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Is your high school student ready to BURN? theLab begins soon!

An emerging burning army of young people will usher in revival…theLab is a training ground for this raging remnant!

FIRST: Tomorrow (Sunday) at Revival Church, I’ll be teaching on the next threat to revival: FEAR. Get ready to have fear broken off of your life!
Revival Church meets Sundays at 6pm at CENTRAL CHURCH, 1529 E. 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071.

SECOND: Don’t forget to apply for membership to Revival Church! This is an exciting time to lock in with a family of revivalists in Detroit whether you are local, or participate online! www.johnburton.net/membership


THELAB: MOTHERS AND FATHERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS
Some churches have youth groups. We have a School of Fire.

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For the very first time, theLab School of Fire is open to everybody in high school and on up. Only $100!

LEARN MORE AND APPLY TODAY! The next session begins January 20th!

God is marking the young generation with fire, and he’s awakening them into a prayer-fueled life of wonders.

theLab is a fiery and focused movement of revival that refuses to allow anyone, young or old, to live below their call and destiny.

CARRIERS OF FIRE

Elizabeth was barren and old—yet she carried a burning prophet who would prepare the world for the coming of the King.

Luke 1:15-17 (ESV) 15 …and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, 17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.

Mary was a virgin and young—yet she carried the King of glory.

Luke 1:34-37 (ESV) 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”

The two generations converged, the baby leaped, the Holy Spirit arrived and the world was shocked into freedom!

Luke 1:39-42 (ESV) 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

theLab School of Fire is an extreme and unapologetic movement of revival, and our mandate is to raise up carriers of fire who shock the world with the prophetic, burning word of the Lord.

TIME IS SHORT! Applications must be received no later than December 20th, 2012.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY TODAY!

Listen now! A sudden outbreak of the spirit of revival in Detroit last night!

I didn’t see it coming! The spirit of revival surprised a zealous people in Detroit!

imageThis message will absolutely rock you with violence! Is it possible you have a crisis of revelation? Listen and expect a powerful experience with God HImself!

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I boldly share three motivations that keep me burning every day—and this strategy will cause you to burn through every obstacle in your life.

In a day when unity in the church is so critical, I refuse to unify with anybody who is lukewarm! This means that we must discover a burning, white-hot remnant that loves not their own lives, who are ready to explode!

Are you in this remnant?

Are we ready to lay down our lives for our city, or are we simply interested in a move of God that brings personal blessing and prosperity?

There is an awakening that must happen! When we start desiring encounter more than breakthrough the spirit of revival will come.

Listen now and follow along with my notes below:

My Three Motivations

I. We must burn

a. We were born to literally and aggressively awaken the sleeping and to change environments.

i. I believe to live an average life requires continual sin.

1. Our call is to live by the most fervent faith and have the most zealous disposition.

b. Night and day, never taking a break…we are to be consumed with the fire of the Living God!

c. I’m going to share three personal motivations that ensure I stay on fire.

i. If our foundational relationship is with God as problem solver, we’ll find ourselves to be sleepy, tepid and dry.

ii. We are called to govern and to bring about the change ourselves. We are to solve the problems!

iii. You awaken! You prophesy! You pray! You burn!

d. Church at Sardis- we have a problem.

i. Revelation 3:1-3 (ESV) 1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “ ‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

1. God will actually come against the church!

2. Our very good God will take on the role of adversary, as thief, against his church if it isn’t pure, white, spotless.

e. Church at Laodicea-we have a problem.

i. Revelation 3:15-19 (ESV) 15 “ ‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

1. We must burn!

2. We can’t make declarations of our own satisfactory condition if God sees us as poor, blind and naked!

3. White hot devotion is a must!

II. Motivation #1: Deep, experiential intimacy with Jesus

a. Critical point: I’ve met many who identify with one of the three motivations, and that single focus is not enough to sustain us.

i. Many would say that all we have to do is experience God’s love and everything will just fall into place.

