NGO “Revival Orchestra” is inviting everyone to a worship conference “Singing Revolution” which will take place on the 12-13 of January 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
27 years ago, Lithuanians were standing like a living wall and protected the most strategic places of our nation – Parliament palace, Radio and TV committee building, the Press house and the TV tower. People were not afraid to stand against Soviet tanks and they were singing patriotic songs which connected freedom seeking hearts of Lithuanian people. In 1991 God had poured out the spirit of freedom in Lithuania, and the singing revolution broke down the walls of Soviet Empire. But many of us don’t understand the real meaning of freedom and that opened the doors for sin.
Every year on the 13th of January Lithuanians celebrate the Freedom Defenders’ Day, because on that night the Soviet forces tried to occupy the TV tower and 13 civil citizens died. This year we are inviting you to celebrate this memorial day in a different way – let’s come and worship Lord Jesus together, because only He gives real freedom to everyone, and only He can deliver from chains of sin, guilt and condemnation.
Even today physically we are not surrounded by the tanks of enemy, but in spiritual realm Satan’s weapons are always set against us. Do we have to be afraid of it? No! If God is with us – who can be against us? When Israelites were standing before a much bigger army of enemies and worshipped God, - He always gave them supernatural victories. We need to follow these good examples and don’t look to what kind of denomination we belong to. Let’s break all walls that are standing between children of God. Let’s come together and worship Lord Jesus with all of our hearts and listen to His Word about praise and worship. Our Father wants us to walk in the light of revelation and that we would understand more about worship! That’s much more then music!
Worshippers and preachers from Lithuania, Latvia and Israel will minister in the conference – Tadas Daujotas (LT), Gabrielė Gvazdikaitė (LT), Svajūnas Cibulskij (LT), Viktorija Miškinytė (LT), Kaspars Ezerins (LV) and a minister from house of prayer “Succat Hallel” in Jerusalem Tsachi Dahan (Israel).
Format of conference: In every session we will devote about 90 minutes for worship and about 60 minutes for a sermon about worship.
Friday, January 12
18:00 – 21:00 First session
Saturday, January 13
10:00 – 12:30 Second session
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:30 Third session
16:30 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 21:00 Fourth session
Laisvės al. 36, Kaunas
Ex cinema theatre “Kanklės”
Dear blessed ones,
It’s already the second month since we‘ve started worshiping God every workday at the worship room in Kaunas. During this time the Lord was changing my understanding in many spheres and for this I’m very grateful to Him.
In the beginning I had a presumption that starting this kind of ministry is not very difficult, but I can honestly admit that I was wrong. It turned out that the fact that Kaunas has a lot of worshippers and that I know most of them means nothing. Many people still don‘t have a revelation of why we need continuous worship. So, it is evident that in Lithuania we don’t have enough teaching on this topic. I want the Church in our nation to understand the power in worship and praise.
Farewell to uninvited guests
After moving to the house on the hill, we‘ve started an intense clean-up process. We moved the furniture from one room to another, tidied-up and were preparing for the beginning of the ministry. During the first week I was sleeping alone but everyday many would gather to help, and we would not only work very hard, but would find time to worship Lord Jesus.
One day something very interesting and strange happened. We were sitting and talking after worship when we heard a loud pounding as if someone had just run across in the same building. There were no other people in the house only the three of us and we were all sitting in the same room. I was asked, “What was that?” Without thinking I said, “Probably the neighbours.” But then I thought to myself – what neighbours? This is our house and there are no neighbours! ...
The same day, only a bit later, another family arrived. After worship we all sat in the same room on the second floor. While we were discussing something, we heard the same strange noise – as if someone downstairs had just run across the room. My friends asked, “What was that?” The scenario was the same and automatically I answered, “Probably the neighbours.” But then I thought – what neighbours? This house does not have any connections with the neighbours.
I understood what neighbours these were the same night when I woke up and heard footsteps. At that time there was no one other in the house. I started feeling very uncomfortable, so I quietly murmured: “Satan, get out of here.” The minute I spoke these words I heard the doors squeaking in the distance. Full of fear I sat in my bed, covered up with my blanket and started worshiping Jesus. I decided not to concentrate on the devil, but I directed all my attention to Jesus and decided to worship Him as much as it will be needed.
While I was singing the first praise song I felt God’s presence surrounding me and the fear, little by little, started to melt. After singing the song I became quiet… Two seconds did not pass, and I heard footsteps in the silence. I didn’t understand where these sounds were coming from, but I knew one thing – I will worship my God. Songs were pouring out from my heart and the presence of God in my room was becoming stronger. The atmosphere was electrified, and the presence was tangible. I wasn’t thinking about those strange noises which had disturbed my sleep, but I was thinking about the Lord who has saved me from sin and death. I was singing songs to Him from my heart for about an hour. I remember that it was after 6 a.m. when I lay down and fell asleep. After that no one dared to disturb my dreams and the new day brought many changes.
One that day two sisters came together with a young lady who was a student and 2 years ago she had invited Jesus into her heart, but she wasn’t yet baptised. She consciously wanted to submit her life to Jesus and to be baptised by diving into water. The girl wanted to be baptised in water according to her faith just like it’s described in the Bible. So that evening we all gathered in the upper room and were worshiping. Up to that moment, every time we would gather to worship the Lord, we would always hit an invisible spiritual ceiling. We would never have a breakthrough in worship since there were spiritual forces which blocked that. But that evening a breakthrough happened. Or maybe the breakthrough happened the night before when I was singing to the Lord in my bed? I only know that after that, everything changed: the sounds disappeared, and the Spirit of the Lord started pouring out in a marvellous way.
I don’t know the whole history of the house and who lived here during the last few decades, but the fact is that someone in this house had opened a spiritual door to unwanted guests. Maybe someone had practiced spiritism or magic and invited demon spirits, but the name of Jesus Christ is much more powerful than any other name on earth and everyone on earth, in heaven or below must bow down to our Lord. Thus, where Jesus is being worshipped, all other spirits must flee. Do you realise that our Lord disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them on the cross? Jesus has given us authority to overcome all the power of the enemy and nothing by any means will harm us. (Philippians 2:9-10, Colossians 2:15, Luke 10:19)
The course of the ministry
During the two months of this ministry, 8 worship leaders were serving. However, two sisters drew back and now there are 6 of us and there are a few others who are thinking of joining. I understand that there is a lot of spiritual opposition, so we are constantly praying for people who would join us in the realisation of this vision.
Usually there are about 5 or 8 people coming to our worship gatherings though sometimes there are only 2 or 3, but the Scriptures say that even where there are 2 or 3 gathered in His name, Jesus is with them and amongst them. The biggest meeting with 20 people happened when Vilnius BURN organizers came to “heat” the spiritual stove which is also called “pečka”. But God is faithful, and He doesn’t look to the quantity of people but to our hearts. He pours out His Spirit always when we call upon His name and shows us His glory every time when we seek His face. And I’m very grateful to all brothers and sisters from other cities who come to support us and to worship together because this is a huge encouragement.
One interesting note. When people were filling the worship room questionnaire, most of them wrote that they could serve either from 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. and it so happened that we gather for worship every morning and every evening at exactly those times. One sister, who is serving with prophetic anointing, said that this is what happened during Ezra’s and Nehemiah’s times when Jerusalem was being restored. First, they restored morning and evening services. Actually, we didn’t plan this, but the Lord ordered everything in such a manner:
And they set the altar upon its bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord, even burnt offerings morning and evening.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden, even the God of our salvation. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord!
(Psalms 68: 19,32)
Winter is coming, and I know it will be a wonderful and blessed time of spiritual search. I am sincerely grateful for your prayers and support of this ministry. Today I want to share about a few prayer needs:
We sincerely thank for your prayers and support. You are welcome to come so that we could worship our Lord and King Jesus Christ together.
