitations in the 1970s but the church blocked it with cyncism and angels went back to heaven to await a generation who would accept them and their ministry for what it is.

Toronto was marked and ridiculed and that mighty blessing went. A restoration of apostles and prophets came in the 1990s and was mis-used with dictatorial leaders abusing their flock. We must read Old Testament prophecies about the New Covenant! "The House of David will be the house of God" (Zech 12:8). The House of God will be so full of God that it will look like God full of mighty warriors like David contending for the supernatural and not being afraid of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Rob Rufus Loses it at Brighton 2007!

This was a hilarious clip from Rob Rufus's first main session at "Together on a Mission 2007" in Brighton where he seemed to just ad lib! Enjoy ...