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New, short podcasts PLUS hours of video added to Facebook and Youtube

Listen to short, 5-10 minute teachings AND watch hours of video on Facebook and Youtube!

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PODCAST

I want to encourage you to listen to brand new, short, 5-10 minute teachings and prophetic insights on my new podcast, theFurnace.

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7 Part Conference Series: How to develop a culture of prayer in your life and church PLUS other teachings, from Jasper, Alabama

Listen to 7 new conference teachings including how to develop a culture of prayer in your life and church from Jasper, Alabama!

YOGA-000000041Your life will IGNITE as you listen to these seven prophetic teachings on prophetic prayer, revival and dramatic impact in a region.

Listen to this FREE conference series from Cornerstone Church in Jasper, Alabama online right now!

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The first two sessions were specifically for regional pastors and leaders. I taught on how to develop a culture of prophetic prayer in their church. This teaching was based on my recent Charisma Magazine article that can be read HERE.

Here’s the full list of teachings:

  1. How to Develop a Culture of Prayer in Your Life and Church (Part 1)
  2. How to Develop a Culture of Prayer in Your Life and Church (Part 2)
  3. Spiritual Authority
  4. Revelation Driven Life
  5. Your Impending Adventure
  6. Fire From Heaven (Part 1)
  7. Fire From Heaven (Part 2)

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theFurnace: Branson, Missouri Revival Strategy—YOU are needed!

theFurnace: Pastors, leaders, intercessors and the remnant church that is hungry for revival must come together.

NOTE: Our next revival event is MONDAY, JUNE 27 AT 7PM!

NOTE: Our next prayer event is FRIDAY, JULY 8 AT 10PM!

Meetings and services alone won’t cut it. We must to gather a company of firebrands from the region to contend together. This is the first phase of the strategy for revival in Branson.

What would happen if every pastor of every life-giving church in the region gathered together each week in fervent, Spirit-driven intercession and prophetic impartation? The atmosphere in the region would receive a continual shock of holy fire!

I’m looking for a revival company in Branson. These are pastors, intercessors and others who are ready to move past meetings and programs and burn hot with others in the region.

We will meet in churches for intercession, as we have been already in Branson. We will also meet on certain Monday evenings for prayer, training and prophetic messages.

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REVIVAL PROTOCOL

Frank Bartleman, who was instrumental in the Azusa Street outpouring over 100 years ago, sent Evan Roberts a telegram. Evan was giving leadership to the great Welsh Revival and Frank Bartleman wanted to know what he could do to see a similar move of God in Los Angeles.

What Evan instructed goes down in revival history:

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

This is what we are working toward in Branson.

While local churches are an important part of the overall plan, local churches alone have no hope of initiating or sustaining regional revival without significant, strategic unity with the greater spiritual blueprint. It’s time to bring focus to the city church and to lock arms together with Believers in our region at a much higher and consistent level.

THEFURNACE MISSION STATEMENT & STRATEGY

theFurnace exists to gather forerunners who are united in the mandate to initiate reformation in the church and revival in the region. As carriers of the fire of God, we are single-minded in our mission to rally a generation that will embrace the cross of Christ, pursue radical holiness, engage in fervent prayer, live a life of repentance and experience both the freedom and the fear of the Lord.

CONSECRATION: As a company of reformers we are alert and intentional in our mission. The call for all is to gather together continually, free of distraction, with surrendered hearts, in unwavering agreement and with an unusual investment of time, energy and passion.

FIERY PRAYER: The biblical church is a house of continual prayer, and we commit to upholding that standard. Every Christian has the sober responsibility and wondrous opportunity to pray in such a way that the fire of God burns night and day in our lives, our church, our region and the nations.

FEAR & TREMBLING: The fear of the Lord will always be before us. Brokenness and repentance is a continual reality in the resulting atmosphere that will facilitate a historic end-time revival.

CULTURE SHOCK: When truth is preached, religious spirits react and the hungry marvel. Comfort zones are threatened and personal endeavors are disrupted. In the fear of the Lord, we will prophetically decree shocking and liberating realities of the Kingdom of God.

WONDERS: A supernatural baptism of fire will hit all who have given themselves to Jesus without measure. Death to self, humility and a bold, burning spirit of prayer will open the door to a life of wonders.

YOU ARE NEEDED

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See our schedule of revival events at www.thefurnace.tv/branson and our prayer nights at www.prayerteam.tv.

I am looking for a small company of people who will pray and advance together every time we have an event scheduled.

