Lesson 245 - GOD’S RECIPE FOR REVIVAL! The Book of Revelation (Part 1)
By Frank Eiklor and the Shalom Team
It hit me like a bolt of lightning: what I believe to be an encounter with the God of eternity in December, 2018. It was like a no-pause conversation between two spirits—the Holy Spirit and mine. I truly believe I heard from our Lord.
The Lord: “You have the recipe for My Church’s revival.” That was lightning bolt 1.
Servant Frank: “Is this You talking in my spirit, Lord?”
The Lord: “What is the last of the many New Testament books you memorized 50 years ago?”
Servant Frank: “The book of Revelation.”
The Lord: “How have you kept it fresh in your head and heart for these years?”
Servant Frank: “By reviewing the 22 chapters—one chapter a day—every 3 weeks (two chapters on day 21).”
Lightning bolt 2—A stunned Servant Frank: “Wow, Lord! I have reviewed the Book of Revelation for around 50 years and counting!?”
The Lord: “Have I used that book to warn, rebuke, encourage, frighten, thrill and challenge you? Have I used it to show you glimpses of My glory and kept you in My fear with a burning heart and fire in your belly? What do I most often use to fill you with a fear of pretension and lukewarmness?”
An awed Servant Frank: “The words of Your Revelation.”
The Lord: “You must teach what I have taught you. Much of My Church is cold and compromised—married to the world, not to Me. The time for the fires of revival can happen now!”
Servant Frank: “Oh God, let me feel Your grief for a crippled Church, a still-blinded Israel and a lost world. But Lord, why wait until now—in my 80’s! —to open my eyes that Revelation contains Your recipe for revival that does not fade away?”
The Lord: “I have used this Book to prevent you from ever living a lie. I have caused first-love for Me to be the rule of your life for all these years. You are part of my evidence that the years should always be filled with a heart that burns for Me.”
Servant Frank: “Lord, I feel I hardly know You! But I’m crucified with Christ—a dead man—and under Your ownership. Do what You want.”
This incredible encounter has only grown stronger. I find it almost scary. My eyes are open to why Satan has hijacked the Book of Revelation through fear put in millions of Christians (like the following) over arguments about a future rapture, while hiding present-day truths that can heal the Church’s rupture and bring revival.
“Revelation? It’s too complicated. I don’t read it.”—Christian Layman
“I rarely preach from Revelation. It’s too divisive.”—Pastor
“If you don’t accept our view of the rapture, you can’t serve on the church board.”—an “almost” Elder
“I’m sure it’s inspired. I just can’t get inspired reading it. —Sunday School Teacher
“Revelation? Signs and symbols about tomorrow that cause a lot of arguments today.”—Christian Businessman
“Only a well-trained theologian should teach that book.”—Christian Professor
The Entreaty “Church—wake up!”
They bought a lie! Here is the truth! Revelation Contains God’s recipe for revival!!
These 22 chapters trumpet God’s call to first-love passion for His Son instead of drowning in lukewarmness and mediocrity. Each of us can be—should be—a breathing, walking, enduring revival in our world. I choose to be. Will you join me?
Many saints are praying for God’s fire. I want to strike a match and see what happens with all God has shown me in that Book over 50 years. Much of the Church is asleep. It’s time to wake up!
A helpless, hopeless, despairing drowning world will see God’s love and life explode in saints everywhere—rather than “same old, same old—churchianity”.
God’s heart will be satisfied when the Church is obsessed with His Son—not with self.
So, let’s get started on God’s Recipe for Revival.
(To be continued.)
"Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ" (I Corinthians 11:1)
The ST. PAUL SCHOOL, with Frank Eiklor, Eileen Young and Cecilia Contreras