I want to make a statement with the greatest spiritual authority possible, a statement backed by a covenant as sure as the one made to Noah. There is going to be a final, midnight hour revival, one which shall break forth on all sides. Zion will travail and many, many children will be given to her. There will be great singing and shouting, and Zion will say, “Where have all these come from?” It will be a revival of righteousness.
I have heard old-time preachers speak of a last revival for years. One dear friend has been preaching it for over sixty years. Now the young preachers are praying for revival; they want to see God work in this day, not just read about it in books. It is not enough to simply preach on past revivals. Why pray, why seek revival, if it is not promised in the Bible? If the Bible says we are beyond hope, let’s just evangelize and preach, and not be concerned about results. But, if revival is promised, Christians need to see it, lay hold of it, and pray with faith knowing that God has promised to do it. Is it in His Word? Yes, the promise is found in Isaiah 54. This is one of the most important chapters in God’s Word for this generation. We are clearly told here what God intends to do with His church, His people, in the last days. This chapter prophesies what is going to happen at Times Square Church, as well as everywhere else where hungry hearts exist. It will happen in Russia, in China, in every land, every island of the sea, from the North Pole to the South.
The church is going to experience an undeserved outpouring of love, mercy, and kindness. It is going to come in a time of great affliction, with a tempest raging, with anxiety on all sides, when society is being tossed about. God swears He is going to reveal Himself in great kindness: “But with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. . . . My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee” (Isaiah 54:8-10). What God is saying to the church, He is also saying to individual believers. God is speaking to those “afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted” (Isaiah 54:11).