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I had my life transformed when I came to Gloryfest and had a revelation of the Lord, and the love He has for me. I had come from drug taking and drinking, and gave it up in flash. I had the temptation removed in an instance. My walk in faith has just been one of extraordinary acceleration. I found my self falling deeper and deeper in love with Jesus and what he did for me!
I live in Christ and He lives in me! I drink daily and He is continuously revealing his tangible presence to me. I am a slave to righteousness! There’s no going back!
Josh Lowe was baptised at St Madoc, Swansea during the ‘detox religion’ weekend!
This year in May, before I met Dave and Jo, God spoke to me one morning: It is a new day for you!“. In this evening Jo shared with us about the Glory and the finished work of the cross. As I sat there, I saw before my eyes a whole religious city collaps, heavy loads just fell apart. After that I experienced such a peace and rest that I have not known before. More and more, as I just keep drinking from His wine of love, my heart gets in flame for Him my bridegroom and lover and I feast on Him day by day. He lead me out of this times of Intimacy in my spirit into nations, in a new dimension of intercession, sometimes just in groaning, I saw gates of Nations opening up.
For years, since I was a child, I asked God that He would show me, what really happened at the Cross. I grew up in a christian home and knew a lot of things in my mind, but somehow, I knew, there must be something about His death on the cross, that I, and the church arround me have no clue about. Woooowwwww ; and now, I have catched a glimpse of this marvel, this fountain that opened up at this very point of History, where He shared His body and His blood for me. I am amazed and can`t get enough drinking this truth and knowing nothing but Christ cruzified ; the source of Joy and bliss !
When we heard Jo Gravell and Dave Vaughan were coming to Switzerland, we registered ourselves for the event, with very mixed feelings. On the one hand, we were fascinated by the videos we had seen, on the other hand, we found it all a bit strange and we were not quite sure if that really was all biblical, and whether we would be comfortable with als this or not. I (Regula) also was quite worried whether I could ever be drunken, or would just my husband be drunk all the time, and I am only bored. As we arrived at the meeting, we felt comfortably very quickly. I (Regula) was hammered pretty fast and stayed that way, almost the whole day. The interesting thing for me was, that I felt stoned or drunk for the first time in my live. I was not at all familiar with it, because I’ve always been very restrained with alcohol and has never taken any drugs or smoked weed or something. While the event was going on there have been moments when I thought: “That can not be everything, and it’s all totally freaky and I don`t want that … At that moments, every feeling of drunkeness was gone. Only when I wanted to get drunk again, it came back.
In the days after the meeting drunkeness accompanied us nearly the whole time – but also the doctrine of “Operation immobilisation” affected us very strongly. A few days we were almost constantly hammered drunk. Over time it became less often, what worried us at first. Now, several weeks later, it happens again and again that we are drunk or just extremely happy – and above all, we learn to live more and more out of a place, where we know, that we do not have to do something. That we are simply unconditionally loved. I hope in the future, we will see a day when our last drunkness will beginn… the one that never ends
Richard Porst from Newtown Mission in Sydney Australia
Dave and Jo visited Sydney Australia in October of 2010. From the moment they arrived they realized they had been given a seat of authority over the region. Demons manifested, Witch’s were transformed and the Glory of God hit like a bomb over the entire region. Gods glory is now still being felt all over Newtown Sydney! Here’s a testimony from a great leader in the area:
Just thought I’d drop you a line to fill you in on what’s happened in King street, New Town in New South Wales. As Dave said on the Saturday night a bomb has gone off over this street and it has blown away the kingdom of darkness. The Presence of God is amazingly tangible as you walk down King street. There is peace and purity in the spiritual realm that is sooooo delicious. No matter whether it’s day or night, whether the shops are open or closed, or whether the street is full of people or not, the Presence is there. It’s an absolute trip to sit in a restaurant and watch the Gory all over people as they get on with their lives not discerning what is happening. I have taken other Sons down there and without being told they have discerned the Presence and they got wacked as! Heaven down to earth! THANK YOU! Anyway can you pass this on to Dave as I have misplaced his card. I hope that this encourages you as it encourages the CRAP (lies) out of me.
With Love and Blessings
It must have been two years ago that I heard Jo Gravell say “it’s all about The Gospel” and It must have been the way she said it that I realised that she had a different angle on The Gospel than I had, but I thought I must get round to finding out what she meant. Well guess what life got in the way and I did nothing about it. It was at Gloryfest 2011 that the penny began to drop and I realised this is what Jo must have meant.
From that time on I suddenly realised, wow!, I have spent all these years as a Christian and got it wrong, so no time to waste I had to find out more about this Gospel. This sent me from being a walker, biker, bird watcher to an avid reader. I had read very few books in my life until then but I found myself reading from the time I got up till I went to bed. The TV hardly got watched for more than the news, which was not a lot more than it did at the best of times, the walking shoes never got an outing, the bike got the occasional ride to town and the binoculars hardly got picked up. Jacquie, my wife, brought me The Message Bible on CD and off I was reading it with new eyes and loving it. Then I went on holiday and spent three weeks just reading The Mystical Union and Seven Spirits Burning by John Crowder, and when I had read those I then re-read them and when I had re-read them I re-read them again. When I had re-read them I listened to Mystical Union on CD read by the beloved John himself.
I then started reading books that John had referred to in his books and so the journey continued. I then had to find out what others were reading. My search for the Truth was on! What fun it has been, but to think that for all those years I had believed a lie.
