Breaking the glass ceiling Jan 2018
@ 13.20mins you can listen to the recording of the prophetic word about the glass ceiling recorded at the last Big PUSH.
In Uganda recentIy, I spoke on the story of Elijah over the three evenings of the conference that Arnold had called “Prophecy, healing and breakthrough”. From the first evening Arnold and I flowed together powerfully with the Holy Spirit. I spoke prophetically of what had happened in Liverpool on 31st December 2017.
OpenWell (the Church I attend) had met for Church in Belvedere Academy as usual. Only what was not usual was a left over prop from the school’s Christmas pantomime tucked just behind the curtain on the stage. The prop was the front half of a little red car with no steering wheel and the registration plate JLKI. As soon as the worship started my eyes were drawn to the little red car and the Lord said, “The registration JLKI stood for Jesus Loves Kingdom Initiatives. 2018 will mark a shift of the way many of us will do Church. There will be a return to the Gospel as the foundations of Church and with that the restoration of signs, wonders and miracles.
Later OpenWell gathered with Victory Outreach Church near to the Albert Docks for a joint New Years Eve party. We realised as we got close to the venue that there was a huge fire in the Liverpool Echo Arena car park just a few minutes away. The whole atmosphere was full of thick smoke and it wasn’t long before we heard the news that a 16 year old Land Rover car on the 3rd floor of the car park had burst into flames and the fire had spread throughout the whole car park.
The fire started less than 8 hours before the start of 2018. The fire brigade took 8 minutes to get to the car park. It was reported initially that approx 1,600 vehicles were destroyed.
The car park was full to capacity not only with cars but with some of the best show jumping horses, as the Liverpool International Horse Show was on in The Echo Arena. Liverpool rallied around to help providing lifts and accommodation for those stuck and the horses were stabled at Aintree Racecourse.
Thankfully no people or horses were injured and Sky news reported that it was a miracle that nobody was injured. The fact was that if the fire had started as people were arriving or leaving the Echo Arena it would have been a very different story and I’m certain there would have been many fatalities.
As we worshipped later on in the evening, the Lord began to speak to me again. He said, “Cars speak to us prophetically about ministry. 1600 cars had been consumed by fire and destroyed, and it was a picture of God clearing many of our ministries from the old season to make way for a return to "Jesus Love Kingdom Initiatives" that will be fire fuelled and manifesting miracles. 2018 will be marked with new beginnings and a restoration back to God’s way of gathering as the Church. 8 = new beginnings and it was 8 hours before the start of 2018, 8 minutes before the fire service arrived, a 16 year old Land Rover and 1600 cars which is a multiple of 8, 16 being double 8.
I believe God is saying that He is about to move very powerfully in Liverpool and through Liverpool to the nation and nations, releasing New Beginnings compete with signs wonders and miracles.”
I later discovered that the Victory Outreach Church poster for the New Years Eve morning service that day, had been an image of an empty car park! God is speaking and He is about to move in a massive way.
A week later, I noticed the little red car was still there on the platform in Belvidere Academy...I heard the Lord say, "There is no steering wheel for you to use because I want to lead the way in this season." The question for us all is will we really allow the Lord to steer us?
A friend from South Africa sent this through: “For 2018 - EXPECT YOUR BEST YEAR EVER! Both the Jewish calendar (5778) and the Gregorian calendar (2018) New Year ends in “8”. Eight means “NEW BEGINNINGS.” But “18” is the Hebrew word “Chai,” which means “LIFE.” This will be a great harvest year of new life because 2018 will mark the greatest outpouring of God’s tangible Glory in history! In this Glory, repentance, salvations, healings, miracles and all God’s promises will be instant! Expect your best year ever and a harvest of souls!”
A little while later the Lord spoke again about those who had locked up their cars and walked away with their keys safely in their pockets. However, when they returned their keys were utterly useless. People whose cars were destroyed would hopefully soon have new cars with new keys.
God was saying, “This is a season when I am asking you to lock up the old things that are no longer fruitful in this season. For I am about to release new keys with an upgrade for your ministries.”
I spoke of our friend Julie Wickenden from Kent and shared the story of how I had prophesied about the “Glass ceiling coming down over her life”. Five minutes later the ceiling in her dining room at home came crashing down leaving a five-foot hole! I shared that God was saying for many there in Uganda, the glass ceiling was about to come down; that God was about to release new keys of authority for the season of new beginnings, which had already begun. Old things needed to be locked up so that God can release the new.
I presented Arnold with a new key (he had been asking the Lord for a new key!) and we invited all of the Pastors and Leaders to come to the front. I handed the microphone over to one of the Pastors who began to lead the Pastors in a powerful time of repentance. He cried out to God full of sorrow about their disunity and pride. When they had finished we called on God to bring down the walls of division and disunity. The Holy Spirit flooded the place!
Two days later Arnold and I were speaking at a Leaders Breakfast. As Arnold was speaking his phone began to ping as messages were coming in. Arnold apologised and checked his phone. He looked a little surprised, as he announced that his Church had just collapsed and it wasn’t long before a photo arrived showing that the roof had certainly collapsed into the Church. Huge wooden beams had simply broken in half and we were told that the walls had huge cracks in them too, rendering the Church building completely unsafe to use!
