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From abortion to adoption : New Revival Church worship video

www.changetwoletters.com is under development! Plus, check out video clips from Sunday’s Revival Church event!

imageHead on over to www.detroitrevivalchurch.com and watch several clips of Aaron Crider, Val Ladendorf and myself releasing the fire of revival in worship and teaching!

Forward the following artwork to as many people as you can…

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XPmedia video: Prophetic City Taking

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Prophetic City Taking: It’s time to sound the alarm and gather the city church.

Bold prophetic messages will bring shock to the current landscape of the church. Learn about how to serve in this great movement of revival.

Watch this video on our XPmedia channel here: http://www.xpmedia.com/Xc5P7Ns6hrbQ


UPCOMING EVENTS

Amy and I are THRILLED to be helping preparing the way for a historic outpouring in Detroit! Running the race with people like you is an honor I can't describe.

God is establishing a humble yet aggressive and bold church in this region that serves by leading people with passion into encounter. What a day this is!

I wanted to make you aware of some regional opportunities and would like to invite you and those in your vicinity to join with us at Revival Church. We have been experiencing waves of healings and glory that have rocked and shocked us to our core!

· Aaron Crider will be leading in worship this Sunday at 6pm. Aaron is a powerful worship leader who has roots in the Brownsville Revival.

clip_image002· Brian Simmons and Catherine Mullins will be both at The Crossing and Revival Church the weekend of February 3rd-5th. Brian and Cathrine are amazing friends of revival and they both carry an extremely heavy prophetic and apostolic mantle of fire!

· Matt Sorger, Catherine Mullins and I will be ministering at "The Wonders Conference" at Revival Church the last weekend of June. Stay tuned for details.

theLab School of Fire

A culture of extreme breakthrough and fire has developed at theLab School of Fire and I'd like to personally invite you to one of two audit classes that are open to the public:

· Becoming Unoffendable

· Six Enemies of Fulfilled Destiny

Get more info at www.revivallab.com! Oh, and by all means spread the word about our next three-month school session which starts in April! This school is marking people with fire and launching them into world altering ministry!

theLab Youth School of Fire

Alert every teen you know about this ten day intense adventure into the fire! Coming this summer!

theLab Prayer Events

Every Friday night from 10pm-midnight we are in a different Detroit region church praying in extreme fire and freedom. It's an experience that you simply cannot miss! Since last year we've been in nearly 50 churches and plan on doubling that number by the end of this year! We would LOVE to bring our team to your church! Contact us and we can get it scheduled! Visit www.revivallab.com for a map and directions to the next event!

theLab Weekends

I’m packed and ready to hit the road myself or with a team from theLab to release the fire of revival in your church! We can help establish a city transformation strategy like theLab in your region. I'll teach on my books which are the heart beat of this ministry. Go to www.johnburton.net/booking for more info!

A full night of worship with Aaron Crider AND personal ministry and impartation

We’ll experience God through powerful worship all night long in a special event with Aaron Crider!

Aaron CriderSunday at 6pm come ready to love Jesus with deep passion!

Aaron Crider and our own amazing Revival Church worship team will be leading the entire night along with interjections of personal ministry, prophetic exhortations and explosions of life!

Also, have you ventured onto the Revival Church website lately?

There a lot of new info including a new “Our Friends” section that includes info about our connections and also comments from friends such as Brian Simmons, JD King and many others!

Also, check out some of the ministries we love like Bethel, IHOP, The Ramp and others!

Take some time to experience The Ramp at www.theramp.org. We see a similarly structured ministry being established right here in Detroit. theLab is moving ahead in that huge, fiery vision! Visit www.revivallab.com for info!

Of course, check out the articles, videos and loads more at www.detroitrevivalchurch.com!

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Video and photos : The Detroit Outpouring meetings have been extended to 21 days

The leadership of The Fireplace decided, after feeling the increasing whirlwind of God’s presence, to extend the meetings to 21 days!

[You’ll want to watch a video of passionate groans and cries from last night’s event…I’ll include the link below.]

Teams of reinforcements should be arriving in Detroit soon—evangelists, intercessors and others who are craving the fire of revival that Detroit is now experiencing!

Last night’s event with Leonard Jones, Aaron Crider and Brian Simmons went to another level of burning—and we are barely beginning.

People have been praying for this in Detroit for years…and now we have the opportunity to steward it.

