THE GREAT AWAKENING: As Revealed Here Five Years Ago

         I’ve been writing about the current Great Awakening since I began this blog in May of 2011. Though it remains in the early stages, there should no longer be any doubt that it is coming forth.

         Here is a prediction of five years ago: 2011: The Year in Review.

         When I first received the revelation and told a few of my associates, they had yet to see any indicators. And as I have explained a few times on this site in other posts, as time passed, they reported back that they were certainly seeing them. Remember, when the Lord brings something forth gradually over time it looks to most observers as not a new thing at all; it merely looks like life as usual. But when one receives a revelation of what will happen beforehand and then observes it coming forth exactly as predicted, one has a front row seat, so to speak, of a revelation becoming reality.

         In the five and half years of this blog I have often put forth truth that has been soundly rejected and even disparaged by some Christians. This is all part of the process. People in general resist change. People invested in untruth don’t appreciate their stock being depreciated or their beliefs being questioned. All Christians are, of course, completely ignorant of all things spiritual in the beginning. That’s why it’s a born again experience. The problem is that the majority appear to stay in the beginning and resist further development. They invest in certain doctrines and beliefs and resist the consideration of greater truth.

CHURCHES AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

         I often use the elementary school illustration for churches in general. Why? –Because they are. Most churches, though they may be great places filled with wonderful people, are elementary. The majority of the Christians in these places do not care for greater truth. They do not want to graduate to the third or fourth grade. Thus, they remain unaware.

         Anyone who spends a lot of time studying hard and doing in-depth research knows it is very difficult work. It is not the realm of the lazy. Christians who would rather take it easy can always find a place to fit in, because many churches are comprised of such people. This is not a knock against them but simply an acknowledgement of reality.

         Some Christian groups make it to high school but they are very few and far between. Almost no churches at all in America ever get to the spiritual university level. This means individual Christians, if they want to grow, develop as strong and mature disciples, and gain greater truth and revelation, must do the vast bulk of it on their own.

YOU GOT YOUR GOSPEL WHERE? THE DESERT?

         For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. [Galatians 1:11-12]

         The problem arises, however, that when the apostle Paul came back from Damascus and the desert, much of it being alone with the Lord for three years receiving revelation, and returned to Jerusalem, the first disciples he met up with did not fully believe his conversion. It is also why, later in his travels, many unbelieving Jews did not understand what he was talking about or trying to relate, and thus rejected his teachings. This is in part why Paul later found such great success among the Gentiles. They were less concerned about obeying cultural religious precepts and keeping up appearances within religious establishments and much more concerned with a practical application of real Christianity that changed their lives for the better.

         It is obviously right and good to protect and stand for the ancient paths, as long as the ancient paths were authored by the Lord. It is terrible thing, however, to stand up and fight for untruth, false doctrines, bad narratives, and outright deception. The Christians who fall for this stuff and never correct it have only themselves to blame. I confess right now to you all, my readers, that I have believed stuff that turned out to be wrong, but as Paul said once, I believed it from ignorance. I didn’t know any better. It’s what the preacher said. It’s what the book author said. It’s what I was taught. Whatever. Through continuing study I discovered facts that proved unfacts wrong.

         But again, with reference to Paul, the man who goes to the desert often finds he is no longer welcome when he returns. The people you used to hang with want you to junk all the new truth the Lord gave you and return to being a dummy. They will not work to be a better disciple and they get upset when their lack of greater discipleship is exposed. They get convicted. It is often the case that a person doesn’t have to say anything at all and still get a bad reaction. It is how the enemy works. The enemy goes into demonic derangement syndrome in a heartbeat and flies off the handle. Here is a case in point:

         And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath; and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority.

         In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, “Let us alone! What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” [Luke 4:31-34] [1]

         Do you notice how the Lord was being a real Man and speaking with great authority? And had the dunamis to back it up? That usually never happens in many churches. The Lord, however, during His ministry, was POWERFUL. He shook things up. The people were amazed. The religious leaders were shocked. He was a real man’s Man and beyond. People took notice. Sinners were instantly convicted. But demons were scared to death. That’s why the synagogue demon flipped out. And this is also why they flip out in churches when someone brings in some real truth that clashes with the accepted curriculum.

         People who have never been to the wilderness or the desert will usually never accept anything from the wilderness or the desert.

         In the next post I will list some trends to watch for in the coming year. Until then I encourage you to look over some of my recent posts and especially posts that concern the Great Awakening. There is a search box in the left column entitled Seek, and Ye Shall Find.

         © 2016 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

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[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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  1. Profoundly true. We all must have our “desert time” with the Lord. Our prayer should be- “Lord, make me your disciple, too.” Reading this post gives me a little “Daily Bread”. And now I’m going to sit for a while to pray and read the Scriptures until the Spirit of Messiah fills me up and gets me ready for “today”.

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    • Thank you Gary. It is truly the case that the desire to be close to the Lord is where it begins. The Son instructs us through His Word that He spent a lot of alone time with the Father, usually at night, and that He often spent much of the night in prayer. One can only imagine His lifestyle growing up and all the many hours He spent every day in study and prayer in addition to all His other responsibilities. His disciples learned after following Him a while that much would be demanded of them and that they would have to step up their spiritual pursuits. We learn that discipleship of this kind is absolutely necessary not only to be prepared and fulfill our callings but also to be in shape to successfully battle the enemy. Paul taught that we should all grow to be teachers instead of constantly being taught with no long term development. Regarding churches, one notices that graduation rates are almost non-existent. Many Christians are thus perpetual attendees. It is usually because they do very little spiritual work beyond church attendance. It is also why so many sleep and why Great Awakenings are necessary.

      Be blessed and keep up the good work.

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  2. Speaking of the desert, you may like to listen to this video by Leonard Ravenhill:

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  3. In view of my recent posts on previous prophetically poignant years, it’s interesting that you too noticed spiritual changes afoot in 2011, and for 2012! (More tomorrow)

    Btw, I followed your link into blog but find its most uncomfortable to read because its ‘snowfall’ effect is not only highly distracting but also makes me squint >< !!

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    • Thanks Richard. I actually received the revelation at the end of August in 2010 while starting a new paper. The paper did not have its customary end after several pages and continued growing into a 350 page book! This was additional proof that the Lord was birthing something new and powerful and speaking clearly.

      Also, it appears that the winter snow has stopped, at least temporarily. Thanks for reading. And be blessed!

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  4. I was awakened in Kansas one year ago. Jesus has taken me on a journey ever since, revealing truth after truth. I felt betrayed by the ‘church’ and left for a couple of months until God called me back in through my pastor, who is also a real Christian (we are the only ones in our small church however). God is showing us that he wants us to disband the traditional institution and build a new ‘bride’, taking our church out into the community. No small task at all.

    I really enjoy your blog. Do you refer unreal Christians to your blog and if so, I assume there is a lot of associated persecution?

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    • Thanks Stephanie. Great to hear from you. I don’t usually do much referring other than letting the blog content itself do the work. I attempt to allow the Lord to direct whoever He might want to in this direction. I have been blessed with some great readers. There is always a level of persecution for any of us. If not, we better check our oil!

      I learned a long time ago to think in terms of community and not necessarily congregation. The first defines believers who are together in spirit; the second in terms of geography. Getting a large group to gather together in the same location does not necessarily a community make, though most Christians have a hard time thinking otherwise. There is still too much of a disconnect between the Lord’s original format and teachings and most of the church world. But this is a book length topic, which is why I wrote one.

      There are many different forms of community beyond the basic structure of heart connection. Each believer must first be connected to the Lord Jesus on a vertical individual basis before they can be connected together on a spiritual horizontal basis. We need each other. The Lord created a body, not disconnected parts. It is why He made the entry requirements so clear: 100%. Beyond that community reality, we must obey whatever He may want to do and it can be quite diverse.

      We must major on effectiveness. Both the Christian community and the surrounding culture KNOW that effectiveness has ensued when it does. People are touched by God. Disciples develop and mature. Ministries of all kinds break forth. This only causes an even greater impact. I have discovered that if we focus on the Lord and on fulfilling our respective callings and missions things not only get done but great growth happens, joy is released, the “impossible” takes place, and the right conditions are met for a Great Awakening.

      Be blessed.

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  5. Reading your book now. May have a lot more questions for you along the way…hope you don’t mind. So glad God led me here.

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