Will America Burn With Revival Again?
God is about to deliver a message. However, it is not just a message. It is going to have something associated with it that’s more than words. It’s power. It’s the Glory of God. It’s the fire of God. It’s Jubilee! It’s Pentecost! I have studied all the revivals I can find out anything about.
Someone sent me a dream about me and a man named Ray Hughes. He is a worshiper and leader in the Body of Christ from the hills of Kentucky. He is also a son of the revivals of old. He also studies them. He loves the Red River meeting house, Wales, Cane Ridge, etc., just like I do. So, in this dream the man saw me take a team to Cane Ridge to decree into the land there in order to bring forth the power of Pentecost that was once released there. We arrived in several vans and Ray Hughes was there preaching. He called me up to preach. There was a significant number of people there and Ray and I began to tag-preach. A synergy began to flow from the region to the nation. The preaching went through the night. When the sun came up in the morning, there were people surrounding the site for as far as the eye could see. The power of the Spirit fell, people were slain, and they began to speak in tongues. Ray and I kept at it for three days and nights.
We then started a “fire tunnel”. It took 24 hours to complete and finished at midnight. We rested for a while around a fire and when the sun came up, there were thousands of more people there. This man said he had the same dream over and over all night long. Finally, the last time, he saw an issue of USA Today, which said, “After 44 days of preaching at Cane Ridge, KY, America burns with revival. Pockets of the fiery awakening burning across the nation are spreading, bringing public life to a pause.” Maybe there’s another pause coming—God’s pause.
“Lord, I have heard the report of what you did; I am awed, Lord, by what you accomplished. In our time, repeat those deeds; in our time reveal them again. But when you cause turmoil, remember to show us mercy!” (Habakkuk 3:2; NET)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Pray in the Spirit for a few minutes. Focus on Him and let Him settle Your soul.
- Read Luke 4. Notice how Jesus received His strength to defeat the enemy and began to move into His season of working miracles.
- Declare, “Lord, we have heard the report of what You did in the past and we are awed by what you accomplished. In our time, repeat those deeds; in our time reveal them again.”
- Ask God to do Joel 2:28, “It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” (NASB)
- Declare Isaiah 4:31 over all those who will pause to hear Him, “The strength of those who wait with hope in the LORD will be renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired.’ (GWT)
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we are stopping into a different dimension of the Holy Spirit. We are in a new era. It was prophesied for years and stewarded with tears. We have pulled numerous all-nighters in prayer. You are pouring Your Spirit out as You said You would in Joel. Our young men and women are seeing visions and our mature men and women are dreaming dreams. The Ekklesia are prophesying and proclaiming Your purposes into the earth, as You reveal them to us. Deep is calling unto deep. The waiting is over. It’s time to deploy. We feel it.
We are moving forward. Give us the ability to run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. We need Your strength to move into this new dimension of Glory. Your Spirit has come upon us in a fresh way. You have anointed us to preach Your Gospel to the poor. You are sending us to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the bloind, to set free those who are oppressed and to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. Let Your fire fall. Let Your hope burn brightly within us as we preach the Good News with authority to all who You will send us to in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
We are in awe of what God has done before, and we cry out, “Do it again!”
The Carpenter, the Bellows, and the Blacksmiths
Here’s another dream for you. A lady had a dream in which she went into a building. It looked like a carpenter’s shop with lots of tools for the woodworking trade. Along the back of the shop was a solid rock wall. It turned out it was built out from a cliff on the side of a mountain. You don’t have to be all that prophetic to know who the carpenter is and what the solid rock symbolizes. This is Jesus’ workshop. In the dream, He is doing something. He is repairing something.
Situated in the back wall with its tip going through the rock was a very large bellows. So, the bellows was blowing through to the other side of the wall. I was the one operating the bellows from the carpenter’s workshop. I was representing the Ekklesia partnering with the Holy Spirit. (This dream is about Jesus and the Holy Spirit working together, and then we are involved, also.) The bellows were so large that I had to jump up to grab one end and pull it down to the other. It took all my strength to do it. I continued to do this through the rest of the dream. I never stopped. The bellows was being used to stoke a fire. This might be Jesus stoking a fire and sending a promise—another Pentecost. “I’m sending a Helper,” He said. “We are going to get this done.”
Then, she saw that on the other side of the wall was a cave. In the cave were many blacksmiths who were forging various weapons and instruments. She goes on to say that even though she was not in the cave, she could hear hammers pounding the metal on the anvils. I could hear the sound coming from the bellows. I knew it was busy and sparks were flying as they worked quickly to forge the tools and weapons. The forging of these things felt urgent and time-sensitive. I knew they would be used immediately.
