AUTUMN FASTING AND PRAYER

Today we begin our Autumn Fasting and Prayer in Golden Valley Church.

It’s not a coincidence that we are beginning our season on the Jewish and Biblical “Day of Atonement” [Yom Kippur].

Yom Kippur in the Old Testament was the day when the High Priest entered into the Holiest Place to make atonement for the whole nation. Today it is still the holiest day of all in the Jewish calendar.

We also believe these days to be highly significant as they are part of Heaven’s calendar for the earth. Although as Christians we believe that Jesus Christ fulfilled the Day of Atonement in the sense that He was both the sacrifice and the High Priest, and that He opened up the heavenly Holy of Holies for us to enter boldly through His blood, it is still highly profitable to make specific and special time to draw near to Him on this day.

Yom Kippur ends 10 days of soul searching, repentance, forgiveness, and cultivating the fear of the Lord. Of course, in one sense we should do this all the time, however, it’s expedient and powerful for us align with heaven’s dates and seasons.

Let’s approach the Throne of Grace – the Mercy Seat – with boldness and confidence, and yet with deep humility, repentance, and awe. I believe God will meet us as we do, in this fast time.

Wes Boxall

NANCY GOUDIE

Nancy Goudie speaking to GVC

It was a seriously great pleasure to welcome Nancy Goudie (NGM) into Golden Valley Church this past weekend, albeit via ZOOM.

Nancy has been in Christian Ministry for forty years and is an amazing walking testimony to the goodness of God, and to the power of a life laid down for Jesus. Some of us in GVC are old enough to remember when Nancy and her late husband, Ray, began the group, Heartbeat, which was powerfully involved in schools and youth outreach ministry in the 80’s.

Nancy shared many stories and testimonies of how God has saved and healed people, and provided miraculously, during the past years of walking with Him. She powerfully exhorted those attending the sessions to “Come to Jesus for rest” and to “move into a much greater level of trust.”

Her new book, “Who Would Ever Have Thought”, is released next month, and can be preordered from her website at http://nancygoudie.com

She also leads a weekly DAY of PRAYER for the nation every Friday.

IN-PERSON SERVICES

From October 18th, we will be commencing monthly Sunday Services back at our chapel, “the Firehouse”. We will be holding two one-hour meetings, back to back, as numbers in each will be limited due to social distancing and Government legislation.

It will be essential to pre-register for the services, as spaces are strictly limited.

Registration and further details can be found at Ticket Source. Click in the link below.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/golden-valley-church-gloucester-trust

GUEST SPEAKER: NANCY GOUDIE

We are delighted to be able to welcome Nancy Goudie [New Generation Ministries] as a guest speaker on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020. Meetings will be held via ZOOM. Please contact us for further details.

Nancy Goudie is a Christian motivational speaker and author living in Thornbury, UK. She has written seventeen books, including “Developing Spiritual Wholeness”, “Nancy Goudie’s Spiritual Health Workout”, “Hot Faith”, “The Beloved”, and “You are Special”.

Nancy also runs unique and creative Spiritual Health Weekend conferences for women in luxury hotels in Windsor and Preston, and has done for over 21 years. These weekends are fun, refreshing and life changing for hundreds of women each year. 

She has also produced five meditation CD’s, three of which are still available: Peace Like a River; Smile and Meditations For The Beloved. Her most recent CD called Speak helps you read, believe and confess Biblical truth. She has a yearly magazine that she produces and is on TV and Radio regularly. She also speaks nationally and internationally at churches, events and conferences. Her heart is to see thousands of people transformed by the love, power and presence of God. Nancy was married to Ray for 43 years, up to his death in 2016, they have two sons, Daniel and Aidan.

During the Covid19 crisis, Nancy has been leading “Heal Our Nation: National Day of Prayer” online, each Friday.

She founded and heads up the creative and innovative charity new generation ministries (www.ngm.org.uk) and also founded “Nancy Goudie’s Spiritual Health Weekends.” It’s an absolute pleasure to have her sharing with us in Golden Valley Church.

DURING COVID-19

Please note, in line with Government advice we are not holding any actual meetings of Golden Valley Church until further notice, but we are continuing to meet online on Sunday and Thursday mornings, as well as in smaller connect groups, via Zoom.

If you have prayer requests please send them via our Facebook Page, or email us.

Please stay home, and stay safe.

ROSH HASHANAH 5780

FA45B7F3-E7CD-422C-A256-968DB92FAD46On Monday evening we gathered for Rosh Hashanah 5780 – the Feast of Trumpets – to the sounds of passionate worship and the blasts of the shofars.

We understand that the Hebrew Feasts, it’s calendar, and the nation of Israel itself, are governing factors in the times and seasons of the earthly.

5780 begins not only a new year, but also a new decade; the ‘decade of the mouth.” Our words – prayer, confessions, declarations – are vital, and we desire to align them much more in this season with heaven.

As those who are made in God’s image we are not just created beings, but also creative beings, where words play a significant part. We can, like Abraham, call those things which are not as though they are, and like Ezekiel, call for the gathering of that which has been scattered.

In Revelation, we find  Jesus Himself sounding like a shofar and calling John I higher into heavenly places. As we move forward into this new year let’s seek to pray and declare from that place too, bringing the heavenly into the earthly. We say, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

 

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS

It was June 26 1994 when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit broke out upon us in Golden Valley Church (known at that time as New Life Church Churchdown, and just planted three months earlier).

God had lovingly sent Dr Michael Brown to our churches in May 1994 to help prepare us for revival. A work began in our hearts. And there was a fresh level of hunger and desire for Revival every time people met together.

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The meetings with Rodney Howard-Browne impacted us forever

Then, not many weeks later, it was followed by Rodney Howard-Browne coming to Birmingham for a week of Revival Meetings in June, hosted by Mike Price and Woodgate Church. We were radically changed in our hearts in those meetings as we encountered the Holy Spirit’s Presence and power in a deeper way. We will never be the same.

And so, immediately after, the Presence of God opened up to us. Holy Spirit moved in fresh outpouring in GVC.  There were wild manifestations and good lasting-to-this-day fruit. That revival, commonly known as the “Toronto Blessing “, shaped and defined who we are and how we see. We met the Father. We fell in love with Jesus. We experienced new levels of worship and prayer. God’s Word came more alive to us, than ever before. He kept showing up. He changed our hearts. And we were privileged to carry His Presence into the nations.

We are so incredibly grateful to God, and honour those who have walked with us in this amazing journey. Mention must be given to the late Bill Bates and his wife Alison, and the late John and Jenny Allan, fellow-pastors in the New Life Churches at the time, for their fellowship and encouragement in pressing into this revival in the beginning.

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Wes Boxall with memories of the Outpouring of 1994

In January of this year we celebrated Toronto’s 25 years of Revival. Yesterday we celebrated our own 25 years of outpouring, in Golden Valley Church.

Awesome God! All we can say is, “More Lord!” We so love You, and honour You with all our hearts. Let’s ascend the Hill of the Lord in fresh worship and intimacy in these days. And let’s see Him move in fresh outpourings of love and power in the nations.

Wes & Sharron Boxall

TRANSITIONING TIMES

It is with great anticipation we prepare for our weekend with Michael and Elisa French this weekend.

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Pastor Michael oversees Cahaba Equipping Ministries, a Streams Ministries Training Center, devoted to training and equipping spiritual leaders around the world. He has been actively involved in ministry since 1982. He founded The Bridge Birmingham, AL, in 1998 and pastored the church for 17 years. He received his call into the ministry, after practicing law for 16 years. He was raised in a home that hosted spiritual fathers such as Bob Jones and John Paul Jackson as personal friends.

Over the past 27 years, Michael and Elisa have ministered all around the world. They are also the co-founders of Pavilion Village Children’s Home in Kenya.

Michael worked with John Paul Jackson over 30 years and was mentored by John Paul (particularly in the areas of prophetic ministry/evangelism and biblical dream interpretation) during that time. Michael has been teaching on these subjects around the world since 2002. With John Paul’s blessing, Michael founded and now serves full time as Executive Director of Patria Ministries (www.patriamin.com), an international association of churches and ministries headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Michael also serves as a member of the pastoral team at his home church, King’s Way, in Irondale, Alabama.

He is the author of four books, including “The Elisha Way: Preparing for the Double Portion” and “The Remedy: Exercising God’s Authority in Your Life” (which he co-wrote with his father, Bill French).

Michael and Elisa live in Leeds, Alabama with their four sons – Joshau, Caleb, Jacob and Noah.

Cost: No charge. An offering will be taken. Come along and be blessed.