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PROPHECIES OF REVIVAL
relating to Europe affecting the rest of the world
HUDSON TAYLOR'S VISION 1855
This vision was received while he was preaching in Britain, on furlough from China.
'I have seen a vision. I saw in this vision a great war that encompasses the world. I saw this war recede and then start again, actually being two wars. after this I saw much unrest and revolts that will affect many nations. I saw in some places spiritual awakenings.
'In Russia I saw there will come a general all-encompassing national spiritual awakening spread to many European countries. Then I saw an all-out awakening, followed by the coming of Christ.'
THE MOTHER BARBARA PROPHECY 1911
1N 1918, shortly before Mother Barbara went to live in the community house near the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, she was given a prophecy by Bishop Aristocoli of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Some of the events foreseen in this remarkable prophecy have already been fulfilled. The rise and fall of communism in Russia has taken place. Germany was divided in two for nearly fifty years from 1945.
Britain has lost her empire and her colonies. This must have seemed impossible back in 1911 before the First World War when Britain ruled the largest Empire the world had ever known and was the richest and most powerful nation.
The prophecy was first published in Prophecy Today in September 1986, soon after the Carmel Gathering, where it was prophesied that the Soviet Union was about to fall, and is also published in Hearing From God. The storm clouds were already gathering over the USSR.
'Tell the women they must belong absolutely to God. They must believe in the great things that are happening and that God is doing on the earth. They must prepare their souls, their children and their husbands. And they will have very much work to do for God. Oh, what a great work the women will have to do in the end time, and the men will follow them.
'NOT ONE COUNTRY WILL BE WITHOUT TRIAL - do not be frightened by anything you will hear. An evil will shortly take Russia and wherever this evil comes, rivers of blood will flaw. This evil will take the whole world and wherever it goes, rivers of blood will flow because of it.
It is not the Russian soul, but an imposition on the Russian soul. !t is not an ideology, or a philosophy, but a spirit from hell.
'In the last days Germany will be divided in two. France will just be nothing. Italy will be judged by natural disasters. Britain will lose her empire and all her colonies and will come to almost total ruin, but will be saved by praying women.
America will feed the world, but will finally collapse. Russia and China will destroy each other. Finally, Russia will be free, and from her believers will go forth and turn many from the nations to God.'
THE GREAT REVIVAL - SMITH WIGGLESWORTH.
This prophecy was given at the annual Elim conference in 1947
'During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain.
The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterised by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
'The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches.
'In the duration of each of these moves, the people involved will say, "This is a great revival." But the Lord says, "No, neither is the great revival but both are steps towards it."
'When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidenced in the churches something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the Word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit.
'When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, indeed the world has even seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and the Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God's Spirit will flow over from the United Kingdom to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.'
These 3 prophecies appeared in the Jan/Feb 2000 issue of PROPHECY TODAY in an article entitled 'Prophecies of our time.'
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