A monthly column bringing you frontline testimonies of what God is stirring up across the globe. By international revivalist Lindy-Ann Hopley, Beautiful Witness Ministries.
2017 has flown by!
And at an accelerated pace!
This is the season of acceleration!
Things are on the move! The latter rain is being poured out! Are you ready for it?! Throw out your nets! You will reap where you have not sown and places you have failed before you will now succeed!
For those who are reading my column for the first time — Welcome, let go of your seatbelt and enjoy!
I am a daughter of the King.
I once was lost and now I’m found.
And it is my absolute pleasure to run this race fuelled by grace and love paid for by His Son — King Jesus.
And to be able to share the fruit of the good news with you here in the Global Awakening column on a monthly basis — is my pleasure.
November has been nothing less than a high-speed adventure with God!
USA — Nigeria — Johannesburg — Cape Town
Last month, I had just finished my USA Glory Tour, but the adventure continued away from home.
When God said “Go!” — I took it literally.
After my tour had ended, I still had a week in the US at two different leaders’ meetings. Kingdom Connect in Vacaville and Bethel Leaders Advance in Redding, both in California.
Watch some worship from Bethel below:
I had no idea the depth of surgery God had planned to do in my heart during this time …
You can get a glimpse of it here.
Even coming back from seeing Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and the Christ for All Nations team in Nigeria — I had such a higher calling in my heart to live the higher life and to do it with family.
Earlier this year I had many prophecies about something life changing taking place in Nigeria.
It is true.
I will never be the same again.
How it all happened …
The moment I heard about a final crusade in Africa by one of my spiritual heroes — Reinhard Bonnke — I contacted the CfaN office here in Cape Town. I wanted to be sure I did not miss something I have been dreaming about since 2007. God opened the doors. Favour was poured out. Before I knew it I was part of the team.
I flew from San Francisco via Johannesburg to Lagos, Nigeria — to be able to travel with the other SA delegates. Altogether 40 hours of travel. Every minute was worth it!
I tried to keep Gateway News readers updated whilst there — maybe you have seen the updateds already, but here they are all together!
Click here to view some of the photos from the crusade.
On the way to Passing the Torch in the Bus.
To view more photos click here.
Wrap up video
I had the honour of meeting amazing men and women from across the world.
I felt like a young giant next to legends.
I did not even feel to introduce myself as an evangelist. These people were next level or the “gesoute kokkedore”, as we say in Afrikaans. At the same time I was totally humbled by the favour God showed me during this time.
One lady had prayed and asked God who she should keep front row seats for, as she was there early every day. I sat in the best delegate seat in the house. Praise the Lord.
What moved me most was how faithful Reinhard has been to the call all these years. Many of his colleagues, many working for CfaN for decades, say the same thing when asked what they think the key is to Reinhard’s success: “He didn’t look to the left or to the right. He stuck to his call”.
Something in my heart burned for this to be my legacy one day too.
I prayed in tears to God. And I asked Him to give me a greater capacity and inner strength to run this race faithfully till the end, so I too will hear the voice of my Father at the end saying “Good and faithful servant”.
I can never be the same again.
I don’t think any of us can.
Too many photos and stories to share, but I thought you would enjoy this one.
Todd White! This photo was taken just after he prayed for me.
As the delegates from across the world departed Nigeria on Monday, I was escorted to my first speaking engagement.
The African adventure continued!
Last year I was meant to have ministered in Nigeria, but due to “lack of stickers” at the visa office — I did not receive my passport back in time. This year I was determined. I was connected with a ministry called Lapis Lazuli.
What a setup. I preached Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and was fought over by churches all wanting me on Sunday.
Monday night was a small group of people learning the basics of the supernatural. I was asked to speak on healing. Miracles broke out everywhere! One man came with his wife and confessed he had no faith to be healed of his back pain. But Jesus did!
His whole body was skew and one leg longer than the other — it shot out in front of his own eyes and immediately the tears started rolling down his cheeks. Glory. God is love.
Tuesday I spoke at The New House Redeemed Church.
Amazing miracles took place and the anointing was amazing.
You can watch here…
(Unfortunately the wifi signal was not so strong and many pieces went missing)
Wednesday night I spoke at “Fans” women meeting — we squeezed about a 100 people into a home and the men came too!
I barely shared anything — Holy Spirit crashed in from the start!
Wednesday I went sightseeing which turned into many glorious encounters!
What a phenomenal time!!!!
Even the tour guide was healed of malaria! Jesus!!!
I was hanging out with the elite of Nigeria — hospitality was beautiful and lavish. I ended up at birthday parties that looked like weddings with the two ex-presidents both present. Wow! Seated with royals.
Saturday we did a treasure hunt!!! Wow, to see people who have never prayed for strangers doing just that — this was simply pure joy!!! People were getting healed everywhere in the mall!
You can watch a bunch of testimonies on my Facebook wall. Here are a fun few:
Sunday was church! I love how Africans (real ones) worship! The service was glorious — so many miracles took place. Young and old touched by God. Words of knowledge were so good!!!
High Life Church.
Wow, I have come home with a different view of Nigerians.
From there it was off to Johannesburg …
What an honour and what a night!!!
Too good not to watch!
Last but not least — home sweet home — Cape Town! First day … Hout Bay.
It’s Time To be the Change — was next up!
You can watch the live videos on my wall!
And finally, yesterday, we were off to one of my all-time favourite places to spread the love of Jesus — Mannenberg.
What are you waiting for?!
Christ in you the hope of glory!!!
Sometimes I imagine Jesus standing inside of us — knocking and shouting: “Somebody let me out!”
For God so loved the world that He gave …
If you don’t know Jesus intimately … call upon His name today. Invite Him in and then let Him out everywhere you go!
I hope this has either sparked your fire or put some fuel on it!
Stay awesome until next month!
I am off to the Philippines for a mission — you can still join!
Lots of love and fire!
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