Interceeding for the Bride. The Group of 84 (29/01/18)

This Call2Come Ministry was initiated in prayer. It is sustained by prayer. We have within the Movement an online WhatsApp Intercessors Group called The Group of 84. This is a group of those who either we had spoken to about becoming Intercessors for the Call2Come Movement around the world  or who have themselves indicated that they wish to be a part of such a group.

But you may wonder why 84?

Well it wasnt my idea but was something I believe that God spoke to me about three years ago now and I thought I would share it with you. This represents my own personal conviction and not necessarily the conviction of the Movement itself. Dr Mike Pike Co director is of couse totally in support of having this Intercessory Group.

At the time I too was puzzled as to why 84?  But I’m convinced that that was what Yeshua said… 84…to find 84 who would commit to supporting this Movement by their prayers and intercessions.
So I began three years ago to raise that group but it was an act of obedience only with little enthusiasm because I was struggling with my motivation through not understanding why 84?
Eventually  I asked YHWH whether He would be gracious enough to explain why that specific number as I couldsee no relevance to the Bride or the One New Man.

This is what I believe He said and it shows me how important this Movement is to Him.

He referred me to the two stories of the feeding of the crowds and pointed out that although some scholars would try to say they are one story told by different people and hence contain different details, He made it very clear that they were two entirely different miracles and that He was drawing attention to the fact that His sons Body represented by the broken and left-over bread in the baskets was enough for 1) the Jews and 2) for the entire world of the Gentiles.  In one miracle there were 12 baskets remaining and in the other 7. He said the 12 represented ‘My people Israel ‘ (12 tribes, 12 Apostle’, 12 Disciples…etc) The 7 represented the Gentiles …the whole world.

Then He asked me….”What is 12 x 7? Of course it was 84.

For these purposes this was the number of the Bride…. and of the One New Man…both Jew and Gentile but also neither Jew nor Gentile.
Wow….. I was astounded!
So…. He wanted a group of intercessors who would intercede for this Movement of God in this Time and Season of the Bride … and more so…. for Israel, Jerusalem and the ‘One New Man…. the Season I believe we have just entered into in this Jewish year of 5778 and our Gregorian calendar year of 2018…. a new beginning indicated by the number 8.


About the author: Dr Howard Barnes

Howard Barnes was born in England in 1944 to Salvation Army pastor parents. After secondary education he went to university and studied Theology and subsequently become a Secondary School teacher and served in several London schools as the Head of Divinity. During these years he also was a youth leader and then served as a pastor of a local church in Cornwall, England. In 2003 he retired from teaching, after 37 years’ service, to take up a position as director of an evangelistic ministry called Harvest for Christ but in 2008 he became Co-director of Time Out Mission International and more recently director of The Body and the Bride Network Ministry International (UK). These last two ministries which he co-directed with his close friend and ministry colleague, Michael Pike (Apostle), were deeply passionate about two things. 1) to see the worldwide Church discover the meaning of real unity and so fulfill the prayer of Jesus in Jn 17 v 21 and 23 ….“that they may be One even as we are One” and 2) to understand and embrace its end-time identity as the precious Bride of Christ and to prepare her for the coming Bridegroom King. These experiences have paved the way for the creation of this new ministry called The Call2Come which, while still holding to these emphasis, calls the Church to prepare Herself as His precious Bride and so position Herself to cry the prayer that only the Bride can¬ pray. It is only the “Spirit and the Bride” that can cry Come. Howard has received two honorary doctorates in recognition of his mission and reconciliation/peace work in over 70 nations around the world. He is also an official representative for Foundations for Biblical Farming (FFF) which comes out of Zimbabwe, Africa and for the World Prayer Assembly (WPA). He is a regular speaker at international church conferences and operates under an apostolic mantel. He has been married to Tricia for 50 years who was herself a music teacher, and they have two lovely married children and four beautiful grandchildren. He is both a musician and a gifted artist.

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