Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

The apostles were in the middle of their Pentecostal feast when suddenly a loud sound, like a fierce wind, filled their ears.
 
All the apostles felt alive and full of energy, totally revitalized, and as they looked at each other in amazement and wonderment, they saw that every apostle had a tiny flame hovering over their head.
 
“The Holy Spirit has arrived”, they exclaimed and they were even more astonished to discover that they were all speaking in different languages.
They all felt as though they had unlimited energy, courtesy of the Holy Spirit, and they ran excitedly out into the nearby streets giving thanks to God in many different languages.
 
Some were preaching about God in Greek; whilst others were preaching about Jesus in Latin. And some were praising the Holy Spirit in Arabic.
 
It was the tradition that many people from the surrounding countries visited Jerusalem at the time of Pentecost.
 
And when these people from foreign lands heard the apostles preaching with the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, they marvelled, one to another:
“These men are only from the area of Galilee. So how is it that they can speak our language fluently?”
 
But some people just laughed and made fun out of the apostles by saying that they were only drunk!
 
But when they heard Peter preaching everyone felt an emotional stirring because of his vibrant passion.
 
“Most certainly we are not drunk, far from it”, Peter joked. “We are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. He has come back from being dead. We have seen him with our own eyes!
 
And today the Holy Spirit has descended upon us, which is why you are able to understand what we are saying in your own language.”
 
And Peter continued, “Those of you who are truly sorry for all the sins that you have committed may receive God’s blessing today. Will you join us?”
 
And that very day, following Peter’s preaching and teaching more than 3,000 people were baptized and became followers of Jesus.
 
Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah
With many peaceful blessings
Geoffrey

 

The Book of Heavenly Love

I have just uploaded my latest e-book.

The Book of Heavenly Love is full of heart-warming stories (so have your tissues ready!).

With 241 pages and some 57,000 words there is plenty to read.

And ‘The Book of Heavenly Love’ is absolutely free

To freely download ‘The Book of Heavenly Love’ just visit

http://www.godsholyspirit.net/BookofHeavenlyLove.pdf

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

My Journey With The Holy Spirit

I have recently uploaded my latest video which describes my Journey with the Holy Spirit from my earliest days in a Methodist Sunday School to my present life, married to Marlene, and as a member of Clydach Methodist Church.

My powerful testimony includes how our Father God answered my desperate prayer request when I was ‘dying’ and how He brought me back to life because as Jeremiah 29: 11 says – God has great plans for Marlene and I.

To view my video please click below: –

https://youtu.be/utVoXZRKJCU

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Holy Spirit Donations

I have just created a special page for people who wish to make donations to help us expand our Ministry.
This is something completely new to us – and something that we have never done before – but I know that there are people ‘out there’ who would like to make a donation, however small, towards our ever increasing financial commitments in the expansion of our Ministry.
Our Donations page may be found at:-
Thanking you, in advance, for all your love and support
God Bless
Geoffrey

The Holy Spirit on Kindle

Since I had a near death experience in January 2013, the Holy Spirit has been very close to me. And when God spoke to me, He told me that it was very important that I write this book – which 185 pages and 51,000 words later – I have done!
 
If you have a kindle I warmly invite you to take a look at:-
 
 
for further information and to purchase a copy for only £3.77 which you may then download onto your computer.
 
May our Father God bless you mightily in everything you say and in everything you do
Peace be unto you
Geoffrey

Church Bells Ring and Crosses Rise Over Freed Towns

Open Doors Weekly Email

Church bells ring and crosses rise over freed towns

For the first time in over two years, church bells are ringing and crosses are being erected in towns across Iraq’s Nineveh Plain liberated from so-called Islamic State (IS) militants.

In the town of Bartella, returning church leaders found hymn books scattered, pews upturned and graffiti scrawled on the walls. But in an act of defiance and hope, church leaders this week sounded the church bells – announcing the end of the town’s invasion and occupation by IS.

Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian town, has also been liberated, answering the prayers of many of its displaced inhabitants. In a series of moving pictures, church leader Ammar returns to Qaraqosh and erects a cross atop his church. “Thanks to God… It was a wonderful day to see Qaraqosh,” Ammar says. “Yes, they destroyed and burned houses and churches but of course we will fix it again.”

Church leaders are beginning to return to the village of Karamles too. Thabet takes with him a large cross which he plants in the ground on a hill overlooking the village. “I am so happy I can do this,” he says. “I’m smiling from cheek-to-cheek and I weep tears of joy at the same time. This is the trip I have been praying for for two years now.”

“My dream is to bring back all the Christians to this village,” he adds. “Then we will worship outside on Barbara Hill; we will take communion in the open air. Everybody will see that this is the church; this is the body of Christ; this is Christian land. That is my dream – to give a testimony to the world.”

Please Pray:

  • Praise God for the liberation of towns across Iraq’s Nineveh Plain from IS!
  • For the liberation of Mosul and other towns in the region. Ask God to protect civilians living in warzones and those being held captive by IS
  • For Open Doors workers in the region as they continue to support thousands of believers in the changing situation.
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Future remains uncertain

Before the IS invasion in 2014, this region was home to the largest concentration of Christians and religious minorities left in Iraq. Thousands of displaced families are being cared for by Open Doors’ partners in Kurdistan and our commitment is to support them for as they long as they need us. Open Doors has worked in the region for over 20 years. Thanks to an incredible response to appeals in 2014 and since, our partners are currently supporting 15,000 displaced families with emergency relief, trauma care and long-term rebuilding.

As the battle for Mosul intensifies, the UN and other aid agencies are predicting a humanitarian crisis, with up to one million people expected to flee Mosul itself when the fighting reaches the city. Open Doors partners are monitoring the situation and are planning how they will support displaced people to return to Mosul and the surrounding villages once it is safe for them to do so.

Because the truth is, that even with IS gone, they will be returning to devastated and destroyed communities. With your help we will be with these communities for the long-term. Their churches will need rebuilding, their homes will need to be restored. They have lost their possessions. But they want to return home.

Thank you for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray, give and speak out for Christians in Iraq.

Bring hope to the Middle East

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With many thanks for your prayers,

Lisa

Lisa Pearce
CEO Open Doors UK & Ireland

Please support Open Doors in every way you possibly can. There are so many people still being persecuted for their Christian beliefs in too man countries throughout the world.

With many peaceful and hope-filled blessings

Geoffrey

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

What is intercession? First of all, intercession is sacrificial prayer. It focuses less on you and more on others. It asks God’s power to be unleashed throughout the world.

Intercessory prayer involves spiritual warfare. Our battle is not against flesh and blood, and it is not fought with carnal weapons. We win these battles on our knees!

In 2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 5 we read:-

We are humans, but we don’t wage war as humans do.

We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

Through intercessory prayer, you can subdue the forces of hell and render Satan powerless, because “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling sown of strongholds!”

Through Intercession, you can change the course of history. Through prayer and intercession, you can touch your community and impact your world.

God has placed all that He is and has at your disposal in prayer.

No principality or power can stand against the person who knows how to pray.

The Power of Intercessory Prayer is an e-book in .pdf format and costs only £1.00.

To purchase your copy of this very important book please go to:-

http://www.godsholyspirit.net/PowerofIntercessoryPrayer.html

And once payment is made you will receive a copy of your new e-book by email.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey