I find this to be a very interesting word today. Why you might ask? I have found that people are not open to a real move of God.
Let me explain why I would say this. People that want to be apart of what God is doing will travel for miles to be where a revival is taking place. They go because they want more of God. However, once you became born-again you have all of God on the inside.
Galatians 2:20 No longer I that liveth BUT Christ that liveth in me!
However, in a great revival wonderful things take place in the lives of those that attend. Many are healed, many receive freedom and deliverance from addictions of any kind, while some may receive a calling on their life to go into full-time ministry and the list goes on and on.
You may ask how I know this. Over the years of being in the ministry I have been in such awe to see God work in the lives of so many people from all over the world. You can never put God in a box; we put ourselves in a box only to miss so many blessings.
What I am finding is that Satan is blinding some from a move of God because he counterfeits some of the things that happen during a revival. This should not surprise us. Remember in Exodus when Moses went to Pharaoh, Aaron extended the rod toward the Nile River but Pharaoh’s magicians were able to perform the same thing. Satan was able to use people to counterfeit what God was doing to a certain point.
Satan does the same thing today to try and quench a move of God. He wants to counterfeit as much as he can so that people will not believe that God could be moving. This is a dangerous thing to say that it is not God when it very well could be. When we are not sure, we should keep our mouth closed and wait and see.
Churches will actually stop the Holy Spirit from moving in a service due to fear of there being a counterfeit. Perhaps the ministries are not able to explain what is taking place.
As I thought about this I wondered, “Don’t we use money, passports, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, etc?” These everyday things can all be counterfeited!
My prayer would be this for all the ministers that have never experienced a revival where things take place that no one can explain; go to one! Do not be religious where you think things can only be done one way and one way only; that is not God! He does things HIS way.
Remember in Isaiah 55:8 He said “My ways are NOT your ways.” So my question to you is: How would you even begin to understand all the ways and things of God? It is an impossible task!
If you are a minister and are praying for revival to come to your church then you must step out of the way, even though you may not understand, and let God do what He does best.
Do not allow fear to come because people can “get in the flesh.” It may be that the person just needs help.
However, if you and your church are praying for revival to come to then understand that revival will come in a way that you do not expect. It will not look like what you thought it would look like, people will come from everywhere and they won’t dress like you do Revival is messy because people are being saved and set free. Make sure that you are willing to step out of the way and let God be God.