Jesus has been busy making what You need now. He’s been shaping gifts in you; weapons against the enemy for this era. Holy Spirit has been very busy. When it looks like we have not been accomplishing very much, it’s because He’s been doing more in the Church than through the Church in the last few years. But, He has been preparing a group of people to launch them out of the furnace, out of the fire, out of the blacksmith’s shop, and into the earth. The Carpenter is about to release a great spiritual army. We are going to have every gift we need. We’ll have every tool.
“They raised their voice to God with one accord and said: ‘Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: “Why did the nations rage, and the people plot vain things? The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.” ‘For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.’” (Acts 4; 24-28; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Worship the Lord and thank Him for His eternal plan and the perfect timing of it.
- Declare, “The days of Awakening and Revival have come. He has equipped the saints for the work of service and the reaping of the harvest.”
- Thank Him for forging weapons within You—the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, to name a few.
- Consider past revivals, the Great Awakenings, and other moves of the Holy Spirit. Research a few – Cane Ridge, KY, Azusa Street, CA, the Welsh revival, the Hebrides revival, and others. Let Your faith build.
- Boldly ask the Lord to send you into the harvest or send the harvest to you. Decide to be a sharp threshing instrument with teeth, destroying every work of the evil one who would try steal souls from the Lord.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, You are pouring out Your Spirit in these days. You are giving us everything we can possibly need to reap, build, plant, war, and run with endurance, never growing weary. You have been forging in us something we haven’t even realized until now. You have brought us through Pentecost and now You are saying, “Pick up the tools I have given you. Understand the spiritual weapons of your warfare that I have forged for you. They are in you. My Holy Spirit will teach You how to use them at maximum capacity and effectiveness. It is time.”
You are about to take all of the past revivals, all of the gifts, and all of the truths, and You are going to bring them together in one great outpouring of Your Holy Spirit. As in every Great Awakening before now, You will now show us the work You have been doing in secret. People will come from everywhere, hungry to learn of You. Healings and miracles will be effortless, because You’ve drawn the people by Your Spirit and You know what they need. You will save, heal, deliver, and baptize in the Holy Spirit. They will be discipled quickly and, even in the midst of that discipling will become teachers to those newer in faith. The harvesters will overtake those who sow. Come, Lord Jesus, Great Carpenter and King. Pour Your Holy Spirit out on us afresh. Amen.
Jesus, provide for us whatever Your hand has determined to reap a harvest of souls!
The Cost of Conquering Faith
Today is D-Day. It was a day when thousands of men showed the world what conquering faith looks like. On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 armed forces from the United States, Canada, the UK, Norway, and the part of France that was still free, stormed the beaches of Normandy coast in France against our common enemy. Led by Hitler’s armies, it appeared Germany was winning World War II until this day. This was the turning point of the war. It was also the battle that determined the future of the world.
Most of us have seen movies or pictures of the moment the first allied forces hit the beaches of Normandy. The German soldiers were waiting and took the lives of as many as they could in order to retain their control of that landing site. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was in command, and he later admitted to feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders. In charge of overseeing the entire mission, he was not convinced it would work, but he knew they had to try. He garnered his faith in the plan and in the determination of the men alongside and following him. The allies were desperate, and this was their best hope to turn the tide. He said to his men, “Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. … I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!”
We also know the results of the bravery of all those that stormed the beaches. More than 14,000 allied lives were lost; over 8000 were American lives. The Germans suffered likewise. However, the benefit outweighed the risk. The battle began to turn. The troops gained the upper hand in the battle. Paris was freed 2 ½ months later and the war was won before the year was out.
We also know prayer was involved in this victory. Besides the individual warriors, and family members and friends at home seeking God for favor, President Franklin D.Roosevelt led the nation in prayer that morning. He began, “Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. …They need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. The enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.”1 Triumph, indeed, they did, and we remain free today.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Consider the bravery of our forefathers, some of whom are still living. Imagine if the Church were that bold in the face of our unseen, but very real, enemy.
- Ponder the boldness the Lord filled the 120 with on the day of Pentecost. They received power to witness and were made immensely bold when the Holy Spirit filled them!
- Call for God’s Ekklesia to rise up in holy boldness as we have come through Pentecost in this new era. Ask God to fill our hearts and mouths with passion for the harvest. We are in a holy spiritual contending for the souls of men.
- Say to the Holy Spirit, “We welcome You! Come with fire! Come with wind! Bring the bones together and let Your exceeding great army rise.”
- Call for the angel armies to come and help us get this harvest in.
