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Knowing the heartbeat of God for every time and season of life is the greatest asset of every believer. This knowledge will enable you to glide on the wings of the spirit and succeed with less efforts. But ignorance of it will make you swim against the tide, with little or no positive results and could very much miss His cloud of glory.
I encourage you from the depth of my heart to give full attention to what you are about to read.
Great Spiritual Awakenings at different times and seasons have swept the world over the centuries, bringing about changes physically and spiritually to various cultures and ethnicities. An Awakening is a special time when God comes down and saturates a place and a people with His presence. It usually starts with revolutions, revivals, special divine encounters of either individuals or groups of persons, and extends to immediate communities and the world at large.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 declares that “to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. The men of Issachar were considered great men because they understood the times and knew what Israel ought to do, and their brothers were at their command. Your strength as a child of God is based on your being at the cutting edge of God’s agenda. That is the only way to remain relevant and to maximize the gains of each season.
What Season Is The Church In? The great Azusa Street Awakening, the most powerful move of God on earth, which over the years resulted in 600 million people being swept into the Kingdom of God, and gave birth to the Pentecostal Movement, began in 1906 and ended in 1913. It was one of the greatest outpourings of the Spirit of God since Pentecost. Multitudes were saved, healed, and filled with the Holy Spirit. Incredible miracles occurred.
The good news is that as the Azusa Street Revival was coming to an end in May/June 1913, Charles Fox Parham, known as “Father of Pentecost” and William Seymour, known as “The Catalyst of Pentecost” on the same day, at two separate locations, prophesied that there will be another stronger move of God’s Spirit on the earth, which will take place 100 years from then. They said that it will be an outpouring of God’s spirit and His Shekinah glory that would be greater and far more reaching than what was experienced at Azusa. This prophecy was also confirmed by Maria Woodworth-Etter in December 1913, as she was rounding up a six months’ long Camp Meeting; ( a meeting which was supposed to last for just one week, which went on for six months by the mighty manifestations of the Holy Spirit). In her prophesy she said “we are not yet up to the fullness of the Former Rain and that when the Latter Rain comes, it will far exceed anything we have seen!”, she added that “there will be a greater move of God in the next 100 years, the glory of which has never been seen on the surface of the earth.”
Glory to God, We Are In That Prophesied Time And Season. 2013 is the year that these mighty vessels of God spoke about, the year of the fulfilment of these prophecies. We cannot be like the Israelites of old while they sojourned in Egypt who forgot that they were to leave Egypt after 400 years and paid severely for their negligence with extra 30 wasted years of hard labour. Rather, we must be like Daniel in Daniel 9:2, who read from the books like we have done, and discovered that they were to return to their home land after 70 years, and he prayed, and God gave them a glorious exit from the land of their captivity. This is the time to pray to spark off the revival fire, and bring down a combination of the former and latter rain together to fulfil these prophecies. The set time is now (Psalm 102:13).
What Is My Part In This? In the light of the aforementioned, we are declaring the last three (3) months of this year revival months all over the world. Everyone who is a part of the global church is encouraged to begin to seek God intensely alone and with your family, your local church, and your ministries until the prophesied revival fire breaks out. Start immediately. We believe that, if we are obedient, both ourselves, the global church and our world today shall not remain the same at the end of the year 2013. Prayer Strategy And Focus The secrets of any revival have always been a combination of the following – an intense passionate spiritual hunger for more of God and a determination, commitment to practical passionate and intense prayers until God shows up with the desired visitation. For example, Elijah intensified his prayer efforts seven times before the needed rain came down (1 Kings 18:23). D. M McIntyre once wrote; “Before the great revival in Gallneukirchen broke out, Martin Boos spent hours and days and often nights in lonely agonies of intercession. Afterwards, when he preached, his words were as flames and the hearts of the people as grass”. It can happen again, this time through any of us.
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