Europe Ablaze Part 2 with Rodney Howard-Browne

Europe Ablaze Part 2 with Rodney Howard-Browne

Rodney Howard-Browne shares about the fire of God he saw during a recent trip to Europe that included over 40 cities. In part two, hear what Rodney says about the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Learn how the European church is winning souls, including Muslim refugees.

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Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Rodney Howard-Browne

Rodney Howard-Browne shares about the fire of God he saw during a recent trip to Europe that included over 40 cities. In part two, hear what Rodney says about the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Learn how the European church is winning souls, including Muslim refugees.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Rodney Howard-Browne of Tampa, Florida is someone I've known for a long time. I have utmost respect for him and his ministry. He recently returned from Europe where he visited 43 cities. I was able to track him down and interview him about this. We talked through them one by one. If you listened to my podcast yesterday, we talked about the first few cities he went to in Europe. Today we're going to continue that conversation with places like Bulgaria. Italy, Switzerland and France. I can go on and on. But here is my interview with Rodney. It's one of three that I'm doing in a row with Rodney just because it was way too much to report at one time. I also wanted to be able to report this online. and in my newsletter, The Strang Report. So, without any further ado, here is my second podcast interview with Rodney Howard-Browne about this amazing campaign called Europe Ablaze.

·         Read the Strang Report: Rodney Howard-Browne: France Mourns Loss of Notre Dame, but is on Brink of Revival

Rodney, this trip to Europe that you did that you called Europe Ablaze is so exciting. You have all these stories. There is a story almost in every place. You said that you wanted an Upper Room. If it was 120, that would have been good enough, but apparently many of the meetings were much more than that because your total attendance was up around 40,000 people all together. That would have been, at least you an average of 1,000 people per city.

 

Listen to Other Strang Report Podcasts with Rodney Howard-Browne

·         Rodney Howard-Browne: Trust the Lord with Your Life

·         Final Force Resisting Rise of Antichrist, One World Government with Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne

·         In Depth with Rodney Howard-Browne

 

Rodney Howard-Browne: The big thing for me was the local church because, as you know, you can have meetings in arenas and, at the end of the day, you have pictures. But a local church is vital to the continuation of the move of God in a region. So, that was our whole focus. Obviouslt in some of the places they said, pastor, we can’t people in so we have to get a neutral venue. I said that's fine, whatever you want to do. I just didn't feel that I should go in and rent the neutral venue because you can imagine the logistics on that would be so much more. From Budapest. we went on to (inaudible) Moldova, which, if you understand Moldova, was under the reign of Communism. It's right next door to Romania where there is so much poverty. Of course, what I found out in my travels is that every country that used to be under the control of the former Soviet Union is now unfortunately under the control of mafia; every kind of mafia imaginable. From the Vietnamese, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Russians, the Nigerians, it is the craziest thing to see what is actually taking place. So, we had a great night in Moldova.

 

Rodney Howard-Browne Books

·         The Killing of Uncle Sam: The Demise of the United States of America

·         The Anointing

·         The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

·         Seeing Jesus as He Really Is

·         Thoughts on Stewardship: 26 Keys to Breakthrough and Prosperity

 

From there we went to Sofia, Bulgaria, also a country that has come out of major, major situations. Even now the government is trying to put restrictions on the church. But there's a lot of breakthrough happening, a lot of movement for the young people and the pastor of the church we were at, I believe, he's only 25-26 years old, and he's causing major waves in the country. God's using him in a phenomenal way. From there we went to Bologna, Italy, which again, if you know Italy, the contrast between what's taking place there with the Roman Catholic Church on the one side and then the Pentecostal denomination on the other side, and then the independent churches. There were hungry people that came from all across Italy, which actually surprised the pastor. He didn't think anybody would come. I had done a five-city tour of Italy probably 10 or 12 years ago. So, people came. The Italians are hungry and they want God and they want to see the nation shaken. What I was endeavoring to do in each of these countries, we're trying to get their locals rather than the internationals because there are international churches in every country. But I said, look, I've got to reach the Italians. So from Italy, we went on to Hanau, Germany, which that was a wonderful meeting. It’s right outside of Frankfurt. From there we went to Zurich to a church that we have been working with, and the people came from all across Switzerland to find us. Then we went on to Paris, which right in the middle of these yellow jacket riots that had started, the yellow vests. That Saturday the city was on lockdown and you couldn't go anywhere. It was quite crazy. We had the Friday night meeting and then couldn't leave until late Saturday night, to get Amsterdam.

