Revival and Awakening
Britain is ready for a mighty Revival and Great Awakening! The Great moves of God in the 1600’s, 1700’s and 1800,’s changed the course of our history, but they all began when the nation was in a time of great spiritual and moral darkness. We see the darkness around us in the 20th century but God has not forgotten us!
Revival and Awakening are two distinct but profoundly interconnected supernatural realities.
Revival is the work of God as He brings fresh fire, purity, authority, love and power to His People bringing. The brings the Church into a higher dimension of the spiritual life that would enable Him to move through His Body, unhindered and bring salvation to the wider society.
Awakening is the activity of God as He moves with sovereign power impacts a village, a region or city and even a whole nation. God’s Spirit brings widescale conviction of sin and conviction of the person of Jesus Christ and faith through his gospel. Awakening brings personal salvation on a large scale which in turn leads to transformation of the values of the wider society.
We are very mindful that prophecy given by Smith Wigglesworth in 1947 is yet to be fulfilled:
When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest move of the Holy Spirit that the nations 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 Welsh revivals of former years.
The outpouring of God Spirit will flow over from United Kingdom to mainland Europe and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the Earth.
The History of Revival and Awakening in the UK
The UK has an extraordinary history of Revival and Awakening since the 1600s. There have been hundreds of Revivals/Awakenings in this nation.
Some of them have been large-scale and national such as the First Great Awakening that impacted the entire nation in the 1700’s. Some of them have been smaller and more local - like the Beddgelert revival of 1834, or the Fisherman’s revival in Lowestoft in 1921. This is to name just a small fraction of the revivals in our land over the last 400 years.
Many Christians will have heard of the term revival and may have heard of the Welsh revival of 1904-06 or perhaps the revival on the Isle of Lewis in the 1950s. But because there has not been a full-scale revival in our nation for 80 years the memory understanding of it has grown dim. We believe there is a great need for faith-filled and Spirit-led teaching on revival in our day to awaken faith and understanding that we might play a part in preparing for the move of God that is to come.
What is the point of looking back to past moves of God?
We believe it is critical to recount and understand the wonderful works of God in our own land and to learn from the past. Understanding that God has moved many many times in Revival and Awakening within our nation strengthens our understanding and our faith that God can, and will do it again in our day.
Lord I have heard of your fame I stand in awe of your deeds, repeat them in our day in our time make them known!
Project40 seeks to honour the history of revival in our country and to honour the Lord who released the mighty awareness of his truth and Presence.
It is as if our nation is a dry riverbed that has had many rivers run through it before and we are now ready for another river of Revival and Awakening to flow through once more.
If we do not have a good understanding of the way God works though Revivals and Awakenings.
- How will we recognise the signs?
- How will we know how to pray?
- How will faith be stirred within us?
- Why will we bother to get ready?
Ignorance of the story of Gods work in our nation will mean we dishonour the past work of God, have little energy to resist the present darkness and succumb to the spirit of defeat and hopelessness so prevalent in the Church today. We have a profound need to delight in the wonderful story of Gods mighty works in our very own nation!
- We will seek to sow the seeds of faith and understanding for the coming move of God by using teaching that centres on accounts of revival.
- We will unpack the dynamics of Revival and Awakening and what they might mean for us today.
- Praying for faith to arise in the hearts of believers and for vision to be restored.
- Training believers how to wait and watch so that they do not give up.
- Releasing Prophetic intercessors to act as commando units who are preparing the way for revival by strategically damaging the enemies structures and schemes.
For more on Revival and Awakening watch out for Revival days and the monthly school of Revival.