Thursday, May 8, 2008

Revival Is Here And Is Coming

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” wrote Charles Dickens. We live in perilous times and in marvelous times simultaneously. The massive loss of life in Berma is reaching incredible numbers of 100,000 people. A number of lives I cannot conceive. I hear of constant volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and fires all throughout the world. However, at the same time I hear of God working in amazing power throughout the world. Right now in Lakeland, Florida hundreds of people are being healed every night. Angels are showing up. Children are having dreams and visions of Jesus and of ministering angels. People are experiences the tangible presence of the living God being poured out. It is prophesied that from here this revival will sweep America from the east coast to the west coast like a tsunami wave bringing winds of change. People who travel to Florida are bringing back this power and releasing it to their own communities. This is happening in Morningstar in Fort Mill, South Carolina and at Bethel Church in Redding, California. And some sparks are starting to ignite in my home city. All is building toward the revealing of the King to the entire earth. It may take years yet, but all of creation is groaning awaiting the coming King. We cannot ignore the signs of the times. These may just be the beginnings of the birthing pains as written about in Matthew 24. But something is stirring.

C.S. Lewis writes in The Chronicles of Narnia, “Aslan is on the move.” Aslan is the fantastical representation of Christ. God is on the move. In one book, Lucy ask Aslan when he will return. He responds “soon.” She asks more boldly “when is soon?” Aslan retorts, “I call all times soon.”

Many say people have been saying for years that Christ is returning and they think that means any new talk of His return is useless. However, we’ve been getting closer to His return for 2000 years. He is coming back soon. Even 2000 years ago one could honestly say that He is coming back soon. We don’t know the day or the hour, but we know the King is coming. Will we pay attention to our times? Or will we sleep and slumber as the world cries out around us for the living God? We are to be His vessels in this earth. We are to be His witnesses. We must carry His presence to a hurting broken world. We must understand our call. We must realize we are heirs of the Kingdom of God. We carry the Kingdom of God within us and upon us. If ever there was a time to rise up and seek first the Kingdom of God, it is now. God is on the move.

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