Revival Is Here!
Recently Youtube started suggesting some Sean Feucht videos for me. He is doing a tour of open-air worship gatherings around the country.
A little after one hour and 13 minutes into this video, Sean introduced Dr. Charles Karuku, a pastor from Minneopolis. After George Floyd died, God spoke to Dr. Karuku and told him to go to that street corner and start a revival. He and his wife stood on the corner with a bullhorn on Pentacost Sunday. Hundreds of people came from everywhere and a revival broke out on the street corner. They continued the meetings. Thousands of people came, hundreds gave their lives to Christ, and many were baptized right on the street. Then when the riots started and businesses were burning, the Lord spoke to him again about going to Kenosha. They started the Riots to Revival movement and are expecting to see the same move of God all around the country.
Hearing Dr. Karuku speak excited me. A few times, I`ve seen someone really filled and overflowing with the Holy Spirit. I remember seeing a Pakistani pastor who was glowing with God`s glory and gold dust covered his face as he spoke. I`ve seen footage of revivals, like of Claudio Friedzon in the Argentina revival. And something about Dr. Karuku reminded me of it. I don`t know how to explain it, but when I saw him it was like he was radiant with God`s presence. He really looked to me like a guy who is carrying revival, and I got excited!
The Prayer Of Faith For Revival
As I was continuing to watch videos of Sean Feucht`s tours, he was saying “Revival is here! Declare it even if you don`t see it fully yet!”
2 Corinthians 3:13-14 (NRSV) But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence.
I thought of how Mark Hemans heard God say “Go to Indonesia and pray the prayer of faith for revival.” That phrase lit my heart on fire. “The prayer of faith for revival.”
I remembered when God gave us signs of supernatural rain and a supernatural umbrella to point us to the prayer of Elijah. I wrote about those supernatural events in the article Supernatural Rain in my House. Then in Elijah, the Prayer of Faith, and Supernatural rain, I wrote about what Elijah`s story teaches us about the prayer of faith. Elijah turned a nation from idolatry back to God. He prayed for rain and sent his servant seven times to look for a cloud, and when his servant finally saw a small cloud the size of a man`s hand, he told the King “Hurry before the rain stops you!”
Do You See The Cloud?
This is what I felt like the Lord is saying. The small cloud is here. It`s time to get excited and like Elijah declared “Hurry up! It`s gonna rain!” we declare “revival is here!” Even when we see just a small cloud like what has started happening at Dr. Karuku`s street meetings. I think Sean has it right. Revival is here, so let`s get engaged with what God is doing!