Ministry Magazine 2019/2020
CONTENTS FEATURED ARTICLES
FOUNDERS AND PASTORS: Richard Pace, Anthoy Pace, Grace Pace
1 Pastor’s Letter
Pastor Richard Pace highlights the key events of 2019 in “Pastor’s Letter”
Understanding Revival Is revival coming, is it here or is it both? Pastor Richard Pace explains this and much more in “Understanding Revival”
COVER: Catherine Camilleri, Pastor Richard Pace PHOTOGRAPHY: Gee Melo LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES CHURCH ANNUAL MAGAZINE: is produced by Pastor Richard Pace and Light of the World Ministries Church. 244 Targo Road Toongabbie, NSW, Australia, 2146 ONLINE: WEBSITE: www. lightoftheworldministrieschurch.com.au FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook. com/richard.pace.35 INSTAGRAM: lotwmc TWITTER: Richard Pace@LOTWMC SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud. com/richard-pace EMAIL: Lightoftheworld@optusnet.com.au Richardpaceministries@gmail.com GRAPHIC DESIGN: Pastor Richard Pace, Catherine Camilleri and Peter Alcock.
16 The Beauty of Repentance
Repentance is one of the most despised things in Christianity and the world, yet one of the most beautiful. Pastor Richard Pace elaborates in “The Beauty of Repentance”
Key testimonies and highlights of 2019
The Beauty of
13 RESOURCES 23 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
24 MINISTRY EVENTS 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS
Light of the World Ministries Church
244 Targo Road Toongabbie, NSW, Australia, 2146
s we approach the end of 2019 and commence a new year and decade, it’s astonishing how quickly this year has passed. It seems each year is passing faster than the one before, which in itself is a sign of the rapidly approaching coming of Christ. 2019 was somewhat of a mixed bag – a year of challenges, triumphs, hardships, victories, losses, breakthroughs and changes. It was another year of testing, cleansing, purification, pruning and preparation. A year of greater salvations, deliverances, healings, signs, wonders, miracles, manifestations of the Holy Spirit and testimonies. Including a woman who was miraculously healed of a cyst in the uterus, the healing of a boy with throat cancer, the healing of an elderly man with a walking stick and the healing of a man with crutches (See Testimonies - p21 - 22). The key teachings of 2019 were, Covenant, Understanding Revival and the Beauty of Repentance as well as the CD release of Angels: Our Unseen Allies and Overcoming the Jezebel Spirit. The following are key prophecies of 2018/2019
are entering or are in this next move of God and revival. The first sign is there will be another major re shuffling of the Australian Government. The Lord said He is about to directly (sovereignly) intervene to re arrange parliament. He will replace those He does not want with those He wants in parliament. Those who should not be there with those who should be there. Those who should not have a position and who took their positions by deceptive, unjust means, with those who have truly been chosen for a position in parliament. One of the reasons is to prepare the nation for the next move of God and revival by removing those who will be a hindrance to or who will oppose it and replacing them with those who will encourage it (A Christian leader and Christian leaders). The second sign is the Lord will break the natural drought in Australia. The natural drought is a sign or consequence of the spiritual drought in this land. The Word of God reveals a natural drought was usually a sign of a spiritual drought and occurred when a nation turned from God. Whenever God’s people (the Israelites) turned form God, it was usually followed by a natural drought as a consequence of their
REVIVAL IS COMING TO SYDNEY I saw an aerial view of Sydney. I then saw Jesus appear in the centre of the city. He towered over every building, including the highest building in the city – the centerpoint tower. The glory of God was emanating from Him. He then extended His arms over the city. As He did, the glory and power of God began flowing out of Him – pulsating, like waves. As it did, it made a booming sound and swept through the streets, shaking everything it touched. As this occurred, I saw people coming out to see what was happening. I also saw demons emerging from dark places – alley ways, clubs, bars, buildings, houses and brothels. They were being pulled out of the dark by the glory – compelled to expose themselves. They cowered before the Lord and shouted, “No Lord! Do not torment and judge us! Please, do not send us from here, do not cast us into hell!” However, the more they pleaded, the stronger the glory became and with each pulse or wave, were pushed back and flung out of the city. The Lord then turned to me and said, “I am coming to bring revival and reformation to this city as I promised and have been telling you for many years. I have not forgotten you, the Church or this city. I will come and will move in this city. I will have My revival in Sydney and Australia. I will change the face of this city and will turn everything around. AN INVASION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
TWO SIGNIFICANT SIGNS FOR AUSTRALIA The Lord spoke to me about two significant signs that are going to occur in Australia. At that time, there was NO indication WHATSOEVER these things were going to occur. The significance of these signs is they are indications of and will usher in the next move of God and revival in this nation. When these things occur, we will know we
disobedience. However, the breaking of a drought was a sign either God’s people repented or God was sovereignly moving in the land. God is about to sovereignly move in this land to bring revival to a nation that has, by enlarge, turned from God. And one of the signs will be the breaking of the drought. I call ALL believers to pray and intercede for God’s will to be done in these situations.
