The Gift of Revival

Dear Friends & Family,

I want to greatly encourage you about the new year. Have you ever known something in your heart? I have no specific word or prophecy for 2021, but have a knowing on the inside that I feel is important to share with you.

I believe that God is granting the Body of Christ in America the gift of revival this year. I believe He desires and intends to pour out His spirit upon us more and more as we respond. I believe that this will begin to happen now and gain momentum. It can and will happen as hungry and thirsty hearts gather together and simply allow Him to do so. He is initiating this revival and looking for those who want to be His venue. I have been sensing and knowing this inside my spirit since the fall of 2017. This has grown stronger each year until it seems now is the time. Does your spirit bear witness? I sense so much grace and ease concerning this revival. More than the excitement, there is a quiet confidence in my heart. An assurance if you will. Julie and I have been blessed to be part of and be used in numerous revivals these last 29 years. For us, this began in the 90s in the States and then in Mexico in the early 2000s and later in Colombia. As recently as 2018 and 2019 in various parts of Asia, we experienced powerful moves of the Holy Spirit where we continued the meetings for several weeks.  

In November of 2017, God spoke to me one morning. I don’t have that journal with me, but this is what I remember. “Son, revival is all my idea. You never had anything to do with it. I do it when I want to. All you ever did was respond. The reason you could intercede, fast, carry my fire, and move in my power is because you were under the outpouring of my Spirit. I am about to do it again and I invite you to come along and assist me if you want to”. “You know that I want to”, I responded. He then led me to call a pastor. After going there, a revival broke out and I stayed for two weeks and revival continued for several months after leaving. This happened again in two other churches in 2018 and again in 2019. When God grants revival, it is available only for the self-surrender that receives the blessing. It is so easy!  

What I am sensing in my heart for this new year is extraordinary. We don’t have to struggle trying to make this happen. On the contrary, our efforts could frustrate His. It is a simple dynamic of gathering together to allow Him to pour upon us. It’s a gift. One that is to be humbly and thankfully received. Will we give Jesus the opportunity to give us the gift? I am in. How about you?

With God all things are possible and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. So much is possible for us, but only if we allow Jesus to strengthen us for it. Nothing has strengthened me as revivals. The Holy Spirit working through them, birthed the things we have walked out in ministry over the last 27 years. It is through these revivals that He has imparted His anointing to us.

I am willing to go anywhere in the world and do anything to assist the Lord in His giving of revival. We are very grateful to you for standing faithfully with us as you have. Your partnership in prayer and giving empowers and keeps the ministry moving forward. We are praying for you. May your harvest be bountiful! May great revival come to you and to your house.

With much love and great appreciation,

Charley & Julie

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