The Great Revival
Smith Wigglesworth’s 1947 Prophecy
TWO DISTINCT MOVES
During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterized by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches. In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say “This is the great revival’, But the Lord says ‘No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.
WORD AND SPIRIT
When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidenced in the churches something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the Word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit.
When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and the Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.
I was reading the following chapter of Revelation when I got the feeling in my spirit that this could very well be talking about revival, possibly the Great revival of which Smith Wigglesworth speaks of.. I am by no means saying, thus saith the Lord”. What I am saying is that this sounds like a description of the great revival and what I was feeling, with the emphasis on the word. “feeling”, here.
When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
Jesus Himself said the following words, “”I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! “
The word, “cast and / throw used in Revelation and in Luke is the Greek word βάλλω (ballo) which means to cast and / or throw.
If this is correct,this revival would be in the middle of a world in a great turmoil. Six of the 7 seals had already been opened, the 7th seal, and 7 being the number of divine perfection, is where it speaks of fire being thrown to the earth and also afterwards of the 7 angels who would sound further judgements of the Lord
In any event, this is something to take to the Lord in prayer.