Revival and Judgment

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Prophecy Update: Revival and Judgment 6/12/2024 

Francis Schaeffer wrote in “Death in the City” many years ago that the “church in our generation needs reformation, revival, and constructive revolution.” After studying the history of revivals, one thing always became clear. Prayer was central to all great revivals. The great question that confronts Christians when it comes to revival is, ‘Who Initiates Revival?’ The simple answer is God Himself. There is nothing a human being can do to make God move in revival. But God does something to initiate revival, He causes people to pray. Christians are commanded to pray always, and we should be praying for revival. When God gets ready to move, He always increases the intensity of prayer among His people! 

Why are people talking about revival today? The nation has become dark, sin is a stain on our nation, and people in general feel as if something is terribly wrong. It is at the darkest of times in American history that God has sent a great revival. Consider the First Great Awakening of the 1740’s. The British were persecuting Christians, the Anglican Church was pushing a state church idea that eliminated the evangelical gospel. It was the preaching of George Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley that ignited the great revival!  

Whitefield, the prominent evangelist of the Awakening often preached, “You must be born again.” This is the doctrine of regeneration by which we mean that God takes a dead person and makes him or her alive.  

“even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)  

Ephesians 2:5 

Jesus preached to Nicodemus in John 3 that he must be born again. In revival, people are changed from the inside, and it takes wise and discerning Christians to lead a revival. This is why God always starts with prayer of His saints. Revivals come when the believers are awakened to the need, begin crying out to God, and then God responds.  

I always pray the promises of scripture because I believe God will fulfill His Word. In the Old Testament there are many revivals. Israel would have a tragic declension of faith and trust in God. The moral and spiritual decline brought God’s displeasure and discipline. For instance, there was a revival under King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 17-20.  

Prayer always precedes the next great movement of God in our lives, in our churches, and in our nation. There is no great movement of God that has ever occurred that does not begin with the extraordinary prayer of God’s people. This is the case when King Jehoshaphat called for a Solemn Assembly in 2 Chronicles 20. This quote is long, but it is very important for you to learn to pray for revival: 

“Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD before the new court, and he said, “O LORD, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary there for Your name, saying, ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.’ Now behold, the sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom You did not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turned aside from them and did not destroy them), see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance. O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” 2 Chronicles 20:vs.3-13 

 When I pray, I start praising God for who He is and What He does! Then, as Jehoshaphat did, I plead the promise of God. God promised Israel that He would fight for them when they came before Him and confessed their need for Him. We have a great need in the church today, we are powerless against this great leftist army pushed against us from the FBI, CIA, State Department, DOJ, Department of Education, etc. Our own government has been weaponized against Christians for what we believe and how we act.  

Our enemies want to dispossess the United States of the Judeo-Christian worldview and Christian influence. Like Jehoshaphat, we do not know what to do but our eyes are on God. I am looking for a great movement of God to occur in me, around me, or even through me. I do not look for this great movement in feelings but in concrete things we can point out to others, showing that God is obviously at work. This is why I pray promises like Isaiah 41:10: 

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely, I will help you, Surely, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’  

Isaiah 41:10 

I believe one day soon in America; the next great move of God will occur. Yes, it has already started at Ashland University. I pray that this revival could begin somewhere familiar to all of us, or, as some believe, perhaps a remote part of our country (like Ashland). If God truly shows up in a manner that unmistakably manifests His involvement, His regenerative work to save people, to restore people to a proper relationship with the Bible and Holy Spirit, we will not care where it happens because the focus will not be on where—but on Him!!! Jesus is showing up! Therefore, with hopeful expectation, I am looking for this to happen one day soon! Why? There are so many people praying, and when people pray, God moves among people demonstrably. We need another Great Awakening! 

“What historians call “the first Great Awakening” can best be described as a revitalization of religious piety that swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s. That revival was part of a much broader movement, an evangelical upsurge taking place simultaneously on the other side of the Atlantic, most notably in England, Scotland, and Germany. In all these Protestant cultures during the middle decades of the eighteenth century, a new Age of Faith rose to counter the currents of the Age of Enlightenment, to reaffirm the view that being truly religious meant trusting the heart rather than the head, prizing feeling more than thinking, and relying on biblical revelation rather than human reason.”  

