The word “revival” often carries some baggage. It can bring to mind an old-fashioned religious church service or tent meeting. But there is so much more to revival than a church meeting! Revival is a completely renewed and transformed way of life!
Once you experience personal revival in your own life, you cannot help from changing the world around you.
We can have revival in our homes, workplaces, churches or cities. But first, we need a personal revival of the Holy Spirit moving in our lives.
Revivals are evident with a new love for the Lord, healing, outreach, prophetic words and supernatural encounters. When God moves in our lives it is evident, as people around us will be drawn to it.
There is so much in the spiritual realm that is shifting and we need to be sensitive to all that is happening right now. There is a turnaround coming!
During the 1960s and 70s, a massive drug, free love, and sex movement hit the United States. One of its leaders was Dr. Timothy Leary, who got his students at Harvard University to take the drug LSD. He coined the phrase,“Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Leary encouraged a generation to rebel and drop out of society.
Then Dr. Billy Graham found the language that helped this group connect with Jesus. He took the saying of Leary and changed it to, “Turn on Christ, tune in to the Bible, and drop out of sin.” Millions of people came to Jesus as a result of Graham’s willingness to love the outcasts and speak their language.
We are facing a similar situation today. People everywhere are in need of God’s love and acceptance. Many of the very people that God is calling us to reach might currently be turned off to the message of Jesus. As we experience personal revival in our own lives, we can catch the wind of the Holy Spirit and tune in to a new language for today.
This happened to me in 2002. I had a sudden personal revival in my life just after being healed of a fatal genetic disease that had killed nearly my entire family. The Lord gave me, and others, some strategies and a new language that helped spark a movement to reach people who were going to psychics. We changed the language of the prophetic and were pioneers for using prophecy and dream interpretation to share God’s love.
God is once again moving in our lives and we are overdue for a revival. The Lord is releasing new strategies, language, sounds and music that are going to once again awaken a generation for Jesus.
Be encouraged! God is doing something new and we need to rise above the negativity. Don’t believe what Satan is saying or pull back in fear. God wants to use you to reach the world right now. It will start by experiencing your own personal revival!
P.S. If you would like to learn more about how to change your world from the inside out and discover the new strategies God is releasing, sign up for my upcoming online workshop: How to Ignite Revival in Your Own Life. It will be 2 hours of power-packed resources to help ignite a personal revival that will impact the world around you!
Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.