Thursday, 29 May 2008

Julian Adams Prophecies Over Rob and Glenda!!

While at the Newfrontiers Europe Conference, Julian Adams brought a weighty prophecy for Rob and Glenda Rufus and City Church International in Hong Kong. You can hear the audio from Rob's "Testimonies from Europe" - it's about an hour into the recording. Here is the transcript;

"I feel that in this atmosphere of God pouring out His Spirit - I feel the Lord has been giving me a word for Rob and Glenda - if you will come and stand here. I wonder if some of the apostolic team guys will come and stand alongside them. Rob - the last time I prophesied over you, I saw an angel and tonight the angel has been walking up and down the stage. The royalty of heaven - the protection of heaven is on you and I felt the Lord wants to speak to you about a new season you will enter into over the next 3 - 6 weeks. It's going to be a season of incredible visitation. It will be a season of incredible encounters. I saw you heading away in the room and out of the norm that you have been used to. I saw the Lord begin to visit you and I believe it is going to be with revelation from His Word - in this next season there is going to come a sharp prophetic word that is going to move people into a new experience of the glory.

But I felt God say you will encounter Me in some ways that would seem to many other people as irrational and out of the box. You will encounter Me in some ways that are going to challenge even some of the most experienced charismatics. Because God's going to visit you. I see the Lord encountering you in the secret place - it's almost like I see you in the secret place and it is like I see you eating scrolls from heaven because there's going to be a word coming to you that will become a part of you that you will begin to prophesy and speak into that will begin to cause a new wineskin to come to many movements. I believe the Lord is saying that the next 3-6 weeks are going to be weeks of incredible encounter - you are to get ready!

They are going to be encountering weeks. I felt the Lord showed me your church and I felt the Lord say to me; "Even as David had some famous men join his army, the Lord would say that I am going to give you famous men and women in your city. I am going to give you influential businessmen and women who will join your church and will flood in and it will be an incredible amount - it won't just be one or two but 10's and 20's who will begin to join the rank and join the army of the Lord in that local church". I felt God wanted to say to you - Rob and Glenda - that this next season will see an acceleration of leadership added to you. You will see an acceleration of men and women who will carry you in this season of visitation in order to prepare a wineskin of a local church revival.

The Lord says to you; "You think you have seen downloads - now wait till you see what will happen in the next 2 to 3 years as many will get on a plane and come and visit Hong Kon and be part of the meetings that God is going to open up. There will be a residential anointing that the Lord will give you and the Lord says where it seems impossible for land and buildings - I will make a way in this next season. I will make a way in this next season and I will give you favour even with municipalities and governments and God says to you; "Son - you will begin to see a statesmen-like anointing come on you. Where you will find yourself in front of influential governments even in Hong Kong and you will bring the Word of the Lord to them".

God says at times it will be supernatural - an organisational supernatural appointment - it will not be man-made. The Lord says to you; "Son and daughter - get ready for a new visitation because from you will come an anointing to begin to shape whole areas. God is going to give you a download of community city revivals. Son you have prayed and said; 'God I don't want to presume on you and don't want to think more of myself than I ought to' but the Lord says to you today that there is a ranking in the Spirit that comes on you and moves you into the realm of statesman and government anointing for I will give stadiums says the Lord. I will give stadiums says the Lord! I see stadiums full - I see stadiums full and I see you carry a glory that will begin to grab a hold of thousands of thousands.

And the Lord says; "Son and daughter I want you to know that these next 6 weeks will be incredible visitations. I believe it has to do with those angels you saw in the past. I see those angels coming to commission you and you have been waiting in the decree room and the Lord says; "Today I am issuing you with decrees of old. They will begin to shape and disciple whole nations. So I want you to get ready says God. Because there will come incredible growth in this season in your local church - growth from affluent people and you will begin to see your church swell with numbers in order to shape a whole nation. His breakout is coming upon you.

Rob and Glenda I believe the Lord is releasing an anointing upon you for the resurrection of the dead. I see literally the resurrection from the dead! An anointing coming upon you for that for this next season. God is going to catapault you as a couple and He says; "I will provide men and women - even men who are able to work with both hands. David's men were added and they could work with the left and the right hand - multi-skilled men and women". God says; "I want you to get ready - because there is a commissioning and a decree that has gone out in this heavenlies and you will step into it in this season. You will begin to know My favour in a radical way".

So Father - we want to pray for this couple right now. Won't You proclaim victory over this couple? I believe the Lord will give you hundreds of intercessors that will be your portion because the enemy has attacked - the enemy is trying to steal and come against you and there has been a wrestling and a contending and a fighting. But God says to you today; "Son I have given you apostolic authority in the heavenlies. Even right now there will be a spirit of intercession that will clothe and protect you from the works of the enemy in this next season. It's almost like Jesus when He came out of the desert place - the Bible says the enemy left Him for a season and I believe that you are about to enter into that kind of season where the enemy will leave you alone because God decreed it so.

You will gain much ground - much ground. Geographical and physical ground - physical buildings! Physical buildings! I see like a shopping mall. I see a building and you taking the whole floor of the mall. God says; "Get ready!". It's opening up for you. Buildings - training centres - releasing centres coming to you in Jesus Name. So we ask You for Your favour. And Your protection! Come Holy Spirit!".

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Session 1 - Grace and Glory Conference, Sydney

Here is Rob Rufus's first session from the Sydney Glory and Grace Conference.

"God is always in a good mood - He's never going to be angry with you again since the Cross! It's not just Reinhard Bonke who can say; "Africa will be saved". Rob Rufus can say; "China will be saved!".

Go to Romans chapter 4. I wanted to come here and speak on the demonstrations of the Spirit's power - the glory of God and special anointings and how to help us move in the glory of God. I didn't really want to teach on the gift of righteousness and the revelation of grace. So many people are down-loading off our website. We have 30, 000 downloads a month - that's actual messages primarily on the gospel of grace. So I contend that there is a "Grace Revolution" going on in the earth today. People don't realise that they are going to be surprised by what's going on in the earth. There is a grace revolution and it's going on in the earth. There is a grace revolution going on and it's not going to stop.

God will bring down every illegitimate, religious control government and subject it to the kingdom of God and the government of His peace! So there is a revolution - it's not a gentle, quiet reformation - it needs to be lead by people of great boldness who factored in the guarantee of rejection and being misunderstood - despite that we are going to go forward! So I didn't want to preach on this - it draws enough flack as it is. I thought I would be nice! God however spoke to me and said; "Take the first 2 sessions and lay a foundation on the revelation of righteousness as a gift". Even for those who are listening on the website, I felt God say; "You need to lay the foundation again for this conference and this specific time". Upon which He will build awesome demonstrations of His power.

Every revival (and I have studied many) most of them have only lasted 2 to 3 years and they were very intense but everyone that I have studied came to an end because the control of man came back in and laws and rules and regulations came back in. People say; "It is because sin came back in". No it wasn't about sin coming in because if sin had stopped the revival then the revival would never have started because revivals come when there is a lot of sin. Revival is the mercy of God breaking in and mercy prevents us getting what we do deserve and grace gives us what we don't deserve - a revival!

Revivals come to an end because Galatians 5:1 comes to an end or Galatians 5:4 where Paul says; "You have been alientated from Christ - you that have been living and moving in the Spirit - now you want to maintain your standing of righteousness through the keeping of the law". He says; "You have fallen from grace". Today it's taught that if you fall from grace then you have fallen into sin!

But Paul the apostle meant if you have fallen from grace then you were going back under the law and back into self-righteousness rather than living in the gift of God's righteousness.

This is taught all over the world - even in the business and corporate world. "He fell from grace". They mean - he did something wrong and got the disapproval of the company. When a Christian falls into sin - "Ah he fell from grace". Well Paul never called falling into sin - falling from grace. Paul said that you go under law then you have fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:4). You have been alienated from Christ and He is no longer of any value to you. How can you fall from grace by falling into sin? The Bible says that where sin abounds grace does much more abound! How can you falling into more abounding grace make you fall out of grace? I will say it once at the beginning and I hope I never have to say it again;

I am against sin, I don't like sin, I don't want sin in my life. Do you understand?! In our modern Church we have to qualify that because we have received a mixture of law and grace. For so long that people don't recognise the New Testament now when they see it. A mixture of Old Testament and New Testament has been taught for centuries and embraced by the church. So when they hear the message of grace, the message Paul preached, it is so radical that they say; "That is too radical!". I say; "Yes! It's radical! So what's your point?!". Do you know how radical the law is?!

You cannot mix law and grace because they will mutually neutralise each other. You will make Christ of no value if you mix them and you will not see signs and wonders.

