In November 2016 we launched, in faith, Healing on the streets Blackburn. It was a miracle that we managed it at all, and God stepped, was so faithful and provided in so many ways. If you want to hear the story come and talk to me.
We had Mark Marx come in person and teach us how to do it however, interestingly, it was less about method and more about who we are in Christ!
I must admit that I was very scared. If you would have asked me would I be going out on the streets of Blackburn, publicly praying for people I would told you that you’re mad!
I’ve also come to realise it’s not weird. Reading the new testament, it seems to be pretty like what Jesus did and what the apostles were sent out to do (Maybe without the flag)
I’m also always extremely surprised how many people get prayed for in Blackburn. There is a real spiritual hunger in the is town, and in this nation and normal people are hungry for God. For years the church has seemed to be tentative and apologetic about its faith, but I really believe that people are hungry for God and revival is imminent!
I also think that there is an indirect/direct link between growth in the Kingdom of God and church. It’s what I call God economy, which is where we step out in faith in one place. God often honours that in another. Its not an exact science, but on the weeks the HOTS team goes out it seems to have a growing, positive spiritual effect on our Sunday mornings. Keep watch and see what you think?
Its always a blessing when the team go out of the streets even through wind and rain and we’ve seen literally lives changed healings and miracles. In fact, one of the people who we baptised at our church last September had part of his Journey and connection with the church take place through Healing on the streets.
Recently we’ve gone to going out on the streets every other week however, the more often we go out the more impact for Gods kingdom we will have.
Please pray for a bigger vision for HOTS!
Please pray for the HOTS team led by Geoff Dent and Carole B. Please make them bold and faithful and wise as they lead.
Please pray for more churches to be involved as the more we act as one church in Blackburn, the more God is Glorified.
Please pray for growth in the teams the more people who go out the more people can be prayed for.
Please pray for more and more lives changed, made new, more miracles and healings.
Finally, if you’re not involved in HOTS it’s amazing and not as scary as you think. There’s no obligation to do every week and I know you will be blessed.
God is Good!!
Helpful Bible Verses
Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free.