• The Coming Great Revival


    T he body of Christ will participate in the greatest revival in all
    history in the generation in which the Lord returns. The greatest
    outpouring of the Spirit in history will be released just before Jesus’s
    second coming. In this great revival, the Holy Spirit will release the miracles
    that were seen in the Book of Acts and the Book of Exodus combined and
    multiplied on a global scale, which will result in the following positive trends.
    A victorious, unified, anointed church full of God’s glory will
    emerge (Matt. 16:18; John 17:21–26; Eph. 4:13; 5:26–27; Rev. 7:9;
    12:11; 15:2; 19:7–8).
    The church will live in purity or without spot (compromise) as
    they walk out Sermon on the Mount lifestyles (Matt. 5–7). “That
    He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having
    spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy
    and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27).
    The great ingathering of souls from all nations will surely see
    over one billion new souls (Ps. 66:4; Amos 9:11–12; Zeph. 2:11;
    3:8–10; Matt. 24:14; Rom. 11:12–15, 26; Rev. 5:9; 7:9; 14:6; 15:4).
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    “A great multitude . . . no one could number, of all nations . . . out
    of the great tribulation” (Rev. 7:9, 14).
    The spirit of prophecy will operate in the church and rest on
    every believer (Mal. 4:6; Matt. 17:11; Acts 2:17; Rev. 11:3-6;
    18:20). “I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of
    the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Mal. 4:5).
    The two witnesses will prophesy with great power for three and
    a half years during the tribulation: “I will give power to my two
    witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred
    and sixty days. . . . These have power to shut heaven, so that no
    rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power
    over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with
    all plagues, as often as they desire” (Rev. 11:3, 6).
    There will be great demonstrations of power with unprecedented
    prophetic revelation and experiences.
    In all this we must continually keep focused on our primary purpose to
    win the lost and build His church as a community that walks in the two
    great commandments focused on loving God and people (Matt. 22:37–40).
    Prophecy is a very significant tool used in building God’s house, but it’s not
    the house. When you construct a building, you don’t call a hammer a movement.
    The hammer is just one of many significant tools. One reason God
    raises up the prophetic ministry is to inspire perseverance in intercession
    that releases the resources to build God’s house in love by the power of
    the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives us prophetic words that are for many
    areas of our personal life and the life of the church. However, prophetic
    words are invitations not guarantees. They beckon us to cry out to God in
    faith. God speaks prophetically to invite us to more fully cooperate with
    the Holy Spirit in faith and obedience as we pray to release the manifestation
    of the things prophesied. In other words, the prophetic ministry
    provides fuel for the prayer meetings, and the prayer meetings release the
    things promised by the prophetic words. They are inseparable. It is not
    enough to just long for more prophetic activity without intending to use
    it to inspire more prayer. In other words, prophecy is not to be seen as an
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    end in itself or as that which simply makes church meetings more exciting.
    It is the gas that fuels the tank of intercession, purity, and more effective
    outreach to others.