Awakening Australia has come and gone… now what? Thoughts on sustaining revival for the nations.

In February of 2018 I walked into a stadium in Switzerland with Ben Fitzgerald and I heard the vision of Awakening Europe and Awakening Australia and I began to see it.

A stadium filled for Jesus. Thousands on the streeets for Jesus. Nations returning to Jesus.

From that moment on I have spent hundreds, I dare say thousands, of hours preparing for this weekend. I have preached all over Australia and invited people to this Awakening.

I have launched a ministry with the DNA of this movement at it’s core, and I have sent others out to do the same.

And now, off the back of praise and worship and preaching and praying that has rocked this city to it’s spiritual core, I find myself sitting on the floor, staring out at an empty stadium asking the question, “Now what?”

What do we do when the lights dim, the music fade, the crowds are gone and we go back to wherever we came from?

I’ll tell you what we do.

We become the Awakening.

We lean into our local church, not just by attending, but by stirring it up for revival, through love, radical generosity, and a prayer life that shakes every pew.

We lean into church unity, by getting involved in church unity movements in our region, or by starting one ourselves.

We preach the gospel when no one’s looking, and we stop for the one.

We preach the gospel when every one is looking, because fear is gone and courage has come!

We bless those who curse us and pray for those who persecute us, and we worship Jesus until heaven invades earth.

We be the Awakening we want to see in the world.

For me this means continuing to reach my hometown and the nations of the world with the gospel through Awaken the Valley and through worship leading and preaching, alongside my wife.

It means continuing to go across the road to my neighbors in Mt Evelyn.

It means continuing to go across the globe, to Asia, America, Europe, Africa, and God will into new regions such as in Russia, South America, and beyond.

It means loving my family and giving them my best. 

It means believing again that many of my family and friends will be saved.

It means continually dying to myself and letting Christ live through me.

It means being the son of God that I already am.

What does it mean for you? 

Now go, and as you have been and will be filled, begin to overflow with the love of Jesus towards every single soul.

The Yarra Valley for Jesus.

Australia for Jesus. 

The valleys of the world for Jesus!

Bless you all, 

Andrew

PS-  I’ve created a website to help you start your own awakenings. Go to yourawakening.tv

I have also written a book on Evangelism and one on the Power of the Holy Spirit, you can get them here.

There are more large scale gospel events coming to Australia in February through the Franklin Graham Tour- check these out here.

Australia’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting is March 2nd. I encourage you to join us for this historic day too.

BLOG: AUSTRALIA- Get ready for a Great Summer Harvest.

Australia.

Are you ready?

Are you awake?

Have you forgiven those you need to forgive so that you can share the greatest news of forgiveness?

Are you one with others so that you can be one with Him?

Have you laid down your ego and your logo so that you can facilitate His glory and jump into His story?

Are you rested up for the mission?

Is your heart ready? Your church? Your family?

Because it’s Australia time. From November 2018 to March 2019 we are going to experience a Great Summer Harvest, and we need to be ready.

What sort of a harvest am I talking about?

A harvest of souls.

People.

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Brothers, Fathers, Sons, Friends and Enemies.

Many many people will get saved, set free, and sent out in freedom and fullness of life this summer.

Thousands will receive the love of Jesus for the first time.

Many more will wake up to the full reality of the love of Jesus, the heart and blessing of the Father, and the power of the Holy Spirit!

And we need to be ready.

Queensland will see so many come to Jesus that the church will have no choice but to come together as one to simply cope with the logistics of so many salvations and so much gospel activity.

Western Australia will never again be divided and they will feel such freedom in the unity God pours out and the harvest that comes their way.

News reports will tell of a great turning to Jesus from Tasmania to Tamworth and Festivals of Hope will be the norm across our nation.

Literal and spiritual floods are coming to our continent.

The tide is rising, the waves are crashing, and the time has come to join God in this harvest.

You don’t want to miss this summer. You don’t want to miss this season.

Here’s just five ways we can all lean in together.

1. Pray.

Pray for our nation, pray for your region, pray for your neighbours. You will get phenomenal prayer resources at partnersinprayer.com.au and nationaldayofprayer.org.au

2. Unite.

Come together with other believers for the sake of God’s mission. We can’t afford to fish with fishing lines at this stage of the harvest, we need to come together around a net, and work together to bring in the wave of people that are about to come to Christ. Lean into things like Awaken the Valley / North / City, Awakening Australia, and the Graham Tour. This is going to take humility, to acknowledge that you can’t do it on your own, but your humility in unity will bring about the greatest breakthroughs, for you and those around you.

3. Rest.

I feel a real need to encourage you to rest. Rest up, value the principle of the Sabbath, because it’s going to be a summer full of activity and you will need the strength He gives as you sit with Him. But rest for a reason, don’t sit so long that you miss what He is doing!

4. Share.

Share Jesus. Everywhere, with everyone. Each day, I encourage you to pray this prayer. “Lord, who needs to hear of your love today?” Then speak every time you feel Him say, “that person!” Trust Him with the outcomes of your obedience, simply obey and trust, He will do what He wants with what you give.

5. Give God all the Glory.

Through it all, give God all the glory. One sure way to kill revival and to dampen any harvest is to start to take God’s glory for His story. It’s all from and for Him. Give Him all the glory for what is about to come!

Can you see the field is white for harvest? Let’s put on our boots and step out into the sun as one. Can you see the swell is forming, let’s catch the wave together!

– Andrew

We would LOVE to hear how God is moving in your life and in your community, please comment below with what God is doing in your heart and in your region.