Purity is required for the greater things.
By Elaine Tavolacci
History tells us about revivalists such as AA Alan, Smiths Wigglesworth, John G Lake, John Alexander Dowie, William Brenham, William Seymour, Aimee Semple McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, Maria Woodworth Etter, Charles Finney, Even Roberts, Jack Coe, and many other men and women who God used in ministries of miracles, signs and wonders. In their revival meetings people were healed of terminal diseases, the blind received their sight, the crippled walked and even paralyzed people were healed. In Maria Woodworth Etter’s day most churches didn’t allow women to be ministers. In her meetings people used to go into trances and visions for hours. The anointing of God was even felt for miles away and people were healed in their homes. John G Lake had healing rooms in Spokane Washington where thousands of miracles were documented each year. In and of themselves they could do nothing, but all of these miracles were done through the Holy Spirit in Jesus name because they knew their authority and carried His anointing.
The other night I was reading my bible and the Holy Spirit quickened the scripture to me from Joshua 3:5 And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” The next morning after I read that scripture again, I turned on a live broadcast of a church that I used to attend. As soon as I turned it on the new pastor was quoting that same exact scripture. The Lord said to me; Sanctify yourselves, I am about to do wonders among you again.
In the book of Exodus, every time the Lord was going to move mightily among the people He told Moses to tell the people to sanctify themselves. He visited him at the burning bush, the encounter with Pharoah and the ten plagues, Moses parted the Red Sea and millions of the Israelites went through on dry land, but his enemy Pharaoh and his army drowned as they tried to pursue them. After Moses died, the Lord said to Joshua ” no man will be able to stand against you, as I was with Moses, I will be with you”. The Lord promised to give Joshua the land that he promised Moses. He told Joshua three times in chapter one “ Be strong and very courageous” . The book of Joshua goes on to say how they crossed the Jordan with the ark of the covenant and they went through on dry ground with the priests carrying the ark leading them.
Every time the Lord was about to do great things He told the people to sanctify themselves. The Lord is about to move among us again in a mighty way. We have also been called to ministries of miracles, signs and wonders.
The Lord says; This is a new day. You are the generation who will walk in My authority and power and demonstrate My kingdom on this earth. I am releasing My glory on this earth as it is in heaven. You are not mere men and women, but you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation who will release others out of the kingdom of darkness into My marvelous light. Sanctify yourselves and allow Me to work in you. This is the day that My power will be known in the earth. This is the divine plan and purpose that I have for you in this season says the Lord.
And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.