At an intercessory meeting this year, the Lord said, “I am going to INVADE Sydney and Australia!” I then saw a vision of an army invading a country which played out like an old, World War One or Two movie. Then I heard the Lord say the following in my spirit, “When one nation invades another, it’s against the free will of the nation being invaded.” By saying this, the Lord meant, “I am going to move in Sydney and Australia whether people ask for it or not, want it or not, like it or not or accept it or not.” Some may argue, “But how can God do that without violating anyone’s free will?” The irony is, because God is sovereign – the King of Kings and Supreme Ruler of all things, He is able to sovereignly intervene without violating anyone’s free will. He then went on to say, “I am going to sovereignly intervene in this city. I am going to turn everything around, I am going to turn the tables and change everything.” Then I saw what looked like a clock with only one hand. The hand was pointing to the number nine, it then moved all the way to the opposite side and was now pointing to the number three. Then I heard the Lord say, “I am going to make a one hundred and eighty degree change in
this city. It will go from one way, to the completely opposite way – from sin to repentance, unrighteousness to righteousness. It is coming and is at the door.
2020, THE NEW DECADE AND BEYOND
As we move into a new year and decade, the forecast is for both darkness and revival. Isaiah 60:2-3 states, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” The Word of God here clearly reveals darkness will
cover the earth and deep darkness the people. However, it also reveals the Lord will arise over us and His glory will be seen upon us. Here we see these two opposites are said to occur simultaneously – as the darkness becomes darker in the world, the glory of God will become stronger upon the Church. Notice it states, “And His glory will be seen upon you.” And “The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Not only will the glory of God be felt, but SEEN upon us. In other words, God will manifest His presence upon us (the Church) in a visible, tangible way to such a degree, non Christians will be attracted to it, convicted of their sins and saved. This is exactly what is happening and will continue to happen in the coming year and decade. As darkness, sin, evil and lawlessness increases in the world, the glory of God will increase in and upon the Church, which will bring the greatest, last days revival Australia and the nations have ever seen. We will see revival and reformation sweep across Sydney and Australia. There will be salvation, deliverance, healing, restoration and transformation in this city the likes of which has never been seen before. THE CHURCH OF THE BOOK OF ACTS
In 2013 the Lord spoke to me and said, “I want the Church to be like the Church of the book of Acts and greater still.” It’s difficult for many to believe the Church today could be as great, let alone greater than the Church of the book of Acts. However, this is exactly what God’s will is for the Church. Jesus Himself stated in Matthew 14:12 we will not only do the works He did, but greater works, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” One of the reasons for this is to bring revival and reformation to this city, this nation and the world. Whenever God brings revival and reformation, as a matter of fact, whenever He does anything like this, He will do it
1. “…And a great many people were added to the Lord.” 2. Increased addition: Acts 5:14, “And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.” 3. Multiplication: Acts 9:31, “Then the Churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.” 4. Multiplication greatly: Acts 6:7, “Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.” The Lord revealed to me the book of Acts is a blueprint for revival and if we
in and through the Church. Therefore, before He will bring revival and reformation through the Church, He will first bring revival and reformation to the Church.
apply the revelations and principals we see in the Church of the book of Acts, we will not only see what they saw, but the greatest revival this city, nation and the world has ever seen.
