OUTPOURING IN FOUR SQUARE CHURCH

This report is from the head of the Four Square church in this country – Surekha Hulugalle, and covers last week. Surekha and his family have been to Capstone several times over the previous 5 weeks. I consider this really important, because it shows how the anointing that is on offer at Capstone is being transferred. 

“I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh ……” (Joel 2:28)

The Foursquare Great Britain annual youth camp was held at the Britannia Hotel in Market Bosworth from Sunday 30th July to the 3rd of August, 2017. We had around 130 young people attending from the age of 12 and upwards.

The first night, traditionally a more “come together” and a setting of ground rules session,  was not so this year. A strong manifest presence of God came upon the youth, the leaders and even the speakers. It was different to what we had experienced before. God was setting the rules and the foundation for youth camp. Many of them prostrating themselves before God, wanting more and hungering after Him as they begun to experience Him. Young people who would never come forward, were running up and kneeling wanting more. No one was actually praying over them but God was doing it all.

This continued into every session. The next night, Craig Lawrence briefly spoke about “revival” mentioned in Michal Marcel’s book. He showed the book to the congregation and in his words, during the worship, “I could not stop crying as tears were pouring down”. This led to the youth crying out for revival and the power of God literally “hitting” them on to the floor. So many were now experiencing the touch of the Holy Spirit in a new level and wanting more, not to mention enjoying it. There was joy and an awe of His presence.

The third night saw “joy and freedom” break out. It was simply electrifying. Nothing could stop the youth from moving in what God was doing. There was exuberant joy, dancing and true freedom. The usually quiet kids, were not so. They “felt” God touching them and freeing them from oppressions and other bondages. Many were healed that night too. The sessions and topics we had planned were all messed up (in a good way). God had His plans and methods to break in.

That night a hotel guest was drawn to our meeting as he heard the music. He stood watching for a long while. Some of the leaders spoke with him and all he could say was “I want this, I want this…”. He later explained that he was very discouraged and his church had “shut out” the Holy Spirit. The church was dying, with nothing much happening and not very many people attending. He was in tears wanting God to break into His church. We prayed and prophesied over him, as the Lord gave some strong encouraging words. He then returned the next night after extending his stay simply to come for more !!! He was not disappointed. The Holy Spirit “bombarded” him to overflowing. In his own words, he said “I felt as though I had not eaten for over 6 months, but God gave me a banquet today. I have been here for a few hours but it feels like only 10 minutes”.

At each stage we would wonder, what next, since the bar was being raised. God knows more than what we could fathom. The final session was again God turning up and pouring out His Spirit. I would say everyone had some sort of an encounter. Many were drunk and could not stand up. Others baptised in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues for the first time. One of the key factors we saw was that the youth were now praying and imparting His power over one another. Usually the final session is a “thank you, but we are now tired now”. Yet this time it was “we want more and do not want to go from this place”. As someone jokingly said “this my be known as the Market Bosworth fire and awakening”.

We have been receiving testimonies of change and transformation, from kids and even parents. As one parent asked “what has happened to our son?”. Craig who has run over 1000 youth camps in Southern Califonia said that he had never seen or experienced what we did.

Video Link : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoboEQ68eNEu6imXOC-9T9p_sk6IU9eGM
(The videos do not really present the actual atmosphere, but some sort of an idea)

Eltham :
The next day Chrishani and I had to minister at a Church anniversary service. Out heartfelt desire was “Lord, let the Pastors and Leaders in attendance receive a fresh out pouring”. One of the kids who had a strong prophetic word but also a “spiritual coronation” came to lead the worship. Well, God broke out !!! The Pastors from a culture where “hierarchy” is important, were “bewildered” by such a strong manifest presence touching them. My message was “Ask for rain in the time of the latter rain” (Zechariah 10:1).

Living Waters Foursquare (Kenton):
Our church services over the past month or so have been experiencing an outpouring. We did experience something since last October but it seems to have become intense since attending the Capstone meetings in Illford. People are hungering for more, being baptised in the Spirit and even being drunk in the Spirit. They cannot deny the manifest presence. So often the worship team gets “hit”. Last Sunday (6.8.17) at our combined language service the youth who attended the conference were praying over the adults. People who were trying to “catch” others from falling could not stand for the strong presence at the front of the church. We want more and for more to go out and touch a nation. That is our prayer.

Here is a testimony from a lady who had a tangible experience for the very first time.
Testimony: I was going up to help those ministering and suddenly I felt dizzy and my legs started to give way. I tried to move forward but I was getting pushed back. There was so much annointing there at the front. I was tipsy in the Spirit! My husband had to pull me into the front. Into because it was like stepping into a bubble. The power at the front, the altar, was awesome. It was literally like being drunk in the Spirit!

Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl7C1WIQ1c0