Ayacucho is an area of Peru in the mountains where a lot of the blood shed has been shared in Peru through the years.
The battlefield where the bulk of South America won independence from Spain is in Ayacucho.
Ayacucho is also the site of terrible battles between the previous major South American empires, the Wari and the Inca, which is where it got it’s name. Ayacucho means the corner of the dead because of the amount of people killed there in various empire wars.
It was also the birth place for the terrorist organization called the Shining Path, so it was the birth place of the civil war.
In 2007 The Lord called us there to pray on the Battlefield and make intercession, and offer repentance and reconciliation between the Spanish and the Peruvians.
That was amazing and a number of really interesting things happened afterwards both on the battlefield and in the city.
One thing that happened was a prophecy re-naming Ayacucho (the corner of death) as Kawsaycucho, the corner of life.
When we went back in 2009 it was to pray in the University where the Shinning Path had formed.
Now even the local government have realised they have got an identity issue and they are now calling for the name of the city to be changed from corner of death to city of peace. So, what we declared in the spiritual, people are now picking up in the physical. The identity of this area has gone wrong, it needs to be put right, but that can only happen by putting things right in the Spirit first. Then what happens in the physical world will follow. Prayer really does change things.
We preached in Maranatha’s church (Jose’s church) after we had been in the university regarding the human spirit, so we expected emotional and spiritual healings, but we were also granted two fairly spectacular physical healings. One lady left crutches at the front of the church and walked back to her seat after prayer and a little boy who had never walked because he was paralysed down one side was healed and started to walk on the platform holding pastor Jose’s hand. To cap it all the pastor’s teenage son committed himself to Christ.