The LORD gave me the basis of this some seven years ago, but this morning He’s had me review and update it quite considerably.
The LORD is still talking a lot about preparing The Church for Revival — because many still have little or no idea at all!
Many Pray for Revival with no understanding whatsoever, with no real passion — they just like the sound of it, yet really, they care only for themselves!
I hear constantly about, “God! Send revival HERE, to our Church, but not to our town or city — only to us — as if they’re the only place worthy!”
I even hear them still talking about ‘having Revival this Weekend!’ — almost like it’s a take-away pizza menu!
In all honesty, this has grown smaller, as more Churches wake up to the reality around them.
Sadly, many still believe they can call down Revival as and when it suits their plans! Tell them that it’s, “A Sovereign Move of God!” and they look at you like you’re mad! They still want to retain control!
God talks to me a lot about getting people “prepared and ready“.
The trouble I have is that many folk talk about it coming ‘next Wednesday’ — as if it’s only for a day — or maybe two — rather than a life changing, long-term reality!
God talks to me about the end-time. People talk about their five-year plan to build a mega Church!
I honestly believe Britain still isn’t quite ready, but I believe The USA is already seeing it — before The UK.
That’s because The Church here is so divided, so insular, so suspicious and unwilling to talk about real unity.
The current rift caused by the Anglican Church in The UK is causing many to even believe that a unity is impossible, but I believe God will stay His hand on The UK, despite our stiff-necked arrogance.
He’s still giving us ONE FINAL CHANCE!
Repentance is still key!
To balance this somewhat disappointing view, I also believe there is a fast growing Remnant of Believers who are willing to come together in Unity.
They are lifting each other, and anyone else who will join them, before The LORD.
There is a fast growing Remnant, willing to espouse first-century Church values — at least in principle — and I believe these will do more by demonstrating the Love and Power of the Gospel of Jesus, than The Church has done for centuries.
I have such a solid hope for the coming season — maybe seasons plural — that this Remnant Church, this fast-growing band of real and true Believers, will see Revival and see thousands, even millions, come into The Kingdom of God!
~ 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.