Do you have a longing to see God do something incredible in your community? Are you desperate for a divine visitation in your community that is so significant that even the un-churched say God is doing something? If you are, then transforming revival might be what you are praying for. Transforming revival is a mighty move of God, initiated by an invitation from a group of believers, that touches all facets of a community in dramatic fashion. Transforming revival is the reality of promises found in Scripture such as:
“…if My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chron 7:14)
This promise from Scripture describes the heart of God to visit those who have postured themselves correctly before God.
PREPARING THE WAY
“Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway!
We are not waiting on God. He is waiting on us.
God's desire has always been to be with us in a personal and tangible way where His Presence rests. What Adam and Eve first experienced in the Garden of Eden, walking and talking with the Lord, face to face, has always been God's intention and desire. It was His creation that turned Him away. Ever since then we have been trying to find our way back.
What keeps Him from responding to our heart-cries for His Presence are the numerous roadblocks and hindrances in our lives. It's not that He doesn't want to come. We limit His ability to come. Sin, ungodly beliefs, generational bondages and spiritual strongholds stand in the way. It is up to us to remove these obstacles so He can respond to our invitation.
In a community’s pursuit of God’s Presence, personal preparation must be the starting point. Before considering any corporate invitation for transforming revival, each community member must consider several key factors in adequately preparing the way of the Lord.
Determine the cost of the call
To pursue God’s Presence on a daily basis will require a change of routine and priorities. This is not a short-term plan, but a lifestyle of seeking God’s face on a consistent basis. A pruning of what seems good may be needed in order to pursue what is best … READ MORE
Establish a prayer altar
A prayer altar is a sacred time and sacred place where one meets with God. These should be established as individuals as well as families, congregations, and communities. Unfortunately, there are always distractions … READ MORE
Learn to hear and discern God’s voice
A growing relationship with the Holy Spirit is vital in keeping our pursuit fresh and current. Developing a sensitive spirit to the heart and activities of God will position us to quickly respond and become partners in transforming revival. … READ MORE
Pursue freedom from spiritual roadblocks
In order for the fullness of God’s presence to fill us, ungodly beliefs and mindsets, wounds and hurts and strongholds of the past must be removed. As we humble ourselves before the Lord, we give Him permission to search our hearts for anything that would hinder His coming. … READ MORE