April Update from the Mountains

Before we release the latest update, please find our update from February. As a Kingdom family we love informing people about what Yahweh is doing and all that Jesus continues to bless us with. Be Blessed!

Hey Family! So the adventure continues! Deep into the heart of God. There has been so much great God outbreaks that it felt right to share and encourage our community. In particular I wanted to share and confirm, affirm and encourage us in numerous ways as we seek to see J E S U S magnified in all we do.

Embracing uniqueness

One of the greatest wonders of what the Lord J E S U S is doing among us is joining a peculiar people (1 Peter 2 v 9) together. This comes with a ‘warts and all mentality’ as we all at different and unique stages of our walk with J E S U S embrace the different and unusual, the inward and outward expressions, the way people embrace H O L Y S P I R I T, and the myriad of ways in which people express J E S U S to those around them. Sometimes it can seem uncomfortable or strange, but at the heart of the seeking person is a love for J E S U S, their brothers and sisters in Christ and the world around them. It is so okay to not be in the same place as the person next to you, what makes it exciting is that they like you, are on a pursuit, a ‘cross riddled way’ on a narrowing path.

Lets remember the wise words of H O L Y S P I R I T when he shared with us “The narrow path is not narrow minded”. Different expressions and responses to God that are ‘in Christ’ are like the array of colours that were woven together on Joseph’s dream coat. It made the coat (body of people stand out). We are reminded of this is in 2 Corinthians 3 v 18 where it states ‘And WE ALL, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Our response to the Spirit moving may be different to one another, but that is completely okay and fine.

Grapes as big as tennis balls

Throughout last year from different sources, voices and places within our family the Lord kept speaking to us all about ‘new wine’. We then encountered this is the wider church body as songs were sung, words were released, confirming the sound of ‘new wine’. The Spirit of God was asking us to embrace deeper. When Jesus turned water into wine in Cana, found in John 2 1 – 11, He didn’t make a little ‘new wine’ he made copious amounts that was an overflow and extravagant gift to the wedding he was at. We are being asked to embrace the extravagance of Jesus and accept that when he comes, he always comes with OVERFLOW. Our thinking is being shifted to embrace an extravagant LOVE towards us from Christ that will literally transform us from glory to glory into the likeness of the brilliant one.

Last week in worship and prayer with the men, the Lord showed me a normal sized grape vine. But on this grapevine were grapes so ready and ripe, but they were as big as tennis balls and were drooping low. In the vision I saw people not going and picking them but going and laying down under them so they could feast on the grapes. J E S U S reminds us in John 15 v 5 onwards that He is the vine and we are the branches. He is calling His sons and daughters to come and ‘remain’ in Him, for outside of Him we can do nothing. This is also an invitation to abundant living, calling to His table, the inner most parts of who He is. Not by works or by delusion, but by the psalm 23 call to ‘lay down’ so to speak! in green pastures with the great Shepherd Jesus.

Our response to J E S U S invitation to His extravagant love on a daily basis, regardless of our circumstance will release tremendous blessings to those around us and to our own hearts. This was also confirmed from the Brave hearts womens prayer and blessing walk through Springwood a few weeks ago where they saw in the spirit a tight cluster of grapes and the new juice coming out of them.

Pick up sticks

The Lord J E S U S is inviting us to give up spiritual barrenness and accept his spiritual fertility that is available for EVERYONE. During the prayer and worship the Lord shared a vision with our Sanctuary family where there was a large field that had been ready for sowing, but the field was full of sticks. I then heard the Lord say “I am destroying barrenness in the heart” I then saw the Lord pick all the sticks up and place them in piles with ropes around them. He then showed a vineyard being sown and grown in ‘fertile ground’. This vision is an invitation into a community of people coming out of ‘lack’ and into ‘abundance’ in the heart. He is performing this mighty work to guide us all deeper into the devotional life.

As I shared this with some brothers, another brother shared that he too had seen a field with a eucalyptus tree that was split and sticks and bark everywhere. Another brother without anyone knowing, had planned a short film to show us where a man walked down through a valley to an open field and in front of him was a incredibly large pile of sticks. God is so good! We love his constant confirmations.

I believe the Lord J E S U S is calling us into deeper holiness and righteousness deliberately for His beautiful plans and purposes to be fulfilled in us.

One Son

The beautiful Blue Mountains is world renown for its exquisite natural wonders and is known as a ‘city inside a world heritage national park’. We believe that a time is coming where the Blue Mountains will not be known for the fame of natural beauty and three sisters, but will be known as a place of ONE SON – J E S U S. During the mens prayer walk that was held a few weeks after the women (we believe the Lord led the women as a ‘Deborah’ company on purpose first, because we believe in empowering women into all they can be) some of the men walked and worshiped and prayed at two specific sites. Rest Park and the monument to the governor who named Springwood.

On the way down the plan was to stop at the monument first and then rest park, problem was in the dark we couldn’t see the monument so we ended up at REST park first. This was meant to be. We prayed there and then headed back along the road to find the spring monument. As we got there and prayed we asked the Lord J E S U S to release His glory over the mountains. As we were praying this a heavy cargo train went past us engines roaring, yet every cart was empty, the Lord spoke to us about the glory of the latter house will be greater than the glory of the former house (Haggai 2 v 9 – The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”) as this happened another heavy cargo train about 4 minutes later came up but this time it was with heavily carted cargo! When this train finished a strange occurrence happened. The light and faster empty train that was first was notably more noisier, and the heavy laden train was so smooth.

The glory of the Lord creates a smooth symphony in the believer. As the trains went past a brother said “ 85 carriages” and two brothers shouted out simultaneously “Psalm 85” so we went there and it says in verses 11 and 12 “Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Standing at the spring monument we were quite overcome that J E S U S wants to establish a psalm 85 release in these mountains. Praise be the Lord. Be encouraged to read the whole psalm and see it as a promised blessing for you, your family, your friends, your town and city and this amazing place we call home.

Christmas in January and February

There is a famous Christmas song that the Lord has been singing over Sanctuary the past few weeks. It has a few lines that say “Its starting to feel a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go”. When the Lord said it the words were a little different. He said “Its starting to feel a lot like Wales, repentance everywhere” referring to the world renown Welsh revival that touched the nation of Wales in early 1900’s. With another ‘move’ of God’s presence coming from that nation again, through the ‘blessing’s movement’ I sense the Lord is again speaking His dreams of His presence engulfing communities again, but in our own nation also.

We believe the ‘move of Gods spirit’ we have been in consistently over the past few years is creating a ‘culture’ of God’s presence that will transform everything from the inside out and the outside in. The cry of the Welsh revival was “Come Holy Spirit”. We agree and call out with full faith “Come Holy Spirit” for our region, our nation. J E S U S loves when we move everything to be closer and closer to Him. We see a shift happening where distraction, boredom and casualness will be removed and wonder, peace and awe will be given by the Lord J E S U S to His people as they say with the Spirit (Revelation 22) “Come Lord J E S U S Come”

It is a wonderful adventure to be on with each and everyone of you from the oldest to the youngest. We are sure you also have more to add and confirm in what He has been doing and we are excited to hear this at one of our gatherings.

So much more to come, Adam and Cath.