“Sanctify yourselves, I am about to do wonders among you again.”

History tells us about revivalists such as AA Alan, Smith Wigglesworth, John G Lake, John Alexander Dowie, William Brenham, William Seymour, Aimee Semple McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, Maria Woodworth Etter, Charles Finney, Even Roberts, Jack Coe, and many other men and women whom God used in ministries of miracles, signs and wonders. In their revival meetings people were healed of terminal diseases, the blind received their sight, the crippled walked and even paralyzed people were healed.

In Maria Woodworth Etter’s day, most churches didn’t allow women to be ministers. In her meetings, people used to go into trances and visions for hours. The anointing of God was even felt for miles away and people were healed in their homes. John G Lake had healing rooms in Spokane Washington where thousands of miracles were documented each year. In and of themselves, they could do nothing, but all these miracles were done through the Holy Spirit in Jesus name because they knew their authority and carried His anointing.

The other night, I was reading my Bible and the Holy Spirit quickened this scripture to me:

And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” (Joshua 3:5)

The next morning after I read that scripture again, I turned on a live broadcast of a church that I used to attend. As soon as I turned it on, the new pastor was quoting that same exact scripture. The Lord said to me, “Sanctify yourselves, I am about to do wonders among you again.”

In the book of Exodus, every time the Lord was going to move mightily among the people, He told Moses to tell the people to sanctify themselves. He visited him at the burning bush, the encounter with Pharoah and the ten plagues. Moses parted the Red Sea and millions of the Israelites went through on dry land, but his enemies, Pharaoh and his army, drowned as they tried to pursue them. After Moses died, the Lord said to Joshua, “No man will be able to stand against you, as I was with Moses, I will be with you”.

The Lord promised to give Joshua the land that he promised Moses. He told Joshua three times in chapter one, “Be strong and very courageous”. The book of Joshua goes on to say how they crossed the Jordan with the ark of the covenant and they went through on dry ground with the priests carrying the ark leading them.

Every time the Lord was about to do great things, He told the people to sanctify themselves. The Lord is about to move among us again in a mighty way. We have also been called to ministries of miracles, signs and wonders.

The Lord says;

This is a new day. You are the generation who will walk in My authority and power and demonstrate My kingdom on this earth. I am releasing My glory on this earth as it is in heaven. You are not mere men and women, but you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation who will release others out of the kingdom of darkness into My marvelous light.

Sanctify yourselves and allow Me to work in you. This is the day that My power will be known in the earth. This is the divine plan and purpose that I have for you in this season says the Lord.

Scripture References:

Joshua 1:5
And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

Joshua 1:8
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

Elaine Tavolacci

Author: Elaine Tavolacci

After what she has endured in her past, Elaine Tavolacci’s life is a sign and a wonder, an amazing testimony of how God has healed, delivered, restored, renewed, and set her free indeed. She shares teachings and prophetic words on her website, A Word in Season and her Facebook page.

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Tom
Tom
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April 14, 2018 1:58 AM
To sanctify ourselves requires a willingness to let God do His work in us plus the discipline to do what we can in allowing no distractions that focus our mind/soul on the things of this world. Yes, we live in this world and there are things that have to be done – job, fix meals, mow – but how much of our time is spent seeking and knowing God versus things that don’t really count for anything? We really can be like Jesus and do the works and greater works IF we will also BE like Jesus with our focus constantly on the Father and being led by the spirit instead of the natural desires of the soul. We say we love God but do we really know Him or just about Him? Think back to when you were young and in love. Would you really let a TV program, a ball game, a good book or anything else take up your time when you could be with that special one? Do we follow after God, love Jesus, to that extent? John G.Lake said to pray to hunger and thirst after righteousness. The PROMISE of God is that, if we do, then we WILL be filled. As Larry Lea said regarding prayer time – first comes the desire (to spend quality time with God), then the discipline (putting aside other things to make that time), then comes delight (the wonder and glory and beauty of God with us so much that we hate to call and end to the time and anxiously look forward to our next time together), When we seek Him as the love of our life, beyond all the distractions of the world, then we will walk like Jesus and the Holy Spirit can fill us with… Read more »
Nick
Nick
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April 14, 2018 5:47 AM
Amazing. As I was getting up this morning the Holy Spirit clearly said “I am a jealous God, I will not share my glory with another”. I don’t hear him like this every morning and I believe it’s a heads up – possibly just for me but I think it’s to share, having just read this post and the comments. My longing since I was saved has been to speak two word prayers, like Jesus’ and the disciples’ commands (“get up”, “be healed”, “come out” etc) and see people instantly healed, freed, restored, forgiven and saved, rather than all the faffing about that goes on in healing evangelism, with frequently poor, hyped results and less glory to God (I’ve seen it and been involved a bit). Then I read this post by Elaine. Maybe some of us are going to have our longings answered and it’s a warning about idolatry. Didn’t someone (Bob Jones?) visit heaven and meet John G Lake, who said he nearly didn’t make it in, in spite of his amazing ministry? Maybe he took some of the glory, and the ministry became an idol? That’s the context of Isaiah 42:6-9 (esp v8), which I had to look up! “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce… Read more »
JohnMcCanada
JohnMcCanada
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April 14, 2018 6:32 AM