Paul says; "Who has bewitched you?". The miracles have dried up, you have gone into the works of the flesh and you have got more sinful in your behaviour. By the way when you get back under law - you get into more sin! It's not the preaching of righteousness as a gift and grace and freedom that brings license to sin but it brings license to live in victory over sin and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

It is amazing to hear; "Watch out the grace message will bring a lot of sin!". The people are sinning without a license! People sin in law churches and people sin in grace churches. If you are going to sin, it's better to sin in a grace church because you will not be destroyed under condemnation. You will be restored! But if you want to sin in a legalistic church - don't tell anyone because if you are swimming with the sharks, you don't tell anyone you are bleeding!

Grace doesn't inspire people to sin more - it just gives you hope because everyone is struggling with son somewhere here and there. None of us - I haven't met one Christian who doesn't sin. We all pretend they are around. But I haven't met one! Paul the apostle said; "Not that I have attained yet". So this great apostle hadn't got to the place yet when he didn't sin yet altogether. But we pretend that they're on the planet somewhere and we are the horrid ones because we haven't arrived yet! A few pretend that we have arrived and preach like they have arrived. It makes everyone feel so bad. I like Joyce Meyer - she is so open and honest about her failures and her mistakes and her sins. Isn't it refreshing!? So God said; "Preach on the subject" and I argued and said I wanted to preach on the manifestations. He said;

"Son you preach on that later. You do a 2-part series this morning".

I want to tell you this, this is really not about law and grace. Whenever you hear this about law and grace - it is not - it is really about who controls the Church. Does the Holy Spirit control the Church or does man control the Church? Does hierarchy control the church, does programme, does organisation, does talents and the religious pedigrees of man control the Church? Does sophisticated theology control the Church or does the power of the living God rush through the Church in signs and wonders and miracles?

The number one reason why there aren't signs and wonders and miracles in every church is law. Condemnation. It brings the control of man! Condemnation is an effective insulation to the power of God. You lift condemnation off by preaching God's gift of righteousness and there is now therefore NO condemnation. None. Not one little bit. Not some. NO condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus!

When that message of faith in righteousness is preached and the people believe it - THEN the power of God immediately begins to flow in signs and wonders.

A few weeks ago I was up in my roof top in Hong Kong and I was making a BBQ and I had a visitation from God - that's the only way I can describe it. God literally came and like Peter invited him to a BBQ. Only I was having a real BBQ with real red meat! But anyway the Lord came and visited me on my rooftop and spoke audibly to me and said; "Son I want you to stop trying to impress me. You don't need to anymore because there's nothing you can do that will impress me so just relax. Stop trying to impress people as well - don't do that anymore. I want you to allow Me to impress you". Then He spoke for about half an hour to me non-stop and I asked Him a whole lot of questions and He answered them. But He said;

"Please son, tell My people to give up trying to impress Me and please tell them and ask them - will you allow God to impress you? You know son, you know when man went to the moon? And the world was so impressed? I wasn't that impressed!".

I thought; "Lord what's that got to do with what You're showing me?". He said; "I want you to know that I wasn't even slightly impressed. The angels around Me were yawning! I created the moon - it's just a little speck in the galaxy expanding at the speed of light! All man's attempts to be religious and holy and zealous doesn't impress Me at all! All man's self-righteousness is like filthy rags and it stinks like dung!". Paul said that in Philippians 3. "It doesn't impress Me - it's yucky! Man thinks I am rewarding him for all his zeal and holiness - I am not impressed with it at all. I am impressed with the righteousness of Christ that He gave the Church but a whole lot of people not impressed with My Son's righteousness that came as an irreversible, unconditional gift - simply received by faith. So they're not impressed with it! They are saying it's the way you get into the kingdom and it's only access in and then after that you have to do performance to stay righteous".

They do not understand the completeness they have in Christ through the gift of righteousness. They have lowered imputed righteousness down to an entrance into the kingdom and then they feel you've got to add to the human practical righteousness for daily living. He said; "Son there is no such thing as practical righteousness - there's my gift of righteousness and then there's self-righteousness". There isn't imputed, imparted and impacting righteousness. There is just imputed righteousness - my gift of righteousness and My Word in the New Testament speaks nothing of imparted or impacting righteousness. Only the gift of righteousness! That's all!

He said; "My Church is so busy trying to impress Me but I am the Bridegroom!". A Bridegroom - the husband - it is his right to show off His biceps and flex His chest and show how hairy his legs are and show how strong he is. There is something wrong with a beautiful petite bride trying to flex her biceps and show off her hairy legs and show how strong she is! He said; "I am quite disgusted by that - here I am trying to show off My biceps and My muscles and My miracle power and My righteousness and My bride isn't looking! She's so busy trying to show off her biceps and her legs and her righteousness!". He said; "It's rather strange! She's the Bride!". But the bride is saying; "Hold on Lord - You will find me more attractive if I was just a little bit more holy and obedient and then you would find me attractive".

He said; "Tell My Bride that she is so unbearably attractive and I can't wait to kiss her and put My arms around her. She is clothed in the garments of My salvation but she keeps taking them off and putting those ugly clothes on of her own self-righteousness! She's got My breastplate of righteousness on her chest but she wants it to be her self-righteousness efforts and her performance and what she does for Me! She has forgotten it is all about Me and what I do for you! You are the Bride! Will you just sit still long enough so I can impress you?".

There is such fear in man to do this because you see - we men are part of the Bride of Christ. Many of you believe that much of the Church is working so hard to impress God that they're not allowing Him to impress them. If God comes and impresses us with the gift of righteousness that He gave us, then you will never again go into that frantic, striving stuff again. You will enter into a rest that is supernatural.

For 3 and a half years I have been attacked daily by demons in Hong Kong - my wife and I. We've fought to stay alive at times. We've had demons come into our room and speak audibly to our heads and push me into the bed and say they are going to kill us. So I say; "In the Name of Jesus Christ - shut up" and then a big white light flashed across the room - it was the whitest and brightest light I had ever seen with my eyes open. I jumped up and the Presence of God filled the room - I opened the curtains to see if there was an electric storm but it was a clear sky - no storm. The light of God came. There's just been one attack after another with little breakthroughs here and there.

2 weeks ago when God spoke this about not impressing Him I have entered into daily rest - it's not one of those temporary things - I can feel a shift has taken place in my spirit and I really don't feel what people think or say - I am not worried about it. It's just so wonderful to know I don't have to impress man. I don't have to impress God. He wants me to give Him permission to impress me. The God who created the heavens and the earth, who can raise the dead and do anything - He says;

"Please son, give Me an opportunity for Me to impress you".

We have seen increased miracles and are just beginning. How many of you believe that the older brother really knew the Father?

How many of you are so sick and tired about people speaking about kingdom and theology and church and church pattern and principles of the Kingdom and yet you never feel the honey of heaven on their words or that they have just come from the realm of glory and there is deep intimate love because they know Jesus better than they know another human being on the planet?

I am not convinced that many people going to heaven will meet a stranger there because they don't know Him. John Wesley's last words before he died were; "I am ready to go - for 50 years I have known and walked with this one Jesus. He will not be a strange Jesus that I meet on the other side". The older brother was working so hard to impress the Father that he didn't have a clue Who the Father was. His younger brother went out and spent all he had prematurely - the inheritance of the Father and spent it on prostitutes. Now I didn't say that! Jesus said it! He came back with the smell of the pig sty on him and the Father ran to him and put His arms around him, kissed him and put the ring and best robe and sandals on his feet and had a fatted calf celebration party.

And the older brother was MAD! Then he said; "All these years I have been working so hard for you - you didn't even give me a goat!". The Father turned to the older brother and said;

"Everything I have is yours!".

But he was working so hard to impress the Father that he didn't have a clue who his Father was. He was full of self-righteousness - aren't you glad that the prodigal son met the Father first? Not the older brother! Because if he had met the older brother he would never have had the guts to go a step further and meet the Father.

Many prodigals are trying to come home right now and are coming into contact with the older brother. From the pulpit or in the pew and they are not making it through! There needs to come a grace revolution! This man came from prostitutes! Now I have never been with prostitutes - I have never had sexual intimacy with any woman in my entire life except my wife for 33 years so I am not promoting sin. But Jesus said prostitutes!

The control spirit wants to put obligation on people. I want you to look at Philippians 3. I know some of you discern a little attitude on the inside of me. In our wonderful humanistic corrupted wisdom idea of what unity is - people think unity is not offending anyone and not having attitude but it is amazing to me that Paul the apostle who wrote in Ephesians 4 what unity is - the unity of the Spirit and unity of faith - that Paul rebuked Peter publicly. He said; "Peter you are not acting in line with the gospel and you are leading these Gentile believers back under law". So Paul had a bit of attitude!

