The Wave and the Flood of the Glory are coming to Thurrock
 

By Tim Harrold - from a talk given at Thurrock Christian Fellowship, All Saints Centre, Grays, on 4 April 2016
You can listen to it here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5EfuPWVc5hjbUlhUkVpSnpzbk0

 

Preface: Remembering when TCF Grays was a multi-roomed venue for 24-7 prayer
  • lying on the floor in the kitchen slain in the Spirit with Pete Howe
  • listening to recording of mighty rushing wind of Holy Spirit coming upon a meeting of Inuits
  • we were led to still waters - some of us dived right in
  • Wave Room - featuring a huge model of a wave made by my wife Vera and and son Lee
    • when we stood under the wave, waves of the Holy Spirit came over us
    • we were swimming in Holy Spirit freedom
Intro: Refer to picture shared with Andy Acreman (TCF) some years ago
  • Thurrock is being flooded
    • when the water rises it is impossible to tell where one garden starts and another ends
    • imagine not being able to tell where one fellowship’s operations begin and another’s ends
  • this is the ‘city’ church
Deep Imapct 11. When there’s a flood...
  • fences fall, barriers broken
    • a flood can be a picture of unity
  • this is happening in Thurrock, as the revelation grows of ‘city’ church
  • not the churches of Thurrock but the church of Thurrock
Example: Thurrock Pentecost 2016
  • 7pm Saturday 14 May - in TCF All Saints, Grays
    • a declaration of intentional unity will be made by local leaders
    • this will be a significant moment
  • it’ll be a bit like the following video...
  • as you watch, don’t read the words, just get the meaning of the image
Follow the Money>>> https://vimeo.com/142867037 - Follow The Money title sequence

2. We can't create heaven - only let heaven in
  • Jesus was the 'first drop' - as seen falling on the girl's face in the video (right)
    • following in his wake is the wave of heaven saturating all of time and space
    • when we stop bottling God up, his life overflows
  • the aquifers of pure water stored in Thurrock's chalk cliffs (19th century)
  • hidden water when struck bursts out (one produced a spout 200ft jigh)
    • Jesus said we’re to be wells - spring up!
    • Baal Perazim - 2 Samuel 5:20
      • means the Lord breaks through like water...
      • ... or the Master who explodes
    • a flood removes obstacles and barriers
    • there’s no shape to a flood - it’s messy!
  • Zechariah 2:4-5
    • “Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,” declares the Lord, “and I will be its glory within.”
      • no wall except God’s fire
      • no shape except God’s glory
  • unity in God isn’t boxed in - there is no box!
  • we can't do anything but surrender to true freedom
3. Coming into God’s presence is the key
  • turn the tap of worship and let heaven pour into this space and fill your space
  • the reservoir of heaven is endless, inexhaustible
  • our prayer is simply 'More, Lord'
4. In the flood of God, anything is possible
  • faith abounds because we live in it, swim in it
  • in him we live and move and have our being
    • it becomes our natural environment
5. When you gather, expect presence
  • 1906 revival at Azusa Street, USA
    • no planned order of service, just an expectancy
      • it was messy, but thousands came into the Kingdom
      • the pastor at Azusa Street sat with his head in a box
      • when he stopped doing this to please man, the revival came to an end
  • religiosity takes away our joy, but where the Spirit is there is joy
    • because perfect love casts out fear we don’t have to please man
  • it’s not what it looks like - it’s what you do with it
  • it’s the Holy Spirit who leads our gathering and our gatherings
6. Mission, outreach and evangelism come out of presence
  • it's a consequence of being in the flood
    • Firestarting in Grays High Street (join the team!)
      • (other methods of evangelism are available!)
    • the revival of love that Heidi Baker has seen in the Spirit has started *
    • signs without preaching!
  • because in the flood of God’s presence is true freedom, the miraculous follows
    • the presence and the miraculous say it all
  • our part is to make disciples
  • the simple message of the King is: Follow me, be transformed by the renewing of your mind
    • Jesus did not go down to the beach with a tract and tell the fisherman to “say this prayer”
    • his presence said - and says - it all
7. Unity is not simply fellowships working together
  • unity is formed through relationship
    • unity in God begets unity with each other
    • unity with each other is the inevitable consequence of unity in God
    • he can’t help creating unity through us
    • we can’t help being in unity - we wouldn’t want it any other way
  • Jesus expressed this for all who would come to follow him in his prayer in the garden
    • John 17:20-23
      • My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Deep Impact 28. Jesus is giving you his glory
  • he’s saying, “Here it is, take it!”
    • how big is Jesus’ glory?
    • infinite!
  • so receive an infinity of Jesus’ glory!
9. Unity is the consequence of glory
  • new disciples are the consequence of unity
    • it's the flood that began with a single drop
  • divineness blinds people to the Kingdom
    • but unity reveals the Kingdom to people (Vera)
  • if God’s glory is going to fill the whole earth, then it’s going to fill the whole borough
    • “I will be its glory within.”
      • let his glory flood you
      • stand in the Wave Room under the wave
Example: Severn Bore
  • went to see it in 1995
  • we could hear it coming round the bend before it arrived - it was like...
    • Revelation 19:6
      • Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder
    • it was like hearing the might rushing wind coming upon the Inuits
  • 10 years ago I had a dream of a huge wave wave beyond the horizon
    • it's picture of a wave of blessing coming towards us
  • Roy Edworthy's vision, Southend Beach, 10 October 2007
    • I stood on the beach looking out to the estuary and felt that there would be a "Tsunami" of the Lord coming up the river from the estuary towards London and beyond to the very source of the Thames. This would be like nothing ever seen or experienced before. It will be of such magnitude and power that the enemies defences will be completely overwhelmed and destroyed and the flow will extend in land for some distance (not just the river front).
      I also felt that the Lord saying He is going to claim back those places, things and people that have been stolen from Him.
      But the time is not yet, because the "church" is not ready. So this is a time of preparation for the "church". Those that ignore or refuse to change could be lost in the tsunami, because only the true church of Jesus Christ (the bride) will remain.
  • what if it came today?
  • watch the following video and imagine it NOT being a fearful or destructive thing
    • watch it and see it as a picture of an enormous wave of the Spirit
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNtsVP42bOE - Deep Impact tsunami wave sequence - from about 15 secs to 50 secs (see stills above)

Prayer
  • wave meditation
    • close eyes and imagine a huge wave of the Holy Spirit / blessing / presence / glory / revival coming towards you
    • let his glory flood you
    • stand in the Wave Room under the wave
  • receive the infinity of Jesus’ glory
Song and ministry
  • Let it rain, open the floodgates of heaven
* Heidi Baker's prophetic word for the UK can be heard here: http://ctflondon.com/tag/heidi-baker/ and read here: http://richards-watch.org/2014/11/27/heidi-baker-prophecy-of-a-new-move-of-god-in-uk/

See also http://www.transformationthurrock.com/Articles/261876/Transformation_Thurrock/News/Thurrock_Land_of.aspx

 
 

Tim Harrold, 08/04/2016

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