And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (Ac 2:2 ESV)
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah (Ps 48:8 ESV)
It was wonderful to have Roger Aubrey with us this weekend. We had an exciting and stirring time in the presence of God. We are in a time at the moment where God is speaking to us very clearly, and the words that come are building upon each other in a way that is unmistakably God.
When we met as the Coventry congregation on Saturday evening, Roger shared with us that God wants to manifest his glory through his people. God's glory is the visible display of the majesty of God. He challenged us to describe what this would mean in terms of what would happen in our midst on the Sunday morning. We mentioned message in tongues, interpretation, hearing the voice of God and healings. Roger then challenged us again, not to wait for the morning, but to see these things now. Some brought a message in tongues for the first time, and clear words came about God confirming his word over us, displaying his glory through us, and that we would see that which we have heard first.
It was so encouraging that on Sunday we did see that which we had heard. There was a message in tongues, an interpretation, prophetic words and at least two people were healed from pain and injury in the presence of God. One of whom was not a believer. I say at least, because several others were prayed for, and I have an expectancy that God will confirm his word in their lives too - we just haven't seen it yet.
Matthew then shared on being the city in the city. The people of God, in the city of Coventry. God's plan to transform a geographic city, through the glory that shines forth from his people. One of the verses he shared was Ps 48:8
"As we have heard, so have we seen"
God is so faithful. What we had this Sunday was just a demonstration, a first-fruit, of what God desires to do amongst us: confirm his word, and display his glory. What we have already seen, gives us confidence to believe for what we have not yet seen. If God has said it, then we shall certainly see it!
"I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts." (Hag 2:7)