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One Year Ago…

It has been one year since Katie and I returned from our amazing adventures, one year since Gibsons Go Global officially started. It seems like it was just yesterday, but at the same time it seems like a lifetime ago. No one could have prepared us for what God called us to do. It was definitely a learning process God was teaching us and training us along the way as He does with all of those who are walking in obedience.

In New York, we learned the importance of the one and the power of prayer. God sent us there for one person — my friend Zach and to pray for the city. Would God send us to the largest city in the US to minister to one person and pray??? Was anyone else in that city able to do what we did???

New York City skyline

When we arrived in Norway, our perception of what would happen was slightly different. We focused heavily on the one, Kjetil, and this led us to be able to minister to a small home group of six. Here, we learned the importance of spiritual heritage, and that we cannot sit back and wait for the enemy to attack. We must press forward in our Godly heritage as warriors to take back the land of the enemy that rightfully belongs to the Son who bought it with His sacrifice.

House Church Fun in Norway

The invitation to Scotland came out of nowhere, but God was ready to put us to work with Gary and Vanessa Irvine. Here, we learned that the light of God was shining all over the world and the importance of coming together in unity to accomplish the work of the Lord!!! We were able to see even more clearly, the global revival that God is positioning His people to carry out.

Praying at Stirling House of Prayer in Scotland

Already having several contacts in England, we quickly launched into many diverse ministries out of more than three different churches. Vicar Robert and Pastor Sam set us up to be able to minister in prison, on the streets, in churches, prophetic conferences, pastors meetings, pray for healings, and prayer walk the city. We also developed some key lifelong relationships and learned the value of creating family in foreign cultures.

Cell Group in Newcastle, England

Returning to Spain where we first started our courtship was amazing for a rest and reconnecting with each other and good friends like Pastor Alfredo, Danny, and Jose Maria. Even here, we learned how God was moving like a wind across the land bringing revival. We got the privilege of sharing words in several churches, groups, and youth in various settings.

Don Quixote in Madrid, Spain

An unexpected trip to Kosovo yielded some great time to rest and refresh and yet here, God was still teaching and molding us for things to come. We learned of the true power of forgiveness and restoration and the value of perseverance to see the fruit that God is bringing forth. We did less ministry here, but got the opportunity to encourage and pray for several missionaries and a local pastor Imir.

With friends in Kosovo

Our trip to India yielded the most visible fruit. Prakash hosted us and setup ministry and invited us to minister with other visiting teams. We returned to be with Pastor Daniel and teach a YWAM DTS as well as a gathering of pastors in his hometown. God even allowed us to travel to the far Northeast and meet Maremi and minister to the Miso people. God opened blind eyes, set people free, and healed and saved so many people.

Worship in northeast Aizawl, India

Preaching at a leper colony in Dharmapuri, India

It was difficult getting into Cambodia, but God had us here during the hottest season to speak to Both’s church and encourage the leaders at the YWAM base in Batambang. It was great returning here and being able to give back once again to the Khmer people and missionaries alike.

With Pastor Timothy and his wife in Battambang, Cambodia

Australia was our last foreign place to visit and here God was continuing to teach us and train for what was to come. We got to minister to a deeply spiritual people and speak truth to many who had strange spiritual concepts. We were able to minister with Kevin and YWAM Byron Bay as well as encourage some new friends in Brisbane before our trip home.

Serving the community of Byron Bay, Australia

Returning to the US, we did not stop ministering as we stopped in Hawaii to see old friends in YWAM and speak life to family near San Francisco. One year ago today, we finally returned home.

Friends in Kona, Hawaii

Family in California

Now, we are waiting. After so much teaching, training, and growing that God did in us, we are ready to spread the fire of revival even more. We have continued in every way that we can. Speaking to family, friends, churches, and even strangers about how awesome our God is. God has opened some doors, but we desire to be used so much more. Now, we are waiting, but definitely not idle. It is hard to be idle with an eight week old, but even now God is using him to open doors to minister.

We do not know what is next or what doors are opening to us as you may not either, and that is okay. I encourage you to be faithful to God and continue to use everything you have to serve Him. Give yourself completely to Him, grow in the waiting time, and He will do the work to propel you into all that He has for you!!!

Gibson Family Love

Gibson Family Love

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!

