God is pouring out His glory on those who are ready to receive it. In many ways God has made it clear that He wants to reveal His goodness to us and give us His power to release signs and wonders on the earth today.
The big question is: Are you ready?
AN INSATIABLE HUNGER
One of the key ways you can prepare yourself to receive God’s glory is by being hungry and thirsty for more of Him.
In Matthew 5:6, Jesus tells us,
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
When you are hungry for more of Him, God will fill you with more of Himself, including His glory.
Many of the great revivals throughout history have been birthed out of the hunger and thirst of a few consecrated individuals in a local church. John Wesley, the forefront revivalist of the First Great Awakening of the 1700s, stated,
If you want to see revival, get on fire for God, and people will come to see you burn.”
It doesn’t take a multitude of people to bring about a move of God. One person’s persistent hunger for God can usher in His manifest presence.
“Jump into the river and stay there”
Hunger and thirst for the Lord’s presence is not only the key to starting revival—it is also they key to receiving from revival.
In 1994, when God’s Spirit was being poured out in Toronto, I attended the renewal meetings with Lou Engle, my co-pastor at the time and one of my closest friends.
As Lou and I experienced God’s manifest presence there, I said to him, “We’re making a covenant right now to jump into this river and stay there.”
Because of our hunger, we made a commitment to revival. And as a result of that commitment, we have tasted God’s glory and experienced tremendous blessings in our lives and ministries.
Catching the fresh wave of revival
One of those amazing blessings was a revival that began at HRock Church in 1995. We ended up holding protracted meetings five nights a week for over three and a half years!
The covenant that Lou and I made in Toronto also birthed TheCall, a youth movement mobilizing massive groups from two generations to hold days of prayer and fasting for revival.
Just three weeks from now, on April 9 we will be joining together once again for TheCall Azusa—a massive gathering of prayer, love and miracles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
I want to encourage you to join us in this “upper room” with thousands upon thousands of other believers as we hunger and thirst for the next revival wave of God’s glory, unlike anything the world has ever seen.
God honors our hunger and thirst for Him. If we genuinely desire and seek Him, He will pour out His Spirit on us and through us—even to the ends of the earth.