Revival or Disaster Headed for US West Coast?

by | Feb 7, 2012 | Charisma Archive, Uncategorized

rick joynersmallOne of the greatest revivals of all time began at Azusa Street in Los
Angeles in 1906. The wretched former stable burned so brightly with the
glory of God that for a time it was called “the second most famous
address in the world.” God can do it again, and will, if we want it
enough.

Every revival in history seems to be the result of a few
people becoming so hungry for God that they wanted Him more than oxygen.
Those who have such hunger will not be denied. It’s time to seek a
revival that becomes the most famous address in the world. It’s time to
seek a move of God that won’t quit moving.

I’ve seen in visions and dreams the destruction that is
destined, especially on our West Coast. This has caused some to say that
I have a hatred for our West Coast, which is not true, but rather the
opposite. I really can’t help what I dream, and though a psycho analyst
might say it is the result of deep feelings, I know these are prophetic
dreams
. They never leave me pleased, but rather I’m grieved enough to
take all of the heat for sharing them with the hope that people will
listen, repent, and they will not have to come true.

I’ve also seen the harvest that is coming at the end of
this age. Why can’t the destruction be preempted by revival? If God
saved wicked Nineveh with the preaching of Jonah, would He not save the
potential millions who could be lost in impending disasters? We have the
sure testimony of Scripture that He would much rather do this.

So why doesn’t He? He’s waiting for those to arise who will
lay down their own lives and agendas to become the intercessors He must
have. He’s waiting for preachers to arise who are willing to stand
against any amount of scorn, ridicule, or persecution to declare God’s
truth, righteousness, and justice without compromise. He is willing. Are
we?  

The Lord lit the fire on the altars of His tabernacle in
the wilderness and the temple in Jerusalem. He then commanded the
priests to keep these fires going. Likewise, only God can start an
authentic revival, but only man can end it by not keeping the fire
going. For this to be done, there must be an underlying hunger for God
and willingness on the part of His people to sacrifice their own
purposes to give themselves for His purposes.

I’ve had to prophesy many negative things over the last few
years, and like it or not (and many don’t), we have a track record of
accuracy. Quite a few have listened, evaluated, believed, prepared, and
have prospered. I know the prepared will prosper in all times, but I
would rather not prosper because of catastrophe. Our first goal should
be to warn so that the catastrophe does not have to happen. Everything
will be settled and made right on the Judgment Day, which is what I’ve
resolved to live for.

Our West Coast is about to be shaken like it has never been
shaken before. I am encouraging everyone I know to pray for more time,
but we don’t have much time. Others also have been seeing similar things
along the New Madrid fault line along the Mississippi River. Some have
seen this linked with when the U.S. puts serious pressure on Israel to
divide Jerusalem. There are amazing parallels between things we have
done to Israel with natural disasters that have struck our country.
These are not a coincidence.

My bringing these up after the Japan earthquake hit did
create one more controversy in a long list of controversies in my life. I
don’t like controversy, but I realize that not much can be accomplished
in these times without it. Though I do not claim to have handled or
articulated any word perfectly, and I do spend a lot of time
second-guessing myself, in this case the more controversy that is
stirred up by this word the better. It is a true word, and the
controversy is causing more people to talk about it. Some on the West
Coast have started hearing for themselves, even some of the most
vehement doubters, and for this I am very thankful.

Even so, the day this begins to unfold on our West Coast
will be the worst day of my life. I learned a long time ago that you are
unlikely to get credit for accurate prophecies until you’re dead and no
longer a threat. For this reason, I don’t even consider being
vindicated. I would much rather be wrong about this one, but I know I’m
not. Since the Japan earthquake and tsunami, I have been feeling the
grief more and more for our own countrymen that are on our West Coast.

I am thankful too that so many great churches and works
of God are on our West Coast, and hopefully all of them can be spared
and be like a Goshen. I know great churches and great saints will be
needed there like never before. I have considered that this may be why
they are not hearing this word—God does not want all of them to leave.
We must be praying now for the strengthening and protection of God’s
people on our West Coast, that they will be mightily used by Him, and
that many will be saved for every one who is lost in the impending
disasters.

The greatest need of all is for voices of repentance to
come with the anointing of John the Baptist, or even Jonah, that would
bring the conviction and the repentance that would compel the Lord to
give us more time. America must have another Great Awakening to make it
through the crises we’re now in, but we are in immediate need of revival
on our West Coast. Please join me in praying for this every day.

Some of you have expressed a desire for me to stop
talking about this, expressing concern for how it is hurting my
ministry. First, I really appreciate your concern, but really, I don’t
think it is hurting me, but even if it was, I am not here to build a
ministry or to have a reputation, but simply to do God’s will. As we
discussed last year in the WFTW, there is a “burden of the Lord” that
those who would be His servants must accept when it comes. My biggest
concern is that I’m so timid that I fail to give the warning in a way
that people can hear. Every alarm has to be annoying to wake us up, and
I’m very happy to be annoying if it helps people to wake up. Even so,
thank you for your concern.

About the author: Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Publications and Ministries (morningstarministries.org) based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also the author of numerous books, including the best-selling The Final Quest and a recently updated version of Overcoming Evil in the Last Days (Destiny Image).

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