Recounting three nights of prayer for revival in August 2021.
In every move of God, whether it is a revival or an awakening, there is always that posture of kneeling, surrendering and communing with God. It is when the heart of the surrendered man or woman connects with God, beats one with God, and when His prayers become theirs that a supernatural atmosphere becomes reality and there is manifestation on earth, touching lives and transforming communities.
It is like Enoch, who walked with God every day in every moment. He was one with God and attuned to Him before that one day when he stepped into that eternal realm with God.
It is like Paul, who walked in unison with the Holy Spirit, unlocking that door to the glory manifestation, that even handkerchief or face-towels or aprons that had touched his skin were brought to the sick and their diseases and evil spirits left them. The fear of the Lord then fell upon people and they repented and were made right with God. The Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified and exalted. The Word of the Lord concerning eternal salvation through faith in Christ was growing greatly and prevailing. (Acts 19:11-20)
There is no limit to what God can do with people who are hungry.
As the church presses in for a fresh move of God, with different prayer meetings being held daily, we want to allow God to do all that He desires through and in us. Revival is coming and it will come when the church is bent before Him.
In our Digging The Wells series of prayer meetings on 8 July, 22 July and 5 August, one of the main themes that emerged was 'consecration' — that we are to give ourselves completely to the Lord and lay aside all that hinders. There was a call to build altars to the Lord, that He can have His way individually and corporately. The fire on the altar will come when the sacrifice is ready. There is no limit to what God can do with people who are hungry.
He is calling us to allow Him to come and burn away these things that harm us and hold us back.
The second was that the Holy Spirit wants to come into the sewer systems in our own lives, to burn out the dross and things that bite us in the middle of the night – fears, shame and things that we struggle with. He is calling us to allow Him to come and burn away these things that harm us and hold us back.
The third was the invitation to posture and prepare ourselves by drawing near to Him. There is an invitation to set the sail of hearts in the direction of the wind of heaven. The Lord wants to reveal Himself to us and to revive us – to call us closer, nearer, deeper. He is awakening hearts that are asleep and turning hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.
The Lord is stirring and laying the burden of revival upon many, and we must respond by travailing in prayer as one House.
Finally, there was a sense that God is commissioning those who are willing to host His presence and to carry revival. He is looking for those who will yield to Him and who would be willing vessels to say, “Yes, God, I am willing, whatever the cost.” The Lord is stirring and laying the burden of revival upon many, and we must respond by travailing in prayer as one House.
May the Lord lay upon us the spirit of prayer, that we may pray what is on His heart for revival – a supernatural move of His presence upon our lives, our families and our nation.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (New King James Version) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.