Why are they God’s secret weapon? The answer lies in what happens when a nation gorges on sin. Nothing can protect the sin sick soul from disgust, nausea, and the unholy hangover.
A convicted heart can reach the point where a slick church concert, outfitted with lights and fog, or a canned motivational spiel, can repulse them, just as much as the sin they are trying to escape.
A soul soaked in the sludge of our time, can yearn to collapse at a simple wooden altar, sob deep tears of remorse, and welcome the warm hand of a true pastor on their shoulder.
How can a small church be God’s secret weapon? I discovered how when I read something about the birth of Christ. Matthew Henry said, “If the Son of God must be brought into the world, one might justly expect that he should be received with all the ceremony possible, that crowns and scepters should immediately have been laid at his feet, and that the high and mighty princes of the world should have been his humble servants; such a Messiah as this the Jews expected, but we see none of all this; he came into the world, and the world knew him not; nay, he came to his own, and his own received him not.”
It was a token of their sin that the Jews believed such lavish pomp and circumstance would greet the birth of Jesus. Are we no less wicked when we assume revival will be born on gleaming campuses, amid varied enticements, extracted from the wisdom of fast food marketing?
We can miss the birth of an awakening just as much as they missed the birth of Christ. America has many forgotten Bethlehems. There are many hidden Mangers where revival can, and will be born.
Why the small church? Maybe because a special brokenness dwells there. Think of the couples who faithfully lead undersized churches. They have done all they know to do. They have been called fools for passing on the gimmicks that might have grown their crowd. They watched families leave them for the greener pastures of regional churches.
Sunday after Sunday, they sigh. and once again call up the courage to lead their people with integrity and patience. They pray and see no great change. However, God has shown me that when they least expect it the fire will fall. A supernatural signal will go out. And because they know no one but God did it they will leave their hand off of moving of the Holy Spirit.
Revival can come to any size church. There is nothing wrong with a big church that got big the right way, and for the right reason. And no church will stay small in revival.
Why is a small church God’s secret weapon? Because it is the last thing Satan expects. Even though he reads this, he will still be totally unprepared.
You were led into a relationship with Jesus where you no longer fit in anywhere. What thrilled others left you scratching your head, wondering how they could be so easily satisfied.
You feel the evil and the blasphemy. You are grieved to see God’s name and honor smeared both inside and outside the church. You wondered “how long Lord?” How long before I can take up the sword of the Lord and bring wrath down on demons?
You have wondered what is happening to you. It seems that everything the enemy has is being thrown at you. Many have pulled away from you—including those you have trusted for years—not understanding the path that you have chosen.
People made big promises to you that turned out to be a puff of smoke. You were left empty at the very moment you believed a great breakthrough was coming.
God promised you something when you began this journey; but now it all seems like a cruel fantasy. You have cried to the Lord “why have you awakened this hope in me if this will never come to pass.” You dared not even tell your family and closest friends your true feelings.
Do you want to understand what is happening to you right now? While you weren’t looking, God reached down and did important work inside you. God tested you in the furnace for holy reasons.
A great self-emptying is in progress. Heaven is asking questions about you and the furnace is answering them.
-He is making you someone can be trusted with great influence and power.
-He is making you someone who has freely received and will freely give.
-He is making you someone who will be so focused and determined that you will never quit.
-He is making you someone who obeys only God—who only goes forth at the command of God—who gives all credit and glory to God.
Let not the darkness of this hour rush your preparation. Fear not! It will not be too late by the time of your breakthrough.
Is this the darkest it has ever been? Does it seem it can get no worse? Then beloved, consider the intensity of this attack as a sign that your breakthrough is at hand…the devil saves the worst for last, but God saves the best for last.
Isaiah 55: 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Why Branson? Why would God do this? Most people who come to Branson love America. They come to escape the sadness of our decaying nation. They come in search of an America they once knew—an America that was stolen and they wonder, “Who took away my country?”
They take in the shows and the attractions, but eventually they must go home. That is when the loss of their nation is most keenly felt.