But real Christians today don't have attitude - you know you need to have attitude! The truth sets you free! God is going to encounter us today in manifestations of power throughout this week - He will encounter you and me in awesome ways! I said to Fini and Isi that He is going to encounter us so much I am actually frightened.

But if you do not have an encounter of truth - that encounter will not last long. If you have a revelation of the gift of righteousness that God wants to bless you and it's not about your performance but His then the encounters you have will last for the rest of your life. But if you don't understand this revelation of righteousness then the revival will only be 2 or 3 years and then it will wane and people will unwisely, stupidly and foolishly say; "Oh that was the season and now it has ended. The season of revival should never end - it is from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory and of the government of peace there will be no end!". The book of Acts started in glory and it was never meant to end!

It only lasted 300 years and then 1000 years of darkness and what was the reason for that darkness? They took away the revelation of righteousness as a gift and imposed self-righteousness on the church and then the man that had to bring the church out of 1,000 years of darkness had to get a revelation that the just shall live by faith and we are justified in getting righteousness by faith.

Martin Luther - heaven knows what he had to go through and we can criticise his understanding of the Jews and he opened the door for the Jews to be persecuted under the Nazi regime. But he didn't understand some things because you see he had light for that time hundreds of years ago. Can you imagine the spirits of witchcraft and the Jezebel spirits that came at him? We are talking about a time of inquisition when you could be burnt alive or stretched by the Church! Science and art was stopped by the Church because it contradicted the church's idea that the universe was spinning around the earth.

Galileo and others who got scientific knowledge that the galazy was not spinning around the earth and the Church says; "If you write about that then we will kill you".

So the revelation of the gift of righteousness does not only set the people of God free - it releases creativity, arts, science and was the birthing of human rights and freedom and freedom and eventually democracy into the Western world.

That is what Luther was contending for.

Right now the major attack of the revival is not trying to stop this revival! The devil's major attack is to hide and obscure the fact that you are the righteousness of God through grace and glory alone because if he can hide that, he will let the revival start and run for 3 to 4 years and then bring laws, rules and regulations and condemnation on it and already man is trying to stop this revival using law and rule and quenching the grace message.

They don't know what they are fighting! They are fighting Almighty God and they are about to have a head-on collision like Paul did on the road to Damascus! Paul was going to go and bring back bound Christians and he wanted to put them in prison. He was on his way breathing out threats and slaughters and God slapped him to the ground and knocked the "S" off his name and put a "P" there. He became the greatest champion of grace and wherever he went there were revivals and they always lasted until the circumcision party or the control freaks came in and began to say; "Yes saved by grace - it's so wonderful this Gospel BUT grace + ... look at that sin in your life - look where you are coming from - look where you have fallen short there! Watch out! The Lord won't bless you - you had better do more and give more and say more and be more holy! God can't bless you if you don't!".

No that is Old Covenant teaching. Jesus + anything = NOTHING! Jesus + even good things = NOTHING! Jesus + nothing = the fullness of the Kingdom of God because it is in Christ Jesus.

(Philippians 3). Notice the attitude of Paul. I haven't called anyone a "dog" yet. A lot of people have called me that affectionately!

(Phil 3:1); "a safeguard for you". Why is Paul saying that what I am saying is a "safeguard"? What does the Church need to be safeguarded from? The sin and wickedness in the Church? Well the Church does need to watch out for that but Paul isn't going to write about that stuff but it is actually "evil men" that we need to be safeguarded from. He defines who "evil men" are. They are actually nice people. They are very sincere - some of them - but he still calls them "evil".

They will be moral and upright men with great religious pedigree but he will say they are evil becuase they are trying to impress men with their self-righteousness and then trying to impress God and put on the Church a performance pressure that will stop the glory of the New Covenant manifesting.

You can go and live under Old Covenant glory if you live perfectly for a while then you will see the glory - if you don't you will see fire, brimstone and death and it will kill you for the law was designed to kill you. It is a fading glory.

If you live in the gift of righteousness however you are living in an unfading glory because it is not to do with your righteousness and everything to do with His righteousness.

You are listening so well and I feel such an open heaven here. You may be thinking; "Let's just do the stuff and do the wiggle!". That doesn't have to wait till I am finished - that can happen while I am speaking! Let this truth be the foundation for everything God manifests this week. I am asking you to get attitude - I am not asking you to be rude or unkind or divisive or rebellious - I am asking you to be like Paul the apostle. Just have some standing on this! He goes on to describe what the Church needs to be safeguarded from.

(Philippians 3:2) - He is going to describe what those "evil men" are. "Those mutilators of the flesh". So he is saying circumcision. It may not mean the same to us today but then if you got circumcised it was Jesus + the keeping of the law and human performance.

We have people today who say; "No I don't live under law" but they do because anything that pressurises you to perform to earn the favour or blessing IS law and IS Old Covenant.

"Watch out for those dogs - those men who do evil - those mutilators of the flesh for it is we who are the circumcision (he is talking about a circumcised heart) - we who worship by the Spirit and who glory in Christ Jesus and who put no confidence in the flesh although I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to have confidence in the flesh - I have more. Circumcised on the eighth day of the people of Israel - the tribe of Benjamin - a Hebrew of Hebrews and in regards to the law a Pharisee. As for zeal - persecuting the Church and as for legalistic righteousness - faultless".

Say that with me. "As for legalistic righteousness - faultless". You could not fault Paul. He had a righteousness that was externally looking like he was keeping the law perfectly. He says it himself! But he says it is very evil and the Church must be safe guarded from people with external legalistic righteousness and morally correct. He says it is dangerous and we should not be impressed with it! The second half of Romans 7 says that while Paul appeared to be legalistically perfect and righteous - inside he was filled with confusion and condemnation and guilt and controlled by the principle of sin.

He was thinking "Look at this legalistic righteousness - I am sure you can't see the ugly things happening in my heart! But externally I am convincing everyone else how holy I am. Can You check this out God?". And God says; "Yes I can and it smells like poo". Paul is about to tell you that is true. Legalistic righteousness smells like poo to God! When I got these revelations a few years ago I just decided to let it all hang out and think "God You can see everything so there's no condemnation with my failures, mistakes, flaws and sins". The more open and transparent you are the more hope there is for you to grow in holiness. Look what he says here.

(v6); "But whatever was to my profit I now consider it loss for the sake of Christ - what is more I now consider everything loss ... for knowing Christ Jesus my Lord for who's sake I consider them rubbish". The Greek word there is "excrecio" or poo! Lord I haven't had a lustful thought - I haven't kicked the cat this week - I haven't done anything wrong - I have been God - Lord I deserve a move of God!". He says; "What you deserve is a big bunch of poo dumped on your head - that stinks! That is Old Covenant and there is a fading glory on that and you have been bewitched!".

Bewitching religious demons of Jezebel have deceived you and you are in rebellion against heaven if you think you can earn the blessing of heaven by your faultless righteousness!

"What is the point of My Son dying on the Cross if you are not impressed by that?! Shall I tell you what I think about your righteousness?! Poo!". You go to some places where there is a zeal to try and get God to move and you think; "He's not moving and there's no signs and wonders and then you think what is that I smell?!". Let me move on. "I've lost all things ... to be found in Him not having a righteousness of my own". This is a man who was killing people for having a righteousness of their own! "That comes from the law but that which is through faith in Christ". The righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. "I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings and becoming like Him in His death".

You will never know Christ through your own righteousness but through the gift of righteousness but through the gift of righteousness you will know Him and you will also know the supernatural power of the resurrection. In this righteousness you will share in the fellowship of Christ's sufferings. You will be conformed to Him like unto His death. To be conformed unto His death is described in Romans 6 and it means you have died completely to the penalty of sin.

(Romans 6:4) "Died to sin". Well I haven't met a Christian yet who has died to sin - it's not a verb but a noun. In (Romans 6:9-10), it says; "Just as Christ died once to sin so likewise you have died once to sin". Christ died to the whole penalty of sin.

You can be conformed to the death of Jesus Christ - when you came into Christ, you were given a righteousness from God and from that moment there was no penalty for sin ever hanging over your head again!

What is "sharing in the fellowship of the sufferings of Christ"? He came to His own and His own received Him not. They called Him from the devil - of Beelzebub. They called Him all kinds of things. They said that Paul was anti the law. Paul was not anti the law!

