The next great outpouring and revival : let it be you!
It is right that we go and drink from the well where God is pouring out His Spirit. Isaiah 55 verse 1 says “he that thirsts come to the waters.” We can get refreshed, touched by God, healed, sanctified, drawn closer to Him, and receive a fresh impartation to carry away. TACF Toronto Canada, Ignited Church Lakeland USA and Revival Fires Dudley England are all places where God is still pouring out His Spirit powerfully and I would highly recommend going to meetings there. What we have to avoid though is just going from conference to conference, church to church, one location to another, and wait for the “next big thing” that we can all get excited about, and even the next great high profile charismatic leader that we can all follow passively.
What if the next big thing to hit the church is the body of Christ rising up to take dominion over the kingdom of darkness, pursuing God passionately, and bringing God’s Kingdom and glory to the unsaved to see mass worldwide harvest. This might not get much media interest initially. It might not even involve much of the well known high profile names. It may not even be focused in one church, one city, one region or even one nation. Could it be that what God has poured out over the last fifteen years he wants the church to do something with now? Can we be so sure that we still have decades left before Jesus calls His church home with so many end time prophetic signs in place now (see Matthew 24)? Romans 8 verse 19 says “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” The well known evangelists and high profile churches cannot save the whole world on their own! Is moving in signs wonders and miracles limited to the likes of Todd Bentley and Benny Hinn? No, it is for us all. We can all experience personal revival as God consumes our hearts with His fire, we can all drink from His river, we can all pray for the sick and expect to see miracles, and we can all share the gospel. Moreover, Jesus commands us to do so in Matthew 10 verses 7-8.
This blog with its video footage of healings, miracles and testimonies is here to show you that you don’t have to be anybody special to adminster The Kingdom. I’m just a member of a church, I haven’t preached to crowds in crusades, I just go out and share my faith one to one because I love Jesus, and I love seeing people get set free by The Lord, and ultimately come into relationship with Him that will transform their lives so positively, and shape their eternal destiny. If I can do it, you can too. Each one of us has a different sphere of influence, but we can all make a difference. This blog is not really about me so much as its about The Lord Jesus Christ and what He wants to do in the coming days throughout the world through His body on the earth today, the church. He wants to use every one of us to be “a history maker” as the song says! We can be nation changers for Christ. That starts through personal transformation as we yield our hearts to God, and then allowing Him to use us as vessels to touch people’s lives. God’s looking for an end-time army of laid down lovers with a passion for Jesus and for the lost who will be overcomers, laying down their lives, their own ambitions and agendas for the cause of Christ.
In Matthew 9 verses 37-38 Jesus says “The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore The Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.” Who are those labourers? You and I! If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, if you are born again you already qualify to be used to bring people to Christ through a demonstration of The Spirit’s power. Of course there are keys to grow in the anointing which I touched in my article last week, but no one should disqualify themselves, God wants to use us all! Remember that as born again believers we carry the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead (Romans 8 verse 11), and Christ in us the hope of glory (Colossians 1 verse 27). As we lay down our lives at the feet of The Master and become fully immersed in Him, so like costly alabaster He can pour us out because His fragrance, His oil will impact people. In a very real sense we then become God’s outpouring to touch the world. Consequently we then carry the spirit of revival, His very glory to release revival wherever we go. Let’s look for divine appointments to share God’s love and power with people, and not doubt what He wants to do through each one of us!