Great post Nick, I’ve never heard this phrase before…. ” to speak two word prayers, like Jesus’ and the disciples’ commands (“get up”, “be healed”, “come out” etc)”….It resonated with me, love it! Thanks.

Thomas NoDoubt
Thomas NoDoubt
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April 14, 2018 10:43 AM
Yes, this speaks volumes to me, so much so that, I must share with you as a word of confirmation (and encouragement also) the means by which the Spirit is guiding me to look at each of the (victories or failures/testings) … by whatever name I would have been tempted to classify or name a situation or experience I am having happen to me or around me… (pardon the long explanation but trying to define something that I see in the spirit and bringing it into the “natural” world is challenging at times) . The upshot of it all is this: Plant those ‘experiences’, those ‘situations and circumstances’ as seeds of fruit of the spirit, that is, tell yourself and speak out loud over that as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Where, in the past I may have been looking at those outward circumstances and felt displeasure or sadness or want to grumble and complain about it, now, I say, to my Self, to any one around or whoever has ears to hear, now I say, “Wow, that is love, that is joy , that is peace… etc.” The key here is not to try to change the circumstance nor the situation nor the experience but to change my opinion about it! I claim that God causes ALL THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD…to Me,(because) I am called according to His (God’s) purposes. And that , Romans 8:28 , His Word, is more true in my experience, situation or circumstance than what I (the unregenerated mind) had believed and claimed prior to my believing His Word is more true than what I had heard coming out of my mouth previously. I know that is a lot to wrap our minds around but, if we can… Read more »
Nick
Nick
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April 15, 2018 9:15 AM

That’s good Thomas. Like the psalmist talking to himself, “Why are you downcast? It’s all good, God’s in charge” [or words to that effect!]

Martin
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April 15, 2018 3:32 PM

I think Bob said William Branham barely made it to heaven, in spite of all the miracles.

Nickie
Nickie
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April 13, 2018 11:26 PM

When I was around 11-12 we used to have revivals in church. Saw many people instantly healed from many things. Heard prophetic Words over people’s lives. One man who had been paralyzed his whole life from a diving accident, suddenly got up from his wheelchair and started running around the church!!! It blew my mind! Since then I’ve been wondering why we don’t see this in churches anymore. I am SO excited and eager to see these signs, wonders and miracles happen again!!! Praise God! Thank you so much for this Word. Nickie 🦋

Marilee Alm
Marilee Alm
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April 14, 2018 5:05 AM

Hi Nickie, I heard a short sermon about this yesterday. Nathan Humbyrd attended those kind of churches as a youth. He said before service people would come to pray for 1-2 hours. After this the Holy Spirit was there to heal, deliver… He used this reference: “And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2.

The disciples daily did these, met together, had communion, prayed.. Are we willing to pay the price for revival? Staying in the Lord’s presence??

jerry rigg
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April 14, 2018 8:57 AM

If we dont give God a place in our churches to move as He wills, we fall prey to man’s futile ways, means, and ambitions……church building programs, phony revivals, and endless self help and “support” groups. Amazing what happens when we follow God’s pattern for doing kingdom business and not ours?

John Barry
John Barry
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April 14, 2018 7:59 AM

Last nite we were supposed to have major storms & were under a tornado threat , I always spend Sabbath in prayer & invite the LORD to supper with me . I asked the LORD to calm the storms & no tornados within the 50 miles of me I claim for HIM . Well the storms were loud , but there was no wind & I stayed up till 3AM . I told the LORD at 3AM , that was not near as bad as the weather men said it would be . The LORD said HE was fulfilling HIS word in Malachi 3 : 16-18 to me , and beginning to show the difference between the wicked & the righteous and those that serve HIM & those that do not . A big Yee Haw & Praise GOD , Blessings .

Christine Chapman
Christine Chapman
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April 14, 2018 4:16 PM

Amazing John Barry ..Yah ..our God is so faithful.encouraging. !

