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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

Shout Out From Scotland – Video Update #4

Scotland is ready for revival and their time is now!!! Scotland is the gateway to Europe, so check out this Video Update from our time in Scotland to see specific ways you can be praying for the nation and the people there to see this wave of revival sweep not only across Scotland but to all of Europe!!!

Forever Faithful

Our time in Scotland was a flurry of unceasing activity and I barely had any time to stop and breath let alone write a blog.  It was a nice feeling being so involved with ministry that by the end of the day, we were exhausted.  So, I did not write anything while I was in Scotland, but my wife is amazing and somehow found time.  Now, we are at the next stop on our trip Newcastle, England, but I thought I would write a retro blog about two things while I had a little time to sit and reflect on our Awesome Father!

The first is that it was just a blessing to be in Scotland. We were welcomed in such a mighty way and never got a negative glance. We got to encourage, strengthen, and pray for so many people and this was not even a place we planned on coming.  At the beginning, God told us to look for the open doors and go there along the way.  This was such a wide open door that it did not even appear to have one.  It truly was a blessing to be in Scotland, and we know that God used us to bless many people.

While we were there, I got to share several times a message God gave me while we were landing in Edinburgh.  I did not get a prophetic vision like my wife (which she shared earlier in a blog titled Lighthouse of Life), but these two messages working together, hers and mine, blessed many people.  God spoke the word to me to remind the people of Scotland that He is Faithful!  The promises that He has spoken will come about, it just takes our faith and patient perseverance until it happens (Hebrews 6:12).  The people in Scotland have been praying the promises of God into existence for so long. We met so many small fiery prayers groups who were all contending for God to come and do a mighty work in their land.  How many years of prayer did it take for God to bring about freedom from slavery? How many were praying that this would be ended that we will never know or hear of?  These faithful prayers prepared the way for God to move mightily.  They are praying that God will send revival to their country and to Europe with the same fervor and expectation.

Just as I reminded the people of Scotland of the Faithfulness of God and the surety of His promises coming about, I want to mind you as well.  It seems that as we go throughout this life, the thorns of this world grow up and choke out the fruit from the promises God has made to us or given us through His Word.  The cares of this world, deceitfulness of riches, and pleasures of this life choke out the fruit that the promises of God wants to bring about in our lives.  Gods promises will always come about, but it depends on our continued faith and perseverance as to the timing and fruitfulness of these promises (Luke 8:14-15).

So, hold on to every promise of God as if your life depends on it, because it does. Never let the lack of seeing things happen hinder you from believing and praying that the promises of God will come about.  Trust and obey what God has said to you and never let anything else keep you from bearing the fruitful reward of His promises in your life!!!  Never accept any less than the very best, the promises of God being fulfilled completely in your life and the lives of all you are around!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

The Spiritual Significance of Scotland

Scotland Flag

As we have been here, it is clear that the spiritual significance of this country is greater than we first imagined.  It is ingrained into everything here, even down to the Scottish flag.  It’s creation and symbolism has great spiritual meaning and was the image of victory in the past.  It is in the shape of Christian Apostle and martyr, St. Andrew’s cross symbolizing his crucifixion upon an x-shaped cross.  Legend has it that in 832, Óengus II led an army to battle and on the eve of the battle, he was engaged in prayer and vowed that if granted victory, he would appoint St. Andrew as the Patron Saint of Scotland.  Andrew then appeared to him in a dream and assured victory.  On the morning of the battle, white clouds forming an X shape in the sky were said to have appeared.  Upon seeing this, Óengus and his men took the field and despite being inferior in numbers, were victorious.

Currently, we are staying in Stirling, Scotland and there are mounds of historical and spiritual significance here.  Stirling was once the capital of Scotland but is interestingly enough, one of Scotland’s smallest towns.  King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England was crowned at The Church of the Holy Rude here in Stirling,  he was baptized at Stirling Castle and his name may be familiar to you because the King James Bible written in 1611 bears his name.

stirling castle

Because of its strategic position and placement, it historically was always being attacked or invaded with intention of takeover.  Stirling Castle was one of the largest and most important castles because it was the last castle remaining in Scottish hands.  It underwent at least eight sieges with the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, including one of the most well known, the Battle of Stirling Bridge with William Wallace (as seen in the movie, Braveheart.)  Stirling is the “Gateway to the Highlands” and part of what is called the Central Belt of Scotland, which includes Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.  Stirling is known as the belt buckle and William Wallace said, “He who holds Stirling holds Scotland.”  