God led the Church through a four level process of growth and prosperity which included multiplication greatly.
As we move into 2020 and the new decade, this is what we will see if we are co-operative with God and obedient to His Word.
1. Addition: Acts 2:47, “And the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 11:24,
REVIVAL AND REFORMATION
In the new decade, we are going to see
the greatest revival the Church and the world has ever seen and will be the revival God has been promising for decades. However, we only ever hear about revival in the Church. It’s vital to also mention reformation. Revival and reformation go hand in hand. Revival without reformation is incomplete, half of a whole, merely part of an entire picture. Revival is the beginning, reformation is the completion. When we hear about revival, we never hear about reformation and as a result, our understanding of revival is distorted and inaccurate. You cannot have revival without reformation. Reformation must always follow revival. Revival without reformation is merely a fleeting experience which will lead a person right back into sin and bondage. That’s one of the reasons so many revivals come and go or ‘fizzle out’ without any real, lasting change – because there is never any real reformation. Revival is about bringing what’s dead (back) to life – that is, bringing a person back from sin and spiritual death, to righteousness and life in Christ. However, bringing what’s dead back to life is just the beginning. It cannot stop there.
There must be reformation. Reformation is about transforming and conforming the person to Christ. That is, putting to death and removing the sinful nature – the very thing that made the person (spiritually) dead in the first place, and replacing it with the nature and character of Jesus. How does this occur? Through dying to self, death to the flesh or sinful nature by the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:24 states, “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” The word of God here tells us those who are Christ’s, which is referring to those who belong to Christ or who are born again, have crucified the flesh. ‘The flesh’ here is referring to the sinful nature. This reveals we have a part to play to die to the sinful nature, which has its own passions and desires – ungodly passions and desires. And how do we do that? By walking in the Spirit or fruit of the Holy Spirit. In verse 16, it states, “Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Here, Paul states walking in the Spirit is the cure for the flesh or sinful nature. And when he states, “Walk in the Spirit” he is referring to walking in the fruit of the Spirit which
is Godly character and Christ-likeness. We come to this conclusion because later on in verses 22 and 23, Paul writes about the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is the manifestation of the nature, character and attributes of God the Father and Jesus Christ in and through a believer. This is true reformation and it’s extremely important, when a person is revived, or born again, they are then reformed which is the responsibility of pastors and leaders to teach their people about reformation.
THE FUTURE The Dome of the Rock The dome of the rock will be destroyed. Ten to fifteen years ago I saw a vision of the dome of the rock in Jerusalem. There was a multitude around the dome shouting, rioting and protesting. There was chaos and confusion. I saw those same people attacking, beating and cutting each other. There was blood everywhere. Then I saw the Israeli army approaching. I saw tear gas, heard gun shots, and saw people apprehended and bound (arrested). Then I saw the dome of the rock explode and collapse as a result of a bomb that was dropped on it. The entire dome caved in on itelf and was reduced to rubble. A few months later, the rubble was competely removed, the site swept clean as though it had never been there. The Peace Treaty The peace treaty between Israel and Palestine will soon be signed which will usher in the seven year tribulation period including the coming of the antichrist and great tribulation period. Global Financial Crisis In October 2007, the Lord showed me a vision of a flood of darkness covering the world involving specific events including a worldwide economic disaster. Approximately a year and a half later, this same economic disaster came to pass in the global financial crisis during which He told me of a second global financial crisis which will be far worse than the first followed by a third which will be far worse than the first two put together. We are now moving into the second global financial crisis. Much of the world will be affected by this crisis however, certain nations will be affected far more than others. Australia will be affected to a certain degree, but will be relatively sheltered compared to many other nations - God Himself will pro
tect this nation as His people pray and interceed for it. Shortly after, the third global financial crisis will hit which will be so bad, there will be “blood in the water.” As a result, a cashless society will be enforced with the belief that because of it, global financial crisis’ will be a thing of the past, preparing the world
