February 27, 2009
Well, we had a great day yesterday. Many people gave testimonies about their prophetic words. It is amazing what the Lord reveals. And, there were some people who came up to me and told me that they had been healed the night before during the major prophetic healing line we had. Here the team members would lay hands on the sick and not ask what was needed. They would seek the Lord and prophetically receive what they were to pray for. The testimonies from the team members around 12:30 a.m. were wonderful. The testimonies of the people healed were even more so. We serve a good God.
In the morning session yesterday the power went totally out. It didn’t stop the capacity crowd from worshiping. The pastor on the guitar kept going without power, the pastor on the drums kept going. Leadership switched back and forth between them and the key board player who also could not play the keyboard. People sang and worshipped and celebrated. We were nearing the end of worship when this happened and so it added 45 minutes extra to the worship and put the teaching schedule for the day in a bit of a pinch. But it was worth it as Heaven opened and the presence of God was tangible and powerful. No physical power but a great deal of spiritual power was suddenly available.
Got back to where we are staying – met with my lead team member for almost an hour – and decided to head to bed just after 1:30 a.m. Toilet and shower and sink out of commission. No water! The apartment buildings across the street from the orphanage where we stay also had no water. Just went to bed.
This morning – up real early to pack and rearrange stuff in the suitcases – taking out certain teachings, dirty clothes in one bag, clean at the top of the other… still no water for a shower or shave and the toilet… Left at 10:00 for a three hour drive to Dnipropetrovsk which is a city of 2 million. Had lunch in the ‘apartment’ where we are to stay … two team members and myself. The other two team members are being housed elsewhere. So, I will be working with a team of five of us here.
I am so pleased that these young apostles were able to travel with me. They are good and are doing very well hearing God for those they are praying for. Exciting to see them grow and develop.
The others are resting right now – tonight at 5:00 we meet with 30 people who are the leaders of the local church here that is hosting us. That means over 1/3 of the church are considered leaders. Tomorrow morning – 30 who pastor churches in and around this city. Tomorrow afternoon and evening – teaching and prophetic ministry during public services. Sunday – the regular morning (afternoon) service of the host church… there will be other meetings scattered around throughout our time here. Then on Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. we head to the train station for a 6 hour train ride to Kiev. The start of a long journey home.
We are looking forward with great anticipation to what the Lord might do here in this wonderful and beautiful city on the Niber River which I can see from the 9th floor window of the little office where I have located my computer.