We need to learn God’s ways.
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (1 Peter 5:5)
This end-time move of God is not going to come through prideful “celebrity Christianity.” It is going to come through those who are humble and contrite in heart.
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. (Luke 14:11)
For 20 years, Mike Bickle has facilitated 24/7 prayer and worship in Kansas City. This is a quote from him: “On May 7, 1999, I gathered together a few singers, musicians and worship leaders to launch a prayer meeting in an old trailer. We affectionately referred to it as the ‘Bethlehem Stable’ because we knew that God uses humble beginnings to birth things dear to His heart.”
On 11/11/09 revival broke out in Kansas City. It was the “real deal” with many healings and salvations. It was led by young people and there was no celebrities. Most of the Church was oblivious to this move of God, even though the meetings were broadcast nightly on God TV. I believe they were oblivious because they had been so disillusioned with what had just happened in Lakeland with a “celebrity-led revival” that was full of mixture and ended in public scandal.
After a year, Mike Bickle received a prophetic word to end the nightly revival meetings in Kansas City and to focus on praying for the next wave of revival that would be so much greater.
Ten years later, every indication is that we are on the verge of another major wave of revival. I believe it is going to come in places we least expect.
“After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it…” (Acts 15:16)
This is an excerpt of a prophetic word from the late Jill Austin. Prior to The Fullness of Time conference in 2012, there was a dream and a vision where two different intercessors saw Jill trying to get a message to the Church.
I think this was the message she was trying to convey and it is a NOW word for the Church:
“He says, ‘There has come a religious professionalism to the conference scene.’ I just feel like you are going to be breaking, breaking an old kind of conference thing – this professionalism of the speakers. It’s going to be more like Tent City. A lot of unknown faces, unknown people. Young, old, women, men, different colors are going to be preaching – signs and wonders. There is going to be an anointing. I just kept feeling like the Lord says, ‘Get ready!’
And there is going to be a sound. There is going to be an angel now. There is going to be an angel that is going to stand over the tent and there is going to be a trumpet and there is going to be a sound of trumpets…..I see that angels are going to be releasing a sound and people are going to say, ‘I don’t just want to go to that conference, I want to go where there are tent meetings that are emerging all over the nations.’
There is going to be a catalytic spark. He is going to start to birth it. But it’s going to start to become a new kind of thing where people are going to want to come and sit in the dirt.
I just feel like we are going to start moving in a thing where it’s much more home-grown, much more real, much more ‘The feel of the nations.’ I kept feeling like the Lord said, ‘New breed.’ Different ages. And then I saw The Voice of Healing (magazine) and I saw all men on it. The Lord says, ‘No, that will offend My heart. I want to kill the Old Boys Club. I want family. I want fathers and mothers, all ages, all colors. I want those that carry the weight of heaven.’
The Lord says, ‘There is a new anointing, and it’s tabernacling. It’s an anointing of the Tent of the Meeting. It’s an anointing of Houses of Prayer on the move.'”