for the one world government and one world financial system led by the antichrist, involving micro chipping and the mark of the beast, not permitting anyone to buy or sell except with the mark. As all this and more transpires in the earth, there will be a move of God and revival unpreecedented in human history - far greater than that of the book of Acts. As we already saw, Isaiah 60:2-3 states, As the darkness in the earth becomes darker, the glory of the Lord upon and in the Church will become greater. As a result, we will see the greatest revival and harvest of souls in human history. And the Lord wants to use YOU in that revival. THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST The Lord revealed to me that a spirit of antichrist is rising to oppose the Church like it never has before. However, the Lord also revealed to me that in the coming years starting from 2020, He is going to deal with this spirit in hearts, lives, families, churches, suburbs, cities and nations. 1 John 2:18 states, “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.” And 1 John 4:3 states, “And every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” The Word of God reveals in 1 John 4:3 Antichrist is a spirit that opresses lives, marriages, families, churches, suburbs, cities and nations. “And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” It is this spirit, along with others, that is hindering the revival God has promised Sydney and Australia. As God begins to deal with this spirit as well as the others, and the Church rises against these spirits, we will see the greatest revival this city and nation has ever seen in the coming decade. My prayer is the Lord will continue to bless, protect and prosper you and your family throughout the New Year and years to come. Get ready for GREATER things in 2020! Blessings. Richard Pace.
who need to hear this but non-Christians who need to hear this. However, the term ‘revival’ can also be used for the Church, more specifically, to revive Holy Spirit fervor or bring a move of God in the Body of Christ with the intention of taking it to the world. After all, revival must first occur in the Church before we can take it to the world. Revival can involve or is increased spiritual interest or renewal in the life of a church congregation or society, with a local, national or global effect and can also involve an evangelistic meeting or series of meetings by which God accomplishes this.
Nihit, quis res ra explab idunt fugit omnihillutem diostia quati omnis nobis eum fugit laborro exerehendit, escieni statement of its true meaning, causing THE PURPOSE FOR REVIVAL millantincte inulpa quatur, consed est quid people to misunderstand that word, occaboreptas doluptate non cusam lant phrase or statement which then creates The purpose for revivalqui is basically and misconceptions, misunderstandings and simply because the Lord wants souls. liquam faccupta adeception dunt hicit, undelitatias about a thing. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 states, “This is good, endipsa perovit dolupta tentior atur, to and pleases God our Savior, who wants The Lord has moved me to help others all people to be saved and to come to a moditat des core ped emoluptati natae of revival so understand the true meaning knowledge of the truth.” He is returning we sin will no longer misunderstand it and nos autsaved fugitemque enis voloriam soon and wants as many people and miss what the Lord is going to do in this with Him in eternity as possible before Ihiliqu explibusa imtoseSEE revival, coming revival. In order He does, because once fuga. He does, there osapienim we must BE revival. If we are going to be will be no more opportunity to. NOW odigniam is voluptatent resti accusci isquam revival, or God is going to bring revival the time for revival! TODAY is the day of cone ipienis nusam nuscili antiumq through us, we must first understand salvation! 2 Corinthians 6:2 states, “Foret, que what revival can we tell others He says, “In the time ofuatiasperem My favor I heard sim consed estis.esHow digenih about or bring them into something we you and in the day of salvation I helped audic te dolor sitaque qui ourselves do porem not understand? you.” I tell you, now is illita the time of God’s favor, now is the day ofrerchil salvation. ” laniminis et dunt eles debitios dent The coming revival will be a revival where occus, quo cupta conecturibus God will reveal His lovepra and goodness Ezra 9:8-9 states, 8 “And now forque a little to all, and people will truly while grace has been shown fromfaccull the aliscim igenem velestrume mosknow Him as the good Father. It is the goodness of LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to verferempor Godcorat that leads to repentance. “Or do escape, and to give us aaut pegque in Hislautempore holy you despise riches ofalis His goodness, place, that our God may enlighten our sus et, nesequi scimusciuntthe lacienis forbearance, and longsuffering, not eyes and give us a measure of revival peditas knowing that the goodness of God leads (reviving – KJV) in ourellatiundios bondage. 9 For we were slaves. Yet our God did not forsake us in our bondage; but He extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to revive us (to give us a reviving – KJV), to repair the house of our God, to rebuild its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.”
