Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Prayer for Revival"

A former instructor of mine from Christ For the Nations Institute sent me the following email that I think you’ll find of great blessing. Sally Green is a woman who has a tender heart before the Lord as a prevailing intercessor. When she sends me something from her heart, I take heed to the content. Be blessed and inspired by the Holy Spirit!

Dear Friends in the Lord,

“The Strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.” Abraham Lincoln

This is my burden and call, for the Spirit of Elijah is to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just. I have prayed and poured out my heart for revival. I believe to see the real thing come to our nation and the world.

John Kilpatrick, the pastor of the Brownsville revival has a young revivalist named Nathan Morris with him in Mobile, Alabama. The Spirit of the Lord has begun to fan the flames of revival in their midst. You can go on-line and watch any archive at Many are being touched on-line from around the world.

On Jan 13, 2011 Pastor John read one of the most powerful prayers for revival that I have heard in 36 years. I have transcribed it and did not want to keep it for myself. This is my purpose in sending you this e-mail. I wanted to seed this into each of your lives. This is the prayer that we desperately need to see answered. I personally need to have it answered in my own life.

I will both paste this prayer below…to share with others. If you go to the Jan 13th archive date on their site, Dutch Sheets spoke that night and you may want to hear this word. I am also giving you a public file from my on-line backup where you can hear the 20 minutes on revival from John Kilpatrick including him sharing this prayer.

Secondly for those of you in the DFW vicinity or those who may want to fly in, Pastor John and his team will be coming to Christ for the Nations on Feb 17 and Feb 18. They have had to leave Mobile because Mardi Gras booked everything. They are only coming to two destinations at this point and CFNI is one of them. I highly suggest that you set those nights apart whether in person or by live streaming video. We poured out our hearts for revival at CFNI for 7 years. I still expect to see the full fledged, real thing come set fire to CFNI, Dallas/Ft Worth, America and the nations.

I will start a partial 21-day fast this Friday Jan 28th thru Feb 17th. I invite any of you to join me. May I suggest we use the prayer for revival that John has given to us. You may just want to concentrate on one point of it per day or as Holy Spirit leads.

Thank you for your time in reading this. May the Lord reveal Himself to you in revival fire in your own life and in your circle of influence.

Seeking to prepare the Bride for THE KING,

Sally Green 

“Prayer for Revival”
Printed in 1904 from a magazine called “The Old Time Religion”

God thou art in great favor of revival. Thou art now stirring up the sainthood to pray for what you favor. Our every other need sinks into insignificance compared to the need of deep and widespread old time revival.

God send us a revival that will turn the people of God back from their worldliness and idols to serve the true and the living God. Lord turn us back from broken cisterns to the fountain of living waters.

God send us a revival that will take away every desire for worldly amusements and abolish every ungodly scheme for raising money for the support of the gospel.

A revival that will sweep away the pride that prompts all worldly conformity and extravagance in all dress and manner of life.

A revival that will take the people out of their worldly clubs and societies and secret lodges and put them in the secret place of the Most High where they will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

A revival that will save the people of God from covetousness, the love of the world, and all uncleanness of spirit, mind and body.

A revival in which professors of religion will have their eyes open to see and feel their responsibility for souls and in which they will confess with broken hearts their former backslidings, their carelessness and their indifference. And in thousands of cases, their actual transgressions, of Your moral law.

A revival like a flood that will sweep away the refuge of lies and overthrow the hiding places of all them that would hide away from the light of God’s presence.

A revival that will unearth and uncover every devise of Satan for deceiving souls whether found in the church or outside of it. For the secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him and He will show them His covenant.

A revival that will make both the church and the world realize the shortness of time and the importance of eternity.

A revival that will make heaven and hell, Calvary and the resurrection, salvation from sin, cleansing through the blood and the gift of the Holy Ghost living realities by the revelation of Your spirit in harmony with the Word of God.

A revival in which the sinfulness of sin will so be revealed that instead of excusing it and pleading for it souls will turn from it in utter loathing and cry out “O wretched man that I am who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”

A revival that will sweep away all selfishness and narrowness and all sectarian spirit and bring those that now spend their time in criticism of each other down on their faces before God crying out for salvation for lost souls.

A revival like a tornado that will sweep away all the old dried up sermons and all the cold formal services and all the lifeless singing and like a whirlwind will carry everyone that comes in its path heavenward.

