"The Coming Rains
of Revival and a Wild Army Rising"
By Darren Canning
A Wild Army Rising
had a dream where I saw a wild army rising as a generation that didn't seem to be concerned with what people thought. They were not very old and most of them were not Caucasian; they were from different nations rising, and many of them were African. They were
young and they were strong. They were overcomers by the power of the Blood of the Lamb. They were singing in unison as they marched in power.
I heard them singing over and over, "We are the revolution!"
They were singing to the drug addicts. They were singing to the broken people. They were singing in great strength. They were marching on the outside of society but singing straight at it. Whoever witnessed them was witnessing invigorated humanity with great
strength to live a full life. They were strong and they were truly free. I saw them sitting with the very broken; they were going into dark places, risking their lives against spiritual forces that didn't seem to dismay them.
Being the Hope and Righteousness of Christ
In one scene, I saw them, and myself, sitting with a young man who was the leader of a gang. He was completely addicted to the strongest drugs that
I have ever seen. There was no way in the natural that he was ever going to be free from these narcotics. I sat there with him and I heard him say to me that there was absolutely no way for him to be free. As I looked at the mixture that was entering into
his blood I knew he was speaking the truth. His blood did not look like blood but it had changed its form and looked like a mixture you would see in a science experiment. There was no way in the natural to get him back to what he was like before.
Suddenly, I gave a living hope-filled word to this man. I heard myself say to him, "You are right, but nothing is impossible for God." I said it to him a couple of times and then I was transported to the side of a
very broken woman. I looked at her and she looked hopeless. She turned toward me and I said to her, "You will be fine. God has you."
The world that we live in is very broken. We are seeing it in the streets,
on the news and in social media. The people are broken and they are in the streets causing chaos, and I believe this will grow. We have to rise up in the face of this and try not to look just like them. As Christians, we need to stand out. We need to become
the difference. We need to rise out of the ashes of evil that has eclipsed this generation and become the righteousness of Christ. We have to learn to discern darkness from light. Most don't. Many Christians like to play on the line and sometimes it seems
like a lot of Christians like a little darkness with their light.
In my dream, there was a vibrancy in these people of God. They were different and they were coming out of the darkness. They saw the danger
of being a part of the world. They dared to even dress differently. They looked like school children dressed in uniforms that covered their bodies with decency. They had new "hipness" and "coolness" that defied the culture they came from. They didn't care
to look the same. I believe these people will be ministers of reformation.
I pray that we can all become a part of this army. I don't want to sit on the sidelines and feel like the best has passed me by.
I don't want to just remember the vibrancy of past revivals but I want to march in new ones!
The Rains Are Coming This Winter
I had another dream
a few nights ago and I heard an angel say, "The rains are coming this winter. They are the heaviest rains that you have seen in 25 years." I remember laughing at this thought. In my dream the town that I was in, which used to be lush and filled with life,
was now a desert desperately needing the rain.
I believe that these are the spiritual rains that are described in Isaiah 44:3-4, "For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry
ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams."
There is a fresh revival coming
soon. People have been crying out and I believe that God has heard that cry and a new day is coming for the Church. This generation has faced some things; many terrible things have happened, but God is about to visit us in the most powerful way. Your families
will be renewed, restored and empowered by the Holy Spirit. He is going to set the captives free. He is going to heal the broken hearted.
Be the Revolution
declare that you will be a part of this rising tide. God is going to do this by His mighty hand. There is a train that is coming that is empowered by the mighty hand of God. You shall rest in His hands as He lifts you into action. You shall walk in formation
and in purity of spirit. The righteousness of Christ shall be your garment and you shall taste and see that the Lord is good.
By Darren Canning
Darren Canning Ministries
Albany, OR 97321