I’m encouraging every pastor in Detroit to lead their congregation to these meetings every night they can. Put all programs, small groups and other ministries on hold. The regional emphasis must trump the local focus right now.

I shared last night that we must guard against disunity that comes in the form of a loose commitment. We must pay the price of revival… and, like Acts 2, the small down payment we all must make is simply to be together continually and to pray. They cancelled life in the upper room for 10 days before the fire fell. We need to do the same.

We also must guard against the spirit of unbelief. Is God not God? Then we should easily expect that he does ‘God type stuff’ as a part of his daily routine.

Check out this video of groans and cries of people at the altars last night at The Fireplace. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLvBzenUctY

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Revival fire just fell in Detroit! Can hardly get out the door!

Are you one who has be contending for revival in Detroit? The fire is falling!

People are flying in and driving in from great distances for the Detroit Outpouring!

Tonight was burning. People were trembling, weeping and breaking into freedom. There was extreme ministry and powerful manifestations going on in the foyer!

Brian Simmons posted to Facebook:

Revival fire just fell in Dtroit! Everyone screaming – “I will not turn back!” Strongholds we look you in the face and say “you're coming down!” Fire, tears, shaking, laughter, holy glory!! Kids laid out on the floor shaking and crying! Can't hardly get out the door!

As I shared in my previous post, I’m so deeply grieved that so many precious precious people are simply missing this event! This is historic…a time for the whole church of Detroit to be together in one place!

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SUNDAY NIGHT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF EXPLODING

Leonard Jones, a world renowned worship leader with MorningStar Ministries will be with us along with revival worship leader Aaron Crider. Then, Brian Simmons will leading us into the third night of the outpouring!

It’s taking place at Revival Church at 24036 Greater Mack Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Fiery intercession starts at 5pm and the service starts at 6pm!

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Spread the word fast : The Fireplace this Friday

The fire of revival has sparked…Brian Simmons, Leonard Jones, Aaron Crider and others will be leading us into the fire of God’s presence starting this weekend!

Here’s the instructions Evan Roberts gave Frank Bartleman that resulted in the Azusa Street Revival:

Congregate the people who are willing to make a total surrender. Pray and wait. Believe God’s promises. Hold daily meetings.

So, we’re doing that here in Detroit starting THIS FRIDAY! Check out the new website for all the info! www.thefireplacedetroit.com See the full schedule below.

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Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 6pm Intercession
  • 7pm Outpouring Service

SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 5pm Intercession
  • 6pm Outpouring Service

SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH, 2011
Revival Church, 24036 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

  • 5pm Intercession
  • 6pm Outpouring Service

MONDAY, MARCH 7TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 6pm Intercession
  • 7pm Outpouring Service

TUESDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 6pm Intercession
  • 7pm Outpouring Service

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 6pm Intercession
  • 7pm Outpouring Service

THURSDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 6pm Intercession
  • 7pm Outpouring Service

FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2011
First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

  • 6pm Intercession
  • 7pm Outpouring Service

Audio and notes : A must hear message : A spirit of insignificance

Last night’s service was simply indescribable—freedom reigned as spirits of insignificance were broken off!

Man, I have to tell you—if you make a habit of skipping out on the services at Revival Church, change your habits! You are missing a lot!

God was moving in dramatic fashion all night last night! The prophetic was ramped up and lives were rocked! Aaron Crider brought us into a place of encounter through worship and I delivered a message that people are already requesting so they can listen again and share it with ministry teams and friends.

The sermon is now ready for you to stream or download!

Head on over to www.detroitrevivalchurch.com/teaching and listen to A Spirit of Insignificance.

PLUS—I’ll be discussing this topic further LIVE online TONIGHT on theLab radio show at 8:30pm EST.

Go to www.detroitrevivalchurch.com/thelab tonight and listen in OR call in and listen at (323) 679-0954.

Here’s the notes from last night’s teaching, A Spirit of Insignificance:


A Spirit of Insignificance

I. The Gathering

a. A massive mission requires a massive response

i. Key moments in history require two things:

1. Gathering together

2. Prayer

ii. Acts 2

iii. Gathering and praying in the garden (vs. sleeping)

1. Joe Sazyc- The mosque was packed at 6am, and he went to his prayer meeting where there was one person.

2. The major issue I’m seeing right now is the lack of the prayer fueled corporate gatherings.

3. Exhortation- the churches must be full! A weak person’s simple prayer on a night like tonight can be what it takes to launch revival!

a. I’m calling the church of Detroit to be in position… we are declaring that we don’t participate based on what we get out of it… the church isn’t there to entertain us… we must work! We must understand the tactical needs… we need everybody in church all the time. The vision is huge, and we’re awaiting an army.

b. Pastor Loudermilk- we need you in church!

c. IHOP- every day

d. Brownsville- 5pm-1am every day! 2000 in line by 7am every morning!

iv. This call to gather, the call to the 24/7 church is being fought against by the enemy incredibly.

