Branson Conference report
Oct 29, 2019
We had a great conference in Branson, Missouri this past weekend, and we returned home last night. We brought Arthur home with us, and he will be staying with us for the rest of the week. Arthur flew in from New Zealand, where I met him about 5 years ago at the first conference that I taught there.
I won’t be able to write a proper weblog today, as I have some catching up to do.
All the teaching was very good as usual at the conference, and (as usual) we left Sunday afternoon open for the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself. Since we started doing that a few years ago, we found that this has been the highlight of the conference—at least to those who are interested in the revelation of the Spirit.
This year’s main revelation was from Deuteronomy 29:4 KJV,
4 Yet the Lord hath not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear unto this day.
Moses spoke these words at the end of Israel’s 40-year sojourn in the wilderness. It is comparable to the Church’s 40-Jubilee sojourn in its own wilderness since the day of Passover when Jesus died on the cross. The main difference is that the eyes and ears of the people are now ready to be opened before we cross over “Jordan” into the Kingdom.
Next year—which, by Hebrew reckoning already started on Rosh Hoshana (September 30, 2019)—is the year 2020, which we see as the year of 20/20 vision. God is beginning to open the eyes of the people and remove the blindness in a greater way.
Last Saturday night (after the regular meetings were concluded), a few of us received revelation of Deuteronomy 29:4 and prayed to remove the blindness. While we were praying, Carlos and Shelli were getting ready on the stage to practice some songs for the coming worship session. Just as we finished praying, Shelli burst forth with the song, “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord!”
We took that as a confirmation of our prayer and also as an answer to our prayer. We believe that eyes are about to be opened. We are looking forward to seeing what our heavenly Father is about to do in the days and months ahead.
This conference had a powerful effect upon many people. Many testified that their lives were changed forever. That, of course, is the purpose of all that we do (I and all of the speakers). If lives are not changed, we are wasting our time and everyone else’s as well. But these conferences are life-changing to many, not only because of the speakers but because of the fellowship. Lasting friendships are being forged here, as people minister to others and get to know people. There is no doubt that what goes on between meetings is just as important and life-changing as listening to the speakers during the meetings.
Since James was the one organizing the conference, he is responsible for the videos that will be made available at some point in the near future. He will advertise them in his news bulletin, and I too will let you know, in case you are not on his mailing list.
You can get on his mailing list to receive his Feed My Sheep bulletin by writing to him at:
Stone Kingdom Ministries
PO Box 5695
Asheville, NC 28813