House on the hill
Firstly I want to say thanks to all of you, who was praying and sending donations for the rent of the house of prayer and worship. God is really amazing and even though the rent of this house was a big challenge of faith for me, but all finances that we needed to pay a deposit came at the right time, and the last day of summer the contract was signed. 1st of October we have moved into the house, and then it was a week of handling and preparation to start daily worship ministry.
Rivers of the Living Water
I‘m so happy, that Lord gave grace and opened doors to the house on the hill, through which windows you can see the beautiful Kaunas view. For the few weeks I live relying on this Bible verse and it makes me stronger: “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water”. (Isaiah 41:18 NKJV). Today spiritually Lithuania surely looks like the dry land, and our nation is desperate for refreshment of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said: “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38 NKJV). So, when we look to the scripture of Isaiah 41:18, we see that rivers will not flow “from the high places”, but will be “opened in high places”. This is the rivers of the living water, which do not flow from the depths of the earth, but from Spirit of Living God through those, who’s been born again. And even now in many places in Lithuania the bigger or smaller fountains spray – and that’s how it looks the fellowship of God’s children. In those meetings there’s no religious debates, but people are seeking for His face. That’s the prayer and worship meetings where Spirit of God is flowing and refreshing His people and doing invisible work in that city.
I believe that the birth of worship room in Kaunas is making more intensive that, what’s already been active in Lithuania. This is one more river, that God opened in one of the high places of Lithuania, and how intensive the river of living water will flow in that place – that is according to us. And this is not the only one place, where God is willing to flow the rivers, because He is talking not in singular, but in plural. And today He is gathering His children in high places, and in valleys, and when we worship God in spirit and in truth - through us are flowing rivers of the living water. The insensitivity of Holy Spirit flow is growing and God little by little is refreshing the dry land of Lithuania. I believe, that we will see a big changes in our country and how spiritual wilderness is becoming the prosperous land!
I believe, that God today restoring Tabernacle of David – that’s worship 24/7. But that is not connected with any kind of special place, because we are called to worship not in geographic dimension, but in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). The birth of worship home in Kaunas – it’s just one of many places where Spirit of God would be poured out through the hearts of believers, so I invite all of you to pray, that Lithuania would have such a will of God as in heaven. The worship in heaven never ends, so let the sound of praise go forth day and night in Lithuania too.
Lithuania is the nation of worshipers, and even today we not see that powerful move of the Holy Spirt, but we believe that those days are coming soon.
This year for me started so special – from 1st of January I spend 3 weeks on the Sea of Galilee in prayer seeking for will of God and His leading. That time God start showing to me house in second large Lithuanian city Kaunas, and inside of me I had knowing, that He is willing to start new things. He said: “Behold, I make all things new”, and I believe, that new things need to start from worship and prayer. Truly is possible to do many things for God, but dismiss Himself. So what we can do? I believe, that when everyday burns fire of prayer and worship and we regularly study Bible – this is like fuel from Heaven starts the spiritual engines inside of us, and we can go in that direction where Lord leading us. From the very beginning I saw, that this house is full of heavenly life, and every morning and evening we have worship and prayer meetings. I believe this is the new acceleration when we moving into worship 24/7 ministry in Lithuania.
When I was on the Sea of Galilee very powerful stream of information start flowing into me. That was Christian organization (or even few organizations) strategy, and till that time when I not started writing – those thoughts was attacking me. In the beginning I tried to cast out those thoughts, but later few people confirmed to me, that in this way God speaking to me. In 3-4 days strategy was written down on the page, and when we start seeing big picture of dream house, I and precious brother Jonas called this place “Revival Hub” – connecting place for many Christian initiatives.
