The Trumpet: Prophecy, Repentance and the Coming Move of God

The Vision of the Trumpet

In a vision, I was standing at the side of a large room, with Jesus beside me. He directed my attention into the shadows, where I saw a trumpet on the floor. The bell—the part where the sound comes out from—was faced downwards. I heard Jesus say, ‘Pick it up’. As I lifted the trumpet upwards, darkness appeared to fall off it and I saw that it was at once, mysteriously, both gold and silver.

I knew by the Spirit this trumpet was to sound a message that would result in repentance—one that would be used to wake up the harvesters and bring in His harvest.

I believe God is saying that He is anointing His prophets to bring a timely wake up call to the Church.

It is time to bring a message from the heart of the Father, that will result in widespread repentance and awakening.

‘… if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?’ (1 Cor 14:8)

Prophetic Ministry that Ushers in Repentance

  • How can those of us in prophetic ministry and office prepare to be used of the Spirit to bring such a wakeup call?
  • How can we weigh up prophecies that call for repentance?
  • How does this relate to those with a gift of prophecy in the church?

I’m still exploring the answers to these questions—but here are some thoughts that have emerged as I’ve studied this from a New Testament perspective.

Prophecy, Prophets and the Call to Repentance: 6 New Testament Considerations

1. The Offer of Repentance is Good News for Those Aware of Their Sin

“The time has come,” [Jesus] said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)

Today, there are two extreme positions. At one extreme are ‘prophets’ who make calls for repentance and warnings of judgment their calling card. This is an Old Testament approach to the prophetic. [1]

At the polar opposite, are those who steer clear of drawing attention to sin and its consequences, preferring to focus solely on the goodness of God.

‘Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?’ (Rom 2:4, NIV)

It’s His kindness that leads us to repentance—but we must view this in the context Paul has written it. This is the Biblical balance:

Repentance is preceded and accompanied by the revelation of sin.

On the Day of Pentecost, Peter’s instruction to repent did not fall on deaf ears, but on people whose hearts were already rent with conviction. The Holy Spirit was already at work. The instruction to ‘repent’ was not only a command; it was the answer people were crying out for. (Acts 2:37-38)

There is a way out of your predicament! There is a solution to the problem of your sin. And the entranceway to this extraordinary grace is marked ‘repent!’

The Greek word translated ‘repent’ is metanoeo (Strongs G3340) and it means ‘to think differently’.

‘Repent’ is the life-giving, thirst-quenching answer to those who have already recognized their need and the error of their ways. ‘Repent’ is good news.

2. Repentance cannot be viewed alone. It is part of a Biblical process

This process is clearly seen on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:14-41)

  • God’s message is declared (Rom 10:17)
  • Listeners have a truth encounter~through the Holy Spirit at work
  • They experience sorrow at realizing their condition (2 Cor 7:10, Acts 2:37) [2]
  • They repent (change their mind) and receive forgiveness
  • They take action, changing their ways/lifestyle in accordance with repentance (Luke 3:8)

When we understand this process, we realize that repentance is not the aim, reconciliation to God is. Transformation to Christlikeness is the aim. Repentance~a change of mind accompanied by sorrow for sin~is the critical step along the way. 

3. A Prophetic Word that Leads to Repentance is Sourced in the Holy Spirit

Two prophetic words address weakness or sin in the church. Both have the same insights. Both contain truth. Yet one is sourced in the spirit of ‘accuser of the brethren’ (Rev 12:10), whilst the other is of the Spirit of God and expresses the Father’s heart. [3]

John warned of false prophets, who operate in a different spirit from the Holy Spirit:

‘Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.’ (1 John 4:1-2)

When it comes to addressing sin and giving calls for repentance, we need to know what is underlying the message. It takes discernment to see which is which. The heart and motivation is evident by the fruit. That which is of the Spirit will bear the fruit of the Spirit.

  • We will see the above-mentioned, Biblical process taking place.
  • Jesus said, ‘By their fruit you shall know them.’ (Matt 7:15)

We must each look to our own hearts. ‘Search me, God, and know my heart.’ (Ps 139:23) May we have hearts free of pride, unfulfilled ambition, unhealed wounds, offences, judgments (negative opinions) and every other condition that would pollute the well and give access to the devil, who is the ‘accuser of the brethren.’

‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ (Prov 4:23, NIV)

4. The Message of the Prophet is Based in Sacrificial Love

‘Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord’ (Acts 3:19)

In the New Testament, those who were entrusted with a message concerning sin and the need for repentance, were ministers who loved and laid down their lives for the church. They were passionate lovers of God’s people, who had a track record of faithful service.

The Apostle John, to whom God entrusted a powerful prophetic call to repentance to His church (Rev 2:4-5), was suffering and confined to imprisonment on the Isle of Patmos

  • The call to the church to repent is given through those who have laid their lives down for the church (e.g. John, Rev 2:5-6 Paul, 2 Cor 7)
  • A life-giving call to repent comes from those who have repented themselves (e.g. Peter, Acts 2:38)

5. A New Testament Prophet Honours the Fivefold Ministry

In the Old Testament, God’s message of repentance and warning were given exclusively through His prophets. [1] This is not the case today.

In the New Testament, we are in a new era. All hear God’s voice. The message and ministry that calls for and leads to repentance, is now spread across the fivefold ministry. (Eph 4:11-16)
Examples include:

  • The evangelist calls the unsaved to repentance (Acts 2:39-40)
  • The pastor and teacher bring truth from Scripture that leads the hearer to repentance (2 Tim 2:24-26)
  • The apostle brings discipline and adjustment to the church when needed, that leads to repentance (2 Cor 7:8-9)

Prophets and prophetic people: it is in mutual honor that our own gifts will flourish and in unity that Jesus’ glory will be fully seen.

6. Everyone with a Prophetic Gift can be Used of God to Bring Repentance

The fivefold ministry has a mandate to bring exhortation and admonishment that results in repentance and transformed lives.

The general ministry of prophecy in the context of the church body is to ‘strengthen, encourage and comfort.’ (1 Cor 14:3-4, Acts 15:32) But even at this basic level, repentance can flow.

‘But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”’ (1 Cor 14:24-25)

Notice again the Biblical progression at work here:

  • Prophecy makes known the secrets of their hearts
  • They recognize the Presence of God
  • They come under conviction of sin
  • They fall down and worship

In Acts 9, we read of a disciple named Ananias. He was not known as a prophet—and yet God gave him prophetic insight about Paul’s call to the nations. Ananias ministered to Paul (then known as Saul), leading him from deep repentance through to baptism and a new life of following Jesus.

[1] See Differences Between Old and New Testament Prophetic Ministry

[2] “Repentance (metanoia, ‘change of mind’) involves a turning with contrition from sin to God; the repentant sinner is in the proper condition to accept the divine forgiveness.” (F. F. Bruce. The Acts of the Apostles [Greek Text Commentary], London: Tyndale, 1952, p. 97.) accessed August 8th, 2017

[3] See my articles:
How do you Weigh Up What the Prophets are Saying Pt 1
How do you Weigh Up What the Prophets are Saying Pt 2

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Prophetic Word: ‘My Kingdom is open for business!’

Have you been waiting on a change of season, in relation to the call of God? Perhaps you have anticipated a future time in which the power of the Holy Spirit will operate through you, to bring healing, signs and miracles.

I believe the Lord is saying, ‘It’s time to revisit that call, and that word. There are many who are waiting for a change of season that has already taken place!’

It’s time to stop waiting and start moving. It’s time to act on the revelation you have been given.’

Vision of an Upside-Down Chair

A few months ago, I was attending a daytime pastors’ session at Planetshakers Conference here in Melbourne, Australia.

As we began to worship, I closed my eyes and in the Spirit, suddenly saw a single chair! It was upside down, glowing, and suspended in the air, within arm’s reach.

I knew the chair represented spiritual authority.

The fluorescent glow that surrounded it indicated that the chair was supernatural. It was alight with the power of God. As I was looking at this unusual chair I asked, ‘Father what do you want me to do? Shall I turn it over and sit on it?’

I felt Him say emphatically, ‘No, wait, I want to show you more.’

I continued to worship, with the question still in my mind: ‘Why is this chair—a chair that is clearly meant to be sat in, not only empty, but also upside down?’

Suddenly, I saw a vision of a long banquet table, in a room that looked like a restaurant or wedding reception area.

Chairs were placed, upside down, on top of the table. And I realized, ‘This is how staff place chairs in a cafe or restaurant when they are finished serving for the day! The restaurant is closed and they have removed the chairs in order to clean the floors!’

‘My Kingdom is Open all Hours!’

That’s when I sensed the Father saying:

‘My people are saying that it is ‘out of hours’ for my greater works.

