Back in the mid-late 90s there was a tremendous move of God that swept the world. Revivals were taking place in all sorts of places, the Holy Spirit was changing lives in new ways and there were Visions and Dreams aplenty.
By the early noughties we were still singing the words “This is the Year” (from The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord) and yet frustration and a sense of disappointment was creeping in. Why was the Brownsville Revival not spreading everywhere? Where was this wave that was prophesied over England and Europe? When? Why? Why Not? How? How Not?
I can, of course, only speak for myself and based upon my observations and conversations but there was definitely a disappointment that swept in and affected me and definitely seemed to affect the Church as a body.
And then, Suddenly, something changes.
I was listening to some old CDs from the late 90s and hearing the great songs that were sung back then (but don’t really get sung today) and God spoke.
I was driving along, listening to the songs and belting them out, when I felt such a calming presence envelope me and I really felt God saying that His Word is still true and it still stands. I also felt Him saying that His promises WILL be fulfilled.
Now, I don’t know about you but I can often find myself wondering if I’d eaten some bad cheese or been watching too much TV etc and then question wether or not what I was hearing was true… and yet there is a continued sense of the fulfillment of the promises.
There’s something changing at the moment – there seems to be a new hunger and passion in people and there seems to be a renewed authority in the spoken word. I don’t know if this is the beginning of God fulfilling His promises, or a reminder of who He is and that He is always with us and working within us – but there is definitely something stirring.
I’ve been reminded a lot of Gods promises in the Bible and the timescales involved with some of those and it’s given me a renewed Hope and Faith in all that was prophesied and spoke and all that we felt God doing back then. It’s also given me a new hunger to seek out God and His promises more and more.
I don’t know if this resonates with any of you reading this but if it does please let me know.
The one thing I know is that this is going to get interesting and I cannot wait!