One night, several years ago, we attended night of Prayer.
The LORD kept bringing me to the old Gospel favourite, ‘There is a River’.
There was even some talk and prayer around Wells of Revival and of Rivers of Living Water. Yet the words of that old song kept invading my mind:
“There is a river that flows from deep within
There is a fountain to cleanse the soul from sin
Come to the water, there is a vast supply
There is a river that never shall run dry.”
I left it to concentrate on the Prayers, but it returned and it’s been there on my mind and heart all day!
So, obviously . . . eventually, I asked The LORD about it. He reminded me of these Scriptures, both of which I’ve known and loved for many years.
“Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. . . . . . ” Ezekiel 47:1-6
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:38
I sat with Him for a while until The LORD said, “When My Spirit flows, it will start as a trickle, but it will end up a raging torrent!
Revival is just like that — it starts as a trickle but if you flow with it, it ends up like a raging torrent.
When that happens, that is when everything else goes by the board.
Schedules are wrecked, meals are grabbed on the run, but there remains an overwhelming sense of My Presence and My Love.
That is when you will see spontaneous moments — healings, deliverance, salvation, and so much more.”
Then He added, “I want you to tell people again that I AM coming.
My Spirit is coming like a whirlwind, like a wildfire, like nothing you’ve yet experienced.”
I said, “But LORD, they already know you’re coming!”
He said, “No they don’t!
They’ve heard it and heard it — but they still haven’t yet completely believed it.
Tell them again. You are one of My Watchmen! Tell them!”
Are you all really listening?
I know this is in your head, but has it yet traveled those few inches to your heart?
Have you taken it to heart?
The Holy Spirit is on His way and He’s bringing Revival with Him like a flash flood.
I feel the ground rumble under my feet — it’s coming now! It’s already started —
Can you not see it,?
Can you not hear it?
Can you not feel it?
The Holy Spirit is ‘brooding’ over us today, just as He did at creation, but this time He is releasing The River of Life in Revival!
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.