1. Not true!

2. Have you ever met someone who loved God and then sinned?

3. Have you ever met someone who just soaks in God’s presence but isn’t available to do the work of the ministry?

b. That being said, nothing else will work if we don’t have a deep, abiding, experiential, overwhelming and intimate relationship with Jesus!

c. Intimacy with Jesus will form us!

d. A. W. Tozer: The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart.

i. My personal life is marked by continual and intentional encounters with Jesus.

1. I am extremely devoted to intimacy!

ii. It’s a major, daily focus of my life!

1. Worship music is playing almost continually in my office.

2. I pray in the Spirit, soak, mediate and spend time just enjoying the Lover of my soul, the bridegroom.

3. My desire is alive!

4. E.M. Bounds: The deeper the desire, the stronger the prayer. Without desire, prayer is a meaningless mumble of words. Such perfunctory, formal praying, with no heart, no feeling, no real desire accompanying it, is to be shunned like a pestilence. Its exercise is a waste of precious time, and from it, no real blessing accrues.

iii. Matthew 7:7-8 (ESV) 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

1. Asking, seeking and knocking must be continual.

2. God isn’t resisting us, he’s wooing us!

a. We too often want God to manifest in our natural realm when he’s hiding just on the other side of the border of natural and supernatural.

b. He wants us to manifest in his realm!

c. The Great Commandment

d. Matthew 22:37 (ESV) 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

e. Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV) 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

e. This is why the cares of life must be violently eradicated!

i. David Wilkerson Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They're burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world.

ii. If we are distracted by life, the Bible tells us we won’t mature, and we see a church out there that is immature and without time to be intimately involved with God.

iii. Luke 8:14 (ESV) 14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.

1. J. Oswald Saunders : We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the point, we are not prepared to pay the price involved.

iv. I’m looking for a store front for Revival Church North where we can devote many nights a week to fervent, intimate prayer! It’s a must!

1. Anna: Luke 2:37 (ESV) 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.

2. We must pray and refuse to allow anything to get in the way!

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III. Motivation #2: Fear, Trembling and Obedience

a. David Wilkerson: Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.

b. Every day of my life I have a keen focus on working out my salvation, on obedience and on allowing God to reveal his justice to me.

c. Keep in mind we are not dealing with the friendly spirit, the cozy spirit…He’s the Holy Spirit!

i. Revelation 15:4 (ESV) 4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

1. Yes, he is the comforter…but, if you find yourselves comforted in sin instead of comforted from sin, it’s a demon you are dealing with.

2. God’s comfort comes in holiness!

ii. Philippians 2:12-16 (ESV) 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

d. Am I blameless? Do I grumble? Do I obey without questioning?

e. Adam Clarke: Considering the difficulty of the work, and the danger of miscarriage. If you do not watch, pray and continually depend on God, your enemies will surprise you, and your light and life will become extinct; and then consider what an awful account you must give to Him whose Spirit ye have grieved, and of whose glory ye have come short.

i. One way I know I’m doing well is if I experience the fear of God and not the spirit of fear.

ii. If the spirit of fear is there, I know I’m not pursuing intimacy with Jesus sufficiently.

iii. If the fear of God isn’t there, I know I’m blinded to his righteousness and judgment.

1. There is simply no way to approach God in fullness without trembling and considering our own depravity!

2. Abu Bakr: When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.

3. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (ESV) 13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

4. Matthew 10:34 (ESV) 34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

a. The call to partner with God is a call to a hard core, sobering mission—and to sleepwalk through life, to pursue comfort and ease is to intentionally depart from God at the point of mission.

b. The fear of the Lord won’t allow us to leave when the loving feeling lets up.

c. I know my walk with Jesus will eventually lead me to the garden of Gethsemane, and I’ll have the option to sleep or to be with Jesus as he is about to shock the planet.

IV. Motivation #3: My Mission

a. If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? – David Livingstone

b. I simply know that I can’t take a day off in my fervent pursuit of God because of the importance of my calling.

i. The same is true for 100% of you out there.

ii. If I don’t burn hot every day of my life, people will go to Hell.

1. James 3:1 (ESV) 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

iii. I have been seeing 11:11 everywhere!

