Fullness of Time – A New Pentecost
The book of Ruth opens with a famine and closes with a harvest. "...there was a famine in the land." (Ruth 1:1). "They arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest" (Ruth 1:22). Pentecost in Israel in Acts chapter 2, was accentuated by harvest in the natural to catapult them into a harvest in the spiritual – a moment forever framed by the fullness of Israel's barley harvest as God empowered them to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8).
Pensacola, Florida is a spiritual causeway jettisoning a region from famine into harvest – a Pentecost. Even now Pensacola is transitioning into a "Pentecost" to steer the southern states into a state of spiritual awakening that will once again launch them into a world harvest.
A Macedonian Call
In Acts 16:9, Paul received a radical change of direction and focus in his ministry. A Macedonian man appeared to Paul in a dream at night crying out, "Come help us!" It veered Paul off his current ministry cycle into an entirely different sphere of impact. A vast harvest awaited him.
Pensacola is the rudder to Florida's spiritual breakthrough as she readies herself to "launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. The "deep" is the uttermost parts of the world and the missionary call that is in her spiritual DNA (Luke 5:4).
Psalm 2:8 will become her battle cry as the strategy to win cities and nations rests upon them once again: "Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as your inheritance and the very ends of the earth as your possession."
Gateway to the West: A Spiritual Aqueduct
The torch of evangelism will light the way as city after city westward hears the lament of the harvest. The I-10 corridor will prove to be a "silk road" or "spice road" as it was in Antioch where they were first called Christians (Acts 11:26).
The plumb-line to become "fishers of men" will incite the Church to release the spirit of adoption on a wayward and lost land. "Abba Father" will be their desire as the land is finally healed and prison doors opened. The wisdom to save souls will surely be her mainstay as the waves of present circumstance threaten to capsize His purposes (Romans 8:15, Proverbs 11:30).
Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California are all on this spiritual fault-line of Pensacola's breakout.
Spain, France and Great Britain: A Threshold of Revival
I see a three-fold cord Spain, France and Great Britain. The flags of all three of these nations have been lifted over this city, and once again the gates to these nations will be opened – the King of Glory shall come in.
As Philip went to Samaria so shall Pensacola go to the nations, the streets, the high-ways and bi-ways to become a causeway for the Church to reach its harvest. "To save that which is lost" will once again be their mantra as the Church comes into one accord to set the captives free. "For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost" (Luke 19:10).
"For even now, I giving Pensacola a hammer to break the fetters of famine and to set the captives free. There will be spiritual granaries and wells to feed the nations and put the orphans and widows into homes. Like Joseph in Egypt, so shall she be to Me in this season of famine and harvest," says the Lord.
Chad Taylor is known around the world for his two critically acclaimed books Why Revival Still Tarries and The Cry of the Harvest. After 15+ years as a prophetic voice to the nations and a full-time minister on television, radio and conferences, his passion and attention is often found elsewhere; with the broken, bedraggled, and unreached masses that are yet to be touched with the matchless love of Jesus. Chad has been called Prophet, Evangelist and a modern-day Revivalist but you will most likely find Chad under a bridge, a street corner and an inner-city basketball court than the meeting hall and if you're in his company long enough you will be as well! Chad currently resides in Georgia with his wife and three children.