Revival is as dangerous as it is glorious. In the manifest presence of God during revival lots of wrong things in the human psyche come to the surface i.e. ego, fear of exclusion and rejection, insecurity, pride, jealousy, love of money and a wrong attitude or spirit and all these are usually fatal to- and bring an end to most revivals. Those that grasp the power in revival but miss the wisdom, find that revival is eventually destructive. It is very hard to negotiate the un-traversable deep places of God without a deep need for wisdom. To see revival continue there needs to be leadership and not only glory. God is struggling with us to bring us to a state of being grownup, holy Christ-likeness people with robust hearts. Revival is not only about being drunk in the Spirit all the time but being slapped by the hand of God sometimes, going through times of mountain tops and valleys. We are supposed to go through this struggle, to learn to rely on God and not ourselves. The wisdom for revival consists of knowing how to pace yourself, allowing wisdom to build the house (character) which God then fills with glory. It is imperative that we invite the next generation to have personal encounters with God. God is at present working in the church, and especially amongst the children, through a spirit of innovation and acceleration. We need to bring the kids into the tent of God’s glory to ensure the generational continuity of revival.
This Message was brought by Jarrod Cooper during the Revive Conference on Saturday morning 27 October 2018.