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From the Pastor's Desk

Wherever there has been an outbreak of revival and the glory of God, many of us have traveled to be a part of it - Pensacola, Toronto, etc. That is not necessarily bad. We shouldn't be flaky and chase every fad, but we should always be authentically hungry for more of God.

At the same time, beyond only being revival chasers, we should also desire to be revival makers. There are people both in scripture and history who caused revival to break out wherever they went - the Apostle Paul, Maria Woolworth-Etter, Amy Semple McPherson, and others. This last-day revival can't simply be chased from city to city or preacher to preacher. This is something that must be manifest in every church, every city, and every believer.

Some years ago, there was a best-selling book by Tommy Tenney called "God Chasers." God used that book profoundly in my life and the lives of many others to cultivate a strong passion for more of God's presence. And that's great! But we also need a group of revival makers who live out Mk. 16:17-18: "These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe. They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won't hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed" (NLT).

We don't just chase down signs & wonders. Signs and wonders should follow us. We don't just need revival chasers. We need revival makers. You don't only have to chase a move of God. You can be one.

-Pastors Mark and Jennifer Hisle

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