Ps.90:16 – TPT – Let us see your miracles again, and let the rising generation
see the glorious wonders you’re famous for.
Spiritual awakenings are precious, special seasons that the Lord sends upon our world. As a young Christian attending Bible College I learned about these seasons of outpourings. During that season a longing to see awakening in our world was birthed in me. Funny thing about that, my salvation and my early years in Bible school were smack dab in the middle of one of those seasons. I was in a school in California in the early 1970’s and we were right in the middle of the Jesus movement which was associated with the Charismatic Renewal that was shaking our country.
There have been a number of outpourings in the last 120 years that have built an expectancy for the last awakening before the return of Jesus Christ. In the early 1900’s there was an awakening that began in Los Angeles California at the Azusa Street Mission. It was characterized by the Baptism in the Holy Spirit accompanied by speaking in other tongues. In the 1940’s and 1950’s there was a major outpouring of healing miracles. Evangelists like Oral Roberts, A.A. Allen, and Kathryn Kuhlman were being used by the Lord in the gifts of healings. Thousands of dramatic, major healings were happening everywhere causing thousands of people to turn to the Lord. In the !960’s and 1970’s there was the Charismatic Renewal with an emphasis on worship and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. In the 1990’s there was another outpouring characterized by supernatural joy and a very strong, undeniable sense of God’s presence falling in services everywhere. Heaven had come down and thousands of lives were impacted deeply by the touch of God.
That brings us to today and today’s scripture verse, “Let us see your miracles again, and let the rising generation see the glorious wonders you’re famous for.” That is my prayer, that the Lord would give this generation an outpouring accompanied by His miracles. Our world today has become unfamiliar with the supernatural element of Christianity. It seems in many places the emphasis is on so called grace so that you can be a Christian and live an ungodly lifestyle. The other emphasis is that the Lord and His Word exist to give us a more “successful” life with very little life change. That is going to change very suddenly. The Lord will suddenly appear in His church again, appearing in the power of signs and wonders. That has been my cry since my early days at Bible School in California, visit us again with the power of Your presence.