Woman of Promise
In this seminar THE PROMISE, we predominantly look at the prophetic significance of how
the ministry of Jesus was launched at the wedding feast of Cana and how this affects our lives today.
Written by Lindah Robinson
We touch on the truths of the Feasts of Israel that foreshadow this event. It was at the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine and the master of the ceremonies declared, “You have saved the best till now.” It prophetically points to Jesus returning for His Bride and the new wine that would be released through this relationship. This serves as our inspiration for this seminar.
The whole heart of a wedding is the Covenant vows or promises that are made between the bride and groom. The Bible is a love story and the restoration of the intimate relationship between God and His people. God restores this through our relationship with Jesus Christ who is the Bridegroom and we, the church, His bride. We have been given The Holy Spirit to prepare and help us to fulfill this awesome mandate. The blood shed at the cross is the “Bride Price” and what enables us, as an idolatrous bride, to be restored and then to be married to resurrection life in Christ. When we receive this new wine, we live empowered by The Holy Spirit instead of living in our own strength. The cup of our lives then overflows and we live victorious, super-“natural” lives that demonstrate and brings forth His Kingdom, impacting not only our lives but those around us.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Allow The Winemaker to change the water to wine in your life.
- Let your life be a cup that overflows with the new wine of His Presence.
- Dare to believe His promises and release God’s Covenant blessings.
- Enter in to a love relationship that will empower, energise and equip you to live a victorious life.
- Become part of an end time move that will shatter yokes of bondage, shift strongholds and break open new ground.
This presentation is interactive and accompanied by an easy to follow workbook that can be used individually and in group settings. Ideal for ladies’ gatherings, camps and home groups.
PRESENT THIS COURSE AT YOUR CHURCH
In this seminar THE PROMISE, we predominantly look at the prophetic significance of how the ministry of Jesus was launched at the wedding feast of Cana and how this affects our lives today.
At the 2014 Come Away weekend I remember telling Heidi “I’m 52 years old, I shouldn’t be afraid of my mother,” and collapsing in tears. That was the first time I had admitted that I had a big problem. My mother’s influence was such that I would manipulate my husband into doing things that she thought were a good idea. Things that didn’t even include her; things that only involved my household. Its such a sad state of affairs to think that I didn’t value my husband’s opinion or even my own enough to make up my own mind.
A small child needs to be taught and controlled to an extent and I was very well taught. Taught to always obey without question, but that continued into my teens and adulthood, and that led me to believe that my opinions actually didn’t count. Over the years God had freed me from a lot of the chains. This weekend joined the last dots to complete the picture. The picture I see now is one of an adult who can stand her ground and also stand on the promises that a loving Father made. The Father who has a Son who intercedes for me. For ME. I am special enough that my opinions do count. I count it as absolute joy that what I can tell my Father what I need and that He listens to me. I am special enough that He trusts me to minister to others without having to ask permission first.
My heart mingled in the water with all the other hearts – they all look exactly the same – some aren’t more special to Father than others. My sisters at the retreat weren’t more or less in the eyes of out loving Father. My cup is empty of the fear of people and their opinions. It is full of gratitude and expectation as to where He is going to lead me next.
Isaiah 51:12 – I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, And of the son of a man who will be made like grass.
What a wonderful moment of realizing the gifts that God has for woman*
What a wonderful experience to be called a Woman of Peace. God bless you for the teaching series and the knowledge we have learnt
Despite all the “I’s” and all the “me’s”, Jesus, in His mercy DID show me His unconditional love, His abundant grace and His glory!! Spiritually AND physically!!
The teachings received, were solid and sound, reminding me of once taught truths, opening my eyes to new truths and touching the very depths of my heart. I loved learning about the wedding ceremony and how we, His bride, are to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Groom! To trust and wait expectantly and do so actively.
The practical activity of moulding clay was so effective – I was able to understand what I was like in God’s hands. I just need to yield to Him and obey His word. He is the Potter and I am the clay, but if I constantly complain and direct the Potter, I will NEVER fulfil the divine plan the Potter has for me – the PERFECT plan.
Brokenness is never pleasant; I have been there, but through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, we overcome, so Janine’s testimony was such a powerful one for me. Kintsugi; – the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold was something I never knew of, but just like those “vessels” that have been extra-ordinarily repaired, when we allow Jesus to come alongside of us and cover us with His wings of healing, He will pick up the broken pieces and put them back together piece by piece, creating something more beautiful that reflects HIS goodness and His glory!
My cup is FULL and I am an ‘OH-SO-WILLING-AND-OPEN’ vessel for Jesus!
When you spoke about your cup, I thought you were getting confused with my cup. It appears that our cups are identical. Remember I said that God was doing a work but I had no idea what it was? He revealed it to me through your testimony. Thank you Heidi (Facilitator). It was such a relief to hear you talk. God is busy with refining work. So the work He was doing in me was refining. This refining is an ongoing process. Just like the course said.
I am so blessed to be part of the past weekend.
I was at the Woman Of Peace Conference held at Harvest Church when they recorded this message and I promise that I definitely learnt the true meaning of emptying my cup this past weekend. There is truly a lot to learn.
There is so much more to say but would not like to go on and on…. I am sharing my book with the ladies at work. Next week I hope to make copies of the newsletter received and to distribute that as well.
Once again – go with God and Thank You!
The climax of the day was Session 3 where the practical activity of moulding clay was so effective – we were able to understand what we are like in God’s hands.. We just need to yield to Him and obey His Word. He is the Potter and we are the clay. The Holy Communion was very healing, as we were reminded once again what the Lord Jesus did on the Cross to redeem us and pick up the broken pieces of our lives and put them together again, creating something more beautiful that reflects HIS goodness and HIS glory.
This flowed into lunch and free time for the afternoon. This works well but could also be easily adapted in the day to suit the camp. The teachings received throughout the week-end, were solid and sound, reminding us of once taught truths, opening our eyes to new truths and touching the very depths of ladies hearts. We loved learning about the wedding ceremony and how we, His bride, are to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Groom! To trust and wait expectantly and do so actively.
I found that ladies were ministered to in their seats and the Holy Spirit’s manifest Presence was tangible – our Faithful Father in it all – even through a projected screen!! The testimonies received bear witness to healing, restoration, acknowledgement of brokenness and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit – the New Wine !! One of the highlights of The Promise were the testimonies which were perfectly slotted into the Sunday morning – allowing time for personal testimonies from the weekend which was an inspiration to many and the ladies were able to leave the camp with the week-end lingering vividly in their hearts.
I highly recommend The Promise to anyone planning a weekend away with ladies. The week-end away together bonded the ladies as well as the time of fun, food and fellowship which created an atmosphere of friendship by being available to others.
Present this course at your church
In order to present the course in your church, a leader needs to be appointed as a facilitator. The manual is very self-explanatory and the facilitator needs to study the manual to gain the heart of the course content and style of ministry.
Course materials include a 2 disc DVD set and a Facilitators manual and a user manual.
Extra materials are required to be arranged by the facilitator and is outlined in the manual in the facilitator’s section, along with a step-by-step, chapter -by-chapter run through of the course.
BENEFITS TO THE LOCAL CHURCH
The course will:
- Equip and release leadership with a confidence and heart to minister to others
- Bring healing and wholeness
- Significantly reduce your “one to one” counselling demand as the group sessions help people deal with their issues
- Supplement the “Anointed Marriage” and “Together Forever” courses in building whole marriages
- Attract many people from the community to your church. It is an excellent outreach tool