For several months, the Holy Spirit keeps bringing 1 Kings 18 to mind. Each time we now declare, “We hear the sound of abundance of rain. We declare it over my household, the households of Come Rest, and all the households of the Body of Christ!” The Lord is giving us faith for declaring His unprecedented abundance—financially, relationally, and spiritually. Ask the Lord to do the same with you. Two weeks ago, I awoke to the words “Irish revival.” I went online and was immediately taken to the 1859 Ulster Revival. Check it out. Years of spiritual drought ended when four newly saved lay people began gathering and crying out to the Lord for Him to pour out His Spirit upon Ireland. Eventually, thousands of in-home prayer gatherings resulted in over 100,000 lost people saved, countless believers renewed. Kindness, praise, and generosity replaced hatred, cursing, and stinginess in daily discourse. The Irish revival spread to Scotland where 300,000 were saved; then to Great Britain producing unprecedented missionary zeal for the nations. Real revival has deep, lasting effects upon nations.
We need His awakening rains in America. That night the Lord made it clear to me that the recent “bomb cyclone” that visited and flooded the Midwest is a sign in the natural from Him precedingwhat He is bringing to America in the spiritual. The next morning as Kim and I were praying about a new Rehoboth house, she heard the Lord say to her heart, “REMAIN WILLING.” Though He has shown we do not need a large property going forward, He wants us to remain willing to let our home be open for prayer in the coming revival–whatever He desires. A few days later, as we drove I-380 through Cedar Rapids, Kim happened to glance out at the exact moment to see a large neon scrolling sign read, “KIM, READY TO RACE?” Wow. When the abundance of rain finally hit, the hand of the Lord moved upon Elijah and he supernaturally outraced evil King Ahab’s chariot to Jezreel. During his life, Billy Graham once prophesied the next great revival of America would spring from the Methodists. He said to watch the Methodists. The Lord recently helped the United Methodists to officially stand for the His Word; faithfully opposing the ordination or marriage of those who practice homosexuality. In the context of 1 Kings 18, it’s like a small cloud the size of a man’s hand in the sky. Jesus said, “I only do what I see My Father doing. I only speak what I hear My Father saying.” He describes the lifestyle of rest—the Spirit-led life. Resting in the Lord is letting Him love us and lead us at His pace. Sometimes He sits. Sometimes He walks. Sometimes He runs. We declare the sound of the abundance of His rain for America. Join us. It’s coming. Everyday believers meeting night or day in one another’s homes beseeching Heaven for outpouring on Earth. His resounding praise and resplendent presence manifest in the churches. His renewing joy and restorative kindness manifest on the streets. Open your hearts, your mouths, your homes afresh. Remain willing; ready to race.
We continue format/cover work on our new book! Thanks for continued prayers! Keep sending your requests! Thank you!
We love and bless you all!
Dick & Kim Speight