There are gifts, empowerment and miracles that you’ve had on your heart, that have not yet come to pass; gifts of healing you have been waiting for.

There are signs and wonders that operated for a time and you knew they were a sign of things to come. And so you drifted into a someday, sometime, mind-set. Perhaps others told you that the hour to activate your spiritual authority had not yet come.

But I want you to know that My Kingdom is open for business. It is open all hours. It is open right now. And many of you have been waiting for a change of season. But the change of season you are waiting on, has already taken place!

It is time to act on the revelation you have been given.

‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom’ (Luke 12:32, NIV)

An Urgent Message from the Heart of the Father

As I meditated further on the vision, I knew He was showing me a banquet hall, and banqueting table for a reason.

Jesus spoke a parable about the wedding banquet in Luke 14, concerning God’s offer of salvation. One of the themes of the parable is the urgency of the Gospel invitation:

  • ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ (Luke 14:21b, NIV)
  • ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.’ (Luke 14:23, NIV)

Why was the Holy Spirit showing me a banquet table? The banquet table represented urgency of the hour. Souls are at stake. It is time for the Kingdom to be manifested with power.

A Guided Wrong Turn

That evening, my husband Malcolm and I were returning to our accommodation after Planetshakers Conference. It was pouring with rain, we didn’t have an umbrella, and we took a wrong turn.

Our misdirection happened to take us past a café, that was closed for the night. As we walked past, I noticed something in the window. Chairs, placed upside down on a table.


Lord, I ask that you reveal to me any area in which I’ve been waiting, but it is now your due season to act on Your Word. I say, ‘no more postponement’! Father, I repent of believing that the day of Your power has not yet come. I recognize where I’ve drifted into a perspective of waiting.
I break off all disappointments, I lay aside all unfulfilled longings and I step out of the waiting room at Your Word.
Your Kingdom is open now! Your Name is powerful now! Your healing and power is being released now!

I choose to step into the authority you have given to me. I choose to say, ‘Yes!’ to You. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life. May many be drawn to salvation and may the River of Your Presence flow and touch the lives of many others around me, in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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Magnetic Prayer: Prayer that Pulls on Heaven’s Resources

The Prophet Zechariah wrote, ‘Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain.’ (Zech 10:1)

In other words, when it’s time for the spring rains, pray for the downpour! Get ready—Heaven’s about to open and you are participating with what is on your Father’s agenda.

The Holy Spirit is indicating that the weight and the balance of prayer is shifting:

  • from an emphasis on projected prayers that lead towards future answers
  • to praying ‘now’ magnetic prayer that pulls on the resources of Heaven for what God is doing at this present time

There is an intersection, where God’s timing and your prayer meets. And your Father is saying, ‘Will you meet Me here? I have a Divine appointment with you.’

Your prayer is about to be magnetized.

Two Types of Prophetic Prayer Honor God.

Many of us are most familiar with projected prayer—prayer that leads towards a future breakthrough. This is the relentless, pursuing prayer that continues in the face of time and adversity; the ‘ask, seek and knock’ type of prayer. (Luke 11:9)

As we persevere in this kind of prayer, the power of our accumulated requests before God’s throne ultimately leads to a tipping point, when His answer manifests.

This prayer is ordered by God. It’s Biblical, it honors Him, and we must continue in it. But there’s a second type of prayer, and it relates to the ‘now’ purpose of what God is doing. And the Holy Spirit is alerting us that He is tilting the balance. It’s time to place a greater focus on what Father is doing right now.

Hear your Father say, “It’s time to step out of the waiting room and into the birthing room.”

How to Position for Magnetic Prayer

You can partner with God, drawing on Heaven’s resources, at the very moment He is ordering them.

1. Begin with Intimacy

‘Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.’ (Psalm 37:4)

Magnetic prayer—’now’ prayer—starts in the place of intimacy with God. This is the place where you surrender every agenda you hold, because you want Him above all else. Worship becomes your first priority and your prayer is birthed out of encountering God.

As your heart is yielded to Jesus, He can entrust you with His agenda—what is on His heart and mind.

2. Discover what the Father is Doing

Jesus said, ‘the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing’. (John 5:19)

Here is the key: our Father is always at work. He is always up to something! It’s always His ‘now’ time. Even in apparent times of waiting, He is doing something.

And a privilege of sonship—being a son or daughter of God—is being in on the family business! Our Father wants to share what He’s up to with us, so we can participate with Him.

Jesus always prayed and walked in the ‘kairos’ time of God—and we can too. ‘Kairos,’ is the Greek word meaning ‘due time, a fixed time, a season, or an opportune time.’ Like Jesus did, we can perceive what the Father is doing now. [2]

We have the opportunity to be like the sons of Issachar, who the Bible says, ‘understood the times and knew what Israel should do.’  (1 Chron 12:32)

Simply ask this question: ‘Father, what time is it?’

3. Believe Answers from Heaven are Being Released as You Pray

The angel Gabriel said to Daniel, ‘As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.’ (Dan 9:23)

‘Daniel, at the moment you prayed, God spoke the word and sent me on my way.’ Even though it took time for God’s messenger to show up, Daniel’s prayer was being fruitful and active in real time—‘now’ time. [3]

Psalm 103 verses 19 and 20 say, ‘The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.’

Your prayer is magnetized! You are partnering with God to simultaneously pull on what He is releasing—Heaven’s resources into the earth realm.

  • See the Holy Spirit, with His anointing and power being released as you pray (Acts 4:23-31)
  • See favor as a resource being released from the throne of Heaven. (Neh 1:11)
  • Perceive angels being released in answer to your prayer. (Acts 12:1-19)
  • See natural conditions bowing in obedience to God’s ‘now’ will as you pray. (1 Kings 18:40-46) [4]

As you pray, believe that something is being released ‘now’. This is the prayer of faith. This is magnetic prayer; prayer that brings Heaven to earth.

Notes: For Deeper Reflection

[1] Magnetic: Interestingly, the Holy Spirit sometimes speaks to me through scientific metaphors and illustrations (physics). For example I talk about momentum here and I talk about fusion here and the tipping point here.

I discovered while researching this that a magnet is created when a strong external magnetic force is applied to a metal object that is capable of being magnetized. Groups (or domains) of atoms and electrons within that object are pulled into alignment. This alignment transforms the object, so that it becomes a magnet itself.

This is a picture of power being released through alignment! When you have a heart and will that is surrendered to God, you are easily pulled into alignment with Him. You want what He wants. Your desire is to participate in what He is doing. And your Spirit-led, yielded prayer releases God’s power.

The best article I found on the scientific operation of magnets was here:

[2] In the New Testament there are two main Greek words used for time. ‘Chronos’ refers to ‘clock time’ or ‘calendar time.’ It is the word used for general time. A second Greek word for time is ‘kairos,’meaning ‘due time, a fixed time, a season, or an opportune time.’ VINE, M.A. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words.  1985. Virginia: MacDonald.

  • An example of ‘chronos’ is in Matt 2:7. ‘Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time (chronos) the star had appeared.’
  • An example of ‘kairos’ is in Gal 6:9. ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time (kairos) we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ (See also 2 Cor 6:1-2)
  • A pregnancy is a great example of the two types of time. Approximately 9 months of ‘chronos’ time pass. But the moment comes when it is time to give birth. That moment is ‘kairos’—the due time.

Quote from my article, ‘This can be a Year of Visitation from God.’

[3] Quote from my article ‘Get Ready to See Divine Acceleration and Answers to Prayer’

[4] I encourage you to look up the Bible references I have recorded here, where resources were being released to God’s people at the very time they prayed. That’s just a start – you will discover many more.

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Fire Truck: A Wake Up Call for Intercessors

On Friday May 19th I had a prophetic dream just before waking. My husband Malcolm and I were in a parked car and perpendicular to us, on our right hand side, was a long fire truck. It was also parked and a man I know to be a prophet-teacher-intercessor was in the driver’s seat. The fire truck drove away, and we said to each other, ‘Why didn’t we take the opportunity to talk to him while he was here?’

That morning, I shared the dream with Malcolm. I don’t have prophetic dreams very often, which made the dream more thought-provoking. I didn’t understand what the fire truck symbolized, but my husband became animated when I talked about it.

Malcolm told me that from a young age, whenever he saw a fire engine, he wanted to follow it, to see where the fire was—clamoring for his Dad to pursue it.

We Chased the Fire Truck

That evening, I was browsing Facebook and my attention was drawn to an upcoming conference Malcolm’s sister and brother-in-law were hosting. We had not considered attending it because of our commitment to another recent event, but I suddenly felt drawn to it.

So Malcolm and I began to discuss it—this crazy idea that we could rework our schedule, find airline tickets and organize to attend a conference that was just 3 weeks away in New Zealand. Within minutes, while my mouth was still open, Malcolm had jumped in and booked the accommodation.

