13th Sept ‘06, 12:50 p.m., Shillong, India
Local newspapers continue to report of believers in different places seeing visions of Jesus and angels, and as such spontaneous prayers and repentances taking place. One thing which is becoming evident among believers as I meet and talk with them is a deep sense of conviction, repentance and transformation taking place. Even people who are known to be walking regularly with the Lord and doing well spiritually are experiencing a sense of hunger for more of God and changes in their lives. Petty sins, shortcomings and weaknesses are no longer being overlooked but dealt with in solemnity and seriousness before the Purifier. Believers are also receiving a new boldness in declaring the Gospel of Salvation to the lost. Non-Christians are beginning to ask questions about Jesus, why He was crucified et al.
We’re not hearing much about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in schools and students these days as much as we do about it in villages. But His work continues especially among those who’ve been touched by Him besides others too. Many church groups in Shillong are experiencing the powerful move of God in almost all their meetings. There is repentance among believers, deliverance, healings and a deeper level of commitment to the Lord and His Kingdom.
I have a feeling that this was the first wave of the outpouring for us here and that it was and still is especially for the younger generations although many adults have been deeply and powerfully touched as well. But now the second wave awaits and I feel that this would have to do with the adult and the other older generations who'll then join in with those young people and children who've already been ignited by the fire of revival (Joel 2:28,29; Acts 2:16-18). Families and homes from one locality to the other will begin to experience what those students did in their schools. When this happens the impact would multiply manifold compare to what’s happening now. In fact, it could probably be worldwide. May it be so! Amen!Towards that end let us unitedly pray and intercede before our Father.
Copyright 2006 Reuben Pradhan