My final blog


Well I thought I’d try and tie up those loose ends thanks for reading my blogs I’m glad it helped you to connect with all that’s been going on I certainly appreciate being in Hope Church with you all.

The name of the young man who ended up helping a tribe his great great grandfather had promised help to was Marcus Young. Next

Chris Valleton-he preached on the Tuesday night


Moses had to be born free and live in the palace so He could lead Gods people into freedom when you’re the Pharaoh’s kid you live in abundance and everything in the empire is your responsibility. Jesus said to seek first His kingdom and He will build up the church – the gates of Hades will not prevail against it math 16:18 – we mess-up the church cos we try to build it.


Whatever feeds me feeds the church – the sons of Issachar were commended in the bible they understood the times and what they should do

We’re living in the 2nd greatest transition in history 1st transition was Resurrection and Holy Spirit. John baptised into repentance and sang a dirge( mournful song) Jesus baptised into resurrection and played the flute this resulted in Apostles, Prophets evangelist pastors and teachers to equip the saints till we all look like Christ.

Jesus released a new prophetic order:

Old Testament prophets

        Predicted judgement sin death- weather system in OT reflected blessing or judgement of God – Elijah no rain for 3 years

        judge people- Jezebel Saul OT various kings


New Testament prophets

Malachi 4; 1 reconciliation restored relationships sons to fathers and vice versa

– Restores family – restores Fathers to sons- God blesses with rain righteous and unrighteous- God blesses those who don’t deserve it.

Violent (Jesus being crucified) act of grace

-Prophets judge prophesy- not prophets


Kris then drew the parallel with horses vs. car – 1910-1930 great discussions were going on about whether the car is better than the horse for transportation. We may laugh but society had all the infra- structure for the horse, stables watering holes, spare horses all roads were narrow not dirt, blacksmiths readily available,

Cars- no roads wide enough, no petrol stations, infra structure of society was horse driven, people persisted car prices came down roads got built, petrol stations got built, motorways- society changed.


We’re in transition  if we define past by pastors/teachers who historically have led the church – they gather  and want to keep people together like sheep herding them guiding them to safe pasture but

Apostolically led churches train equip and deploy people, fathers who transform the culture-Brings heaven to earth- eventually transforming culture and nations.

eg; women voting – no vote 1920  in USA mindsets have since changed women now vote in society sometimes we change laws before we change our mindset that what happened with women voting

Apostles change mindset culturally transforming thru kingdom ideas

Apostolic cities have princes over them (see angel Michael in book of Daniel) they are righteous- politicians’ do not determine mindsets normally.

In USA cities that have most people going to church have higher crime rates than cities where they do not have large churches – everyone is waiting for someone else to do something about it – that ought no to be so. Hope fills, faith sees, Love never fails – we are called to be light in dark places – not to comment on how deep the darkness is.

Are we living earth- heaven or heaven to earth? IS 53; 6 sheep go astray pastors shepherd sheep but all they see are other sheep, all the sheep see is each other rear ends – 99 sheep can’t be wrong baaaaa!

Heavenly seat gives heavens perspective eg; Daniel says he was 10 times wiser than the wise men of Babylon why aren’t we leading in all areas of society we can be the wisest powerful most creative people on the planet why aren’t we?


What we did instead was call the horse Auto. I.e. called the old way (pastoral leadership without going through true transformation) apostolic.

Apostleship creates family – Father Uncle Son

Protestantism – because it gathers by agreement and this is seen as the most important issue there have been 1000’s of splits, whenever there has been a move of God.  

Catholic Church has split 3 times

Humanity resists new revelation because it tears old rigid wineskins so to stop churches splitting we don’t encourage or teach people how to think.

Did Jesus work like that?

We have been taught not to think if you had a research & development department- emphasis is on creativity thinking out of the box creating new products this is applauded you take risks.

If you have a manufacturing department- emphasis is on no defects and everything being done perfectly and uniformly – if you apply these rules to research & development – no creativity

Eg: garden of Eden God planted tree- knowledge of good and evil could’ve planted it on top of Everest people with no clothes will never find it!!!!!!!But He put it right in the centre of the garden so they could make a poor choice – God creates opportunities He doesn’t want us to take!!!!!!

