REVIVAL IS NOT FOR THE WORLD, IT IS FOR THE CHURCH. THE WORLD NEEDS SALVATION, THE CHURCH NEEDS REVIVAL
REVIVAL IS WHEN THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS RESTORED IN HIS CHURCH AND THE FEAR OF HIS PEOPLE RESTORED IN THE WORLD
GOD WILL ONLY MANIFEST HIS PRESENCE IN THE ATMOSPHERE WHERE HE’S HELD WITH UTMOST RESPECT
I REFUSE TO BE A PASTOR THAT WILL CALL A MIRACLE SERVICE AND MIRACLES ARE NOT TAKING PLACE
THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR GENERATION, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS THAT YOU CARRY
YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN A REVIVAL WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE THE SICK AND PASS AND PRETEND LIKE YOU DIDN’T SEE THEM
THE CHURCH SHOULD GET READY TO BRING DOWN THE WALLS BECAUSE THERE’S GOING TO BE AN INVASION THAT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED OR DENIED
– Pastor Isaac Oyedepo on “THE COVENANT OF REVIVAL” Recharge Conference, Day 6 – Morning Session Global Impact Church – Part B.
3. A Revival is the restoration of the fear of the Lord among His people. Hear me, Revival is not for the world, it is for the Church. The world needs salvation, the Church needs Revival.
They will not come in until we are changed. 2 Corinthians 3:18. The people on the inside must be changed for the world to flow. We look at Revival saying the world would come to the Church, no.
The King coming to the Church is Revival, the King of Kings sitting as Lord, as ruler, that’s Revival. Hear this, the Lord said to me, “it’s not just the restoration of the fear of the Lord among my people but the fear of my people among the heathen”. God is my witness, I never read this anywhere, He told me.
“The fear of the Lord will be restored but the fear of my people in the world will also be restored”.
The world doesn’t fear us anymore, talk to us anyhow, treat us anyhow, kick us anyhow, not when Revival comes. For when Revival comes, ask what happened to the first Church when Ananias and Saphira died for lying, the Bible said, “fear entered”. It was all over the town.
They said, “you cannot lie to these people anymore”. What will happen when the world becomes afraid of what they say to us? That’s Revival.
There’s no new generation that will see Revival without the fear or the Lord being restored.
We have called Sin-Witness and habit. Hear me, if you will be an instrument of Revival, you must be weird.
There are things that the world would think you are mad to still be thinking like that in a generation like this.
Those are the people qualified to carry the fire. The fear of the Lord restored in His Church and the fear of His people restored in the world. When the first Church saw revival, Acts 2:19:37, they began with all fear.
The fear of the Lord entered religious settings and broke cultural barriers. These people were already going to the Synagogue, yet, the fear of the Lord entered. But not only like that, by Acts chapter 5, the fear of His people also entered the world. It is an exchange.
The fear of the Lord entering the Church and the fear of the Church entering the World. That is a Revival.
God will only manifest His presence in the atmosphere where He’s held with utmost respect, that’s the fear of the Lord.
The mantle cannot drop on a vessel that is not pure. 2 Timothy 2:19-21. I don’t know who I’m speaking to here, but there are mantles still hovering in the atmosphere. Mantles don’t go to Heaven. The mantle of Evan Roberts is still hovering, waiting for who is collecting.
The mantle of Benson Idahosa is still hovering waiting for a generation that would dare stand in the place he stood with God.
The mantle of William Seymour is still here where creative miracles would be taking place like water. The mantles are still here, they don’t need it in Heaven.
The mantle of Kathryn Kuhlman is still hovering, so, women are not left out.
– I don’t know who I’m speaking to but right now, in the atmosphere of His spirit and presence, any ancient mantle you so desire, may that mantle locate you where you are!
Let’s not say it is now normal not to see miracles, no! I told them, I refuse to be a Pastor that will call a Miracle Service and miracles are not taking place.
