Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ministry in Austin!

I am back in Virginia after an intense ministry trip to Austin. Overall it was a great weekend in the Lord. There is great expectation building in my spirit that we are on a VERGE of something quite significant. I can sense it strongly in my own spirit.

We opened with a Friday night session at the Baptist Association building downtown Austin. The message for the evening was on the theme of the mercy of God. Overall I felt a lack of unction—I didn’t get my usual time with the Lord prior to the meeting due to some unexpected circumstances. Normally when I minister I MUST spend quality time before the Lord ministering unto Him. It helps me to focus not on myself, but on what He desires along with his heart for those in attendance. Plus I had somehow forgotten my extensive notes on this very topic so I was scampering to recall everything I had initially prepared. Nonetheless I trust that the Lord brought a fresh understanding to those in attendance concerning the God of mercy and the need to see this reality demonstrated in Austin.

Saturday we spent several hours at the state Supreme Court of Texas, which is downtown Austin. Then afterwards we met with Pastor Charles and Liz Robinson for dinner. They are quite a dynamic couple who desire to release influencers to bring about kingdom changes in Austin. It is not a surprise that they are gifted prophetically since they are a part of Christian International Apostolic Ministries. I appreciate them making me feel so welcomed. Sunday morning at church it was evident that the Lord desired to do something significant. At one point I felt that we were on the cusp of something breaking through but it seemed to elude our grasp. However it must be noted that the Lord’s Presence permeated the meeting. I believe that there were many people set free that morning. Overall the ministry was POWERFUL as Jesus touched lives. God enabled me to preach with much authority and power! And I was able to prophesy over a lot of people. At one point I called forth people who felt that they came to church “with a monkey on their back” and many responded. I believe by the end of the meeting many were strengthened in the Lord.

During the weekend I was interviewed on Austin Arise Radio show that is hosted by Barbara Bucklin and C. Benjamin Anyacho. I shared about the prophetic words that the Lord has given me for the city of Austin. Overall I enjoyed it so much.

On Monday Barbara interviewed me on the Austin Arise Television show along with a minister from George Otis’ ministry. We taped three 30 minute shows that will be shown in Austin the next few weeks—each show will run 6-8 times each week. We talked about transforming revival, discipleship, community transformation, among other things. In the second episode I started prophesying over people watching the show. It was WILD! At one point, I started prophesying what the Lord was showing me in the TV studio concerning a woman who needed healing by the name of Susan Gardner. I didn't know if there was even a Susan Gardner in Austin. Then the host of the show suddenly says, "I know Susan Gardner!" It was powerful! I also prophesied that a man named Frank Albright had a broken heart because he has lost his daughter. I wasn’t sure if this was literally or if it was simply a separation due to custody battle lost, but I knew this man was in much pain. God is restoring his life right now. Also I prophesied that there was a couple who were from Alaska had moved to Austin but were still looking for their niche in the city. It was clear to me that they were watchmen sent to Austin.

Then Monday night I ministered again at the Luke 4:18 Ministries which was a powerful time in the Lord. I primarily shared on how the Lord uses the hopelessness that we go through in our own lives that in order that we become an OVERCOMER who can become a voice of hope to others. It was a difficult message because I did share some from my own experiences—yet most importantly Christ was magnified as many responded. I ended up praying and prophesying over people until about 1:00am. God is good!

Interestingly during the whole weekend I had so MANY people who came up to me to tell me that I would be back to Austin. This was a confirmation in my spirit. I believe I will be flying back in June. This past trip I met so many wonderful people. I am so thankful for those who made this trip possible. Barb Bucklin, thank you for everything! And thank you to those of you who prayed for me!

Loving Jesus,

Brian Francis Hume

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