1. I don’t know exactly what it means.

2. Could judgment be coming on Nov. 11?

3. Revival?

4. I believe 1 Cor. 1:11 is a key verse.

5. 1 Corinthians 11:1 (ESV) 1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

6. Follow me as I follow Christ.

iv. Matthew 28:16-20 (ESV) 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

1. Since I know others eternities are dependent on my connection with Jesus, I cannot be one that doubts!

2. The moment I am faced with circumstances that challenge my faith, I have no option but to cancel everything and stir up my faith!

3. Tozer: “Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.”

4. Also, I am to teach others what I’ve been commanded.

a. If I am not a student, if I’m not in deep contact with God, I won’t be able to disciple the nations!

b. And successful or unsuccessful ministry always results in either heaven or hell.

c. That keeps me motivated every single second.

c. This is why I simply cannot ever understand how people can excuse themselves from ministry by giving into distractions and excuses, relaxation and personal pursuits.

i. Every day I have eternity in my windshield. Every single day.

1. – Luis Palau A nation will not be moved by timid methods.

2. – David Livingstone Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone.

3. Do you have an overwhelming, all consuming heart to change the world for Jesus?

4. Consider Hudson Taylor, a missionary to China:

a. As child, at age 5:
When I am a man, I mean to be a missionary and go to China.

b. As a young man:
I feel I cannot go on living unless I do something for China.

c. Late in life, as a veteran missionary:
If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all for China.

Ready to join a Detroit revival company?

Here’s a snapshot of the vision and the call for revival in Detroit—join with us as we burn!

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The call for revival in Detroit is both sobering and exciting. We’re calling the Church of Detroit to converge together with us and other revival minded people in pursuit of what could be the greatest outpouring in history. Yes, it’s that big.

First I’ll share what’s coming, and then I’ll relay the big vision that Revival Church and theLab has a mandate to fulfill. You are invited to jump in with us as we build a regional revival center in Detroit!

WHAT’S COMINGimage

Most of what is coming is well beyond the scope of our understanding or even our expectancy. However, we know some of what’s on the horizon:

  • Thousands of people will be traveling to Detroit from around the world. The reports of God’s unusual and weighty arrival in Detroit is going to capture the attention of the world. Desperate people will fly here, and many of them will instantly be healed as they step off the plane.
  • Healing will be continual and very easy. One of the primary draws to this region will be the flood of miraculous healings. People won’t even need to go to the altar or even pray for healing at times. It will surprise them as they are in the presence of God.
  • The presence of God will be so extreme that people will literally fall down when they walk through the church doors. People will have to crawl deeper into the sanctuary due to the fearful Kabod of God that engulfs them as they arrive.
  • Mass deliverance will result in hundreds or thousands of people instantly and simultaneously set free from fear, depression, homosexuality, lust, anger and other demon driven issues.
  • Prayer will be the greatest desire and primary activity of every person touched by God. The prayer rooms will be full and overflowing night and day.
  • This furnace will result in cries of repentance as the harvest flocks in to the arms of a loving Father.
  • Local churches will yield to the greater regional Church. The days of burning out trying to build local ministries will come to an end as pastors and leaders instead burn hot leading their people into the regional furnace as it ignites all over the city.

A REGIONAL CENTER OF REVIVAL

We know there are many new friends and fellow warriors that will be joining with us in the coming days, weeks and months. Prayerfully consider how you might participate with us.

