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    by David Wilkerson

    What is ahead for the church of Jesus Christ? This is a question

    of great concern to believers worldwide. As cataclysmic events

    take place all over the globe, many are wondering, "Is the Holy

    Spirit going to revive the church before Jesus returns? Will

    Christ´s body leave this world with a whimper or with a shout?"

    The New Testament is filled with predictions of a last-days falling

    away. False prophets will rise up and lead many astray. Wolves

    will come in sheep´s clothing, bringing powerful deceptions to

    "deceive, if possible, even the elect of God." Wickedness will

    abound, causing once-hot believers to lose their first love. With

    the flood of iniquity to come, the love of many will grow cold.

    Jesus prophesied these very things. And his warnings were

    meant to challenge our faith. As overwhelming iniquity floods

    the earth, he asks: "When the Son of man cometh, shall he

    find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18.

    Think about it: Christ knew everything we would be witnessing

    today, from horrifying school shootings, to the rise of militant

    homosexuality, to terrorist acts taking place throughout the

    world. In the midst of these things, he asks us, "Will you

    continue to believe, though things wax worse? Will you faint in

    your confidence when things don´t happen as you thought they

    would? Or, will you continue to trust in me?"

    You see, despite the rise in iniquity and great calamities, Jesus

    knew there would be a great last-days revival. The Holy Spirit

    inspired Isaiah´s prophecies, and he knew full well about the

    prediction of a revival as the end draws near.

    Isaiah said there would be a great, worldwide awakening just

    prior to Christ´s return.

    This prophecy is found in Isaiah 54 and is summed up in these

    verses: "Thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left;

    and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate

    cities to be inhabited" (54:3).

    I believe with a number of Bible scholars that Isaiah´s prophecy

    has a dual application. It speaks not only about natural Israel

    after captivity in Babylon, but also about the spiritual Israel that

    was to come: the body of Jesus Christ, the church of the New

    Jerusalem. Paul quotes from Isaiah 54 when he refers to the

    "Jerusalem which is above...the mother of us all" (Galatians 4:26).

    Paul saw Isaiah´s prophecy as directed "to the children of

    promise," those in Christ by faith.