Passion (for God) climbs to new heights when you’re absolutely desperate for Him. The psalmist speaks into this in Psalm 42—“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (vv. 1, 2).
Panting! Thirsting! But thirsting for what? The answer is here—“When shall I come and appear before God?” Literally what he is saying is, “When will I have a visitation of God appearing to me?” It’s not about us appearing before people. It’s about us appearing before God.
The psalmist goes on to say:
“O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, and from the heights of Hermon, from the Hill Mizar. Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me” (vv. 6, 7).
“All your waves and billows have gone over me.” It’s not just one wave. It’s wave after wave of God’s glory and anointing! There is a momentum here.
Holy Ghost come today! Come in power, that there would be an increase, Holy Spirit, an increase of Your anointing. That we would feel You like a mighty wind—rushing, blowing, falling in a new way, a fresh way. I pray for a fresh fire, God. I pray for that fire and that revival spirit to come! Let the raw revival spirit that can stir a whole generation grip our hearts so that we become burning, shining lamps of revival!
God I pray that you raise up the “John the Baptists,” that you raise up the fiery witnesses, that you raise up the fiery preachers today! I’m asking that you raise up the “apostolic Elijah ministry” — that you raise up the power encounters; that you raise up the radical worshippers and a fierce, abandoned generation that’s love sick and all they want is Jesus.
God make them to be a witness of the truth, bold and strong. It’s an encounter with your Spirit; it’s the power of God, and it’s the anointing that’s going to do it today Lord! Let the fire fall. Let the Spirit of revival come! Thank you Lord. Amen!