You are invited to be on that team.

Pastors, leaders, intercessors, prophetic people and everybody hungry for a move of God—will you contact me today? Share your story and let me know if you have any questions. Then, let’s commit to advance toward revival in Branson together!

Contact me at john@burton.tv TODAY!

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A powerful Detroit prayer strategy

Join a movement of prayer in Detroit

Many of you are already aware of our ministry of prayer that has been advancing in Detroit over the last six years, but I wanted to send an important update to you.

If you are in the Detroit region, definitely lock in and pray. You will make a difference that will impact the region and eternity!

From Amy Smith:

As most of you know, John and Amy Burton have moved out of Detroit and on to Branson, MO where Apostle John is getting ready to launch into the next level of developing Carriers of Fire International through media, writing and traveling.   We're so excited about what God will be bringing from Branson!  

Meanwhile, here in Detroit, we are forging ahead as we transition from Revival Church to theFurnace CoFI group.  The vision is not decreasing but, indeed, increasing!   I am trying to keep up the pace as God keeps sharing more and more of the vision and bringing pieces together.  

One thing we are sure of and that is that God is calling us as City Church Intercessors to pray for the restoration of God's government in the church in our region and beyond.  We have a burning passion for the body of Christ to see us grow and mature “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”   

We hope you'll join us as we gather and pray together to see God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Here are a couple highlights we're looking forward to:

We will be joining forces with Shekinah at JHOP in Dearborn every 2nd Friday of the month!  It's going to be a great time and POWERFUL!

We are also in the very beginning stages of developing a regional flag team that will carry out strategic prayer assignments throughout the region.  

If you would like to receive more information on what we're doing here in Detroit at theFurnace and how you can be a part, make sure you click on the link below and subscribe to receive our email updates.  

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Many Blessings!  

Amy Smith
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Podcast: The extreme call for the church in the end-times

Watch as I share the vision for theFurnace as we contend for revival in the nations of the Earth.

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Watch as I share about what is needed if Detroit and other cities have any hope for revival and awakening: http://youtu.be/zhjAFhTChVg 

 

Also, read an article I wrote about several threats to revival. What do you think about the status of revival in your region?

What will it take for revival to land? What is standing in the way?

There are over 19,000 cities in America—and none of them are experiencing the biblically normal culture that revival would bring. Something is tragically wrong! Extreme, shocking and potentially offensive reformation is necessary.

To better help you take the pulse of your own life and your own city, I am suggesting some threats to revival. As we eliminate the threats, we’ll be steps closer to an outpouring. Some of what I’m sharing is from my book 20 Elements of Revival and some is from what I’m currently witnessing in my city of Detroit, Michigan.

First, consider this quote by Evan Roberts, the hero of the Welsh Revival, as he shares the simple formula for revival:

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

You’ll notice Evan’s formula for revival is addressed throughout the following points:

TEN THREATS TO REVIVAL

The local church—Yes, I know that’s a provocative statement, and I must state very clearly that I love the church and I love pastors—and honor their amazing devotion. However, the alarm must be sounded. If a regional call to action is muted by the over-saturated, over-protected local church calendar, the necessary strength to both initiate and then support revival on a regional level won’t be there. Additionally, if we allow jealousy, insecurity, offense or other tactics of the enemy to keep us and the people in our churches away from the regionally emphasized mission, revival will most certainly not arrive, and the grace to run our local churches won’t be there. It’s a lose-lose situation. It’s time that we as leaders intentionally monitor closely where the fire is burning in a region—and then cancel our lesser activities so we can lead the people there. We must see the mobile, regional, 24/7 church emerge.

A belief in fate—Many people tend to believe that they have little effect on whether revival breaks out or not. They may say things like, “Nothing will stop God if he wants to pour out in a region,” or “If God wants to bring revival, he will.” A belief in fate minimizes the radical importance of our participation. Additionally, the many prophecies that have been revealing God’s plans for an outpouring in Detroit are conditional. In order to see them come to pass, we must involve ourselves in the process. As Mike Bickle says, “Prophecy isn’t a guarantee, it’s an invitation.”

Taking a “wait and see” approach—Related to the above point, many are sitting back waiting to see if this current outpouring in Detroit is in fact a move of God. The problem? God’s moving is largely dependent on you and me! We have been instructed to tend to the fire, and in our unwitting arrogance we have reassigned that job back to God! We believe God is to do our job of keeping the fire burning when he explicitly requires us to do it. If we don’t build the fire, the fire will go out—even though God’s prophesied plans are to bring the fires of reformation to Detroit.

The scattering movement—We are in the end-times, and it’s clear in scripture that we must gather together even more during this historic season. Satan’s plans to overthrow God were well on track as the greatest movement of unity in history was advancing.  That unity gave strength to the building of a tower that would reach the heavens. God realized the threat and initiated ‘operation scattering’. The language was confused and they scattered all over the Earth. Now, Satan is using God’s own strategy against the most powerful governmental system on the planet—the Church. Instead of gathering in unity that would be strong enough to overthrow Satan’s kingdom, we are being scattered. We are not together. This is why stadiums will be critical in this next season. We must have the city church literally together, in the same place, consistently. Read more about the scattering movement in my article You are Not the Church. Remember, a key element of revival, which is emphasized by Evan Roberts, is daily meetings. Yes, it will be normal for people to be in church, together, under apostolic leadership most every day of the week.

A seeker-sensitive movement—I’ve often told the people in my church that I will never tone down the activity of the Holy Spirit out of respect of those less hungry. We need burning churches that result in people falling to their faces and crying “Holy!” when they walk through the door. It’s arrogance to presume that our human strategies are more potent than the supernatural capabilities of the Holy Spirit. When people are in desperate need they don’t look for Clark Kent, they are don’t want someone who looks just like them to come to their rescue. They need to experience the superpowers of the Burning Holy Spirit.

A lack of intercession—Evan Roberts declared that revival hinges on our obedience to pray and wait. The call in Detroit is for1000 intercessors to gather together in the same place every Friday night as we release fire and cover this great mission. If we don’t respond, we probably don’t want the consuming fire of revival to come. We won’t be prepared for such a fearful burning.

Fear of loss—A key reason pastors don’t advance their churches into the experiential realm of encounter with God is that the risk of losing people, money and their reputation is high. It’s clear that a instituting a marginalized church culture is a much less risky option to develop a growing church in America. However, it’s also clear that  such a culture is void of power and miracles. The world isn’t looking for another man-made system to join. In fact, the world does a much better job of building humanistic kingdoms than the church does. We’ll only see revival when we have the guts to call people into the wilderness of extreme encounter where the Fire and the Cloud leads them into a supercharged adventure. Pastors, let’s be willing to lose people, lose our salaries, lose our reputations, to allow our local churches to close if necessary—for the sake of the advance of the regional, city church! Such a disposition will result in a greater grace on both the local and regional levels.

Unbelief—Evan Roberts reveals one of the elements of revival is simply to believe God’s promises. It’s stunning how little the church believes in the supernatural. Healing, freedom, power and abundant life are tragically rare. Its no wonder that people are avoiding the church today. We are a people who are living on the wrong side of the Ascension. In Acts 1, the disciples were waiting for Jesus to snap his fingers and work more wonders. They wanted him to establish his Kingdom. But Jesus gave them clear instructions that would shock them to their core. They weren’t to wait and hope for something to happen (hope deferred makes the heart sick)—they were to do it themselves! They transitioned from disciples on one side of the Ascension to apostles on the other. Now, they, as ‘sent ones’, were to believe and act. They were to be the answer to people’s impossible situations. They waited for the necessary power to change the world, and when they received the Holy Spirit, they went everywhere in fiery belief healing, delivering and preaching the Kingdom.

Seeking an enhanced life—People generally want God to make their current lives better. They want an enhancement, an upgrade. However, the demands of revival include the willingness to embrace a fire that won’t warm your flesh—it will consume your flesh. Evan Roberts called for people to gather—but not all people—only those who were willing to make a total surrender. Revival doesn’t enhance lives, it crushes them. If we attempt to advance with a semi-surrendered people, the fire simply will not fall.

A lack of immediate response—This is one reason why church schedules must be flexible. It’s also a reason why daily meetings are critical. When prophetic instruction is received, the entire region must know about it right away, and the people must respond. In Joshua 3, the instructions were clear, and everybody responded in unison. There’s no way to fulfill this mighty mission if we are only together one day a week (actually 2 hours a week!). There’s way too much work to be done! As an example, Mike Bickle recently called an urgent meeting. Most of the departments at IHOP in Kansas City were immediately closed and the people all gathered together to receive an urgent prophetic message. In Detroit, we must promote extreme alertness and flexibility so we can respond moment by moment to the demands of regional revival. If we are mostly focused on our local, personal ventures, we’ll stay disconnected from the greater, regional mission. The response won’t be what is necessary and revival will most likely never come.

