Sean Feucht is the founder of Burn 24-7 a grassroots global, prayer, worship and missions organization. I see “The Burn” as one of the signs of God’s unique activity in the combining of prayer & mission. Sean and his teams literally travel around the world igniting the fire of prayer and worship in the context of mission. Here’s a blog from his recent trip to Mozambique: Read More
In April I took a trip to the Middle East, visiting four countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt) in ten day. It was a whirlwind. By the end I was physically exhausted but spiritually charged. My heart was filled with wonder at the testimonies I heard. I want to share a few with you to spark your vision and call you to pray for God to move in greater power in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. I have to be vague regarding locations and names for security sake, but just know that these are all testimonies I heard firsthand, asking LOTS of questions to verify the details. Read More
This the account of Smith Wigglesworth’s baptism in the Holy Spirit. The point that sticks out to me is that Wigglesworth had already received and endowment of power and was walking in healing and miracles, yet he knew there was more. He compared his own experience with what he saw in the lives of the apostles and it caused his heart to yearn for a greater baptism. I feel strongly that we must not build our theology around our barrenness. Too many are settling for less when so much more is available. We develop theology that supports our lack, rather than anchoring to the power we see demonstrated in Jesus and the apostle’s lives as our standard. If we would, as Wigglesworth admonished, “Only believe.” All things are possible to him who believes.” (I edited this testimony slightly to make it more readable)
The following account is John G. Lake’s testimony of being baptized in the Holy Spirit. Lake was an avid seeker of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. His testimony highlights how God answers hunger. A point that impressed me is that Lake describes the six months following this experience as a continual wrestle with God in which the Lord convicted Him of sin and brought Him to repentance. Rather than experiencing the immediate fruit of power, he experienced the immediate fruit of love breeding holiness. Lake’s ministry was hallmarked by 100,000 confirmed healings in Spokane, Washington, a huge testimony of the depth of encounter He had with God. How we need “these mighty shocks of power” today. (I’ve edited his account slightly to make it easier to read)
I was awakened by what sounded like a car wreck in our attic. The sound echoed and lingered. Our room lit up like a photographers flash. The frame of the house quaked. The explosion seemed like it was directly above us. Wave after wave of lightning followed with massive thunder claps.
“What time is it?” I thought.
I checked my phone…4 AM. It was an epic thunderstorm. One like I’d only experienced a handful of times. My next thought stirred the yearnings of my heart afresh.
“What day is it?”
Yesterday was a landmark day in our nation. Jason Collins became the first male professional sports athlete to come out of the closet as openly gay. He has received incredible support and encouragement from the likes of our President, First Lady, the NBA commissioner, and fellow pro basketball players and teams. I believe this announcement will have a more powerful affect upon culture than even a state legalizing gay marriage. Why is this so powerful? Two Reasons: 1) the stereotype that it breaks in professional athletics and 2) the widespread celebration by so many notable public figures. My guess is that this is a first domino in a line of many that are soon to fall.
I just returned from a whirlwind trip to the Middle East where I visited four nations, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt, in 11 days. The believers I connected with were absolutely precious, heroes in the kingdom, standing strong in the midst of very challenging circumstances. It was an honor to meet and encourage them in the Lord. I think I was more encouraged by them than they were by me.
The atmosphere of each country is unique but at the same time each has one outstanding thing in common. Each has wholeheartedly embraced Islam as a mainstay of it’s culture. This is evidenced by the many mosques that dot the landscape and the Muslim call to prayer that rings out throughout their cities.
China is home to the largest revival the world has ever seen. Conservative estimates say that 30,000 people are coming to the Lord Jesus daily. That’s approximately 1 million salvations per month. These are not simply crusade evangelism stats of people who filled out a commitment card, there are no crusades or mass evangelism efforts in China. Rather, these are actual conversions of people who are added to the church. Truly the Word of the Lord is running swiftly and being glorified!
I want to burn.
I want to be gripped by the fire of God.
I’m provoked by stories of men who were wholly possessed by God. Roberts, Brainerd, Whitefield, Finney, Edwards, Seymour, Lake. Just the mention of their names stirs my heart and creates a longing for more of God in my life.
I’m equally provoked by my own dullness. I find my life too tidy, too presentable, too tame. I want a heart that’s inflamed, consumed with passion, moving with fervor and zeal. How about you? Do you want to burn? Read More
The greatest need in our nation today is Revival. In fact the ONLY hope for America is Revival. We must have a massive move of the Holy Spirit to answer the extreme problems we face. Nothing else will do. There is no other prescription. God-birthed, God-breathed Revival that gives way to the Third Great Awakening is our only hope.