I had a vision from the Lord in which He showed me an old fashioned bathtub faucet. It was barely dripping water.
Then all of a sudden, the water began to flow full blast from this old faucet. He spoke to me and said, "This is a picture of what I am doing on the earth. First there will be slow drips of Me moving here and there, but then there will be a sudden outpouring that will cause an overflow like this generation has never seen."
As I began praying regarding this vision, I wondered the reason why the Lord showed me an old-fashioned faucet instead of a modern, new, fashionable one. As I was thinking on this, He spoke to me and said, "Ancient wells that have been filled up, covered up and abandoned are being re-dug. Revival wells are being opened, and the water that will flood forth will be pure and rushing. It won't come through a good production or show but through the power of My manifested presence."
We just hosted a conference in Chattanooga at Ramp Church, in which I am the lead pastor. We had three days of glory-filled revival. I was preparing to receive the tithes and the offerings on Sunday morning when I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to turn to Mark 2 and use this text to receive the offering. I read the familiar text, and I could not understand why He had told me to use this text. It was not your usual giving Scriptures. As I further contemplated this, He spoke to me and said, "This is a prophetic declaration that I am challenging your church, and even the church at large, to accept and also to enter into. I am moving in an unprecedented way."
"Again, He entered Capernaum after some days. And it was reported that He was in the house. Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, not even at the door. And He preached the word to them" (Mark 2:1-2).
God is coming back to His house! The answer for the world is still found in His presence and God's Word. Notice that "He preached the word to them." He was not sugarcoating His message or filtering His teaching. No, He was preaching the Word of God to them, and there was no room because of the number of people that had gathered. The people came because He was in the house. I am believing for every church leader to throw out their agenda and welcome Him in the house.
"They came to Him bringing one sick with paralysis, who was carried by four men. When they could not come near Him due to the crowding, they uncovered the roof where He was. When they had broken it open, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, 'Son, your sins are forgiven you'" (Mark 2:3-5).
Sometimes, your breakthrough can depend on those with whom you surround yourself. The paralytic man and was carried by four men who were desperate to see God move in the life of the paralyzed man. When they could not get in the door because of the great amount of people, they brought him to the roof and began breaking it open to get him to Jesus. God showed me that this was a picture of revival. The determined faith and desperation to bring someone to Jesus is what is required for us to see a new move of God. It is the catalyst for us to tap the ancient wells of revival. They refused to be dissuaded or blocked. They literally broke through the barrier that tried to stop them.
I hear the Lord say, "This is your time to break through every ceiling that has tried to restrict you. Throw aside every barrier that has tried to hold you back from getting closer to Me. I am calling you to come up higher. It is time for you to taste the new wine of Holy Ghost revival fire."
"'I say to you, rise, and take up your bed, and go your way to your house.' Immediately he rose, picked up the bed, and went out in front of them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, 'We never saw anything like this!'" (Mark 2:11-12).
This is your time to arise! God is calling you to a higher level. The religious people became angry with Jesus when He told the man, "Son, your sins are forgiven you (Mark 2:5). Religion hates a true move of God. If you want to step into the new era of revival, it will require you to break free from the chains of religion. Moreover, I heard the Lord say to you, "I am going public with your miracle. You will be a living testimony of My power. Your life will display My faithfulness."
"I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner" (Isa. 45:19a, NLT).
Look again at what Jesus did for the lame man: "Immediately he rose, picked up the bed, and went out in front of them all." Jesus moved in such a miraculous way for this man that he received an "immediately" or a "suddenly." He is doing the same for you. I prophesy, "Delay is broken, and you are moving into your kairos (set time). God's outpouring will be seen by everyone. Those gathered together said, 'We never saw anything like this!'"
Get ready for God to move you out of the confines and limitations of what you have experienced in the past.
Andrew Towe is an emerging prophetic voice to this generation. Andrew preaches the Word of God with fire, inviting God's manifested presence to fall, with signs and wonders occurring in his services. Andrew and his wife, Brooke, are the lead pastors of Ramp Church Chattanooga, and they reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with their two children. Andrew travels extensively, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Wherever he ministers, lives are changed, faith is strengthened and expectation is ignited.
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