Passion for Revival
With Jon and Angela Colyer
Angela and I have the privilege of being the lead pastors of Gateway Christian Centre in West Bromwich.
A number of years ago, whilst travelling around the world in revival ministry, I heard the Lord say: “I’m going to pour out my Spirit in that region. Do you want to be part of it?” A massive ‘yes’ was the answer we gave and, shortly after, we moved to the UK and planted Gateway in the West Midlands.
Passion amongst our people for revival of the Word and the Spirit, which prepares both a people and a place for the move of God, has caused the church to grow to over 1,200 members in the last few years. That same passion for revival is the motivation behind this new season of Awakening.
In this series, I will be talking about the anointing, friendship with God, spiritual warfare, and how to guard your heart.
We will be doing things slightly differently this time around. I will be bringing Spirit-filled teaching and then unpacking it all with my beautiful wife Angela on a stunning new set. Some of the power-packed subjects we will be delving into include: the battleground we are in right now, how the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus, knowing God for ourselves, and how we can live free from condemnation.
Mon 16th Nov at 7:30pm, repeats Tue at 9am and Fri at 3:30pm.
Join the conversation with Matthew and Becky Murray of One By One as they talk about the importance of carrying the good news into all the world.
Tue 10th Nov at 7:30pm, repeats Wed at 11:30am and Thu at 10pm.
Join Darren and Ropa from Mercy Ships as they look back at the beginnings of this international humanitarian outreach, check out its fruitful global ministry today, and introduce Mercy Ships’ new state-of-the-art hospital ship, the Global Mercy. With inspiring music and interviews, this is a must-see programme for all missions-minded believers.
Thu at 6:30pm, repeats Fri at 10:05am.
Follow Pastor Tommy Lilja as he travels the world preaching the gospel, baptising new believers, and taking Christ’s hope and healing to those in need. From the Himalayas to Africa to Jerusalem and beyond, find out what Jesus is doing across the earth today.
Fri 20th Nov at 8pm, repeats Fri at 12:30am.
In The Transformed Life, former NFL football player Derwin Gray, lead pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina, brings timely teaching on how Jesus can powerfully transform our lives.NEWS
The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
When people speak about the Holy Spirit, they may start with images of Pentecost, speaking in tongues, and the miracles of Jesus. All of these snapshots of the Holy Spirit’s work are great moments to pinpoint. But it’s important to remember that as part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit has been active from the beginning. Here are some examples of the Holy Spirit at work in the Old Testament.
We see the Holy Spirit play a key part in the orchestration of life right through the Old Testament. A common description of the Holy Spirit in these cases uses the Hebrew word ruach, meaning ‘breath’ or ‘wind’. One of the most common examples is the Holy Spirit hovering over the water, waiting for God to speak creation into being (Gen 1:2). Another is God breathing the ‘breath of life’ into Adam (Gen 2:7). The Hebrew word neshama describes this movement of the Holy Spirit and is used again to depict Him as the life force for all people in the book of Job.
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life (Job 33:4, NIV).
Not only does the Holy Spirit hover, waiting to create and partner with God in the formation of the world, but He also gives different gifts of creativity to us. In Exodus 31 we see Bezalel, among other men, given gifts in craftsmanship, design, and wisdom, by the Holy Spirit. This is in order for him to create beautiful ornaments, garments, and sacred structures. This creative impartation covers a whole range of mediums and skills that many people are gifted in using today.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts (Exodus 31:1-5, NIV).
The Old Testament is full of prophecy – God’s word, perspective, and plans being revealed to individuals in order that others might hear it. In Zechariah 7:12, we see that this sort of God-to-man communication comes by the Spirit. It says: “They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was very angry.” In the Bible we see God speak directly to people countless times, and again through prophets on hundreds of occasions. In the Old Testament the majority of God’s communication falls into these two categories. Ezekiel 11 is a great example of the relationship between the Holy Spirit and man, in order for God to reveal situations and speak through visions and words.
Then the Spirit of the Lord came on me, and he told me to say: “This is what the Lord says: That is what you are saying, you leaders in Israel, but I know what is going through your mind (Ezekiel 11, NIV).BEHIND THE SCENES
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