Stephen Strang: Let me ask you about Paris. You were there, of course before these fires at Notre Dame, but talk to me a little bit about what you experienced in Paris. You mentioned the rioting, or at least demonstrations in the street. What effect is the church having in that setting? And do you see any significance at all with this fire?

Rodney Howard-Browne: There were 100 pastors there and there were some churches that run 5,000 people. Some of them are not French, but they are Parisians. They've been there 30 years. They are from French-speaking Africa. So, there are huge groups there and they all very optimistic about winning souls and winning the lost and mobilizing their people to win the lost. I think France is in upheaval obviously, because of the government and then many of the policies that are being held there. Macron is at the lowest polling right now. He’s doing everything to try to hang on to power. But the French are saying no. Of course, everything is being slanted through the media whichever way, which an ever bent they want to. But the French are saying no, we're not going to have this in our country. So, I just spoke them and said, look, you have to pray. Then everybody asked God what you can do, and then focus on the souls. Even with many of the refugees that are coming, a lot of them are not radical Islamists. A lot of them have been displaced. There is a group of people that have another agenda. But I said, look, if you go in there with the love of God, don’t talk about Mohammed, don't talk about Islam, don’t talk about anything but Jesus.

·         Visit Revival Ministries International to see what Rodney Howard-Browne is up to

So, that's what many are doing, and they’ve seen great results. Many people have been saved. But I think France is sitting on the brink of what I would call it an awakening, which will be a spiritual awakening. As far as this fire goes, there's a lot of speculation on what how, why and which. Like the day before, certain artifacts were removed from Notre Dame just in time for the fire. So, I don't know ant to get into speculation on this process? There's so much underlying stuff going on right now, which, obviously, is a historical site. I've been into Notre Dame and I found a group of 100 people praying in other tongues standing right behind the back of it. So, it's an iconic place; people see it as an iconic place in Paris like the Eiffel Tower.

Stephen Strang: From there you went to Amsterdam and then on to England.

Rodney Howard-Browne: Out of the whole of Europe, I would say Eastern Europe is more on fire than anything else. In the UK, I found pockets of people that were on fire, but I found an empathy amongst the Christians of the UK, and that was one of the reasons. So, we went from London to Wolverhampton and on to Dublin. I'll tell you about Dublin. Dublin was amazing. I mean, Dublin, the hunger of the Irish, that blew me away. I was just shocked. I think we had over 600 at the altar call that night. The fire of God fell in Ireland. It was awesome. But, as far as England is concerned, the British people tend to get stuck in their head and analyze everything. There is a key church in London that we work with that is running. They are winning souls and they are radical and on fire, so there are pockets of that. But for whatever reason, the Brits always try to analyze. So, that was the reason for the next trip where I told my guys, we have to make another run through England and just see what we can do. So, we went back on the second trip and we finished in Dublin. Then in February, we went across 10 cities. We started in Kilkenny southern Ireland. So, Kilkenny then on to cork and Athlone and then we went to Belfast, which, again, the places were packed in overflow; hungry people, we love the Irish. There's a fire that they have that if you know anything about the history of Ireland, which I know you do, and then even some of the great preachers that they had over the years.

