Having This month I am going to do something different. I felt it was time again to talk specifically about our ministry vision. This was given to my wife, Apostle Mary Pascoe, in 1995. God’s purposes are often long term rather than short term. I don’t know of any other vision like this vision! It is fully described on our website. It has 3 main components; the triangle in rainbow colours, the stars and the large back letters in the middle. It is a prophetic description which does not describe a usual Christian ministry.
The most important message the vision brought is that God has chosen to reveal Himself in full display of His glory. A rainbow has an infinite number of colours and His glory can uniquely touch an infinite number of people. That does not usually happen in church! It requires a full ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. We forget that this did not happen when the Saviour was here on earth. He clearly stated it was to happen:-
But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
John the Baptist defined this best of all:-
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but one who is more powerful than I am is coming. I am not worthy to untie the strap of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Later, on the day of Pentecost, 50 days after the feast of the Passover when Jesus was crucified then resurrected, the Holy Spirit visited the people in Jerusalem both believer and non-believer alike. The non-believers felt the fire of God when they heard the gospel message and were in pain in their innermost being and were bewildered not knowing what to do. The Apostle Peter told then to repent and be baptised in the Name of Jesus Christ and they too would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit though they had no idea what that meant. The spiritual fruit on that day was remarkable; 3,000 people became believers in Christ. They received a full separation from the world and its powers coming fully under the new authority of the kingdom of heaven through Christ.
In our day we know little of such an experience. Most church people have one foot in the world and one foot in the kingdom of heaven. Pastors have a hard job trying to put things properly in place for God’s people making them fully separated to Christ, knowing the fear of the Lord as well as the love of God. Yes, we need both.
So, what I am revealing is that the Lord is not happy with this state of affairs. He wants His church to be a radiant, spotless bride for Christ. (Ephesians 5:27). The Lord has chosen to come Himself afresh like the early church experienced. For us it has meant much preparation mostly through prayer and intercession. The black letters in the vision represent powers of darkness over nations which are holding people back in their walk with the Lord. As we are praying for Malawi our first agenda is spiritual warfare under the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ to remove the sin of the land and the rights gained by these demonic powers. Recently churches everywhere have started to come on board through the Revival School repentance campaign. That has been so encouraging a development to seeing our vision fulfilled. This paves the way for the Holy Spirit to come. When He fully comes the atmosphere changes and the Lord can powerfully touch people’s lives to dramatically change them like never before.
The stars represent the end result; Christians reaching their full potential in Christ, each one unique in their make-up playing their part in the Body of Christ. It reminds us of the vision given by the Lord to Abraham regarding his descendants. So numerous and beautiful. This is the will of God. A holy nation for God.
This type of experience which we call “revival” or “an awakening” is not new. There have been even in our generation national and church revivals. Perhaps the Toronto revival is the most famous. In 1994 on 20th January the Holy Spirit came upon the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, a Vineyard denominational church of 120 people. Soon thousands were visiting the church every day. My wife and I went to that church in 2015 and the founder estimated that they had had about 3 to 4 million people though their doors. The impact has been worldwide. You should find out about it. God has not changed. What happened on the day of Pentecost is still happening and that is why Royal Priesthood is here. We are here to see the favour of God in Malawi in the most overwhelming way. Nobody in Christ will be disappointed. The Lord is also speaking about a global revival in this generation so we expect to see many nations receiving a great visitation of the Holy Spirit and many, many people reaped into the kingdom of heaven.
Despite the wars and rumours of wars currently, which Jesus Himself predicted, God has a more wonderful life-giving agenda to bring about in the world which cannot be stopped. Yes, the kingdom of heaven is advancing.
God bless you,
Pastor Keith Pascoe