27 Aug Revival Is Coming, by Fuchsia Pickett
“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Ps. 85:6)
For more than thirty years I have proclaimed, shouted and declared, without wavering, that the Church is going to experience a great revival before the return of Jesus. I have seen in the Scriptures the promise of the Holy Spirit moving in the earth to bring a wonderful revival to His Church and, subsequently, a great harvest of souls. The Lord also gave me a vision in 1963 of some of the things He is going to do in the church world in these last days in which we are living.
I believed the proclamation of a great revival and harvest of souls when I began to preach it. I believe it now more than ever because of the evidence of revival I see. What joy it gives me to see what the Holy Spirit revealed to me in vision form coming to pass than thirty years later.
While I was ministering in a church in Klamath Falls, Oregon, God took me “into the Spirit” for two days. The Lord told me that if I would remain in the sanctuary and wait upon Him, He would show me things to come in His Church and in the world when He poured out the fullness of His Spirit. As I waited there in prayer He took me into the heavenlies and let me see the revival that is coming. As He wrote it on the screen of my mind and spirit, I saw it more clearly than I see the faces of people.
Hydroelectric Power Plant
The Holy Spirit used the analogy of a hydroelectric power plant to explain to me what He was going to do. (I knew nothing about electricity; I couldn’t have fixed a light switch if my life depended upon it.) Hour after hour He carried me into the revelation of this vision, showing me heaven’s dunamis power.
The Greek word for the power of the Holy Spirit is dunamis, from which we derive our word dynamo. The analogy of a hydroelectric power plant was a dramatic word picture to reveal the dunamis work of the Holy Spirit. It would not have surprised me that the Holy Spirit would describe His working in the heavenlies using such an analogy.
Above the Church, high in the heavenlies, I saw the excavation for the building of a huge hydroelectric power plant. God laid the solid concrete foundation carefully, measuring the sand that went into it exactly. He cleansed everything and placed every screen and tubule in order precisely as it should be. Then He erected the power plant section by section. I saw the pipes; the dam and all its massive gates; out from which He ran prime lines, primary lines and secondary lines through great transformers to many points of distribution. After that, He began to fill the reservoirs with water, teaching me that unless a certain level of water was maintained the high-powered dynamo could not function properly.
As I watched, I saw a church without walls. An awesome divine power was flowing down through the pulpits, out to the people and then through them to the world. Above this power plant I saw Christ, the Head of the Church, holding that gigantic power plant in His hands. At the same time, however, it seemed as though He were the One being poured through that power plant, down into the church and out to the world—a great harvest field, golden and ripe unto harvest.
Somehow I understood that He was flowing His living water only to churches where deep wells and reservoirs had been dug. In the vision, I saw pipes being place underground from one fountainhead to another—from church to church. The pipes formed a network of churches, connecting those with deep wells that He had dug and filled with His living water—the living Word.
I wished it was going to all churches, but I realized that many churches could not tap into this living water because they had no reservoir. And I heard the word, “Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts” (Ps. 42:7).
In 1963 there was little evidence of such networking of churches and ministries. Nevertheless, I understood that He was showing me a network of churches that had been dug out through which He would flow His great flood of truth. The “digging” would happen as pastors and believers obeyed God and allowed the dealings of God to work in their lives. By their yielded obedience to the Holy Spirit and His Word they would become reservoirs of truth. From these churches His power would flow throughout all the world.
Although no specific cities were named, I saw five geographical areas within the United States that would become vital centers for this divine power. When a vast network of churches had been filled with living water, God would pull a great switch and open all the gates of truth that have been dammed up by man. I saw the release of stream after stream of truth that God wanted to flow freely in the Church, but that truth had been dammed up behind denominational walls erected by man.
Then, as the vision continued to unfold to me, in my spirit I heard the water—His Word—begin to run. Churches that had their reservoirs prepared began to fill up with water. They were ready for God to pull the switch and open the gates of truth from that great dynamo. I remembered Jesus’ promise to those who believed on Him. He said: “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38b). This verse speaks figuratively of “the effects of the operation of the Holy Spirit in and through the believer.”
When God releases His dunamis power in this next move of God, rivers of living water will flow out of our innermost beings. Habakkuk’s prophecy will become a reality: “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). When those gates of truth are finally opened we are going to see an “old-fashioned, heaven-sent, sky-blue, sin-killing, gully-washing revival.”
Construction in Progress
At the time of my vision, my Father said to me, “I am running the pipes now. And this time when I pull that great power switch and release all the rivers of my living Word in their fullness, no demon, devil, man or denomination will ever dam it up again. I will do a quick work; I am going to bring the revival that will result in the ingathering of the great harvest of souls.”
- God also let me see what the ministry of the local church will be when His Spirit is poured out.
- The local churches would use the power of the living Word to take care of the needs of the people who gravitated to them.
- In this way, the vision for the ministry of each local church would develop according to the needs that presented themselves.
- Whatever type of people—youth, elderly, poor—that gravitated to a local church would receive full pastoral care.
- I understood that the believers in these churches would also go outside their four walls to take care of the wounded, hurt, lame, rejected and poor. They would feed the hungry and train disciples. They would teach ministers, raising them up to take the church into her inheritance.
*Excerpt: The Next Move of God, Fuchsia Pickett