Azariah, The Mighty Warrior!!!

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Circumnavigating the Sphere (Recap) – Video Update #11

The time has come to unveil the recap video of our entire 9 month-long faith journey with the Lord this first year of our marriage!  One call and one desire to be simply obedient sent us out to share the Love of God with the world.  From speaking in churches to prayer groups, to ministering to lepers, homeless and party-goers, to praying for numerous people and seeing legs grow out, and miraculous healings; God has done so many incredible things that we couldn’t possibly include them all in one video.

So, if you would like to know more details about our time spent in each country, check out our blogs found in the categories icon on the right column.  Pray about continuing to partner with us.  This information can also be found at the right side of this page.

May the Blessing of the Lord Be Upon You,

Jeremiah (Man on Fire) and Katie (Pure Fire of Yahweh) Gibson

Partners with Purpose!!!

Currently, we have over 1000 views of our website, 33 Followers, and so many more people partnering with us in prayer for the work God is doing.  Friday night at JHOP (Justice House of Prayer) NYC, the worship leader Kevin came up to us after the meeting was over and had a word to give to us.  The word came from Exodus 17:11-13 “And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people”  He spoke that God was calling us to be like a Moses and that we were to go out and do great and mighty things.  He said that is was important for us to raise up partners everywhere that we go so that they could directly take part in the work that was being done through our efforts.

I want to thank everyone who has partnered with us so far in prayer and giving and bless you for everything you have done for us.  We are seeking out all those who can partner with us financially both with one time investments, and with continued monthly blessings.  Many of you believe in Katie, myself and the ministry that God is calling us to do.  I am asking you to become our continued partners throughout this global journey on which God has called us.  We are looking for 50 or more people who can contribute $50 or more each month.  A gift of any size and amount will be a blessing to us since we must travel between countries which can get expensive.

Our next stop is Norway.  We are expecting to minister here for about a month before heading to the UK.  Tickets to Norway are going to cost $1300 for the both of us.  While we are here, we will be taking part in a special school to train and equip the people of Norway with proven evangelistic tools.  The cost of this school is $730 and will include all of our food and lodging for this time.  These are some additional expenses on top of the monthly support we are needing.

We know and trust that God is our provider and sustainer and that He has called us out on this journey.  We know that He will provide everything that we need to complete His mission.  I would like you to consider two things.  One, is it possible that God wants to use you to provide for us?  Please pray and ask the Lord what amount you are supposed to give.  Two, do you want to share in the fruit of the mission God is leading us to?  Everything you give is going into the planting, watering, and harvesting that God has us doing.  You are strengthening and encouraging churches through us as you partner with us on God’s Global Mission.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!! and Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!

Battle for NYC

It becomes more and more evident as we are here the spiritual battle that is taking place all around us.  I may not be the most spiritually discerning Man of God, but I can tell when things are happening.  I mentioned in a previous post how the evidence of people being influenced by the demonic is more evident especially as we walk the streets.  On top of this, both my wife and I are physically more tired than we have ever been, and this seems to become more true after we are out on the streets for any length of time.  I believe that the spiritual atmosphere here is so alive with the battle for this city that it spiritually drains us.

I want to share something that happened at a Bible study I was privileged to be a part of.  When we arrived, this Bible Study was already well under way with 30ish businessmen in a circle in an office building talking about how we can love God more and become better husbands and fathers as it applied.  The group had a special person, who is involved with Bethel, sitting in and sharing about how God had told them to set their eyes to the NorthEastern coast.  God was starting to do great things in NYC with the evidence of Bethel and all the other Christian organizations that have recently been getting involved here.

After the gentleman from Bethel had finished speaking and encouraging the men that they were doing a great thing and that God was about to move in great ways in NYC, another man began to share.  He began to share about how God’s wrath and judgment were coming to NY and that it was going to be crushed by China and that the people of this city were like the Israelites that had to be judged by the Assyrians.  After this man was done sharing, another man began to share about how we needed to reach the people with love and forgiveness.  When this man began to speak, the Judgment Man began to raise his voice at him and talk more loudly about God’s judgment and wrath.  So the Love guy stood up and went over to the judgment guy and asked him if they could step outside and talk about it so the rest of the group was not disrupted.  He explained that this was not a debate but a Bible study but he would be glad to discuss it with him outside.

