I am overwhelmed, I have been emotionally completely undone, tears and snot... the works, my brain is protesting but my heart is leaping and Jesus is so dear to me. Bethel is a very deep well indeed.
We have begun in Hope, but there is so much more. Please please please lets not think we have bottomed out his presence, understood the extent of honour or ended our pursuit of power. Please, please please, for Jesus sake, for the sake of the world, I want to press forward for more. More presence more freedom, more love of the Father, a huge momentum in the miraculous, creating an environment where people become powerful in God and know who they are and who they were created to be.
HUNGER! We need, I need, more encounters. Every time he wrecks me I love him more and he escapes the last box I put him in. What you touch here is authentic gospel dynamite, insatiable hunger, brave honesty, unrelenting honour of people, miracle story after miracle story, theology in its true sense-the knowledge (gnosko) of God by face to face encounter, strong relationships, excellence, awesome worship and a city feeling the impact, scores and scores saved and healed, groups invading the community at multiple levels.
I never, never ever want to go back to small God, small me. Religion, knowledge but little in the way of encounter and power. Israel camped around the presence, they followed his presence, his presence shaped and affected them 24/7 whether cloud by day or fire by night, His presence was inescapable.