The God Who Speaks!

I have just experienced some of the most remarkable few days in the history of Ellel Ministries! We have been celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of the work and giving thanks for everything God has done, both at Ellel Grange, where the work started, and around the world. In addition to our own sharing in the meetings we have had brilliant teaching from Jim Graham and Stuart McAlpine as well.

But yesterday’s birthday celebrations, in a hired marquee on Ellel Grange lawns, were made so very special for a different reason! Here’s the story.

25 years ago the completion of the purchase of Ellel Grange had been timed by the lawyers to take place at 4.00pm on the 31st October 1986. A small group of us were waiting to enter the building and take possession of the property for the Lord. When we did so, however, the vendors reported that their lawyer was saying that the money wasn’t all there and there was a £100 shortfall. So we were asked to leave the property again!  By the time this apparent discrepancy had been resolved, and completion had taken place, it was getting on for half past four. But that was twenty five years ago . . . !

So what happened yesterday?

The day began with one of our long-term advisers to the ministry, Bishop Graham Dow, launching the day in prayer. After the worship Bishop Graham then shared something of his own experience of healing and deliverance. And within this he mentioned that from Genesis to Revelation God had used the natural elements to speak to mankind. It was to prove a prophetic word for the day.

Following Bishop Graham’s words, the Lord prompted me to repeat several times in my own teaching that our God is a God who speaks. Then, in the afternoon, when Stuart McAlpine was teaching on the joy of the Lord, quite suddenly it began to rain heavily. And then it happened!

Those who could see out of the plastic windows of the marquee were no longer listening to Stuart’s teaching – they were pointing to something going on outside. They got up to look closer and Stuart himself got down from the platform to see what it was all about!

What we all saw was totally spectacular. A huge gap had opened up in the clouds and the late afternoon sun had come streaming through. Right in front of our eyes, over Ellel Grange, was the most brilliant rainbow most of us had ever seen – it was a complete rainbow – a double rainbow – a sensationally bright rainbow. The complete arc was too wide for anyone to get into one picture on their camera. It was totally stunning.

But then I was reminded of the fact that the time at which the rainbow had appeared, was at exactly the same time as, twenty-five years ago, we had finally entered Ellel Grange as owners of the property, and given it into the hands of the Lord. Everyone knew that God was speaking His covenant promises to the ministry. He had set His bow in the clouds once more. The God who speaks had spoken.

Rainbow over Ellel Grange 31 October 2011
Rainbow over Ellel Grange 31 October 2011

Over 3000 years ago God spoke to Noah and said, “I have set my rainbow in the clouds . . . and whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you  . . .” Genesis 9:13-14. We were experiencing one of those ‘whenevers’!

We were so encouraged to realise that God had spoken into our celebrations with a statement of his own, that he is a covenant-keeping God – and that we can totally trust our future into His hands. I am in healthy spiritual shock as I am typing these words, just wondering what lies ahead for the ministry – but knowing that whatever does lie ahead, we know that God has given us His promise for the season to come, and it was written in the sky!


  1. How wonderful is our God. I am so encouraged by your Blog. I don’t know if you will remember me you Knew me as Kim Bramley. I am so greatful for the work of ell ell yoGod has used you in my life and I have so muchmore emotional freedom and am more whole than I ever thought I would be twenty six years ago. God bless you and all you do. Kim.

  2. Dear Peter,
    I had the great privilege of being there for most of that celebration weekend! What an awesome God we serve! I wasn’t there on the monday to see the rainbow but what a wonderful confirmation from God … He truly knows what we need and His timing is absolutely PERFECT!!! Everything about that weekend touched my heart as well as the two friends who were with me. We couldn’t help but keep remarking about how BEAUTIFUL it was to see just a glimpse of God’s kingdom before our very eyes here on earth … the sense of family that just oozed out of every single part ~ God’s family … and the unity that was displayed and felt through every fibre of all that took place! I just want to take this opportunity to say a personal thank you once again for the obedience to God’s call on your life … my life would not be what it is now, if at all, if God had not lead me to the doors of Ellel Grange 12 years ago! I am SO looking forward to seeing & hearing, even being a part of what God will do in the days, weeks, months & years to come!!! May God continue to bless you and keep you as you endeavour to seek His face and walk in the way He has planned for you and those who are involved in the work of Ellel … “an oasis in the desert!” To God be ALL the glory! Amen.

