“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD” - Luke 4:18-19
We launched “Breaking Through Barriers to Blessing: Overcoming Sins, Wounds and Demons” on 27th October 2017. A good crowd attended the launch, where we sold around 340 books - which was fantastic! The book's primary aim is to help those who are experiencing blockages in their Christian experience, but it will also serve as an instructive resource for those who have a desire to help others in prayer.
Just over a month after the launch, the publisher needed to do another print run - really encouraging news. We are getting very positive feedback already from folk who are benefitting from the message. We also developed a 5-Day Devotional based on the book, which has been published on the 'YouVersion' Bible App, having the potential of massive exposure all over the world (it's also available at preachtheword.com). We are hoping that this will lead many more people to the book.
'Torch Trust for the Blind' have also produced the book in larger print sizes for the partially sighted and have translated it into Braille for the blind (available from Eden). Though the book can be ordered online in most parts of the world, 'Preach The Word' has already sent copies free of charge to countries including Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Jamaica, Tasmania, Canada, South Africa, Philippines, Ethiopia and Bangladesh
Another exciting opportunity following on from the book is the “Breaking Though Barriers to Blessing Prayer Ministry Training Course” which will commence in January for five weeks in The Jethro Centre, Lurgan. This course (which is by registration only) serves to deepen understanding regarding the areas of healing and deliverance prayer. Please pray for this new venture, that many churches and individuals will be further equipped and enhanced in this vital ministry.
I would like to pay tribute to Andrew Watkins (dear friend and webmaster of preachtheword.com), not only for his unceasing service with the website but for his invaluable help with the production of this book and the 5-Day Devotional. I could not have done it without him. Thank you, Andrew and family! Please continue to pray for Andrew in body and spirit as he faithfully serves the Lord in the incredible ministry he is engaged in.