'I have been hearing a sound; an awakening, and with it, a 'rising up' – ya,

'a resurrection!' Ezekiel 37:l0 Get excited! This is your time to rise up and break through and climb up higher in Christ Jesus!

What's going on? What do we have to celebrate? Why all these terms 'the Awakening' and God calling out a 'Holy Remnant People'? Who are these “Remnant People”? Aren't we all who are saved part of the Body of Christ? What must we have to 'Celebrate' anyway? What is it we need to know?

Well....the Good News is 'Jesus is coming back for His Bride'. There's going to be a wedding.

The set time has come...Now is the time for us to take off our sportswear and prepare for the wedding. He is calling out to His people who have a listening ear and an open heart...to the ones He means everything to..who hunger to seek out that pearl of great price.

Bottom line...What is the Lord trying to say to us about this 'Awakening' that has even now been unfolding throughout our communities, America, and the world?

Listen to the Word of the Lord concerning this end-time event. All the prophets saw the end times and prophesied of the gathering of a separated, holy people who would have great understanding in the Word of the Lord. Daniel heard great things from God but 'understood not' (Daniel l2:8). However, he saw a day coming when a purified, tried, and tested remnant would understand. There would be a last-day company full of wisdom and discernment in the things of God. “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.' (Daniel l2:l0).

Isaiah deplored the spiritual blindness of backslidden Israel. He said, “They err in vision, they stumble in judgment” (Isaiah 28:7). The little discernment they once had was destroyed by their lusts (and idles). But Isaiah prophesied of a day in which 'the deaf (shall) hear the words...the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness...They shall sanctify My name...and shall fear the God of Israel. They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine' (Isaiah 29:l8, 23-24).

I believe the last-day revival so many preach about is a 'revival of cleansing'. If the work of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, then it is certain that in a great Holy Ghost outpouring, there will be powerful waves of conviction, and a careless, indulgent Church will be shaken and forced to face her sin.

While multitudes of Christians flock to teachers of success and prosperity, and many seek only numbers within their church walls, God has been calling out a 'wilderness people' who are consumed with hunger for more of Christ.

Right now a glorious company is coming forth! One day God began to stir their hearts and they became disillusioned with all the hypocrisy and shame (shown in the church for so long).

They got into the Word of God (and began to think for themselves) and saw for themselves what His ultimate purposes (truly) are. They put on Christ's robe of righteousness by faith, submitted to the claims of Christ, and decided to walk alone, if necessary, to be wholly obedient to Him. They set themselves to hear and understand the Lord's will. They began to see things in the Spirit and were made to understand that the end of all things is at hand. To these, the Word of the Lord has come!

“Christ is coming! REPENT, for the day of the Lord is near! Lay aside every besetting sin and set your (love) and affection on Him and things above! ( Arise and begin to climb and watch the Lord fill you with all that He is.) Do not partake in the empires and dreams of men (any longer). Forsake it all and go out to meet Him.” That word is being proclaimed loud and clear!

Christ is coming. Are you part of the Body who is hearing His call? If so, it is truly time to

'Celebrate'!!! Hallelujah! He is calling out a people filled with His Spirit of that love of agape, mercy, forgiveness and power. Are you ready to follow Him wherever He goes and obey His every call? Are you ready for the greatest time in church history? Sing praises to His name for He is calling out His people and asking us now to prepare for the wedding! The set time has come! He is right at the door. Is your oil lamp full?

*Portions from 'A Revival of Cleansing' by David Wilkerson/ September l7, 20l3), by permission.

*Beginning sentence compliments of Pastor BB Rail.