Genesis Factor Report by Dan Russell
Despite sounding like a creationist seminar the Genesis Factor ranges far wider than discussions of how the physical world came into being and focuses on the spiritual aspects of the events outlined in Genesis 1. The seminar we took part in is a short version of the longer course Dr John Mastrogiovanni teaches at his home Church in Monrovia, California. John is a gifted Hebrew scholar and bible teacher and brings to his material a deep passion for the outworking of the purpose of God in all our lives.
Taking the original Hebrew as his text, John uses established rabbinical understanding of the meaning of the Hebrew letters themselves to unpack the richness of meaning God hid in there. The aim of the course is to show in a greater depth the purpose of God in creation and John certainly succeeds in doing that.
Ultimately, however the Genesis Factor isn't about intellectual knowledge but sharpening spiritual hunger, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to know God more deeply. I don't know when Dr John will next be in the UK to teach this, however he is putting together a video series of the longer course. I'm really looking forward to it and hope we can make this valuable teaching more widely known.
We began with Dr. Lalith Mendes sharing a wealth of instruction, focussing us to maintain a permanent view of heaven, taken from the life of Steven; some poignant statements were: what you see and root is what you get; unless you die to something you are not living.
Jimmy Mas who was amongst us for the first time was such a blessing, encouraging us as leaders to disciple people to have a passion for the church in the same way as God has a passion for the Bride.
Jan Slabbert ministered powerfully about the wonderful life we have been given, even with momentary light afflictions, the word ministered deeply to so many.
We were richly rewarded with revelation and encouragement from other ministers also, including, John Mastriogiavanni, Ralph Gloeckner, Gareth and Sandra Duffty and Cedric Pekeur, who although he was only able to join us for part of the time due to visa delays, ministered so in line with all that had already been spoken, it became so obvious that the Lord was speaking a direct word through his servants.
During the weekend time was also taken to minister to those who had travelled to our nation from overseas, there was much prophetic flow, it was such a blessing to flow together, and be in one heart heart with men and women from across the globe. The Lord has knit hearts together and jointed us in his body for purpose and we will continue to journey together holding one another up before the throne in prayer and commitment.
Apostolic Round Table
Ministries from the around the world gathered together recently at Nettle Hill, coming with no agenda, only to stand together before the throne of God, to, listen to heaven, the cries of the earth and catch the fathers heart for the time in which we live. Many of the ministries gathered carry an apostolic anointing for their nation. Men and women who have found heart joining even though they carry various understandings of biblical interpretation. Representatives from four continents were present and during the time together we were led to call forth ministry connections into the fifth continent. We are trusting god that by the next time we gather we will have found some joint connections into that fifth continent.
Much time was spent this year praying and hearing the voice of the Lord over the nation of Britain, speaking blessing over our nation and our government and calling forth the nation to its true identity, that of a lion and not a cynic
It is also our practice during these times to minister to all the ministries present, seeking to send each one home refreshed and empowered for the next season, during this time we speak also into the nations and the continents of our world. We believe that as we speak our words create, we seek to partner with God and speak forth the declarations of heaven, to see the Kingdom of God come.
It was a blessing this year to have a number of new ministries join with us and find an ease of flow together before our father.