*BLOG: Visions of the HARVEST

I’m dreaming again of nations burning with the Fire of God. It’s happened before. Back in 1904 a young fella called Evan Roberts, who lived in South Wales, believed that the nation could be shaken by the power of God and even the whole world changed through that moment of encounter. The people around him including his family felt he’d lost the plot and become a fanatic, even taking him to the Doctors to get his head checked out.

And yet history shows his faith and hunger was right on! Through his faith and others, God birthed a new move of his Spirit on the earth in 1904 called the ‘The Welsh Revival’ that led to 100,000 plus locals turning to Jesus and countless more in the nations, including the USA, India Africa and France within a short time. It inspired another great move in the USA called AZUSA Street, which in turn birthed Pentecostalism and it’s many movements. The impact of these events was incredible. Truly defining a generation. Entire communities saturated by Heaven. 

God looked for someone who wanted to live his dream and found it tucked away in tiny Wales in the person of Evan Roberts a 26 year old nobody. Roberts became a sign and a wonder, a burning man and prophet to his day. But what happened there was beyond one man. It was God taking over. It was God invading a nation and sweeping its people into Paradise. The meetings were run by God. He was firmly in control. 

This week we visited the Church where it all started. I’ve been here so many times but I never grow tired of it. Once more we prayed at the grave of Evan Roberts and his family. They stand as a witness to this generation. A memorial that God can and does answer by fire. That God does and can shake nations. It’s in the land. 

I stood inside the church and leaned against the pillar. I thought again how this pillar ‘heard’ the Spirit worship (something this move was known for) that echoed for hours as God overmastered everyone. Wonder what that sounded like- the ancient song, the Spirit song? I’m not sure we’ve ever heard it like that. But I believe we’re going to again. I dream of it in the night. I have this dumb faith. This incessant belief God is truly for us. That He hears. 

I know what I have seen. Despite all evidence to the contrary and despite the sense of our own failures (which are so evident), I still see the coming harvest and rejoice. Thousands will gather and then spread out again to shape the nations. I have seen it. Young and old. The Joy, the Healing, the Words of Life, the Sounds of Heaven. Jesus owns the Party! He knows how to do it better than anyone. Joy is brooding over our future. 

Maybe this seem unreal to you. Maybe you can’t imagine it. Perhaps I am mad. But if this be madness I pray (as Jonathan Edwards prayed in the Great Awakening)- Let the whole world be gripped with this madness! 

Living for great Papa’s dream, Justin Abraham

11 thoughts on “*BLOG: Visions of the HARVEST

  • All glory to the Father for wanting this for us!! Last autumn, I was busy clearing the acorns from off the grass… I suddenly felt a great urge to pick-up as many as possible: the beautiful, fully formed acorns, but also those not fully-formed, or just the empty ‘cup’ without it’s seed attached… I felt like God was telling me something about the harvest of souls, that everyone is included but also that time was pressing… what I perceived in the natural I am looking for in the spiritual… rise up Church… tell the world that Jesus lives!

  • This Fire symbol has been pretty obvious in the USA this summer. The Catholic Church has an amazing political ad with important words like Marriage & Life being formed by the smith in the fire…and I am somewhat obsessing over the Seraphim…have created two, and am working on a larger scale piece.
    Bring Your fire!

  • Justin, thanks for dreaming in public so we can all echo hearty AMENS to your faith. I’m writing from Thailand, and we’re also believing for a fiery move of God here that transforms the foundations of this nation. So, I say AMEN, and thank you for stirring us up to prayer.

  • God is here and that to bless us
    With the Spirit’s quickening power
    See the cloud already bending
    Waits to drop the grateful shower

    Let it come O Lord we pray Thee
    Let the showers of blessing fall
    We are waiting and expecting Thee
    To revive the hearts of all

    God is here we feel His presence
    In this consecrated place
    But we need the soul refreshing
    Of His free unbounded grace

    God is here oh then believing
    Bring to Him our one desire
    That His Love may now be kindled
    Till it’s flame each heart inspire

    Saviour, grant the prayer we offer
    While in simple faith we bow
    From the windows of Thy mercy
    Pour us out a blessing now!

    James L Black

  • Jesus Christ said, If you being evil know how to giive good things to your children, how much more will God give the Holy Spirit to those who ask. Holy Spirit come and fill the Nations with your presence, power, conviction of sin and the judgement to come. We cry out day and night, “Holy Spirit come.”

  • You have this ability to inspire and stir the glory in others. I love the raw passion, the madness for more of Him in you. John Wimber used to say: I’m a fool for Christ; who’s fool are you? Bting on the madness Yeshua! Let the river flow. Bless you Justin – go man go!!! TC

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