A revival that will fill the hearts of saints with holy love, and so burden the hearts of God’s ministers, that the Word of God will be like a fire shut up in their bones.

A revival that will help people honor God with their substance and have their barns filled with plenty.

A revival in which the presence of God will be revealed so that multitudes will fall under the power of God and cry out for mercy as they did on the day of Pentecost.

A revival that has so much of heaven and so much of God’s glory in it that all the world will be compelled to see and feel its mighty influence.

A revival that will gloriously defeat the powers of darkness and hell and make earth and heaven ring with shouts of victory over a multitude of souls snatched from eternal burning and run to God and run from hell.

Yeah a revival that will never need to be revived but that will sweep on like a mighty wave of the sea that nothing can stop it until time shall be no more.

And everybody said: Amen! Lord send revival!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ministering Hope to the Hopeless Through the CROSS

I received this email from a ministry in Texas. Honestly I'm not sure how I got on the mailing list; perhaps I met this guy on one of my ministry trips to Texas. Anyways, I felt compelled by the Lord to post his recent story on this blog.

A Friend Who Died.

It was a Tuesday night bible study at the mission, 12 were in attendance.
It was time to close some prayer request were spoken.
There requests for work and a closer walk of faith, a young girl 23 shared.
That she was a cancer survivor and has been told of a positive results on a test.
She was concerned about her 2 1/2 year old child.
We all held hands and prayed .
I spent some extra time with her and after a big hug I shared that,
God will take care of her.

Wednesday the phone rang and it was this girl she reported,
that her time at the mission was up and she would be out as of Friday AM.
The clock has started and I got into my contacts and started calling.
There was no place available for her and the child.
I contacted a safe house and they agreed to allow her for a few days.
Friday came and we got her settled in and some of the ministry partners
helped with the finances of a bus ticket to get her to her family in Florida.
The funding was completed and ticket purchased.
Monday AM I spent some time with her and the little boy.
Helped with some spending cash to eat on.
We took some pictures and we prayed .After prayer I noticed a necklace that she wore had a pentagram.
She said that a friend who died gave it to her.
I shared that this symbol is not what a christian should have any part with.
I asked her to get rid of it and she hesitated.
I went out to the ministry van and found a cross I brought it to her and said,
"This is from a friend who died He will never leave you and His Father God will take care of you".
She removed the pentagram and replaced it with the Cross.
She gave it to me and I broke it and threw it away.
She met the bus and gave us a call when she arrived home.
She began to cry and share that she believes that God will take care of her.


Bruce Aspgren
PO box 211
Caldwell, Texas 77836-0211

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

THE HOUR OF ISOLATION by David Wilkerson

I know what it is like to face divine silence, not to hear God’s voice for a season. I have walked through periods of total confusion with no apparent guidance, the still small voice behind me completely silent. There were times when I had no friend nearby to satisfy my heart with a word of advice. All my patterns of guidance from before had gone awry, and I was left in total darkness. I could not see my way, and I made mistake after mistake. I wanted to say, “O God, what has happened? I don’t know which way to go!”

Does God really hide his face from those he loves? Isn’t it possible he lifts his hand for a short while to teach us trust and dependence? The Bible answers clearly: “God left him [Hezekiah], to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart” (2 Chronicles 32:31).

You may be going through a flood of trials right now. You know what I’m talking about when I say the heavens are as brass. You know all about repeated failures. You’ve waited and waited for answers to prayer. You’ve been served a cup of affliction. Nothing and nobody can touch that need in your heart!

That’s the time to take your stand! You don’t have to be able to laugh or rejoice, because you may not have any happiness at the moment. In fact, you may have nothing but turmoil in your soul. But you can know God is still with you, because Scripture says, “The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever” (Psalm 29:10).
Soon you will hear His voice: Don’t get excited, don’t panic. Just keep your eyes on me. Commit all things to me. And you will know that you remain the object of his incredible love.


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 - "An Unscripted and Formative Year"

2011 – "An Unscripted and Formative Year"

In the moments of waiting and listening for the insights from the heart of the Lord for the up and coming year, two words have reoccurred.

The two words are- “Unscripted and Formative”

The following terms defined, set the tone for what I have been given to share with you Dear Reader, in regard to the Father’s heart towards you personally, His Bride collectively, and those in rebellious resistance to His plan.


