THE GREAT REVIVAL
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain” [James 5:7]
1. The great revival is the latter rain.
It is the ultimate outpouring of the Holy Ghost to prepare and seal the Elect and wise virgins for rapture. This is the capstone revival that seals all revivals and was hid under layers of precepts and shadows. The Bible says: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” [Joel 2:28] The cloven tongues of fire at Pentecost fulfilled precept and shadows [Acts 2:1-4] We know there were no Eskimos, Mongols, Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Nigerians and indeed not “all flesh” were in Jerusalem for the former rain, where Apostle Peter declared: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…” [Acts 2:17] Truly, the “last days” are here and early showers of the latter rain are falling on “all flesh”. The former rain was fire, the latter rain is like lightning that lights up heaven and earth before the coming of the Lord, as it is written: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” [Matthew 24:27] The latter rain is the decisive outpouring of God’s power to preach Christ and fulfill prophecy as foretold: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” [Matthew 24:14]
2. The great revival is Christ judging the Church.
The Bible says: “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” [1 Peter 4:17] The great revival is power of Christ moving through the Church to separate wheat from tares. The brightness of His glory exposes every secret sin and all thoughts and intents of the heart are naked before Him. Holy angels are on duty separating and gathering tares from the harvest field, as it is written: “…and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn” [Matthew 13:30-39] Wise virgins are the wheat and foolish virgins are tares. Tares are gathered first in “bundles” and refers to the “falling away” of sects and denominations into inter-faith groups, as it is written: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” [2 Thessalonians 2:3] As the great revival gathers steam, those who will not endure sound doctrine of Christ are falling across religious divides to foster global religious unity [2 Timothy 4:3] The moves by United Nations and religious leaders to foster universal peace through inter-faith communion sees the “bundles” coming together in fulfillment of prophecy.
3. The great revival is the midnight cry.
This generation is synonymous with Laodicea Church, of which the Lord said: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” [Revelation 3:17] The Church in Laodicea was materially rich but deluded and spiritually comatose. Everywhere you look today, you see shiny cathedrals and sleek jets but this Church is deluded and slumbering, as it is written: “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept” [Matthew 25:5] The great revival is the voice of prophecy; crying to revive the Church in readiness for the appearance of the Lord. It is the Spirit of prophecy warning the Church and saying: “…Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” [Ephesians 5:14] The great revival is the midnight cry at the darkest hour since creation, as the Bible says: “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him” [Matthew 25:6] The midnight cry is the heartbeat of Christ and the voice of “friends of the bridegroom”, who did not sleep but stayed awake to receive Him [John 3:29] The midnight cry is Present Truth and message of the Spirit to the last Church age.
4. The great revival is prophecy fulfilled.
The Bible says: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” [Ephesians 4:13] This promise is fulfilled as the great revival gathers steam. We know that God made man in His own image and was manifest in Christ as prototype of God in man. The early showers of the latter rain are falling and the Elect are coming up in the “measure of the fullness of Christ. As we go deeper into the great revival the expectations of heaven and earth shall be fulfilled in the manifestation of sons of God, as it is written: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” [Romans 8:19] A great army of sons of God is mustering in all nations by the workings of the Holy Ghost. They shall march across the earth with great grace and power, witnessing of Christ and His Coming. The great revival is coming like a fierce storm with authority that the earth had never seen and thus shall the words of Christ be fulfilled; “…He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” [John 14:12] I tell you, the “greater works” are here; if you believe you shall surely see the glory of God, amen [John 11:40]
5. The great revival is the seal of translation.
The Lord Jesus Christ laid the foundation and built His Church on His spotless blood. He is returning to receive the Bride and; “…a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish [Ephesians 5:27] The great revival is the season of separating, cleansing and sealing the Bride and wise virgins for translation at His appearance in clouds of glory. Beloved, there has been no time since Adam when so much prophecy matches reality. The failing economies, social disorder, terror, famine, pestilence and wars are the “beginning of sorrows” and cue for rapture. Our translation is imminent and shall be done; “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” [1 Corinthians 15:52] As the great revival kicks off, we are surrounded by the advance party of angel reapers, marking and sealing the Elect and wise virgins for rapture. First, the Elect; “…are sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise” [Ephesians 1:13] Two, wise virgins are called out of cesspools of Babylon, sanctified and cleansed; “…with the washing of water by the word” [Ephesians 5:26]When the last wise virgin is in, the door of grace shall be shut. I testify that today is the day of salvation. Repent and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, tomorrow may be too late.
Pastor Tego Adesulure