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Making the revival fire count in a world that is on fire by John Abiola

by Church Times

Jesus said, ” I am come to send *fire on the earth;* and what will if it be already kindled”(Luke12:49).

 “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of *fire and it sat upon each of them” (Acts 2:3)

 ” And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that *repentance* *and remission of sins* should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning from Jerusalem”.(Luke 24:46-47).

” The rulers of the city, crying, These that have *turned the world upside down are come hither also”* (Acts 17:16).

 *My prayer:*

Heavenly Father, pour out the Holy Ghost fire upon us, our churches and leaders

to spread the revival fire of repentance and remission of sins to the nations of the world for the awakening of the universal church, and for the greatest harvest of souls into your Kingdom that when you come you would meet a glorious Church according to your command in the book of Luke 24:46-49 which we have neglected for decades in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

The Church is dying

The devil has made various moves, wreck havoc, launched a series of attacks against God’s people and the entire humanity in this 21st century.

He has more than ever succeeded in sending millions of souls to hell, keeping so many lives in the bondage of sin. He has destroyed so many homes caused disagreement and war between brethren, citizens, and nations. The devil has stirred up false prophets, globalists, Islamic terrorists, Satanists, lawlessness, and martyrdom of Christian brethren.

He has gained so much ground in his war and improved his weaponry against Christians, churches, para churches, spiritual leaders. Hell seems to have claimed more souls so tremendously like never before.

Global reports

revival fire

World Death Clock reports that “On average there are 56 million deaths that take place in a year, 106.60 per minute and 1.80 per second”. The deaths are occasioned by sickness, accidents war. There are several countries presently at war due to a terrorist insurgency. Many countries are at war with themselves and within themselves, this ends up causing a great number of deaths, famine, and hardship
A New Era of Violence and Conflict- United Nations notes that Homicides are becoming more frequent in some parts of the world, while gender-based attacks are increasing globally. Many Religious leaders died across the globe in 200  Covid-19 has killed multiple Bishops and Pastors within.
43,000 Christians have been killed so far by Islamic Jihadists in Nigeria and other extremists groups. Attacks across Ukraine leave 138 dead, 316 injured after the first day of the war. A day after Russia invaded Ukraine, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that 137 civilians and military personnel have been killed
The Covid-19 pandemic has now killed over 5 million people around the world according to the data released on Monday from John Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker. A new wave of covid-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new omicron variant.
The pandemic is far from over. In Revelation 9:19-21. God laments, ” And the rest of men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murdered, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor their thefts”.

God’s messages to the world at large.

In 2017 I was shocked while weeping and crying out to God for mercy when God said to me, ” If I come today to take MY CHURCH less than 100 pastors in Nigeria would make it to Heaven”. This is a nation where Christians are over 80 million. Therefore no political party, politician, elections, spiritual leader, church denomination, or religious body can bring peace, security, economic well-being, development, and progress to our troubled nation and our dying church. The only hope is REVIVAL.

If we humble ourselves, confess, repent and forsake our sins and that of the body of Christ and the nation and cry out to God for revival God will hear us and turn the captivity of our Nation and the Church. (Extract from “Revive Us Again series 2. 2017 by John Abiola).

Angelica Zambrano 4th Testimony of Heaven and Hell.


26 Sept 2020. (Note: Angelica was shown in hell 3rd experience that only 20% of the Evangelical Church was ready for the Lord’s coming).

God Vs. Lucifer, who is-who-The end of the world is close.

On the 13th of October, 2019, while I was travailing in prayers for revival to break forth in Nigeria and the world, God spoke to me through prophecy, about what will happen in Nigeria, the world, and the Church beginning from the year 2020.

Great evil approaches, more wars, famine are invading the world, Nigeria, and the Church beginning from 2020, but the righteous shall escape and be protected. Many Church leaders, pastors, and ministers belong to cult, worshipping and sacrificing to the Queen of heaven for fame, power, wealth and security shall be judged.

I am already in the world, as a Saviour, but as a Man of War against My enemies. I pity those who are fighting Me and the Gospel’s advance in Nigeria and other nations. I pity those compromised Christians and their leaders that have turned My Church into business centers in order to accumulate wealth.

I was alone with God in my prayer room for hours worshiping God, confessing, repenting, and asking God for mercy and forgiveness. for all. I was asking for a mighty earth-shaking spiritual revival that will result in the unprecedented harvest of lost souls into God’s Kingdom.

My heart was heavy for the sins of the Church and I felt great compassion for the unsaved world.  While I was still praying and in the agony of soul, the Lord Jesus came into my room and said these words:

“I am sending you to my children around the world. Take this message first to the following people (He mentioned their names), in their houses, fellowship meetings, churches, and afterward send it to my people in the world.

On the 13th of August, 2020. While praying on this day for the continued move of the Holy Spirit and revival across the globe, The Lord said that the great evil has invaded the world. And that was the increased killings by Islamic insurgents, and ISIS, the Covid-19 pandemic that broke out from China that is ravaging the world.

Indeed, God has come down to earth the way a father should to punish the nations and save His people. After punishment and repentance will come healing. The captives will return to God and be cleansed from their sins, and My Church will be a name of joy, praise, and honour before all nations.

Martin Luther: A call to repentance

 Martin Luther once said, *”All of life is* *repentance* “. The first of many words that he nailed to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1600s.

This led him to become a catalyst for a movement that changed the world. He was the father of reformation.

He had disappointed his father who had intended that Luther would become a Monk. Despite being so religiously devoted, Luther was obviously in constant fear of dying with the slightest stain of sin.

However, such Godly fear that continuously gripped his tender heart led him to his deliverance from its hold. He studied and realized that he was already justified from his sins by faith in Christ Jesus, which is the product of genuine repentance. And that grace saw him through. His writings were responsible for the fractionalizing catholic church and sparked the protestant reformation.

Prayer for revival in the Church and harvest of lost and perishing souls of the world


Heavenly Father I pray today that in your manifold wisdom, infinite mercy, and agape love for humanity. That by the reason of your unprecedented love shown, by giving up your only son – Jesus Christ for mankind’s sake, who took to rugged Calvary’s path and died a painful and shameful death for the redemption of our souls from sin.

Pour out your Holy Spirit and Revival Power unprecedentedly upon the earth to convict, convince and convert the Church and the world of its guilt of abominable sins, and stir in our hearts the need for genuine repentance. Please deliver us from Satan’s lies and deceptions, so that we might come to the realization that true repentance is the only way of escape from the present Global distress we face, as well as eternal damnation.

God’s command to all His Prophets and Servants

Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying…Son of man speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman. If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blows the trumpet and warns the people; Then whatsoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warnings.

If the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took no warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman sees the sword coming, and blows not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword comes, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die, if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul”

Jesus’ command to all believers in Christ, churches, and leaders,* “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.

  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke24:46-47).

If you must be spared from the soon-coming judgment God is bringing upon the face of the earth, then repent now while there is enough time, and preach repentance to others, your family, colleagues in the office, churches, and the nations.

If you want the real peace that Christ offers amidst the evils that are ravaging the world, then you must repent and turn from your sins ]If you must escape more coming evils, then you need revival in your personal life, family, community, and nation, you must repent and spread the message of repentance from evil works.

If darkness must disappear ruling principalities and powers over our communities and nations dislodged, then we must repent and preach the gospel.

If God’s judgments must be averted through His mercy, then you must repent and preach repentance so others may repent also. If personal and self-desire and all kinds of vices that have plagued the church must be stopped you must repent and preach the true gospel.

If we must conquer the world of Islam and other religious worlds for Christ, the salvation of the lost souls, and for the growth of the Church, then you must repent and preach repentance.

If the love of money,, self-pleasure, rituals, and other ungodliness in our nation must seize in our lands then, you must repent and preach repentance. If you want the next generation of Christians to still go to church, follow and keep walking in the path of righteousness, holiness and propagate the gospel of the Kingdom, then you must repent and preach repentance.

If you don’t want the labour of our Christian fathers and mothers to be in vain, the likes of Martin Luther, Charles G. Finney, John Wesley, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, and a host of other faithful and true disciples who laid down their lives to keep the fire on, then you must repent and preach repentance.

If you want all the unreached nations’ doors to open up where it is most difficult to be a christian, where there is the incessant killing of defenseless followers of Christ, and where there is a limited entrance for gospel witnesses and revival, then you must repent and preach the gospel.