  • Revival Church and theLab are developing as a regional center of revival. We are calling the city church to converge with us in various venues each week as we develop a deeply prophetic command center of revival for the region.
  • We are believing for a large ministry campus that will facilitate this vision. As we keep our finger on the pulse of revival in Detroit, it’s imperative that we keep the ministry manned continually. The masses are coming both for training and for freedom, and when they get here it’s important that they can converge somewhere any day of the week. This campus will serve that purpose. I have heard three stories recently of people receiving FREE properties for their church. I’m boldly asking people with the appropriate resources to consider making a significant donation to Revival Church.
  • 1000 Intercessors. This mandate is clear. We are calling EVERY pastor, leader, intercessor and hungry person to gather literally every single Friday night from 10pm-midnight as we pray in a different church each week in the region. It’s time to awaken and gather together and pray as a city church.
  • theLab Internship is gathering and equipping a team of unique specialists in the Spirit. People who carry and release the burning fire of God into people, churches, cities and regions. The next session starts September 3rd and we’re praying that God provokes people to take a leap into a life of scorching heat in the furnace of revival.
  • The 24/7 church. As stated above, our ministry campus will be open continually. Prayer will arise in one area, training in another and worship in another. We are going after a culture of radical devotion to the pursuit of revival.
  • A regional pursuit. We desire to run this race with many pastors, leaders and others in the region. Our various services and events take place at times that are mostly free. We’re looking for pastors to lead their people on Sunday morning and then join with us on Sunday evening at Revival Church, Friday night at theLab and other events.

There’s much more, but that gives you an idea. We’re inviting people to make Revival Church either their first or second home (if they have another church home) as we function as a regional revival center. A radical devotion to stay connected and to grow fast will do much to initiate the revival in this region very quickly.

If you haven’t read my latest post on the coming change to the church, be sure you do. You can do so here: https://burton.tv/2011/07/21/a-fearful-vision-of-what-the-church-will-soon-look-like/ 

Contact me for more info at john@johnburton.net or just come on out to one of our weekly events! Visit www.detroitrevivalchurch.com for more info!

Invite John Burton to bring a message of fire to your church or conference

“Last night your message was incredible!  I was trembling the whole message and my spirit was coming alive!”~Ruth

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Head on over to www.johnburton.net/booking and learn more about what John can bring to your church or conference. He’s a burning revivalist with a deep passion for the advance of the church.

He just finished his sixth book, Pharaoh in the Church, a burning message of reform and transformation in the wilderness of encounter. He is able to minister on that topic or on any number of others.

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BIO

  • Planted Revival Church in the Detroit region
  • Directed one of the four major internships at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City
  • Planted Revolution House of Prayer in Manitou Springs, Colorado
  • Appeared on The Miracle Channel program, The Bridge
  • Has written six books including 20 Elements of Revival
  • Has led two city-wide prayer initiatives
  • Is launching theLab internship in Detroit (www.revivallab.com)
  • Have been active in ministry for 20 years

On the booking site, you can fill out a form and we’ll be in touch shortly! Pharaoh-in-the-Church-Box-Shot-032511

TESTIMONIES:

I listened to Sundays message again. I’m so messed up, tears, groans, trembling (can barely type) such an anointing…o God, give us your heart and let us take heed to the call to prayer. I see us on the verge of a deep valley (the glory) (the radical call) God is saying just take the step down and let go. Make the changes and you will see my glory manifest in Detroit! – Michele

So much fear and bondage has broken off my life. I am very grateful for John’s persistence in calling out destiny in people’s lives and the deliverance anointing that is on his life.  I am grateful that he is not afraid to make clear the mandate for God’s people to raise the bar in their lives so they will be a people who are deeply in love with God and willing to follow Him wherever He leads.  God is calling more to take the challenge and live the adventure!  Don’t hesitate to respond! – Amy

God called you last night to rip open a revival in me, and it was REAL – building on the call and the BURNING I felt last Friday. Truly the Holy Spirit spoke into my life and burned through me – I was shaking from my feet up, like I was boiling. Your prophecies spoke to deep, deep rooted lies and hurts. I left wanting more -I woke up in the middle of the night still talking to God. I asked him to keep my revival going through my dreams so I would not have to let go of Him – and I dreamt all night of praising Him powerfully. There is such a strong desire in me for more intimate encounters with the Spirit. I ache – ACHE to hear his voice, and PRAISE JESUS I have HIM with me always! I will be back and I am ready to be part of God’s incredible work here in Detroit!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for ushering us into that closeness with the Holy Spirit. His calls keep getting louder – and I want nothing more than to respond. -Katie

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