Paul was for the law - for the purpose of what the law was for. He knew the law was to lead you to Christ and strip you of arrogance and pride and self-righteousness. The law was to curse you and to crush you and condemn you so you would be led to Christ. Once you came to Christ, Galatians 3 says you are no longer a prisoner of the law - you have been released from the law. Romans 7 says you have died to the law that you may belong to Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:4) says that Christ is the end of the law to them that believe that a righteousness may come APART from the law. Paul was not against the law! He was against what people were teaching the law was for. It doesn't bring righteousness - it just brings self-righteousness.

People always tell me - please don't apologise for going on. But I am sensitive! I freak out in long-winded meetings! As you are receiving this word - this grace - this revelation - what I have seen is that people sat in church for many years like me and did not understand grace. I preached on grace for many years and really thought I understood it. I didn't understand it! Because when I finished preaching a series on grace at Coastlands or at Victory Faith Centre then the next few weeks I would balance it with preaching on your performance and what you had better do now.

If you take all the "Have-to's" off God's people then the New Creation nature spontaneously rises up with a whole lot of "Want-to's".

I make it clear to our people that I can no longer preach out of Malachi 3 and tell people if they don't tithe they are under a curse. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law that the blessing of Abraham may come on the Gentiles by faith! When we say; "When you tithe you will open the windows of heaven" - well yes if you are under the law go ahead and do it. But Christ Jesus when He repented on our behalf for our sin - when did He do that?! At the Jordan River. What was John's baptism - a baptism unto repentance for sin. John said; "You should not be baptised by me - You should baptise me!". And Jesus said; "No I want to be baptised to fulfill our righteousness". So who was He repenting for? Not Him - He was perfect!

He was repenting for the sin of the world and when He did that, the heavens were opened and they have never closed since.

Do you know when it closes over people's lives? Not God closing it but the devil closing it over people's lives - witchcraft spirits closing it over people's lives? When people get put under law and are told that your failure to tithe can reverse the Cross and can close the heavens and the law is given more credibility than the blood of our Saviour. It gives the devil an empowered darkness to close the heavens over our lives. People say; "Rob's preaching a message that give people a license to sin". I want to challenge those people - come to our church in Hong Kong and you will find that the majority of our people tithe faithfully.

I have to take the risk that they wouldn't because I told them if you don't tithe - you are NOT under a curse. You are under the blessing of Abraham. "I am?!". Yes - it is a risk to preach this message! You know why!? Because you lose control over the people but you know Who get's control? The wonderful Holy Spirit and then He guides people into all truth and you can see back in Genesis 13 that Abraham tithed! Abraham tithed 430 years before the law ever arrived! Did Abraham's tithing open the windows of heaven? No - the first time he tithed was to Melchizadek and the Bible says he was already very rich and his enemies were being put to flight! He had authority over his enemies and he was called a friend of God and he hadn't tithed once! Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. So he tithed! City Church International tithes! I tithe!

Why? Not to open the windows of heaven but because they are already open through grace. I am a partner with God and I am investing into eternity. Paul says; "Rightly divide the word of truth lest you be ashamed". As I flew to Hong Kong, the audible voice of God came to me and said;

"Son you are starting again - starting with 5 people and no one knows who you are in the city. You are a nobody. You are in the best place you could imagine. Now any pollution you put into the stream will be in that stream for a long time. You are starting a pure fountain here. Son, up until now you have preached a mix of law and grace. David and Saul. Ishmael and Isaac. Spirit and flesh. Faith and human effort. Old Covenant and New Covenant. Law and grace. It doesn't matter what people say because they will say a lot - but I want you to preach just grace - just the New Covenant- just mercy - just faith - just anointing - just spirit - just the finished work of the Cross - just David - just Isaac. It doesn't matter what people do. Just stay faithful to the New Covenant and you will see!".

And we are seeing! God got me on God channel to preach to hundreds of millions of people this grace message last year. He opens the nations because the Bible says that it is not through law that God made Abraham and his offspring heirs of the world but through a righteousness that is apart from the law and that is by faith.

We can talk about global influence but until we get into a revelation of righteousness God won't make us heirs of the world.

I had the privilidge as a little boy from Pinetown, South Africa - to preach to hundreds of millions of people in most countries of the world - the message of grace. I promise you - if you preach this message then the controllers will froth at the mouth but those who are being controlled will absolutely love and worship God and so appreciate you.

Here is an Iraqi pagan man living 430 years before the law. The law only came later not to be added to - not to make us righteous but to increase sin because all were dead in first Adam. People don't go to hell because of their sin essentially. They go to hell because of first Adam's sin just as people don't go to heaven because of their righteousness but because of the righteousness of last Adam. All were dead in first Adam's disobedience.

Seperated from God but men and women didn't know it and that is why the law came to make sin increase. (Romans 5) says that the law was added to increase sinning. You keep law on people and you will increase sin! The law is outside behaviour modification - it gives you legalistic, faultless righteousness through an appearance to people but inside it doesn't change anything.

So Abraham 430 years before the law - an Iraqi, an idol worshipper, a sinner and in disobedience and so was his wife - he is old yet God appears to him!

God manifests! I want to prophesy this because it is already happening throughout China and happening in the Muslim world - God is going to suddenly appear to total pagans and say; "I am El-Shaddi - I am the God of the New Covenant! I am not counting your sins against you!".

There is only one sin that that Jesus Christ couldn't die for and that is the sin of unbelief. It is the only sin that the Holy Spirit will convict the world of. He is not convicting the world of sinning but of one sin - the sin of unbelief because there is only one sin that can send men to hell and that is unbelief in what Jesus Christ did because Jesus Christ could not die for that sin. Abraham was living in a dispensation called the New Covenant before the law. Jesus Christ died on the Cross to confirm the covenant made with Abraham - a covenant of grace and faith. Nothing to do with performance to get the blessing but the blessing coming only through faith! He comes to a sinning, lost, disobedient Iraqui in his 70's and says;

"I am El-Shaddi - the God that is more than enough. I am everything in Me for more than your needs. I am a nursing mother and will nurse and nuture you. I will be robust and powerful for you. I am El-Shaddi and I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you and I will make your name great and you will be a blessing to all nations and all those that bless you, I will bless. All those that curse you, I will curse. All nations will be blessed through you!".

He hadn't been to Church yet and he hadn't been under law and grace preachers! He didn't say; "I am not worthy Lord - I am a pagan and I have sinned and there's still stuff in my life that I have got to deal with - dysfunctions - and God I haven't done one obedient thing for You!". You know what the Bible says?

Abraham believed God. He said; "Lord impress me. I am ready to be impressed!". And the Bible says that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness. God did not come to Abraham and offer him righteousness - He offered him BLESSING! Because God found a man who believed that God is desirous to bless us - God said that kind of faith I declare as righteousness!

I weep sometimes for the Body of Christ to see the zeal in God's people and they get a revelation of grace and see His righteousness and then someone talks them out of it and says; "Yes that's true but ...". And balances it! It's gone! They act happy at Church and they act happy and one day they go out and commit adultery. The legalists are always safe because when someone sins under their ministry they can says; "Oh we told them not to sin". But when someone sins under grace ministry they say; "Oh it is the fault of the message". You can't win with a spirit of reasons. Don't debate or dialogue with it. Don't come down - you are involved in a great work. When you won't come and dialogue then the enemy will change to the next tactic which is to intimidate you and threaten you with isolationism. No man can isolate you because God has included you. No man can take away your inheritance because God gave it to you!

Saturday, 10 May 2008

There is a rush of divine supernatural power coming to you!

This is last Sunday's message from City Church International -and what a sermon it is. Rob makes some extensive further comments about the Florida Outpouring but goes on to magnificently mix grace and glory. We may see revival but let us build it on a foundation of grace!

"I have waited for what has broken out in Florida! How many of you have not heard what is going on in Florida? One of the greatest revivals in the earth - a historical revival - started literally almost to the day (or within days) when your pastor (he is Rob Rufus!) stood in this pulpit to this congregation and said; "A Global Flood is Coming to the Planet" and it will touch the whole planet and there will be a flood of miracles, signs and wonders like the earth has never seen before. How many of you remember that? Within that time the Florida Outpouring broke out!

They went from a 700 seater church to a few thousand seater then to a 10,000 auditorium and now they are in a massive stadium! If you go on God TV or on your computer then you can watch this revival take place. It has got all the ingrediants of the last 100 years of revivals all concentrated into one. You won't see play-play stuff, you won't see a lot of shouting and hype and pretense. What you will see is CNN reporting, media have come, people getting out of wheelchairs in front of your eyes in the United States of America! Not in Africa or a Third World country - but in a sophisticated nation where there are seldom miracles! They mainly take place in China, India, South America and in Africa.