We are moving into the greatest revival this nation and the world has ever seen and will possibly be the last revival before the return of Christ. The Lord has been speaking to me for between sixteen to twenty years about this revival and the signs surrounding it, and now it’s here! With all this talk of revival, we hear this word thrown around a lot. As a matter of fact, it’s CONSTANTLY thrown around to the point where it’s become one of the greatest clichés in the Church. The problem with clichés, especially in the Church, is they empty a word, phrase or
Revivals are seen as the restoration of the Church itself to a vital and fervent relationship with God after a period of spiritual or (and) moral decline. Mass conversions of non-Christians are viewed by Church leaders as having positive, moral effects. Within Christian studies, the concept of revival is derived from biblical narratives of national decline and restoration during the history of the Israelites. In particular, narrative accounts of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, emphasize periods of national decline and revival associated with the rule of various righteous and wicked kings. Josiah is notable within this biblical narrative as a figure who reinstituted temple worship of Yahweh while destroying pagan worship. Within modern Church history, Church historians have identified and debated the effects of various national revivals within the history of the USA and other countries. Five Key Things We Need to Understand About Revival
THE DEFINITION OF REVIVAL
recover (x1). We get this word from the word ‘revive’ which is the Hebrew word ‘chayah’ (khaw-yaw) and means, to live, to revive – keep (leave, make) alive, certainly, to give (promise) life, let live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, to save (alive, life, lives) and to surely be made whole (nothing missing, nothing broken).
In order to understand something, we must know its definition. The definition of the word ‘revive’ (which is where the word ‘revival’ comes from), basically is, to bring back to life or resurrect someone or something that died – i.e. when someone or something is alive, dies and is revived or brought back to life. Just like when a person dies and is resuscitated. Revival can be referring to reviving someone spiritually, emotionally and (or) physically. In the Hebrew, the word for ‘reviving’ is ‘michyah’ (mikhyaw) (4241. Heb. Strong’s), which means, the preservation of life, sustenance, the live (living) flesh, the quick reviving (quickening) (x2), quick (x2), to preserve life (x1), sustenance (x1), victuals (x1), to
Revival is basically and fundamentally the turning of the hearts of men and women to or back to God. When I say ‘To God’, I am referring to those who are not born again or not already Christians. Although the term mostly used by the Church to describe this is ‘awakening’, we can also use the term ‘revival’. The word ‘revival’ can also mean, ‘a reawakening of religious (Christian) fervor, especially by means of evangelistic meetings.’ When it’s referring to ‘A reawakening of religious (Christian) fervor’, it’s not so much referring to among Christians but in general, among non-Christians. The purpose of evangelistic meetings is to preach Christ, the Gospel, repentance and salvation. It’s not so much Christians
you to repentance?” Rom 2:4 (NKJV).
1. Revival actually, technically began when Jesus came and will continue until He returns. Hosea 6:2 states, “After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.” Jesus came to revive sinful humankind who were dead in trespasses and sin (Eph 2:1, 2:5 and Col 2:13). When God created humankind, Adam and Eve were made alive by the Spirit of God (Gen 2:7, Gen 2:21-23). However, when they sinned, by disobeying God and eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil God commanded them not to eat of, they and ALL humankind were separated from God and made spiritually dead because of sin - spiritual death is basically separation from God (and hell) through sin. From that moment on, satan had all humankind under the bondage of sin and death. Until Jesus came and revived humankind by saving and delivering us from sin and death and reconciling us to God (Rom 5:1221). Hence, humankind was alive, died spiritually and was revived or brought back to life by the person of Jesus Christ who Himself was born, died and was revived or resurrected from the dead.
