Revival... a road seldom traveled; it is paved with mighty signs, wonders and divers miracles.
I often ask the Lord, "Where are the men and women who walked in such awesome wonder of your love and power that make the rulers of this dark world tremble? Why are we not seeing similar level of your glory today, manifested healings and diverse miracles like the original church experienced in Bible days?"
For example, the deacon Stephen… "And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people… And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake… And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel." Acts 6:8-15 KJV
Another deacon was Philip… "Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city." Acts 8:5-8 KJV
And of course, there was Peter's ministry… "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. Acts 5: 3-5 KJV
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; … Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one." Acts 5:12-16 KJV
I pray that these original accounts of revival stir up a deep hunger in you that may just burn a fresh fire in you. I say, let it burn, burn and burn you right into God. Continue reading