Prophecy: Outpouring of Holy Spirit to Follow 'The Return'
Just as well-known Pentecostal preachers predicted the closing of bars, racial reconciliation and revival in the nation's cities that would mirror shutdowns, protests and riots in 2020—another voice is declaring an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a great harvest of souls now and continuing in 2021.
Regeneration Nashville Founding Pastor Kent Christmas spoke prophetically during "The Return" Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. An outpouring of the Holy Spirit is on its way, sweeping souls of all colors into the churches.
Christmas recalled the words of African American Pentecostal preacher William Seymour, whose preaching began the famed Azusa Street Revival, in predicting revival involving all races: "In 1906, William Seymour said: 'There is another revival coming in about a 100 years. And the bloodline is going to cross the color line.'"
Christmas' prophecy asks people to "Hear God today. This is not about color. This is not about culture. This is about the church, and God said, 'The church is my body.'
"So today I release healing into you. I release a spirit of boldness upon you. The spirit says rise up, saith the Lord. Whatever you bind, I'll bind. Whatever you loose, I'll loose," Christmas said during the event initiated by co-founders New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip.
As the late Wilkerson accurately predicted a plague coming on the earth that would close bars, Christmas prophesied that some American entertainment will not recover from the financial and societal impacts associated with COVID-19.
"Sports will not recover, though they say they will," he said. "Theaters are going to remain empty, saith God.
"And the church is going to begin to fill up, and the glitter of sin that has drawn the sinner to the world is now going to be tarnished, and I'm going to cause the church, saith the Lord, to rise to her feet," Christmas decreed.
A generation of young people who have never been in church, as well as the homosexual community, are targets of the harvest, Christmas prophesied. And intimidation of the church by some governments mandating masks and closures to combat the spread of COVID-19 will reverse.
As he continued, Christmas referenced 1 Corinthians 14:29, "Let two or three prophets speak, and let the other judge."
"By the authority of the Holy Ghost, we take dominion today over the powers of darkness that have ruled over our nation, and we command them to be broken in the name of Jesus.
"For this is the hour of the church, says the Lord, and not the hour of men.
"And by the end of this year, says God, the greatest outpouring that you've ever seen is going to hit the United States of America, starting in January. Hallelujah!
"God is going to begin to declare that there is a release of an unprecedented move of the Holy Ghost like we've never seen in our lifetime.
"Thus saith God, 'I'm coming after the strongholds that have ruled over this nation for decades, and I am pulling them down by the power of the Spirit of God.'
"For the violence that you see in the land, the roaring that you hear over our nation, is demon spirits that are crying out because the angels of the Lord have come to silence them for this hour.
"And just as the world has put a mask on the church and put a muzzle on the people of God—the spirit of intimidation that has risen against the church—I, the Lord thy God, am going to take that spirit, and I'm going to put it on the world.
"And the heavens that have been brass, says the Lord, I'm breaking them by the power of the Holy Ghost.
"For four years, saith God, from 2021 through 2024 is the last final harvest, saith God, that is going to hit the church.
"No demon will be able to stop the glory of God that's coming. Get ready, says the Lord, for the holiness of God is coming up in this hour. And I, the Lord thy God, will take no back seat to a man.
"For what I'm getting ready to do, says the Lord, will not be known by personality or name but it will be known by the power of the Holy Ghost. I am going to pull down strongholds over this nation.
"There is a roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, saith God. I'm going to release divine healing upon the nation.
"I am also coming after a generation of young people that have never been in church, that have never known God.
"I'm going to invade the homosexual community, and I'm going to set them free by the power of the Holy Ghost.
"There is anointing, saith the Lord, that I am releasing over this nation. Just as the laws have come out of this city in the natural, saith God, there is now a law being released out of heaven that says my church will not be silent.
"For I am raising up, Hallelujah, mighty men.
"For the spirit of Jezebel has ruled over this nation for a century. But I have raised up an Elijah anointing, saith God, that's going to break the spirit of Jezebel, and there's going to be peace in the land.
"There's going to be silence among the liberals, saith the Lord, and I'm going to put a war in the mouth of my people even to the age of young 5- and 6-year-olds.
"The glory of God is getting ready to come down upon this nation.
"Give a shout, saith the Lord. For I have not forgotten thee. I will never leave thee. I will never forsake thee.
"For greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
"There is a liberty, saith the Lord, that I am releasing over this land. And it is a harvest of souls. Your churches are going to fill up. Your children are going to praise the Lord. Your bodies are going to be healed because I declare it, saith God, and it shall be done, saith God."
Steve Rees is a former general assignment reporter who, with one other journalist, first wrote about the national men's movement Promise Keepers from his home in Colorado. Rees and Promise Keepers Founder Bill McCartney attended the Boulder Vineyard. Today Rees writes in his free time.