Moreover, now for a little while grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. Ezra 9:8
Dear People Who Keep Company with God,
I was born again during the Jesus Movement, an extraordinary time. However, I was surprised when it ended, as I had assumed that this was the norm in Christianity. Since then, I have seen other revivals come and go, each unique with significance, but always saddening when they ended. Throughout my experiences, I have realized that every good thing we receive from God results from His grace, including revival.
Our unearned and undeserved favor from God comes from being saved through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). Previously, a veil separated us from God, but it was torn apart by Christ’s death and resurrection, giving us access to the open heaven through His body and blood (Matthew27:51 and Hebrews 10:19-20). By accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have been given the extraordinary gift of grace and the opportunity to be in the presence of God. We cherish this privilege and never take it for granted.
During a particular season, the Holy Spirit River flowed abundantly, and we could profoundly experience the grace of our adoption as God’s children (Ephesians 1:5). This encounter with God as our loving Abba Father has significantly transformed our lives. It has allowed us to understand and accept our identity and purpose in life, leading to the healing of past wounds and trauma, liberation from negative influences, and at times, much joy.
Throughout the years, we have focused on an apostolic prayer found in Ephesians 1:15-20. The Apostle Paul made this prayer, requesting that God grant us the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Jesus Christ better. Paul also mentions the hope of God’s calling, the richness of His inheritance in the saints, and the immense power available to those with faith. With the help of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, our understanding of Jesus has deepened, and we have gained a better appreciation for the blessings He has given us through His life, death, and resurrection.
We were inspired by God’s grace, mercy, and the Holy Spirit to create a space on earth where His presence can be encountered. Our goal is to make the love of the Father and the opportunity to connect with Him accessible to everyone through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:13,18 & 22).
Although God has already done many great things for us, we still live in a world that has strayed from its original state of purity. Therefore, we need moments of revival and renewal from the presence of the Lord. (Acts 3:19). Fortunately, we can find comfort in the fact that God’s mercy is always available, and His grace can restore and revive us (Ezra 9:9).
Many Blessings, BW