Jesus Ministry Conferences

Mike & Cindy Riches’ have been to Basingstoke several times to take Jesus Ministry Conferences. To listen to the talks from these Conferences please click on the various links below. To find out more about them and their work please visit www.sycamorecommission.org.

January 2009 - The Foundations

In this first conference of three, Mike and Cindy tell their own story how God took hold of them and their church so that they had no choice but to seek God and search the scriptures to recover the ancient biblical truths for long neglected by many believers. These foundational truths include: being created with a purpose; recovering God’s freedom; living in a world that has both spiritual and natural realms; understanding power and authority of the believer in Christ; enemy strongholds that limit a believer’s freedom; generational sins, soul ties and curses. The aim ultimately is to lead people into new degrees of freedom so that they can minister like Jesus did. There was a conference manual. 

Session 1 click here.
Session 2 click here.
Session 3 click here.
Session 4 click here.
Session 5 click here

October 2009 - Hearing God's Voice

In this second conference, we are encouraged to have a ‘conversational relationship’ with Father God, not only speaking in a ‘normal’ way to Him, but hearing Him speak to us; what Mike calls ‘sheep level hearing’ which everyone can do. Jesus said ‘my sheep hear my voice and know my voice’. This is to be the normal relationship with God. In fact, relationship should come before responsibility. This conference used both lectures and practical workshops. Many people heard God for the first time. There was a conference manual.

Session 1 click here.
Session 2 click here.
Session 3 click here.
Session 4 click here.
Session 5 click here.
Session 6 click here.

May 2010 - Freedom - walking in it and giving it away

This third conference concentrated on ‘freedom prayer’ – releasing Christians from enemy strongholds so that they walk in greater freedom and power and are able to ‘give it away’. This was done through talks, modelling, and workshops

Freedom prayer groups consist of (usually) four people: the subject person, two ‘listeners’, and a ‘captain’ whose job it is to oversee and check what is ‘heard’ before the subject is informed. Typically the subject person has asked for prayer because they may feel that there are ‘things’ (either know or unknown strongholds) which are holding them back from ministering as Jesus intended them to.

A freedom prayer session may have two parts. Firstly, the captain and the listeners ask God to speak to them regarding His original design of the subject – what He created them for and how He sees them. This is unfailingly a blessing and a great encouragement to the subject. Secondly, the team then ask God to reveal any enemy strongholds (eg anger, rejection, fear) that are limiting or holding the subject back from fulfilling God’s purposes. Of course this needs careful monitoring by the captain. These are then humbly offered to the subject on the basis that, if they ‘resonate’, they can be dealt with, and if not, they are discarded. Then, with the subject’s agreement, the person begins the prayer process themselves. The subject begins by repenting from (in some way) opening the door of their lives to lies of the enemy which gave him opportunity to build a stronghold. Next they rebuke the enemy and send him and his scheme to the foot of the cross using their authority in Christ. Then they are encouraged to declare biblical and Godly truth and their intention to walk henceforth in the opposite spirit to that of the stronghold. After this the team lay hands on the subject for filling with the spirit.

As you can see, the subject is not passive during the last stage. They are not being prayed for but are doing the business themselves. The aim is for the subject to do a spiritual transaction in the heavenly realm that will have an effect in theirs daily lives. Also, by using their own authority in Christ they are not continually dependant on others but can stand firm themselves from then on.

Session 1 click here.
Session 2 click here.
Session 3 click here.
Session 4 click here.
Session 5 click here.
Session 6 click here.

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