May 042018
 

Bucharest Report April 18-20, 2018

We were a group of 10 people from abroad arriving in Bucharest, not having much information before coming there. But we were welcomed well by River of Life Church. There were about 10 people from the church praying with us in the capital every day. That was a real blessing. They also blessed us with all meals paid for in different restaurants. The Romanians have a clear gift of hospitality and generosity.

We were also able to be a blessing to them. At least that was said several times. In the preparation we got a clear direction about where to go in the capital. The first 2 days we went to 5 places that formed a shape of a bow on the map. We started with the old town, where the capital was first founded. We walked around that area before lunch and through every street in the area after lunch. That was a very thorough prayer time.

The next day we started at the point 0 km, where major things happened in December 1989 and thus the name: Place of 21 December 1989. The nation got rid of communism, but we still prayed concerning this and the mentality that still is stuck in the old. We had some good prayers and prophetic acts at the Memorial of rebirth about this.

We then went to the government building where we had some more prayers about the corruption and the covenant with death from the communist times. Vision was given about underground labyrinth, which was confirmed by the Romanians. It’s about to crumble and things will change in the government.

The last of the 5 places was the Carol Park Mausoleum. They say it’s a memory of the heroes for the freedom for socialism. But as we went there, it’s clear that it’s a Freemason place with probably very strong activity today. The Freemasons always come up with some nice monument to cover up their real intention. So, we discerned this and had strong prayer according to the revelations.

The last day, we went to the president’s building. We prayed from the botanical garden as we could not get close and this was silent enough to hear our prayers. Here the hosts had also set up a picnic for us and with cake to celebrate Barbara’s birthday

After lunch we went down to the Palace of the Parliament, which is the largest parliament building in the world with 4000 rooms, halls and conference rooms. We had 4 teams for this prayer; one into the tourist entry, one for the open wine and food exhibition and 2 teams walked around the walls of the whole building in opposite directions. This took 90 mins. Coming back together, we stood in front of façade turning east proclaiming different words from the Lord. It all was a very full and satisfactory time.

As we left Romania, we heard that the government had decided to move the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. That was a big encouragement and we happened to be there as this was decided. We praise the Lord for all this.

 

May 042018
 

Chisinau Report April 22-23, 2018

Before coming to Chisinau, Moldova, we were told that the country was as Romania was 20 years ago. So, we were really surprised to see Chisinau clean and very modern. There was no graffiti on the walls, the cars were new and nice, the streets were clean and people were friendly. It still is a very cheap country and there is much to develop, but this was a very positive surprise.

We had written to several pastors in the country, but none responded, so we didn’t have any connections there. A lady in the hostel we stayed was a Christian on fire for the Lord though and she invited us to a service in the church Sunday morning. This was a church with 5 services on Sunday, so it was very active and lively. And we knew about other churches, so there are some Christians thriving in Moldova. From a church member, we heard that they had had some reconciliation events with the Jews and the messianic Jews just a couple of weeks before. This was very important as we knew that 40% of Moldova’s population were Jews at one time before pogroms in 1903-05, so that important. Prayers were done and that helped us to focus on the heart of the city and the line from the foundational well, where the city started to the government building. Chisinau. (The name of the spring “chisla nous” is believed to be the archaic Romanian for “new spring”).

So, we wanted to start praying at the Metropolitan cathedral of Chisinau, which is an orthodox church and has Russian architecture. As we arrived there, there was a gathering of bikers receiving the blessings of the orthodox priest with holy water thrown on the bikers as a blessing for the biking season starting. So, that was interesting to see.

The small monument erected for the Holy Waters had drawn our attention the day we arrived and we thought there was some strange spiritual powers around it. We had a long time of prayers and declarations here after the bikers had left.

On this line between the foundational well and the government building, there seemed to be different spiritual lines going out holding the people in bondage. So we prayed to cut these lines from certain monuments. The Holy Water monument was one The Triumphal Arch was the next monument where we prayed. Then there was an ancient stone erected in front of the government building. After these places, we went down to the river and where the fountain had been when Chisinau was founded in 1436 as a monastery village. Cement and roads had covered most of this and the river was small and polluted as they had also built a dam to use the waters for other purposes. We called this place back to its original purpose of being a well physically and spiritually. We anointed the place, sang and danced around the monument that was set up as a memory for the foundation of Chisinau.

The second day, we had the parliament and the government building on the agenda to pray for. We started by the parliament. We started to pray for more life and creativity to come into this place and the people working there. We believe this will happen and many new things come forth in Moldova the next years. The life and ideas coming forth in the parliament; we prayed and prophesied that it will come reach the government as well. We believe that is a challenge; because of the old communist thinking in the old politicians might be a bottleneck for the new life. However, through wisdom this will change and new blood can come into the government as well. We felt a lot of hope for Moldova and felt that this “not wanted” country will change and people come here; tourists and business people.

It’s a beautiful country and a pearl of God’s creation longing for the revelation of the sons of God. It’s worth seeing and we left there with a sense of hope.