Apparently, the calm manner of the Love Guy did not sit well with the judgment guy and he started getting very loud and angry.  He began to rebuke Love guy and say that He was the devil.  It was very apparent to all the rest of us in the room that the love guy and the way he was dealing with things was the correct way, and the judgment guy was angry and out of control.  Eventually, they had to call security to escort judgment guy out because he did not want to calm down or quit disrupting the group.  Even as he was escorted out the door, judgment guy was calling the people of the group hypocrites because they were such loving Christians to have him removed by security.  The response of the group was a proper one.  They prayed for him and then continued on with what they had been discussing previously.

It seemed to me that this was a direct assault against what God was doing.  He had just brought encouragement to his people that something great was happening in New York, and this judgment guy began to try to bring in despair and the negative.  It can be easy to be sucked into the lies of the enemy, because there is an element of truth in them.  However, even if everything that man was saying was 100% true, he was not speaking it in a loving or respectful way and was therefore outside of obedience to God.

I encourage you not only to be on the look out for how the enemy would try to come in and snatch away the Word of God that He is trying to speak to His people, but also to be sure that when you are speaking the truth that you are speaking with love.  So many people are hurt and broken because well meaning people have spoken words that may have been true, but were not given in order to encourage and build up.  Please be sure that as you speak, you are encouraging and strengthening everyone around you.  You should be known, just as Jesus was, as the one who has the “words of life”.  Speak truth, but speak it so that life comes forth and not death!!!

Please continue to pray for New York City! This is a place that touches so many different kinds of people from so many different countries that the missions done in NYC will literally affect the whole world.  Pray for us that we are continually strengthened and obedient to everything God has for us here and as we prepare for our next journey.  Partner with us in prayer and finances and pray for our protection and provision as we continue to serve the Lord!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Gods Not Dead!!! He is ROARING like a LION!!!

We have been in New York City for about a week now and several things are becoming apparent.  First, it is much harder to blog than before, maybe because I am the one responsible to God for making sure we are being diligent in the ministry He has for us.  Second, I am responsible for my wife now when before it was just me.  However, I will continue to update you as often as I can about the happenings here.

First, I want to thank everyone who has been a part of praying for us and partnering with us in this way.  NYC is a good training ground for us before we head out into other countries, and it is amazing to see the level of demonic activity that is surrounding us.  Whether it is because we are on the scene or it is always like this, I do not know, but it is very evident that at least two of these instances were intended to cause us to fear.  We are not fearing, just pressing forward.

Also, things are not looking as I originally thought here, but we are still doing ministry.  Not the crazy awesomeness that I thought, but it is happening.  Please continue to pray that God would open the doors and that we would come to know more about our specific purpose here beyond ministering life and encouragement to my friend Zach.

I wanted to share with you two things that God spoke to me about NYC.  As the plane was landing last week, I began to pray for NYC and ask the Lord to reveal what was going on here.  He spoke to me that He was birthing Fire in NYC.  THis became very evident this week in many ways.  Bethel, JHOP, Hillsong, NAMB and many more amazing ministries have set their sights on bringing the gospel here.  Each of these are already setup and ministering in various ways.

The second thing was one morning, I woke up singing, “My God’s not Dead, He is surely alive. He’s living on the inside roaring like a lion!”  Many people may look at cities like NY and think that it is a godless depraved city.  However, God is not dead here!!!  He is roaring like a lion and waking up His people.  He is calling His children to rise up and take back this Gateway city.  When His people control the gateway cities to the nations, they are the ones letting in the glory of the Lord and keeping out the attack of the enemy.

I want to encourage you in your life that there may be situations, people, places where you feel that are godless and so far removed from God and are without Him.  He is not dead in that person, situation, or circumstance!!!  He is inside and roaring like a lion His truth and love.  Perhaps you are the one He wants to use to bring His truth and love to a situation!  Ask Holy Spirit if there is some way that He can use you to roar our His truth to the people, situations, and circumstances around you.  I bless you with this “My God is Not dead!  He is surely alive in You! He is living on the inside of You!  He is roaring like a Lion in and through You!!!  Let it out and roar the way You were designed to roar as a son or daughter of the Lion of Judah!!!