You, the revival, It is burning inside you, so do not search for it in the Church or in others
When I accepted Jesus Christ to be my Savior. I started attending prayers’ meetings and I was pleased with prayers such as Come, Lord, with an awakening that visits thousands of souls, but millions. A visit like that happened first time in the first church that one that carries signs and wonders to attract more souls. Many believers in their thoughts and prayers carry this dream and sing it.
My dream was that to serve thousands … and that the word of God would reach to save of the whole world.
When the Lord called me to serve and appointed me and entrusted me to serve thousands in many countries. I have been preached in front of thousands and sometimes through the screen to millions of…I have witnessed the Spirit of God, Who liberates and set free the captured and heal the sick and restores the broken houses.
What worries me the most is that the people Who in their hands the decision within the church are very busy with the number … and evaluating the success of the service and the revival they have is the number of souls that exist in the building. Not the glory of Christ. Many think that the glory of Christ just expressed in the number of attendees.
And what hurts me more is that I find among the worshipers who blames others because they do not find the false awakening that they dream about taking place in their church hierarchy. They perform the rituals and perform the rituals and never find God’s ultimate surpassing peace.
In 2019, the world struck the epidemic of Covid-19, which changed the face of life. As of this writing, in May 2020, people are trapped inside their homes, who cannot go out except for necessity. And believers crying about their inability to go to churches. And they who were previously looking for an awakening and dreaming of being between Hundreds of people are attending a meeting to watch a conference or a religious seminar. Or the crowd is listening to a famous singer or a wonderful preacher. Longing for being among thousands is a great experience for both the listener and the preacher. For everyone who boasts that he is affiliated with a church or a certain belief.
The disciples remained in Jerusalem for nearly six years from the day of Pentecost until the death of Stephen wining the Jews to Christ and the number was increasing by thousands every week. The first church began to enter into the danger of division and discord. So, we read about the problem of grumbling because of food. The Christian from Jerusalem lived together with the converted immigrants from the pilgrims to The Temple who accepted Christ as Savior in addition with those who sold their homes and lands and no longer had a place to live in .. Each group lived together in one house. And they were increasing. When the daily distribution of food began. And the old believers revolving around the houses which had hosted strangers which is a stressful process. This process costed them so high It is not only the financial cost but the cost of satisfying everyone. The believers began to feel the discrimination between them.
The bible says in Acts 6
1In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jewsamong them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
Grumbling … Who is the centre of paying attention? Do I find love from others? am I receiving the care of the leaders in my church? The problem has become a struggle through my ego…and the glory of Christ… and the spread of the Gospel. The Apostles tried to reorient the believers with the target of the church and the goal of ministry. And the problem had grown, the first democratic process of election and delegation from the Apostles to the servants or deacons began.
2So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
Stephen and Philip the evangelist; were elected with five others. And they were appointed by laying hands on them. Philips became acclaimed. With organizational care, he was busy within the church system.
Things seemed to be improving, temporally. The apostles during the six years following the resurrection of Christ did not move to evangelize, minister, or to witness outside the temple and they even stuck into the old covenant system of worship … Jews felt threatened of the growing church .. So the religious leaders increased pressure on the apostles and believers and the flame of persecution began to flare-up and the Jewish religious leaders were busy to oppress the followers of Christ … with the flame of persecution many believers fled to hide in the villages of Judea and Samaria, Satan intended persecution to kill the church in its cradle, and God used the evil of persecution and pushed his church forward with overwhelming force,
“4Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went., (Acts 8).
One of those who escaped from death is Philip the missionary. Philip’s heart was full of delivering the message of salvation to everyone … He was not terrified of death witnessing to Jesus even though he was a friend and companion of Stephen the first to be killed by the sword. Philip was called the missionary because when he was opening his mouth, he was talking about Beloved Redeemer Jesus Christ. Philips went to Samaria. We can think that Philip was from the seventy-two apostles whom Christ sent to preach in Luke 10: 1-12; He had experienced in his preaching about Christ a vast amount of soul harvesting and witnessed their liberation. He had experienced over his past nine years the work and the authority of the name of Christ in healing the sick and changing the multitudes. He was carrying in his heart the raging flames burning.
He wanted to lose his life in winning many to Christ. Church leaders gave him management responsibilities. But it seems that he did not forget the sweetness of evangelism. His sweeping love for those souls and his pure love for Christ … Philip never forget the tears of those who repented and the cry of those who were healed and freed by Jesus, his memory did not depart. The challenges pushed him away he left the crowds and their needs. And fled hiding from the oppression of Saul and the anger of the priests in the temple and the leaders of the religion.
5Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.6When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8So there was great joy in that city. (Acts 8)
Amid the order of closing church buildings, remember that we are members of the body of Christ. We are bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh … do not wait for someone or a ritual to give you peace. And do not think that the awakening is the gathering of people somewhere. Although it is a beautiful picture … the Lord invites you alone… try to meet Christ and hear from him … where your mouth will be full of words about him. You will attract many.
You, the revival, it is burning inside you, so do not search for it in the Church or in others.
At this time, we want to reach 8 billion people … there is no sect, there is no servant, no pastor; no church can do this.
The message of the coming days:Every adulterous church that betrayed the covenant, the Lord will remove its lamp-stand from its place and will not leave the testimony of his glory there, He is the one who holds and uses the faithful stars in his right hands. This is the warning. If you who lived in betrayal of the glory of Christ it is the time for repentance and asking for the glory of the Lord alone. And the great revival is coming very soon.
The next revival will not be in places and buildings. It will not be in arenas. No, rather, Christ will appear to individuals and motivate them to preach and do the wonders, ordinary people will heal the sick and cleanse those with infectious diseases. The Lord will move every faithful believer. Who are not famous; He will equip them and send them and make them the light of the world AND the salt of the earth … The Lord will convert the hearts of terrorists and the opponents to announce his salvation among their companions who chained by the spirit of death bound to perdition … Christ will win atheists and illuminate their hearts by his light … He will attract non-Christians from fake religions and misleading entities … and wash them from their sins with the blood of Christ … Jesus fill them with the Holy Spirit. Christ will win the souls who enslaved by the priests of the temple who seize the light of Christ on their followers; Jesus will set free the ritual worshipers, The Lord of Glory will free them and send them to preach to their families and to enlighten their homes their churches and their temples. Christ will rise in their villages and cities … will turn sorrow into joy …
No more, the Gospel of Christ will not remain imprisoned by the hands of a priest who is eager for ugly profit or in the shadow of a trembling church that has gone through for two thousand years and is trying to resist persecution by running away and hiding and promoting fear as a wisdom. And promoting cowardice as love or respect for the other. Rather, the coming days will soon open His hand will shower blessings upon the people; Satan has attached to invalid religions and obsolete beliefs. Millions will return every day when they listen and look upon the verses that he makes (all Phillips men and women young men and women),
7For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8So there was great joy in that city. (Acts 8).