Jean Darnell service at Kensington Temple
Today I had the privilege of being able to attend a special leaders’ meeting at Kensington Temple in London where prophetess Jean Darnell was sharing, on what is likely to be her last visit to London.
I have of course heard of the prophetic word she released over the UK back in 1967 (see http://www.byfaith.co.uk/paulrevival4.htm for example). Now leaders and Christians were gathering again to be refreshed and to hear her share her heart for this nation, about which the Lord has spoken much to her.
My account of this afternoon’s message is this: she reiterated in some detail the word of 1967, making sure to be clear on all points, and spoke of some of the significant fulfillments seen since that time, and of other surrounding convictions of believers at the time. Of particular note was her recounting the story of how the Festival of Light came together in London, and of how around 100,000 people gathered (as a conservative estimate) at Hyde Park, Speaker’s Corner, to pray for the nation. “God is going to answer that prayer,” she said, to which we all said “Amen!”
She went on to speak of what else the Lord is emphasising concerning the ‘national spiritual awakening’ that was a part of the original prophetic word, and came to focus in on the younger generation (within whose bracket I definitely fell!), concluding the message by asking those of us aged 35 and under to stand, and praying for a mighty anointing upon us!
Her message brought out much about the harvest, of memorable note being her comments about a ‘joyful harvest’ and the ‘song of the harvesters’. In fact of this last matter she told of how at the New Wine leaders’ conference in Harrogate where she had recently ministered, upon sharing about the harvest, a song of the Spirit broke out around the congregation of over 1000 pastors who were gathered. “It was the song of the harvesters,” she said. “You could really hear it in the Spirit.”
She also spoke with great passion about evangelism, emphasising how the Lord was going to release power evangelism, bringing church to the streets. Out of the book of Acts, she commented how “the enemy is always shocked when the church comes out of its four walls into the streets.” She encouraged us from Acts 5:29 that “we must obey God rather than men.”
Most significantly and impactingly for me, she shared that the church will come under great persecution this century. Of course, it is inevitable, but in our society I’m sure that much of the church presently has no idea of the realm of persecution…but praise the Lord, we will do soon! If the word she has been prophesying is indeed fulfilled, that the church will be causing a national spiritual awakening through powerful street outreach, while the enemy attempts to increase his presence through Islam and waning moral standards, and collapsing government and structures, then I’m not surprised!
What was so refreshing was that this word was released, I believe, with grace to go through it, there was such a supernatural enabling in that moment as she shared about persecution, because I and I’m sure many of those present could see that it was a price worth paying! Surely “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed in us”!
She also spoke concerning the anointing, out of 1 John 2:20,27, that “you have an anointing and you know all things” was a word to a corporate body, not to an individual, and that “you know all things” was to signify that together as a body when we function under the anointing, you get a complete picture of what the Lord is intending. It cripples the anointing’s power when you seek to work on your own, it is when we are together that the Lord’s intention is achieved!
She also spoke briefly about the secrets of the kingdom, and how they are revealed! They are ‘open secrets’. She read to us from Luke 10:23 and we all rejoiced with her as she explained how the Lord himself rejoiced about all the Father was doing (apparently the Greek of verse 21 makes out that He did a little dance to rejoice!), saying “Thank You Father that you’ve hidden these things from the clevers, the know-it-alls, and have revealed it to these little babies here!”
Overall I came away with the Spirit upon me, sensing very much the release of a word concerning joy, concerning the imminent harvest and the national spiritual awakening, and the Lord’s call especially to young leaders (but with honour for every generation in place) to be unified, and increase in fervour again in the way that has preempted all revivals.
Scripture references for all that she spoke of were
Acts 5:29; Matt 13:11; Luke 10:23; 1 Cor 2:9,10; 1 John 2:20,27.