Then we went over to Scotland to Glasgow, which was an amazing meeting there. That night, a pastor who had been there 50 years, God is using in a profound way, and just strengthening the hands of the local church. Then on to Edinboro, also another church that been there 30 years. They told me these were the biggest crowds they had in years. Then on to Surrey, which is a suburb of London. Apparently, there are more billionaires living in Surrey than anywhere else. There was actually a guy that I led to the Lord back in the early 1980s. I gave an altar call in South Africa, one person came forward and got saved and it was this guy, and he went to England, pioneered this church. So, we went there, we did one night, he's been very connected in the music industry. One of his songs was used in the 2012 Olympic Games in England.

We were in London, right in the center of London, a beautiful venue that was huge. The power of God hit and I just sat and wept over London and the Lord gave me a prophetic word. He said, England, your time is not finished, it's not done, and that God would send a wave it would sweep across England and that the Brits would rise up. We would be in a whole new generation of people that are not shackled with religion and tradition. They were going to think outside the box and the masses were going to be reached. Then from there, we went down to Newport, South Wales, and there is a great church down there, great people doing the great work.

Stephen Strang: Let me ask about Wales, because everyone, at least in Christian circles, knows about the Welsh Revival in the early 1900s. You mentioned before revivals that happen and kind of drift away. Is there anything left to that revival? Do people even talk about it over in Wales?

Rodney Howard-Browne: Yes, it’s very much a part of the culture. Funny thing, where you can still see the results of the Welsh Revival, and this is going to come like out of the blue to the listener, is in a wealth rugby match. The Welsh Revival affected every area of culture for Wales. So, if you listen to the Welsh at a rugby match, if I send you a link on video, if you pull it up World Cup Rugby Wales Cardiff Arms Park, you will hear them singing “Bread of Heaven.” They are singing hymns. They will hold a beer in their hand and sing a hymn. It's very powerful. So, all these years later now, apparently a few years after the Welsh Revival in 1904, they were playing an international rugby match at Cardiff Park in Wales between Wales and another team, and the crowd was singing “Bread of Heaven.” The power of God hit the field. And according to the historians, they said that both teams knelt in prayer on the field in the middle of a rugby match. So, still to this day, they sing the hymns at a Welsh rugby match. So, you can still see vestige of that great Welsh Revival that shook the whole of Wales back in 1904.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Rodney Howard-Browne

Rodney Howard-Browne shares about the fire of God he saw during a recent trip to Europe that included over 40 cities. In part two, hear what Rodney says about the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Learn how the European church is winning souls, including Muslim refugees.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Rodney Howard-Browne of Tampa, Florida is someone I've known for a long time. I have utmost respect for him and his ministry. He recently returned from Europe where he visited 43 cities. I was able to track him down and interview him about this. We talked through them one by one. If you listened to my podcast yesterday, we talked about the first few cities he went to in Europe. Today we're going to continue that conversation with places like Bulgaria. Italy, Switzerland and France. I can go on and on. But here is my interview with Rodney. It's one of three that I'm doing in a row with Rodney just because it was way too much to report at one time. I also wanted to be able to report this online. and in my newsletter, The Strang Report. So, without any further ado, here is my second podcast interview with Rodney Howard-Browne about this amazing campaign called Europe Ablaze.

·         Read the Strang Report: Rodney Howard-Browne: France Mourns Loss of Notre Dame, but is on Brink of Revival

Rodney, this trip to Europe that you did that you called Europe Ablaze is so exciting. You have all these stories. There is a story almost in every place. You said that you wanted an Upper Room. If it was 120, that would have been good enough, but apparently many of the meetings were much more than that because your total attendance was up around 40,000 people all together. That would have been, at least you an average of 1,000 people per city.

