On February 8, at the ecumenical “Asbury University” breaks out a so-called “Asbury revival” for over 13 days where tens of thousands flocked to Kentucky where “attendees recorded the scene of hundreds raising their hands whilst singing a hymn at the auditorium. Clips spawned social media days after the Christian movement, He Gets Us, broke the internet with its $7 million advert at the Superbowl.”
At the same time thousands gather for Jesus March Revival in California where “Christian rock band ‘United Revival’ performed for the crowd and shared testimonies of how their faith has impacted and transformed their lives.” United Revival’s foundational beliefs includes the doctrine of Trinity. Trinity is a fruit of the great apostasy which is the central doctrine of the Roman Catholic church along with such false doctrines as Sunday keeping and immortality of the soul.
On February 24, Hollywood, which no obedient Christian would sanction, will release a movie entitled “Jesus Revolution” that depicts the story of the “Jesus People Movement” in the 60’s amid Asbury revival.
According to report on Christian post, the director “traveled to Asbury to witness the revival firsthand – and it was, he said, “unbelievable… “We’re not pastors or politicians, we’re entertainers. So the best we can do is to just tell the story of the last time this happened in American society as authentically as possible in hopes that people will say, ‘this can happen again. It’s going to happen now. It’s our turn. It’s our time.’ And that’s my hope. So to see that happen, even before the film comes out. It’s really, really cool.”
Bible prophecy foretold that a great movement under the Loud Cry of Revelation 18 will happen before the true Jesus’ second coming. The announcement “Babylon is fallen” made by the second angel in Revelation 14:8 is repeated with the additional corruptions entering the churches since the Advent movement in 1844. Since the SDA church failed to carry out the truth and apostatized, there is a small number of Christians who continue the work declaring the present truth message of exposing the sins of Babylon which will eventually swell into a loud cry! But satan wanted to hinder this work and will introduce a counterfeit revival to deceive even the very elect. The apostle Paul declares that it is “after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9.
When modern revival under a religious guise appeals only to attract the imagination and excites the emotions by using entertainments, sports, hollywood, so-called “Christian” rock music, and other worldly means, we can only discern that the interest will die out soon for it is not in the order of God. By setting aside the Law of God as the standard of all revival in Isaiah 8:20, there is truly NO light in them! From such turn away.
True revival convicts the conscience and separate sins in his heart and true reformation or change of habits and practices to holiness follows.
“A revival and a reformation must take place under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit. Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing this work they must blend.” Review and Herald, February 25, 1902.
Let us pray that the Lord will shower us the Latter Rain in abundance.
Are you ready? Are you sure?!