Right now a pastor is strangely restless about this Sunday. They feel a disturbance in the spirit realm. They may have just been awakened from sleep to get up, pray and make drastic changes. They are tossing out their prepared sermon and frantically writing something new. The same troubling is in the people. Something about this morning feels different—very different.
This is the Sunday after Easter and the attendance is supposed to be low. That’s why God thinks it’s perfect for the fire to fall. Ask me how I know.
This afternoon I felt a vicious attack of Satan—not just on me, it felt widespread. I dove into my prayer room to understand. The Holy Spirit explained that Satan can tell when he is about to suffer a great loss and it enraged him. He knows fire is coming to a church somewhere—this Sunday.
Then the Lord reminded me of the message He had me write called Small Churches God’s secret weapon. (You can use this link to read it) https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5rP
That was my first warning about what would happen this Sunday. The fuse may be something completely surprising. It may ignite at the first note of a song. A bold saint may march to the front and kneel and start praying. A complete stranger may walk in and ask of 5 minutes to address the people. The pastor might strike lightning in the pulpit and preach from a dimension the people will seize for revival.
No matter how it begins—look out! Weeping will come automatically. Repentance will appear without effort. Healings will stun the onlookers. The pure and righteous excitement of a true revival will capture the church.
Somewhere in America, the early symptoms of a divine takeover are already present. Today a church that thinks its small and perhaps unimportant, or even forgotten, is about to have heaven come down on them—a downpour of Glory.
This not just a warning, and a promise, it’s instructions. I am writing you instructions that are not mine…they are His. Do not do church as usual. Pastor God may order you to confess “we are the church where fire will fall this morning.” That simple declaration may be all it takes to touch off the explosion.
God is going to overrule the church schedule. There may be a total suspension of programs and extended meetings. Don’t try to bring in a guest unless you get a direct order. I leave you with these timeless instruction from R.A. Torrey:
“When any church can be brought to the place where they will recognize their need of the Holy Spirit, and take their eyes off from all men, and surrender absolutely to the Holy Spirit’s control, and give themselves to much prayer for His outpouring, and present themselves as His agents, having stored the Word of God in their heads and hearts, and then look to the Holy Spirit to give it power as it falls from their lips, a mighty revival in the power of the Holy Ghost is inevitable.”