  3. Thankyou Peter for sharing how God spoke by giving a beautiful rainbow to bless the work of Ellel Ministries .A double portion ,a double blessing .I have my own story of how God speaks to me with a rainbow.When we were visiting our son and his wife before the birth of our grandaughter I pinned a little prayer card on the crib, saying I am God,s child .when I looked up there was a perfect rainbow over the house .On the day she was born there was a double rainbow over our house in Northampton .when she came to visit us, at 5 weeks, another rainbow appeared .Then on the day she was baptised in Scotland another rainbow appeared.Since then we have moved up to Scotland to be near her .She loves to hear about these rainbows and she is a delightful little girl, secure in the knowledge that she is a precious daughter of God.So the appearance of such a perfect rainbow over Ellel Grange is indeed a sign of God,s power and presence in the Ministry, and all who have been healed and blessed over the last 25yrs. Thankyou for being faithful to the vision God put in your heart all those years ago, and the excitement for the days ahead With love and thanks Maria Chambers xx

  4. Thank you for sharing that, I found it really encouraging God reminding me that he really does speak and is faithful. It also followed on from the Seeds from the Kingdom Oct 31st, Love’s Eternal Magnet, reminding me of times when God has electrified bits of the Bible for me. I also thought the photo had echoes of the image featured at the top of Seeds of the Kingdom – with the ‘d’ forming an arc in the sky rather like a rainbow, with the sun behind it. Love Fiona

  5. I have been greatly blessed to have been at Ellel Grange a little piece of heaven on earth and it was wonderful how our loving heavenly Father,Maker of all things and Judge of all men placed. a lovely rainbow over the place exactly 25 years to when it was bought on halloween to save ,heal and deliver His precious children from all over the world from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God though Jesus . Hallelujah.JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD:).

  6. Sorry, I understand now that the rainbow appeared at the same time as Ellel Grange was opened 25 years ago- not that there was another rainbow then. if there had been, it would have been a phenomenal coincidence!

  7. The story of the rainbow is inspirational. We saw a breathtaking double rainbow in North London on October 26th. One friend was in Stratford, and saw it appear over the Olympic site. But to have experienced such a sight during the 25th anniversary at Ellel Grange when 25 years ago, the same thing happened, is awesome.
    I hope to be able to visit Ellel Grange personally soon.

  8. Hallelujah! Your post today was an answer for me. On the weekend I was in Ellel Budapest at the Modular School B. In the first time I had questions, if it’s all right, what there is or not. In my church I never learned this things. Yesterday I had from my sister a question: is it really biblical? I think, yes. Of course, nobody knows all perfect. But, in Ellel are people from God, there gave her own spirit, here own heart for God. And our Abba ” search the heart and examine the mind” (Jeremiah 17:10). So we all can know Him and Her truth in our heart/spirit.
    God bless You and give Her light in Your mind and spirit. (Excuse me for my english, I’m not so good in your language yet.)

  9. I was there at the celebration and heard God speak it was so amazing. I have never seen a rainbow so bright and clear. I heard God say “That to remember that the rainbow was a covenant that saved the world and that Elell will be used to save the world” All I can say is HALLELUJAH and AMEN

  10. Thank you, Peter, for putting this great moment so quickly down in your blog. It was a real blessing that I could share this wonderful weekend – thank you and the team for all!

  11. Congratulatons. We serve a Wonderful God. I thank God for giving lovely Ministries across the globe. May God lift Ellel Ministries and Team to a Higher Level. God Bless.

  12. Hi there. I’m rejoicing with you for this ministry having been personally blessed when teams have come to Australia. What a wondeful reminder of His faithfulness.

  13. We are blessed with seeing rainbows very often, but the revelation that I have got is very special. We forgot that as we see the rain bow, we see the promise of God that He will be with us all the time to the end of times. I am from Malawi C. Africa, I am blessed with the ministry of Peter. Is it possible to get the full teachings that was taught during the anniversary by Peter and McAlpine?

  14. How beautiful! I am reminded of the colorful solar halo that appeared over Ellel USA this past June. I look forward to seeing what God will do!

  15. What a dialogue that took place between Heaven and earth through this encounter. The earth was declaring God’s goodness when Heaven replied with God’s affirmation of His ever lasting faithfulness to care for man kind.

    May His name be praised and glorified forever and ever until the day He comes back to take those who are waiting His return.

    In Jesus name, Amen.

  16. I love the knowing and the trusting, and still there is awe created in us every time our Lord affirms his lovingkindness. I see Him smiling at His wide-eyed wonder-full children as we abide in our response to His lovingkindness. Surely He seeks our faces as we seek His. Thank you for the vision.

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