 

Listen to Other Strang Report Podcasts with Rodney Howard-Browne

·         Rodney Howard-Browne: Trust the Lord with Your Life

·         Final Force Resisting Rise of Antichrist, One World Government with Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne

·         In Depth with Rodney Howard-Browne

 

Rodney Howard-Browne: The big thing for me was the local church because, as you know, you can have meetings in arenas and, at the end of the day, you have pictures. But a local church is vital to the continuation of the move of God in a region. So, that was our whole focus. Obviouslt in some of the places they said, pastor, we can’t people in so we have to get a neutral venue. I said that's fine, whatever you want to do. I just didn't feel that I should go in and rent the neutral venue because you can imagine the logistics on that would be so much more. From Budapest. we went on to (inaudible) Moldova, which, if you understand Moldova, was under the reign of Communism. It's right next door to Romania where there is so much poverty. Of course, what I found out in my travels is that every country that used to be under the control of the former Soviet Union is now unfortunately under the control of mafia; every kind of mafia imaginable. From the Vietnamese, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Russians, the Nigerians, it is the craziest thing to see what is actually taking place. So, we had a great night in Moldova.

 

Rodney Howard-Browne Books

·         The Killing of Uncle Sam: The Demise of the United States of America

·         The Anointing

·         The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

·         Seeing Jesus as He Really Is

·         Thoughts on Stewardship: 26 Keys to Breakthrough and Prosperity

 

From there we went to Sofia, Bulgaria, also a country that has come out of major, major situations. Even now the government is trying to put restrictions on the church. But there's a lot of breakthrough happening, a lot of movement for the young people and the pastor of the church we were at, I believe, he's only 25-26 years old, and he's causing major waves in the country. God's using him in a phenomenal way. From there we went to Bologna, Italy, which again, if you know Italy, the contrast between what's taking place there with the Roman Catholic Church on the one side and then the Pentecostal denomination on the other side, and then the independent churches. There were hungry people that came from all across Italy, which actually surprised the pastor. He didn't think anybody would come. I had done a five-city tour of Italy probably 10 or 12 years ago. So, people came. The Italians are hungry and they want God and they want to see the nation shaken. What I was endeavoring to do in each of these countries, we're trying to get their locals rather than the internationals because there are international churches in every country. But I said, look, I've got to reach the Italians. So from Italy, we went on to Hanau, Germany, which that was a wonderful meeting. It’s right outside of Frankfurt. From there we went to Zurich to a church that we have been working with, and the people came from all across Switzerland to find us. Then we went on to Paris, which right in the middle of these yellow jacket riots that had started, the yellow vests. That Saturday the city was on lockdown and you couldn't go anywhere. It was quite crazy. We had the Friday night meeting and then couldn't leave until late Saturday night, to get Amsterdam.

Stephen Strang: Let me ask you about Paris. You were there, of course before these fires at Notre Dame, but talk to me a little bit about what you experienced in Paris. You mentioned the rioting, or at least demonstrations in the street. What effect is the church having in that setting? And do you see any significance at all with this fire?

Rodney Howard-Browne: There were 100 pastors there and there were some churches that run 5,000 people. Some of them are not French, but they are Parisians. They've been there 30 years. They are from French-speaking Africa. So, there are huge groups there and they all very optimistic about winning souls and winning the lost and mobilizing their people to win the lost. I think France is in upheaval obviously, because of the government and then many of the policies that are being held there. Macron is at the lowest polling right now. He’s doing everything to try to hang on to power. But the French are saying no. Of course, everything is being slanted through the media whichever way, which an ever bent they want to. But the French are saying no, we're not going to have this in our country. So, I just spoke them and said, look, you have to pray. Then everybody asked God what you can do, and then focus on the souls. Even with many of the refugees that are coming, a lot of them are not radical Islamists. A lot of them have been displaced. There is a group of people that have another agenda. But I said, look, if you go in there with the love of God, don’t talk about Mohammed, don't talk about Islam, don’t talk about anything but Jesus.

·         Visit Revival Ministries International to see what Rodney Howard-Browne is up to

So, that's what many are doing, and they’ve seen great results. Many people have been saved. But I think France is sitting on the brink of what I would call it an awakening, which will be a spiritual awakening. As far as this fire goes, there's a lot of speculation on what how, why and which. Like the day before, certain artifacts were removed from Notre Dame just in time for the fire. So, I don't know ant to get into speculation on this process? There's so much underlying stuff going on right now, which, obviously, is a historical site. I've been into Notre Dame and I found a group of 100 people praying in other tongues standing right behind the back of it. So, it's an iconic place; people see it as an iconic place in Paris like the Eiffel Tower.

