Revival Church’s Christmas Day service in Dearborn Heights at 10am : Carry Like Mary

Merry Christmas! I can’t wait for tomorrow morning as I minister the fire of revival in Dearborn Heights at 10am!

Revival Church is MOVING their regular Sunday service to Dearborn Heights on Christmas morning. Instead of our regular 6pm service, we’ll join with at least three other churches at Dearborn Heights Assembly of God at 10am.

Enjoy beautiful and powerful Christmas worship and I’ll be bringing a life altering message titled Carry Like Mary.

The way you live is about to change!

Amy and the kids and I treated today (Christmas Eve) as if it were Christmas Day in light of tomorrow’s service. We had a blast opening presents together and enjoying time as a family. Tomorrow we get to hang out with the rest of our family—YOU included!

You can get more info here:

  • Where? Dearborn Heights Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph, 2 blocks N of I-94
  • When? 10am, Sunday, December 25th

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FIRST: TONIGHT at 6pm we’ll in our BRAND NEW LOCATION in Madison Heights! Nothing less than FULL BLOWN REVIVAL is the goal! We are meeting at CENTRAL CHURCH, 1529 E. 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071.


Revival Church won’t have a Christmas Day service at our location as we are joining with Dearborn Heights Assembly of God Christmas morning!



Discover the city church model that encourages leaders to release people into their destinies. A spirit of competition gives way to unity.

This is a message that must get to every pastor and leader of every church possible! The current church structure is about to collapse, and we need to lock arms in unity as God establishes the soon coming church!

Watch the video here: 


theLab is joining with TheCall Strike Force Friday night in Dearborn

imagetheLab will be in Dearborn Friday from 10pm-midnight with TheCall Strike Force!

FIRST: TONIGHT at 7pm at Revival Church my amazing wife will be teaching for the first time! She will reveal some amazing revelation regarding financial freedom. This is open to the public and there is no cost! Just show up! We meet at THE TABERNACLE: 14205 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088.

TheCall Detroit 11.11.11

TheCall Detroit is right around the corner, and we will be in one of the nation’s most strategic cities tomorrow, Friday, November 4th with TheCall Strike Force.

theLab will give leadership in burning prayer as we join forces with other fire breathers as the worship team plays behind us.

This will be a powerful and strategic night of preparation for a historic night at TheCall which is just a week away!

The location is:

Springwells Fellowship
14900 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(next to McDonalds)

KRIS JACKSON at Revival Church!

THIS SUNDAY at 6pm, Kris Jackson will be bringing a message of city transformation and fire to Revival Church!

Spread the word and come early if you can. Fiery, prophetic pre-service prayer starts at 5pm.

We’ll have a night of freedom in the fire from beginning to end!


International evangelist/ Bible teacher Dr. Kris A. Jackson and wife Debra have touched America and several foreign nations with the Good News of Christ’s saving, healing and delivering power. For nearly thirty years they have served successfully in ministry as pastors, evangelists and church planters, conducting revivals, inter-denominational crusades and camp meetings from coast to coast.

Kris Jackson Ministries is based in Branson West, MO near America’s show capital, Branson. Kris is an artist, both with words and paint brush, an accomplished guitarist and author with more than a dozen books to his credit, such as “Jump-Start the Heart”, “Blueprint to the Blessing”, “Mystery of the Third Day”, “Maker’s Match” and “Psychology of the Psalms” to name a few. Kris holds ThD and PhD in Religion degrees from North Carolina College of Theology.

End Time revival is the Jacksons’ daily pursuit, with meetings characterized by heart-searching repentance, cutting-edge Bible revelation, and an undeniable sense of “Holy of Holies” Glory. Thousands have come to Christ, received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and received healing in KJM meetings.

Revelation Driven Prayer

I’m teaching on revival Friday in Dearborn Heights—just before theLab

Tomorrow at Dearborn Heights First Assembly of God I’ll be teaching on (and bringing!) revival, and then at 10pm theLab prayer event starts!

FIRST: Get ready for a BRAND NEW website— You will be able to check out the up-to-date prophetic instructions for this region, send in your dreams and visions and ensure we’re all on the same page as we advance together. I’ll be designing it soon!

