Worship at Ouvir e Crer Ministries in Goiânia

Last Tuesday February 7th, our Shores of Grace team went to minister in Goiânia at Ouvir e Crer Ministries Church, where they host a weekly prayer night. It was a moment of worship and prayers and the Father ministered to the hearts of all who attended. We arrived at 6:30 pm, 1.5 hour before the meeting, pastor Eber Rodrigues received us with great honor. As soon as we arrived there we knew God had something special for that night. Nic and team started sound check and worship begun as we were adjusting the sound system. Around 7:15 pm the sound was ready, but we kept worshiping, pastor Eber said we could either stop for a break or keep worshiping as the meeting would start. We knew we had to keep worshiping and pouring our hearts out. Close to 8:00pm people were still arriving at that point there were about 30 persons and all in the purpose of seeking the Father’s heart.

I was as usual beside my spiritual father, as he was leading worship, I was translating prophetic words into Portuguese. In the beginning I felt the Lord calling us to sink in His river. And in every minute I felt the density of deeper waters. In congregational praises, in unity of Body we were aligning our song at the sound of Farther’s heartbeat. The room was full with groanings, prayers, songs, tears and shouts as the Holy Spirit was manifest in each brother. The presence of God became so thick, then Nic started to sing spontaneously about total trust in God, at this moment I was able to see the angels freely ministering among us. Many were laying on the floor and we were going more and more down in the river of living waters. At this point there were more then 60 people.

The song was All Consuming Fire, a cry for the flames of love and passion, we sang it declaring it over our families, our friends, our city, state, nation and over our generation. I started to feel a burning in my chest, an intimate compassion for the lost, for the widow, for the orphan and for the foreigner. God was touching in my heart, and I reluctantly did not want to share on the microphone. But a pain was growing in my heart and God confirmed in the Word.

“Whoever says ‘I know him’ but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” (1 John 2:4-6)

The Word perfects us in God’s love, love for the lost sons and daughters, for abandoned and abused children, for drugs addicts and for prostitutes and transvestites. And we will only know that we are indeed and truly in Him, the true vine, if as Jesus we walk. If we are like Jesus on earth, then we will be the revelation the world eagerly desires, sons and daughters (Romans 8:19).

I confess I did not see much more after this, I grabbed the microphone and started to speak as the Lord revealed to me. I felt the weight of the Glory. It was a moment of profound compassion, love and revelation. God was calling the depth of each one for the calling of the Church. We were immersed in the Spirit and now the River was flowing from us. The Lord said about the local church representing the Body of Christ in Brazil, the Church of Jesus Christ, He said He is raising people to be Jesus on earth, who will manifest His love, His power and who will bring the lost from darkness to light. When the world sees them the world will say, ‘I see the Father.’

At this point I was weeping, totally in pain for God’s presence was so tangible. Then Aline our intercession leader sang prophetic words over the church. It was over 9:00 pm and we were resting in the Spirit. Nic was laying on the floor, and living waters were flowing from the altar and from us. The river that will flood the city, the nation and our generation.

That is Ekklésia – original word for ‘church’ in the Bible that means ‘called out’. When we accept the calling, we allow the authority of Jesus to break the chains, including the
Iies of religion. Be free, be Church, be Jesus on earth, for every aspect of society. Let the Kingdom of heaven!

From the harvest,

Jonathan Costa