King Josiah And Revival

Then He showed me that it was to be a Josiah revival I regularly listen to the bible on tape; sometimes the Lord will illuminate some passage and give its application. He gave me this scripture speaking of King Josiah. And quickened it as applying to America!

2 Kings 23

25. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there [any] like him.

26 Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocation's that Manasseh had provoked him withal.

27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.

The Josiah revival as described in Kings is the pattern that will come to pass in America. There is a great revival, a cleansing and repentance, yet the Lord still said he would bring judgment upon Judah for the sins of Manasseh, for the innocent blood he shed.

Here is a pattern of revival followed by judgment. Consider there remarks by Mary Stewart Relfe of the League of Prayer, commenting on the Word from Dimitri Duduman.

"Revival, for which League of Prayer is praying, is always accompanied by or followed by Judgment. Judgment is not a pleasant subject. The prophet Isaiah calls judgment Gods "strange work" (Isaiah 28:21).

For example, after the great revival of 1858, when millions of people were won to the Lord in this nation, The Civil War soon broke out and took the lives of multitudes, many of whom God had saved.

After the great Wales awakening, that swept the world in 1904 through 1912, World War I broke out and millions of people who were saved in that great revival, their lives were taken in the war. It seems that God always extends his great hand of mercy, before he sends judgment. (The same pattern is seen in the Cambodian Revival of the early 1970's.)

While America goes happily along, I can assure that the Holy Spirit has born witness in my heart that the Church is on the Cutting Edge of a great outpouring of God's Spirit in America."

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