Peter Harbison
Peter Harbison
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April 13, 2018 7:49 PM

This morning I had a dream just before I woke up. Basically I was at a theatre to watch a new type of live production. I was in my seat when some transgender and other folk brushed past me. At some time I went to put my coat on and it had gone. The manager told me that it had been sold. I had in effect traded by coat (or mantle) by being more under the influence of our culture than the culture of heaven.

As I thought about the interpretation (before Z3 news this morning) I was thinking how Esau traded his birthright for a pot of stew. I’m not a fan of fasting but I’m wondering if God is saying that I have a choice between a mere pot of stew and God’s mantle. Am I in danger of losing the mantle because of the cultural influences in our society and I need to be more careful with my TV viewing in terms of content and time spent. (NB God obviously loves transgender folk so I’m not having a go at them. I think that they were merely symbolic of the current trends when it comes to the corrupting influences of our society.)

Thank you Elaine for your post.

ASHLEY
ASHLEY
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April 14, 2018 12:08 AM

We all might have to ask ourselves how we can limit the worldly influences in our daily lives. I live in an area that gets NO TV reception. Unless you pay! How lucky am I? I have to choose a DVD and know pretty much what I have chose to watch. I am subject to more worldly stuff at work so can tolerate less at home than most can. GOOD message.(I can’t even have a microwave oven ….. I KNOW I would use it eventually too much!!) We all have unnecessary necessities!!!that do not enhance our lives but actually hinder them!! I should look at MY house and heart before posting!!! This spoke to me. Thank you!

James Bailey
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April 13, 2018 9:41 PM

Thanks for sharing this great warning Peter. Sounds like a word from heaven to me.

christine chapman
christine chapman
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April 13, 2018 10:56 PM

Peter…the theatre in your dream ..a theatre ( in the natural) usually has a stage where the actors stand & act out the scenes of a play..BUT U SAY IT WAS A TYPE OF LIVE PRODUCTION..interestingly as i think about this as believers we operate in the natural realm ..the earth & daily life just as it is today in the 21 century…BUT GOD’S WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN OUR WAYS ETC…SO HE WANTS TO TALK TO US; HIS CHILDREN SPIRIT TO SPIRIT SO HE WILL OFTEN USE THINGS IN THE NATURAL TO TEACH US A SPIRITUAL TRUTH OR PRINCIPLE HE WANTS TO SHOW US..

BDesta
BDesta
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April 13, 2018 8:52 PM

Thank you Elaine for sharing this Great hope we have in The Lord, when I think of all these generals of the lord and their lives, something moves in my spirit ….. to remind me that The Best is Yet To Come!!! The Lord kept the Best Wine for the Last days Army of Love.

Linda Hasche
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April 14, 2018 10:07 AM
The TRUTH to this post includes the answer to the why? behind this Word. Why are there going to be wonders (and miracles and signs)? Why will we see the most amazing revival this globe has ever seen? Why will we see an anointing on the LORD’s chosen vessels, like that which has never been seen? The answer: Because this will occur during the absolute WORSE times in recorded history. We will need the greatest anointing ever given. We will need the LORD’s miracles, signs and wonders to even survive what is unfolding, so we can accomplish that which we have been created to do. We must NOT be deceived by any who claim “all will be well” or “America will be Great Again”. Those who claim such deception have not read the Bible. Things don’t get “better” (by human standards), No. Things get progressively worse in these end times to the point that the Father cuts the days short (Matthew 24:22). So, to sanctify ourselves: hold on to ALL things in this world LIGHTLY . . We don’t own any of it anyway, if we truly are citizens of Heaven, where our true treasures are stored. All that can be shaken, will be shaken. Many will lose everything in order to bring them to their knees in repentance . . To help prepare their hearts to turn to the LORD. Many will see friends and family members killed, or taken away, even tortured for their faith. Jesus told this it was going to happen and yes, it’s going to happen here in the USA. Matthew 10:19 But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to respond or what to say. In that hour you will be given what to say. Mark 13:11 But when they arrest… Read more »
Thomas NoDoubt
Thomas NoDoubt
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April 14, 2018 10:53 AM

Thank you, Linda, as I have followed the spirit’s guiding you through these end times and seen your walk with our King, I know you hear His voice and I know through the words He speaks through you (as well as the other prophets/prophetesses who have laid down their lives for Him) I know that this means something.. this , your last post is telling us (the rest of )His bride, that time is shorter than we think. And yes, sanctify our Self, get our hearts right and purify our selves, and if that means, fasting and taking time off from that ‘j-o-b’ , then, yes do that too!!! Thank you , Linda, Father’s special favor and anointing be upon you this day and each day until that glorious day when we see Him coming in the clouds to earth!!!

