[anzac] "YES to LAST DAYS REVIVAL!" - Wilkerson

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:22:51 +1300
by David Wilkerson

        The New Testament church was born in a blaze of glory. The
Holy Ghost came down upon it with fire, and the first Christians
spoke with tongues and prophesied. They experienced smiting
conviction, and multitudes were converted. They broke out on the
right and on the left and were greatly enlarged. The fear of God fell
upon them and upon all who saw them. There were signs, wonders,
and miracles. The dead were raised. Fearless evangelists went
everywhere preaching the Word. Jails could not hold them. Storms
could not drown them. When their possessions were seized, they
continued to rejoice. When they were stoned, hanged, burned or
crucified, they went out singing and praising God. It was a triumphant
church, unafraid of Satan, irreverent toward idols, unmoved by
plagues or persecution. It was a blood-washed church, living and
dying in victory.

        What is the last hour church going to be like? How will the
church go out in its final hour? Will it go out as a fat, prosperous,
self-seeking church, counting heads, getting out the vote? Will it
be just a handful of true believers holding on, watching death and
apostasy eat away at it like a cancer? Will the last day church live
in dread and fear as AIDS and other plagues ravage the masses?
Will fewer and fewer overcome the world? Will coldness and
apostasy leave it weak, mocked, and powerless? Will the church
go out of this age full of hypocrisy, with great praise, worship,
and prayer meetings where unclean hands and impure hearts
offer strange fire?

        To be sure, there is going to be a great falling away or
apostasy. There will be spiritual harlotry on all sides. Because
sin abounds, the love of many will grow cold. There will come
deceivers, teaching doctrines of demons. People will have itching
ears and will flock to hear soft preaching. Deceptions will get so
bad that even the elect will be tested severely.

        But the church of Jesus Christ is not going out with a
whimper or a limp. It is going out victorious, with joy unspeakable,
riding a river of peace. It is going out in freedom from all bondage,
with its foot on Satan's neck. And every member of this true church
will live and die without fear. The tempter's power will be broken.
Christians will be holy and will tear down idols. They will be just as
strong in the Lord as the first Christians.

        Is there going to be a great ingathering before Jesus comes?
Can we expect to see one last powerful out pouring of the Spirit,
greater than anything in history? Is it not said that only a remnant
will go on with Christ? Does not Joel prophesy "to the remnant
which the Lord shall call?" Is it not true that at present only a small
remnant wants to hear about holiness? We need to understand
what is meant by "a remnant." It is true that it will be but a small
percentage compared to the billions of people on the earth. But
even 10% of New York City would be over one million overcomers.
The remnant also means "that which remains of the original."
Those who sew understand that a remnant is a piece of the original
cloth. A remnant church is one which has the same character as
the original New Testament church.

        A Great Revival of Righteousness is Coming

        I want to make a statement with the greatest spiritual authority
possible; I make it backed by a covenant as sure as the one made
to Noah. There is going to be a final, midnight hour revival, one
which shall break forth on all sides. Zion will travail and many,
many children will be given to her. There will be great singing and
shouting, and Zion will say, "Where have all these come from?"
It will be a revival of righteousness.

        I have heard old-time preachers speak of a last revival for
years. One dear friend has been preaching it for over 60 years.
Now the young preachers are praying for revival; they want to
see God work in this day, not just read about it in books. It is
not enough to simply preach on past revivals. Why pray, why
seek revival, if it is not promised in the Bible? If the Bible says
we are beyond hope, let's just evangelize and preach, and not
be concerned about results. But, if revival is promised, Christians
need to see it, lay hold of it, and pray with faith knowing that
God has promised to do it. Is it in the Word? The promise is
found in Isaiah 54. This is one of the most important chapters,
in God's Word for this generation. We are clearly told here what
God intends to do with His church, His people, in the last days.
This chapter prophesies what is going to happen at Times Square
Church, as well as everywhere else there are hungry hearts. It will
happen in Russia, in China, in every land, every island of the sea,
from the North Pole to the South.

        The church is going to experience an undeserved outpouring
of love, mercy, and kindness. It is going to come in a time of great
affliction, with a tempest raging, with anxiety on all sides, when
society is being tossed about. God swears he is going to reveal
Himself in great kindness....



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