What might you find if you dug up the basement of your church? If it was St Paul’s or Westminster Abbey, you’d probably find heaps of bones that once belonged to famous people. If you dug up the basement of our church, you might find the scorched and shredded remains of our marquee tent that was destroyed by lightning strike at a Soul Survivor conference!
Workmen digging up the basement of a church in West London in 1966 fell silent when they discovered dozens of discarded crutches, leg braces and wheelchairs buried under the floor - evidence of the miraculous healings that had happened in that place and a poignant testimony to one of the most amazing healing ministries ever to emerge from these shores. The church was Kensington Temple and the legacy belonged to George Jeffreys, founder of the Elim Pentecostal denomination and arguably the greatest British evangelist since John Wesley.
I had a strange dream a few weeks ago in which I visited a friend and offered to write some articles for his church newsletter about the miracle working power of Jesus. But although he knew and loved the Lord, he seemed somewhat reticent when it came to talking about the supernatural power of God.
When I woke up, I had a strong conviction that I should do just that – write some articles and tell some stories about the miracle, healing, supernatural power of Jesus. As I pondered what to call these articles, the name “Chronicles of Power” came to mind. It wasn’t my choice for a title – but I felt the Lord impress upon me that that was what they should be called. And my initial idea was to write these articles and hand out copies in the church. But my wife Marianne said “why don’t you blog them for a wider audience”. And so that’s what I’m doing.
I’ll say more about the future content of the “Chronicles of Power” at the end, but by way of introduction, I want to come back to something in my dream that challenged me – namely our reticence to proclaim the miracle working power of Jesus.
A blog by Pastor Brendan munro
Welcome to my blog - thank you for stopping by! I’ve never done this before and I’m only doing it now after friends encouraged me to share more widely of the life-changing journey I’ve been on with God over the past couple of years.