Detroit City Strategy: The most important event of the week is NOT our Sunday service.
As much as I LOVE Sunday night services at Revival Church (and, yes, I mean LOVE!), they are not the most important events of the week.
For those that are interested in city-wide revival, transformation and real unity there is no match for Friday night’s prayer events that travel the city of Detroit.
*Tonight is extremely special. After Catherine Mullins and Brian Simmons minister the fire of revival at The Crossing (the conference starts at 6:30pm), we’ll take over and continue in burning groans and cries of intercession!
10pm TONIGHT: The Crossing 31590 Grand River Ave.Farmington MI, 48336
Detroit: theLab Friday Prayer Events—A movement unlike any other
theLab is an apostolic and prophetic movement in the Detroit region that is working WONDERS. In fact, it has been so powerful that a school of ministry has been birthed out of it! theLab School of Fire is shocking and rocking a lot of zealous, emerging history makers!
Since January, 2011 theLab has been in around 50 different churches in the Detroit region. That means that 50 churches have been rocked by the life and fire of the Holy Spirit in unusual fashion.
The grace that’s on this movement is remarkable. Astonishing. The call is for EVERY pastor, leader, intercessor, revivalist and burning man and woman of God in Detroit to gather together every Friday night from 10pm-midnight. This is a city movement of fire for the entire city church of Detroit. I’m sounding the alarm. Who will respond?
Joel 1:14 – The Message® (MSG)
Declare a holy fast, call a special meeting, get the leaders together, Round up everyone in the country. Get them into God’s Sanctuary for serious prayer to God.
What racial problems in Detroit?
Since before I moved to Detroit I’ve heard about the severe racial tension that plagues this region.
Since a growing team of burning revivalists and I have been traveling the city every Friday night for over a year, both in urban and suburban churches, my testimony is:
I sense no racial tension whatsoever. None.
We pray in fire together. We love God together. Black. White. There is unity. There is no division. NONE.
And, it’s extremely easy. No working things out. No focus on past racial violations. Just freedom.
Off the Radar
I know what you are probably thinking. I’m not seeing all of the other churches and ministries that are steeped in division and racial strife.
I know they are out there, but the prophetic word is this:
They are off the radar.
The next move of God that is drawing very near in Detroit DOES NOT include them—unless they simply repent, pray, humble themselves and join the movement of revival in Detroit.
Repentance will put them right back on the radar of God’s city church mission in Detroit. It’s that easy.
I will make this as clear as I can—division, jealousy, bitterness and resistance in any form, whether it’s racial, theological, relational or otherwise will take us off the radar. We will miss the outpouring. The fear of the Lord should be striking every one of us right now.
Those who are divisive and resistant are simply being replaced by a fresh army of revivalists and a new city church of power in Detroit.
I believe the days of attempting to unite the old guard in Detroit is over. Seeking cohesion between the pastors here is an honorable mission, but that season is coming to an end as a willing remnant takes their place. This simply means that the mission is switching from reconciliation to advance. It’s time to take steps.
The good news is that at any time, those off the radar can willingly step right back onto it. It’s that easy. But, the pillar of fire is moving, so they better do it quickly.
The fastest way to discover what this revival movement in Detroit is all about is to attend theLab Prayer Event Friday nights!
TONIGHT we will be in our brand new host church praying in fire from 10pm-midnight!
In 2011 we were in at least 40 different churches in the Detroit region. What a movement of unity and revival it has become!
I consider Friday nights to be the key to this movement…you could consider it our primary weekly service… and TONIGHT we’re at our home base in Madison Heights.
I’d like to invite THE ENTIRE REVIVAL CHURCH COMMUNITY to join us TONIGHT at 10pm!
LOCATION: Central Church 1529 E. 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
theLab School of Fire
I can’t wait! The engine that drives the Detroit revival movement is theLab School of Fire. We are back in session starting TOMORROW morning!
*Today is your last chance to apply. NEXT SESSION there will be no student or minister discounts, so you might want to pray fast and see if the Lord might have you jump on board with us now.
The cost is $500, and students (between the ages of 18-25) and ministers receive a 50% discount! This school is valued at between $1500-2500 based on comparisons to other similar ministries, and we will soon increase our tuition to match that. So, for $250, you can’t go wrong!
Head on over to www.revivallab.com/apply RIGHT NOW!
10pm Friday nights are a wide open slot on the calendar to gather the church of the Detroit region.
That means, if you are in this region, you are a critical part of this vision!
I hear people say all the time, “John, I can’t imagine anything that could keep me away from encountering God at theLab on Fridays. What else could there be?”
Last night theLab was at an amazing church in Attica and the King of Glory revealed himself!
Suddenly gold dust started showing up all over people’s hands and clothes. Visible evidence of God’s presence was everywhere!
Check out a video on my Facebook Timeline at www.facebook.com/johnedwardburton.
This was the second time this happened in this particular church!
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
So, by all means, help spread the word to the Detroit region church: Every pastor, leader, intercessor and Christian hungry for revival is called to gather in a different church each Friday night from 10pm-midnight at theLab!
THELAB SCHOOL OF FIRE
Has God been speaking to you about going deeper? Lives are being rocked and equipped at theLab School of Fire!
The next three-month session begins Saturday, January 7th at 10am.
Apply today at www.revivallab.com/apply!
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 www.detroitrevivalchurch.com/thelab tonight at 8:30pm EST and listen in. You can call (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 http://video.johnburton.net.
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 www.revivallab.com 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
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]!