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Resurrecting a Vision for Revival – Episode #619

October 13, 2018

Resurrecting a Vision for Revival
Episode #619
10-14-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #618.
So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That’s the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus.

Martha:
So this pastor got the vision of praying circles around what God tells you is yours. And God would tell him outlandish things. He wanted this piece of property that was like a crack house or something like that. They wanted to make, God said, “Make a coffee house in Capitol Hill.” And he asked the price. I think it was $200— $2,000,000. And he went to the owners and he said, “I have no money, no credit. I’m a pastor and I want that piece of property and, for God.” And the owners were Jewish. I don’t remember the circumstances but he, I think it got it for $300,000 and God had to provide that $300,000 but it was not $2,000,000.

And he went issue after issue like that. That they got the last piece of available property on Capitol Hill and it was $14,000,000 for that piece of property. And everything that happened, negative and positive, was the answer to his vision; even everything that shut down. Three times someone outbid him for a piece of property. But it was God, because he needed it in a different, different situation.

So I want us to get the vision of the possibilities. And it includes praying circles around your family and around your own life. But I’m bringing it to you as a new call to prayer for us to get the vision.

John:
I think it’s interesting in another thing. We just got back from the trip that everybody sent us on and we were at a Hilton Hotel. And in this book he talks about Conrad [Hilton] and he talks about there is a spiritual heritage there that doesn’t reflect the current generation.

Martha:
Right.

John:
I, you know, the current generation… I’m going, “Oh, well, the seed must all be bad.” It’s not! It wasn’t! There… And we were in a Hilton Hotel where, and Conrad had done basically the same thing. So I don’t want to tell that story but it, it’s amazing.

Martha:
It really, he did it by prayer and his while life is… His mother’s answer to everything, everything was, “Go pray, Conrad. Go pray!” That’s the answer.

John:
And maybe that’s why the current generation has such a difficulty. It’s an assault against the, the…

Martha:
The heritage.

John:
…the heritage that was there. And maybe, hello, maybe I need to be praying for that, you know.

Martha:
Yeah.

John:
Rather than being like, “Ew, gross! I maybe need to say, “Listen, let that, let that original heritage that was in Christ come forth.

Martha:
And that same heritage of the Hebrides Revival is in Donald Trump.

John:
That’s just amazing.

Martha:
There’s some kind of unction on him because he’s the, he’s a nephew of the people that have the Hebrides Revival, which is one of the greatest stories in the world. You don’t know that story? Ok. Yeah. That revival was started by two old women, sisters. One of them was blind and the other one was crippled. They could not go to church so they had church in their home. And they began to pray for revival. And they prayed that revival in and it was an astonishing revival that went, I don’t even know how far. Their niece went to New York City and met a man named Trump, married him and their son was Donald Trump. One of their children was Donald Trump. He… and I remember him going… Early in his presidency, he went to, was it Scotland? Scotland, to the little cabin and stood in front of that little cabin. They didn’t make a big issue of it except as it was his roots. They didn’t have any spiritual or the news didn’t, but a couple on the spiritual thing. He went to that… He goes every couple of years to that little cabin and stands in front of it and does I don’t know what. But one thing we’ve learned about him is that his goal is to be the most praying president who’s ever lived.

John:
He will have to be. (laughs)

Martha:
He will have to be. And that’s one reason he’s surviving is because he is giving himself to prayer.

John:
And maybe that’s the answer to his, maybe that’s the very answer to his prayer is that, you know, you will be a praying person if you’ve got a serious burn (laughter). And he’s got a serious burn.

Martha:
Yeah.

John:
So maybe it’s God’s… That’s how God’s answering it.

Martha:
And, and I, I know that those two old women, seemingly fruitless, seemingly incapable of anything. I don’t know which one of them prayed but they prayed other prayers in. And one man went to a barn for two weeks and prayed that Duncan Campbell would come to the Hebrides Islands. Well, they were just little farm people. They were nobodies! Duncan Campbell, who was a great evangelist, was in a, probably England and God said, “Go to the Hebrides Island.” And he went, “I don’t know anybody! Why am I going there?” He got on whatever transportation and went to the Hebrides Island, got off and somebody met him and said, “You’re Duncan Campbell, aren’t you?”  And he preached and a revival broke out.

But those two women… That gave me such courage, that story, because the fruit goes on and on of prayer. My books can burn up but my prayers will live beyond me and keep reverberating. And that… I knew it when I was a young believer that the most important thing to do was pray. That was the one permanent fruit you could bear, was prayer.

You know my vision of revival. My passion is the last revival. Y’all know the vision I had in the church, and the pastor was preaching on, I think…quoted someone who said, “The reason we don’t have revival is because we don’t have mentors.” Mentoring people who mentor other, you know, other people. And I had a vision of the Untied States. I had a map of the United States and over it were like towers of different sizes and it was all the most incredible, ferocious intercession for revival. That’s… I knew that’s what I was looking at. It was everywhere, the whole United States. And when I finally took it to him, he said, “You probably don’t know, Martha, that they say that the Methodist Church is the one denomination ripe for revival because we have so many churches. We have so many buildings where revival can take place.”

So I believe that what I’ve been through in the last year is the death of a vision. And that what He’s resurrecting is through this circle of prayer. I started it with the church. I’ve looked for someone in there. I’ve looked among us for someone with the same passion for revival. Jim Pierce’s son… I told him about that. He said, “Miss Martha, that’s what we see.” He’s in a Circuit Riders Ministry where they go from campus to campus and he said, “We call them the chimneys of prayers. You’ve describes the chimneys that we’ve seen.” So that was my confirmation. That… And they are, they’re doing it with enormous effect.

So are you onboard?

Resurrecting a Vision for Revival – Episode #619 – Shulamite Podcast

So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That’s the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus Christ, as they consider the Hebrides Revival and the spiritual heritage imparted through fervent prayer.

2 comments

  1. andrea says:

    years ago while in prayer I “saw” little bits of light all over our city ….. when I asked the Lord what they were, He replied that they were flames of prayers …. that wherever I saw a light, that was where someone was praying and I was astonished there were so many ……. I realized all it would take would be a gentle, or not so gentle, wind of the Spirit to unite all those individual flames into one huge fire and I have been praying into that vision ever since. and I widen the circle of my prayers now to cross our borders …….

    1. May it be so, AMEN! Thank you Andrea. We are praising the promise of this. Love you and grateful to stand shoulder to shoulder for this great Wind of the Spirit.

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