I am really excited that we will have 7 prophets ministering to our church over the coming weekend (Thurs to Sunday). Did you know that the prophetic ministry had a significant impact upon us by confirming God’s guidance just before we pioneered this church? In Dec 1992, we were prophesied over by John Tiplady and the late John Jacks in Melbourne. They spoke about the chunk of harvest that God would bring as we venture forth, even though they did not know us at all.
Over the 24 years of our church life, we have had these prophetic ministries many times and we have been blessed tremendously from receiving prophetic words. Our prayer is that those who will specifically be ministered to by the prophets will be greatly encouraged by the Holy Spirit during this season. When prophetic words are released upon the church, it is like God pulling aside the veil to provide us a glimpse of His intentions for His people. If we will rise up in faith and grab hold of God’s prophetic words, it will take us forward into greater things.
I would like to point out that all prophecies must be tested. It must be tested against God’s Word. It should be tested and confirmed by other prophets as well (1 Thess 5:19-21).
Every one of us can benefit from this ministry even though we may not directly be prophesied over. The key is to listen to what the Holy Spirit may be speaking to us even though a prophecy may be directed to another person. We can be greatly encouraged by what God is saying to another believer.
Hence, we welcome you to join us over this Presbytery weekend from 26th to 29th Oct at Unidus. We also encourage you to prepare your heart through prayer and fasting.
You may find it helpful to understand more about a prophetic presbytery by listening to my sermon on http://cdsmdb.hti.me/MS011109.mp3.
Peter Christensen has been in ministry for 25 years. Along with his wife Christine, they have been actively involved in training, church planting, leadership development and community transformation in Cambodia, & other nations. Peter has a passion to encourage people to be all they can be in God.
Monette Jacks has been ministering in the prophetic the last twelve years with her husband John and others. She has ministered in The United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Southeast Asia. Her desire is encourage and equip the church to fulfill the call of GOD in and through their lives.
Phil Lowe has been in Christian leadership for over 40 years. Phil has been used in the prophetic ministry to help many local churches and individuals advance in God’s purpose. Phil’s overarching desire is to see the Kingdom of God established and the Lord’s name glorified in and through the local Church.
Katherine Ruonala has a prophetic and healing ministry and travels internationally as a conference speaker bringing a message of love and hope to the nations. Reaching across denominations, her ministry is also used to spread the fires of revival and ignite a fresh passion for God in believers.
Rachel Stokes is passionate about people fulfilling the call of God upon their lives. She loves the encouragement in the prophetic, particularly how the Lord can speak directly into our situation to reassure us of how well He knows us. She also longs to see broken hearts made whole by the power of the Holy Spirit.
John Tiplady and his wife Lynette have ministered in churches in various leadership roles since the 1960s, serving as senior pastors of a church in Auckland NZ for 17 years. Over the last 20 years they have ministered internationally to the Body of Christ. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.