Scotland Map

Wow!  Just as significant as it was to hold Stirling and to keep it from being taken over by invading armies in the early years, it is equally as important now.  Once an invading army was able to capture Stirling, they had easy access to all of Scotland.  Upon visiting the Stirling Castle and learning of its history and the lives that were given to keep Stirling in Scottish hands, I realized that this same battle is taking place today.  Perhaps not quite the same with gaining power over the land physically, but spiritually.  It is said that Scotland is the “Gateway to Europe.” You can reach the countries of Europe easily from Scotland and this I believe, is a prophetic word.  It also explains the vision of light missiles that the Lord gave me in prayer for Scotland as well as another man which can be found in my previous post, Lighthouse of Life.

There is an openness here and God is being invited in through so many different people and He is doing crazy things.  Being able to partake in many different ministries here in Stirling, I have no doubt of that or that Stirling has a big part in this move.  “He who holds Stirling holds Scotland.”  All it takes is God’s people coming together in unity and contending for this to occur. Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not prepare us for the greater work, prayer IS the greater work.”  A Scottish man told us at a cafe church that a missionary years ago said the Lord gave him the message that, “Strangers will come and build your walls”, in regards to Scotland.  Isaiah 58 compares true and false worship and true fasting that heals, frees, loves, restores, serves. Verse 12 says, “Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.  Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.”  Isaiah 60 is talking about revival and verse 10 states, “Foreigners will rebuild your walls…”  God has revealed this as a promise over Scotland.

A battle wages today for souls.  The enemy will do whatever he can to divide and conquer and he will steal, kill and destroy whatever he can get his hands on in the process.  Is there any area of breach in your life? Is there any offense that has been allowed to take root and birth bitterness, anger, unforgiveness?  Romans 16:20 says, “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under YOUR feet.”  If there is, I encourage you to hand it over to God and through His power, crush the enemy!!!  The victory is freely yours through Jesus!  Take hold of your triumph today!!!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!

Lighthouse of Life

God is moving quickly and He now has us in Scotland!  The call to come here was so evident and was what I believe to be the widest open door that we have had so far.  We have been more than welcome here and have been privileged to partake in numerous ministry opportunities.  While on the plane traveling to Scotland, I was praying for the Lord to show us what we were to do here as well as claiming a word from my sister-in-law, Tiffany, that God would reveal to us what the spiritual needs of the countries and places we travel to are.  The Lord then gave me a vision of a large lighthouse with a bright light shining directly up to the Heavens placed atop a vast hill.  There were many believers gathered around it praying, worshipping and asking the Lord to “Open the Heavens Wide.”  Each time that this was sung, the intensity of their passion grew and they poured out more of themselves into this prayer. With each growing cry, the light shone brighter and grew larger.  As this progressed, a hole began to open in the clouds and the glory of the Lord filled the sky as the beam of light reached into the Heavens.  The hole opened up even more and this continued until the people gave absolutely everything that was within them.  Then, the light in the Heavens (God’s presence) exploded and came down and filled the plush, green land.  When it dissipated, particles of light began to appear all across the land and missiles of light shot out to nations all across the world.

The Lord revealed to me through this vision that Scotland is alive but for too long it has remained dormant awaiting an awakening.  The people gathered around the lighthouse and the particles of light are those that are meeting and contending for a swift move of God to fall upon the nation as it has before.  Unity must be a main piece of how this change will come. God gave me Ephesians 5:1-14 which is all about living in the light, being children of light, Christ is the light.  The main verse being Ephesians 5:14, “Arise, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”  Isaiah 60:1-3 says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you.  Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  

The interesting thing upon sharing this vision with the people here is that God has revealed this same vision to other Americans who were then led here upon His call.  A woman years ago had a vision of 400 lighthouses.  I met a man at GHOP (Glasgow House of Prayer) from my hometown who received a similar vision of the lights and missiles reaching out to the nations that eventually led him here to stay.  Another American woman spoke of a lighthouse whose light (revival) spread from the northwest to the east, as mine did.  There are over 100 cities/towns where Lighthouses of Prayer are taking place in Scotland, of all denominations and backgrounds praying for this move.  We’ve met a few leaders of the groups and the lighthouse is a very significant symbol to them.  We’ve found that there is a lot of prayers going up but a lack of unity among the churches and ministries which has been taking place for centuries.

Please join us in prayer for Scotland that the spirit of division would be destroyed and that unity would be restored to the people.  Psalm 133 says that where there is unity, the Lord commands blessing.  Light= what is Good + Right + Pure.  Christ is the Light.  I urge you to take hold of these verses and to be that beacon of light that helps usher in awakening.  If there is any place in your life where there is a lack of unity or broken relationships, I encourage you to do your part in mending them so that unity will come that will bring forth blessing.  What better blessing than to see Scotland, your nation and all nations be revived and set on fire for Jesus!!!  

Blessings,

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh