Updated 26th February 2023

Chinese Proverb: “When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.”

Spanish: Vaya con Dios

English translation: Go with God.

revival[ ri-vahy-vuh l ]noun

restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc.
restoration to use, acceptance, or currency: the revival of old customs.
a new production of an old play.
a showing of an old motion picture.
an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
an evangelistic service or a series of services for the purpose of effecting a religious awakening: to hold a revival.
the act of reviving.
the state of being revived.
Law. the reestablishment of legal force and effect.

“Revival refers to a spiritual reawakening from a state of dormancy or stagnation in the life of a believer. It encompasses the resurfacing of a love for God, an appreciation of God’s holiness, a passion for His Word and His church, a convicting awareness of personal and corporate sin, a spirit of humility, and a desire for repentance and growth in righteousness. Revival invigorates and sometimes deepens a believer’s faith, opening his or her eyes to the truth in a fresh, new way. It generally involves the connotation of a fresh start with a clean slate, marking a new beginning of a life lived in obedience to God. Revival breaks the charm and power of the world, which blinds the eyes of men, and generates both the will and power to live in the world but not of the world.

In the USA, the first revival, also called the First Great Awakening, produced an upsurge of devotion among Protestants in the 1730s and 1740s, carving a permanent mark on American religion. It resulted from authoritative preaching that deeply moved the church members with a convicting awareness of personal guilt and the awesome nature of salvation through Christ. Breaking away from dry ritual and rote ceremony, the Great Awakening made Christianity intensely personal to the average person, as it should be, by creating a deep emotional need for relationship with Christ.

Revival, in many respects, replicates the believer’s experience when he or she is saved. It is initiated by a prompting of the Holy Spirit, creating an awareness of something missing or wrong in the believer’s life that can only be righted by God. In turn, the Christian must respond from the heart, acknowledging his or her need. Then, in a powerful way, the Holy Spirit draws back the veil the world has cast over the truth, allowing the believers to fully see themselves in comparison to God’s majesty and holiness. Obviously, such comparisons bring great humility, but also great awe of God and His truly amazing grace (Isaiah 6:5). Unlike the original conversion experience that brings about a new relationship to God, however, revival represents a restoration of fellowship with God, the relationship having been retained even though the believer had pulled away for a time.

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to revival in a number of situations. Christ’s letters to the seven churches reveal some circumstances that may necessitate revival. In the letter to Ephesus, Christ praised the church for their perseverance and discernment, but He stated that they had forsaken their first love (Revelation 2:4-5). Many times as the excitement of acceptance to Christ grows cold, we lose the zeal that we had at first. We become bogged down in the ritual, going through the motions, but we no longer experience the joy of serving Christ. Revival helps restore that first love and passion for Christ. Revelation 2:10-11 refers to the church at Smyrna, which was suffering intense persecution. The cares and worries of life can beat us down, leaving us emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. Revival can lift us up to new hope and faith.

Revelation 2:14-16 talks about the problem of compromise with the world and incorporating worldly values into our belief systems. Revival helps us to rightly discern what values we should hold. Revelation 2:20-23 discusses the problem of tolerating false teaching in our churches. We need to examine the messages that we hear and compare them to the message of the Bible. Revival helps us to find the truth. Revelation 3:1-6 describes a dead church, a church that goes through the motions outwardly, but there is nothing underneath. Here is a picture of nominal Christianity, outwardly prosperous, busy with the externals of religious activity, but devoid of spiritual life and power. Revival helps to resuscitate spiritual life. In Revelation 3:11, we are further warned against complacency, a life that does not bear fruit. All of these scenarios call for revival.

The evidence of revival, a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon believers, is changed lives. Great movements toward righteousness, evangelism, and social justice occur. Believers are once again spending time in prayer and reading and obeying God’s Word. Believers begin to powerfully use their spiritual gifts. There is confession of sin and repentance.”

Do you understand why we say: It’s Gonna Be Biblical?”

It is the Greatest Political Story Ever Told.”

““In the end, there can be only One.””

“And so we find ourselves today in this Story, an epic battle for the fate of humanity. The Dark Team has their players, their pawns, knights, bishops, rooks, queens and kings, and the Light Team has theirs. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell which team is which, as the pieces can switch allegiances by the choices they make while still on the board. This battle has been on-going, like the battle of the immortals, for thousands of years, and even longer. However, with the arrival of Christ some two thousand years ago, the game took on a heightened dynamic. Christ demonstrated something on the black and white chessboard of the world: the alchemy of the human spirit. He demonstrated how a pawn could transform into a Queen, the most powerful piece in play, and the main protector of the King’s kingdom.

Christ did not achieve this in order to be worshipped as a famous historical individual, but rather to show the way to redemption in this world, conquering death and mortality by aligning His eternal self with the Will of God. Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.

We are entering a revival moment for the world that will change everything, however the choice to align with it must be made by each individual on their own. The choice cannot be made for them or forced upon them in any way….”

“There is a reason why demons can be cast out of a body by invoking the name and words of Christ. “

“The reason is that the Way of Christ has ultimate power. And every individual can claim this power. It is inherent in their being. All human rights, like our founding fathers stated, come from the Creator, who made us in His/Her Image. Jesus Christ walked the Earth not only to teach, but to demonstrate the most incredible courage imaginable, when faced with the greatest possible test. Jesus could have ruled the world of his time and had unimaginable riches and comforts had he accepted the path of Lucifer. Instead, he accepted a torturous death. And it was a death wherein even His faith and connection to the eternal Source momentarily left Him.

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Of course, we know the end of the Story. The Greatest Story Ever Told. Christ conquered death and hell and was resurrected. He planted a seed that would grow into the Tree of Life.

We all have the same seed in us. We can grow into one of two trees. Sometimes, we grow in one direction, then change our minds and grow in another. And it’s never too late to change– until it is finally too late. In this Life, at least.”

““No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.””

“We all have our own choice to make. We may be pawns at sea on this Ship of Theseus, but we also have the latent alchemy of the transformed chess piece within us.”

“Who in charge has the courage of Christ when the fate of the world is on the line? Can and would you do the right thing even if it meant the end of your temporal life? Or the end of the career you worked so hard for?”

“We can’t pawn these decisions off on other people without also reckoning with them within our own hearts and minds. To be a warrior for the Christ Within is our only way out of the labyrinth of history the Cabal has constructed for us. Are we brave enough to do it? What do you have to lose……?”

““A warrior is never under siege. To be under siege implies that one has personal possessions that could be blockaded. A warrior has nothing in the world except his or her impeccability, and impeccability cannot be threatened. The worst that could happen to us is that we have to die, and since that is already our unalterable fate, we are free. Those who have lost everything no longer have anything to fear. Warriors don’t venture into the unknown out of greed. Greed works only in the world of ordinary affairs. To venture into that terrifying loneliness of the unknown, one must have something greater than greed: love. One needs love for life, for intrigue, for mystery. One needs unquenchable curiosity and guts galore.”

– Carlos Castenada”

“If you have gone down the rabbit hole and found yourself in the bilge pump of this Ship of Theseus, wondering just who the hell you can trust and what in the hell (if anything) is actually happening, know this:

You can trust in God.”

“……….acknowledgement of our true Source. Even if you can’t trust the provenance of the money itself, you can always trust in God, without whom you do not even exist, and within whom you exist forever. This is not to say that money in itself is evil, because it is not. But in this high stakes battle, this Casino Royale for the planet, it helps to know that worldly possessions last for but a moment, so that if and when you are required to go all-in on a bet, you can do so out of love and not fear.”

““Your quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true.”

– Galadriel, Lord of the Rings”

““I knew that until I was ready to tell the truth as I saw it, I was no better than a politician– but I didn’t know whether I would ever be brave enough to break ranks and speak my mind… I could feel the golden handcuffs of a comfortable but unfulfilling life snapping shut on my wrists… I could only choose between being an outcast and being dishonest. I had sworn to administer justice ‘faithfully and impartially.’ To do otherwise would be to violate my oath. That meant I had no business of imposing my personal views on the country. Thanks to God’s direct intervention, I had risen phoenix-like from the ashes of self-pity and despair, and though my wounds were still raw, I trusted that in time they, too, would heal.”

– Justice Clarence Thomas”

“If one Justice (and others that follow) can make the right choice when everything is on the line, and stand up to the dark forces within the system that deign to destroy any individual who opposes them, then hope yet remains for the Republic. Hope remains while the Company is true.”

“We are on this Ship of Theseus together. We can ask ourselves later when we get to the other shore, just how the ship managed to change all around us while never wrecking or running adrift. You might say it happens the same way the central bankers lose their kingdoms. Like bankruptcy, it happens gradually and then all at once.”

“It is still true that the Best is Yet to Come.

Yet how do we get There From Here?”

““Be Best.” – First Lady Melania Trump

Because in the end, ‘what happens’ is also up to you.”

“Did you start out in this game as a pawn? Will you cross the dark to light board and make the ultimate transformation? Will you take the helm on your own Ship of Theseus and steer it in the direction Life itself wants you to go?

The choice as ever is yours.

Vaya con Dios.””

“Parting the Washington Sea”

James O’Brien

The Supreme Adventure”

The True Light is Already Shining”

Expect the unexpected, in the best possible way. And be at peace with wherever the day finds you, because it could be anywhere.”

James O’Brien

“Setting Sail with the Soul”

“a real game-changer in life. Where you once created from distortion, now you’re creating from soul alignment.”

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“Our voice is our greatest weapon”

“When Light dawns, darkness retreats. So, let your light shine, as fearlessly as ever. It is what you have come here to do.

“You are like light for the whole world. A city built on top of a hill cannot be hidden, and no one would light a lamp and put it under a clay pot. A lamp is placed on a lampstand, where it can give light to everyone in the house. Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven.””

James O’Brien

“ready for the swift and surprising revelations that the energies are bringing in”

“This is a potent and powerful lumination that draws you in so you may hear the secrets of your soul and remember what matters.”

“The art of deeply loving and accepting this new you and finding your place and your peace in this changing world.”

“Expect fair and just outcomes to travel towards you as earth angels placed in your path help you”

“Divine Intervention”

“Seeing how far you’ve come!”

Romy Wyser

“Prepare yourself to have your perspective shifted!”

““Self-responsibility dawns.””

Mark Baughman

“The ancient Greek Hellenes called oaks their ‘first mothers.’”

“in Arcadia (ancient part of Iraq) the people believed that before they manifested as human beings, they were oak trees”

“ “The Tree Of Life”.”

“Walking up to a large oak, he explained, “Each plant has its own pace, its own way of living from year to year and producing nuts, seeds, and fruit ……”

“As we head into the Golden Age here’s a prediction: The future is bright The gypsy told me so last night Said she saw our children playing in the sunshine From the song Candida by Tony Orlando and Dawn”

Grant Ouellette

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