And then it hit us. While the conference was called ‘Beyond’, the movement (and the church Malcolm’s sister and brother-in-law pastor) was called ‘Catch The Fire.’ [1]

I Didn’t Know I Needed Rescuing

Three weeks later—to the day—I was standing in the worship of ‘Beyond Conference’ experiencing a vision. I saw Jesus carrying a giant fire hose, and I suddenly knew He was there to rescue me! Truthfully, I was puzzled—I didn’t know I needed rescuing.

Moments later, father in the faith John Arnott began to preach on the need for the church to strengthen the foundations for the ‘more’ that is coming. And he began to speak out against permissiveness and universalism coming into the church.

As soon as he mentioned the word ‘universalism’ I began to cry as the power and conviction of the Spirit came upon me.

You see, the night before, alone in my hotel room, I had been crying out aloud to my Father and the word ‘universalism’ was on my lips.

What is Universalism?

In brief, Christian universalism (also known as ‘universal reconciliation’) is the doctrine that Jesus died on the cross for all humanity, and therefore everyone will ultimately be saved—regardless of whether or not they choose to believe, repent and follow Jesus. [2]

  • Universalism says that since God is a good Father, He would not send people that He loves and that Jesus died for, to the fires of hell.
  • Universalism re-interprets Scripture, drawing from the approach of the Bible being ‘a collection of stories written by people who are on a journey of discovering God.’ This doctrinal approach takes out the ‘hard lines’ of Scripture. Hell is not a reality—hell is simply a metaphor.

Why I was Being Drawn Towards Universalism

The message of the Gospel is good news. It is not exclusive, it is inclusive. The invitation of salvation is available to every person—but according to Scripture, it requires an RSVP.

Why would I begin to be privately drawn to the doctrine of universalism, when I have always believed in the danger of a lost eternity? Why, when my husband and I have spent years living for the cause of world evangelism? Why, when it is strenuously opposed by my Christian heritage, my ministry and church? Because:

  • I am a Mum of children who are thinkers—and this generation is challenging my traditional beliefs
  • Individuals I love and respect are being drawn to it
  • Our global culture today demands it—seeking to force the church into a position of permissiveness and tolerance
  • I perceive this position becoming accepted (or leaned towards in their interpretation of Scripture) by an increasing number of churches—including some Pentecostal churches

But most compelling of all, people whom I love dearly are without Christ—and my instinct is to protect my broken heart.

Which is why I was crying out to God alone that night, an honest cry torn from my soul: ‘Father, I want to believe in universalism!’

Universalism had become a hidden comfort; a backup plan—in place to guard my heart.

Prophetic Intercessors Arise!

Intercessors, the Holy Spirit is putting the call out. It is time to rise up and cry out for souls! Beware of the dangers of universalism—it is a seducing spirit that is aimed at weakening the prayer movement.

  • It eliminates the urgency of the Gospel
  • It denies truth clearly laid out in Scripture
  • It quenches God’s power and the Spirit’s anointing
  • It contradicts the Biblical requirement to repent, turn and change one’s lifestyle

But the greatest danger of the philosophy of universalism is that it takes away the need for urgent prayer.

It is time to reawaken fervent prayer and intercession.

‘I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.’ (Ezekiel 22:30 NIV)

It’s time to pray for the lost.

Intercessors and prayer warriors, we are the ‘identifiers’. We are the ones who do not flinch from the pain of the Father’s broken heart or put our hands to our ears to shut out the cries of the lost. We are the ones who stand in the gap between Heaven and hell.

It’s time to pick up the mantle. But know that even as you give permission to the Holy Spirit to take you into that zone of brokenness, you will encounter an inexplicable outpouring of joy.

You will know intimacy with the heart of the Father. You will encounter the Saviour, Jesus Christ, risen and enthroned. You will see an open Heaven—and you will see His Kingdom come.

You are participating in releasing revival.

The Reservoir and the Fire Hose

Earlier, during worship, I found myself in a vision, looking at the walls and floor of an empty reservoir. It reminded me of a swimming pool out of seasonal use, that has been left uncovered. Dirt and leaves were collected there and water was running, slowly washing the debris away.

My view changed and I saw the top of the reservoir, where narrow channels were releasing water into the pool. I looked again at the dirt and debris and realized the extent of the need for water. There was not enough being poured in to cleanse the whole pool, at a pressure needed to do it, let alone fill it to overflowing. The words formed in my mind, ‘this needs…’

And that’s when I saw Jesus with the fire hose.