FRIDAY NIGHT: We’re looking for the remnant church to awaken and do the extreme work necessary to initiate revival in Detroit.

I’ll be teaching on the strategic plan for revival in Detroit tomorrow (Friday) at 7pm. We’ll experience some powerful worship, and we are intent on facilitating an atmosphere where we can all go very deep together.

The Fireplace has stirred us, and now it’s time to move to the next place in the process of revival in Detroit.

After worship, teaching and ministry, we’ll stay and give leadership to theLab from 10pm-midnight! Get ready for a night of fire that we won’t want to end!

Dearborn Heights Assembly of God : 5650 S Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125-2024

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Burning and grieved : Busyness that threatened a revival

I’m both burning with fiery passion and also deeply grieved in my spirit—the opportunity for a historic outpouring is here…but it’s only an opportunity.

It has been prophesied that there is the chance of a 50-year long outpouring hitting Detroit. However the disconnected, distracted wait and see approach many are taking threatens it. Both God and man have to participate at an extreme level for it to come to pass.

Has a prophetic alarm sounded in Detroit—or is the call to gather and contend for an outpouring simply a suggestion? Is it optional? Well, of course, it is optional as we each have a free will. However, if it’s a true prophetic mandate, the option to disengage carries with it severe consequences both personally and corporately.

Many, I’m sure, have thought, “Why should I participate in these meetings?” The answer is simple. The prophetic mandate is clear, and the cost of revival is great—it requires many to do much…it’s an ‘all hands on deck’ moment in history.

As I said previously, I’m exhilarated and burning because of the sudden and heavy manifest presence of the fire of God. I’ve been trembling deeply. In fact, I shared with the leadership team of The Fireplace (the new ministry made up of several churches that’s serving this movement toward outpouring in Detroit) that if this revival does in fact land, there will be a never-ending tremble in us…that will last until we leave the Earth.

So with such a powerful move of God drawing near, the question is, “Why isn’t every person in Detroit who’s hungry for revival showing up?”

Busyness. In an American culture that’s so entertainment driven, independent and non-stop, it’s no wonder that calendars are full of lesser things. In fact, I believe one of the primary time thieves for those in ministry is the demand of the local church (yes, I’m a local church leader!).

I shared this comment on Facebook last night after a powerful night of intercession at a church in Eastpointe:

Pastors-investing your primary time and energy in your local church will not result in revival. Primary focus must be regional with other leaders if you want more than local results.

As a local church leader I easily understand the potential for an overloaded calendar. However, we have to take dominion over that. I’d much rather let my church fail for the sake of participating in the greater, regional city church movement. However, if we keep our local church calendar healthy and full of flexible, Kingdom focused and regionally emphasized ministries, we’ll have the opportunity to freely participate in the demands of regional revival on a much broader scale. Simply, regional mandates trump local mandates. And, as we allow the reprioritization to take place, the local church will continue to develop with a much greater grace on it.

If we can't integrate into our schedules the costly, time consuming work of initiating revival on a daily basis with others in the region, we will remain alone in a stress-filled, powerless daily reality that is void of fire.

An excellent example of the problem that’s hovering over the church of Detroit is the mandate that’s been sounded for 1000 intercessors to gather together every Friday night for prayer (see The 10pm-midnight time was chosen to ensure 99% of people had zero conflict. Most everybody should be able to show up each week. In a day when we’re still learning how to take dominion over our busy lives, we wanted to make it easy for as many people to participate as possible, and there are few necessary activities filling up the 10pm Friday time slot. It’s a slam dunk opportunity for everybody to be there.

While the movement is strong and exciting, we’re about 950 people shy of 1000 each week! Where are the leaders? Where are the intercessors? Do we not realize that the moment we have 1000 people showing up together… on site in a church somewhere in Detroit… every week… we’ll have the greatest prayer movement in the nation…or the world! Is that not worth the small price to pay to load up the kids in the car for a late night together in God’s presence?

Friday nights should be full. The 8-day outpouring meetings in Dearborn should be jam packed…not full of people wondering and waiting… even doubting that God might show up… but people who won’t take no for an answer. We need a team of burning people who are fully committed to taking dominion of their time, of their energy… and contending day after day until God breaks out. A lot of people are excited about the concept of revival, but few will do what it takes to get there. This reality may seal our fate of living our entire lives outside of revival. I can’t stand the thought of that.