- Make your own personal declarations of faith and trust to Jesus.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we call for the Ekklesia to arise with a boldness that will startle this world. We call for action among the apostolic hubs in our states and across the nation. Cause a Kingdom outpouring. There are those that are moving out and not backing down. They are moving forward for Your cause. Make them successful with the help of Your angelic host. Pour out Your Spirit on this earth! Pour out Your Spirit on Your people. Pour it out on Your Kingdom. Pour it out in Your churches. Pour it out on those plowing the fields of harvest. Pour it out on those that have taken stands for righteousness and justice. Release Your Holy Spirit across the United States of America.
Lord, we say, “We welcome You! Come with fire! Come with wind! Bring the bones together and let Your exceeding great army rise.” Today, we step across a line of demarcation and we will not retreat. We will advance into the era of a new Pentecost. We expect outpouring after outpouring after outpouring. We believe we will see the fire of God come upon pastors and apostles, evangelists, teachers, and prophets. We step across that line today and we will not go back. We are following You, Jesus, wherever You lead us. Amen.
We will be strong and courageous, and reap this great harvest of souls!
1 Read President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s entire D-Day speech here.
This is the Miracle Time
Chuck Pierce’s church in Denton, TX has a large sanctuary and an even larger space they are completing called, “The Miracle Room.” Someone had a dream about that room. They said Chuck and I and others were in the room, dressed in scrubs. We were there with great expectancy. There was a miraculous environment in the room and from that miracle “womb”, a birthing was about to take place. (That’s what Pentecost was. It was the birth of the Church.) From this miracle womb, many birthings were taking place. As the womb birthed forth the miracles, those in scrubs began to deliver the miracles to angels. The angels would move at the speed of light to deliver them. The miracle womb was constantly birthing. There were body parts being birthed, healings, and miracles. There were releases of apostolic sendings into people to their purpose and destiny.
There are thousands of people that are frustrated right now, because they know they have not tapped fully into who they are and what God has called them to do. But God has been preparing them in the hidden place and he’s about to release them now into what He has been preparing them for. The signs, wonders, and miracles that we have been prophesying for a few years, saying they were coming, are now coming. Some of you have never laid hands on someone and prayed and seen a literal miracle. I say to you, “This is the season you are about to see that happen in ways that will astound you and at times when you didn’t even know it was going to happen.
This is the “hem of the garment” season. This is the season where people will brush up against us and fall on the ground under the power. They’ll get up off the floor and say, “What did you just do to me? A tumor just fell off of me!” or “I can hear now! What did you do to me?” This is a season unlike any we have ever experienced before. This is when we manifest who He is and what we have never seen manifested before. This is when Jesus is seen around the world through His Body, the Ekklesia, the Church, like He has never been seen before.
“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” (Acts 4:29-30; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Exalt the Lord as the Commander of the hosts of heaven, who are being sent in this era to carry out His Word.
- Decree that a fresh outpouring of Pentecost has come into the earth, accompanied with signs, wonders, and miracles.
- Declare, “The greatest harvest of souls the earth has ever seen is being reaped now!”
- Proclaim Acts 4:29-30 in these treacherous, yet miraculous, times, “Now, Lord, grant to Your servants that with all boldness we may speak Your word. Stretch out Your hand to heal, and let signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
- Call for the release of His holy angel armies to throw their sickles into the ripe harvest of souls.
A prayer you can pray:
God, Your Ekklesia is rising with the Commander of the hosts, Jesus. Lord, pour Your Spirit out! Pour out Your Spirit once again on Your Church. Fill us with faith and power. Let us be those who birth signs, wonders, and miracles into the earth. Even as at the first Pentecost, rock the world through a changed Church. Show us that we don’t even know what has happened to us! Some of us have never seen the miraculous. None of us have seen the miraculous like we are going to see manifest now.
Lord, get our spirits in alignment with Your Holy Spirit. Fill our mouths with Your words, so when the miracles manifest, we don’t hesitate to tell the recipients about Your Son. We must be able to recognize You at work and lead people to Jesus right on the spot. You do Your part and we will do ours. We will pray and You will extend Your hand to heal. We will intercede and You will draw the lost to Jesus. Here we go! It is time! Angel armies, be loosed now in the earth. Throw your sickles in and reap that harvest. Send them our way, so we can baptize them and disciple them. We are in the most amazing of days! Miracles, miracles, miracles in abundance will flow all around us now. Let us treat this harvest as the great treasure it is and rejoice with the angels in every soul that is saved! Thank You, Jesus! Amen.
We are in the days of miracles and harvest!
Time to Move Onto the Right Path!
I have never been in a season of prophetic whirlwind like this one. It’s like the Holy Spirit is saying, “I’m not going to let you miss this. I’m even going to talk to you in your sleep.” Chuck Pierce called me a few days ago to talk to me about a dream he had. In the dream, he and I had felt led to go to Colorado for a meeting together. When we arrived, we knew there was going to be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in that building. There was a path to one side of the building and we started down it, but then Chuck stopped and said, “We can’t go down that path. There are jackals down that path. We looked to the other side of the building and there was a wheatfield there. Though there was no path, we knew that was the right way and we had to make a path there to get into the building. That was the end of the dream.
When Chuck and I both originally moved to Colorado Springs in the early 90s, it was at the time of the birthing of the prayer movement. Then, we moved into the birthing of the apostolic movement partnered with the prophetic movement in the earth. None of that was wrong, but the dream was showing us that we couldn’t build a new way by doing the same things we did before. We need to walk in some of the things we learned in that time, but if we get stuck in old ways, religious demons will attack us. See, one way we miss what God is going to do is to be so entrenched in the methods and ways of what God has done before that you can’t find the new path. We have all seen this over our lifetimes. Whole denominations have gotten stuck in old wineskins.
The Lord is saying to us that we cannot just walk in the bridal anointing or the priestly anointing of intercession. We need to walk in what He birthed out of that—the Ekklesia mandate. We are going to have to BE the Church. Some of us are going to need to be those apostles and prophets. We have to stop just talking about it, and do it. If we don’t, we’re going to get trapped in an old wineskin mentality.
This new path is going to lead us through the harvest; through the wheat fields. The dream wasn’t about getting back to the parking lot. It was about going through the harvest fields. We are about to see everything we have been crying out for. We are going to see the billion souls come to Christ. We are going to see entire nations transformed. The earth has never seen anything like what’s coming now. Nothing is going to stop this.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Worship the Lord out loud using words of exaltation, because He is great and greatly to be praised!
- God is not surprised by the increasing chaos occurring in America. Place your trust in Him.
- Ask Him to make very clear what His plan for you, His path for you, is. Let Him show you the next step to fulfill it.
- Call the fullness of the Ekklesia forth—all those that know the Lord and will do great exploits.
- Declare, “Not only is there coming forth a reconstituting of America, but the reconstituting of the earth. The Kingdom of our Christ is invading nations, opening eyes, dethroning strongholds, principalities, and powers, and awakening hearts!”
- Cry out for the great harvest of souls.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we know we are moving into the next installment of Pentecost. We believe in You! You’re awesome and amazing! You are unstoppable! You are Creator God. You are the Eternal One. You created time. You created the end from the beginning. You created angel armies. You, who are the Beloved of the Father, You are the beloved Son, the Conquering King. You are the Holy One. We believe in You. You are the fuel for the future. Holy Spirit, You are not confused. You are not intimidated or alarmed. You are not trying to figure out what to do next. You are in complete confidence and control. You know exactly what You want to do now and how to do it.
We announce that the Church of Jesus Christ, the Ekklesia of heaven on earth, is now prepared to move forward into a new era. The fire and the unending wind, the bellows of heaven, are about to blow. Stoke the flames. Release the gifts and anointings and the tools and weapons You’ve been building. We are ready to be sent into the earth. The scrub nurses are ready and the birthing room is ready. This is going to happen worldwide – the Ekklesia, Bride, Army, all over the earth. Come baptize us now anew. Immerse us in Holy Spirit. We decree not only the reconstituting of America, but the reconstituting of the earth. Your Kingdom is invading nations, opening eyes, dethroning strongholds, principalities, and powers. You are awakening hearts. Thank You for who You are and what You are doing, Jesus. Amen.
The Church is now moving out in His power and authority!
It is Time for a Conversation
[We here at Dutch Sheets Ministries are grieving with our nation at this time. We grieve for the family of George Floyd and will continue to labor with all of our energy to see racism eliminated in our nation. We also grieve for the families of the slain and injured police officers and citizens, as well as those who have lost their livelihood and businesses during the rioting. We are praying for healing and restoration for all, and believe God will turn the tables on satan, the author of all hate and destruction. Our friend, Bishop Harry Jackson, has addressed this well for us today. His message was given on Mike and Cindy Jacobs’ Prophetic Dateline 6/2/20 here.]
“We need to have a conversation. We have just come through Pentecost. In that original Pentecost, God poured out His Spirit on all men (and women.) He eventually poured His Spirit out on the Gentile, as well as the Jewish Believers in Jesus. On the day of Pentecost there were people there from every known nation on earth. God didn‘t pick and choose what ethnicities He would save. Christ died for all, and to all He revealed His Son.
“I want to talk about a man named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1960s civil rights movement. That was not meant to be an event. It was meant to lead us into a major awakening of Christianity in America and around the world. Today, men and women of every ethnicity are picking up that mantle. There’s a social change component and a spiritual revival mandate in it. We need everyone engaged in this. It is time for all those in the Body of Christ to come together and with one voice become a witness and make changes.
“We need structural change. That’s going to take more than the efforts of one race. We can unify across all of these racial lines with the teachings of Christ. There is nothing else that can unify us. The political left and right can’t unify us. Only the love of Christ can. I think we are at a kairos moment. Are we going to look at this now and see how we can become a united America as we move into our future, or are we on the eve of destruction?” (Bishop Harry Jackson)
“Have you ever heard of a woman who gave birth before she went into labor? Have you ever seen a woman who delivered a son without feeling a thing? Do you think it’s possible for the land to go through labor in an instant, or to bear a nation, to be new and strong, in a single day?” (Isaiah 66:7-8a; The Voice)
A prayer you can pray:
[This is a portion of a prayer by Anthony Turner of Colorado Springs, CO, released 6/2/20. We feel he expresses the heart of the Father in this intercession from his own heart as a leader in the Black community. You can hear his entire prayer here.]
Lord, none of what is happening in this nation right now caught You by surprise. You knew that this day would come. You have seen the pain and the injustice. You have seen this coming for hundreds of years. You saw it coming when You watched the greatest injustice happen to Your own Son who knew no sin, but became sin so that we could be the righteousness of God. So, Father, we stand in a nation that is so full of hurt, pain, trauma, and rage. There are so many people that don’t know what to do or where to go. There are so many things causing people to be divided. Even in the midst of that, we stand up today as the Ekklesia, as the Church. We come to the bow of the boat, as Jesus did, and we say, ‘Peace, be still!’ We come to the bow of the nation and we see the storms raging. They seem so insurmountable to us that they cause us to say, as the disciples did, ‘Do You care that we perish?’ We know, Father, that You do.
So, from a place of peace, we speak to the storms of anger, violence, rage, and decimation. We speak to the storms of injustice. We speak to the storms of fear. We speak to the storms and release the sound of shalom, and we say, ‘Peace, be still.’ We say to hearts that are hurting and hearts that are confused, ‘We release the shalom of God, the peace of Jesus, into your lives and into these situations across this nation. We release a great calm over cities in this nation, and over neighborhoods.’ We ask You, Lord, for an invasion of Your Holy fire, just like You invaded that upper room on the day of Pentecost. The 120 that were waiting for You came out differently than they went in. In the midst of all that is going on, we speak a word of shalom, and we say that we want to come out of this differently than we went in.
We speak to a nation that is in so much pain right now. We release Your love and Your healing balm. We ask You to bring us together now to be solutions to these problems that our nation is facing. We pray for a brokenhearted nation to receive Your love. We pray for those who don’t know where to turn, to turn to You. Jesus, we turn to You. We pray for pastors and leaders, moms and dads, and children who are confused and scared. We say, Lord, in the midst of this, ‘What the enemy has meant for evil, we decree that You are going to turn it for good.’ We are going to see a nation that has been divided find a way to look past all of the hurt and anger and rage and fear. We are going to see a nation come together. You said Your Son would be ‘wonderful counselor, the Prince of Peace, and the government would be on His shoulders.’ So, we take the government of the United States, and we rest it on the shoulders of Jesus. We take our national pain, our anger, our hurt and we exchange it at the cross for Your love and peace. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
Our brokenhearted nation is in labor until He shall make us one.
Learn more about Bishop Harry Jackson here.
Learn more about Anthony Turner here.
Wholly Devoted to Prayer, the Word, and Propagating the Good News
[Joe Oden, a prominent prophetic evangelist, shares his thoughts with us today on what is going on as we come into this new era.]
“We are certainly in interesting days. As we began to pass through Passover, as everyone has agreed was a very unique time, I began to seek the Lord for what’s going on. The Lord took me to pre-Pentecost in His Word in Acts, chapter 1. The first thing Luke says about the apostles is that they devoted themselves to prayer. It is interesting to note that out of every way their lives could have been summarized, out of every activity that this observer could have given, it was prayer that was notable. So, the primary activity of the apostles before Pentecost was prayer. As a result of their prayer movement, the supernatural power of God was poured out.
“In Acts, chapter 2:42, once again we see Luke bringing us back to that first summarization of the apostles, as he discussed the early Church, saying, ‘They devoted themselves to prayer and the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowshipping together.’ There are really three cords – prayer, proclamation, and unity that we are seeing beginning to take place. It is not solely a prayer movement or solely a proclamation movement or solely a movement of unity, but all three of these are merging together for harvest.
In Acts 3:1, Peter is praying and sees a major demonstration of power. 2000 people are born again. So, we clearly see prayer connected to the proclamation of the Gospel that manifests great signs and wonders.
In Acts 6, the first problems begin to take place in the Church. The apostles are devoted in that place of prayer, but now they have to turn aside from prayer and the study of the Word to help in practical ways—in this case with the needs of the widows. This is necessary, but the apostles are soon neglecting prayer and the Word. So, in Acts 6:4, Peter made it clear that they had to devote themselves to prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel. This is where Stephen, Philip, and five others are appointed as deacons and the practical needs were met. We see at that moment laity begin to move into leadership. Stephen emerges and Philip emerges. They moved in supernatural signs and wonders in their administrative duties. Before this, only the apostles moved in that anointing and power. However, through the decision of the leaders determining they must continue to devote themselves to prayer, study of the Word, and proclamation of the Gospel, we see multiplication of the power of God to other Believers. We need to stop strategizing until we have started praying and seeking the Lord on what to do.”
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.” (Acts 2:42-44; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Read Acts 1 and note what the apostles were doing.
- Read Acts 2 and note what the apostles were doing.
- Read Acts 3 and notice the results of the apostle’s activities.
- Are you convinced that these must be days of prayer and proclamation of the Gospel?
- Recommit yourself to prayer, study of the Word, and proclamation of the Gospel.
- Declare, “Let the Church return to a place of intimacy with the Lord, praying and learning of Him. Let us make Him known, even as we have come to know Him! Let the harvest be reaped with signs, wonders, and miracles!”
A prayer you can pray:
[First, read Acts chapters 1 through 3. You might be so smitten you go on through 4 or more! Rededicate your life to the basic activities of the Christian life—prayer, reading the Bible and telling people about Jesus. Expect that a change will be effected in and through your life.]
Lord, in these extraordinary days, where it appears You are taking us back to go forward, solidify in me a passion for prayer and the Word. I want to know You to make You known. Even though I may have many things to do in a day, even Stephen and Philip and other laity were endowed with an anointing for the miraculous. Stephen was even stoned for his words and actions!
Lord, I am asking You to bring the Church back to a place of intimacy with the You, praying and learning of Jesus. Let us make You known, even as we have come to know You! Let the harvest be reaped with signs, wonders, and miracles! Change something in us and let us never be the same after today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer and proclamation of the Gospel will lead to miracles and a multiplied harvest of souls!
Learn more about Joe Oden here.
[Michael Koulianos, a prominent evangelist, will be sharing with us today.]
“I see that the Gospel is becoming paramount today. Jesus is becoming more prominent and the glorious Gospel is becoming more and more beautiful to those that love Jesus. Each aspect of Jesus feels like something we could spend our entire lives teaching on. I could spend the rest of my life teaching on the incarnation of Christ. Or, I could spend it on teaching about the shed blood of Jesus. How about the burial and resurrection? One thing, in fact, that the Lord is wanting to give the Church right now is the loss of the fear of death.
“Chew on Hebrews 2 for a while. Hebrews 2:14 teaches us that He became flesh and blood so that He could destroy the one that had the power of death, the devil, so that the great tyrant, which is the fear of death, could be eternally destroyed. So, when we see Jesus in His might and in His power, His heart is that we lose even the fear of death. As we lose the fear of death, we lose every other fear. People don’t have a fear of flying; they have a fear of dying. People aren’t just claustrophobic; they have a fear of dying. A fear of heights is rooted in a fear of dying, etc. So, today more than ever, in the midst of this pandemic, we need to understand that Jesus Christ has conquered the grave. The grave could not hold Him. Because He has been raised, we have been raised with Him. The scripture says it was not possible for the grave to hold Him. That’s because He is perfect, mighty, and victorious.
“There is a fresh emergence of the Gospel, the Good News, the story of Jesus, and how vast, how wide, how beautiful Jesus is. This harvest is about Jesus the Evangelist arising in our hearts. I believe that media is going to become a means by which this last sickle sweep—this Great Harvest—is going to take place. None of us is going to stop going into the nations to tell others about Jesus, but for a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the time, millions are coming to Jesus faster than ever before in all of history. There are two things we can do right now to participate. First, spend a ton of time with Him. Learn to abide with Him. As we have passed through Pentecost, the Lord Himself is taking the field. The Lord Himself is doing what we could never do. He is multiplying Himself. Choose to be one that tells others about our beautiful Savior, Jesus Christ.”
“Jesus drew near and said to them, ‘I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20; GNT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Spend some time telling Jesus just how beautiful He is. Learn to abide with Him.
- Tell Jesus how thankful you are that He saved You.
- If you have any inkling of the fear of death in you, ask Him to minister to that area and remove it, so you can fearlessly preach His glorious Gospel to the unsaved.
- Ask Him to reveal Himself in even greater glory to you, so You are filled up and overflowing with love for Him.
- Choose to be one that tells others about our beautiful Savior, Jesus Christ.
- Read Hebrews 2 slowly, meditating on the content. Even pray through it as you read it thinking of all those who need to know this only One whose power can save them from death, hell, and the grave.
A prayer you can pray:
Jesus, You are beautiful. Your story is beautiful. What You did for us on the cross is terrible and glorious. How I long to draw away with You to learn more about You. Draw me Lord. Speak to me and teach me of Your love and power. I need to experience You in a deeper way, but not to hide away. I am done hiding out in fear. I long to overcome my fear of death, so I can rock the world for You. I want to know You to make You known. I want others to know how free You can make them, too. Reveal Your Glory to the world through Your glorious Bride, the Church.
You gave us a mandate as You physically left the earth. You said to make disciples of all nations. Ah, and what disciples would I make? I will make disciples that know You only as I am able to reveal You to them, Jesus, so I must see You in more glory! As I meditate on Hebrews 2, I see the greatest Savior giving us the greatest salvation. I see You testified to by signs, wonders, and miracles, and by gifts manifested by the Holy Spirit. I see Your incredible love for humanity that You humbled Yourself and came down to the earth, so You could relate to us and redeem us in the flesh. Facing death, You tasted death, so mankind would not have to. You were tempted, so we could overcome. Such a great love! Jesus, all my love I bestow upon You, because You are worthy of it. Fill me and pour me out into this harvest. Amen.
We will go to all people everywhere and tell them about Jesus!
Learn more about Michael Koulianos here.
A New Era of Evangelism
[The following is a word of encouragement from Daniel Kolenda, an evangelist from Orlando, FL. He and others host “The Send”, which are large stadium evangelism events held around the world.]
“We had scheduled ‘The Send’ events for this year and then COVID-19 hit and everything changed. One of the locations was going to be in Brazil. Well, not long into this international shutdown, they called and asked if we could still do The Send gathering, but hold it online. So, we decided to try it. We live streamed it on YouTube. It was about 12 hours long, and we saw nearly 6 million unique viewers during that time. These were not individuals jumping on and off. These were actual, unique individual viewers. That equates to about 130 combined years of ‘watch time’.
“I think this showed us that we have entered into a new season of harvest. Even in the midst of this pandemic, where we thought we would be shut down. We were thinking we were going to get a bit of a vacation, but we are busier than ever. Instead of being in rooms where we are reaching 1000 or 1500 people, we are now reaching crowds of 150,000 and even up to 6 million people. Everything has gone to another level. I am not a prophet, but even I can see that there’s something very prophetic happening here. Just like in the book of Esther, what the enemy has meant for evil, God is taking it and using it for good.
“God has been progressively restoring truth to the Church over the last 500 years or so. It began with Martin Luther and the Protestant movement, which released the truth of being saved by grace through faith. Then, we get closer in and you see the Great Awakenings and the Pentecostal revivals, then the healing movement, the Charismatic renewal, the Jesus movement, the outpourings in Toronto and Brownsville and other places. These movements are getting closer together. God has been restoring and releasing progressive truth. Let’s talk about the five-fold offices. They were pretty much non-existent for much of history. But then we began to see the pastoral office renewed, then the teachers, the prophets, and the apostolic. Never before in history have you seen so many new strong works being established all over the world. That’s because the apostolic mantle has been released. What we haven’t really yet seen is the restoration of the gift of the evangelist on a huge scale. That’s what we’re going to see in this next era. We won’t just have a few great evangelists, but the gift of evangelist is being released. It will be grabbed hold of by the Body of Christ and we will see millions thrust into the harvest fields of the earth.”
“And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’” (Luke 10:2; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Rejoice and give thanks that millions upon millions of people are suddenly coming to Christ in this day!
- Pray that they will be lasting fruit, that none will fall away, and that the enemy will not be able to steal this harvest.
- Thank God for the new innovation coming forth that multiplies the ability to harvest the fields of lost souls.
- Pray Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
- Call forth the multiplied mantle of the Evangelist into the earth. Grab hold of one for yourself, if you want to be a harvester!
A prayer you can pray:
Father, thank You for the millions and millions of new Believers coming into the Kingdom as we begin this new era! We are so excited to hear this news! These are things the media is not telling us. While they talk all day about doom and gloom, restrictions and shutdowns, Your people are grabbing hold of revelation from heaven and pairing it with the technology of the earth in order to reap the greatest harvest the world has ever seen without leaving their living rooms. What the enemy has meant for evil, You have surely turned it for good. Where Satan thought He could stop the harvest coming in, which the prophets foretold, You have caused it to come in at an unprecedented rate!
Lord, we want to see these new souls saved to the uttermost. We do not want to lose this harvest to the sneaky ways of satan and his demonic cohorts. We want them to come wholeheartedly to Jesus. In their desperation, let them find life and peace and never want to leave You. In fact, turn them right around and send them into the harvest fields they just came out of! The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, we pray earnestly to You, Lord of the harvest, to send out laborers into Your harvest fields. Multiply that mantle of the Evangelist. We need millions of them. It is time! Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
God is thrusting out evangelists into the harvest fields of the earth! Multitudes are coming to Jesus!
Learn more about Daniel Kolenda here.
The Pentecost of Pentecosts Begins
[Prophet Sharon Stone Black is sharing her insight regarding the Pentecost of Pentecosts beginning at sundown this evening.]
“This year, Christians across the whole world celebrated Passover. It was Holy Spirit orchestrated. It just happened. Prophets had been saying that COVID-19 would begin to decline after Passover and we really have seen that. Many places peaked and an opening back up of businesses and countries has begun. I believe the Lord is saying that our Passover was a Divine Reset. Passover meant that we are not going to return to Egypt. He has had many in a season of contemplation and repentance since then. There cannot be any desire in us to return to the old which we have been miraculously delivered from. Pentecost is going to be the time we move into the new ways.
“The Lord is saying, ‘Wait for it. Wait for it. Just like in the upper room My disciples had to wait for My power. They had to wait until I had downloaded into them a new way and a new assignment, and new power.’ This Pentecost is not just going to be signs and wonders and more healing. There is going to be a revelation and release of new ways. He’s saying to the prophets, ‘You can’t just speak revelation. You need signs confirming the Word as well.’ So, I believe we’re being called up. This is a season to roar.
We can’t let this moment pass without God releasing something new to us and in us. We have to get this new thing. We are moving to a whole new level of authority and clarity. We are moving from uncertainty to unprecedented days. There won’t be a road map to follow. We will need to follow the Holy Spirit closely. We are moving out of the Church era and into the Kingdom era. He’s going back to that original Pentecost outpouring and saying Acts 1:8 again. The focus will not be on the power gifts, though we’ll have them, but on powerful witnesses! This is going to happen outside the walls of the church, not on the inside. Believers are going to wonder where this boldness to witness is coming from. They are going to think, ‘This isn’t my personality!’ Well, it’s Jesus’ personality!”
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Prepare yourself in the way you feel led by the Lord, in fasting, in worship, in study of the Word and in prayer, to receive a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
- Ask God for a baptism in His fire of boldness to witness.
- Begin to pray in your spiritual language (tongues), if you have received this gift. If you have not, ask God to give it to you now. Read Acts 2:1-4.
- Cry out for souls and for the lost to be saved.
- Pray for the prodigals to come back to the Lord.
- Ask God for great fruitfulness in your life.
- Intercede for the gifts of those coming into the Kingdom to be stirred up. Pray these new Believers in Jesus will desire to use all of their gifts and talents to bless the nations where they are.
A prayer you can pray:
God, there is a holy boldness coming on the Church! The more bold we get, the more we are going to see nations shaking and many coming to Christ. We are going to even see human rights abuses uncovered in organizations, individuals, and even in the governments of nations. We trust You and this will be a good thing, not a bad thing. It will be a necessary thing. We ask for Your holy fire. Bring greater fertility to the Body of Christ. Bestow blessings of harvest into the land. We will see souls saved and earthly knowledge redeemed, which will bring blessing to the nations. There will be a great separation of light and darkness. The dark is growing darker, but the light is growing lighter! The light will overcome the darkness in this new era. Your fire in the Church will cause others to be caught on fire!
As we wait on You, we are going to be filled and we are going to be led by Your Holy Spirit in some interesting ways. Help us to be sure our hearts are purified and ready for this season, because nothing can stop it. We do not want to miss this day of visitation. We are going to each hear You, and we need to be rightly positioned for the windows of God to open over us and pour out Your blessings on us. Lord Jesus, lead us! We welcome You, Holy Spirit! Come, Holy Spirit and pour out on us in unprecedented measure. Amen.
There is a holy boldness to witness coming on the Church now!
Learn more about Sharon Stone Black here.