Jesus made gallons of wine for people who were already drunk

Really difficult to be ready for jungle when you train in the zoo, God trains, He lets us experiment, take opportunities and risk so that we can make poor choices and learn and get rewards-culture of rewards creates culture of risk

Eg; Abraham didn’t know where he was going just knew he couldn’t stay. Abraham was a man of faith hope against hope he believed God and became the Father of nations just like God said. God wants to change whole nations.


I’ve tried my best to explain this was outrageously funny and insightful and thought provoking, I loved it. We then went for a much deserved pint and bed.


Wednesday AM

Up and listening to a great QA sessions with Kris Valleton and Bill Johnson  


-                     God inhabits praise giving priority to the presence of God in private, because we can’t go publicly further in worship than you go in private – that’s’ a good word right thaaaair!

How do you maintain this in life – what we do in private matter otherwise you are praising and worshipping God for what you can get – professional intimacy is called something else.

Don’t interrupt glory to preach Holy Spirit is the greatest worship leader.

-                     Truth is a person scripture should deepen relationship with God and people, deception doesn’t begin with reading a verse – it’s a spirit that is attracted by independence – dysfunctional relationship with others Dan Fairly has some great teaching on this

-                     How do you want to live 20 years from now?

Break poverty mentality – profit is not evil- sacrifice is seen as more noble than worship – trying to fund world or citywide transformation you need to make money its ok to earn more than you need.

Short-sighted to fund from church only sow seed money wise not bread- give others permission to be blessed not about our kingdom don’t apologize for Gods favour in your life. Fear of man is the spirit of religion.

Tithe of their income to other churches in their city taken offerings to bless other churches, given money monthly to Indians who were original residents of the land but have been treated badly by society.

-                     Culture of honour God favours people differently we create a round table but inheritance is from God 1 Cor 5; 16,17 know one another after the spirit – have spiritual insight and discern each others spirit not just for evil spirits.

Treasure sitting in the person next to us – value the elderly, God hides treasure in twilight years, in a performance driven society age and experience isn’t recognised, same is true of children not to miss the treasure in them.

-                     How do you encourage people to get drunk and walk in self control?

Encounters with God play a huge role in renewal of our minds

When having folk on staff when Bill felt new wave of spirit moving in his office would call surf’s up and everyone would stop what they were doing and come and receive from God.

Sound wisdom the media music side of Bethel work think and drink gifts of the Spirit all the time- they work drunk.

Under and apostolic covering you become an apostolic ministry because of their covering you can flow in that culture – get the full inheritance.

-                     If we know what we are called to we will be at our happiest.

-                     Honour all roles secular and business, celebrate their successes there is no ‘spiritual job’





We then listened to a brilliant preach by Eric Johnson about how Jesus led, and dwelling in abundance of God – that doesn’t just mean money it’s a lifestyle.


Sheri Silk then shared on Honour all men (mankind) time doesn’t permit now but it was brilliant and she and Danny prayed for everyone who attended their seminar which was great - I love you more than I need to be right. – Who are you when no ones looking- clean up your mess if you get it wrong with people.


We then had lunch in the sunshine with Pete and Kim Carter and then it was

Bill Johnson

Hope is the ability to move God to the centre of a problem.

They have seen miracles everyday for the last 12 years but you have people who don’t get healed you have to go to the secret place and cry out and then look for something to fix- don’t do guilt and shame and blame it is no help.

Gospel is fully preached according to Paul when signs and wonders are displayed in the power of the Spirit.

Abundance isn’t what I have but what I give away.

Be aware of Gods presence then walk.

Mark 1 when Jesus was baptised the heavens were ripped open – we live under an open heaven. 

 It was then the end of the conference and we went back to sleeeeeeeep


Thursday we went shopping for resources for Hope church I bought some new clothes it was my birthday blogged and went out for a final Mexican at Chevys where we really did eat the whole enchilada!!!


I’ve found writing a blog quite therapeutic helps me bed down the many ideas that were presented I loveya and Hope this has been helpful Hope heh! heh!



Theresa Merrick, 07/11/2010
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