Miracles are happening in a Western country - they are seeing blind eyes opening and deaf ears opening! Not a few - I am talking about hundreds and hundreds of miracles every single day! CNN reporting! Journalists coming in! Todd Bentley preaching through the TV and it is going to 240 nations of the earth! It is being communicated through the media! Hundreds of millions around the earth are hearing it! Todd Bentley looks in and says Keith Richards (the Rolling Stones star) is watching this now (knowing by the world of knowledge) and you are in bondage to drugs. Keith Richards reported to a high level Hollywood reporter that is exactly what happened! He was sitting watching God TV and Todd Bentley said; "You are watching this now!.

Paul Cain - one of the leading prophets from the 1950's and 60's who survived that - fell into some stuff recently but God has brought him out and God is restoring the prophets, he said; "The day is coming when there will be such miracles that stadiums won't be able to fit the people in". Paul Cain is going to be there to watch what he prophesied 20 years ago coming to pass.

City Church International Man: "I believe this is a word from God. This started as a revival but I believe God is saying this is no longer a revival. This is My timing. This is My calendar and it goes on. This is the beginning of something that goes on. Revival's start and finish. We think of the Welsh Revival and so on. This is not a revival. This is not just a revival. God says it might have started that way but this is My calendar and it goes on - and it is going to spread and go around the world!".

Rob: "Amen I absolutely concur 100%.

When I prophesied - look I am going to boast! - when I prophesied this along with a lot of other prophets around the world (just that mine was right on the button to within days!) - but remember when I prophesied; "A Wave of Glory is Coming?". What I said was that this is not a new season. Revivals come and go - they are seasons. Seasons come and go but I said that this is a new climate - a new atmosphere and a new dimension that will keep increasing until the return of Jesus Christ comes!

This is what Christians have been praying for centuries and into manifestation and the prophets are saying that it is contageous - it is tangible and it is transferrable. People have already taken it to dozens of cities around the United States. It is breaking out and they are having weeks of meetings every single night. It is breaking out in the United Kingdom. The prophets are saying it is going to break out in England and where do you think we are going?!?! I have already written to Graham Marsh where there are masses of people already registering for our Empowerment Conference where we are the main speakers. I wrote to him and said;

"I hear in my spirit that the great Eastbourne Outpouring is coming to England! Get ready! Tell the people we are going to see mighty signs and wonders!".

Last Thursday night we had the most powerful meeting we have ever had in our history as a church. It was an awesome time - I had a word of knowledge that the gold dust would appear now and it immediately happened on numbers of people! In the middle of that, Audrey said; "We have got to get someone to Florida to go and get this and bring it back!". I heard that and I prayed and waited and thought and the next morning I got up and was on streaming watching the Florida signs and wonders and I felt in my heart God say, "Ask Ryan and Kylie to go - just ask them to go!".

So this is where I am bringing you in - because we fly out tonight to minister to over 1, 000 leaders in Northern Europe and around the U.K. But we want to send Ryan and Kylie from this body because this is catchable. That's what churches around the world are doing. They're sending people there to catch it and bring it back because you can catch it and carry it back and splash it out.

That is why I say - don't miss out on next Sunday morning because Ryan and Kylie will fly in on Saturday night and step into this meeting carrying the Florida anointing on their lives!

We will be in Europe and the UK streaming and watching it and what God is doing in Hong Kong and feeling very homesick. So this is our chance to sow into revival. Ryan is self-employed so if he doesn't work there is no income. That's a week without wages because he paints houses. What I felt to say to you - let's sow into this revival! It will cost them 9, 000 dollars each on the air fares. That's a pretty long flight to Florida and I think that's pretty reasonable. So let's say 20, 000. The hotel will cost $50. They had to get something 5 miles away because God has become Florida's biggest tourist attraction. So I am going to ask you to pledge - and I know you are not ready and we didn't warn you to do it. But I know we have a generous heart in this church.

I am saying to you please - no pressure or guilt! If you don't feel free to give anything then please don't worry about it. Don't feel guilty about it! Live free! We will find the money somehow. We will trust God for this airfare and these things. They are flying out tomorrow and be back Saturday. We've got some pledge envelopes so City Church International is going to Florida! We've just had a neck healing over here - a neck just clicked and unlocked! Wonderful! The Lord has just healed someone here!

Isn't it wonderful that God has raised up a man - I think he is 31 - Todd Bentley, and He is using him in this whole revival and it's not going to stay in Florida but will spread around the world. Todd was a drug addict up to the age of 18 and he was an alcoholic. He drunk with his dad at the age of 11 years - his dad was also an alcoholic. He was arrested in prison 5 times with tatooes all over his body and earrings. He wears a T-shirt and jeans and has no high school education yet God saved him at 18 or 19 and called him into full time ministry at 20 years of age. He left the saw mill and went full-time through Patricia King's prophecy!

We've just written to Patricia King and Joshua Mills asking them to come back and do "Glory and Grace Conference" with us in March next year!

So Todd goes around the world and has seen the dead raised and mighty signs and wonders.

God's not needing your intellect or how clever you are. God wants hungry, desperate, available people that want to make a difference and heal the broken-hearted and see the multitudes saved and see the Church awake and be in revival!

The greatest miracles take place when you put the people with unbelief out of the room. Jesus went to Jairus's house where his daughter was dead and there were people in the room full of unbelief, doubt and double-mindedness. Jesus had to put them out of the room to say; "I say to you young girl - arise". The greatest miracles I've seen through my ministry are right at the end of meetings when most of the people have gone. The great miracle in Australia with the crippled lady coming out of the wheelchair happened when three quarters of the people had left - and only people with hunger were hanging in.

They saw a woman that had been on television and the doctors had said she will never walk and will be dead within six months. She came out of that wheelchair because everyone was there hungry, clapping, applauding and believing.

You cannot move in the miraculous when there are too many people with a conservative, religious spirit on them who are nervous of noise, nervous of responding at high levels. The greatest miracles can come to a church where most if not all are on board with the fire of God.

We could have filled this building by now but I have preached some people away from this church because I understand that if we are going to grow to the thousands then we have to have a people that are full of faith and full of joy. I offend people on purpose so that their offense will show a religious spirit and they won't come back!

I know that God said don't live to fill buildings with people but live to fill people with My Presence. "If you live to fill buildings full of people who are full of My Presence and I can do what I want in those meetings and I can move in power because the atmosphere of faith is in that place and everyone is charged up to believe God for signs and wonders!".

Here is a testimony from Fini and Isi (de Gersigny). "Sorry I missed Rob's call. We've been involved with outreach to the New Agers ... ". This is invading the impossible! This is taking the supernatural out of the church buildings and going to where the lost are! "... since Wednesday. This was a "Mind, Body and Spirit" Festival and we have been putting in about 7 hours at the festival". They had their own booth prophesying over people! "It finishes tomorrow. 17 folk from our church are involved and we have seen several wonderful miracles and folks saved too! New Agers saved at a New Age festival! On Thursday a woman came bandaged up with a shard of glass in her foot that the doctors who operated on couldn't remove because it was too close to a nerve".

"After prayer, the girl praying for her noticed a large piece of glass on the carpet next to her. She said; "Is this your glass?!". The lady had seen it on X-rays and said it was. When they opened up the bandage there was no lump where the glass had been - no scar and of course no pain. She danced around!". This is my spiritual son Fini! "She danced around and went to all the stalls telling everyone what happened. A lady got saved right away who saw what happened. We have had backs and allergies and arthritis and other stuff instantly healed.

We are pretty amped and look forward to testimony time in our services! I have been following what's been going on in Florida and have enjoyed listening to some of the latest podcasts from Bethel where some of the team have just come back from Florida as well as all over the world. There certainly is an increase in expectancy world-wide on God pouring out His Spirit which is so encouraging for those who have an ear to hear. Thrilled that Ryan and Kylie are getting to go! Lots of love Fini and Isi".

This next testimony is going to blow your mind and it's about us. We checked out in Singapore and it's about our website. Let me read you his email. "Subject: There is a spike in numbers. (I only found this out a few days ago). Although this is not possible with man, Glenda talked of Todd Bentley's revival a few days back and we might have to upgrade our servers on the CCI website where we have been having an average of 37, 000 downloads on our messages a month.

We had a server over-whelm a few days back and the server went down because the number of hits we had in the month of April was 340, 481!!!

We did put the Hong Kong Glory and Grace messages up and so there's been a lot of hits on those". He reckons there has been about 200, 000 hits on that. But they jumped to about 100, 000 on our normal download. So we are going to have some work on this thing! "The average over the month of April per day was 11, 606 people!". Doesn't that tell you that there is a hunger out there for the message of grace?! Why are people trying to cut this message off and fight it? There is a revolution taking place! People are going to get so tired they will say look if the leadership won't move with this message, we are going where they are! We are going where grace is!