Why would I come to Branson? I remember my reaction when local leaders invited me. My first thought was “no way!” And, “how do I put this delicately?” So, I explained to them, my ministry is to places where drugs and violence ravage young people. And furthermore, we were using neutral buildings not churches. So, that was that.
Then I prayed. His unmistakable voice said, “You are coming to Branson in August and my Glory will be revealed.” So as Peter once said, “who was I that I could withstand God?”
It was only after I agreed to come that I heard an amazing prophecy about this place. Corrie Ten Boom was flying over Missouri. She looked down and did not know the city that was below her. Gary Smalley the author heard her ask what town that was below her—it was Branson. Then he heard her say, “The Glory of God is going to go forth to the world from this place.”
It was 2 years ago this month that I began to preach in Branson.
The fuse was the healing of two women on Sunday Morning, August 23rd. I asked one of them to place their hand on the back of the neck of the other. I told them that there was a vertebra bulging. Then the neck bulge flattened. Then both were healed. Now the audience burst forth in praise.
Word spreads. That night the audience doubled. Then something happened in the people. It would become the trademark of Living Proof Branson. Hundreds of hearts become one beating heart—a heart with unending passion for Jesus.
The audience itself became the great witness. Yes, there were healings. The preaching hit lost souls. None of this matched the power of the people’s hunger. Their worship was so pure that it removed all resistance to the anointing.Within days, crowds began forming as early as 4:30 every night get seats. Reports of divine healings, and dramatic conversions replace local gossip over lunch counters, in stores, and at schools.
There is a moment when the power of God can stun an audience into silence—a moment when people give each other a knowing look, a look that says, “this is not going to fade with time, no one will ever be able to talk me out of what I just saw.” That moment came and never left.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because now after a long gap, God has ordered me back to Branson.
On Sunday night August 27th, I will join revivalists from all over the Midwest. People will bring the unchurched—they will bring the sick and addicted to receive miracles. They will come full of expectation for something—not of this earth—to happen.
This will be a night of towering glory and power—not because of me, but because of prophecy.
You see, the thing about true prophecy is that it can come in waves. It can surge and them seemingly vanish…but, just when you think it’s over, it can rage up in even bigger flames. Nothing can stop the Word of God from its appointed goal
If you are supposed to be there don’t let anything stop you. If you are quickened to pray for this night do not hesitate. Most of all, bring a soul that needs Christ! Be on the front row when God visits us in great power and glory.
A growing number of believers feel they are a volcano about to erupt. They feel total disgust for fleshly religion. They despise the impotent actions of Christianity incorporated. A yawning conviction is intensifying in them.
They put their hands over their ears to drown out the noise of modern preaching. They know there has got to be something deeper—something real. They are sick of the church in exile always apologizing—most of all—they feel an indescribable pull to a secret place in God.
If that’s you… let me congratulate you. Let me explain your condition. You are under the influence of a bulldozer called prophecy.
Your condition runs against the grain of the horrendous days we are living in. My letters and emails tell me horror stories of fear and retreat. Dreams are being postponed or cancelled outright. Expansion is now guilty until proven innocent. Young people are acting like they are old and afraid. Once bold leadership lions are retreating and looking for safe landings.
But a remnant feels just the opposite. They sense that—as hard and as dark as these times are—God is up to something big—something that He has had in mind for a long time. They believe they are in preparation for an inexpressible event. I am not talking about the many prophecies that so many are claiming to have. This is totally different.
You probably agree that much of what is labeled “prophetic words” today are actually pathetic counterfeits. You reject the shenanigans of false prophets. You see through the mind-games they use to prey on the gullible. However, you have not given up. You know there is true prophecy because it has a grip on you that won’t let go. Here is what you need to know about prophecy.
Prophecy swallows policy. Every generation is guided by two forces: Policy and Prophecy. Policy is the law and edicts of man. Prophecy always swallows policy. Christmas is a vivid example. No doubt Caesar Augustus felt sovereign over the earth when he ordered the world to be registered. His policy seemed to force Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. But policy was simply serving prophecy…namely: “ “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting”- Micah 5:2.
True prophecy is a bulldozer that overrules the plans of Satan and man. Prophecy is the WORD that will prevail when all the dust settles and the smoke clears. The mad ravings of society will bow down before the purposes of God.
The bulldozer of prophecy is not moved by the mad railings of potentates and tyrants. It is impervious to weather, economic downturns and persecution. The treads of prophecy roll over the plans of men—the intentions of armies—and the highest threats of mankind. Prophecy is the fire that cannot be snuffed out. Isaiah 40: 8 declares “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Forget about everything else. Here are the questions that matter: What has God said He would do in our time? What has He promised? What has He commanded? Your passion to learn His intention for your time is of supreme importance.
Prophecy waits in secret—for a core that will pay the price to know the secret of the Lord. “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets-Amos 3:7. “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him; And He will show them His covenant. Psalm 25:14
The prophetic bulldozer creates an inner tenacity where, suddenly, the facts of daily life don’t count. Quietness pervades your soul because you know beyond knowing that something unstoppable is growing out of your closeness to Christ.
Those that are the secret weapons may not know it yet. They have no idea of the tactical wisdom and the miracle power that will unfold at the very moment that they need it. All they know is that they are being pulled into the holiest place.
You can feel it… a deep calling unto deep. You have been ruined for the mediocre and you deeply want to know Him…be with Him…and stay separated for an as yet unseen plan.
Prophecy unleashes its power in an unseen hour—when the enemy is least prepared.
God is going to do something that no one can possibly fathom. Some will be in the middle of it, others will miss it entirely. None of the current events foretell the might that will be expressed by the Holy Spirit.
Take heart! God has honored you by letting you live in troubled times. The greatest vessels of God have appeared in times of calamity and confusion. Today’s trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be. All of this because of a bulldozer called prophecy.
How, despite everything, you can carve out an amazing life now
By Mario Murillo
Almost everything today screams fear. Our minds are battlefields…modern life keeps lobbing grenades of panic and dread. The overwhelming message of today is: true happiness and fulfillment are no longer possible…don’t try to thrive, just survive.
It’s time to make a defiant declaration: Despite everything, you can carve out an amazing life. What, in this mess? Yes…in this very mess.
My title says DESPITE EVERYTHING. That is the central promise of this message. Something amazing can bulldoze the walls of despair and clear a path to an amazing life…even now.
(This message is inspired by a sermon that I preached on Thursday August 27th in the Branson Outbreak. The visitation of God in Branson continues to boggle our minds. In fact, it is, itself, proof of what I am trying to tell you about life today. The Branson Outbreak is defying every law except the law of gravity…and it would not surprise me if people started floating in the air.)
There are many opinions about how much life a Christian can actually have today. The opinions run the gamut. One extreme is the teaching that we are in the great tribulation and we must buy food and equipment and hide ourselves. I disagree with this teaching …(although; it might be wise to have some extra provisions on hand because markets will get hit.) This puts the church on the defensive at the very moment she should be most visible and engaged in a great Gospel offensive.
The other extreme is denial. In this teaching, everything is a preachy, protestant-panacea. With all due respect, I disagree with Joel Osteen. You cannot have your best life now—unless, as John MacArthur observed—you are going to hell.
Heaven is where you have your best life—earth is where you have an amazing life.
There is a galactic difference between seeking an amazing life and a “best’ life. If your idea of an amazing life is to live without cares or challenges then let’s stop wasting each other’s time—you will get nothing out of this article.
Amazing means: causing great surprise or wonder. That’s it! It is a life that blasts through limits. It is a life that does exactly what everybody said could not be done.
The Bible teems with examples of amazing lives:
-When the last spark of hope died for the slaves in Egypt–Moses saw the burning bush.
-When the world was strangling in global famine–Joseph had already stored up mountains of grain.
-When love and morality were at their lowest ebb–we find the love story of Ruth and Boaz.
-At the moment of total despair–Esther brought deliverance.