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[1] Stuart and Lynley Allan (Malcolm’s sister and brother-in-law) are lead pastors at Catch the Fire Auckland, New Zealand

[2] See below Scripture for meditation. (I am aware that some of you may want more information and resources from a doctrinal perspective on this subject, so keep an eye out here as I will seek out and add them).

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See my recent prophetic insight: The Key to Revival and Miracles: It’s a Bible Revival

Scripture Verses for Further Meditation

  • For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV)
  • The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 NIV)
  • In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10 NIV)
  • In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31 NIV)
  • Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4 NIV)
  • For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:18-20 NIV)
  • He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 NIV)
  • I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. (1 Timothy 2:1-6 NIV)
  • See parable of the wedding banquet: Matthew 22:1-14

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The Key to Revival and Miracles: It’s a Bible Revival

Many of us who are prophetic at heart have a common passion for revival. We share a longing to see the church fully awakened, surrendered to God, on fire for Jesus, empowered in the Spirit.

We desire to see miracles, signs and healing, and multitudes of people encountering God.

We know (and have often been taught) that prayer, hunger for God, and making room for the move of the Holy Spirit are powerful keys that can ignite revival.

There is another key for revival that you see many times in Scripture. It is also borne out in church history—but is less talked about. And that is, a revival of God’s Word.

A Bible revival.

‘Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.’ (Psalm 119:18)

When you study the Kings God used to bring spiritual revival in the Old Testament, you see that they:

  • brought out the Scripture
  • adjusted the governing of the nation according to it
  • taught it to God’s people.
  • Used it to restore worship

National revival flowed out of the renewed emphasis placed upon Scripture.

King Jehoshaphat is well known for the battle in which he sent a choir of praisers to sing ahead of the army. The enemies turned on each other and Judah won the battle simply by taking God at His prophetic word. (2 Chron 20)

Well before that event, Jehoshaphat led a revival of God’s Word. King Jehoshaphat sent out officials, priests and tutors throughout Judah to educate all of the people in the Scriptures.

As the people of God came under the sound of His Word, the fear of God fell upon all of Judah’s enemies. Those who had once been enemies gave them tributes, wealth and gifts. (2 Chron 17)

It was a supernatural move of God.

Right now, the Holy Spirit is calling God’s people back to His Word. And here is the precedent, the plumb line God is calling us back to:

It is Jesus’ example.

After His resurrection, Jesus walked alongside some disciples on the road to Emmaus. And Luke writes: ‘…beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.’ (Luke 24:27)

We also learn of His instruction to the disciples:
‘He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.’ (Luke 24:44-45)

God is calling us back to this post-resurrection view of God’s Word; seeing Jesus revealed in every book of the Bible and in turn, making Jesus known through God’s Word.

This is the Gospel. This is the power of transformation. And this is what Paul refers to when he says:

‘And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’ (2 Cor 3:18)

Paul’s context is beholding the glory of God in the mirror of God’s Word—a New Covenant perspective—he has just referred to the books of Moses! We often miss it, but the Holy Spirit is highlighting it.

A revival is on its way—one that reveals the Saviour through God’s Word.

  • A revival that doesn’t minimize God’s requirement for holiness, but along with it holds up for all to view, the full payment of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for our sin.
  • A view of God’s Word that reveals the heart of the Father who sent His Son—a God of love on a mission to restore relationship with His people from Genesis to Revelation.

Today, take time to immerse in the great treasure that is God’s Word and be transformed by the glory of the One you see.

This is the Gospel, and this is where revival begins.

Spiritual Warfare Online Course

I have just launched first new online course, ‘Spiritual Warfare 101: How to Identify and Overcome Spiritual Attack’ and I warmly invite you to join me!

This course includes around 30 mini lectures on video, and is full of Biblical wisdom and strategies to help you overcome in time of battle. There is also a downloadable full transcript in PDF version.

And once you’re in, there is no expiry date, so you can continue to journey with me through upgrades and increased course content in the future.

  • I have added two bonus eBooks into the course content. These are ‘The Script: Choose Your Story, Change Your Life’ and ‘Unlocking the Gift of Discernment’ (2nd Edition).

The Bible has great news. You do not have to be weighed down by spiritual oppression or put up with pressure and attack! Find out more about the course, ‘Spiritual Warfare 101: How to Identify and Overcome Spiritual Attack’ here.

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