Jul 072014

European Trumpet Call in Skopje June 18-21, 2014.

Blowing the trumpets!The European Trumpet Call gathered some European prayer networks to blow a spiritual wake up call for Europe. There were a bit more than 200 people in the mornings and up to 500 in the evenings from about 30 nations.

God blessed us with with His presence being strong and guiding us to pray His prayers for Macedonia, the Balkans and Europe.

We also had the honor of having Prince Philip of Prussia with us, telling the story of his grand grand-father Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd, not resisting the pressure of the generals to start the WWI. He took responsibility for his family’s actions and repented for their wrong doings.

Praying around the flags of EuropeBrian Mills, who is a father in the prayer movement in the world, led us in prayer for the reconciliation between the nations; leading us in forgiving the people and nations around us. This was especially strong for the Balkan nations, and started some powerful work and release in the hearts that will continue in the weeks and months to come with healing of the nations as a result.

In every session we blew the trumpets. The last day we blew the trumpets for Israel and the Jews of Europe with all the European flags on the floor, before we finished with a celebration.

Podgorica June 23-24, 2014

Foundations uncoveredWe were just a small team of 7 coming to Podgorica, but our prayers were very efficient and we were guided in what to pray in a very clear way by the Holy Spirit. Before going out to pray, we prayed for the foundation of the city. And the first thing we saw as we went out of our hostel, was that workers had found some old foundations as they wanted to build. The work had to stop as archaeologists were coming in to bring up the graves and buildings to find out the truth. The truth is really covered up in Montenegro and corruption is everywhere. We prayed according to Isaiah 28:14-19, that Jesus as a cornerstone should be put in the foundations, blowing away all corruption, lies and falsehood.

Small parliamentAfter this we had an appointment with an ex-minister being able to speak into his life and the future of the nation. In the afternoon we went to pray at a communist monument. Actually it was an altar and a worship place. That is strange for an ideology which doesn’t believe in God. This year makes 70 years that communism has been in Montenegro, which is a special time for God and as it is written in Jeremiah 29:10-11, the time of change has come and God is doing a new thing. We proclaimed these new things from the hill behind the city.

The last day we prayed some around the government, before we finished in front of the red carpet of the government and the presidential building, for the King of Glory to enter in and take His place.

Mar 062013

OCE Balkans – report from the trips to Sofia and Skopje

Both events were carried out successfully and the glory of the Lord was manifest in different ways, and on various levels. Reflecting on those wonderful times, here below are a few thoughts that surface at the very top and need to be recorded for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The success of this OCE trip to Sofia and Skopje, and the subsequent blessings we enjoyed through it, was largely thanks to the networking and prayer initiatives that have been undertaken through the recent years by local leaders, for the sake of the Balkan nations. Philip Rashev from Bulgaria, who organized the OCE Sofia, and, Pastor Aleksandar Vuletic working as a team with Bryan Brenchley (visionary, coordinator and prayer leader for the Balkans) who organized the OCE in Skopje, have been instrumental in raising prayer for the nations of the region, and promoting strategic cooperation among leaders across the borders. We thank God for them!

OCE in Sofia 20-24 Feb. 2013

The most dramatic event occurred on the day of arrival into Sofia; the Government of Bulgaria resigned, after much turmoil in the country, which led to conflicts with the Police and bloodshed.

We perceived the timing of the event as the Voice of the Lord saying “this is the timing for a shift in government”, meaning, also in matters pertaining to the Body of Christ and its leaders. No wonder our host Pastor, Pavel Ignatov, had also resigned a few days earlier, from a position he has had as leader of many churches in Bulgaria. Further, on Sunday 24 Feb. the Orthodox Church of Bulgaria was scheduled to elect their new Patriarch!

IMG_4611IMG_0396When the event of the OCE in Sofia was decided a year earlier, we had had no knowledge, and none could predict, that it would be God’s timing for a major shift in the heavenly places, causing major shifts in positions of government on the earth. As Pastor Pavel Ignatov repeatedly said, that was a “a sign from God” that the Operation Capitals of Europe in Sofia was an event for which God sent His servants to perform His good will in Bulgaria.

