In Mark 16:15-20 Jesus spoke to the disciples after his resurrection
He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all;
they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
The simple fact is that as a believer you have been given the mandate to preach the gospel. heal the sick, raise the dead and cast our demons!
Are you doing that?
We believe that every believer can and should be doing this as part of their every day life. If you believe that and feel that this style of prayer ministry is a good fit for you then we would be delighted to run a training session for a group of people at your church.
We are also in the process of developing on line training materials to give you some help in the area of spiritual warfare.
… against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Each of us lives complex lives. We are a product of our design, our heritage, our upbringing, our circumstances and how we have responded to things in the past.
As we seek to bring healing and wholeness to our lives we seek answers to questions about why we are the way we are and why we respond to the circumstances of our lives the way we do.
Why are some things easy for us to deal with whilst others weigh us down or trip us up all the time? Why do we struggle with particular physical symptoms or illnesses and cannot gain the victory over them that we desire?
It is easy to look at pragmatic things such as nature vs nurture or the many warnings we receive on the impact to our health of the various lifestyle choices we have made. And much of this is absolutely correct.
Very often when we are sick we need to see a Doctor and when we have emotional problems we would benefit from working through these with a counsellor or psychologist. However sometimes the root cause of these physical, mental and emotional issues lies not in the earthly realm but in the spiritual realm. Sometimes help is needed from both sacred and secular healers.
Ephesians 6:10-18 tells us that our real battle is in the spiritual realm, against the principalities and powers and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. So when the battle is in this realm spiritual warfare is required. That is what our prayer ministry is designed to do.
By exercising the authority and power given to us by God we do battle in the spiritual realm in a way that reflects the peace and power of our God . This is a quiet and gentle ministry that is as powerful as it is gentle.
In John 10:10 Jesus said
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
That is what we are about. Releasing you into the full life God has planned for you.
You are a child of God and God’s love for you is unrelated to what you do or don’t do or who you are or are not! He knows you intimately. He knows the plans he has for you. He knows the number of your days.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
He knows every hair on your head. He proved His love by sending His only son to die on the cross that you could be restored to the intimate relationship with Him that He had planned for you all along.
So I don’t care what you have done or not done, what you have thought or not thought
GOD LOVES YOU!
And THAT makes you worthwhile.
Regardless of what you may think of yourself, regardless of what those around you think of you, regardless of what Satan may whisper in your ear; you are a child of God and with that comes worth, authority, power and a destiny that is secure.
This ministry is all about releasing you to walk in the fullness of that.