I first blogged this quote SMITH WIGGLESWORTH PROPHESIED THIS COMING REVIVAL and I strongly recommend you take the time to go read it – and be encouraged, and encourage others.
So where have we come from… where are we going? My very first blog post about revival was in 2006 in which I ask the question “what kind of a revival do you want?”. Much later in 2008 God told me that two things will now happen…
- Peace everywhere
- Revival everywhere (Holy Spirit outpouring everywhere)
I began to blog about this along the way (Revival everywhere) as I could see it coming nearer and nearer. In 2008 I blogged this (Tracking the change) because I thought that revival and change to this world was already visible…
Since then Facebook knows revival is coming and Google knows it too. Then on the 31 May 2010 I heard God audibly say to me “It is starting” and I was sure that He meant the long awaited revival. I’ve done my best to keep track of the events and the signs related to the events. You can read a list of signs that I’ve experienced here: Clapping.
Some exciting things are happening… and if you look for them in your area you will see them there too.
Historic Christian prayer gathering in Muslim Indonesia – May 16, 2012
A massive prayer movement is underway, connecting some 500 Indonesian cities with more than 5 million believers. This week, an hour’s drive south of Jakarta, the capital city, Indonesian churches invited more than 9,000 Christians to take part in the World Prayer Assembly 2012. Such a large Christian event has never been held in this majority Muslim country. “We see the WPA as kind of a stepping stone toward the fulfillment of Habakkuk 2:14: ‘For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea,’” Robb said. For five days, representatives of more than 60 countries will network and strategize on how to bring Christ’s salvation and healing to the nations.
Religious revival among young kiwis – 7 April 2012
… defies all the surveys and statistics that show religion seems headed for extinction in New Zealand, particularly among young people. A United States study last year listed New Zealand as one of nine countries where religion will all but die, and the latest census figures in 2006 showed the number of people ticking the “no religion” box was increasing.
South Africa, Cape Town
NOTE: I live in Cape Town, South Africa
SA prison inmates launch 50 days of prayer for revival – April 4, 2012
Prisons throughout South Africa are embarking on 50 days of non-stop prayer for revival in the nation. This bold, historic initiative, which begins at midnight on Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost Sunday (May 25), has been arranged in obedience to clear directives by the Holy Spirit, say the organisers. Major prisons in all nine provinces are taking part in this unique prayer campaign in which prison authorities have agreed to house participating prisoners in dedicated “prayer cells” for the duration of the campaign.
NOTE: Update 25 May 2012: Prisoners in 20 SA jails near to end of 50 days of non-stop prayer it contains amazing information about how this move started and how many prisoners are involved at different prisons. It’s awesome!! 🙂
Holy Spirit revival in Cape Town – 30 March 2012
In one case, a few children who had been blessed at a service triggered a group reaction during an assembly at the Shiloah Christian School in Wynberg resulting in lessons being suspended for four hours as children encountered God. He said he was working on a carpentry project at the school when he was called by a concerned teacher and saw about 40 teenagers crying, laughing, prophesying and proclaiming the truths of God.
The dedication of South Africa to Jesus “should be seen as an official spiritual business transaction” that delivers the nation to God for His Kingdom purposes, say the organisers in abackground document that explains the scriptural basis of the prayer intitative.
More Cape Town churches praying earnestly for revival – April 12, 2012
28 Cape Town churches and 24/7 prayer watches are currently engaging in earnestly seeking God for a spiritual awakening in Cape Town, reports Daniel Brink of Jericho Walls International Prayer Network.
Sardines and springs encourage Cape revivalists – December 22, 2011
Two years ago Jane Smith* heard God say: “I am going to bring in a sardine run of souls in South Africa which will be confirmed in the natural.” She later found out that the famous annual winter run of millions of sardines off the east coast of South Africa had been so poor over the past 10 years that scientists were speculating that the phenomenon had run its course. She says she was discouraged when by the end of June 2010 no sardines had appeared and it was being declared a “non-run” year. But then, at the end of July — a month later than usual — the run began and lasted for four weeks. According to reports it was the biggest sardine run in 25 years and even reached into areas which it hardly ever reached. “This revival is going to bring in a huge harvest- a sardine run of souls. God has got a ‘sardine run of Souls for South Africa’. These nets are too large for a single church or movement to bring in and therefore God is building partnerships of unity between churches at this time.
South Africa, Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)
Signs and wonders, revival at PE school – April 25, 2012
The revival began at a school assembly on Monday, March 5 when about 500 learners put up their hands when former St Thomas learner, Shannon-Leigh Barry, 25, asked for a response from anybody who wanted to know the Jesus that she had been speaking about. Shannon-Leigh was leading the assembly at the invitation of her father, Mark Barry, a teacher at the leading Northern Areas school which has more than 1 000 learners. Since the March 5 assembly, several hundred more learners had turned to Jesus, and there were regular manifestations of spiritual gifts such as healings, prophecy and speaking in tongues at the ongoing revival meetings at the school during breaks and after school, said Shannon-Leigh in an interview yesterday.
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