Stephen Strang: From there you went to Amsterdam and then on to England.

Rodney Howard-Browne: Out of the whole of Europe, I would say Eastern Europe is more on fire than anything else. In the UK, I found pockets of people that were on fire, but I found an empathy amongst the Christians of the UK, and that was one of the reasons. So, we went from London to Wolverhampton and on to Dublin. I'll tell you about Dublin. Dublin was amazing. I mean, Dublin, the hunger of the Irish, that blew me away. I was just shocked. I think we had over 600 at the altar call that night. The fire of God fell in Ireland. It was awesome. But, as far as England is concerned, the British people tend to get stuck in their head and analyze everything. There is a key church in London that we work with that is running. They are winning souls and they are radical and on fire, so there are pockets of that. But for whatever reason, the Brits always try to analyze. So, that was the reason for the next trip where I told my guys, we have to make another run through England and just see what we can do. So, we went back on the second trip and we finished in Dublin. Then in February, we went across 10 cities. We started in Kilkenny southern Ireland. So, Kilkenny then on to cork and Athlone and then we went to Belfast, which, again, the places were packed in overflow; hungry people, we love the Irish. There's a fire that they have that if you know anything about the history of Ireland, which I know you do, and then even some of the great preachers that they had over the years.

Then we went over to Scotland to Glasgow, which was an amazing meeting there. That night, a pastor who had been there 50 years, God is using in a profound way, and just strengthening the hands of the local church. Then on to Edinboro, also another church that been there 30 years. They told me these were the biggest crowds they had in years. Then on to Surrey, which is a suburb of London. Apparently, there are more billionaires living in Surrey than anywhere else. There was actually a guy that I led to the Lord back in the early 1980s. I gave an altar call in South Africa, one person came forward and got saved and it was this guy, and he went to England, pioneered this church. So, we went there, we did one night, he's been very connected in the music industry. One of his songs was used in the 2012 Olympic Games in England.

We were in London, right in the center of London, a beautiful venue that was huge. The power of God hit and I just sat and wept over London and the Lord gave me a prophetic word. He said, England, your time is not finished, it's not done, and that God would send a wave it would sweep across England and that the Brits would rise up. We would be in a whole new generation of people that are not shackled with religion and tradition. They were going to think outside the box and the masses were going to be reached. Then from there, we went down to Newport, South Wales, and there is a great church down there, great people doing the great work.

Stephen Strang: Let me ask about Wales, because everyone, at least in Christian circles, knows about the Welsh Revival in the early 1900s. You mentioned before revivals that happen and kind of drift away. Is there anything left to that revival? Do people even talk about it over in Wales?

Rodney Howard-Browne: Yes, it’s very much a part of the culture. Funny thing, where you can still see the results of the Welsh Revival, and this is going to come like out of the blue to the listener, is in a wealth rugby match. The Welsh Revival affected every area of culture for Wales. So, if you listen to the Welsh at a rugby match, if I send you a link on video, if you pull it up World Cup Rugby Wales Cardiff Arms Park, you will hear them singing “Bread of Heaven.” They are singing hymns. They will hold a beer in their hand and sing a hymn. It's very powerful. So, all these years later now, apparently a few years after the Welsh Revival in 1904, they were playing an international rugby match at Cardiff Park in Wales between Wales and another team, and the crowd was singing “Bread of Heaven.” The power of God hit the field. And according to the historians, they said that both teams knelt in prayer on the field in the middle of a rugby match. So, still to this day, they sing the hymns at a Welsh rugby match. So, you can still see vestige of that great Welsh Revival that shook the whole of Wales back in 1904.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

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