How can you come in with a wheelchair and they drag you out again with the wheelchair, where’s the power? But those days are back again!
I strongly believe that at least 120 people that are connected right now, at least one ancient mantle will locate you where you are in the name of Jesus! Don’t hide under the covering of a Church and say, “I am an assistant Pastor”, that doesn’t exclude you from a mantle.
There’s something your generation needs, there’s something your generation is crying and longing for. Romans 8:19.
Listen, the Lord told me about 2-3 years ago, He said, “Isaac, you’re my promise to your generation. Your generation has prayed and cried and I knew they will pray and cry, so, I packaged and engineered you for what your generation would need”.
There’s something your generation, family and neighborhood needs that you carry.
– in the name of Jesus, may this Recharge Conference put you and I 100 percent battery charged at all times!
4. A Revival is the work of the Spirit in the midst of His people. Habakkuk 1:5. The days are coming again where medical researchers would be sent to our programs. “How can they say cancer disappeared? Verify”.
They did that in the days of Kathryn Kuhlman.
The miracles were so rugged that Medical professionals were sent to verify.
So, don’t be shocked when they start coming to Global Impact. “How do you say Stage 4 cancer disappeared with no trace? How do you say the blind received their sight?” In the days of William Seymour, you have a man with no eye socket and seeing without eyes.
The days are here. (A Revival is) a work of the Spirit of God in the midst of His people leading to the outbreak of healings, creative miracles, signs and wonders. Habakkuk 1:5. Isaiah 8:18. The world is tired of our explanations, they are waiting for our manifestations.
After Revival broke loose, to verify, certify and authenticate that it was a revival, Acts 2, the revival happened, Acts 3, they were going on their way to the temple and at the beautiful gate, they met a man.
You know you’re in a revival when you can’t see the sick and pass and pretend like you didn’t see them.
You’re entering the Church and somebody is on the wheelchair and your turn your ways the other way or you’re stretching your hands to shake someone on the wheelchair and say, “God bless you, welcome to Church”, what of, “rise up and walk”. That’s a Revival.
In the days of the Azusa Street Revival, 8, 10 year olds were praying for the sick and the sick were receiving healings. We will mess up what the world calls incurable.
If He said it, it’s because He has done, He’s doing it and will yet do it. That’s a Revival. So, we can conclude that there’s an urgent need and the urgent need of the Church today is a Revival, globally.
The urgent need of the saints today is Revival and the urgent need of the now and the next generation is Revival. There are some of us who have never seen anything close to a Revival, so we don’t even know what it looks like.
We know Church, service, jumping, smiling and screaming but we have not yet seen the raw power of God, we haven’t witnessed the Shekinah Glory.
There are things we are yet to witness. So, there’s an urgent need for the Church, universal. Revival 3:14-19. Psalm 85:6. Habakkuk 1:5. Joel 2:28-30.
The Lord doesn’t downgrade the old or elevate the young but there are things that the old can see but their feet can’t pursue.
So, we need the old to dream and then from their dream, the young can catch vision because they have the strength to pursue. 1 Samuel 30:8. So, Revival is a matter of urgency.
The Word of God gives us the promise of Revival. Isaiah 44:3-5, the history of the Church gives us a pathway to that revival, Jeremiah 6:16, but the prophecy of the last day Church gives us the picture.
We will see what will be happening in the last days Church, 10 men will hold on to the skirt of one, they are not going to listen to a fine Preacher. Zechariah 2:4.
The church should get ready to bring down the walls because there’s going to be an invasion – an invasion that cannot be explained or denied.
There’s a pathway and prophecy that gives us that picture.
Now, if you look at all we have said, we can already see that Revival is conditional and that’s what makes it a covenant. We can’t fold our hands and dance at the promise of Revival.
We can’t fold our hands and celebrate the pathway to Revival. We can’t sing a few songs and claim to have seen the reality of the picture of Revival. It will require that we step into a covenant, “Lord, this is your part and Lord, this is my part”.