Ian Clayton ~ is the founder of Son of Thunder. For the past 24 years he has pursued passionately a life of trying to understanding and get to know who the person of God really is. He is vitally connected within a local church and serves in the capacity of an Elder at his local church in New Zealand.
Ian travels itinerantly by invitation throughout New Zealand, Africa, America, Europe and Asia ministering, teaching, equipping and mandating people to become Sons of God.
Ianís heart in founding Son of Thunder was to have an avenue to put strategies and keys into believersí hands to enable them to actively participate in the reality of the realms of Godís Kingdom and to experience the empowerment of life as the spirit beings we were created to be. Ian trains and equips believers to give their lives in a persistent, passionate pursuit of the person of God, enabling them to discover that their lives are about the preparation for oneness and unity with God for the purpose of becoming mandated and authorized ambassadors of His Kingdom. His passion is to reveal to the Sons of God the purpose of the power of the attorney of God within them, removing the sense of powerlessness and hopelessness that is often attached to many in the body of Christ when they are confronted with the reality of the spirit world that surrounds them.
Through insights, equipping, and teaching and with practical biblical tools, Ian brings to reality the accessibility of the realms of Heaven, enabling the release of the potential within each person as a Son of God. Assisting many to grasp, to be empowered and unlock the potential of the Kingdom of God within them. This in turn releases the ability to be able to see and participate in the activities of the Kingdom of Heaven. His desire is to equip believers with the reality of what it means to "be in the spirit" and in the realms of God, enabling them to actively participate with God and be in His world and building with Him and not just doing things for Him.
His lifestyle, born out of the desire and a walk of initiating and building a friendship with God, became a journey that required the breaking of religious structures, mind sets and beliefs that he had, that disempowered and hid the reality and accessibility of being in the realms of the world of Godís Kingdom.
Ian teaches that intimacy is about "the passionate pursuit of the person of God" and doing things with Him because you want to not because you have to. Intimacy, love and friendship go beyond what you have to do and need to, to what you want to. For Ian intimacy became a place of doing things to be with God, not to just please Him, but to be with Him in His world, enabling Ian to experience the joy in doing and sharing things with the person of God. This desire for friendship and intimacy has uncovered the yearning in the heart of God to share His life and His ways in return.
Ianís passion is to lead people into this walk of intimacy and encounter so that they can experience who God is, what He does, how He does it, what He thinks and how He feels. Ianís phrase, "the passionate pursuit of the person of God for the promise of the provision of the power of God," is for Ian defined most in Genesis 5:24 "And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him".
For 24 years Ian has pursued and desired the reality of a relationship, "To know God and be known by Him". his type of intimacy has lead to a deeper insatiable desire to uncover more of who God is and to know more about his realm and Kingdom, often revealing Gods desire for us to walk on the ancient paths with Him and experience life with Him in His Kingdome and realm.
Ian believes that this type of lifestyle alone will empower us to be able to touch a broken and desperate world that needs to see the reality of the supernatural realms of Heaven and the return of the Sons of the Kingdom to their rightful place as heirs.
Please take a moment and check out the following links to hear some of Ian Clayton's teaching:
Ian Clayton - A New Heaven and Earth
John Gabriel Arends ~ is a worship leader and recording artist with a heart to see people everywhere encounter Godís love, truth, and supernatural power. John lives in Kalispell, Montana, where he serves as worship pastor at his home church, The River. John frequently leads worship at churches, conferences, and events locally and across the United States. He also leads worship in foreign nations, seeking to change the spiritual atmosphere of those nations and encouraging the local worship teams there. John has written many cutting edge worship songs that are being sung around the United States and around the world.
During a worship time in a small church, the Lord spoke to John and said, "I died to bring My bride back to Me. Are you willing to die to bring her back to Me?" Since that time, John has endeavored to touch people everyday for the Kingdom of Godóuntil they all come home. With this calling burning in his heart, Johnís worship ministry is permeated by the longing of the bridegroom and His bride. Intimacy, holiness, purity, open heavens, revival, and joy in salvation are common overtones that people experience from Johnís life and ministry.
Everywhere he goes, he desires to be a "God-encounter" for the people around him. He has a passion to see people go deeper into God (Ezekiel 47:1-12), to see people become consumed by heaven and the the things of Godís supernatural Kingdom, and to see Jacobís generation raised upóa generation that seeks the Lord with clean hands and pure hearts (Psalm 24, Psalm 73:1), that violently pursues their birthright (Matthew 11:12, Hebrews 12:14-17), and that walks in the wisdom of the righteous to be prepared for the coming of the Lord (Luke 1:17).
More information and resources are available at johnarendsmusic.com
. Johnís music is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other media outlets.
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