Summer has certainly arrived here in southwestern Ontario! We’ve been experiencing a heat wave for three days.
As I write about the natural weather here, I’m reminded of a BBC news story posted from Thailand. The headline read: “Fish Raining Down in Thailand”. Two months ago the same phenomenon took place in Sri Lanka. My point in sharing these oddities is to remind us that many such things happen that are most certainly not ordinary to “our present cultural experience”. Our knowledge or understanding of them doesn’t make or break them from being a sign or a wonder.
Rather, these phenomenon could be compared to our experiences with God as we walk with Him. For some, miracles of healing or deliverance are more common than for others. I’ve come to the place of realizing that there are many phenomenon which I don’t have to understand or even believe in, but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen.
So it is with our walk in the Kingdom. We live in days where we are going to see signs and wonders in the heavens and earth, but our faith cannot be guided or influenced by the signs. We must be guided by the Spirit of Truth! The Spirit of Truth is the same Spirit that testifies Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin and is seated at the right hand of His Father, God. He forever prays for us, to manifest the glory of God by our love and unity here on earth. When this happens, we will see and experience signs and wonders spoken of by the prophets of the faith. This is the call of God to every believer today. This is the last prayer of Jesus from John 17:20-23 to be fulfilled:
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.“
One of our core values is for the Body of Christ to experience the unity spoken of by Jesus as He prayed for us. As difficult as it seems for this prayer to be answered, it will be fully answered and I am of the conviction that God desires the fullness of this unity to be a reality today!
The testimonies that I share with you are birthed through the tenacious faith of a few ordinary people, who are completely persuaded that our Father deserves a Bride who reflects His glory across the earth. In places like Egypt where persecution is increasing, the boldness of believers is also increasing. To be partakers of spiritual phenomenon of breakthrough, will take crazy and yes, radical faith.
We in Canada have been called to release healing and reconciliation to the nations. We are a refuge nation, called to welcome those dispossessed from their homelands with no knowledge of God’s love for them personally!
I get excited when I see nations responding to God’s calling of unity, healing and reconciliation. I count myself to be very privileged to share such experiences with you. However, I now want to share a global opportunity with you that will take place at the end of June in Montreal!
In just a few weeks, many from the nations will gather in Montreal with those from across Canada for three days of worship and waiting on the Lord.The Bride of Christ is coming from the nations, because they believe the Lord will release His glory here in Canada as a foretaste of all that will sweep the earth from England to Egypt, from Guatemala to Russia, from Columbia to Israel! These are the days for you and I to manifest the Oneness shown in John 17 by Jesus and Father God.
I urge you, ask the Lord if you are to be a witness of what He will release across the nations.
Thank you for being a faithful Kingdom blessing! We thank God for your partnership with us in these amazing days of Father God's grace and love!
Michael D. Pierce
P.S. go to www.watchmen.org for more information or to register for the ONE GATHERING.