You nearing 80 and me 70 makes us elders in the Hope of Our Father in Heaven abd Our Lords Jesus's Hope, but before that hope can be enguaged ,one must stand in Faith.
And if in Faith then His Hope become the foundation of His Love in us, all of which is founded on the freedom that Truth provides.
I agree with your” hope” and it is manifested out of one’s Faith, presenting the wisdom of God’s Love as the greatest outcome of the principle that the Righteousness of God is foundational for the Peace of God and without that Peace then no Joy.
Your shared: His grace can then empower us from within to live in His pattern and plan.
From a prophetic perspective perhaps we are praying “amiss” via His pattern and pland ,that being for something that is an old an powerless concept of what happen when men “gave up” seeking the church and being dead to the ideal of having anything religious , sought for the “first time” the Kingdom of God.
I speak here of what some in our generation has experienced as a “Revival” of which there is no question Our Lord was present. However these events may have been just that as an experience of preaching what men thought was the way, and finding no power in and among themselves" sit down "dead in their souls on what to do and repented. Once Repented,... then the ability to “set” within the Power of the Perception or Our Lord Work within them manifested the Nine Gifts and the Nine Fruits of the Spirit of Truth to move for the renewal, resurgence, and revitalization of the minds of men so the “forgiveness” of one another, let alone their own subjective sins could be understood and manifested as “self control”.
Self-Control ,so that whn offended did not scatter themselves in the fear of offence of speaking the truth about both their understanding or the lack of it...
So my hope for you this summer is not for a revival, but the Faith to set together in hope , power, and peace of a Kingdom Gathering....
Yes, one could say Revival is a “legitimate” supplication/prayer in the minds of a Gentile formed perception of and external physical mindset founded on the wisdom of this worlds “way of having a Functional Faith”. And all can see these church based events are manifested as any one of countless thousands of so called Christian Organizations called churches see’s as what “seems like” a righteous way, of being revivied but is it?
May be at this time we should remain dead in Christ!
Or was to form a revival even the Way of God, Who Himself as One Father Way, via His Grace would add to His Family and then approved of the ongoing un-for giving self-righteous stand of these individual Faiths, all divided in what, when, and how their proclamation’s are as a matter of Godly Truth “The only holy ones” who have the external right approach that surly has God blessing is on them because they are now rich in identity all due to their “own righteousness manifested as “revival”.
But , if we are to speak truth in love can we also set as one (together)as manifested “forgiveness” in the Peace of Our Lord and ask: “Is it a matter of a prayer of the past , present , of future ,by way of and for our own understanding of the present day Revelation of Christ ; as Our Lord Way of the Kingdom God that He “revitalizes” using this form of staged event that only the rich can attend?
Better than that: “One of prayer for the “Kingdom to come” as a matter of supplication only or does it alose come from Truth-filled Godly Intersession?”
And who is it among men that would not say they want a “Revival” as a matter of praying in the Spirit, but what of the Godly Prophetic Intersession seeking the Righteousness of God as manifested Truth?
Here the Prophetic Word of God tells us we can confess with our mouths (even in a “revival” and forgo the believing in our heart’s to live in a patterned approach that allows us to relate in Peace via something within us = and ongoing eternal Kingdom Revival... in the light of our lives in Christ and not in the light of the world decieving men via an angel of light.
Perhaps there is a Kingdom revitalization going on right now, and because it is within and not without; where it cannot be seen and evaluated by men in ministry who say they can see, not knowing when they say they can see, Our Lord say’s they are blind; is something one could say that is not a matter of supplication but intercession in principle.
Perhaps we are still given not to go back to our place of life and are still stand around “gazing up into the heavens!”
Traditionally as a prophesied way of the Gentle mind set on division of the Truth of the Unity of the Faith is too hard to do,… as opposed to trusting Christ and Our Father in Heaven to bind us up in both the Spirit and Truth of a Oneness of a Kingdom within us!
The why not wonder why no revival has come; therefore why not be given over to the ideal there is no place to go to set in a one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women his: “our brethren”.
Act 1:11-14 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Is this THE WAY FOR THIS YOUNGER GENERATION, that as a matter of an old mindset that seemed reasonable functional but in the use of a false concept of righteousness we want “them to make “their “stand “as opposed to Christ’s Stand to show ( be seen) doing and praying via their good works = a form , yet void of power?
And could it now be more relevant of a church mind set/ thinking, as opposed to a Kingdom Way of thinking = for this reason; there is no healing of the sick, cleansing of any diseases, let alone raising the dead or casting out of devils because we thought these things should be a matter of our public identity?
The reason being that: No feely giving, then no freely receiving and no power of the Kingdom of God as a family Function of Our Father in Heavens’ Love; manifested in the Working Gifts of those of men and women of His choosing, but the so called and formed theological sound way of a worldly Gentile thinking?
However we want to thing one thing is for sure! This is the manifested and “Acceptable or Favorable Day of the Lord”…. is coming to an end…. and with it the False Way Satan has established his way of calling = that of the Church’s of Christianity, “The King Himself is allowing a correction, as the Mind of Christ has moved within the Body= His Body.
And what is that this younger generation, and some having come way from this old traditional thinking has felt the Knowledge of His Understanding among them. And if you were to ask them in Spirit for the Truth, all are seeking not some Revival of Christ, but the Return of Christ for a Revival of mankind itself.
And what is the proof of this HOPE? I believe they will depart from this false way or worship given to charging for anything, let along the giving of personally charged published revelation as salt that has lost its “what”?
Luk 14:33-35 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear let him hear…
And where are the Apostles and Prophets who have freely received, that can freely give without being accused of not loving as Christ loved? Charging for revival or anything else they can ask for just to keep the money in their own pockets to support and please their well trained conservative rich counter parts in the U.S. Congress.
Divided in Church’s, why not our nation HOPE?
Mat 10:7-8 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Last you wrote via your supplication:
Hear our cry, O Lord, and bring a mighty rolling fire of kingdom revival and Holy Spirit outpouring across the land now in this year of 2013 and beyond.
And I will pray via my intersession:
Thank you Lord for hearing our cry and bring the fire of the Spirit of Truth upon this nation exposing it sin of pride and greed outwardly, while moving quietly in your Way to bring forth the Kingdom of God into the hearts of men via the Revelation of your Only Begotten Son, for the coming forth of your Kingdom and your Power, and Your Glory the is not found in the way of the wisdom of this world… being beyond them that are rich.