Saturday, August 6, 2011
There are some nights I'll stay up all night just because I can't fall sleep. Last night and this morning is just one of those nights. At about 3 am this I began to pray in the Spirit. The Lord showed me the Pillar of Fire of the Holy Spirit. He was right next me, except just a portion of Holy Spirit was touching my heart. ( The pillar of fire looked like a funnel - with the the tail end touching my heart). When I saw the Lord touch my heart, He said, "Confess your sins." As soon as I confessed my sins the Holy Spirit placed me into the middle of the pillar of fire, Himself. I felt peace sweep over me and I became quiet. He began to speak to my spirit/thoughts. He said that revival again was coming to Seattle.
He even gave me a date (I'm holding on to the date). However, the date of month happens to be the 6th. I, being completey oblivous to dates, did not realize today was the 6th of August. I want to hold on to the month and date until the Lord leads me to release it.
The Lord seems eager to bring revival to this city. He has made me realize that the people of the city are hungry for change. It not just the believers but the unbelievers too. The unbelievers just don't know what they are looking for. They know they are hungry for something. God is going to satisfy the hunger. The hunger is Him. They are beginning to question their existence. A lot of Seattle residents place their faith in themselves and education. Many are learning that this is not enough to satisfy the hole in their hearts that only God can fill. This revelation is not a judgement on them. It's a calling. It's God calling to their hearts. God loves the unbeliever. Even though the veil had not been removed from the heart - God's passion for the believer is just the same for them. He created them. He is zealous for them. He wants to gather them to His bosom and show them great love.
Even more, God, wants to reach the broken in the streets of Seattle. He wants to reach out to the homeless man and the orphaned child. He wants to reach to them because they have lost hope in Him and in people. They have been abandoned and looked down upon by many. Jesus was the Great Social Worker. He touched every person in all levels of society. He ministerd to the poor and to the sick. He wants to do the same in Seattle. Seattle is not forgotten by God.
The church of Seattle has been chosen by God to pour out His Spirit. He wants to bring a revival that will change every aspect of Seattle and its residence. Healing will come to this city through this church. Through this revival even the skeptical will be converted. People will be delivered of various illnesses and pain - whether it be mental, emotional, and physical. Futhermore, God will do the impossible. He will draw people to His heart the way he desires His children to love Him ( The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Deuteronomy 30:5-7 (in Context) )
No believer has it in their power and strength to produce the life in Christ within themselves. God will do this. The naysayers of Christianity will be absolutely dumbfounded by the heart and the church that God will produce in the Seattle Church (But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (in Context)). God is bringing back the old paths and the old church. The church will be the true church of God where its people will worship Him in truth and in Spirit. They will live out the Great Commission and be the Acts II church. It will live out the meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. False doctorines, religious ideologies, ritualistic, and legalistic worship will not have a place in this church. The children of God will sing, dance and praise Him with all their hearts, minds and souls. The people of the church will have one heart, one mind, and one body in Christ. The church of Seattle will set the bar for all churches through out the earth. Amen!
May all the Glory be to God. May God bless Seattle and its residents with His Glory and more!