by Ruth Irvine

In the early hours of the morning recently, as I read a message about what spirit was over Christchurch, I felt that Holy Spirit whispered to me “I am”.

The Spirit of the Living God!

HE is brooding over our city...His city...and longing to see the whole church arise in all that Jesus has won for her so completely on the cross.

I felt that He said...

Just like I brooded over the waters at the beginning of time and God said “Let there be light” and there again I brood...this time over my city Christchurch.

This time I wait for you to SPEAK...

At the beginning of time God spoke and now it was our turn to exercise all authority and speak. It is all there, it is all waiting, Holy Spirit is longing to pour out in such an unprecedented way

Let’s arise, let’s SPEAK

Let there be light

Let there be life

Let there be hope

Let there be truth

Let there be freedom

Let there be...

I felt that as we SPEAK there was an alignment in time, cogs moving and the time for Christchurch clicking into NOW.

The same significance as in the movie “Back to the Future” when the hands of the clock click over and there was a portal/ window/ opportunity to be transported into another time and place.

Let’s not miss the moment!

Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.



Ruth is part of the leadership team of Living Waters Christian Centre in Christchurch, and is involved in the growing prophetic community being developed there by Janet Chambers. Ruth has been married to Grant for nearly 20 years, and together have four boys. Her heart is that people know truth and live in the freedom that has been so completely bought for us.

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