-When the Church in Acts was being destroyed–a laser knocks Saul of Tarsus down on the road to Damascus.
They all lived opposite the limits of their era. They brought surprise and wonder.
Here is how you start their brand of an amazing life
1. Dwell: Your amazing life begins by making God your dwelling place. Psalm 91: 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”
The most powerful phrase is “because you made God…your dwelling place.” The unbreakable bond created by the decision to dwell in God reduces stress, neutralizes terrifying images and sets you free to do impossible things.
Isaiah 26: 20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past. 21 For behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”
Again, you see a clear call to enter, shut the door and hide in God during times of distress.
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.”
Enter the strong tower! There awaits you a supernatural sense of safety where great plans are created. From the repose of this stronghold you plan without panic, you move forward without distraction, and you know you will finish strong.
2 Discern: Satan has practiced telling lies for thousands of years. We know from scripture that in the last days Satan will sense his doom and break out in a frenzy of deception.
Everywhere you look you see believers who have been fooled, who have been distracted and who have fallen into traps. False prophets are everywhere. Paralyzing images from fear mongers have taken many believers out of commission.
Jesus solemnly warned his followers saying: “take heed that no one deceives you.” You can be fooled off the front line. You can be fooled out of your destiny.
Isaiah 8:12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a sanctuary,
From your dwelling place in God you see (discern) lies. You will not chase a rumor. You see through the tricks and traps. You will not stop vital activities. You will keep moving forward.
3. Deliver: You see that your real reason for being here is to destroy the works of the Devil. This final point is so urgent that I want to take extra care to make my point. Everything about the Christian Faith is rooted in unselfish service. When that focus is lost, the church is overrun by deception, division, and weakness. You would be unstoppable if you left all of your sense of reward to your future in heaven, and only saw yourself here and now as a deliverer.
Ministers fall into two categories: enablers or equippers.
-Enablers lull believers into emotional dependency and selfishness. If a pastor gets you to continually look inward it can be disaster.
-Equippers love people into strength, power and action. Under their influence, you will soon be out ministering. You will activate your gifts.
The greatest need in the American church is a military grade mindset. You are a soldier bent on victory. You are not a patient bent on recovery. The soldier is not seeking comfort and ease. They relish combat and triumph on the battlefield.
The sooner you realize that you are here to liberate others, the sooner you will stop being afraid and confused. You will stop seeking the false comfort of a “best” life, and you will embrace the excitement, and yes, the danger of an amazing life. God is hiring–there is no shortage of wages for the soldiers who renounce all to destroy the works of the devil.
Preparing the Church for the Coming Storm
By Mario Murillo
Yesterday Franklin Graham said: The Storm is coming. When Obama refused to say that the 21 people who were beheaded were Christians we crossed into extremely dangerous territory. The president of the United States will look the other way as Islam persecutes Christianity.
David Wilkerson saw a coming storm of persecution and violence. He saw devastation in New York with fire and massive death and rampant immorality. Few believed him because at that time, unemployment was less than 5% and because Disney had just taken over the seedy areas of Times Square area and made it family oriented. All of his words have come to pass.
In 1998 he predicted a coming storm and explains why the church would not listen to warnings:
David Wilkerson: “The majority of churchgoers today soundly reject all prophetic warnings of a coming storm. Indeed, the American church today is the most blatant “feel good” church in all of history. But, like Israel, we’re only experiencing the calm before the storm!
Likewise today, Christians by the multiple thousands are casting off the yoke of Christ, tossing aside all limits and restrictions. This attitude is prevalent in many of the books and magazines you find in Christian bookstores. It’s almost as if our leaders are saying, “Relax! God isn’t hard. He’s our Daddy, we’re all his kids, and we’re meant to have a good time. Don’t let anyone disturb your fun!”
However, he also said God gives advance warning and provides protection.
“Moreover, God is faithful to speak in times of prosperity, just before the fury of his judgment strikes. While the storm clouds are still gathering, he raises up prophetic voices all over the land. And, according to scripture, whenever a sinful nation was prosperous and at peace, God told his prophets to warn that the good times soon would end: “…the Lord hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity…” (Zechariah 7:7).
