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Word for Great Britain and Beyond – The Winds of Revival
From Robert Joy 6 May 18:
Recently, when praying, I had a clear vision for the nation of Great Britain and beyond. It was panoramic, a crystal clear vision. I’ve had lots of dreams and visions but there have been few that put so much attention on the need for an immediate response.
In the vision, I was standing as if in the sea looking towards the white cliffs of Dover from Europe. And I saw the Union Jack flag positioned at the top of the white cliffs of Dover. I noticed that the flag wasn’t blowing. It was just stationary, motionless. And as I looked in this vision, I saw this huge dense thick block of ice wrapped round the flag that was preventing the flag from blowing; the wind couldn’t get to it.
And the Lord began to speak to me; he said, ‘Son, the majority of the church in this nation has become cold. It’s become lifeless; it’s become just religious.’
And the cry came in my heart, ‘Where is the wind; where is the wind?’ When I say wind, I’m talking about the Spirit of God. In Acts 2:2 it describes the Spirit of God as the wind: Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm (TPT). It wasn’t just a little tinkling breeze. This was an outpouring of the Spirit of God with such ferocity, with such violence, that when it came, it shook the whole place. 120 were baptised in the Spirit of God, with tongues of fire remaining on them, infusing them, empowering them. This wasn’t a natural wind. This was the Spirit of God. When you look at the Word wind in the Greek or Hebrew, it always points to the breath of God or the Spirit of God. It is the pneuma, the ruach, the breath of God.
And I just felt like there’s a wind coming, there’s a wind coming, but I tell you, the wind will only touch those who lay their lives down. A few days after the first vision, I was praying in my living room, just ministering to the Lord, and I had a picture of me, and my face was right by the floor, low low down. And I saw like a wind coming; it went right through my face.
And I said, ‘Lord, what does that mean?’ And He said, ‘Son, the wind that is coming will only touch the lowly. It will only touch those that are contrite and laid down and humble, that put down their own agenda, that lay down their own platforms and their own programmes and their own plans – lay their face to the ground in the spirit, and say: ‘God, how dare I try and do anything without your presence?’
God resists the proud. And so God’s holding back from so many churches this incredible wind of his Spirit because hearts are cold. And all he wants you to do is just to lay yourself down, and he’ll release the Holy Spirit like we’ve never known before.
And last night God spoke to me, and he said, ‘I’m about to revive revival. And what the Lord showed me was this: the wind is about blow and it’s going to pick back up every single one of those ancient revivals; all of them will be resurrected and restored. There is going to be a revival like we have never seen before. It will be THE GREATEST AWAKENING, not just another great awakening. It will be like we have NEVER EVER KNOWN!
The Welsh revival will be picked back up; the Hebrides revival; the Azusa St revival. Pensacola and Toronto and all those outpourings. They all brought with them something unique to the body of Christ. The Azusa St revival was all about the outpouring of the gift of tongues and the ministry gifts. And words of knowledge and all that stuff being released again. I’m telling you, we’re about to see a word of knowledge revival like we have never seen before. The Lord is about to release everyday people to go into the marketplaces and to get words of knowledge and release people from their bondage, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Acts 2 says: ‘This is what I will do in the last days…’ Here is the gauge, the benchmark, the true litmus test of what God is doing in the church. God clearly says, ‘I will do this in the last days: I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God. The Holy Spirit will come upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy. (Acts 2:17-18 TPT)
God wants to blow in such a way that the streets of our land are filled with everyday revivalists, hungry to see God move in the marketplaces and stun the world as Jesus’ power is revealed.
And what the Lord said to me was this, that the wind that is coming is going to carry with it refreshing; it’s going to carry with it healing; it’s going to carry with it anointing; it’s going to carry with it forgiveness and mercy and grace. It’s going to carry with it fresh songs of the Lord and fresh prophetic words and raise up men and women of God, young and old.
But at the same time as it blows in carrying something in, it’s also going to carry something out. It’s going to carry out your hardships; it’s going to carry out your strivings; it’s going to carry out your failings; it’s going to carry out your insecurity; it’s going to carry out your judgements of one another.
It’s going to bring us to our knees. And the same wind that carries in the glory of God will carry out the worldliness and the Babylonian church thinking. And it’s going to be an incredible wind of the Spirit. And I believe it’s coming over from Europe; I believe it’s going to hit Great Britain; I believe it’s going to affect the whole continent of Europe. There is going to be an incredible reviving of all of those revivals. It’s going to fill stadiums around the world; it is going to fill fields and carparks.
My wife Lydia had a dream the other night; she said, ‘You were giving a word of knowledge in a pub and the guy came forward, responded to the word of knowledge. As you gave it to him, the dream turned; there was a huge queue going right out the pub – people waiting for you to prophesy over them. Two days later, Anna Sofia, a friend of ours rings me up, she says, Rob I had a dream: you were walking through the street and there was an army behind you. And you were teaching them and training them how to heal the sick. And there was a healing movement breaking out in the streets.
And I’ve been prophesying for nearly a decade now that the next real revival will not come through a platform and a preacher, but through the corporate body being obedient to go into all the world. The moment you become professional, the wind will pass you by. The moment you continue to carry offense, the wind will pass you by. The moment you continue to be judgemental of others that make mistakes and fall, or don’t dress the way you like or speak the way you like, the wind of God is going to pass you by.
I’m telling you this, the only way you’re going to receive this wind and keep this wind is when you get on your knees, put your face on the floor, in the spirit I’m speaking about, lay yourself down. Jesus said this, ‘the Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’ I’m telling you, if you want to see revival, serve your neighbour. Serve one another. Learn to build each other up and encourage each other. When we learn to honour each other, we’re going to see the wind blow, and the ice will unfreeze; it will fall off, and we will start to see Aslan on the move again in the nations of the world.
The cry of God’s heart is for the people of God today to cry out, ‘Where is the wind? Where is it? Where is the real manifestation of the Spirit of God?’ ‘Lord, you are not hiding from Great Britain; you are hovering. And you do not hover without a purpose. You are hovering and you are waiting for the spoken Word. And you have shown us God through Ezekiel, that we have to speak that Word: prophesy to the breath; prophesy to the wind. Speak to the dry valleys and the dry bones: ‘Hear the Word of the living God.’
Robert Joy is currently doing a Winds of Revival tour.