House on the hill
When I continue my prayers on this direction, I understood, that this house is on the hill, and through the window we can see city with many houses, and pray for those people. I had understanding that we can’t have worship 24/7 from the very beginning, and Holy Spirit was whispering words in my heart: “Be faithful in small, and I will give you bigger things”. Because of that I believe that everything will start from 3-5 hours daily worship, and God will lead us, teach us, and grow us. This ministry will move from glory to glory, from power to power, and from faith to faith, as in spiritual realm, the same in natural realm. When ministry will grow – one day we need to move to bigger place, but beginning anyway will be small, not seen from outside, and maybe not understood by many people.
I don’t had understanding when everything starts, but I know that I need to do homework – just to search in the internet for house and watch in prayer. Few weeks ago in one of real estate agencies I found beautiful house with amazing wooden ceiling. I thought that this is perfect option, because wood is very good for acoustics, and price of rent was quite good. This Friday with a group of enthusiasts who also willing to see worship 24/7 in Lithuania we came to see this house. Before we was coming I pray simple prayer, that God will testify in our spirits, this house is from Him or not. Even house looks so pretty, but inside of us was very clear answer: NO. When we look all rooms, we came out and shared with each other what we felt. All of us had inner feeling that this place is not for us. That moment I remember, that I saw on internet one more house in “Greenhill” district of Kaunas. Right away I call to Landlord, and he was able to show that house immediately.
When we came to cozy street of private houses, we was welcomed by very nice an honorable age man. House what he was going to show for us, belong to his emigrated son and granddaughter, and near to that place he living with his wife. When we going through garage, such amazing view was open and we can see beautiful picture of the city. We was standing near the house on the hill, and my heart was rejoicing when I saw panorama of Vilijampole and Shilainiai districts. Actually in this districts is a lot of crime, and they need intersession.
When we was walking inside of the house and in near based garden, Holy Spirit was testifying to us and revelations start flowing. Near house is 10 Ares of land where beautiful apple trees growing. Landlord told to us, that if we rent house from him, we will be responsible for all garden, and when we go into basement of the building, he was showing one of the rooms and told, that in this place we can do storage for wine. I told him, that we not drinking alcohol, but later I understood that those words was prophetic.
When we look all rooms, worshiper leader and painter Rasa shared her spiritual experience. Day before when we came to the house on the hill, one sister in Christ called to her, and shared the dream. She said, that in the dream she was together with Rasa in big garden picked up apples, and Rasa was teaching her how to cut little bit rotten apples.
When we left that place, Rasa was calling to me and shared, about the things what Lord start speaking into her heart, when she was driving with the car. She get revelation that our worship songs like apples, sometimes rotting in a big pile, and we need to care about that, to cut those apples and to do wine of the Holy Spirit. Lithuanians really like to sing, but very often they are doing that in not sober condition. But heavenly wine is much better vs earthly - it’s giving much more joy, and from heavenly wine you not feel bad in the morning. Can we together open more crane of the Heavenly wine today, that Lithuanians can chose not temporary things, but eternal?
When Rasa came back home she sent to me picture of few days ago finished art on canvas. That was blooming apple tree. So, first Lord gave picture of blooming tree, next day dream about apples to one sister, and on the 3rd day we was standing surrounded by the apple trees near the house on the hill. I don’t how about you, but I believe, that it can be Gods chosen place for the next season.
Till 1st of October in that house living international students, and when we visited they was in the house and it not was possible to make photos. Thanks God that we was able to see rooms. That not was so beautiful like place where we was before, but in our spirits we had such a joy and peace. Upper room, where this year we planning to start daily worship is 32 sq. meters and in that room is 2 small triangle windows through where you can see beautiful panorama of Kaunas. Landlord told to us that it’s very beautiful in the night, when all lights start shining in districts on another side of the river. That’s is really perfect place for worship and prayer, because walls of the house is thick, and nearest neighbors is quite far.
Because house is on the hill, so from one side is 2 floors, and from another is 3 floors. 1st floor is basement, where is heating room and storage. In 2nd floor – 23 sq. meters room, 9 sq. meters kitchen and quite big bathroom. In the 3rd floor 10 sq. meters room, and 32 sq. meters room, where we planning to start daily worship. I don’t know yet how we manage other rooms, but probably in the day it would be office rooms, and in the night I and maybe one more or 2 ministers will sleep. It’s not most comfortable idea, but I believe we can manage that in the beginning.
