Divine Increase!The Bible says in Matthew 21:10 that when Jesus went into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved. One translation says that the city was stirred! The word “moved” is translated to rock or vibrate! In Acts 4, the apostles prayed, “Lord stretch out your hand that miracles, signs and wonders may be done in the name of your holy child Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place was shaken! God’s glory invaded the place and it shook with power! The Bible says that many signs and wonders came from the hands of the apostles. They received fresh fire to preach the word with boldness! The apostles had a reputation of shaking cities with revival! They were carriers of revival! God is raising up those that will not just preach revival, but release revival! Smith Wigglesworth once said, “I have revival wherever I go.” There is a divine stirring happening within cities and regions right now! There is a great hunger in churches in America for God to release outpouring!
Increase in Hunger
There’s a divine stirring happening in America and a dissatisfaction for something more than we have seen in the past. God is translating the church into the new. Hunger will bring us into the new and when we taste of the new, we will be dissatisfied with anything else. The purpose of revival is for the lost to come to Christ! It is given to awaken the church into its true purpose! Power is always accompanied with revival! Miracles, signs, and wonders cause the lost to come running into salvation! “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel” (Isaiah 8:18). God is anointing His church for signs and wonders! God wants to release His river of power through His sons and daughters! God is anointing the church for harvest. Prepare for the increase of His power and presence! Isaiah 54:2-3 “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; for though shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and they seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.” God is releasing fruitfulness and increase.
We must make room for the anointing! We must make room for what God is releasing in this hour! God has been speaking to me about preparing wine skins to steward the anointing! The prayer of so many is that God would release revival, yet we must be ready and prepared for when it is released! Are we prepared for the increase? Are we prepared to steward it? I believe that if we are intentional about what God is pouring out, He will use us for the increase! A true sign of revival is when the church increases in numbers. Jesus said to Peter, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch. And Simon answering unto him, Master, we have toiled all night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake” (Luke 5:5-6). The time of increase is now! The time of outpouring is now! We need to throw out our nets again, going into the highways and byways for the lost! He will fill our nets until we cannot contain the increase! I had a dream recently of a man worshipping, and the spirit of revival was being released through the sound of worship as he sang out, “Let it rain!” The atmosphere was filled with God’s glory! Churches and regions get ready! God is releasing the sound and spirit of revival! God is raising up those that will carry and release the spirit of revival! They will be forerunners of the next move of God’s glory!
JESSE SHAMP, author
AMY SHAMP, author