“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
Several years ago, Surprise Sithole came to Athens. He is a prophetic evangelist and was ministering at what was then Athens Link. At one point he called all the pastors present to come lay on the altar/platform in the front. As we laid ourselves before the Lord, pastor Bill from St. James was next to me and he looked up and noticed Surprise’s watch. In that moment God said to him, “Revival is now!” That was some five years ago. And it has continued to grow.
Yes, it’s here but not in full motion. It’s here, breaking forth. Stop waiting for it, and begin walking in it! Saying it’s here changes our thinking from waiting for something, to getting actively involved now. Calling it revival speaks faith, hope and purpose. It’s time to start to act and think differently. The page has turned. The old is passing away, behold the new day is here! Many places across our nation are on fire with Holy Spirit revival, and that flame is flaring up here in Athens. The Holy Spirit is hovering right now. He moves in our faith!
Proclaim out loud ’Revival is here!’ Declare it again, even louder! Ask God to increase your faith and the way you pray. Ask God to release a greater measure of faith in your pastor and subsequently, in your church. Ask God to release the faith to walk in this day of revival in our city. Ask God to unite the churches to do the revival work that will bring the lost home! Cry out for Athens to be saved, reformed and transformed!!!