Friday, July 9, 2010

Spiritual Readings - a love language

Evangelism is hard work in a country that has closed itself to 'religion' as a conversation of interest.
Today in the heart of Coppenhagan's educational city hub we tried a new strategy - it's called Spiritual Readings. It's basically using the language of 'spirituality' as a way of introducing people to the living word of God. I learned these tactics from Patricia King at Extreme Prophetic. We simply set up a booth of three chairs and made a sign inviting others to have a 'free spiritual reading'. What it means is that we pray to Jesus and ask Him for a specific word for the person we are praying for.
This was a brand new strategy for the young people I was doing it with in Denmark on a Salvation Army mission team.... but they were absolutely brilliant. Every single person we prayed with was  amazed at God's voice and open to receive more instruction and the message of the gospel freely afterwards. Tears, exposed fear, love revelations, confession, spiritual hunger - all of that was present after Jesus began to reveal Himself through our faith venture. It's so exciting to be in God's plan... the adventure never seems to stop.
I'm spurred on by the team - who is willing to step out in faith and confront their fear and the darkness with the never failing love and light of Jesus. And I'm spurred on by the love of God for His people... all of His people... oh, how He loves us.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Justice made fun in Denmark

I've spent the night at a camp in Denmark with 150 kids (of all ages) many of whom have not embarked on the Jesus adventure yet. Last night there was a special all ages game that was an incredible time together. It's difficult to explain but every small game/challenge was about helping kids here understand a little about life for others in developing countries. All of the games were connected to the Millennium Development Goals and included a brief idea/glimpse of how people can make a difference to change the situation. At the end of each challenge we received an ingredient for a cake we had to make together. Everyone received different portions and in order for any one team to make their cake they had to share/borrow or trade with others. It was a bigger lesson in how we can only challenge injustice by working together to redistribute wealth in a just way. All of this was done as a game - it was fun and it was really challenging.

It seems Denmark Salvationists take their justice seriously. What a great way to engage in a meaningful evening with those who know Jesus and those who don't know Him yet. The night was capped off with an International Night from the Time To Be Holy delegates - which was sensational... a very clear and celebratory declaration of the love and life of Jesus... what a great way to celebrate Justice again - from the inside out.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Time To Be Holy Revolutionaries...

Only a few more days left with this revolutionary, global team of committed Salvationists trying their best to challenge evil and extend God's kingdom in their own nations. It's been an incredible time of free worship, intercession, study, fun and strategic Holy advance as we've gathered at the ICO for the first ever 'youth focused' event in the hallowed grounds of 'The Cedars' in London.Thanks for your prayers and support - God has clearly answered and will continue to pour out His spirit on all of us as we continue in mission to Denmark and then on to Sweden for the final celebration! God's kingdom come!