Strategies for Revival – Prologue

We are on the cusp of revival.  There are pockets of it already.  I just saw an amazing post of a tent revival that happened in Colorado Springs back in July.  The double rainbow in the sky was incredibly awesome as the people worshipped and encountered the Lord.  Here is the link for the testimony at the Mario Murillo event. At least go look at the pictures! They are amazing!

The darker it gets the brighter the Light shines.

Our team has been praying for revival in our city for about three years now.  Recently the Lord has released some prayer strategies for Revival, and I’ll share with you over the next few weeks so we can all join forces and send out prayer decrees into our cities.  Wherever you are!  Near or far.   We are all in this together and as his children, we desire to see his Kingdom come and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Before I send these strategies out, let me share what the Lord shown me recently.  I believe it will be foundational.

The Holy Spirit speaks to me often in pictures, like a quick flash and then usually gives a scripture and/or the revelation of it right then or shortly afterwards.  (Note:  Sometimes it takes a while, like even a year or so for full revelation!)

Recently he showed me two simple things. 

One was a fishing pole with a fish hooked on the end.  Specifically, it was the iPhone fishing emoji. This reminded me of Jesus calling his disciples in Matthew 4:19. “Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  (NKJV) The command is to follow him.  The promise is that he will make us fishers of people!  And the image he gave me was the fish on the hook!  In other words, Holy Spirit is saying, “This will be successful.  Just do it my way.”

After that he showed me a piece of corn on the cob in a dried husk. Since I live in Texas and the fields around us have recently been harvested for corn, my spirit recognized the symbolism as the Harvest of Souls coming.  Immediately I heard him say, “1 Corinthians.”  Since he mentioned no numbers after that I opened to chapter one to begin reading from there. One word stood out to me.  It made me stop and meditate.

1 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NLT) “He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We must embrace the fact that there is no harvest without partnership with God’s Son. Let’s define a few things.

Partnership = the state of being a partner or partners.

Partner = either of a pair of people engaged together in the same activity.

And actually, if you dig a little deeper, the Strong’s word for partnership (fellowship) in this verse is Strong’s G2842 – koinonia.  Tricky word to pronounce.  But a heavy one in regards to meaning.  You’ve reached bonus level information!  Check out what we’ve been invited into.

Koinonia = fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation, intercourse

I’m sure the last word might have caught you off guard.  But koinonia was used intentionally to show us the desire Jesus, our bridegroom, has for intimacy.  Not physical intimacy. Spiritual intimacy. He wants to walk with his bride. He wants us to be so close to him that we can hear his heart for others, to be his hands and feet and also for us to be secure in his love as well. Remember, he is singing songs of deliverance over us. (See Psalm 32:7 and Zephaniah 3:17)

Invited into partnership. Engaged together in the same activity.  I have always said “Life is better with a buddy.”  That’s my motto in life. Ha. But life is definitely better with Jesus!  And in all actuality, there is no real life without him. (See 1 John 5:12)

But to be in PARTNERSHIP with him.  It makes my eyebrows raise.  To think he’d even want me on his team, but to elevate me/us to status of partner.  “A pair of people engaged together in the same activity.” It is incredible.  He wants to work with us. 

Partnership leads to harvest. Following Jesus leads to “fish.” Disciples.  Multiplication. More Jesus lovers.

We can try all the strategies of man to reach the lost, but without the fresh oil of the Holy Spirit and the leading of Jesus, no “fish” are gonna be drawn to bite. It will all be religion and not produce the harvest as desired. But when we both FOLLOW Jesus and PARTNER with him, that’s when we’ll feel the pull on our line.  And suddenly we will find ourselves reeling in the lost with the love of God. 

Wow.  Sign me up.

So, be encouraged.  The same call is on our lives as it was the very first disciples.  “Come, follow Me. I will make you fishers of men.”  That’s just fire.  Can you feel it?  Can you feel the passion in our Christ to reach the lost?  Can you hear his invitation to partner with him?  To walk with him?  To be doing the same thing he is doing?

If you have you been looking for something that will set your feet to dancing,  give you a purpose every day when you wake up, this is it.

Will you answer his call?  The harvest is ready.

Revival strategies to come.  But for now, LOVE ON JESUS.  KEEP YOUR OIL FULL.  It’s the best “strategy” of all!!

John 4:35-36 (NLT) “You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe[a] for harvest. 36 The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!”

Matthew 9:37-38 (NLT) “He said to his disciples, ‘“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”’

To God be the glory.  Great things he has done.

If you don’t know Jesus, please click here to listen to a video I made to help bring you home to the Father through his Son Jesus Christ.

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