“And if ye
go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall
blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your
God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.”
“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy
mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD
cometh, for it is nigh at hand;”
I am heading out back to Africa again in a couple of weeks, this time to Nigeria, and I am expecting bigger things than has happened in the last three trips to Africa.
Although I have never been to Nigeria, I believe that it is very much like Kenya in spiritual hunger. The people there want God, not as a matter of convenience, but desperately. And desperation is the fuel that makes revival burn.
Africa is field of dry grass just waiting for someone to strike a match to start a blaze that will set the whole continent on fire. I believe that God has called me to strike that match. I may not be the only one striking the match, but I sure am lighting fires wherever I go, and they are starting to burn. I am ready to light a fire in Nigeria also and watch the fires burn across the continent and consume Africa.
There was a time when I would have shied away from proclaiming such a thought, but no longer. I believe God is on the move and He is looking for servants to step up to the challenge. All He needs is a yielded vessel, and He will do all the rest.
But I am looking for more than just some “work” from God. I’m looking for a supernatural, Holy Ghost driven Revival that will burn so hot that we will feel the heat back here in the U.S. – a revival that will rock the whole world!
A friend of mine told me that the devil would tell you, “Who do you think you are? You’re taking too much upon yourself”, while God is pressing forth the challenge to you that you aren’t thinking big enough, you’re not setting your goals high enough, you’re not believing God enough. Reach for the stars, and God will lift you up to touch them. You can’t do it; He can. All He needs is for you to believe Him.
I believe Him. I am going over there expecting a miracle, expecting an outpouring of the Holy Ghost, and expecting a great and mighty move of God. I believe that I will strike a match that will set these people ablaze. They are just waiting for someone to come who will rip down the curtain of doubt and point the way to freedom. It is time for a revival.
It may sound boastful of me, but I have seen the hunger these people have for God, I have seen the Spirit of God crash down from the heavens in service after service over there, and I have seen God transform them and invest them with the holy boldness of Christian warriors.
I have also learned that it is not dependant upon me – it is dependant upon them, and they are like over-ripe fruit ready to fall into God’s hands, like a savanna of dry grass that is so dry and brittle that it crumbles in your hand.
All I have to do is strike the match.
|Chapter 1 - Lagos||Chapter 14 - Showdown|
|Chapter 2 - Preliminaries||Chapter 15 - Running before the fire|
|Chapter 3 - Into the Heart of Nigeria||Chapter 16 - Coffee in Kaduna|
|Chapter 4 - Back in Lagos||Chapter 17 - Elijah in Minna|
|Chapter 5 - Pastors Conference||Chapter 18 - A Hard Message|
|Chapter 6 - Striking a Match||Chapter 19 - A small church in Suleja|
|Chapter 7 - A Sea of Mud||Chapter 20 - the Nigerian Soul|
|Chapter 8 - A curse over Lagos||Chapter 21 - Two Cultures|
|Chapter 9 - Meeting a King||Chapter 22 - the Vision and the Message|
|Chapter 10 - Leaving Lagos behind||Chapter 23 - A Final Battle|
|Chapter 11 - A Place of Persecution||Chapter 24 - Going Home|
|Chapter 12 - Two Churches||the Maguzawa People - from Pastor Paul|
|Chapter 13 - Kanu|