Monday, December 21, 2009

7. "Celebration Ephesus" in Turkey

Message from Jesus Christ
 to Ephesus

"I know your deeds and your toil and perseverence, and that you cannot endure evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverence and have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary.  But I have this against you that you have left your first love.  Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place-unless you repent.
(Rev. 2:3-5)

The Library at Ephesus

Marble residential street with underground sewage system.  Incredible engineering for back then.

As we began to gather in the coleseum for the "Celebration Ephesus", a prayer and worship assignment given by the Lord to Peter Wagner, the Founder and President of The World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, you could see The Marble Road that led to the Grand Theater or the coleseum where we would all worship and celebrate together.

The Grand Theater
carved out of the side of the hill.

The Celebration begins.  Flags from every country were being waved. Worshipers and lovers of God gathered together to lift up the name of Jesus and worship the Lord God for four hours, declaring victory over the enemy and the root of idolatry in the Church.

Beautiful banners and dancers contributed to the awesome display of God's glory. It was an incredible time in the Spirit.

A 100 piece Korean choir singing as banners were carried in honor of the Lord

Peter Wagner & Chuck Pierce speaking and declaring the Word of the Lord.

Morris Cerullo on the microphone and Peter Wagner beside him.  Chuck Pierce, Ted Haggard and Cindy Jacobs in the background, each taking their turn to pray and declare God's Word and the defeat of the stronghold and root of idolatry in the Church.

Dancing and rejoicing

Victory in Jesus!

Dancers of all types from all countries doing prophetic dances
declaring God's goodness and victory.


Dancers around the banner of Jesus

All hail to the King of kings!
5000 worshipers lifting up holy hands to Jesus
the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Several others from
our church flew in
just for this
celebration and to
experience and be
a part of this great
work of the Spirit.

This was such an honor and privilege to be a part of this great work of the Spirit in this God-moment in time. Only heaven really knows what all was accomplished during that year of prayer and that gathering together of over 5000 worshipers in this coliseum to declare that Jesus is Lord!
Thank you Jesus, and thank you team for a wonderful experience and growing time in the Lord.  It was a landmark time for me in God. 
I will never forget it, and will never be the same.
Love you all.
Our story. How this trip began.

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