Beloved, if we’re going to face the coming storm, then we need to be prepared so nothing disturbs our spirit. And the only way to do that is to spend time in the father’s presence, beholding his face. We have to be shut in with him – on our knees – until we’re thoroughly persuaded he’s at our right hand!
God is clearly telling us, “Don’t be moved or agitated by anything you see. Keep your eyes focused on me – and you’ll retain your joy!” And according to David, Jesus testified, “…thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance” (Acts 2:28).
We always have to keep in mind, God’s only purpose in lovingly calling us back to himself is to protect us in such times of storm. Yet often in biblical history, when he gave these warnings, the people refused to listen: “He sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the Lord; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear” (2 Chronicles 24:19).
Almost always, God’s people grew weary of these warnings. This was especially true if a prophet cried out about a coming storm over a period of years, but the society only continued to be prosperous and at peace. Over time, the people simply switched off the prophet’s voice. They simply didn’t want to hear it anymore.”
In 1927 Smith Wigglesworth said a storm was coming that would cause many to fall away. This went against the grain of the roaring twenties giddiness and the heyday of Pentecostalism. He added that a remnant would know God as never before and who would practice extravagant asking.
So God means me to press you another step forward. Begin to believe on extravagant asking, believing that God is pleased when you ask large things.
Steve Hill saw vision of a coming storm that had the potential to destroy millions of Christians because of false teaching running rampant through the church.
Steve Hill: The Lord began to speak. I trembled. The fresh, new snow represented the false teaching that is steadily falling on the ears of the body of Christ. It has been, and is, a heavy snowfall. The skiers represented believers and non-believers, trusting the resort for a safe and memorable experience. As Christians, we have been warned to be sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8). However, the present, awe-inspiring teachings have lulled many into a deeper sleep.
The layers upon layers of snow have been steadily covering the solid traditional truth of Christ. The truth is that foolish teaching in these days will become so fashionable even the most dedicated believer could become deceived (Matt. 24:24). It’s happening before our eyes. One spiritual leader said the other day: “You guys are old-fashioned ‘holiness,’ we are modern day ‘grace.’ You live in bondage while we can do anything we want.”
Pastors and teachers worldwide have succumbed to heretical teachings including universal reconciliation, deification of man, challenging the validity of the Word of God including His judgments, and even lifting any boundaries, claiming His amazing grace is actually “amazing freedom.” You are free to live according to your own desires. Sound familiar? “They had no king and did what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6). These popular self-proclaimed ministers of the gospel are covering the “slopes” and will be held accountable for the spiritual death of millions.
Kenneth Hagin: I looked at the scroll again, and again I looked to see what I had read about. I saw the skyline of a large city. Looking closer, I saw the skyscrapers were burned-out hulls. Portions of the city lay in ruins. It was not written that just one city would be destroyed, burned, and in ruins, but that there would be many such cities.
America’s Last Call
The scroll was written in the first person, and seemed as if Jesus Himself were speaking. I read, “America is receiving her last call. Some nations already have received their last call and never will receive another.”
Then, in larger print it said, “THE TIME OF THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND.” This statement was repeated four or five times. Jesus also said this was the last great revival. He went on to say, “All the gifts of the Spirit will be in operation in the Church in these last days, and the Church will do greater things than even the Early Church did. It will have greater power, signs, and wonders than were recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.”
Smith Wigglesworth: We have to see that these days have to come before the Lord can come. There has to be a falling away. I want to speak to you very exactly. All the people which are pressing into and getting ready for this glorious attained place where they shall not be found naked, where they shall be blameless, where they shall be immovable, where they shall be purified by the power of the Word of God, have within them a consciousness of the very presence of God within, changing their very nature and preparing them for a greater thing, and causing them to be ready for translation.
This is the day of purifying. This is the day of holiness. This is the day of separation. This is the day of waking. O God, let us wake today! Let the inner spirit wake into consciousness that God is calling us.
