The Wind is Blowing
Our friend, Gina Gholston, sent me a dream regarding the coming revival and awakening. She saw how Holy Spirit would link the two, bringing not only salvation to the lost, but also the transformation/reformation that comes with a great awakening. It is insightful and encouraging. Gina says:
“I dreamed that I was walking down a hallway in Pastor John Kilpatrick’s church. Pastor John led the great Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, FL, from 1995-2000, which saw over 300,000 people saved. I had sat down for a moment in the foyer. Through the passing crowd of people, I could see a door opened to the sound booth. Inside, I could see Pastor Kilpatrick seated, talking with the sound technician. At that moment, he saw me and motioned for me to come into the room. I went into the sound booth, and he said to me, ‘I know you, don’t I?’
“I said, ‘Yes,’ and reminded him that we had ministered together in a church a few years prior to this.
“He said, ‘Yes, I remember you. I thought I recognized you.’
“Then the dream changed, and we were in the sanctuary. The meeting had started; it was very crowded. Then I heard Pastor Kilpatrick’s voice through the P.A. sound saying, ‘Where’s that girl from Tennessee? Come up here!’
“Reluctantly, I went up onto the stage. Pastor Kilpatrick stood to my left and handed me the microphone. I was very nervous, but lifted the microphone and began to speak. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit encompassed me, and calmly I spoke these four words: ‘The wind is blowing.’ As those words left my mouth, the Spirit of God moved upon Pastor Kilpatrick, and he fell to the floor under the power of God.
“I then began to prophesy, ‘What was will be again, but it will be different this time. It will not be multitudes of people going to one place to find Me. This time there will be “bundles” of people, saturated with My Spirit, going to multiple places where My fire is present. They will be touched by the fire, ignited with My glory and will carry the fire with them as they leave. They will then come in contact with other “bundles” of people, who have also been saturated with the oil of My Spirit and, they, too, will catch fire. They will in turn, spread it to other “bundles.” This is what awakening will look like. This is how My Glory will spread to the nation and the nations.’ And that was the end of the dream.
“When I awoke, the Lord immediately said to me, ‘Revival has remembered and recognized you, [as Pastor John had done in the dream], and it is giving you a platform to release My wind. This wind will fan into flames My fire, that will then ignite My saturated ones. Those who are saturated with the oil of My Spirit will quickly ignite and carry the fire. Revival fire will spread across this nation and into the nations of the world like wildfire on dry grass!’
“I don’t feel that this dream was about Pastor Kilpatrick and me, but who/what we represent. John Kilpatrick represents revival. This was an announcement that the time had come for the unfolding of the prophesied awakening, which will be built on the platform of revival. And this move of God will be greater and more far-reaching than we can even imagine.The ‘platform’ is not referring to a physical structure or stage, but is symbolic. It is the standard, the message, the proclamation upon which God will build. And this spiritual platform will set the tone for the movement. Revival is the message, and as leaders and ministers begin to proclaim this message, an expectation will be ignited within the Body of Christ.
“The platforms of ministry will no longer be our gifts and abilities. Church will no longer be about coming together for a ritualistic gathering that may, at best, create a momentary emotional touch but not an atmosphere in which people can experience a life-changing encounter with God. As in the dream, the wind of the Spirit is blowing to once again stoke the flames of revival in those who are ignitable. As we devote ourselves to God in prayer and obedience, believing His Word, believing the true prophets, and praying in the Holy Ghost, we, like those in the dream, are being saturated with the oil of His presence, becoming fuel for the flame of God!
“Revival will not be defined by a few consecutive nights when we gather in a building for some preplanned meetings. Revival is and will be glory revealed. Revival is the restoration of life. It is undeniable power, demonstrated to bring undeniable change. Revival is an awakening alarm to those who have been lulled to sleep by the deceiving tones of a godless culture. The message is Christ in us, working through us to demonstrate His transforming power. This type of revival will the ‘platform.’
“ This revival will not be in only one geographical location, a move of God where everyone goes to receive a touch from God. This will be more than that! I do believe there will be specific places ignited to burn with the fire of God’s demonstrated presence, but this will be much broader than that. And all that occurs will be about His Glory and His fame being made known to and through His Body. If we embrace this truth, surrender our lives, and surrender our platforms for the proclamation of His platform, we will be used for the unfolding of His plan.
“We are the generation of those who seek God (Psalm 24:6), and we will see that for which we have believed. We will not resist the move of God, we will step into it. And we will rise as the ignited ones, experiencing and carrying the fire of His manifested Glory as He works through us to transform the world.”
Pray with me:
Father, take us to deeper places in You, beyond just the surface. Expose and deliver us from all the things we’ve substituted for You. Produce fresh fire in us. We must experience this fire to be part of the company advancing forward with You in this time! Take us below the surface, beyond the manageable form that has appeased our comfort levels. Take us past the forms that produce just enough to say You are near but do not provoke the full surrender that occurs when You are fully present! May we all be touched by the fire of Your glory, and may it provoke us to pursue Your depths, losing ourselves in Your Glory as You consume us with Your fire! May we be transformed from coldness or lukewarmness into those burning with Your power and manifested presence. We put on Christ. We put on the righteous robes of glory/fire so that we are hidden in Him and He can be seen, not us. We live, but it is no longer we who are living, but it is Christ living in and through us (Galatians 2:20)! Show us Your glory, and mark us with Your fire! Amen!
We are the generation of those who will seek the Lord, and we will experience that for which we have believed. We will rise as ignited ones, carrying the fire of His glory as He works through us to transform the world.
Portions of today’s post were contributed by Gina Gholston and taken from her book, Dreams of Awakening. You can find out more about Gina here.
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