The preaching has changed. Lip-service is paid to our personalrelationship to the Lord. The emphasis has changed. However, revival is coming. This new anointing comes on the wings of our restored deep inward personal relationship .... and this restoration - from the shallows to the depths - will affect every aspect of our lives - both private and public. No longer will we be able to clap, whistle, etc. in praise and worship. A new reverence and spirit of worship will envelop us.
Many speak of revival today. Many are expecting revival and to be a part of it. Some say that they are experiencing revival. Some ask the Lord to revive them in praise and worship, "Revive me O Lord", "Change me, O Lord" ; yet they continue to grieve the Holy Spirit by a lack of sensitivity and reverence to Him and are not willing to change. Revival has become a byword amongst many Christians and often simply refers to church growth. A fast-growing mega church does not mean that they are experiencing revival. On the contrary, true revival will come from the wilderness.
Something is lacking .... the missing link. Unless restoration of our personal relationship to Jesus first takes place - and a deep restoration following repentance, they will not see the coming revival.
Repentance in the wilderness is not merely a change in conduct or practice. It cuts to the root or foundation. The foundation needs to be changed.
GENESIS 7:11 ... on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
ISAIAH 43: 19b -21 I will even make a road in the
And rivers in the desert.
The beast of the field will honour Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
This people I have formed for Myself,
They shall declare My praise.
The foundation needs to be firmly established and the foundation established in the wilderness is completely different from that within the present-day charismatic movement.
That is why those from the wilderness will often be in conflict with their Charismatic brethren. This has been confirmed by prophecies such as "The Civil War".
A different foundation.
The foundation of the wilderness is Jesus Christ Himself. Not the Word of God. Although the Word of God is God-breathed and the only divine authority wrt spiritual truths, it points us to Him and establishes us in Him.
JOHN 5:39 - 42 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
I do not receive honour from men.
But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.
It is not the same foundation as found in the Word-faith or present-day Charismatic movement.
Much more needs to be said about this. This change is crucial to understand and is the cornerstone of the coming restoration and revival. Read more ...
The foundation is clearly expounded in "Experiencing the depths of Jesus Christ" by Jeanne Guyon. Her ministry and work was highly recommended by Watchman Nee, Fenelon, Count Zinzendorf, John Wesley, the early Quakers and Hudson Taylor. They all highly recommended it to the believers of their day. Benny Hinn and Pastor Ed Roebert have also spoken highly of her.
This foundation is restored in the wilderness of God. The deeper the foundation, the more the Lord will establish you and work through you in the coming revival.
Not only will natural storms increase
as His return draws near
but the storm of God is coming.
The latter rain comes as a thunderstorm
Only those with the wilderness foundation will
shine as stars in the eleventh hour.
This is not intended to undermine the FOUNDATIONAL DOCTRINES as stated in HEBREWS 6 which emphasises the need to baptised in water and in the Holy Spirit after salvation. These were very bly impressed upon me by the Holy Spirit once I was born again.
However, the foundation of JESUS CHRIST (1 CORINTHIANS 3:11) is not understood or dealt with in the modern church. Very little is taught on it. This foundation which was the foundation of historic Christianity has been uprooted and not upheld in modern times.This is the foundation that I am speaking about.
Some may wrongly accuse us of being contentious (1 CORINTHIANS 1: 11) concerning these matters. The truth is this - we need to CONTEND for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints (JUDE 1:3). This is not a dispute over small matters but over essentials of the faith.