Dear Friends of Revival,
This is a month that we focus on having gratitude and being thankful. We want you to know that we are thanking God for all of you and your partnership. One of our favorite passages at this time of year is in Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Thank you all who covered us on our journey to Israel. The Lord protected us every step of the way and we are so grateful to those of you who interceded for us. When we were at the Western Wall, we lifted you and your families to the Lord. His presence was tangibly felt!
Some of you have asked when we will be returning to Israel. I have good news! The next journey is already scheduled forApril 8-22. This journey will begin with 3 days at a beautiful Messianic kibbutz just outside Jerusalem. We will have some ministry opportunities to help these believers in serving their community. Click Here For Information
If you desire to join the trip after the kibbutz portion, contact us by email: FountainGate and we will give you information on how you can also do a shortened version of the trip. Reserve your spot now. Space is limited to 22.
Upon our return from Israel, the Lord has been speaking to me about my perspective. I may be in some culture shock, but honestly, when I think about the things we consider as a “test,” they pale in comparison to the rest of the world. For instance, just before we left for Israel, my car died after I had been shopping at Costco for some stuff for the church pot luck. I had to call my husband, who ended up having to wait for 2 hours for a tow. It was super inconvenient because I really needed my car the week before leaving. Since it couldn’t be fixed, I had to depend on others to drive me around. This is only one example of what I considered to be a test from God or an attack of the enemy to distract me from what I should be focused on.
While in Israel, my friend and guide, Naomi, shared with me that her 10-year old daughter had been scared at night because her bus was one of the ones that had a stabbing take place the week before. She was so grateful to God that her daughter had gotten off the bus just before the stabber had gotten on. She said that some of the moms were taking turns to drive the kids into Jerusalem to school each day for the next week to give the kids a chance to recover. By the end of our trip, her daughter was riding the bus again. Naomi said,”This is our life here and we either trust God or we don’t.” When I asked her if she thought it was a test, she looked puzzled and said, ” No, it is just life. The test is how we respond, either in fear or in trust.”
Too often we base our Christian lives on whatever is trending instead of allowing God to bring a complete upheaval in how we look at things and how we do things. It is definitely a redefining time for many of us. The things we have called “tests” and “attacks” are mostly God, Himself, attempting to undo our neat little world and answer our cry for revival. He must dismantle our controlling nature by allowing life’s circumstances to bring us to our knees. God’s pattern for normal Christianity is not one of a convenience store mentality but living our daily lives under the divine influence of the Holy Spirit. Our cry should be, “If Your presence does not go with us, we won’t move.” Do we bypass taking up the cross for a life of entitlement and empowerment or do we abandon our rights to follow Him? Do we esteem others above ourselves or do we climb the church ladder to attain higher positions and platforms? (Phil.2:3).
Pastor John Kilpatrick says, “Revival is a season of unusual divine visitation which includes supernatural repentance and renewal. Revival sanctifies our pleasures and we live to do His will.”
As another year is coming to a close, I pray that you will continue to join us in hot fervent pursuit for true revival in your personal lives and in your gatherings. It is time for heaven and earth to connect! Stir up the gift of God within you and step out into your calling. (2 Tim 1:6) One of the ways you may want to do this is through FountainGate School of Revival, our new online branch of our school. We must be equipped, trained and activated for the days ahead. Now is the time that we are securing our future! (FGSOR)
Ladies, we are excited to announce the “WOMEN OF REVIVAL GATHERING” on Saturday, April 2nd with Pastor Brenda Kilpatrick, Lila Terhune and others.
And, on June 9-11, we are so blessed to have Pastors John Kilpatrick, Sergio Scataglini and others for the “ARIZONA REVIVAL AVALANCHE OF GLORY.”
Mark these strategic Gatherings on your calendar and plan to be with us!
May the fire on the altar NEVER go out! On the wall with you for the move of
God, Jody and LaNora