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Waterwheel vision
| 26 January 2016
While Jeff Struss on Sunday was speaking about how water that stands still begins to stagnate, I saw a picture of a huge waterfall coming down from heaven.  The water was pouring onto a massive waterwheel which was making the waterwheel turn around. The waterwheel started turning slowly but then began turning faster as the water from the waterfall continued to flow in an ever stronger way.  There was no end to the amount of water coming from the waterfall. There was a continuous movement of the water.  While the waterwheel was turning, it was generating electricity which kept spreading further and further.
 
I felt that God was saying that as we allow His Holy Spirit and presence to pour down on us, we will begin to build momentum just like the waterwheel.  As His mighty water turns our waterwheel it will generate electricity in the hearts of everyone we come in contact with. This will have far reaching effects on our community, our city, our country and our world.

Joy Dickie 
 
The purpose of church
Grant Flaum | 09 November 2015
Hello amazing church

Today I can’t help but recall the amazing quote from Bill Johnson at our session with him in Redding recently. He said ‘The purpose of the church is to be a dwelling place of God to provoke change in us to transform the world.’

How profound is that??

When we gather on a Sunday morning (or Wednesday evening or any time) we become a ‘greenhouse’ of His presence, a patch of heaven on earth.

In that space people experience peace and joy and healing and refreshing and family. They encounter. Not only do they encounter truth (which may be in stark contrast to the facts of their pressing circumstances) but they encounter the majesty of Jesus. He truly is all we need.

From this place of recharging and the injection of courage we receive from the gathering we get to discharge into our world (the transforming part of Bill’s quote). We model what we have just seen by taking this glorious explosive resurrection life in to our every day. That is how heaven comes to our workplace, our family life, our neighbourhoods, our sportsfields, for example.

We can do nothing without Him and He chooses to do nothing without us (by and large). A divine partnership full of moments to celebrate his victories (big and small) in our and other people’s lives.

Onward and upward for the prize that awaits us!

Love always.

Your very proud leader
Grant



 
3 planes flying overhead
| 22 September 2015
On Sunday morning during the prayer time before the service, three planes flew overhead in formation.  As I looked up it reminded me of the Trinity and how our strength comes from flowing in the power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I wrote the following poem during worship the same morning:
 
Flying in formation with God
High up in the sky, soaring free
There is no place I would rather be,
Wing to wing we fly
Supporting each other in the sky.

Together we fly as one
Joined with the Father, Spirit and Son.
Each is focused on the whole
As we soar and dive and roll.

Careful precision is needed here
A vision that is true and clear.
When we follow where God leads
That is when our flight succeeds.

Keeping Him in our sight
Everything will be all right
As He guides us through the storms and clouds
We hear His voice when everything else seems loud.

As we continue to soar to new heights
The burden He gives us is so light
In formation with Him we soar
And discover we were made for so much more!

He will never let us crash and burn
He leads us through each twist and turn.
His love is all we ever need
A love that is pure and generous indeed.

By Joy Dickie

 
This good news
Grant Flaum | 10 August 2015
Good morning beautiful Central Parks family, the beloved saints, the hungry ones,

To think that through a wild deliberate act of intense love God broke the barrier between man and God and sent Jesus as our mediator that we were gifted this radical love initiative not because of anything we did, but because of a love sick Father calling His children home.

And those that have received this redemption act and received Jesus into their hearts now live fully equipped to love and be loved within the Father's family and out on to the streets of their world.
As we burn and yearn for Him He floods us with a love and power that knows no limits.

All it takes is one 'yes' and a tucking in close to the author and perfector of love itself.

Arise Central Parks City Church. This is our finest hour.

History is about to be re-written.

Your very proud leader
Grant

 
a vision and a poem
cpadmin | 22 January 2015
On Sunday, Holy Spirit gave Claudine a vision and Joy a poem. May you be lifted up and encouraged by Holy Spirit's love for you as you read these:

On Sunday while we were worshipping I saw a vision from the Holy Spirit. It was huge wings, and these huge wings are not attached to something because they can attach to anyone in need. These wings are so huge they drag behind the person they are attached to and give the person the ability to walk into barren dark land and transform it into lush green fields filled with life. These wings of love pick you up when you don't have the stregnth to lift your head. And they are big enough to cover you and shield you from all harm. I felt a warm safe feeling while seeing this.

I believe God wants to let us know that these wings are for each and every one of us and can lift you high above any problem you may face and shield you from stormy weather and winds. These wings are wings of hope, wings of love, wings of strength and wings of safety.

Isaiah 40:27-31 MSG
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