So here I am still reading lots and loving it, and it has raised so many questions. From being a Christian who has accepted what the Church has said to one who now questions what is said. The reason for this is that I had a mind-set based on the law, it goes a bit like this; Father God was a bit distant and Jesus fulfilled the law by dying for my sins which gave me access to Father and that was done through the cross. And now, well it’s more like that I have been taken into the relationship with Daddy, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and boy is that fun, you just need to read The Shack to see that. But it was all done through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus and it’s not all about the cross but it is ALL about Jesus. I, like all humanity, have been included in the Trinity and it was always meant to be that way.
So I am a happy little chap with what I now see as this loving, passionate, intimate, joyful and beautiful Trinity of which I am a part. Who could not LOL at that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amy and Chad Davis
We met Dave and Jo back in February of this year. We had the privilege to spend several days with them and quickly became connected. During that time, we heard the gospel in a way like never before. Having grown up in the church, we thought we knew what the gospel was. But wow, our eyes were opened. We see the cross in a whole new light! Jesus really did do it all! We died with him, we were buried with him and we rose with him! We’re a brand new creation! Our old, sinful nature is dead. We’re no longer slaves, but sons and daughters, fully adopted in. We’re in him and he’s in us. There is no separation!! This gospel has completely changed our lives! We’re seeing things open up for us that we thought never would. Our children’s home we’ve been trying to build in the Philippines was at a stand still until we met Dave and Jo. During those 5 days we were with them, we saw some major breakthrough. Our children’s home is almost complete now! We now know that everything we need has already been provided. We lack NOTHING!!! We’ve seen so much open up for us. It has been an amazing year! We can truly say we’ve never been happier! This gospel of grace has made it’s way in to every area of our lives. And the good news is God continues to reveal more and more to us! It’s a snowball effect! There is no end to the goodness of God! We’re so grateful to have met Dave and Jo and really love and appreciate them deeply. Blessings xx
Gunther and Trish
In this time we got to know Dave and love his beautiful gentle heart. Everyone in his vicinity was affected by the joy that emanates from him. A pastor from Africa who sat in the chair behind him, was so intoxicated that he walked around in a drunken joy for the rest of the conference – affecting everyone around him.
As the days progressed, we were influenced more and more by the Presence that Dave carried and were filled with Love, Peace and Joy. It was like heaven on earth being around him! We will not be the same again.
1. Ministry trip to Kwa-Zulu-Natal – Dave Vaughan Rocks Durban
During Dave’s visit to Durban we recognised him as a prophet sent as a gift from God to bring the churches to new dimensions in Christ. We realised that he was carrying an authority and an anointing in the Spirit to dismantle legal systems and to establish the churches in their Identity in Christ. This is something desperately needed in the churches in SA.
He came at his own cost, loved everyone extravagantly and gave himself freely to everyone!
The place that Dave abides in with the Lord and his lifestyle of living out “Oneness with Christ” was such a testimony to us all and we grew tremendously during his time with us in SA.
2. Highway Christian Community Fuzion Youth Service – Fri 17th Feb
Dave Vaughan ministered at the Fuzion Youth Service – Fri 17th Feb which was attended by many young people, but also many adults, wanting to experience the Glory.
He was an absolute hit with the youth and everyone loved him! The atmosphere was filled with the Glory of Heaven, and everyone came expectant, anticipating an encounter with God.
Dave ministered on Sonship and Christ revealed in us. The people sat riveted as he shared on the fullness of our Sonship and Union with Christ.
Afterwards, Dave asked us to join him in ministering to the young people, whose hearts were now so open to the Love of the Father and their amazing inheritance as Sons of God.
Everyone was impacted and we saw many lives transformed as they were overwhelmed with ecstatic joy! Dave has an open invitation to come back at any time.
a. From a young man (filled with the new wine of God’s love): “For the first time, I can now see Jesus in everyone !”
b. From the Youth Leader (at end of meeting): “Last night was the best preach ever heard in this church !”
c. Comment: “Dave ministers out of a place of Humility, deep Intimacy, Rest + Oneness..what pours out of him is a life overflowing with the Love + Wisdom of God from a secure place of Sonship. It is a Testimony of Christ revealed !”
d. From Highway Church Leader and His Wife - The meeting was also attended by the church leader and his wife, (who were initially a bit concerned about Dave’s reputation of drunkenness). Afterwards they left fully satisfied that Dave had hugely impacted the young people in their church.
3. Shaun and Shirley’s – Sat 18th Feb
A drunken glory party of note. Everyone was impacted, transformed and filled with the joy and peace of heaven!
4. Northway Community Church – Sun 19th Feb
The church leaders, Ant and Les Redman and everyone who attended the evening meeting at Northway Community Church, were filled with the Holy Spirit, as Dave (full of the New Wine) released the Glory of Heaven.
Everyone was visibly impacted, invigorated and transformed by the Presence and Joy of the Holy Spirit!
5. Mark and Michelle’s Group – Mon 20th Feb
Dave arrived at the evening meeting already on the brink of a trance. He sat in the middle of the room and the Glory of God (like heaven) was tangible all around him.
Everyone was affected by the Glory of God and people were totally intoxicated with joy.
One of the ladies shared that God had reminded her about the time a trance came over Peter, and he saw a sheet lowered like a screen with four corners with animals (Acts 10:10) .. she sensed that christians were going to start experiencing more of this state and would be receiving amazing revelations and encounters during these times. Soon after this Dave entered a trance and remained in this state for a few hours in which time he was unable to speak.
Dave left the meeting in a Holy Spirit trance, not having said a word, yet most people had been taken to a new level in God and were inspired and expectant for more of the supernatural. The Glory in Dave’s room was thick that night and he continued to have encounters until early morning.