Moving into the house on the hill – it’s a step of faith, because we need to invest money and time into the things what we can’t touch with our hands, but if we believe – we can touch it with our hearts. Even before when I published this information, already 5 people said, that they can bring responsibility and for 1 year start support this project. They hearts are burning with desire to worship God and they willing to see worship 24/7 in Lithuania. Amount that all of them can give is 350 euros per month. Total rent of this house is 450 euros per month, and taxes for water, electricity and heating can be 200-300 euros every month, maybe if it’s very cold it can be 400 euros. (Landlord don’t exact numbers, because only this year they fixed new heating system.) So we have nearly half of amount what we need for monthly rent and taxes. In the end of August r I need to sign contract and to pay 900 euros deposit for 2 months, plus 500 euros extra guarantee advance. I believe that if its Gods will all money till 30th of August is coming.
Finances, what all of us have from the Lord, can be classified in 2 categories – bread and seed. We can’t sow our bread, because anything can sprout from bread, and we can’t eat seed, because this is our investment, that in the future we can have harvest again. We asking you to pray for fulfillment of this initiative. Just ask God: “Father, where is my part in this ministry? It is that soil where You willing that I can sow? How I can help?”
1st month we need help to move, decorate rooms and prepare place for the ministry. Also we need more hands for work in the garden – to bring apples, to make juice, and boil apple jam. These goods we will share with all helpers, and also with those who are in need. If you have not usable music instruments or sound system, I believe that this can be used for the glory of God.
I sincerely give thanks to you for your prayers. Today we need faithful intercessors and dedicated sowers, who can commit for 1 year financially and every month donate some amount to this ministry. If you feel that God is calling you to support this initiative, just write me email, and tell me what kind of amount you are able to donate every month. And it’s not important that amount is big or small, God sees your heart, and if He is encouraging you to support, please do that according your possibilities. We giving thanks to you in advance.
If you can’t commit today to be our financial partner for all year, but you feel that you willing to support any amount – we really appreciate that. As I told before we need 1400 euros for deposit, and today we have only 250 euros.
I believe that house on the hill is something new and fresh in Lithuania, and I’m so happy, that I have a grace to be part in this work of God. I give thanks to you for your prayers and support. I believe that now is the time when God is restoring destroyed tabernacle of David in Lithuania, and He is doing that through us, because we are His hands and His feet’s on this planet. So, let’s stay in fellowship with Him and with each other, let’s live in simplicity and share love of Christ with all, because those things glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ the most.
With love of Christ,
Your donations and love gifts you can send:
Organization: VšĮ „Prabudimo orkestras“
Company code: 304559381
SWIFT code: HABALT22
Purpose: Donation for the house on the hill
"Awakening Lithuania" (canvas art by Rasa Biliuvienė)
In this canvas art you can see colours of Lithuanian flag:
1) Yellow symbolises sun - the source of light. Jesus said that He is the Light. Also in the picture you can see another shade of yellow - golden fields, which symbolises harvest of the Lord.
2) Green symbolise life and Jesus is true Life.
3) Red symbolise blood of Jesus, and it means that sins of Lithuania is washed away.
Dressed up with 3 prophetic colours Lithuania blowing shofar and calling her people to great awakening, that this nation never saw before.
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Echos of the worship camp
In the beginning I want to give thanks to all of you, who prayed for worship camp “Breakthrough”. I believe, that because of your prayers this camp was such amazing.
I believe, that such a special memories for all 30 camp members would be saved in their hearts for all their lives. Personally for me “Breakthrough” was more than I expected, and Gods presence was such a strong. I was willing that this never ends. Even when I came back home for few days I felt the same supernatural presence of God, and that was like invisible robe covering me from head to toe.
