The Bible says that the people will perish without a vision. The LORD is faithful to provide a "vision".
The Lord provided me with a vision for revival in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz means "Holy Cross". What a great place to have a revival. This county has over 200,000 people with only 6,000 professing Christians. The numbers are similar to some third world countries. Yet we see very minimal power in the church today. Some would say the simple answer is "SIN". Many would argue, where sin abounds grace abounds. In 1 Peter 1:15, the scripture says, "Be Holy as I am Holy". Obedience is critical to revive the professing Christians back to life or in fact to see them truly saved. The revived Christian will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with boldness.
The 70/7's revival vision is the key to unlocking the power in preaching the Gospel. Jesus told Peter we must forgive our brother 70 times 7 in response to Peter's question of how many times should we forgive our brother when he sins against us. The church has vast amounts of unconfessed sins in many areas but the focus here is the lack of "FORGIVENESS" in the purported church. Jesus said we must forgive if we are to be forgiven.
Much of this sin exists in marriages, which represents a picture of Christ and His bride (the church). God is, in this hour, shaking up the church to cleanse His bride. Divorce is a form of emotional domestic violence which is wreaking havoc in the Church and in the secular world. As Christians divorce, satan is pleased because marriage is supposed to be a picture of Christ and His bride (the Church). The Church must repent and cease to divorce one another but rather we need to allow Jesus to grant us the grace to love one another and view our marriages as seriously as God views our marriages. We must honor our covenants with each other and God.
The next area we need to focus on is unity (Psalm 133) in our community with all churches focusing on the essentials. Most churches focus too much time and resources trying to appear as though they know the mysteries of this or that doctrine but fail miserably in truly loving God with all of their heart, mind, body and soul and loving their neighbor as themselves.