Forty years ago, we had a small prayer group at church that met every Tuesday. God blessed us each time we met with miraculous healings and obvious answered prayers; far beyond anything we had ever seen before. Our numbers increased each week as people discovered a personal relationship with the living Lord Jesus.
At one of these meetings, Carol, one of the members, announced her husband’s company had transferred them to Colorado from here in Kansas City. We had become a very close-knit group and everyone grieved to see her go.
Suddenly, in my mind’s eye I saw a huge map of the United States. Jesus came up from the southwest with a large bushel basket of dry leaves and dumped them right on Kansas City. He then bent down, cupped His hands, and blew on the leaves. The pile immediately caught fire and blew little embers all over the map which ignited each place they fell.
Our sadness turned to joy as we realized the Lord had prepared us in this little prayer group to love and care for one another with His love and power. Carol and her family were being sent on a mission to go out and start new revival fires in His name.
Within two weeks, another shared her family would soon move out of state. Others followed until about half the group had scattered throughout the United States. Eventually, Jesus scattered others as far as Australia.
When the Holy Spirit gives a prophecy, it often has an immediate fulfillment, but a long-term meaning also.
Now forty years later, everywhere I go people speak of the need for a sweeping, earth-changing revival. Others cry out about the challenges they face in their personal lives.
Will you join us in praying for lives to be supernaturally changed; for God to give people a new heart and heal them from the inside out? For Him to release people from wasted lives, seeminglys incurable diseases, and life-ruining bondages?
That’s what Jesus came to do. He left His Holy Spirit with us to complete the work He began. Will you let Him use you in whatever way He chooses? He is waiting to hear your response.