This entry is part 10 of 17 in the series Revival Series

Angels:

Very often people have testified seeing angels. Psalm 91:11-12 says, “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” (ESV)

angelAngelic ministry is highly suspected among those who have not experienced them. However from Jesus to the disciples, all of them very actively experienced God’s providence, security and deliverance through the angels sent by God. Angels are nothing but strong divine beings that obey the voice of God’s Word. (Psalms103:20) They are certainly available in service to those who are in line with God’s Word.

In Revival, God has sent angels to empower, initiate and anoint the children of God to their God-given destiny. One great example is from the life of Isaiah where an angel took from the coal of heaven and touched his lips, removing his guilt and empowering him to stand up to God’s call.

In Revelation you can see how God extensively used angels at various times to accomplish His will. In one such case angels were holding the winds to pour out God’s wrath. And for those who believe, God still uses angels to release His wind of revival and blessings.

On the other hand, we are also warned not to worship them (Colossians 2:18) nor not to be swayed by any words by angels except for what we read in God’s Word. (Galatians 1:8)

Clouds:

Example Phrase – “Let the cloud of God fill this place”

This mainly refers to the times when God would speak to the people in a cloud, primarily so that people could handle it. At other times God came upon the mountain, the earth shook and people thought they would die.

cloudsGod would ask the people of Israel to prepare themselves by consecrating themselves to receive God’s presence. In Exodus 19:9, the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you…” (ESV)

Exodus 33:9-11 (ESV) says, “When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses. And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, each at his tent door. Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.”

Even today people have testified to seeing a cloud or a mist appearing and filling meetings where the presence of God has been intense.

Wind:

Example Phrase – “Let the wind blow”

windThis could be said as one of the most commonly used phrases in revival. Again, this is mainly because of Acts chapter 2. Acts 2:1-2 says, “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.”

The wind of God that filled the room in Acts did not begin with The Acts of the Apostles. It started right from Genesis, when God breathed into Adam. Sin had corrupted man, making him dead in the Spirit. And when God’s redeemed children were waiting upon God, [just like how Adam and Eve use to wait for the evening dusk where God would walk into the garden,] the Spirit of God was mightily poured upon in Acts of the Apostles.

The wind in revival is nothing but the breath of God that blew upon the valley of dry bones causing them to rise up as an army. This is possible even today when the refreshing wind of the Holy Spirit blows upon us.

Conclusion:

My hope to see the tangible today comes from the fact that the beginning of the New Testament empowerment had tangible elements and no, it was not just feelings. They saw, felt and experienced it!

That also means those that hunger and thirst for God can also have divine encounters and experience heavenly manifestations that confound the natural senses.

Being conscious of an all powerful Sovereign God (who is able to do beyond what we can comprehend) opens our senses to receive those things that are common to the ones that walk in the Spirit.

In all these manifestations, let us not forget to keep our eyes on the God who sends the manifestation than on the manifestation itself.

Enjoy this song that invites God’s glory!

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