Jesus, quoting Isaiah, said, My house shall be a house of PRAYER... We feel that if prayer is not the center of everything we do then we are not building God's house. Leonard Ravenhill said, If we're not praying, we're playing. We have discovered that by being a people of intense and consistent prayer, we can truly expect God to invade our lives with signs, wonders and miracles.
Honor releases miracles. Jesus was honored and He honored others everywhere He went. In His home town He did not receive honor.. Because of this, He did not do many miracles there. When He was honored, miracles flowed like a river. When we create a culture of honor we will also see miracles become a normal way of life.
A revival culture is one in which people are willing to pay the price to live in His presence and carry that presence to others. By connecting with the Father through worship, prayer and by His word, we learn to become carriers of His presence everywhere we go. By this, we supernaturally expand the Kingdom of Heavens borders on earth.
1 Corinthians 14:1 encourages us to eagerly desire to prophesy because when we do we strengthen, encourage and comfort others. In fact, Paul said, I would rather you prophesy than speak in tongues. Amos 3:7 says, "Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." Today, God is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh so that we may arise, listen to His voice and lead the nations.
Knowing the truth and displaying it are two different things. We will challenge you to step out and take risks on what you are taught. Praying for the sick, prophesying and ministering deliverance will become a normal way of life for you. As John Wimber said, "It's time for the church to do the stuff. After all, Jesus did say these signs will follow those that believe.
This is not a popular term today but godliness is imperative to walking in the supernatural. We believe that godliness should affect every part of our lives including character, relationships, finances, and personal lifestyle. Many can temporarily manifest a revival lifestyle, godliness will maintain it.
Romans 10:17 says, "The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. If the Kingdom is 1/3 joy, shouldn't we live a life of joy every day? God's word also tells us that we are more than conquerors and that the one inside of us is greater than the one that is in the world. Because we know this to be true, you will find an atmosphere of joyful expectation and victorious belief about the future of the church and the world around us.