Since the Great Yurt Revival of ’08, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the promise/illusion/hype of revival. The underlying message that day was if we just want “it” bad enough, that God would bring revival. I wondered how each person in the room would describe “it”. Miracles, manifestations, meetings? How would we know when what we were looking for had arrived?
It seems kind of sacrilegious to suggest that perhaps we aren’t supposed to be chasing after revival. It has been like the carrot always just beyond our reach, demanding our pursuit and zeal, the ultimate experience of God. Is this the life and race that Jesus and Paul described?
Rick Joyner said this…
I confess to being afraid of missing God…because I don’t consider anything else happening to be more important than what God is doing, and I don’t want to miss something God is doing.
Presently, to be where God is moving requires that we recognize Him in the people He is using. This is a test because He almost always comes in those who are a stumbling block to all who follow after appearances.
I have trouble with the concept of an elusive, tricky God. I understand that religiosity, hardness of heart, or spiritual pride could cause us to miss what God is doing. However, for those whose hearts are after Him, wouldn’t it be safe to assume that He wants to make Himself known to us, that He isn’t playing some cosmic game of hide and seek?
From Rick Joyner’s latest article concerning Lakeland…
The Lord is moving at a dramatic pace now. This really could be the beginning of the move of God that does not stop moving!
As Bob Jones said, “Lakeland was just a preview of what is to come.” Todd Bentley is called to help begin what the Lord called “The greatest show on earth.”
It will be the greatest demonstration of Who God is that the world has seen since He Himself walked the earth. This is what the body of Christ is being prepared for and what the Lakeland Outpouring began to prepare the way for.
Not to get all prophetic on you, but isn’t that what I’ve been saying all along?
I don’t know. I just don’t think that God is coming to put on a show. Maybe He wants His people to be the greatest demonstration the world has seen of Who He is since Jesus walked the earth. I thought that maybe we were being prepared to love Him, love one another, and love the people in our corner of the world. What if that is “it”?