1. My thought was that due to the hunger of revival in Detroit, it would be easy to sound the alarm and gather a desperate army.

2. However, the hunger is overshadowed by a variety of issues.

v. People are kept from the corporate mission for many reasons

1. Distraction

2. Business

3. Apathy

4. An inability to look past personal struggles to focus on the city

a. The church is inundated with fixing people’s problems instead of the people coming together and fixing problems.

vi. Today I want to hit on the issue of insignificance

1. It’s common to feel that our participation, our attendance, our prayer, our response isn’t important.

2. We’ve discussed the definition of religion quite a bit.

3. A spirit of insignificance will cause us to believe that we have no hope of bringing anything to the mission, so we default on participating based on what the mission can bring to us.

II. Insignificance

a. Judges 6:1-2 (ESV) 1 The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. 2 And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.

i. We see the enemy scattering the church.

ii. The power of unity and corporate advance was diluted to the point of having no effect as they separated and hid in caves.

b. Judges 6:3-6 (ESV) 3 For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. 4 They would encamp against them and devour the produce of the land, as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel and no sheep or ox or donkey. 5 For they would come up with their livestock and their tents; they would come like locusts in number—both they and their camels could not be counted—so that they laid waste the land as they came in. 6 And Israel was brought very low because of Midian…

i. Step one: In the time of desperation, it’s time to cry out.

1. Verse 6: And the people of Israel cried out for help to the LORD.

c. Judges 6:7-8 (ESV) 7 When the people of Israel cried out to the LORD on account of the Midianites, 8 the LORD sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: I led you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of bondage.

i. Step two: God sends a prophet with instructions and encouragement.

d. Judges 6:9-10 (ESV) 9 And I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you and gave you their land. 10 And I said to you, ‘I am the LORD your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell.’ But you have not obeyed my voice.”

i. Step three: Obedience

ii. Enter- Gideon!

e. Judges 6:11-13 (ESV) 11 Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.” 13 And Gideon said to him, “Please, sir, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.”

i. Gideon was complaining that things were bad, that things weren’t changing, but he didn’t realize that he was the reason! It was his fault and the fault of the Israelites that things were bad… and it is him who must turn things around.

f. Judges 6:14 (ESV) 14 And the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?”

i. God spoke to Gideon based on his true identity, not his perceived identity.

g. Judges 6:15-16 (ESV) 15 And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” 16 And the LORD said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

i. Those who perceive themselves to be insignificant are but a moment away from initiating a move of God that will be felt throughout the city!

ii. Moses felt insignificant… he stammered. One of the greatest stories in history was in front of him.

iii. Gideon remembered that God delivered them from Egypt… what he didn’t realize was that someone with the same insecurities as himself was the deliverer.

h. As the story unfolds we see God continue to advance his plans through seemingly insignificant means.

i. An insignificant man, Gideon, is now called to lead an insignificant army against a city.

i. Judges 7:2-7 (ESV) 2 The LORD said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ 3 Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return home and hurry away from Mount Gilead.’ ” Then 22,000 of the people returned, and 10,000 remained. 4 And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people are still too many. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ shall go with you, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ shall not go.” 5 So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, “Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink.” 6 And the number of those who lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water. 7 And the LORD said to Gideon, “With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home.”

i. The least and the weakest is leading 1% of the army available to him.

ii. Now, an insignificant man with an insignificant army was to attack with an insignificant method.

iii. Remember David, an insignificant man with an insignificant army (none) used an insignificant method to defeat Goliath. Joshua used an insignificant method to take down Jericho. Let’s see what Gideon did.

j. Judges 7:15-18 (ESV) 15 As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the LORD has given the host of Midian into your hand.” 16 And he divided the 300 men into three companies and put trumpets into the hands of all of them and empty jars, with torches inside the jars. 17 And he said to them, “Look at me, and do likewise. When I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do. 18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp and shout, ‘For the LORD and for Gideon.’ ”

i. It makes no sense!

k. Judges 7:19-22 (ESV) 19 So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just set the watch. And they blew the trumpets and smashed the jars that were in their hands. 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars. They held in their left hands the torches, and in their right hands the trumpets to blow. And they cried out, “A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!” 21 Every man stood in his place around the camp, and all the army ran. They cried out and fled. 22 When they blew the 300 trumpets, the LORD set every man’s sword against his comrade and against all the army. And the army fled…

i. You are significant!

ii. A small army is significant!

iii. A strategy of prayer is significant!

