I'm sober. I'm awake. I see—and report—on the tsunami of perversion that's rising. I don't have my head in the sand. I lift my voice against the antichrist agendas that have infiltrated our government, schools, media, entertainment, medical and other fields. It's dark out there and it appears to be growing darker.
Yet, amid my sobriety and vigilance, I am not in utter despair. Desperate, yes, but not in despair. Indeed, I am wide-awake but ever hopeful that God will bring a transforming revival to America. I am watchful but confident that God is going to bring a Third Great Awakening—a greater Great Awakening; the greatest Great Awakening the world has ever seen—to our land. I see an emerging move of God even now.
Yes, many in our nation have turned their back on God—many never knew Him. But God has not turned His back on this nation. Yes, the hedge of protection around America has been at least partially lifted. But God still has His hand on these United States. God does not delight in seeing a nation that was birthed in covenant with Him fall—and God has not broken His covenant with us. He's just waiting on American to be repent so she can be born again.
Could America Crumble and Fall?
I was greatly honored this week to be on "The Line of Fire," revolutionary radio with Dr. Michael Brown. I work with Dr. Brown week in and week out on Charisma News, publishing his hard-hitting, yet compassionate columns. Over the years, I've learned quite a lot from how he approaches difficult subjects and he's been kind enough to help me wade through the backlash that often results from my own hard-hitting, yet compassionate columns.
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Dr. Michael Brown also knows revival. He preached alongside John Kilpatrick and the late Steve Hill at the Brownsville Revival, otherwise known as the Pensacola Outpouring, in the 1990s. He's written books about God's holy fire, the power of God, holy revolution and other revival-oriented topics. In his show this week, we talked about the next great move of God, this transforming revival I believe God wants to bring to America. Here's how Brown opened the segment:
"We understand that revival is only needed, that awakening is only needed when decline has happened—but there are nations that have risen and fallen and are no more. Could that happen to America? Or could it be that Jesus is coming soon and things are only going down hill from here and we shouldn't pray for revival? Or is this the very time we should be crying out in holy desperation out of a desire to see Jesus glorified, out of desire to see a lost world touched, out of desire to see health and blessing come to the people of God?"
The Next Great Move of God
I believe we should pray for revival. I believe we should be crying out in holy desperation out of a desire to see Jesus glorified. I believe we should make intercession to see a lost world touched. I believe we should make an appeal to heaven to see health and blessing come to the people of God. I believe the next great move of God is emerging even now.
As Brown pointed out, I start my book with a chapter that declares, "It's time to wake up!" For the opening question of the program, he asked me why I think we need to wake up. I explained that the church at large has been drowsy for decades and is snoozing on the job. If the church was alert we would not have allowed prayer to be removed from schools, abortions to be legalized, gay marriage to become the norm and so on. The result: America is in a great crisis.
Is there time for awakening? Absolutely. Jesus gave Jezebel space to repent (see Rev. 2:20). Jehovah held back mass judgment when Nineveh repented (see Jonah 3:5). God gave Hezekiah 15 more years even after He declared his coming death (see 2 Kin. 20:1-6). Yes, there is time for an awakening. God's arm is not too short to save (see Is. 59:1). It's time to make an appeal to heaven. I believe God wants to sweep through this nation with a spirit of repentance that will bring transforming revival.
"I really encourage you to get the book. Your heart will be stirred. What got my attention with this book is that it's hard-hitting, no-holds-barred but full of hope," says Brown. "I'm really excited about the content here. Each page I want to read another quote from Leonard Ravenhill or Billy Graham or John Kilpatrick or different ones. Friends, get the book, the Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening."
Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening, Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still Small Voice of God, The Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft. You can visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
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