340, 481 people are now visiting our online ministry!

This is what I felt in my spirit on Thursday morning while I was praying and sitting still. The words; "Amplification" and "Acceleration" came to my mind. I take very seriously the audible words that come up in my spirit. It has changed my life and positioned me to do what God has called me to do or avoid what He is wanting me to avoid. That inward audible voice told me about 9/11. The Taliban came up in my spirit hours before that 9/11. I heard in my spirit; "Taliban! Taliban!" and knew this was coming.

Wow! The total in pledges already is $22, 400 (for Ryan and Kylie!). Thank you guys! You are sowing into revival!

"Amplification" and "Acceleration". Over and over again! Then the Lord said; "I am increasing My power speedily to you. I am going to bring My power speedily to you. I am going to bring My power rapidly to the people of God - to this Church!". Amplification and acceleration - increase and more power quickly to this Church!

This message is called; "There is a rush of divine power coming to you!". Or; "God's supernatural power is in a rush to come to you individually and to us as a Church". Or; "How to have the power of God quickly in your life". We need to live with a constant sense of expectancy in these days.

A constant sense of the supernatural breaking into our lives - we need to believe God that when we go to work that when we get a word from God for that person at work that doesn't know Jesus and that insight that He gives us, will enable them to know that God loves them and understands the problems they are going through because all prophecy is never to put people down in the New Covenant but to encourage, exhort and comfort. That's what prophecy is - that you have a word in season for that person.

We need to expect when we go into a business meeting in front of the board that we can say - cast your nets down on this side of the boat and you will see a great catch coming in. We need to expect as teachers in the classrooms that angels will show up and the Holy Spirit will come in and they will feel the glory of God in the classroom! We need to live with expectancy! I am convinced that Jesus Christ never came for us to live the lives of misery or even mediocrity. I am more than 100% persuaded that Jesus Christ came (in John 10:10) that "you may have life and have it more abundantly". (1 John 3:8) says; "For this purpose was the Son of God manifest to destroy, to terminate, to eliminate the works of the devil". (1 John 4:4) says; "Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world".

We may not all be living there but I tell you it is the will of God that misery, sorrow and sighing flee from the lives of believers! We are meant to live abundance of life and in joy and be happy! We are not meant to work so hard and be so unhappy and have so much stress and strain. We are meant to live an abundance of life - it is the will of God! God wants it! He's for it! He is backing it! He can bring change!

If we abide in and trust then the prosperity of God will come and where there will be finances overflowing but we don't have to kill ourselves to get it!

If we are ambassadors of the Kingdom (and we are) then our resources come not from the kingdom we are in or the nations we are in, but from the kingdom we are really in as citizens of heaven. I don't care if rent goes up - I don't care if the cost of living goes up in Hong Kong. Our income comes from heaven and I tell you the days we are coming into - these Christians who live by the limitations of the earth are going to be exposed for the frauds that they are and those who live by the kingdom of God and are truly walking in open heaven will find provision for everything happening ine earth right now.

Fradulent and counterfeit Christianity is about to be exposed in the earth. Bigoted people who know the Bible intellectually - know it academically and are legalistic and moralistic - they are about to be exposed as counterfeits and as frauds because they cannot make it through the hard times that are coming on the planet - for there is a wave of glory coming but there is a wave of shaking coming and it will be harder and harder for those who don't know the heavenly realm and who don't walk in revelation and who don't walk with God in intimacy every day.

It will become impossible to live in this time we are going into as the atheists live and as the secular humanists live and as the unbelieving Christians live and as the unbelieving Christians live.

This is going to be a time when the people of God walk in the glory - walk in the anointing - walk in the Presence.

God is not an idea we examine on a Sunday morning - He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. He created the air you breathe. He created the lungs you breathe that air with. They belong to Him - the earth is His and the fulness thereof. This planet belongs to God and He wants it back! God is shaking the nations but the kingdom cannot be shaken (Hebrews 13). Those who walk in the kingdom cannot be shaken but those fradulent counterfeit Christians will be shaken in these days. They will not make it through - it's time to press into the glory realm - into the heavenly realm - to hear the sounds of heaven in your spirit - to hear the glory sounds in your spirit - to not put God on hold.

"Sorry God - I am putting you on hold now - I have got a busy life to lead". No - we never put God on hold and we put God first and we listen to His voice when it comes up in our spirit. "Amplification" and "Acceleration" - more power is coming into the earth. This is God's will for your week! We've got this false religious idea that Christianity is meant to be so hard. Jesus said My yoke is easy and My burden is light. The way of the transgressor is hard. Now there is pressure that comes to the believer from the devil but you are coming into a new realm of authority to deal with him. You have got to get this into your heart - it is God's will for you to enjoy life!

I love Joyce Meyer's ministry. It is called; "Enjoying Every Day Life". She said they changed it to that because there are so many Christians that are miserable. It used to be "Life in the Word" but there are a whole lot of Christians in the Word who are miserable so she called it; "Enjoying Every Day Life". She said; "I'm not talking about when you go on a great holiday or when you watch a great movie - every day life! Brushing your teeth! Going to work! Being at work! Enjoying every day life! That's the will of God!". You may not be living that life now but that is the will of God for you.

Be persuaded it is God's will for you! Monday - fun! Tuesday - in the glory! Wednesday - prosperity with persecution (which you can fob off with diplomatic immunity as His ambassador!). Insults? Paul said; "I delight in insults and hardships and difficulties because when I am weak then I am strong and God's power is perfected in my weaknesses". What do you do with people that have a revelation that I am meant to enjoy every day life? Thursday - success! Friday - lead 5 people to Christ. Saturday - prayed for a cripple in the street - healed and walking. Sunday - gather with a whole lot of other people just like me who have had a great week and have celebrated the glory of Jesus! Celebrate how wonderful and not getting together to commiserate how hard life is - but getting together with people who live under an open heaven!

People who are disgusted and hate religion with a passion because the devil is behind the spirit of religion - people who hate the serious morbidity - this epidemic of melancholy that is in the body of Christ. It is a disease that ought not to be there! We are Zion! The city of God! The joy of the whole earth! It used to bother me for 30 years and I have just worked it out in Hong Kong and it has changed the life and the rhythm of this church. I worked it out! For 33 years I used to say, "Lord some Sundays the congregation is electrified and happy and they contribute to the meeting and put faith on the meeting and praise You with abandonment. It is exciting to be there!". But then the next Sunday there is the same group and they need to be resurrected from the dead! Did they kill their mother-in-law during the week?! Did their gold fish die!? What happened during the week!?

Then the Lord showed me; "It is two issues son. Number 1 - they have not been taught the grace of God. They have a legalistic view of the power so that when they have a good week and they are pretty holy and they obey most of the time and do most things right. They then come to church and feel they are worthy to clap and praise in faith. But then during the next week if they make mistakes, disobey, sin and just fall then they come into church condemned and accused and feeling like a failure. The pastor and worship leader has to work so hard and almost get in the flesh to lift meeting. Number 2 - no one has equipped them how to refresh themselves and encourage themselves in the Lord during the week".

I want to talk briefly about the power of God being on your life every day of the week based on grace and not on legalism. How many of you believe that amplified power is accelerating towards you and coming quickly towards you every day?!

I am finding the power of God comes on me in the most unsual places. Just sitting in a resturant eating and the power of God just falls! It is really happening! Some of you restrict the power of God to a Sunday service! The power of God is rushing to you and the anointing is for you - to come on you in every day life to enjoy!

Romans 1:16 - the Greek word for power is "Dunamis". We get the word "dynamite" from that - it means dynamic power! Supernatural power - the power of God! (v16); "It is the 'dunamis' of God - the salvation of God". Salvation in the Greek means "peace, protection, preservation, healing, prosperity, health, complete freedom from demonic powers". "Of everyone who believes, first for the Jew and then for the Gentiles".

The power of salvation is dynamic power that is in the Gospel. What releases that power? Is it days of fasting? Is it all your obedience, holiness and striving, and how much you pray? They are important but that has got nothing to do with it! That does not produce the power! (v17) tells us where the power comes from. "A righteousness from God is revealed". That is the trouble with people fighting the grace message - it is a righteousness revealed - it has to be revealed. If it's not revealed then you don't see it.

It has been revealed to me - to this church. We will never give up what has been revealed to us. It is not a righteousness from man or the law or your performance.

It is God's righteousness revealed in the Gospel that is given to you as a gift. When you believe that - the power of God and of salvation manifests and accelerates into your life.

