Apostolic prayer, declarations and decrees in Ancient CorinthOn Thursday, 35 apostolic leaders went on a 7 hour excursion of Ancient Corinth. And what a trip it became!
Aristotle Travel conducted the excursion with Greek Niko as our knowledgable and able tour guide.
Our morning excursion out of Athens took us by the Saronic Gulf, where in 480 BC history’s root was changed! The small Grecian fleet managed to defeat the enormously powerful armada of the Persians. From here, via the historic and narrow Corinthian Canal, which cuts off the Peloponnese peninsula in South Greece from Attica in the mainland, we arrived at ancient Corinth (Acts 18:1-18). It was to Corinth, this megalopolis where the apostle Paul came and worked, established a thriving church, subsequently sending two of his epistles now part of the New Testament. Here, we saw all of the sites associated with his ministry: the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallio’s Seat. The small local archaeological museum here was an absolute must! In Romans 16:23 Paul mentions his friend Erastus and we saw an inscription to him at the site. Then we saw the ruins of early Christian 5th century basilica in Cenchreae. It was the harbour of Corinth, on the Saronic Gulf, east, from where Paul sailed for Ephesus (Acts 18:18).
European apostles worshipping the King of Kings in Ancient CorinthBut our Apostolic Prayer Meeting among the ruins of Corinth was for many of us a highlight of our whole 4 day consultation. Jan-Aage Torp led us in apostolic declarations, and made a differentiation between apostolic and prophetic prayer: -When apostles pray, we pray from a standpoint of Kingly authority. We face obvious spiritual, history-long strongholds here like the Apollon Temple, and permit no fear, but take authority in Jesus´ Name, he said, and the "Amens!" from the apostolic leaders were resounding. -Even prophetic prayer has this basis, and when apostles and prophets relate correctly in the leadership of a prayer movement, then mighty results should be expected, said Jan-Aage Torp. -So often, the modern spiritual warfare movement has been led by misunderstood "prophetic prayer", and when this comes out of order, then fear and intimidation tends to be the result. ECAL/ICAL has the motto "Apostolically led - Prophetically influenced", and this even goes for our prayer, established the Norwegian Apostle, who together with his wife Aina Torp are the representatives for the European continent of Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, led by Apostle John Benefiel, one of the largest prayer networks in the world.
Jan-Aage Torp then had several of the apostles pray for the various nations in diverse languages, plus apostolic prayers for the Jews, for women, for the youth, and for apostolic education in Europe.