God is God and He knows better what we need. Even collecting such a different people from 7 Lithuanian cities, and more than 10 communities, Lord had plan for all camp, and for everyone personally. I’m rejoicing that it not was any control, and Gods love with every moment was growing. Probably because of that was can flow so freely in leading of the Holy Spirit. Many of us was hungry for such kind of worship, when no one does not press the brakes, and all together we can drive in the highway of the Holy Spirit in our hearts worshiping King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
From the very beginning of the camp we lost timing on our program, but in our hearts we felt that everything is ok. Maybe because we had precondition not connect our hearts to schedule, but strongly connect our hearts to the Lord. And if in program we had 1 hour for worship, and after that we had planned to start seminar, but Spirit of God was leading to worship for 90 minutes, we forget about the program and we was going forward into the places where Lord was leading us. Interesting, but that was felt like we was going deeper and deeper in to the water. Something similar is written in the book of Ezekiel chapter 47. Even one brother, who came little bit later and joined us in to the place where we was worshiping, later on testified that he experience something like get into the pool. And I can tell you, it was so amazing to swim in the ocean of the Holy Spirit, be refreshed and encouraged by the Lord Himself, who gathered us in amazing Lithuanian village, surrounded by the beautiful nature, with only one reason – to reveal Himself personally.
I understand, that it’s impossible to share the mood of the camp, but I would like to share few videos from the camp produced by our video maker Debora.
Truly camp was very spontaneous, but as we planned we touched some important topics. I shared my insights about Lithuanian spiritual identity, Christian music management and publishing, and worship 24/7. Justas was sharing what he received in Bethel School of Supernatural and about simplicity how to move in prophetic gift. In the camp we had not only musicians, but also worshippers who painting beautiful pictures, so Rasa Biliuvienė shared about prophetic painting, and I thing that she encouraged many of us to do something what we was willing to do, but because of some reasons we stop doing that. Drum teacher Kestutis Didvalis shared his experience, and all camp was crowned by the song writing seminar. Many of camp members realised that to write the songs is simple, and those who never wrote the songs had personal breakthrough in this area.
Lessons from the Holy Spirit
Evening before the camp I was printing some material for camp members, and when I was printing I saw that ink is going to the end. I know that in the camp I need to print something, so I booked to change old cartridge to new one. Those who had printers, you know that then ink is going to the end, if you bringing out cartridge and shaking, you can print again. So, I decided to print out my cartridge, and start printing with big letters Bible verses. In the process of shaking cartridge I printed about 10 pages, and I understand that these Bible verses we need to use in songs writing seminar. So, I start searching for me Bible verses, and ink was not ending. So, finished printing process at 2:00 am, and from “the going to the end” cartridge printed about 50 pages with big font scriptures. And Holy Spirit used that Scriptures in amazing way – people spontaneously singing when they saw page with the words, and new songs start coming.
Later we made 3 teams, and every member pulled out 1 page with Bible verse. Then all teams working in the groups and in 45 minutes from those words that had team members they need to create new songs. Of cause it not was enough time, but what created camp members, you can see in these 3 video’s:
This camp was 1st project of non-governmental organisation “Prabudimo orkestras” (eng. “Revival Orchestra”) and praise God this project was financially successful. Even participation of 9 people was fully or partly covered, after the camp in bank account we had 18 euros, so thank you so much to all of you, who supported this initiative and blessed those people, who don’t had enough finances to come.
God is great and He connecting hearts of His children that we can serve to Him. In the camp we touched many dreams, but for everything is Gods timing. Even today it looks far future, but such a big dream for many Lithuanian believers is to start worship 24/7 and open Christian arts & prayer centre. I know what we need to be faithful in small, so I believe when God open doors we will start 3-5 hours daily worship, and one day it will grow to 24/7.
One of biggest my dreams we working now – worship event in professional record studio. This is innovation in Lithuania, and we believe, that in that kind of events it’s possible to have breakthrough and to have quality anointed records, what we really need in Lithuania.
Thank you so much for your friendship and support.
With love of Christ,
Director of Revival Orchestra Ministries