July 2023

As we joyfully celebrated our 20th Anniversary in March at High Leigh Conference Centre, we built an Ebenezer Memorial, which is written about later. We celebrated with cake made by the wonderful Zillah Chester and we took many photos with our faithful supporters; and we gave the glory to the Lord for all he has done through Flame over the years!

I want to direct you to the article by Jason Mandryk, who was one of the main speakers at High Leigh. He challenged us, amongst many things, about intercession in the organisation and has written an article about Barriers to the Great Commission; and it is outstanding. It could change how we all take part in mission.

We have another great article written by Colin Poulton on the Shame and Honour culture, and there is also a lovely article by a lady from the persecuted church. Tristan Stevenson-Coulshaw’s article on the Ascension of Jesus highlights the Bespoke Courses he is heading up throughout the year. We have our normal features, as well as advertising Refuel 2023 at the Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers in the Highlands of Scotland, where we are running a programme, which will be worth attending.

If you are an intercessor or would like to get deeper into prayer, our new intercession initiative may interest you. We are praying to begin small intercession groups around the nations.

Thank you for supporting Flame International; we hope this edition of Burning Issues inspires you into action.
Blessings Galore!

Jan Ransom, Founder & Director

Latest edition magazine articles 

Raising the Ebenezer
July 12th, 2023
As part of the Flame Supporters’ weekend of celebrations we raised an Ebenezer. Perhaps you have sung the hymn “Come Thou font of every blessing” and sung the verse:“Here I raise my Ebenezer, Here by Thy great help I’ve come And I hope by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home”Have you ever wondered what “raising an Ebenezer” was all about? Throughout scripture we find moments where, in respo...
God's timing is perfect!
July 12th, 2023
Having postponed Forge 1 South in Camberley from September 2022 due to it not being viable we rescheduled for January 2023 and had over 30 people sign up. We have been so blessed to see the impact that the teaching is having on those who have come. All glory to Jesus! We have seen those who have been visibly moved as they came to nail their disc into the cross for forgiveness, and as they laid the...
Mitra's Story
July 12th, 2023
I grew up in a Muslim family; my parents, my older sister and me. I am a Middle Eastern lady, and I gave my heart to Jesus in 2001 and since then my family and I are following him in every step of our life. This is my testimony of the way he revealed himself to me and my family.My Mum bought me the Qur’an with a translation in my language. I started reading it and I wanted to know what God says in...
I dared to call him Father
July 12th, 2023
I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God.The title itself, “I dared to call Him Father”, should arouse immediate interest in any book-lover to read this book. It is a compelling true story of a Pakistani lady of noble birth who renounced her Islamic faith and accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.Heartbroken because she had been rejected by her husband...
The Gospel for Shame
July 12th, 2023
In the March edition of Burning Issues, Robert showed us that shame is a universal condition. It was the first consequence of the fall (Genesis 3:7-8; cf 2:25) and affects us all. Genesis 3:7-8 portrays two dimensions of shame: shame before other people and shame before God. Shame is closely linked to both guilt and fear (v10). But, whereas I feel guilty because of specific things that I have done...
The Ascension of Christ
July 12th, 2023
When we consider the Gospel of Jesus Christ we may often think mostly on his death and resurrection. The born-again believer is likely to be well versed in what the death and resurrection of Our Lord means for us, but what about his ascension into glory? Our union with Christ is not just in his death and resurrection alone, but in his ascension. True, one cannot enter into his ascension with him u...
Barriers to the Great Commission
July 12th, 2023
We are fast approaching the year 2033. With it comes the 2,000th anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus, and with that comes a host of events and initiatives. Some are being planned solely to celebrate and commemorate this turning point in human history, while others are focused on mobilising the global Church to try to reach the whole world in the ten years between now and then. It was in the d...
Read/download the whole edition here
View the previous editions here

Subscribe to our magazine below: