Celebration Update 23rd May 2016

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Celebration Israel 31 July – 6 August 2016

Update 23 May, 2016

Run towards revival!

'Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus' (from Hebrews 12:1-2).

Dear worshippers,

The Lord has called us together for His purposes. He is calling us to the top of Mount Carmel to worship Him on the mountain that overlooks Megiddo, known in the Bible as Armageddon, where the final End Time battle will be fought. Jesus is calling out His End Time Harvesters: an army whose weapon is LOVE, who will run towards the revival He has promised, when He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. How can we 'run' in spiritual terms? I think the key is in the second part of the Hebrew passage I quoted.....looking to Jesus! Jesus is the answer! He has already won the battle! Our heavenly Father has freely given us His Son. He lives in us and is longing for us to run with Him.

There are so many things that can distract us, whether they be pleasures or problems, but if we want to run we must fix our eyes on Jesus! Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed (Hebrews 12:12-13).

Let's agree together not to allow anything to get in the way of our pursuit of Jesus. Some of us are weary, some of us are struggling with doubts and fears, with sickness, with lack. We make straight paths for our feet when we lift our heads and and look to our Lord. He then works the miracle. As we come back into the intimacy of the Garden(see April's update), fellowshipping with Him and with each other, we can wield that weapon of love, and shout His salvation from the Mountain Top!

 

Shillong and Jubilee

This week we had visit from an Indian lady called Audrey. She comes from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, North East India where revival broke out through Welsh missionaries in 1906. Since then, the Lord has given a revival every 50 years (1956 and 2006). She was part of what started in 2006 and told us stories of thousands of children all across the State of Meghalaya who were overcome by the Holy Spirit, even in their school classes. Many of them lay 'unconscious' for hours having visions of heaven. Children as young as three were travailing in prayer for their parents, their village, their land. They would then go out and lead people to repentance and salvation. The society was radically changed by the Holy Spirit. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE RUNNING TOWARDS, FOR OUR LANDS AND THE NATIONS! Follow this link to see one account of what happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8XiLQ8CcKQ

Audrey prayed with us in our Monday nightCelebration meeting, and all of us were touched by the Lord. Fifty is the year of Jubilee. The Lord told Israel to have a special celebration every fiftieth year, when they were to release prisoners, forgive anyone who owed them debts and restore the inheritance to those who had lost it.

This year in the Hebrew calendar (until September 2016) is the year of Jubilee. Let's pray for a break out of freedom, of forgiveness, of restoration and of inheritance for all of those in the land of Israel! Jesus is the Jubilee! Provision Praise the Lord for a recent gift of £1000 towards this year's Celebration costs in Israel!

The only charges we make for people coming are to cover their own accommodation, transport and food. All other costs we take jointly by faith so that whoever wants to come may enter and experience the Presence of the Lord with no barrier, whether they they know Jesus yet or not.

Please join us in prayer for continued provision for the considerable costs that are involved in setting up all that is needed. If you would like to give a one off gift you can do so on our website, send a cheque to the Nations office (address at bottom of the letter) or make a bank transfer directly.

You may also like to consider setting up a standing order.

Bank details: Nations Trust Ltd Celebrations Account 55-70-37 81093918 NatWest Bank, 40 Market Street, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1AD BIC code : NWBK GB 2L IBAN code : GB37 NWBK 5570 3781 0939 18

Looking with you to Jesus!

Love Gail

 

**** Hello Celebration friends!

Again, humble apologies must be made for not yet having the booking site up and running. Three of the team have just come back from Israel and we are finalising pricing, so the booking site should be up and running within the next few days!

Please pray for all the final details to come together.

 

PRAISE POINTS

First, we are happy to confirm that worship teams are coming from Korea (and Koreans from London) , Wales, Israel, France and Taiwan (a dance team!). We have just confirmed an Eritrean worship leader is coming and an Egyptian worship leader! These groups are researching flights, safe transport of their instruments and equipment as well as provision! They are taking a step of faith as they hear from God about attending Celebration Israel. We are happy to report that peace is a fruit of trusting God, and one worship leader has told us she has wonderful peace about her groups' decision to come to Israel.

Second, a generous gift has come to Celebration Israel and we bless the willing hearts of the givers. We are believing for more gifts as God leads.

 

PRAYER

- Much needed, not because we are in crisis, but because without God's guidance, blessing and manifest presence, there is nothing. - Specifically, we are looking for more global representation in the worship teams. Ask the Father for the right people to minister throughworship on Mount Carmel.

- Worship leaders from Germany and NE Indiaare praying about coming. - We would specifically like a Russian team. - We are also hoping for representation from North American First Nations. - Provision for the considerable costs that are involved in setting up all that is needed.

 

CLOTHING

Now is the time to be looking for appropriate apparel that is modest and comfortable. Shoulders, knees, and tummies should not be shown. Cotton & linen fabrics & a good hat are what you want. Comfortable footwear. It will be very hot!

 

GIFTS

Remember to keep a lookout for small cultural gifts to bring. Ask God to help you find appropriate items, remembering to keep away from crosses and the word Jesus.

 

INSURANCE

It is your responsibility to sort out health and travel insurance for yourself. Celebration Israel will not be responsible for any expenses you may have while in Israel for emergency health care or loss of belongings. It may seem that there is much information we are sending you to read as the countdown to Celebration Israel continues. Please don't be overwhelmed! We desire that your time there be wonderful and unforgettable! How much MORE does the Father want the same! May God our Father bless you SO very much! He thinks you're wonderful! Louise

 

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