If you want America and Europe who were once Christian nations and brought the light of the gospel to the whole world but have now greatly declined and are turning back to paganism and Islam to return back to Christ, then you must repent and preach repentance.

If you want God to dethrone the evil leaders, and enthrone His selfless leaders in the helm of affairs so that righteousness will reign in our nations, joyous celebration, deliverance from violence, and restoration of peace, then you must repent and preach repentance.

If you want God’s healing and desire that the miracle power of Christ would deliver the oppressed of the devils and heal the sick around you, in the sick bed, and in hospitals, then you must repent and preach the gospel. If you want Christ to restore many broken Christian homes, lost glory, visions, calling, ministries, etc You must repent, preach and spread the gospel. If you want the sacrificial love and labour of the missionaries to be fruitful and abide, and want God to raise more missionaries to the remaining mission fields of the world, then you must repent and preach repentance.

If you want Jesus Christ to hasten His return and meet a glorious Church (his bride), then you must repent and preach repentance.

For we have betrayed Jesus Christ and long neglected His commands as well as the foundational message of the early Church; the significance of Christ’s birth, suffering, painful death and resurrection.


Repentance; the only way of escape?

All prophets and servants of God in the old testament preached one core* *message – Repentance, turning from sins and in the New testament, from John the Baptist  to Jesus* *Christ and to all the Apostles who preached this same message

 *one true message, REPENTANCE ONLY* :  *Isaiah’s* message – repentance (Isaiah 53:7). *Jeremiah’s* core message – repentance (Jeremiah 25:4-6). *Ezekiel’s* message – repentance ( Ezekiel 33:7-9).  *Job’s* message – repentance (Job 36:12).  *Hosea’s* message -repentance (Hosea 14:7). *Jonah’s* only message – repentance (Jonah 3:10). *Samuel’s* message – repentance (1 Samuel 6-7).  *Moses’s* message – repentance (Deuteronomy 30:1-10).  *John the Baptist* only message – repentance (Mark1:4).  *Jesus Christ’s* message – repentance (Luke 3:3, Mathew 4:17)  In the book of revelations chapter 2, Jesus commmanded the Church to repent and promised rewards to repentant ones, as well fierce judgement to the unrepentant ones.


 Biblical defination of repentance:

To make a change of mind, heart, and action, by turning away from sin and self in return to God.

Signs of genuine repentance: Repentant people plead forgiveness from those they hurt.

*Elements of genuine repentance:*

Genuine confession: This type of confession is composed of four basic processes. They are:


  1. Apologize -Confess and apologize to God and others.


  1. Agree – Agree with God’s leadership and the truth of His word, the Bible.


  1. Acknowledge – Acknowledge that God is right and you are wrong


  1. Ask – Ask for forgiveness.


*Steps towards repentance:*


  1. Responsibility:

We must recognize that we have done wrong.


  1. Regret:

We must have true remorse for doing wrong and for the pain and problems we have caused.


  1. Resolve:

We must be committed never to repeat confessed acts regardless of the temptations or situations.


  1. Restore the wrong:

Rewrite the wrong, restitutions (as lead by the Holy Spirit).


The day of God’s judgement:

_Zeph.1.14 – “The Great Judgment Day of GOD is almost here. It’s countdown time: seven, six, five, four Bitter and noisy cries on my Judgment Day, even strong men screaming for help.

_Zeph.1.15 Judgment Day is payday–my anger paid out: a day of distress and anguish, a day of catastrophic doom, a day of darkness at noon, a day of black storm clouds,_

Zeph.1.16 – a day _of bloodcurdling war cries, as forts are assaulted, as defenses are smashed._

_Zeph.1.17 – I’ll make things so bad they won’t know what hit them._ _They’ll walk around groping like the blind. They’ve sinned against GOD! Their blood will be poured out like old dishwater, their guts shoveled into slop buckets._

_Zeph.1.18 -_ *_Don’t plan on buying your way out. Your money is worthless for this. This is the Day of GOD’s_ Judgment-my wrath!  I care about sin with fiery passion–A fire to burn up the corrupted world, a wildfire finish to the corrupting people.”* (MSB).


John Abiola




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