The Lord always comes where He’s wanted.
Although there is no where we can go to escape the presence of God (Psalm 139:7) and although He’s in all and fills all (Ephesians 4:6); He visits where He’s invited with His manifest presence.
I truly believe that as we endeavor to make Jesus the most famous person in church again by proclaiming the testimony of God and by going low before Him, He will visit us in amazing ways.
Humility welcomes the King. It bows low in reverence and lays all at His feet.
Jesus came in meekness and we must receive Him in meekness.
When the gentle King visited Jerusalem in the final days of His earthly ministry (Matthew 21:5), He was greeted by the humility of the people who blanketed His path with their jackets and palm branches.
Their humility erupted in shouts of praise to the Son of David as they blessed the One who came near to them on a donkey.
His very visit caused a stir in the city and the people began to ask, “Who is this?”
The crowds responded by declaring, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee” (Matthew 21:10-11).
I believe we are getting ready to experience similar things.
I believe we are going to bow low before Him and turn our hearts fully to Him.
I believe that as Jesus begins to visit the lowliness of His people and inhabit their praises, we can expect our cities to be shaken.
It’s important to note that Jesus’ visit to Jerusalem resulted in a few things.
The first thing that took place was this: Jesus brought order to the house of the Lord and drove out what did not belong (Matthew 21:12-13).
True and genuine moves of God expose counterfeits.
I believe that there is going to be a great cleansing that takes place both in individual and corporate lives.
The very light of His presence will cause many to repent over their indifference, their apathy, their pride, their lack of honor, their selfish ambition, and the idols they worship.
Jesus wants His church back.
Jesus wants His bride.
The second thing that takes place is this: The poor in spirit and the children recognize who He is (Matthew 21:14-15).
Those that recognized that they were in need of a physician came to Him.
Their humility resulted in their healing.
It’s the humble of heart and the children who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
It’s for this reason that I believe we are going to see a move of God among our young people.
In fact, I feel the need to stress this point: We are getting ready to bear witness to the beginnings of revival among our children and teens.
There will be a multitude of them that get saved this coming year.
A massive wave of evangelism is about to sweep across this generation.
I also believe that as we continue to proclaim Christ, we will see an increase in healing and
The third thing that takes place is this: The religious spirit sought to snuff out both the wonderful things Jesus was doing and the praise of the children (Matthew 21:15).
I believe we can expect many in the church to not fully comprehend what God is doing and, in fact, begin to fight against it.
It will want to control what’s happening by its own standards and will persecute anything that
doesn’t fit its understanding.
But I declare and I believe that its opposition will not stand a chance against the advancement of God’s kingdom and His purposes.
The more Jesus becomes famous to us individually…
the more we preach Him corporately…
and the more we seek Him privately…
the more He will begin to visit us.
His very presence will cause a stirring within our cities…
it will result the cleansing of His church…
it will cause the sick to be healed…
it will provoke the religious…
and it will result in the salvation of many children and teens.
Even though revival can be messy, it’s always worth it in the end.
Religious intimidation pales in comparison to God filling the emptiness of the human heart.
- Brian Connolly, Faith Like Birds Ministries