A Powerless Revival
AC 19:15 One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but
who are you?" 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such
a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
How many miracles did the Pharisees perform while Jesus was here? The answer, none. The
fact of the matter is, that anyone who persecutes Jesus through the Fishermen that He flows through will have no power
to perform miracles from God in their lives. There is a revival beginning just like in Jesus day, but we will likely see the
same scenario play out all over again. You will see servants that love and obey Jesus walking in God's power and blessing
on one side, and a bunch of critical, religious, powerless, Pharisees on the other side. The reason that demons knew
who Paul was is because he walked in Jesus' humility and love.
AC 9:4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute
me?" 5 "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. 6 "Now get
up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."
The bottom line is that when you persecute Jesus sheep, you are persecuting Him, and unless
people get knocked off of their religious donkey's, things will never change and their spiritual lives will
remain stagnant and impotent. Whatever has been hindering God's ability to flow through you in power must be eliminated in
your life, and eliminated quickly. God's time to choose who will qualify to be used in power for this harvest
has come and we cannot afford to be found wanting. Things like spiritual pride, unrighteous judgment, criticizing, and slandering
must stop and be repented of in order to maintain a strong anointing from God.
EPH 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day
of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
We must stop grieving God's spirit by maliciously attacking and judging people as though
we are the be all end all of what God is doing in the earth. We must remember the state we were in when Jesus reached down
and saved us. We were lost, wretched, and full of sin and flaws. Is it now right that we so severely malign other servants
of Jesus? I do not think so. We must live a life full of love, not arrogance, and we must pray that God gives us a much deeper
love and compassion for the lost and for our fellow brothers and sisters. May God humble us all so that He can flow through
us in full power during this coming time of revival.
JAS 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds
done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts,
do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual,
of the devil. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full
of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.