Today has been an amazing, great, fabulous, fun, wonderful day in the life of this missionary. It started about 6:30 this morning, when Giorgio, a young man from our church, arrived after an all-night prayer vigil. He needed a place to sleep, and offering hospitality is what I do—part of what I do.
So basically, I was waking up just as he was coming in to sleep. Good timing on his part, since the first thing I do is to enjoy some quiet time with the Lord and read the Bible over a cup of coffee. Being Saturday, I wanted to honor the Lord’s Sabbath by not doing any work. But I work for the Lord, so it’s kind of hard to know what’s really work and what’s OK to do on the Sabbath. I asked the Lord to help me to honor Him today, and He gave me a one word answer: delve. I understood this as delving deeper into His Word.
I did spend more time than usual reading the Bible, then over breakfast, I watched one of Jim Staley’s Hebrew Alphabet teachings—delving some more. Absolutely fascinating! I encourage you to check it out. The language of God is like none other on earth. It is a supernatural language, it is a multi-dimensional language, this is the language God used to create the universe by speaking it into being.
I was watching the video about the letter Hey, and about three quarters of the way through the video, my calendar popped up with an appointment I had thought was next Saturday. I had responded that I would go, and it was something I really wanted to go to. So I got myself into gear, dressed, left notes for Giorgio, and went across town to the meeting.
This meeting was concerning Expo on 4 Wheels, a bus that’s basically a mobile church with a coffee bar and a library. The bus is a joint effort between local churches and missionary organizations to focus on sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ at the Expo (1 May through 31 October) here in Milan.
It turns out that there are three major ways that you can help Expo on 4 Wheels:
- Pray – The Expo will draw an estimated 21 million visitors from more than 130 different countries, many of whom have likely never heard the Gospel message. This is a unique opportunity to share the love of Jesus with millions of people. But for this, they need prayer support.
- Participate – The bus won’t be very effective without people getting out there and reaching people with the love of Jesus. Groups of any size are invited to participate. To sign up, contact Missione REM.
- Donate – As you can imagine, an operation like this costs a lot of money. If you want to invest in the Kingdom of God, you can do so on their website using PayPal or making a wire transfer: Donation.
So there was a lot of good information about reaching the world while there are lots of visitors here in Milan. But when we started to pray, was when God really showed up and blew my mind. The Holy Spirit reminded me of a vision that I had seen ten or more years ago:
I saw a lighthouse grow up out of Milan, and it gave light to the city. It kept growing and gave light all over Italy. It kept growing and gave light all over Europe. And finally it grew so big that it gave light all over the world.
I understood the vision to be about revival. But revival didn’t come, and didn’t come. Friends said that revival would start in Sicily, in Naples, and other parts of Europe, wherever they were from. One even told me that the big End Times Revival had already started in Sicily. Finally I simply forgot about the vision. Until today.
So when the prayer ended, I said that I had a vision to share, and told them about this vision, and about how I had actually seen it years ago. A man immediately came forward and shared that he also had the same vision—and had it years ago, just like I had. My excitement doubled with this instant confirmation.
Then we went out to look at the bus. It is still being worked on, but it’s going to be beautiful. There’s a very cozy and welcoming sitting area, a library area, and a coffee/snack kitchen. I know the Lord is really going to use this bus, and all the people, churches, and organizations connected with it. Revival is coming!
Then I came home and found a message from Suki, introducing me to an American woman (Italian-American in heritage) who is moving to Italy. She doesn’t know exactly where or what she’ll be doing, but she knows that God has called her here. Suki is God’s beautiful networking tool, and He has used her several times to connect people. But it was the Holy Spirit inside of me, even more than Suki, that convinced me that I need to meet this woman. So I’ve invited her to come for a visit. But that’s a post for another time.
Revival is coming! This is it: The Big End Times Revival! If you want to be a part of it, you can follow the links above, get more information, register, get a team together and come to Milan. You can also register on GoMissions. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out on what God is doing. God is good!