Revivals always see a restoration of preaching on the basics of theology. People start trusting in God and His ways and not humanism. Humanism always leads to chaos because it is rooted in the idea that man is the center of the universe. When man is the center of the universe, then all ethics are relativistic and leads to a loss of morals in a culture. God is abandoned in the most important places, the home, school, and courthouse. Men do what they believe is right in their own eyes. Isn’t this what has happened to America over the last 50 years.  

“The earliest manifestations of the American phase of this phenomenon—the beginnings of the First Great Awakening—appeared among Presbyterians in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Led by the Tennent family—Reverend William Tennent, a Scots-Irish immigrant, and his four sons, all clergymen—the Presbyterians not only initiated religious revivals in those colonies during the 1730s but also established a seminary to train clergymen whose fervid, heartfelt preaching would bring sinners to experience evangelical conversion. Originally known as “the Log College,” it is better known today as Princeton University.”  

Likewise, today we are seeing the revival start in Evangelical churches who have not abandoned the truth. We still hold to the inerrancy of Scripture, the need to preach the gospel, and the sovereignty of God. Revival starts in Evangelical churches because the believers need to get back to reading the scriptures, sharing the faith, and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. When God begins to move among the believers, revival is not far behind for the nation. Just as the First Great Awakening preceded a war, so this Awakening will precede a war.  

First, we are in a spiritual war in America. We are fighting for the truth on several fronts. Sexual ethics are at an all-time low in America and the church is standing up for the truth in this arena! This war for the soul of America is being fought in the arena of marriage and family. When revival shows up, the family will be restored.  

Secondly, we are in a war for the biblical mandates of government. Our rights come from God not man. Our government says that our rights come from them. This is an egregious failure that if not fixed will lead to totalitarianism.  

Third, there is the shooting war. In our cities, the police are facing enemies that America has never seen. Gangs and thieves are supported by the courts. Imagine store owners thrown in jail because they stopped people from stealing. This is happening today; it is the day of calling evil good and good evil.  

“This Is Insane”: US-Linked Ukrainian NGO Unveils ‘Enemies List’ Including ZeroHedge, Tucker, Elon And Trump: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s Daniel McAdams has revealed a rather concerning US government-affiliated non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Ukraine, which has published a list of ‘enemies’ that includes American journalists, business leaders, media outlets, websites, and basically anyone who has been critical of the Biden administration. And of course – they’ve already backpedaled. The report intends to smear American conservative journalists, media outlets, and organizations as disseminators of Russian propaganda. But it’s really a list of anyone opposed to the war in Ukraine, or Biden, or the left in general. A total of 390 individuals and 76 organizations are included in what McAdams describes as Ukraine’s “enemies list.”  Perhaps what is most shocking about this attack on American citizens is the fact that the Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY) has a long affiliation with the US Government itself! In fact, the founder of the publication Anatoly Bondarenko appears prominently on a US Government website as a participant in the US State Department’s “TechCamp” project. Commentator Robby Starbuck chimed in on X; “This is insane. A Ukrainian NGO just put out an enemies list that includes US citizens. This list blames us for Ukraine’s issues on the battlefield,” adding “Here’s where it gets crazy… The founder of this NGO ( was TRAINED by the US State Department.”  

I can find hundreds of articles like this one that shows our own government is at war with America citizens. The Biden/Obama/Marxist/Leftist desire is to eliminate the Christian worldview and Christians from America. They will get their wish when the Rapture happens. Until then, God is raising up a mighty movement of believers who are praying and seeing revival. Iran is a dark place that has seen the light of the gospel change millions of Iranians! This is now happening in America, let us be faithful to God in sharing the gospel! 

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We live in the last days and the Bible commands us to watch for the Lord’s coming. I have a keen interest in history, prophecy and current events. I read widely about political and military developments and write a weekly blog from the things I follow. My special interest is in Middle Eastern affairs.

Since I was in college, I have also studied how God judges nations. It all started in Buck Hatches’ class at Columbia Bible College in 1979.

I fell in love with God’s word and especially the prophets. The results of this interest led me to writing The ‘I’ Judgements: Four Sins that Bring about the Fall of Nations. It serves as a warning to the United States, showing biblically of what we need to repent.

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