Our Lord has a holy remnant in every nation. And right now He is preparing a people who have stirred themselves to lay hold of Him. In small churches and gatherings all over the globe — in China, India, Europe, Africa, North and South America — a cry is rising, and it’s getting more intense:
“Oh, God, come down! Send your Holy Ghost fire! Melt away all flesh and manifest Your presence.”
They know that Jesus’ words to His disciples apply to them as well: “My Spirit will change everything, in a moment’s time. All mountains of hardness and unbelief will melt away, and everyone who has stood against you will now come flocking.” When this happens, there will be no advertising of the event — no television cameras, no featured evangelist, no organizers staging a “revival.” Instead, there will be only a desperate, hungry people waiting on the Lord to reveal Himself in His glory and saving power.
God’s people know He is the only sustaining source in these troubling times, and soon the world is going to know it. As the economy sinks deeper worldwide — as Iran and Russia become more threatening, and global calamities occur — people won’t tolerate a message of self-fulfillment. They will demand to know the reality of God in a world spinning out of control.
The promise that God gave to Isaiah applies today:
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4, my italics).