We give thanks to the Lord for Philip Rashev who did all the hard work for the OCE in Sofia, and involved his Pastor Pavel Ignatov and their church. Thanks to them several Pastors attended. On the opening meeting 10 Bulgarian Pastors came to the platform to lead prayer for their country.

Philip also organized prayer for Sofia to be held on Mount Vitosha, overlooking the city. That memorable event was held on Saturday morning. Even though Vitosha was covered in snow, the Lord granted us good weather that day so we could reach the place where we could pray from.

IMG_4558IMG_4561We also prayed a lot for the foundations of the city. It’s not a coincidence as the government did a lot of road and city building the recent years, they uncovered the foundations of the ancient city which was called Serdika. As the physical often is a reflection of the spiritual, we saw this as a sign. We prayed often Isaiah 62:1-6, praying for the new name and identity as God sees the city to come forth. Interestingly, where the ancient foundations were located in the city stood the statue of the goddess Sofia (whom the city derived its name; her name means ‘wisdom’). We prayed there strategically, for God to expose false wisdom (James 3:15) and grant the new government “wisdom from above” (James 3:17).

We also prayed and declared Psalm 24 for the Government and in front of the main entrance door; that Jesus, the King of Glory may come in there!

The event was closed with a celebration lunch after Sunday church service in Sofia, before the OCE team and 3 Bulgarian friends drove off to Skopje.

An awesome testimony of God’s power released through the OCE in Sofia became known to us on Sunday 3 March, through a Bulgarian sister who has been praying for the salvation of her family. Two ladies in Bulgaria suddenly opened their hearts to Jesus and started praying and reading the Bible, as each one separately had a divine visitation on Friday 22 February. That was the 2nd day of our prayers in Sofia, and more specifically, the day we prayer-walked in the center of the city!

OCE in Skopje 24-26 Feb. 2013

Pastor Sasha (the main host of OCE in Skopje) started a new church plant, and, 4 new believers were baptized in water the same week with OCE in Skopje. Can this coincidence of timing have been ordained by God to reveal that it is His timing for a “new church” to arise and conquer new territories for God’s Kingdom in the land? This new church plant is at a location where there are no other churches; the place is called “Aerodrome”, literally meaning “air-strip” or “air-way”. Can this be prophetic that this new generation of believers will be like eagles flying high? This is certainly one of the purposes of OCE visiting every capital in Europe for prayer; to encourage the local Body of Christ to continue spreading the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Sasha and prayer leader Bryan offered strategic insights in regards to how to pray for their city, and did a wonderful job of preparation and planning the event, and inviting other local leaders to participate. They also invited people who represented the strategic areas of society (which some people call the “7 mountains” ( the 7 mind molders or spheres of influence) to present to the OCE gathering the spiritual climate and key challenges for prayer. We then had the opportunity to pray onsite at some of these strategic venues, including the TV station, the university, the parliament and places of worship like the United Methodist Church, the Orthodox church and the mosque.

Moreover, thanks to the publicity of the event by the Balkan Networks, the event in Skopje was enriched by the participation of people from Kosova and Albania, while Philip Rashev came along from Bulgaria with another two men, giving the meetings the colour of a Balkan Conference.

skopje montagneOne of the highlights was our prayer from a mountain overlooking Skopje, where a remarkable sign occurred regarding the weather. It was very rainy when we arrived, and according to the weather forecast the rain should continue; that would be a problem when we would go out to pray in the city. We prayed and asked that as a sign of a breakthrough, the sun would break through the dark clouds. That happened while we prayed on the mountain over Skopje, and we had sunshine as we walked through the city praying at different strategic places. We believe that the sunshine and clear skies we had that day in spite of the gloomy forecast was a sign of a shift in the spiritual climate over the land. So we thank Jesus, the Son of righteousness for the breakthrough and give Him all the glory.

Mar 282012

The 8th session will be like this:

Dates confirmed! (and more details to come)

Feb 20: Arrival in Sofia

21 February, 2013: Teaching and worship in Sofia.

22-23 Feb: Prayer in Sofia

24 Feb: Sunday service in Sofia and travel to Skopje

25-26 Feb: Prayer in Skopje

27 Feb: return home

Informations and registration for Sofia: Philip Rashev: philip.rashev@gmail.com

Informations and registration for Skopje: Sasha Vuletic: vuletik@gmail.com

registration for both capitals: Philip Rashev