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-C.S. Lewis
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Random Scripture "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
John 4:35-38
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Glimpses of God's glory

Pouring out love

It's been an exciting few months of 2009 - God has been showing up more and more as many of us have been seeking him with more passion as He reveals His great love to us.  We've been experiencing breakthrough on so many levels, corporately and personally!

I want to share some stories of what God did here last week.  I am in continued amazement!

Heaven opened up

Last Friday, as we gathered as a community to seek God, He showed up in many ways that are difficult to describe.  People on our campus were saved, healed, and set free as God's hand reached down to us from heaven!

It all started during our pre-service prayer gathering.  There is a group of people (about 7 of us) that are on the "official" prayer team.  We offer people prayer up front after CCF on Friday nights.  We begin by meeting from 5-6pm to pray and worship.  At 6pm, one to two bible study groups (we call them cores) join us for our pre-service prayer.  As the prayer team, we're privileged to have the opportunity to minister to the cores that come.  We long to see them have a deep encounter with God and to experience an outpouring of His love!

After some worship near the beginning of the prayer meeting, someone from the prayer team felt a small nudge from the Holy Spirit.  He asked if anyone in the room recently injured their right ankle.  One girl said she sprained her right ankle recently and was going to ask for prayer that night when she came to the pre-service prayer.  What a coincidence (but not really)!  A couple people prayed for her, and she got completely healed!  She was also able to overcome some nervousness and share the testimony with our community of about 400 people later that night.  Praise God!

Later, during CCF, a few people from the prayer team shared words of knowledge during the closing worship - promptings by the Spirit to call people out of the group to receive prayer for specific healing.  There were specific words shared for people with pain in the right side of the jaw, a left wrist injury, someone feeling a spiritual "block", and maybe even more (I got caught up in praying for people!).  Right after I shared a couple words, I wasn't able to pray fast enough for people that were coming down.  At least four people came down with jaw pain, all from recent wisdom tooth removal or pain due to lack of wisdom tooth removal.  One person with a tweaked left wrist also came down for prayer, as well as people with spiritual "blocks", a person with stomach pain, and people seeking prayer for other things!

Let me backtrack just a bit - as I was holding the microphone, waiting for another brother to finish sharing something, I felt the presence of God come upon me more powerfully than ever before.  My right leg started shaking.  Not violently - more like twitching and giving out every once in a while.  The Spirit and love of God was so thick in the room.  You could feel it.  Everyone we prayed for expressed partial (some seemed to be very surprised!) or full healing!  We also had a few people baptized in the Spirit on Friday, as well as about 7-10 people saved in the last two weeks!  Glory to God!

God is certainly moving in this place.  I can't express my excitement of what is yet to come!