As I write this mandate, I am on my way to speak at a conference in Italy. The theme is Apostles and Prophets. I have sensed over the past few months a need to re-establish foundations, and the Church at Revival Fires has allowed me to work these out before I go out to the nations.
As I woke this morning I became aware of a fresh stirring of the Spirit. This was followed by a call from God TV asking if they could live stream the Durban Revival on Friday night.
This month of Iyar is a linking month which links Passover to Pentecost. The Lord would say “this is a time when I will join events in our lives that seemed disconnected together. What I did in releasing deliverance I will now join with demonstrations of the Spirit’s power. This is a time to keep in step with the Spirit.” This is going to be a month when God gives a second chance.
In the revival of Hezekiah there is an interesting connection with second chance: 2 Chronicles 30:1-4 “Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem to keep the Passover to the Lord, the God of Israel. For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had taken counsel to keep the Passover in the second month — for they could not keep it at that time because the priests had not consecrated themselves in sufficient number, nor had the people assembled in Jerusalem — and the plan seemed right to the king and all the assembly.”
The people who were unclean and too far away from Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover on the 14 of Nissan were given a second chance and we read that the Passover was celebrated in the 2nd month of Iyar. You may feel that you are in a place of weakness and far away from where the Lord wants you; weakness and circumstances have not allowed you to keep in step with the Spirit. You feel you are not in the right place – spiritually you missed an opportunity. This is the time for you to regain your place of freedom and your sphere of ministry; this is your time for second chance. Like Peter, the flesh is weak but the Spirit is willing.
Iyar is a month to radiate the light of God in the darkness and release the power of the second chance. I believe it’s time to,“Arise and shine for your light has come”.
Be aware of a fresh manifestation of Glory as God manifests His presence and miracles materialise in the lives of people around you. The angelic realm will become more visible in this season and the outpouring of the Spirit will increase.
There are people and ministries and you felt you missed your time but this is your new opportunity to step into what God purposed for you. All you have to do is take the opportunity to celebrate once again His blessing of freedom and release what God imparted to you. Resources which have been held back, which has stopped you moving forward, will begin to be released in unexpected ways as you keep in step with the Spirit.
You are about to move from the not enough to the more than enough!
This has been made very clear to me over the last 24 hours. I was having a conversation with one of the leadership team and said we must find out what God wants to do with the centre of Revival Fires because it needs to fulfil the purpose God had for it when He released the resources to purchase it. It needs to be a spiritual resource centre for the nation and the nations. Then I had a visit from another leader who again spoke of the centre needing to fulfil its purpose.
I woke Thursday morning and saw what looked like an inverted translucent centre being released from heaven to the earth. I was aware of God about to do something new. I sensed this was for my trip to Italy. I then went into the village to have my hair cut and the hairdresser wanted to know about spiritual things and we talked for over half an hour. I thought I would have no hair left! Then on my way home I got a call from the office asking me to call God TV. When I connected with them they wanted to live stream the Revival talking place in Durban where Todd Bentley is speaking. In a moment it seemed that everything had shifted and a second chance was being offered, to complete what had begun 5 years ago. This Friday night while I was in Italy, we hosted the live streaming of the revival meeting in Durban at the Church at the ARC in Dudley. Both ourselves and God TV were so encouraged by how this evening went – with numerous healings and a fresh stirring of God’s presence – that I am flying back early from Italy to host a second evening of streaming the Durban awakening on Sunday 14 April at 6.30pm at Revival Fires’ ARC. God is offering us a second chance.
As king Hezekiah issued a decree to celebrate the Passover it was in the wrong month at the wrong time and in wrong circumstances. This happened once in the life of Israel – God allowed all the times, rules and feasts to be suspended so that His people could get into alignment with His purposes. This is one of those times which is being given; let us not miss this opportunity as it may only happen once in our life time.
The month Iyar is the month of the second chance is upon us, keep in step with the Spirit in this time of grace and opportunity. I look forward to welcoming you in Dudley on Sunday night for the second night of live streaming the awakening in Durban.