Freedom in Thanksgiving: a week of divine encounter

How do we describe a week with such a strong Presence of God?

We could speak of deep encounters with God
or his closeness during worship
or deeper revelation on living out a life of thanksgiving
or a perfect morning for breakfasting on the beach
or freedom in the Holy Spirit
or healing and liberation from what’s held us captive
or appreciating so much more of God
or experiencing his goodness, loving kindness and tender mercies

We could let some of the comments from those who joined us, speak for themselves:

This week has been balm to my soul. The sense of God’s presence has been beautiful and the worship deeply joyful.

I cannot thank God enough for bringing me to Nicholaston House and the deep restorative work he has done through the place and the people here. His presence is more real here than any other place I have stayed. The teaching on Freedom in Thanksgiving is life changing. I experienced a closer encounter with God than for many months or even years. The prayer ministry I received was incredible. Overall, I have received deep healing and drawn closer to Father’s heart.

The lessons and worship have been a true blessing … I have found peace and rest

Such a gift, these last few days. It just kept on giving. All of it was wonderful. I felt the presence of the Lord at all times. My anxieties melted away to Father God. The teaching is almost beyond words, the knowledge, expertise and over firm faith.

Good to be in a peaceful place … hear God’s clearer voice … be restored … enjoy breakfast on the beach … feel loved …learn thanksgiving is a good platform to honour, worship and hear from God

Following 6 months of periodic prayer ministry at Nicholaston House during which the Lord helped me remove the labels of wrong beliefs I had taken upon myself, including fear of the Holy Spirit … during this week, he dismantled the final blocks of my “Jenga tower” of depression. I have been healed and delivered from over 20 years of depression. Praise God!

God is good! And we believe we are in a season of greater manifestations of his amazing works and Presence. Thanks be to God!

Our next event is Freedom in Forgiveness, 28 April – 2 May. Join us and be a part of God’s blessings!

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The fruit above and the roots below


I destroyed the Amorite …
though he was tall as the cedars
and strong as the oaks.
I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below
Amos 2:9

What an amazing statement of the Lord’s work of healing and deliverance, in our lives!

We’re having a bumper harvest of raspberries, this year! And it’s also going to be a good year for figs! Earlier, we had blackcurrant profusion! Going by the many requests we see from others to “please come and help yourself to our fruit/veg”, this looks like a year of fruitful harvests, all round. Even our tomatoes, that usually end up splitting on the plant, are beautiful and complete, this year!

How good it is and how thankful we are, when we can enjoy such abundance of good fruit. Then we know that the roots, too, must be good.

There are times, though, when we see the evidence of bad fruit in our lives. This may be in the form of negative self-beliefs, or damaging behaviour we can’t avoid, or relationships that are a constant source of hurt, or that nothing ever seems to go right, or any number of other negative experiences we seem unable to shake free from. And we know that the root bearing this fruit, lies deep within. And the root is not good. Yet we seem powerless to do anything about it.

The great news is that God’s promise holds true! In His words through Amos, the “Amorite” represented the enemy of His people. His promise is that whatever wars against us – the bad roots, however they got there, and the damaging fruit they produce – HE has destroyed, on the cross of Jesus, by whose wounds we are healed. We don’t need to live with bad fruit, nor with the roots that continue to produce them. As we take hold of the healing and deliverance available through the cross, we WILL receive and live in freedom!

At the 2016 Encounter Weekends we are exploring this in greater depth and uncovering the tremendous riches of Isaiah 53. There are still places available if you’d like to join us or know someone who would benefit. We’d love as many as possible to have the opportunity to be renewed, refreshed and restored!