Unscripted - Spoken or delivered without a prepared script; impromptu.


Formative – serving to form or shape something, especially having a profound and lasting influence on a person's development.

The passing of time is nothing new to mankind and certainly not to God. The redeeming of time however is a unique and event that can save someone from error or evil.

The Lord has a tireless passion for redeeming lost year, lost time and lost people.

Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.” Psalm 119:134

And so the Lord has plans set into motion for this next year that only He knows about and also which only He can execute. These plans are formative, they have a purpose within them to form and develop the lives of those on planet earth. And, the Lord is not going to pass out scripts or roles to those who feel that they deserve a place on the stage where these plans will be presented. He Himself will set into motion each specific event.


When pride comes, then comes disgrace, But with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

Many powerful men and women who were in elevated and highly visible positions of leadership politically, spiritually, and in the sport and entertainment fields, were uncovered as frauds and vile abusers during the past year of what appeared to be a virulent year of repeated and embarrassing exposures.

The Lord is again FIRMLY warning many out in these arenas, large and small, that there is still an opportunity for you to redeem the time. The falsifying of your claimed insights from God to manipulate financial support, fame, notoriety and honor for good deeds will no longer not only be tolerated, but will in fact be double-stamped with the seal of “liar and thief” if the appeals for connived support are not stopped. God is not behind what you have requested in His Name.

Some of you have gorged yourselves upon the offerings of widows and those who foolishly gave on impulse due to your slick emotional pleas and contrived media images and heart tugging background musical interludes. You have robbed and stolen from others whom God has anointed and blessed in smaller settings, and their cries for help and assistance have not gone unheard from the Heart of heaven.


The Holy Spirit would have you soberly hear the following words.

"There will be a fresh wave of conviction to "undergird the underdogs" and a trending back towards smaller, steady, and steadfast ministries and servants who have faithfully plowed and served in seasons of loss, lack, and persecution. Rob nor more! You have more than muzzled the servant who has been plowing, and you will be judged for feigned ignorance towards their needs and suffering.

To those who feel as if they are more graced, more anointed and who think that they have a "special and more unique calling" that needs a preeminent opportunity to instruct and be seen...

... beware of the pride of life, the lust for power, and the wares of selfish ambition. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

You will be found upon the trash heap of loss and sorrow if you grasp and hold tightly to what was never really yours to begin with. It is mine, mine, mine! If you cannot accept the terms of what I request, you will be know as a divider, weak, and immature.

Again, I will not bless your intentions or your ambitions. You rob the Body of authentic Kingdom service by remaining secretive and destructive to My purposes.

James 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
"You have heeded another voice, one who would put you upon the pinnacle of the world and promise you all power and wealth if you but just bow down. The Lord wants you to know, (although I tremble at even delivering this), that you have already bent one knee downward.

Get up and RUN from deception and self-indulgence, blatant lying, and entitlement!

You can be sure that using people or religion or things just for what you can get out of them—the typical indicators of idolatry—will get you nowhere, and certainly nowhere near the kingdom of Christ.

You have been taken in and spoiled by religious smooth talk. I am furious with people who are full of religious sales talk but who really want nothing to do with Me. You groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You're out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain.

So no more stumbling around. Get on with it! The good, the right, the true—these are the actions appropriate for daylight hours. Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it. If you don’t, you will be one of the next in line for pubic exposure. Everything you hide in darkness and in deceit will be brought out into the spotlight for all to see.

Do not waste your time on useless productions and glamor, silly busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. 

Wake up from your sleep, 

Climb out of your coffins; 

Christ will show you the light! 

Watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.

These are desperate times! Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly.

Make sure you fully understand what the Master wants."


Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Isaiah 66:2

You've probably never been marooned on a desert island. But you may know pretty well how it feels. In a world of bad relationships and superficial relationships and broken relationships, a lot of people know the feeling of being emotionally marooned, abandoned, and maybe even discarded. Because of some of what you've been through, you may feel like you're the castaway.

But your days on that island may be almost over. In fact, it could be that all your failed or frustrating relationships have actually been preparing you to experience the central relationships you were being readied for.