New series starting tonight! 20 Elements of Revival at the School of Revival

20-Elements-of-Revival-PaperbackJoin us locally or online TONIGHT at 7pm for the beginning of our brand new series 20 ELEMENTS OF REVIVAL!

Discover how to live in a state of white hot, continual revival—and how to see it spread into a city wide inferno!

Join us locally in Detroit for prayer, worship, teaching and then a time of discussion:

theFurnace is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091

If you aren’t near, you can watch online beginning at 7pm at www.thefurnace.tv/live.

DOWNLOAD NOTES

You can download tonight’s notes to follow along as you watch HERE.

20 ELEMENTS OF REVIVAL

The contention of this book is simple: The extreme manifest presence of God is the biblical norm for New Testament believers. We label it many ways: revival, an outpouring, renewal, and certainly different moves of God have distinct flavors to them. However, regardless of the descriptive term we attach to it, we simply are not experiencing it. As we investigate a simple and powerful formula for revival, we will find ourselves deeply provoked and advancing with extreme momentum toward the goal of a city-wide outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

20 Elements of Revival- I just finished reading 20 Elements of Revival. Everyone should read this book! I wish I had the cash for a case of this book. Seriously! I keep thinking of more people who NEED a copy of it! It’s very, very, very rare for me to feel this way about a book other than the Bible. -Kathi

Just finished reading the two books you gave me…and I am buzzing in the Holy Spirit! My wife and I had an hour conversation about the depth of their implications. You have nailed it my friend. I have met few people who have put all this together….and I am in awe and grateful. I want all our leadership team to especially read 20 Elements of Revival. -Tim

Live video streaming at theFurnace | The Main Event is tonight at 7pm ET

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First, watch last night’s School of Prayer. It was a powerful night with practical teaching on how to have extreme success in prayer.

We then modeled what was taught in prayer. You are SURE to learn a lot! WATCH HERE.

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Watch tonight’s service at www.thefurnace.tv/live!

theFurnace exists to gather forerunners who are united in the mandate to initiate reformation in the church and revival in the region. As carriers of the fire of God, we are single-minded in our mission to rally a generation that will embrace the cross of Christ, pursue radical holiness, engage in fervent prayer, live a life of repentance and experience both the freedom and the fear of the Lord.

You can DOWNLOAD NOTES and follow along with tonight’s message by clicking on “Extravagant Intimacy” under the Teaching Notes section next to the media player at www.thefurnace.tv/live.

“The coming moves of God will require nothing short of a revolution of our current structures, models and mindsets. Not an adjustment or an enhancement, but deep reform. The resulting fire and presence of the Holy Spirit will cause us to marvel and wonder why we ever resisted at all.”- John Burton, based on his book 20 Elements of Revival


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Amy Burton TONIGHT: Discover powerful steps to financial prosperity

Amy Burton will be teaching TONIGHT at 7pm on financial prosperity and debt free living!

Discover practical and spiritual steps that will bring your finances into order and set you up for financial breakthrough!

Revival Church is located at 26091 Sherwood, Warren, MI 48091.

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If you aren’t local to Detroit, you can listen LIVE at www.thefurnace.tv/live at 7pm ET!

Bring food tonight & hear about how to connect at theFurnace!

Food, fellowship and information on how to connect on our mission base TONIGHT at 7pm!

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Bring food to share TONIGHT!

After a powerful service we will enjoy food and fellowship together, along with info about how to connect at theFurnace!

Show up early if you can, at 6pm, for War Room Prayer prior to the service. Let’s see revival come to the cities of the Earth!

■ CONNECTING IN OUR CULTURE
theFurnace is a team of people intent on being equipped as end time carriers of fire and prophetic messengers. Our mission base is fueled by fervent prayer and passion for revival in the cities of the Earth.

The way to connect in our culture is simple. We encourage everybody who participates in our mission to:

  1. Join a Prayer Team
    Once a week you will participate on a conference call, led by one of the leaders at theFurnace. You will gain an understanding of our passions and will be able to join in our culture of intercession.
  2. Enroll in theLab University
    This three month school of fire will radically transform your life, and will help you capture the vision, passion and DNA of our ministry. You will complete assignments, read books, listen to teachings and participate with us in prayer and ministry events.
  3. Join theLab Team
    After successfully completing theLab University, you will be interviewed for a chance to join theLab Team. You will be involved with a team of amazing people and minister according to your passions and giftings.

Learn more TONIGHT!

See you in a bit!

John

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