There are in the world two classes of believers. There are believers which are disobedient, or I ought to say there are children which are saved by the power of God which are disobedient children. And there are children which are just the same saved by the power of God who all the time are longing to be more obedient.
Up to this present time the Lord’s word is for us, “Hitherto ye have asked nothing.” Surely you people that have been asking great things from God for a long time would be amazed if you entered into it with clear knowledge that it is the Master, it is Jesus, who has such knowledge of the mightiness of the power of the Father, of the joint union with Him, that nothing is impossible for you to ask. Surely it is He only Who could say “Hitherto you have asked nothing.”
Oral Roberts was warning us about people who go to church only for themselves and of preachers who care nothing about reaching the world for Christ. How can we deny that this is true? We have reached the point where so many Christians are unteachable and Pastors are oblivious to the great commission.
Now let’s put all of these words together and allow God to show us what we are to do to be strong, to be effective and most of all not to be deceived by the storm that is upon us now.
David Wilkerson was trying to teach us that as God’s remnant in a storm of deception, violence and persecution we can be safe; we can even thrive.
Steve Hill placed a great deal of emphasis on the massive amount of false teaching that would rob the church of her preparation, blind her to the right choices she should make, and leave her vulnerable so that she alongside of the world is destroyed. But he also provided the hope that repentance and true submission to God would provide a shelter from the storm.
Kenneth Hagin was warning us that America had a final call. I believe we are at that call right now. He saw buildings burning and cities inundated by the judgment of God. However he also offered great hope that the people of God would even do greater things than the apostles did in the book of Acts.
Now listen with all of your heart, with all of your might and with zero distractions. This storm will damage every compromised carnal Christian. Jesus was calling the foolish man who built his house on the sand someone who had heard the words of Christ but would not do them. That is the key right now. All of these warnings are for Christians.
So what do you do to be prepared for this storm? What steps do we take to obey the words of warning that come to us first from the Bible and then from the prophets of God? Distilling the common threads that run through these four men’s prophecies I found these steps:
- Stop being stupid. Stop following preachers that are weakening you, using you, and denying the coming storm. Get out of the churches that look like nightclubs. Get away from the seductive teaching that denies hell, the blood of Christ, the inerrancy of the Bible and the urgency of the great commission. Don’t follow their teaching. For heaven’s sake do not give them any money. Do not fellowship with believers who condone drunkenness or immorality. This compromised Christianity is precisely the house built on the sand that the storm will destroy.
- Press into God. The common thread that runs through the messages of these 4 prophets is a call to intimacy with God, and that the result of that intimacy would be a special grace and power to live through anything in the last days.
Each one of them referenced a secret place in God that was available to us that would create a force field of peace and joy and boldness that would serve to deflect every lie, every threat, and every attack.
Every one of them spoke of a level of power that would be revealed to the last breed of Christian on the earth. They describe a time of great extremes where wickedness and righteousness would ripen together.
Those who choose to press into God will embody a faith that cannot be shaken by any threat or headline. They will have a presence of God continually on their life. Not just some of the time but all of the time. Disasters will go around them and regardless of how cataclysmic the events of the world become they will be conveyed safely into the kingdom of God.
- Enter the era of the extravagant asking. Wigglesworth’s reference to extravagant asking is a key to the final revival in the history of the world. He quoted Jesus who said “hitherto you have asked nothing, ask what you will and my father will give it to you that your joy may be full.” All of the prophets hold out a hope for America. They are trying to sober us up so that we can ask God to spare our nation. We do not have to have the fires, riots and the judgment that is well deserved.
We can ask and receive resources beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. We can preach with devastating conviction, conviction that can pierce the most heinous sins of our time. We can ask and receive signs and wonders that exceed what the apostles saw. We can watch God fill the coffers of anointed ministries beyond anything we can imagine or have ever seen before.
Finally: Truly God’s word is this, “I set before you life and death.” You can walk away from this message and continue the denial that pervades the church but I promise you this storm is coming. You can choose life, not just any life but the greatest life that God has offered any generation.