Summary: Southern California has become a dead dry graveyard, a valley of dead dry bones. A place where once the spirit of God was so mightily present it was likened to a blazing forest fire out of control. This area which once housed the greatest revival of the
Prophecy the coming of the Lord, Can these dead bones live again?
HHM Oct 13, 2002
Southern California has become a dead dry graveyard, a valley of dead dry bones,
A place where once the spirit of god was so mightily present it was likened to a blazing forest fire out of control …
This area which once housed the greatest revival of the past few centuries has lost it’s its fire, its passion to serve the Lord.
It was a blaze that’s flame could be seen around the world
Now the churches smolder with the burnt embers of past glory and tradition..
Sitting on the porch of indifference, and in their rocking chairs of past glory
The churches in this Nation today have become status quo institutions where as long as we don’t upset the apple cart we will survive.
Never chancing to press into the Spirit of God, looking for a new revelation or even more…. a new revival.
A revival where the Spirit of God would fall and people could be healed with the passing of a man ministering this word on the street
Sounds crazy … sounds out of the ordinary, Things of God are not ordinary they are supernatural and mysterious
Acts 5: 14 - 16
14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. 16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
The churches in this Nation today which were once houses of prayer have become centers of entertainment.
There was a day when people would travel for hundreds let alone thousands of miles to see a move of God in an area.
Today …If a preacher doesn’t amuse or tickle the congregation enough the people squawk and start to complain…. Where is the show preacher ?
In 1906 in a small place not far from where we are now…
The focal point of the early Pentecostal revival which began in 1906 ….. It was right here in Los Angeles, California. On Azusa Street
Whole movements were birthed from this revival…. Seeds of great churches and organizations were pioneered in that day from these faithful souls
These people were different… they we ushering in a new dispensation one of faith and commitment,
A day where the spirit of God would fall and thousands would be saved and healed at a time
I just got a report 2 days ago that meetings in the Philippines drew over 2 million to a revival site where the Spirit of the Lord was ministering
2 million and in this country we can’t get them into at least a church on a Sunday.
Why because they have Lives and things to do…. Things more important then God
Where is this countries Commitment, ?? I guess not to Him
In that day they were unpopular and look insane to the world
Kind of like Gideon’s army to the world in that day, Foolish and not what we think would be best to do Battle.
But it’s not how we think…. but how the LORD SEES it.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
The fire of the Holy Ghost broke out into the streets of this nation in that day people were touched healed and a land was set ablaze.
This city could not contain it …. And the newspapers could not explain it.. Search out the 1906 Azusa Street revival you might be very surprised.
So what happened? What changed? … People, is the answer…
Where once the people were praying and seeking the face of our Lord Putting Him first…
Pressing onto the place of the most highs love and tenderness
Petitioning the Father for His Spirit and Power
We have become familiar and lax, negligent in tending to the Fire of the past great revival.
Fanning its flames with prayer and dedication unto the Lord
We have become a society of lazy souls when it comes to the pursuit of the things of GOD.
Living on the past Glories that were deposited so many years ago
Realizing we are running Low on resource and now starting to running a tab for the future with no way to pay for it
What I am saying is that it is Gods mercy and grace is what this nation is running ….on instead of Power which is derived from a God who is petitioned for His Strength