"A righteousness by faith from first to last". There are people saying that you get saved, justified and get righteousness by faith - but now you are saved you have got to have another faith for sanctification. It is by faith - from FIRST to LAST. You are the righteousness of God! The power comes by;

1. Knowing you are not under law.

2. Knowing you are not under condemnation.

3. Knowing you are not under accusation.

4. Knowing that God is not counting your sins against you ever again.

5. He has forgiven all your sins in one single moment - not in instalments but one moment.

ALL your sins - past, present and future!

The glory of God raised Jesus up from the dead because heaven's justice and integrity was satisfied and all sinning has been righteously punished forever and ever and dealt with! When God raised Jesus from the grave for our justification, He was raised up with an immortal body - the immortal Son of God! That means He was carrying none of your sin that He went into the grave with. What happened? Did He leave the sin behind? No the sin was obliterated out of existance and it doesn't exist in the universe! God can't find your sin anywhere! It has gone! Jesus was raised from the dead!

You have a permament, eternal rightousness! Go to Galatians 3. What would you do if you were the devil and Paul the apostle came to town and taught that you were the righteousness of God as he taught? "I am not ashamed of the gospel ... a righteousness from God is given to man apart from works". That's where the power flows from believing that message! What would you do if you were the devil? I would do my best to cover and obscure the Cross - I would do my best to water down the Cross. People accuse grace preachers as preaching "cheap grace". No, no. The devil is preaching cheap grace. He is watering down!

He will cover the Cross and obscure it with cultic powers and false teachers to the point where believers feel like they have got to measure up to something. They have got to do something to earn the power and they get back under the law and back under striving and the miracles stop.

Galatians 3:1-7; "Oh foolish Galatians - who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this - did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish, having begun with the Spirit are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Did you suffer so many things in vain, if indeed it was in vain, does He who supplies the Spirit to you and work miracles among you do so by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?

Just as Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness. Know then that it is those who are of faith that are the sons of Abraham".

So Paul is saying - you foolish Galatians, you used to have signs and wonders, the power of the Holy Spirit moving among you supernaturally - now you have got no supernatural left and you have gone back under the law - back under human effort and you have suffered for NOTHING! You have gone into the works of the flesh and Galatians 5 describes the works of the flesh. Bondage.

I remember travelling around Australia and I would get to churches (and I don't mean this unkindly - there were numbers of wonderful churches we have been to in different nations that are full of life and full of glory) but I have to say the majority - on Sunday morning, it is DULL. There's a lot of clapping and hoo-hah but there is no anointing - it is dull. While you are speaking there is a dullness over the people. It is like they are just in a fading glory - under an Old Covenant! They are in a fading glory and dull of hearing, dull of revelation, no joy - just dull! Boring! They scream and shout at a sports match but at church they are DULL! I would find it would take me 3 to 4 services Sunday morning, Sunday evening - and then the lights would come on! Joy, liberty, laughter, enjoying God and enjoying each other! You know what happened over and over again? Pastors made a FATAL mistake in those churches. They began to say this;

"That is a gifting of Rob - to break churches through".

Serious mistake! It is a serious misunderstanding of Galatians 3! I don't have a special gifting to break people through. I have a special MESSAGE - the anointing and move of God follows a MESSAGE! It doesn't matter if someone is a prophet or a teacher or an apostle or an evangelist or a pastor or just a priest of God if they preach this MESSAGE of grace then the Spirit of God will break into people's lives with acceleration. It's not a special gift! I would go back to those churches where I had seen people broken through in 3 or 4 months later and they were as dull as when I had first arrived. Sometimes even worse - because they were doubly deceived because it was the pastor's fault. He had just said that is Rob's gift and then brought the law and performance and false holiness and demanding obedience of people to earn the blessing. He had brought Old Covenant teaching and the fading glory and dullness came over the church.

A few years ago I made a decision - I am never going back to those churches to nearly kill myself unless those pastors repent of their message and take Paul's message. Then I will gladly go in and minister. It is wrong and cruel to expose God's people to this liberating message and they experience temporary OPEN HEAVEN and then it closes over them again because of a mixture of false teaching of a mixture of Old Covenant and New Covenant.

Guys I am coaching you to help people get free - I am struggling slightly here and I am not sure why. Maybe it is just personal because I am about to fly out and I have got conferences and a lot of preaching ahead of me. I want you to hang in with me please. I could stop now and you guys go next week but I want to download this to you - it is "amplification" and "acceleration" - and I want to get this thing finished! Let's go to Acts 1:8. This is Jesus speaking to His disciples; "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and in all Samaria and to the ends of the earth".

Notice He didn't say you MUST be My witnesses! That's the law. He said; "Just get the power guys - and you will be". It is not just preaching a factual gospel - it is that the power of God is ON you and you are living testimony and witness because you are carrying something supernatural on your life. Let's see how the power comes. Let's go to Acts 2. I love this! I want you to see the word "Rushing" - the power of God rushing in.

"When the Day of Pentecost arrived, they were altogether in one place and suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing ...". What does "rush" mean? The Holy Spirit was in a hurry! Acceleration! " ... like a mighty rushing wind and it filled the house where they were all sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to each of them and rested on each of them and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance". The Spirit of God didn't grab their tongues and wag them around - they did the speaking and the Spirit gave them the utterance!

"Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews - devout men from every nation under heaven and at the sound, the multitudes came together and they were bewildered because each one was hearing them speak in his own language and they were amazed and astonished saying 'Are not all these who are speaking Galieans? And how is it we hear each of us in our own native language?". Go down to verse 11; "We hear them telling in their own tongues the mighty works of God". What is the Spirit of God stirring them to talk about? "The mighty works of God!".

How many of you know that Pentecost is a Jewish feast that Israel celebrated? Israel have seven feasts they celebrate but three main feasts. The Feast of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. We know they are shadows but the substance is in Jesus. The substance is in the power of the New Testament! The Passover was the shedding of the blood of lambs so they could come out of slavery in Egypt. That is you in substance being saved by the blood of Jesus. Then 50 days after Passover is Pentecost and they celebrate Pentecost every year. There was the first Pentecost of the Old Covenant celebrated every year over 1500 years and then the first Pentecost of the New Covenant! The first Pentecost of the Old Covenant was on Mount Sinai when the law was given. The first Pentecost of the New Covenant was what we have just read. 50 days after Passover.

On the first Pentecost of the Old Covenant, the law was given and the law as we know it is a ministry that takes away life and kills and condemns. On the first Pentecost of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai, 3, 000 people were put to death. On the first Pentecost of the New Covenant 3, 000 people were saved because life came gushing into the earth. On the first Pentecost of the Old Covenant they spoke of the works of the law and how the law focused on what man must do. In New Covenant Pentecost they focused on the mighty works of God - that is where the focus of the New Covenant is. Not your works but the mighty works of God!

Now many Christians have got their feet on Mount Sinai and one foot on Mount Zion. Because Mount Zion is where New Covenant Pentecost came from. You cannot add grace to the law - you cannot have your feet on both - but they do! Old Covenant focuses on our works but New Covenant focuses on His mighty works!

The devil wants you and me every day to focus on our works - our sins - our shortcomings - our failures. The Holy Spirit wants you to focus on Jesus righteousness as a gift for you! The devil wants you to focus on what you SHOULD do and what you SHOULDN'T do! This power will get you doing a whole lot of things without you even TRYING to! The Holy Spirit under New Covenant Pentecost wants you to focus on what Jesus has DONE and the works HE has done and the mighty works He HAS done on the Cross and the mighty resurrection - what HE did for YOU! The Old Covenant focuses on what YOU should be doing - the New Covenant focuses on what HE has done for YOU. Jesus mighty works for YOU, on YOUR BEHALF!

I want to say this (and I get caught by this now and again); "I should be doing this, that". The Holy Spirit says; "Focus on what He has done - focus on His works - that is the New Covenant Pentecost!". Then you suddenly find you are doing the will of God anyway!

There is a whole new teaching coming out to react to the grace message and it goes like this; "There is very little difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. The Old Covenant was the law without the power to live it. The New Covenant is still under law but now we have the power to live it!". That is a very dangerous deception my friend! If you buy into that lie then you will be focusing on the wrong thing. You will be focusing on the POWER helping you to live upto a standard to be righteous. You are righteous forever every single second of every single day. Keep your eyes off your performance and keep your eyes on the performance of Jesus Christ on your behalf.

You are not under the law - you are redeemed from the curse of the law. Christ is the end of the law to all who believe! You are not living up to a standard but you are living an empowered life! I get the heebie-jeebies because I love God's people when I hear people say this;

"The standards required of us under the New Covenant are higher than those required under the law".