Linda Hasche
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April 14, 2018 11:36 AM
You’re welcome Thomas. My heart feels VERY heavy. It has been difficult warning about what is coming . . Even more difficult to see the warnings unfold before our very eyes. Sadly, what will also happen: WHEN more of these things unfold, which we have warned about . . . MOST of those who were mockers/scoffers will come against us again in a different way. They will say: YOU caused this by speaking curses in the air. YOU caused this by not having faith that God loves us and will never let this happen to us. Then eventually . . . We will be hated at a level that will rise with demonic powers manifesting through those who do not love the LORD or know Him (and yes, that’s most who sit in a building on Sunday). We will then be hunted, with the mandate to kill us. Those who do not repent will become the zombie army of Satan. And yes, that includes MOST who are sitting in buildings on Sunday and will hate and curse the LORD because they either A) thought they would not be here (e.g., “pre-trib” rapture) or B) Never knew the LORD and never repented, even though they thought they were “saved”. We will have a measure of time between WW3 and when the “aliens” (fallen angels) are revealed. That time will be “the revival”. The cut off time is at some point when “the aliens” are revealed. That’s when it shifts to being hated and eventually hunted and some of us being martyred (and yes, I’m prepared for that to happen myself, if that is what the Father calls me to go through). Here’s my warning vision of possible personal martyrdom: 10-31-15: Vision of the Guillotine | believeacts2’s Blog https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/10-31-15-vision-of-the-guillotine/ We will be… Read more »
Thomas NoDoubt
Thomas NoDoubt
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April 19, 2018 11:51 AM

Linda, just a personal word of encouragement. In my personal experience, I did die, through a truck Wreck and a brain hemorrhage which caused me to leave my body of flesh(allowed and released me is far more accurate as it felt like dropping a ton of weight off) and there is no pain, no agonizing indecision, but just a gratefulness and thankfulness that felt something like, ‘Hallelujah, at long last and finally got freed from that garbage of flesh’. It is freedom complete and perfect and greater than anything I had ever been able to even imagine. That release, I believe, happened(happens) once we have decided on and choose our spiritual path, our choice of(for lack of a better way of describing it) not hanging on to this flesh-suit but choosing to drop it off and entering in to the death of the body and the life of the spirit. Once we realize and are made aware that, ‘Yes, this is it, time to put up or shut up. They have the gunpointed at my head and NOW is that acceptable time! Today is that day of salvation’. That’s when the spirit takes over and there is NO pain or fear but just a peace that passes all understanding of. … YAY, IT IS FINISHED! I HAVE FINISHED THIS RACE AND WON THE RACE AND I GET THE PRIZE WAITING FOR ME.’

Linda Hasche
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April 19, 2018 8:24 PM

Thank you, Thomas for sharing that amazing testimony.
Indeed . . . With death . . There is no sting.
I’m not sure I’ll be honored with the privilege of being called to be a martyr for Christ. . . That is an honor that would go into eternity.
Only the LORD knows. I am willing, if that is what He calls me to do.
May the Father’s will be done.

Cobus Brits
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April 14, 2018 1:37 AM

I believe this is a very timely word and lines up with the times we are in.

According to Bob Jones God lifted his Glory of healings and wonders some 40 years ago because men took the honour for themselves.

Father has been purifying men and woman everywhere – in His cleansing fire of brokenness and suffering (to become perfect in surrendering all to walk in a love relationship with Him, by guarding our hearts and minds, having clean hands)
To those He will entrust his power that will not take the Glory for themselves but put it to the use it was intended: to give it back to God and in doing so bring even more souls into the Kingdom.

Praise belonging to God is poison to people but food for God.

David Powell
David Powell
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April 13, 2018 6:29 PM

Had a waking vision cloud of witnesses Wigglesworth ,Lake , Dowie were above me light came heaven lite them passed to me ,suddenly aware I was standing in tent revival ,ful of sick lame blind over . Know so little about cloud of witnesses and last days?

Stranger
Stranger
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April 14, 2018 4:48 AM

The way we are sanctified is by reading the word of God. Read Jesus’ words in John 17. The word of God cleanses and is “sharp, active as a double edged sword”. The word of God is not just an option for the serious believer. It is the absolute foundation. If we do not do this then every other teaching or concept, no matter how true serves is no good. We must be grounded in his word, speaking it through our day. As we read and declare the word of God even whispering to ourselves at work or loudly, we will be sanctified. GOD SPOKE is the agent of creation and transformation mentioned in His word. It therefore is upon us to speak his word as He did. Blessings beloved!

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