I spoke recapping what God had said prophetically throughout the conference a few days earlier.
1) God was calling us to lock up the old so that we can receive the new keys for this new season.
2) God wants to be at the steering wheel of our ministries.
3) Walls of disunity had been broken down so that the Bride of Christ can now emerge.
4) God is calling us all to watch as He is about to extend our personal tent pegs. For He is going to stretch us way beyond what we can naturally do. Be ready! Watch! Step up and step out and step into our anointing for God is about to take us to another level and another expansion of territory. We will see some significant breakthroughs!”
5) God is bringing ceilings down!
2014 - The Lord is saying He is going to come to people under the canopy and they will have encounters with the living God. They will have dreams and visions...many will see Jesus face to face as He intervenes in their lives. For they will not know that a canopy has been raised over their lives until my presence and my glory comes to fill it. There will be strategic leaders who are going to encounter God - some will be politicians, some will be business and community leaders...others will be gang leaders who's lives are going to be redeemed powerfully. But God does not want anyone's name or ministry taking the glory for He is a jealous God and He alone deserves the glory.
For I have already started says The Lord and there are those already who have been responding...but one person or one organisation cannot raise up the canopy. They have stood alone and the enemy has come like a flood against them but they have not given up...they are looking again to stand and to raise up a part of this canopy that I am calling them to. This canopy over Liverpool is called "His banner over Liverpool is LOVE".
Isaiah 54:2- 4 "Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated."
Saw The Lord, King Jesus walking around the room and as people's hands are raised in abandonment to Him He is placing His hands palm to palm with our hands. His hands are pierced and He is touching our hands with the pierced palms that witness the resurrection power that overcame the grave, that paid the price for our freedom. He is releasing victory and power to overcome, to break the power of sickness and disease, to bring deliverance, to bring restoration. He is releasing freedom and life. He is releasing a whole new level of owner that the Church has never encountered before. It's not in the ones and twos but it is to anyone abandoned to Him.
December 2008 – Dream of huge grey walls which reminded me of the Liverpool dock walls. They were old and of different sizes and shapes. As I looked at the wall three bricks suddenly fell out from the centre of the wall. Excitedly I thought I could go to get some tools to dislodge the remaining bricks. However, before I had an opportunity to move, the wall suddenly collapsed and the Lord said “the walls are about to come down!”
December 2008 – Dream of closely approaching the top of a mountain – just a finger tip away. I was not alone but could not see who was with me. As we reached the summit it was incredibly beautiful and God said ”This is the place you have dreamt of, this is the place you have laid your life down for, this is the place of revival and transformation, this is the place of salvation, miracles and healing – but do not stay here. People who have arrived here before have stopped and they have never got any further and I am calling you to go beyond.” As I looked towards the horizon the thin cloud began to separate another and higher mountain came into view. The Lord said “You do not have to go to the bottom of this mountain to climb the next one.”
December 2008 – Dream of school gym hall with several Christians in. As people saw the Christians, hundreds then thousands of people began to run desperately to them and cried out “what must we do to be saved?”
Raising the Watchmen - 16 June 2005
Even the Anthony Gormley’s statues of the men looking out across Liverpool Bay are a sign to you says the Lord, that I am releasing my angels to watch over this gateway place. As they look out they are symbolic of the watchmen being raised to stand and watch over what comes in and what goes out of this gateway place. Just as you have stood across the mouth of the river and made declarations of what can come through this gateway I have been enforcing that which you have declared says the Lord.
The statues are also a sign to you that as they have been seen to be an expensive folly, I am releasing a fresh outpouring of my lavishness for you. I am raising up my Church in the mouth of this river to stand and to look out. Where the Church in the past has mostly been inward looking; this is a season where I am awaking the Church and calling her to stand and to look out.
Just as day by day the number of the statues are growing, I am going to raise up those who will stand with you. For I am calling you to in the places of authority that I have prepared for you says the Lord. I want you to know that I have prepared the ground for you. You will be well rooted in the ground of My rock says the Lord. You will not sink! As the waves come, you will be washed with My life; it will not overwhelm you or drown you. At times you will be in well over your head says the Lord but you will not drown! For I am doing a new thing do you not perceive it?
The Church is going to reap what you sow. You have sown much in the past and not seen the full yield of what you have sown. But I would say to you as you come and take your place as an Apostolic Church of prayer for the region, as you take your place, as you begin to stand in the gateway you will experience the breakthrough of many waters. As you begin to comprehend who you are and take hold of what I am calling you to, you will know a new level of authority and anointing. You will see a level of breakthrough that you have only dreamed of. As you learn to be who I have created you to be, just being who I have destined you to be will yield more fruit than you have experienced. For the fields around you are ripe unto harvest but you have not been in the right position to reap it and I would call you to allow me to re-align you. Come and stand. Take your place of destiny.
2004 - Whilst praying for the Mersey Region I saw a huge tidal wave rise up in the mouth of the river Mersey where New Brighton crosses over from Waterloo. The tidal wave began to sweep across the land on the Wirral and across Liverpool and then to sweep through the nation and nations.