Anyone who has ever felt like an emotional castaway needs to hear the fabulous promise of Jesus Christ in this word for 2011 from the Word of God. Jesus says to all those who belong to Him, "I will not leave you as orphans. I WILL come to you.” John 14:18

This is the same Savior who says, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews. 13:5

He's the One who promised, "The one that comes to me, I will certainly not cast out." John 6:37

And from now on, that promise of Jesus can be all about you, "The one that comes to me I will certainly not cast out."

The Lord would say these words to you.

“ You now understand the pain of betrayal, losses so great that you can no longer talk about them. You have ached in such agonizing despair, that at times you have begged me to let you die. Friends have turned and chosen to see you through blinded eyes of their own making, and have refused to help you to find your footing again, thinking they are doing you a service by letting you grovel and weep in painful loss and sorrow. You have been reduced in the past season to identifying with those who were forced to make bricks for Pharaoh without straw.

I too was a man of sorrows and endured the shame, in order to be formed, shaped and made ready for the moment of redemption.

And so shall it be with you. Redemption from the losses will come to those who choose obedience over pleasure, servant hood over being the served one, and letting go of the dreams of greatness you cling too, no longer using my name or gifts as a calling card.

Maturation is the call of the moment. Let the follies of your dim visions fall away.

I have a more perfect way that I am forming in you and for you.

I have caused you to cease from striving, from worrying, and from being anxious. You now rest up again my chest, waiting, trusting, wanting only ME. You have become kinder, a better listener, a more trusted confidant.

I can work well with those attributes. Just Watch Me in this Year.

I WILL Open the Way of Hope and shine Light on the pathway for those who have ceased from manipulating the moment.”


The spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. SUCH TEACHINGS COME THROUGH HYPOCRITICAL LIARS, WHOSE CONSCIENCES HAVE BEEN SEARED AS WITH A HOT IRON.” ~ 1 Timothy 4

To have a seared conscience means to cause something to wither. To make (someone's conscience, heart, or feelings) insensitive.

Without the willingness of heart to fall upon the rock of God’s word, allowing every strength and support of our being to be fully broken, the wicked heart of mankind will continue to allow the searing effects of indifference and insensitivity to the effects of their choices to permeate more and more of the moral and sacred places of society.

I have been impressed to warn believers that the increase of sexual lures and smutty language has begun to pay a toll much larger than they realize. Many women who call themselves a follower of Christ have sadly joined the ranks of those who bare their deep cleavage and bellies (and more) as acceptable choices, joining in with “edgy fashions” and have been lulled into trends that sell away the sweetness and purity of a holy life. The warning voice of the Holy Spirit has been pushed away in order to better receive the leering complements from men.

Dear Sisters…

...Redeem the time.

The Lord says, “Wash yourselves clean from the stink of sexual prowling for validation, and come back to the place of simple beauty.”

Many men who call themselves believers have been equally lulled into patterns of television viewing that sears their minds into accepting whorish strutting and teasing to appear attractive and necessary to their manhood.

1 John 2:16
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

RUN from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Honor God with your bodies.

Ephesians 5:16
Redeem the time, the days are evil;


Sobriety-The quality of being matured or solemn.

Huge numbers of people are being brought to ruin because they are not thinking; thoughtlessly causing hurt or inconvenience to others is the devastation of thousands, and many a precious soul has been shattered through carelessness. The Lord is asking you to "consider your ways," and return to a walk with The Still Small Voice and begin a familiarity with him yet again. With conviction, it would be the most profitable relationship you could fall into! While you covet to see the world, you are a stranger at home.

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober.


Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

As I close this word and insights for the year, I will share the last whispers the Lord spoke clearly to me.

“Each day, upon waking, where does your heart and mind wander to? Is it the plans and lists of things you must accomplish for the day? Is it the meal you are about to eat? Is it worry and the bracing yourself for another grinding day of dealing with the pressures of life?

Return to those early awakening moments where you and I share in the dialog of my plans for you. Each day you have to live and to give, you have been given the opportunity to impact someone and to do a kindness or act of training for another. Where has your thankful heart wandered? Without it, evidence of bitterness and drudgery will manifest and sour even the brightest flower of hope.

Return to the heart of the issue and clean away the rusty decay of treadmill thinking. Each day can be a fresh adventure into Kingdom purpose or, a continual repeating of a dreary existence. Choose ever so wisely.”

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28

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