I received an email from our good friend Don Bell today with a subject line "Two Old Women & a Mighty Revival." It is the story of the Revival in New Hebrides Scotland in the late 1940's. It began with:
There are two things that I would like to say in speaking about the revival in the Hebrides. First, I would like to make it perfectly clear that I did not bring revival to the Hebrides. It has grieved me beyond words to hear people talk and write about the man who brought revival to the Hebrides. My dear people, I didn't do that. Revival was there before I ever set foot on the island. It began in a gracious awareness of God sweeping through the parish of Barvas. Then I would like to make it perfectly clear what I understand of revival. When I speak of revival, I am not thinking of high-pressure evangelism. I am not thinking of crusades or of special efforts convened and organized by man. That is not in my mind at all.
Revival is something altogether different from evangelism on its highest level. Revival is...
By Tim Taylor, 12/10/2014
The picture on the left was provided by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) warning the West Coast about the potential for flooding caused by rain.
Personally I find this fascinating. Why? Because I have some knowledge about what Christ has been doing to connect prayer networks, churches and houses of prayer from northern California to Vancouver BC and beyond. I have seen the earth and heavens response to God's presence before when I used Operation Rolling Thunder to mobilize the Church in Washington state to pray 24/7 for 31 days. We saw 230+ churches in 12 counties participate in that historic prayer. Later we saw record rainfall such that FEMA declared 12 counties in Washington a federal disaster due to flooding. Guess which 12 counties? In fact, King County mobilized twice the volume of prayer compared to the other counties and we saw them break every known rainfall record in history. Why? I submit:
.... The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God...
What is interesting about this flood warning is that I am part of a relatively unknown Pacific Northwest Strategic Prayer Council (PNWSPC). It is made up of leaders of prayer networks, houses of prayer, city reaching movements from Washington to northern California. God has begun to use this councils members to help facilitate more strategic connections with the body of Christ beginning with prayer. The FEMA map of the flood warning just so happens to cover the territory we represent.