Saturday, September 13, 2014

Darren Canning: The Coming Rains of Revival

Revival Waves

Over the last number of months I have had dreams which speak to me about the hour that we are now entering.

I had a recent vision while waking up. I saw, as it were, a floodgate on a river's dam. It lifted and the waters began to pour out very quickly. I was standing in the river as the floodgate opened and watched as the water rose quickly to my knees. The water was rushing like a torrent and I was a little nervous that it might knock me down, but I kept standing and watching.

Then I had another dream. I was standing at the edge of a great ocean. I was a couple of hundred feet above it, in fact. I was standing next to a man who told me about how "there had just been a great wave that came to shore which no one expected." I was standing next to a house in this dream and the man was standing near a sand dune – 30 feet past the house. I then saw him "as he must have been" when the wave struck – I saw the shock upon his face and how he was thrown back.

I sense that we have entered into a new season in the Church. I believe revival is rising among us. We are sensing an increase of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our meetings, and I have been hearing reports from my friends who are testifying to a "heightened anointing" in their meetings. More people seem to be getting touched, and miracles and healings are happening more often and with greater impact.

I was ministering in Canada recently at a church that was located in a garage. We had a move of the Spirit there. There was a man and a woman with their six children present that came out of the Old Order Mennonite faith. They had gold appear on them in that meeting. Well, they went back home and the very next week gold began to break out on their children. And then it started showing up at their house church on Wednesday night. They told me just recently that deliverance and healings are taking place as people come under the presence of the Lord. This has been occurring for two months. They are seeing Isaiah 60:2 take place in their midst,

"For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you."

Dreams and Visions Are Rising

The waters of vision are rising. I sense that many are going to enter into a place of dreams and visions by the Holy Spirit. We are going to see the fulfillment in our times of Acts 2:17, "And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams." Many are about to testify of the wild dreams they are being given by God.

This is the hour of Ezekiel 47:4, "He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist." The angels have come and they are leading us into the waters of greater revival.

Two years ago I had a dream with Bob Jones in it. In this dream Bob and I were driving through the city of Toronto on the 401 highway, which is one of the largest freeways in North America. Bob was driving very slowly. He looked over at me and said, "Explosions, explosions, explosions."

I had a privilege to ask Bob about this dream in the fall of 2012 down in New Bern, North Carolina. I remember he got very excited when he heard me speak of my dream. He said to me that when he was in his 60s he prophesied revival would come to Toronto. He said that he had prophesied the Toronto Blessing Outpouring, even naming John Arnott as the person that God would use as a part of that great work.

But he said, "Toronto represented an ankle deep revival, and there were greater revivals coming to Canada." He said that one revival would bring us to our knees and the other will bring us over our head. 1994 represented one explosion but others and even greater ones he told me to expect.

In those meetings with Bob, many prophesied of a coming wave. I have been hearing about this wave for many years. I have seen it in dreams and visions for the last 10 years. It will come upon the Church and the people would be suddenly touched by the power of God. Many will not be expecting or even desiring what God is about to do, but they will be touched and swallowed up by it nevertheless.

He mentioned that as this occurred in Canada, it would also begin to pour out in the United States. In fact, I have seen God do tremendous miracles, signs and wonders in that wonderful nation. God is not done with the USA as some might suppose. I believe that the greatest days for the US are about to come about.

Rain and Thunder

Another thing I have been hearing in this season is Isaiah 44:1-4, "Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, and Israel whom I have chosen. Thus says the Lord who made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you: 'Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring; They will spring up among the grass like willows by the watercourses.'" (Photo via Wikipedia)

God is pouring out His Spirit on dry ground. I started hearing this two years ago and everywhere I go proclaiming this Scripture, I see incredible rain and thunderstorms take place –in Kansas, Texas, New York State, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and in Canada.

I remember I went to Texas sometime last year, and because of all the rain that I was experiencing I decided to bring my rain jacket. Well, the people in Texas thought I was funny for bringing my coat because they had not been experiencing rain much for two months. I told them it would rain, and rain it did. It rained so hard that the leaders were thanking the people the second night for coming through the bad weather to be in the meeting. It was easy to minister that night because there was such an expectation that God's glory would be poured out.

In Canada last summer, we had three days of meetings. The thunder was so strong that it kept knocking the sound system out. One minister at that meeting, Mark Redner, prayed for people past midnight. There were over 60 people healed and some of them from conditions that they had for 20 years. Mark went back into that region 2 or 3 months later and revival broke out in Waterloo lasting three weeks. Close to 500 people were coming per night, and many were being healed of all kinds of conditions. People were being pulled out of wheelchairs.

In San Antonio two months ago, we ministered at a little church where the preacher told me that she wanted to close the church down because the work just didn't seem to be moving ahead. Today about 8 weeks later, that church has been in revival for about 30 days straight. Hundreds of people have come there to experience the refreshing that is taking place through worship and the preaching of the Word.

The Great Wave and Outpouring

God is on the move and those who are thirsty shall be filled. John 7:37-38 says, "On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, 'If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'"

I believe we are entering the season of the great wave and the great outpouring. The floodgates to the river are being lifted up and many will drink of its waters. The heavens are about to burst with heavens rains falling on the thirsty hearts. Get ready for a greater in filling of the Holy Spirit. He is coming riding on the waves. He is the Helper, the Sanctifier and He is coming to clean up the church. He is going to reveal the soon coming King.

If you are reading this, I believe it is to be a challenge to step into the river of revival. I believe that God is about to visit North America in a much unprecedented way. Open your hearts and let the waters come. Call out to God like the blind man demanding that He does not pass you by. You will be filled to overflowing and out of you will flow rivers of water bringing salvation and healing to the nations.

Darren Canning
Ministry of Darren Canning


Darren Canning is a revivalist preacher who travels throughout Canada, the United States, and the world. His heart is for revival and believes that God will touch lives deeply wherever he travels. He teaches on hearing the voice of God and experiencing the supernatural. Darren's life was touched powerfully through an encounter with God and he was transformed from an Atheistic lifestyle to a Believer in a moment. He has spent 14 years working for the government of Canada as an analyst specializing in transportation issues related to Aircraft Safety and Security. He is married to Lydia and is the father of 7 children. He believes that if others experience the God of the supernatural then they too will be changed forever.

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