The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Everyone I know, including us has gone to see Jesus Revolution, the movie. Have you? If not, you might want to go see it. Many have been talking about the Asbury revival and how it's spreading across the nation. God is stirring excitement amongst believers. That revival is here - that revival is coming to a city near you. I just loved that Asbury refused to have "big" names and "popular" worship leaders lead. They just wanted JESUS to be known. Such authentic repentance and authentic revival. Whoohoo!
Before the Asbury revivals became public knowledge, I have had a vision repeating for 4 Thursday nights in a row in our home group. The vision was fire on our roof line above the living room where we meet. The fire of course was supernatural. I sensed that the Lord was going to do something with our group. We have been postured for revival for some time. Our group allows the Holy Spirit to lead us each week. No agenda, no scheduled anything unless the Lord puts it on someone's heart and is confirmed. It's a sweet night of authentic and deep prayer, worship, discussing the Word and fellowship.
Two weeks ago, I had the same vision of the fire and then it went into another vision during worship. In the vision, Jesus was sitting in an empty chair near me. He opened up a blueprint, looked at it and then smiled big. He jumped up from the chair and one by one He came to each of us and washed our feet and prayed a blessing over us. Each one of us bowed down in humility after He washed our feet. As He was finishing up the last one, all 3 of our external doors opened up and 100's of angels came in. They were swirling around us and throughout the house. When I shared that vision with the home group, one person said they felt the angels wings on his head and the other said she heard the angels singing with us. I sensed that the Lord was demonstrating His blueprint for revival.
Let's read this passage (long) but it will set the stage for what I want to share.
2 Chronicles 33: Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in
Jerusalem fifty-five years. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. 4 He built altars in the temple of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, “My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever.” 5 In both courts of the temple of the Lord, he built altars to all the starry hosts. 6 He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.
7 He took the image he had made and put it in God’s temple, of which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever. 8 I will not again make the feet of the Israelites leave the land I assigned to your ancestors, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them concerning all the laws, decrees and regulations given through Moses.” 9 But Manasseh led Judah and the people of Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites. 10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
11 So the Lord brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon. 12 In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. 13 And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is God. 14 Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate and encircling the hill of Ophel; he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.
15 He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the Lord, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city. 16 Then he restored the altar of the Lord and sacrificed fellowship offerings and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the Lord, the God of Israel. 17 The people, however, continued to sacrifice at the high places, but only to the Lord their God.
18 The other events of Manasseh’s reign, including his prayer to his God and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, are written in the annals of the kings of Israel.
19 His prayer and how God was moved by his entreaty, as well as all his sins and unfaithfulness, and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself—all these are written in the records of the seers. 20 Manasseh rested with his ancestors and was buried in his palace. And Amon his son succeeded him as king.
This guy Manasseh was a bad dude! He did so much evil in the sight of the Lord. He reminds me of some of the leaders we have in our country and who have been doing much evil against God first and foremost but also the people of America (and other countries too). We have been seeing evil practiced in plain sight. They no longer hide. They are bold and dangerous and down right disgusting! We have strayed so far from the Truth in our country. It's been a slow fade for decades. We have little by little relinquished our freedoms, our belief in God and Truth and frankly the Church has been apathetic. We have allowed so much in the name of "tolerance" or "grace". We have strayed so far from God. We are no better than any of the Churches in the Book of Revelation. Ouch! But True!
I've been in the books of Chronicles for several months now and the there is a pattern. Kings did evil in the sight of the Lord and led people astray. Eventually, they were taken out. Some of the kings did right in God's eyes and were blessed. Manasseh gives us a blueprint. I shared this passage with our home group last week and we talked in depth about it and what it did was CONVICT us. It convicted us to pray then and continuously over our leaders. God desires that none should perish. We prayed over Soros, Gates, Obama, Biden and more. These people would fit the description of doing evil in the sight of the Lord.
We've been talking about the Asbury Revival and the Jesus Revolution movie. I don't think it's a coincidence that they are happening at the same time. I don't think it's a coincidence that I've been having the visions for the past months. I don't think it's coincidence that God has had me in Chronicles and seeing the repeated patterns and themes. When Manassah personally repented, when he turned from His wicked ways, revival came to that nation.
Years ago a dog trainer was teaching our dog how to like kids. One comment he made was a quite profound statement - Leadership runs down the leash!! What? Everything is a top down mentality in life. Leaders lead by example, whether good or bad. If the owner of a business is a tyrant, the employees aren't happy and it's not a fun place to work. If the pastor of a church is demonstrating humility and repentance, the congregants follow. The same is true in marriages and relationships. We as Christians need to lead by example. We are all leaders. We have a circle of influence.
Answer these questions? Do you want to see Revival? Do you want to see our country turn back to the Biblical principles it was founded on? Are you willing to do whatever it takes?
REVIVAL IS WHAT Asbury, Jesus Revolution and Manasseh have in common. Revival comes to those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Who desire and love what God loves! He loves people! He wants a pure spotless Bride. He wants all to come into the Kingdom. That's revival!
1. Confess Sins & Repentance - Ask the Lord to show you what you need to repent for?
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
A great article about repentance - https://jakekail.com/how-to-know-if-repentance-is-real-look-for-this-fruit/?fbclid=IwAR3znYGlQLjqifSwTbM5jXk55j3rwjhSTqIJDcEJmwojVMoNBRqMtsNA_oY
2. Humility - we need to be humble, have a broken & contrite spirit before the Lord!
James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord
3. . Prayer for Leaders - pray with a humble spirit. Pray for their hearts to turn towards God. Pray for them to have a divine encounter with the Lord Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.Revival begins with YOU. Revival begins with ME. It starts with us and then it spreads like wildfire!
There's a cost to REVIVAL - and it's opposite of APATHETIC!
Are we willing to invite the outcast, the ones we don't feel comfortable around, the drug addict, the pedophile, the LGBTQ, those practicing witchcraft and others into our homes and churches? When we lived in Kansas City, we had all of the above visit or attend our home group and we are willing to do it again!
Are we willing to invest in them? Did someone invest in you when you got saved? Are you willing to mentor them. Are you willing to love them exactly where they are? God says they will know we are Christians by our LOVE!!
Come on - let's do this!!!! Go Revival! Go Church!
Prayer & Praise -
1. Ken's work has been steady - not quite 40 hours every week..but seeming to be more stable. Thankful! He also is picking up a few Saturday jobs. Pray for his strength and the ability to get true rest on his one day off. (Except now we are preparing for taxes- pray we do not owe)
2. Pray for complete healing and especially sleep still for me. It's been pretty intense.
3. I am working hard on book one! Lots happening there and thankful for a good friend helping me out. If you have a story you'd like to share, reach out to me please. Here's what I'm looking for. What is something you prayed for and how did God answer it or not? It can be funny, serious or heart wrenching. I can scribe while you share. Pray for mental motivation as lacking sleep makes it difficult to concentrate and focus on the task.
4. Please pray for provision -we are unfortunately having to put some of our expenses on credit card - not so comfortable with that... Pray for more open doors for Ken or for me to have some Tasting Party's/new customers through Thrive Life. I love doing it!
Please let me know how I can pray for you. I so appreciate you reaching out and letting me know!
Hugs, love and prayers.
Ken & Michele Cole
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