I shared the other day that God does not initiate Revival — God waits for a cry!
He waits for the sound of distinction to penetrate the deepest realms of His Glory.
God waits to hear the voice of the hungry and thirsty.
God waits — but who will cry out?
I believe true Revival happens in the Prayer Closet — NOT in the Pulpit!
Revival is carried in womb of Intercession and Birthed in the Room of Divine Consecration and Separation.
There is an absolute necessity for the Rebuilding and Restoration of the broken down Altars in this hour — going back to the Altars in prayer with a “Cry for Revival,” should be on the hearts of all Believers in this critical hour.
The Destiny of the Next Generation depends on our willingness to make the sacrifices we need to make NOW — in the Place of Prayer!
Fervent, unrelenting Prayer is crucial for true Revival and the move of God.
Without Prayer, there can be no Revival or Spiritual Awakening, and make no mistake, there will be strange fires, false revivals and counterfeit moves that will draw in many only to lead them into the pit of greater deception and destruction.
God is Rebuilding Altars of True Revival and raising Tables of Reconciliation in this hour, while Jezebel is constructing counterfeit altars and laying tables of defiled delicacies before a generation who are blinded by her powerful and enticing demonic antics.
But who will cry out?
Prayer is a sacrifice and act of labor in the realm of God. The sweet smelling sacrifice of Prayer is what provokes the falling of Fire, and a manifestation of the Rain of His Presence.
We know that throughout history, Revivals have only been birthed through seasons of Dedicated and Fervent Prayer.
I often think of The Azusa Street Revival, which was a True Revival that was achieved only through hours of daily Prayer.
I hear The Spirit say, ”Watch — for I AM raising up Keepers of the Flame — those who will become Living Sacrifices upon the Altar!
Listen, for I call you, My Righteous Remnant, to Repair, to Rebuild and to Restore the broken down Altars and to prepare the Living Sacrifice that My Fire may fall.
I call you to Build Me Tables of Reconciliation, where the Living Bread and the New Wine of My Spirit can be poured out upon The Nations.
Watch, as Homes will become Altars and Tables of Reconciliation — Places of Divine Habitation for My Glory — Goshens that shall be a light in the midst of the darkness!”
Our generation must recognize the necessity of Prayer and be willing to go back to The Altar if we desire true Revival.
Without Prayer, there is a danger of a whole generation passing without the transformative power of God.
Revival is not achieved through preaching alone, but through the fervent and dedicated prayers of believers….
It is a call for our generation to recognize the significance of prayer and to make it a priority in our lives.
Prayer is not an easy task, but it requires sacrifice, labor, and humility.
Just as the saints of old understood the power of prayer, we must also understand that our prayers are not just mere words, but a demonstration of our commitment to God and His will.
When we come before God in Prayer, He sees our sacrifice and the labor we put into seeking Him. He acknowledges our willingness to humble ourselves and depend on Him for guidance and direction.
Prayer is not just a religious duty, but an act of deep love and devotion to God.
In The Realm of God, Prayer is considered a significant Sacrifice: But who will cry out?
In Colossians 4:12, Paul speaks of Epaphras, who fervently prayed for the believers in order for them to stand perfect and complete in the will of God.
Prayer is not just a means to an end, but a way to intimately connect with God and seek His will in our lives and for our Regions and Nations.
It is only when we raise Altars of Prayer, that the Fire of God falls — just as in the Old Testament, when sacrifices were offered on the Altar, The Fire of God consumed them!
But who will build an Altar… and who will become The Living Sacrifice?
In the same way, when we offer our Prayers as sacrifices on The Altar, The Fire of God falls upon us….
Prayer is the only fuel that ignites The Fire of Revival!
With Azusa Street, it was only after months of Praying, that the cloud of incense was filled, and The Fire of God fell.
I think of Elijah, and how after the Altar was built and the Sacrifice was prepared that The Fire fell, the hearts of the people were turned back to God, and Elijah then said, ”Go up,…I hear the Sound of the Abundance of Rain!” (1 Kings 18:41)
Elijah went up upon Mount Carmel and put his head between his knees — Elijah goes into a BIRTHING POSITION — and he begins to PRAY.
Elijah tells his servant to go up and look toward the Sea, and while the Servant was looking — Elijah was Praying — crying Out to God!
Ha! I believe that while the tears of Intercession fell into the hard soil of that cursed and barren land, so the Incense of his Prayers were rising and filling the golden bowls, and while the fervent Prayers of Elijah went forth, so the Glory Clouds in The Realm of The Spirit, were building and gathering.
And it was only when the Glory Clouds were full, thick, heavy and at the point of breaking and bursting forth, did a small cloud the size of a man’s hand begin to rise from the deeper realms, the Power of Prayer made manifest in the earthly realm,
“And on the Seventh time,…it happened that a Cloud as small as a man’s hand,…began to rise out of the sea,…the Sky became black with clouds and the Winds blew,..and the heavy rain began to fall” 1 Kings 18:44-45
The Power of Prevailing and fervent Prayer brought a manifestation of the Abundance of Rain into the earth realm — and the Rain of His Glory fell upon the barren and drought stricken land and the Curse was reversed,..and the sentence of death and destruction over The Nation was lifted!
When true Revival comes, it breaks down every barrier of race, class, and education. It will be a Divine Move of The Holy Spirit that will surpass all human limitations and expectations.
If we are to see true Revival, if we are to see the Divine Intervention of God that will Reverse the Curse over our Nations, we must be willing to go back to The Altar, and to lay ourselves down upon The Altars as Living Sacrifices.
We must relinquish all our fleshly desires and seek God’s Face like never before!
Friends, if we do not seek Revival through fervent and unrelenting Prayer in this hour, there is a real and present danger of an entire generation passing without experiencing the transformative and reformative power of God… But who will cry out?
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.”
So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.”
Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”
Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” 1 Kings 18:41-45
Living Sacrifices to God
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” Romans 12:1-3
“You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West