The Return: a time to let God reveal and heal – – Lindy-Ann Hopley

I believe this is a word for many. I will be sharing raw and real, but I believe it’s time to let God reveal to heal.

A moment in history as more than a million people from across the world joined to pray online and in person.

If my people who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways – then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land” – – 2 Cor 7:14

May my journey inspire you on yours.

In the Jewish calendar we have not recently just stepped into a new year, but also the time to RETURN to God.

Saturday September 26 2020 marked the start of Yom Kippur — the day of repentance and return. I joined more than 80 000 people in person in Washington DC on the National Mall for a day of repentance and prayer.

There is much to do in the nations as far as prayer for the greatest awakening to come, but as individuals we have to heed to God’s shining light of conviction in our own hearts for this also.

The hour is upon us where we hold on to the memorials of the faithfulness of God to take us through the valley and let Him purge our hearts.

“Search me and know me God” is my cry.

Having stayed in the late Leonard Ravenhill’s home for three months recently in Tyler, Texas, God was doing a deep work.

Listening to stories of the late Keith Green, David Wilkerson, Lauren Cunningham, Steve Hill and others, who all found themselves praying in the Ravenhill office, was beyond profound. I found myself often face-on-the-floor crying out for revival – – not just in the world, but in me.

But not just that — it was also challenging. The deposit in the atmosphere of thousands of hours of prayer created an open heaven that left me crying on that floor often…

One thing these generals were known for was having a reverence for God,a fear of the Lord, holiness, humility and revival.

I heard a story of revivalist Steve Hill on his deathbed when he was terribly sick in hospital making a sound of pain as he was turning. His family looked towards him with concern in the hospital room. He said to them “Don’t you dare look at me like that. This is nothing compared to what Jesus suffered on the cross”.

This struck me like a sword, cutting through bone and marrow. Cutting into my lacksy-daisy entitlement mentality which I hadn’t even realised I was walking around with. Would I really worship God in and through EVERYTHING?! Was I able not to question Him and be still and know that He is God?

Do I truly have a revelation that God owes us NOTHING! That our reward is simply to know Him. This is amazing grace. Or have I become about seeking the candies in His house with an ungrateful attitude if I do not get what I want? A hunger for greater depth of character – – humility, holiness, honour and hunger.

2019 was one of the most difficult years for me – – possibly ever. It was one thing after the other. But at the pace I run with being busy with God’s stuff I often push pain under the carpet in order to move on. But God, in His faithfulness, as I lay on Ravenhill’s carpet crying and praying, brought things to remembrance that needed dealing with. Such a conviction of the fear of the Lord that I could no longer hide them from myself and avoid the pain. I opened old emails and topics that stung like death itself.

The time of being busy for God was being challenged. Am I still busy WITH God?

Picking up the book Good Morning Holy Spirit to read for the first time in years since an encounter with Holy Spirit that rocked me.

Holy Spirit – I miss you. I want more.

When God reveals, He plans to heal. If we let Him. “Confess your sins to one another and you will be healed” – James 5:16

All of this is in preparation for the greatest outpouring the world has ever seen! He is coming soon. He is coming for a spotless blameless bride.

God is moving. Do you know Him?

John 3:16. Invite Jesus in today.

Let us humble ourselves and pray.

Revival awaits.

Love & Fire
Ev. Lindy-Ann Hopley

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