God is looking for a people who will do the most, not the least. How many will pay the price to contend every night in Dearborn this week?

I also posted to Facebook:

People don't realize that their lack of participation will at best delay the outpouring others are contending for and at worst negate it all together.

Wow. One person’s lack of participation has the potential to stop a revival. One person’s failure to show up, to lock arms with others and contend until breakthrough can cancel a divine move of God.

Think about it this way. What if God gave a pastor a vision and a mandate to build a $1 million homeless shelter. This pastor then casts the vision, and that night ten wealthy people in the church have a vivid visitation of the Lord…and God asks them to each give $100,000. What if one chooses to disobey? The building project will not be completed on time…if ever.

Do you disagree? Consider the disobedience of a few people who were sent as spies into Canaan. The mandate was to move into the Promised Land, yet this small handful of people who refused to do so resulted in a massive and horrific death of innumerable others. They were destined for the glory of a new land, but experienced the radical opposite instead—death.

Today in a pastor’s meeting Brian Simmons asked, “If revival depended on you, how close are we?”

How close? Are you carrying the weight of a city on your shoulders? Are you in position and contending with extreme passion? Or, are you taking a wait and see approach?

Brian also said, “There is an open invitation from God to the pastors of Detroit to experience revival… but he's waiting for us. The planned move of God will only come to Detroit if we expect it to the degree that we build the fireplace to facilitate it. If you don't have an expectation for revival you won't get revival.”

How long will we have to wait?

Exciting new traveling prayer movement

theLab “phase two” has begun! Join us every Friday in a new location for fiery intercession for Detroit!

theLab “phase one” was and is our weekly online radio show. In fact, the next one is TONIGHT at 8:30pm!

The goal is for every revival minded person IN THE WORLD to listen in, and call in, every week. Just head on over to tonight at 8:30pm EST and listen in. You can cimageall (323) 679-0954 and listen in on your phone and/or call in and participate.

Check out the latest video podcast on the 2011 vision at

BRAND NEW!!! THIS AND EVERY FRIDAY from 10pm to midnight theLab will be on the road in the Detroit region praying with people from all over the region to advance revival.

The new site isn’t up yet… but will be soon. Every Thursday or Friday you can check for the place we’ll be praying that Friday night.

You’ll see a map and the address. All you do is show up… others from around the region will be converging there too. We’ll pray in the Spirit for an hour and a half and read scripture for a half hour.

God spoke to me about raising up 1000 intercessors for Detroit. Send this email EVERYWHERE YOU CAN… let’s see God start a movement of revival minded prayer warriors. Interestingly, after I received the call for 1000 Detroit intercessors, Cindy Jacobs and Chuck Pierce gave a call for 10,000 intercessors state wide! Wow! In fact, you can listen to this vision on a conference call TONIGHT at 8pm.

Conference Call – Monday, January 3rd – John Benefiel  “A Call to Raise up 10,000 Intercessors in Michigan”

CALL NUMBER: 712.432.3100  CONFERENCE CODE: 940350
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When I was in Colorado Springs, I was giving leadership to a similar movement and it rocked the city! We ended up praying in over 100 churches there. No teaching. No preaching. No personal agenda. Just a lot of people praying in tongues together!

THIS FRIDAY we’ll join with another prayer meeting at Dearborn First Assembly. We’ll gather together and pray as they lead!

If you have questions about this new ministry movement, just email me at [email protected]!

John Burton ministering at 24FLOOD in Dearborn Friday

24FLOOD is a prayer ministry right in the heart of the Islamic capital of America


I’ll be there praying along with everybody else for the fire of revival to arrive in this region.

Around 9pm I’ll be speaking about this coming move of God and I’d love for you to join me!

The prayer meeting starts at 8pm and ends at around 1am. Come for as much as you’d like.

Let’s see revival hit Dearborn and the entire Detroit region!

Location: Dearborn Heights First Assembly of God, 5650 S. Telegraph Rd. (Just north of 94)