Winnipeg’s civic elections were held in late October and God got involved!
Even though there were seven candidates running for mayor the choice looked like it had already been made, as one candidate was well ahead in all the polls and it seemed there would be no stopping her. The media was forecasting an easy win.
But what seems to be a sure thing naturally isn’t always what God wants and the prayer leaders of Winnipeg ask the prophets to seek the Lord for who He wanted as Winnipeg’s mayor. Without exception, everyone returned with the same answer, they believed Brian Bowman was God’s choice. However, he was well back in the polls, it would take a miracle for him to be mayor, so prayer began to rise. The last Pray Winnipeg meeting especially, strong prayer rose from united hearts and the team pressed in with faith, asking God to sent him in as the next mayor.
Even the day before the election, some of the leaders in Winnipeg saw how the final polls looked and declared if Brian Bowman got elected it would be a miracle! Well, miracles happen, and in this country, they keep happening in elections!
On October 22, Mayor Brian Bowman was swept into office with a landslide victory of 48% of the vote. He stunned everyone when all the final numbers were tallied, as he had won 111,504 votes, and his nearest competitor, who had been expected to win the election, only had 58,440. What an answer to prayer!
Mayor Brian Bowman is also Winnipeg’s first Métis mayor, which is a huge breakthrough.
On another note, a pastor who had ministered for years in Winnipeg and was a part of the City-Wide Pastors Prayer network felt the Lord told him to resign from his church and run for council in his riding during this same election. He ran and won. One of the first things that the new mayor did was appoint him as the head of the committee that oversees the police department. Our police chief is a Spirit filled man of God who is working to see righteousness reign in our city. The city pastors pray with him on a regular basis. Every week during the year, one church has taken on the assignment of praying every day for him. Now, the former pastor and the police chief will be working very closely together to fulfill God’s mandate for Winnipeg.
We have taken Cindy Jacobs word very seriously about the First Nations people in Manitoba coming into their rightful place and we see the Lord’s hand orchestrating this into being.
I hope that this raises your faith level to pray for huge intervention in our upcoming National Election next October, our God answers prayer!
Ruth Wall, on behalf of the Winnipeg City Intercessors.
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Ears2Hear loves and honors Canada's prophets! Listening to the prophets is of course a key part of listening to what the Spirit is saying to the Church. We walk closely with the Canadian Prophetic Council, to hear what is being shared in this forum as well as walk in relationship with other prophetic voices.