Are you ready for the rain? God is about to send an outpouring, and it is time for the Church to be ready. It can sometimes feel like the rain isn’t coming but take heart and hold on because it is time for the rain! If God has done it before, He can do it again. We are seeing the beginning stages of the blessings of God being poured out in revival with how the Church is starting to unify.
We can also look back over the history of revival and see how God moved, during times that were hard for people. Because of the faithfulness of God’s followers and their unwavering stand for God while they encountered opposition and a spiritual drought they helped usher in a countless amount of people, introducing them to God, His glory and ultimately salvation.
One man who helped during a spiritual drought was Elijah who is written about in the book of 1 Kings. There was an evil government in place, King Ahab, and Queen Jezebel, and Elijah was the prophet that God revealed His voice to in that hour. Through Elijah’s obedience to the voice of the Lord, he proclaims loudly “…As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” And due to this word being delivered it did not rain for three years! Even in this season of drought, Elijah remained faithful to the Lord despite not hearing a new word from Him during this time.
When we stay faithful even during a drought, we will hear from God again. Just like Elijah did. In the midst of the parched and dry drought, Elijah once again proclaims a word to the government to, “…Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” It was about to rain. Remember, Elijah boldly said this without seeing any rain. After Elijah’s servant tells him, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”, Elijah commands his servant “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.” When we hear the voice of God, we must respond in action to what He has said.
Recently God has been continually speaking of such a large harvest that is going to sweep across the nations of the world. God is preparing us for a harvest of 1,000 people coming to Christ, every single week which this was revealed to Rick Joyner at Morningstar Ministries. Can you imagine 1,000 people, every week? These are exciting times coming to the Church! We need to get, get, get ready!
Allow your faith to be radically lifted and stirred as you are encouraged to remain steadfast to what the Lord said to you during these difficult seasons and to hold on to the encouragement of what the Lord desires to do. See the full program to see the entire discussion, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: oppressive government, President John F. Kennedy, The Jesus Movement, obedience, faithfulness, Emmaus Road Discipleship, Kim Jong-Un, Pharaoh, William Seymore, Lou Engle, Azusa Street Revival, Azusa Now, and rain. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.
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