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Awakening to a deeper passion, humility, and freedom in Christ – What a weekend!

Tuesday, 9 June,2009

I had heard about Jason Westerfield before from Patricia King, but never experienced a conference with him.

Dear Lord! Did he ever challenge my over 28 years in ministry! I feel I have nothing to say, like having been playing church in the ministry kindergarten sandbox!

When I started out in ministry in Hong Kong in 1981, pioneered and pastored a small church, and also was blessed befriending Jackie Pullinger, it was all very raw and passionate. Later, as I became more involved with bigger churches, got ordained and then of course was an associate minister at a large church in London, things changed. I learnt the ropes of ministry behaviour.

We had ministers from large international churches and ministries come to our conferences, and anyone who is familiar with what it was like in those ‘Word of Faith’ days, …. you know … all the designer wear, crocodile leather shoes, jewellery, and generally being very important, and terribly respectable would know what I am talking about.

Thank goodness things have changed. Over some time now, everything inside me has been stretched, never to be the same again. Not only have I enjoyed the encredible privilege to feast from ministry tables and served by the likes of Patricia King, Jill Austin, Bobby Conners, etc. etc. on the Internet, but also at my church, Chiswick Christian Centre – but this guy, Jason Westerfield, like Heidi Baker, REALLY pushed the envelope!

Although fully sensitive, respectful, and submitted to the pastor of my church as a guest speaker, Jason on his knees 31-01-09 - 35%he just flowed with humility, freedom in Christ, with outrageous exuberance of extravagant worship. This guy knows how to worship – totally oblivious of what might be respectable or conventional around him.

He could not care less what anyone was thinking, and just took off dancing, jumping, bouncing, twirling, high jumps with shouts of joy, running into the congregation, taking members by the hand and get them to let go and enter into the joy of the Lord. King David, eat your heart out, you’ve got your match!

jason prostrate 1 - 01-02-09 - 35%It was like he had totally abandoned himself to the Lord with sensitivity of His flow. No showmanship whatsoever! In some respect, you really did not know what Jason was doing next, I guess he did not know either, as he fully followed God’s directive. At times you wondered where he was …. at one point he had collapsed into a corner at the side quietly weeping in intercession, whilst everyone else was happily singing and worshipping.

I had never seen any minister just for long periods of time lying prostrate before the Lord on the floor, shoes kicked off, and then later preaching running around in socks. His style is without any airs and graces, pomp and circumstances – it’s about Holy Spirit protocol, submitted to Him first!

When he ministered it felt more like he was mentoring the entire congregation like interns to get them to dare to take steps into the greater heavenly realm of the supernatural. With Jason it’s all about intimacy with the Lord. It’s funny, he’s a young guy of about 33 years old, yet he mentored and laboured like a father amongst us, tirelessly teaching the Word with passion and healing signs following.

Jason sitting praying 01-02-09 - 35%I guess the biggest eye-opener to me was on Sunday. I’m sure, anyone who may have come to enjoy a nice Sunday service would have been in for a shock. The message he had planned to preach did not happen. Instead he led the entire congregation into deep intercession, we were all on the floor or on our knees … and it was not a silent intercession either!

I realised that this guy has experienced a different spiritual reality. There is a new breed of ministers, such as Jason, Jamie Galloway, Joshua Mills, and John Crowder that contend for living in a realm of supernatural Kingdom reality with such abandoned passion, power and intimacy that leaves church as usual in a pitiful kindergarten of useless traditions.

One thing is for sure, no one can experience that level of the supernatural, unless they are daily striving to live with a pure heart, no personal agendas, their own lives nailed to the cross of Jesus, and His rest!
Jason praying 01-02-09 - 40%
I think these young guys challenge us older established ministers to tear off those robes of tradition and outward respectability, and like King David worship Him with all our might, living in totally surrendered intimacy with the Master and Lover of our soul, Jesus!

Jason been prayed for 01-02-09 - 40%
(senior pastor Phil Whitehead in the blue shirt on the left)

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I originally posted this in February (2009). Since then Jason has been back and again brought the house down. The glory was thick!

Just last weekend he continued to labour on laying some vital foundations pf prayer and intercession, especially for the nations, in specific for the UK.

I encourage you to check out Jason’s website, Kingdom Realities Ministries and the Chiswick Christian Centre podcast where you can listen and download those messages for free.

With love,

Geli

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God bless!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Dujon Cullingford permalink
    Monday, 20 July,2009 5:08 am

    Hey!! This is an awesome article….thanks for posting it up 🙂

    We had Jason Westerfield at our church in NZ for a few days in January and the days of encounters brought many shifts into our church, the Spirit realm around the community and nation….bring on these ministers who operate out of such deepness.
    Being young i so look up to these young ministers that youve mentioned and they carry such boldness yet they are so humble and submissive.

    It’s a LOVE revolution!!

  2. Sunday, 9 August,2009 5:30 pm

    A great blog with excellent info. All the best.

  3. Wednesday, 19 August,2009 12:16 am

    I’m not sure where you are in the world. We are in California and have had stunning revelations of the Lord this year that have not stopped. Because of the power of the Holy Spirit in our home, we found Graham Cooke’s videos on Youtube and to our very great delight realized his church was only 45 miles from our home. For the first time in 39 years of ministry, here at home and 20 years in Jerusalem, we almost run to church. So great to see this is worldwide. Blessings to you there and glory over your ‘rug-war.’

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