2. JESUS CHRIST IS REVIVAL! Knowing, walking with and becoming more like Jesus is actually the true definition of revival. Jesus said of the Kingdom of God in Luke 17:21, “The Kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed the Kingdom of God is within you.” Jesus here defines the Kingdom of God as something which comes into a person’s heart and transforms them. When a person is born again, the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God the Father and Jesus Christ), enters that person’s spirit and becomes one with them. Therefore, the Kingdom of God IS JESUS, who comes into a person’s heart by the Holy Spirit when that person is born again. Revival is like the Kingdom of God, as a matter of fact, revival IS the coming of the Kingdom of God into the world and people’s hearts. So revival, although can be a particular time or season when God sovereignly moves to turn people back to Him, is not only this, but is a person – and His name is Jesus Christ and the coming of the Kingdom of God into the world and a person’s heart by the Holy Spirit, the evidence of which
“If you want to SEE revival, you have to BE revival”
In order to truly understand what revival is, we need to understand five very important things about revival.
REVIVAL STARTS WITH
4. Revival can be when God moves to bring revival to a denomination, church, suburb, city, state or entire nation, which 3. The true sign of revival is not so can then spread globally - when God much signs, wonders, miracles and moves to turn people back to Him. As I manifestations, but repentance and mentioned earlier, revival, although can transformation in Christ. That’s how you meknow arevival be a particular time or season when God true revival occurring. Truesomething is isnot so much that comes sovreignly moves to turn people back revival is about people turning from o sin andand goes or Of even sosigns, much a time orisseason to Him, not so much or only this, but (back) to God. course revival is a person - Jesus Christ and the and manifestations wemiracles are waiting for, WE ARE REVIVAL! And h wonders, coming of the Kingdom of God into the of the Holy Spirit are involved in revival it’sthey time to save BE anyone. REVIVAL! wait us however, world and for people’s hearts by the Holy do not It’s the Don’t However, there have been different Holy Spirit by grace else through in go Jesusout Spirit. someone to faith do it, and be revival revivals at different times throughout Christ who truly saves, Ephesians 2:8-9 to your families, states and ts states, “For history - some more famous than others. by grace you havesuburbs, been saved cities, During the 18th and 19th centuries, throughnations. faith in Jesus Christ, and that Jesus stated in in Matthew 28:19, American society experienced a number not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, “Go therefore and make of all around the yerars 1727, of ‘awakenings’ not of works, lest anyone should boast.” disciples 1792, 1857 and 1882. More recent However, God uses signs, wonders, them in nations, baptizing the1830, name s miraclesthe revivals in the 20th century include those and manifestations of the Holy thebring Father of the Son and the Welsh Revival, 1906 of the of 1904-1905 Spirit toofhelp peopleand to salvation, AzusaTo Street Revival, 1930’s Balokole therefore we cannot disregard them Holy Spirit. ” THIS IS REVIVAL! preach d aaltogether. Revival, 1970’s Jesus People Revival, and The Bible reveals the goodness the Gospel of which spread through 1909disciples Chile Revival God Christ, leads to repentance (Romand 2:4).to make arsof Americas, Africa In this next revival, theand Lordwe is going all nations can to do thatthe anywhere, at and Asia among Protestants and Catholics. reveal His goodness in such a way, people anytime by the leading of the Holy Spirit. dewill want to repent and be saved. 5. Because Christ is revival and we Spirit. In order to SEE revival, we Jesus must
YOU are in, one with and intimately connected to Him, WE TOO ARE REVIVAL! Most people are waiting for revival to come, yet revival is not so much something that comes and goes or even so much as a time or season we are waiting for, WE ARE REVIVAL! And it’s time to BE REVIVAL! Don’t wait for someone else to do it, go out and be revival to your families, suburbs, cities, states and nations. Jesus stated in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” THIS IS REVIVAL! To preach Christ, the Gospel and make disciples of all nations and we can do that anywhere, at anytime by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
is repentance and transformation.
