This is a time of fresh consecration. A great outpouring of God’s glory is on the horizon, with magnificent displays of His love and His power just waiting to be unleashed.
Ready or not, we are already in the midst of a historic season that is brimming over with signs of revival.
REVIVAL THEN, REVIVAL NOW
This Saturday, April 9, is a day to mark in your calendar.
I want to encourage all those who are able to join us this Saturday for a historic gathering at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as we contend for an even greater outpouring of God’s glory.
Keys to receiving revival
Recently I shared that one of the key ways you can prepare yourself for the next wave of revival is by being hungry and thirsty for more of God.
Another key to being prepared for revival is a repentant heart. In Joel 2 we see God urging His people to turn from their sins and come back to Him:
‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.'” – Joel 2:12
This amazing promise follows just a few verses later:
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions” – Joel 2:28
God requires His people to rend their hearts before He will pour out His Spirit. Repentance always comes before His manifest presence—His glory—is released.
When we repent and turn to God, He knows we are ready to receive more of Him. And He responds by pouring Himself out on us.
Peter sums up this process in Acts 3:19:
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
God is looking for people who are consecrated, who will offer themselves as a living sacrifice.
Some believers may not want to pay the price of consecration because it requires holiness and obedience to God’s will. But the Word of God says He gives the Holy Spirit to those who obey Him (see Acts 5:32).
Only when we choose to repent and become—by His grace—fully consecrated to Him will He pour out His glory, revealing His goodness and power in and through our lives.