Revivals and Outpourings : Toronto , Pensecola , Lakeland , Dudley , what now? Firestorm for the UK , and the world!
1) Revivals and outpourings : what is to come? 2) See video of one recent miracle healing taking place in Dudley town centre.
1) There is a firestorm coming to the UK, and there is revival. Smith Wigglesworth prophecied in 1947 that when The Word and The Spirit operate together in the church there will be revival. This marriage between Word and Spirit is happening increasingly now. Jean Darnall prophecied in 1967 about fires burning in different parts of the UK. We have been seeing this already in 2008, but it is increasing, and I believe will continue to do so. Ultimately though, God will bring global revival. The prophecy attributed to Smith Wigglesworth concludes: “The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the United Kingdom to mainland Europe, and from there, will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”
I believe that The Lord has impressed upon me that all that He has poured out at Toronto, Pensecola and Lakeland are for now, and not only that but there is new wine! It is too easy to compartmentalise what God does, and leave other moves of The Spirit behind as being “irrelevant to today” but let me throw something out for due consideration. Hosea 6 verse 3 says “He will come to us like the rain, like the latter rain and the former rain to the earth.” While it is right to pray for latter rain, we shouldn’t neglect the former rain as well. Of course God emphasises different aspects of who He is and what He wants to do in each move of His Spirit, but why do we neglect important things with each fresh wave? Was there a point that the church reached full maturity in the revelation of The Father’s love? Was there a moment that the church didn’t need any more refining fire to bring holiness and purity? I believe that we constantly need to draw on all aspects of the outpouring of God’s Spirit so we deepen our relationship with The Lord, receive refining so we walk with high integrity, while taking out the prophetic healing anointing fire and glory for souls because as every minute passes, sadly many still die without Jesus Christ but it doesn’t have to be like that. We simply need more of Him, and less of us! We need hearts surrendered wholly to Him and His sovereign purposes.
Romans 8 verse 19 says “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” God is maturing the church so that what the world will see will be a body of believers filled with His His love, His righteousness, His purity, and His miracle working presence and power. It is no longer just about the big names, the high profile ministers, but God is calling ALL Christians to live set aside lives to His glory, filled with His love for people, and operate in the prophetic, and signs wonders and miracles! Just imagine an army of believers accessing the revelatory realms of Heaven, hearing God’s voice clearly, having angelic visitations and third Heaven experiences, and ministering under an open Heaven. In uncertain economic times we need to contend too for the wealth transfer to the body of Christ too. (Proverbs 13 verse 22).
I believe that this fulness will usher in the culmination of this dispensation, the end time revival that will not only bring a harvest of souls into The Kingdom, but an unspotted intimate bride ready to take her place at the marriage supper of The Lamb. This really is an exciting time to be alive as a believer if we choose run with what He has given us to use for His glory! You may have seen the recent broadcasts of The Firestorm gathering on God TV, part of The Dudley outpouring at my church Revival Fires, lead by Trevor and Sharon Baker. As God’s glory has touched meetings with many miracles of healing such as eyesight, tinnitus, arthritis and serious conditions through the power of God, I love the fact that this move of The Spirit has an emphasis on The Father’s love, intimate worship, the lordship of Jesus Christ, the presence and power of The Holy Spirit, the refiner’s fire for holiness, the glory of God, and the transferable healing anointing to share the gospel with the lost, the fulness of God that we all need.
2) I’ve just edited the video of one of the miracle healings that took place recently on the streets here in Dudley caught live from start to finish! If you haven’t seen the initial version, this shows how God can break in to our world with His love, compassion, and awesome power, and use regular people like you and me to accomplish his purposes. He wants to build a secure foundation in our hearts though, so we are not just clanging cymbals operating powerfully in the gifts of The Spirit but buckling when the vicissitudes of life come. I believe we can look confidently toward the future and believe that God will pour His greater glory presence upon us. Also, the body of Christ will rise up and take her place dispelling darkness, loving people, and demonstrating The Spirit’s power for evangelism. We will see a worldwide harvest of souls as The Lord convicts non-believers to give their lives fully to Jesus Christ. As they discover the reality of who He is this will happen, and He’s looking to you and me to make His name and His glory known!
This will be more than a sovereign visitation in churches, but entire towns, cities, regions and even nations will be transformed by the glory of God. Does that seem too good to be true? No, but worship and intercessory prayer will continue to be essential keys. We need to remember that we “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6 : 12) In this move of The Spirit I believe that some people will get convicted of sin as they did in the Welsh revival when people flocked to churches without an invitation, but we ourselves must also take out the full gospel so that people see that Jesus Christ is real! We’ve been doing this recently in Dudley, giving many people an opportunity to encounter the living God, and His love for them. For example, we met one young woman who we had never met before who told us she was not a believer, and not from a Christian background. See this, and let’s get excited that nothing is impossible for God as you see this young woman healed of long term arthritis in Dudley town centre through the love and power of Jesus Christ: