Recently, I went into the sanctuary of our Roar Kingdom Center to spend some time in prayer. As I was in prayer, I had a deep encounter with God.
I've been in many powerful services and have experienced revivals in the past. However, this encounter was unlike anything I've ever experienced before. The only way I know how to describe it is that I felt like an atomic bomb went off in my spirit. Then I heard and felt the word "revival."
If you know anything about me or our ministry, we've been praying for and preaching revival for almost 25 years. So, as soon as the Lord spoke this to me, I began to weep. I wept, laughed and prayed under the power of God for quite some time.
Then God spoke to me and said, "This is bigger than anyone ever dreamed." I am a dreamer, and my No. 1 dream has been to see a revival that far surpasses any other revival in history! If God says it's bigger than I've dreamed, the revival that is coming will be truly explosive with the power and presence of God.
I believe we are living in a critical hour. Our nation and many other nations are broken and lost. We must have a revival and awakening! God has been raising up those who live, breathe and preach revival. For many years, a remnant has taught the ways of the kingdom and given the Holy Spirit permission to come and move among them.
I believe those who have been seeking and crying out for revival will soon have their prayers answered! I believe my encounter with God was a prophetic sign that only scratched the surface of the explosive revival and outpouring of God's Spirit that is coming. This move of God will sweep across this nation and the nations of the world.
When God spoke to us about naming our ministry, He told us to call it ROAR. ROAR stands for Revival, Outpouring, Awakening and Reformation. We need all four to manifest in this hour! We need revival to come. We need God to pour out His Spirit on all flesh. We need awakening, and we must have reformation.
Many will begin to have the deepest and most powerful encounters with the Lord, just as I did. We each need to live in a personal revival that will ignite corporate revival. Get ready!
Stay hungry for the more of God, stay faithful in the place of prayer, and keep crying out for God to move in this nation and across the earth. I believe now more than ever before that revival is coming, and when it comes, it will explode in our homes, churches and cities like an atomic bomb!
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Joe Joe Dawson is the founder and apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson, and they have three children: Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawsons live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival. To connect with Joe Joe or for more information, visit joejoedawson.net.
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