All across the world, revival is happening. Crowds and crowds of people are coming to know Jesus, to find Him as their Lord and Saviour, to find healing in His name, to find abundance, peace, joy – people becoming disciples, looking like Jesus did when He was on earth. It’s happening in Africa, in Asia, in Muslim nations. Thousands of people gathering in huge crusade to worship Jesus, see salvations and miracles – why not Britain my heart cries – and then I remember:
It will happen in the United Kingdom. Our time is coming, and I know this for a fact. I have kept my mouth shut on this for over twenty years, but in 1996, on my twentieth birthday I was visited by an angel who told me that there would be a great awakening in the United Kingdom, greater than any that we have ever had on the shores of our island. Now is the time to start talking about this coming revival.
I have kept quiet because I did not want to be misunderstood and because so many Christians do not understand the word revival – they think it means the church locked away in a room crying and yelling for God to send us something we already have. No – it is the church awakening to what is already inside them, and starting to hear the drumbeat of the marching of the army of heaven and the small, still voice of our Commander Jesus saying go into all the world and make disciples.
Hebrews 12 tells us that all Christians are being watched from heaven by a great cloud of witnesses. These witnesses want us to stand up and be counted, to slay the Goliaths of our generation, to walk in faith and love and change nations. To change our nation. Like the tens of thousands of people in a football stadium, chanting and yelling for their team to win the game – there are countless multitudes of saints on their feet right now, chanting your name, cheering you on to walk in the fulness of everything God has for you. This is your time, this is your place. Get ready for the greatest revival this island has ever seen.
Christianity is a great relay race and the baton is in our hand, and it is our turn to run, to run like the wind and bring life and peace wherever we go. And the saints of old are shouting in your ear right now “Go for it, you have got this, run!”
Right now at this very second Jesus is praying for you! He is interceding for you to see the truth of how loved you are by God, how much treasure is inside you and how great your destiny is. Jesus, and the whole crowd, are very interested in the goal set before you and me – to change the United Kingdom forever.
After 2600 years in the wilderness, Israel became a nation again in 1948, as prophetically foretold by Ezekiel and others. If God can do that for Israel, He can do something for our nation today, and in our generation.
What could possibly be in between you and what God has called you to do? What can stop you from reaching the people God has ordained and commanded you to reach? Right now, today is the day to lay aside every weight, get free from every sin, stop the excuses, stop the procrastination and do what God has spoken to you to do. Run with the dream in your heart!
We can no longer camp in the wilderness, we must go into the promised land, we must advance and we must change this nation. Today!
God has given you the time, ability, the finances, the wisdom to change this world and make a massive difference. That is the truth whether you feel it, see it or believe it – that is the truth. Take your eyes of materialism, take your eyes off yourself and your feeling of inadequacy and place your eyes firmly on Jesus. Don’t run the rat race for things, run the Jesus race to change this nation! Never forget the real reason you are on this planet!
Keep your eyes on Jesus, let Him be your focus day and night. If people let us down, let’s just keep running for Jesus. I’m not checking out of Jesus, checking out of church, or checking out of the kingdom because a leader makes a mistake or two.
There are over 65 million people in the United Kingdom who need the gospel. They need to know about Christ and His death and resurrection. With millions of lives on the line we cannot afford to be complacent, we cannot afford to mess about – find your assignment and do it. It might not be preaching to thousands, it might be helping with the children’s ministry in your local church, it might be working with some teenagers, or some old people from the home, it might be anything – but find out what it is and do it.
Don’t get sidetracked, don’t find fault from people, don’t excuse yourself from destiny. Find your call and do it. The clock is ticking and the countdown to the end of time has begun.
For the next few weeks I am going to hit this hard and share with you (in a way that encourages) about what is going to happen in this nation and what we can do to prepare. We are going to see heaven manifest on earth, and it will be our generation to change!
Next week – find out if we love what God loves.