I’m alarmed : Hungry yet sleepy, scattered and distracted : The core call for Christians in this hour

This prophetic analysis is specifically for the Detroit region, yet I’m confident it has impact in cities around the world.

[Don’t miss Aaron Crider Sunday night at Revival Church! This is most definitely a critical weekend as we gather together and advance toward revival!]

Aaron Crider was sharing with us at dinner after an amazing night of worship about the lifestyle to expect imagewhen revival breaks out in Detroit.

For six years he and his wife were invested in the Brownsville Revival. They would be at the church by 5pm each night and wouldn’t leave until after 1am… EVERY NIGHT except Sunday and Monday! Then, he’d wake up after 3-4 hours of sleep to get up for work by 6am. Work would finish at 11:30am and he’d go right to school. After school it was time for another revival service.

He said that every day 2,000 people would line up at 7am—for a service that started at 7pm! Every day!

This type of investment, of this level of focus is will become the norm for those involved in revival in Detroit.

Let me continue with a simple statement: The core call for Christians in this hour is to gather. To be together. Continually. We must daily build the house of God with fiery devotion.

When I arrived in Detroit a year and a half ago I immediately discerned an atmosphere of extreme hunger. The feel of breakthrough was in the air.

My guess was that it would be easy to sound the alarm, call the hungry to gather together in pursuit of the meal of a lifetime (revival) and the masses would quickly unify, come together and pray. I envisioned a movement of builders, of blue collar zealots who would lock arms and work with passion, together, day after day until the foundation for revival was built.20 Elements of Revival Box

2000 years ago, in a historic moment of desperation, a key event unfolded. The disciples were about to experience the rocking of the Earth by the Holy Spirit as revealed in Acts 2, but they had to do two things in order for this to happen:

  1. Gather together
  2. Pray

It was a similar call that Jesus had for the disciples in the garden. Stay awake, gather together and pray.

It’s the same strategy for us today.

I’M ALARMED

There are hungry people in Detroit, but I sense that hunger is being overcome by a sleepy, scattered and distracted people. Let me say this clearly: Right now, the mission of revival in Detroit absolutely has to be primary for every Believer in the region!

We must be together—continually. We absolutely have to pray.

The new reformation that’s coming to the church that will result in a Brownsville style 24/7 level of participation must be introduced now. We must rearrange our lives around the mission, and build.

The first two elements in my book 20 Elements of Revival are:

  1. Agreement
  2. An extreme devotion of time

As we’re locking arms, building together, praying in the Spirit and developing a new culture of daily participation in the church we’ll find revival rushing closer at warp speed.

ALL OVER DETROIT THE CHURCH MUST GATHER

It must become normal, very quickly, for churches to be filled to overflowing as people gather to pray several nights a week. It’s time to resist the urge to scatter. We can’t be distracted by lesser things. We must wake up and understand the magnitude of the mission. This is an all hands on deck all the time season!

I’M ENCOURAGED

Yes, I’m alarmed, but I’m also encouraged. That alarm is sure to wake up a ready remnant that will break through the religious system and build up the walls of this city with passion.

If you are one who is ready for reformation, you call is simple. Be in the church every time the doors are open. Contend for the doors to be open even more than they are! Then, pray and build the House of the Lord.

If we can begin to see a pattern of daily gathering and fervent prayer through the region, we’ll actually be able to watch the wave of revival come crashing over us.

REVIVAL CHURCH PLANS

The dream is clear—we want to see an army of people explode a movement of night and day prayer, facilitate regional, large scale prophetic events, raise up a team of revivalists to take the fire to other cities and initiate the culture of revival as we help establish the 24/7 city church.

Can you give 10-20 hours a week to this vision? Contact us. We’re ready to see revival come, and we need the laborers to handle the harvest.

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