I just think WHAT have you done to the people of God!? "Well because we have more power". The power doesn't come so we can live up to any standard. The power comes to live in freedom and we will grow in victory over sin and holiness and obedience - but if you are thinking that the New Covenant is power to live up to standards then you are focusing on standards and trying to get the power to get you to live up to that standard. So you are taking the focus OFF Jesus and AWAY from Jesus and His works and onto YOUR works!

You hear teaching like this; "Well Jesus said under the law thou shalt not commit adultery, but you just look at someone with a desire for adultery and you are guilty of adultery ... you see! That is the New Covenant standard! It's a higher standard than the Old Covenant!". Folks that is a complete mistreatment of the Scripture! Jesus wasn't preaching the New Covenant when He said that. He was addressing bigoted, arrogant people - not the Jewish people but the Pharisees and Sadducees who were putting heavy yokes upon the people. Yet they themselves had watered the law down to the point where man could sort of keep it. So they weren't ready for the New Covenant Pentecost because they felt self-righteous and self-sufficient!

So Jesus was saying; "I am telling you that the standard Moses taught - but I am the Law-giver". This is what the Law was. It is so severe that it is meant to strip you of all self-righteousness and of any hope of being righteous and complete abandonment so you must turn to grace and receive righteousness as a gift for in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed that is by faith from first to last.

Did you notice that this wind of the Spirit came rushing in? Did you notice that this wind of the Spirit came rushing in? Did you know that Ezekiel had a vision of the temple and he saw the glory of God lift off the temple? Lift off the Holy of Holies and hover over the Holy of Holies - linger there for a while. Israel was worshipping idols and going after false gods and so they were under the law and the glory lifted off the Holy of Holies.

The glory lingered there - it stayed there for a while. He was reluctant to leave! Then slowly moved to the outer court - like the Spirit of God didn't want to leave. Even under the law and condemnation and fading glory, He didn't want to leave! But because they worshipped idols, He finally lifted off the Holy Outer Court and goes to the Mount of Olives and lingers there - reluctant and slowly waiting!

Then Ezekiel saw the Spirit of God go back to heaven. Israel was without the glory for 100's of years. Now the first day of the New Covenant is the Day of Pentecost. Grace is in place and no longer under the law, no longer have to keep standards and measure up and be good enough. Grace has opened the heavens! The Spirit left slowly and reluctantly under the law but He comes RUSHING back once grace is in place! He accelerates and rushes into your life EVERY day!

Every day He can fall on you in resturants, fall on you at work! He will come on you -rushing into your life! One more Scripture and we close. Go to Acts chapter 10. Peter - a Jewish apostle - is going to Gentile Christians and they are not saved. Acts 10:36 - the Gentiles have invited him and they are Italians and it is Cornelius's home. Peter is preaching to Gentiles who are not born again; "He is the One appointed by God ... to Him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins" - not "sin" only - "through His Name. While Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the Word and the believers of the circumcised who had come with him were amazed because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles for they heard them speak in tongues and extolling God".

Now the Holy Spirit fell on them - He could not wait - He came rushing into the meeting and fell on them. They got saved and filled with the Holy Spirit straight away! Sometimes you can be preaching and people break out in laughter and people say; "Oh that is interupting the message!".

No the message CAUSED the interuption!

At what point did the Holy Spirit break in here where He couldn't wait anymore? "I can't wait anymore Peter - get out of the way!". He interupts the sermon when Peter said; "Everyone who believes on Him receives the forgiveness of sins". Peter was saying this and THEN the Spirit fell.

Do you understand what is going on here? Those who have been Christians for a number of years will. Modern preachers criticise this as "easy believism". You just believe and there it is! Where's the repentance Rob!? Notice they didn't even challenge repentance here. There are many places in the book of Acts where repentance doesn't seem to occur. Acts 10 - no repentance and they got saved. We went to China and where is repentance!?

Folks - repentance is something quite beautiful. It simply means change the way you think. God is not my enemy - God loves me! I want to be saved! And God comes rushing in! Today they would say to people that if you want to receive the Holy Spirit you must go through five classes and get purified and repent of all sin and get rid of this and get rid of that. Listen - the Holy Spirit said; "I'm not interested in that rubbish - this isn't the law - this is New Covenant! This isn't Mount Sinai! I am coming ready or not!". And He falls on them! I would love to be able to talk about the "Feast of Tabernacles" but I am going to close with reading this to you.

When you get into this flow the Holy Spirit falls on you over and over again and more and more. I don't know how many of you can receive this.

The Feast of Tabernacles was the last feast and the greatest feast. It is the ultimate closing of the age feast. We have seen all the feasts fulfilled but we haven't seen the Feast of Tabernacles fulfilled yet. I am telling you that I believe this outpouring in Florida is a feast not of Pentecost but of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles is the single, great ingathering of the harvest in the time of the rain. I've got about a 20 hour teaching on the Feast of Tabernacles from many years back but I want to give you in 1 minute (don't check your watches) - put John 7:2. It makes clear that this is the feast of tabernacles and in John 7:14 Jesus came during that feast and on the last day, He stood up and cried out; "If anyone thirsts let him come to Me and drink ... this He said about the Spirit whom those who believed in Him were to receive for as yet the Spirit had not yet been given for He was not yet glorified".

Now Jesus HAS been glorified! Remember John 17 - Jesus said; "Father glorify Me with the glory I had before". And He is going back to heaven - died on the Cross, raised and ascended on high and was glorified. He spoke to His disciples for 40 days and 10 days later Pentecost. 50 days after Pentecost Jesus was glorified. The Spirit fell at Pentecost - but this is speaking of the Feast of Tabernacles, the great ingathering - the ultimate climax and consumation of the ages is about to be summed up in a Feast of Tabernacles. A greater outpouring than the Day of Pentecost! A great ingathering of billions of people into the harvest - into salvation in Jesus Christ in our time.

I feel His Presence upon me. The Feast of Tabernacles - the great ingathering. I am going to read seven things that the Old Covenant teaches that this Feast was about. I will read them and close! I can give you Scriptures for each of these seven things that all talk about the Feast of Tabernacles - the great ingathering, the great outpouring - greater than Pentecost!

1. It was a Feast that manifested unity - not institutional but organic unity. I wrote this down about the Florida Outpouring while I was watching this on streaming on Thursday morning. I felt God speak this to me and I wrote it down;

"About this anointing through the media - what God impressed me with was that this anointing is linking and joining on-fire Christians in a conciousness and awareness of global unity - a sense of desiring and standing for each other's success and for everyone's protection. The Body of Christ loving one another Because of the anointing of the Feast of Tabernacle coming on the earth".

Let's stand with the global day of prayer in the city next week - there is an anointing of organic unity. I don't like minister's fraternals - I don't like arranged unity and organised unity and we all have to go down to the lowest denominator and agree to disagree. That's not unity! Unity is dynamic and it is powerful! It is the outpouring of God that will bring a Feast of Tabernacle unity and the power of the Spirit and not man organising it!

2. It is a Feast of Joy. It speaks of ecstatic joy in the Feast of Tabernacles! For 1900 years there has been a drought of joy. This Feast will bring ecstatic joy.

3. It is a Feast of Ingathering. A great ingathering of the harvest in the time of the rains.

4. It is a Feast of Rest. There comes a peace and a rest in the Presence of God. How many want to enter rest on a daily basis?

5. It is a Feast of Glory. The Church will pass from the realm of the natural into the realm of the supernatural.

6. It is a Feast of Restoration. The prophets are talking about God restoring all things now! Even a lost penknife - a lost wallet - a lost suitcase - things are falling from the air in front of them! "Lord I want my penknife back" - bam! There it is on the bed! Family are gathering! Natural things are being restored around the earth. But it also means that every gift and every ministry are being restored and even important are going to be positioned correctly in the Body of Christ. Evangelists are not going to try and be teachers and pastors. Everyone will be ordered - restoration of EVERYTHING! That has been lost through the years of the Dark Ages.

7. It is a Feast of His Appearing. In the middle of this Jesus will suddenly appear as He did in John 7. He started teaching - revelation from the Son of God. His manifestation will appear in the glory in the Feast of Tabernacle.

There is coming a distinction between those who will walk under an open heaven depending on God in sincerity and integrity and genuinely depending on the supernatural and those who are intellectual, self-righteous, legalistic, and religious. The shakings that are coming and the revival that is coming will make a distinction in the Body of Christ.

"What is happening in Florida is not just for Florida - God is speaking clearly - it is going all over the globe. It's for Hong Kong. God we need it in Hong Kong! We're desperate for it for Hong Kong! ... Let the Feast of Tabernacles manifest on that gathering ...".