Sunday, January 30, 2011

London bridge is falling down....falling down.....

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.”  Acts 2:2-3  NIV

Some people have been saying revival is coming while others have been declaring revival is here.

The truth is a revival is coming right after we go through a transition.

Revival must burst forth within before it can burst into flames outwardly.
If an inward revival does not take place first, burning off the defilement from within our hearts then we would have a defiled revival.  Another false---man made---Holy Ghost goose bumps---warm fuzzy feeling revival that only lasted for a moment. 


A true revival will bring a genuine change just as it did to those in the upper room in Acts 2.

A drastic change, so much so, that people were turning to Jesus even unto death.

Suddenly means: abrupt, quick or hasty.  When the winds of change come we will know it.  No one will have to put on a performance to convince us we are in God’s presence.  His presence will come just as it did in Acts 2.  So quick and powerful our lives will be changed.

This transition will bring that type of change for us.

Lately the Holy Spirit has been talking to me about this change.  He has used the illustration found in 1 Kings 18: 42-46, where Elijah sent his servant to look for rain.  The servant finally came back saying he had seen a cloud as small as a man’s hand rising over the sea.

A torrent rain then came upon the land.

The Holy Spirit said to me, “a gentle breeze is bringing in the violent winds of a hurricane! 

So we have the warning illustrated as: 

A small cloud = torrent rain
A gentle breeze = violent hurricane winds

Church we are past the gentle breeze and are in the midst of transition.  The high winds are turning into destructive winds.

Last week I had a vision of ‘people sitting on a throne……a pedestal.  I then saw their throne’s being kicked right out from under them.’

The Holy Spirit said, “remember Proverbs 16:18, “ Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Then He said, “do not forget Rev. 18: 7-8  “She glorified herself and lived in luxury,
      so match it now with torment and sorrow.
      She boasted in her heart,
      ‘I am queen on my throne.
   I am no helpless widow,
      and I have no reason to mourn.’
Therefore, these plagues will overtake her in a single day—
      death and mourning and famine.
   She will be completely consumed by fire,
      for the Lord God who judges her is mighty.””

Those I saw on their thrones fell off.  The shocked look on their faces was overwhelming.

My heart was grieved beyond words because some never got up.  They never repented or recovered from the fall.

The Holy Spirit continues to repeat these two nursery rhymes to me:
“London bridge is falling down, falling down,  London bridge is falling down….”

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.   Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.  ….no one was able to put him back together again….”

Are you ready for change?

Are you ready for the hurricane?

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  Rev. 3:22

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