In order to SEE revival, we must BE revival. REVIVAL AND REFORMATION We only ever hear about revival in the Church. However, it’s vital to also mention reformation. Revival and reformation go hand in hand. Revival without reformation is incomplete, half of a whole, merely part of an entire picture. Revival is the beginning, reformation is the completion. When we hear about revival, we never, and I mean NEVER, hear about reformation and as a result, our understanding of revival is then distorted and inaccurate. As we already saw, the word ‘revive’ (which is where the word ‘revival’ comes from), basically means, ‘To bring back to life’ or ‘resurrect someone or something that died’ – i.e. when someone or something is alive, dies and is resuscitated, revived or brought back to life and
refers to the turning of a person (back) to God through repentance. The word, ‘reformation’ basically means, ‘the action or process of ‘re-forming’ or ‘re-shaping’ someone or something’. From the Latin, ‘reformare’ which means, ‘To re –shape’ or ‘to shape again’. Reformation MUST accompany revival. Revival without reformation is merely a fleeting experience which will lead a person right back into sin and bondage. That’s one of the reasons so many revivals come and go or ‘fizzle out’ without any real, lasting change – because there is never any real reformation. Revival is the door to reformation. Reformation is extremely important because, as we’ve seen, it means, to ‘re-form’ or ‘re –shape’ someone or something. When God brings revival to a person’s life, it begins when that person is born again, which occurs when a person accepts Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, confesses and repents of their sins, is
(the flesh). Whenever the Word of God mentions the flesh, it’s referring to self or the sinful nature which humankind inherited from the original sin of Adam and Eve. Paul the apostle wrote in Romans 7:18, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells...” When Paul wrote “in my flesh”, he was obviously referring to the sinful nature, and states nothing good dwells in it, in other words, it’s good for nothing, it’s trash and must die. Reformation is about conformity to Christ which involves dying to self and the replacement of the sinful nature with the nature and character of Christ or fruit of the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the nature, character and attributes of God the Father and Jesus Christ in and through a Christian. It’s also Godly character or Christ-likeness. Galatians 5:22-23 states, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
one another, envying one another.” The Word of God here states, “Those who are Christ’s”, which is referring to those who belong to Christ or who are born again, have or are required, with God’s help, to crucify their flesh or die to self and anything that would separate us from God. This reveals as Christians, we have a part to play as well as a responsibility to crucify, kill or renounce the sinful nature. Which means we are not only to repent of it, but turn from and avoid it. You cannot die to and overcome the sinful nature if you keep returning to and walking in it. The Word of God here also reveals the sinful nature has passions and desires – ungodly passions and desires, which are contrary to the Word and will of God that we must die to. Paul also states, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Notice, “If we live in the Spirit” and “let us also walk in the Spirit” are two different things. So what’s the difference? Living in the Spirit is referring
to being born again. When a person is born again, they receive the Holy Spirit within them which means that person is now ‘living in (one with or intimately connected to)’ the Holy Spirit. Walking in the Spirit is when a person who is born again walks in or displays the fruit of the Holy Spirit, Godly character andtChristlikeness. This reveals it’s possible to be in the Spirit or born again, but not necessarily walking in the Spirit or fruit of the Holy Spirit, Godly character or Christ-likeness..We are not only to be living in the Spirit but also walking in the Spirit. That is why reformation is so important. Paul confirms this further in Galatians 5: 16-18, 16 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” Paul here makes it clear the cure for the flesh (sinful nature), is walking in the Spirit. Paul then confirms what walking in the Spirit actually is in verses 22 and 23, and it’s walking in the fruit of the Spirit which is also Godly Character and Christ-likeness. HOW TO BE REVIVAL We should not so much be waiting for revival; we should BE revival! The following are five key ways we can be and spread revival NOW!
forgiven and cleansed of those sins by the blood of Jesus and receives the Holy Spirit within them. That person is then revived - spiritually brought back from sin and death, to God and (eternal) life. However, this process must continue with reformation. After a person is born again, they must be reformed – changed, transformed and conformed to the image of Jesus. The Word of God states in Romans 8:29, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” This basically means God already decided and planned to conform us to the image of Jesus before we were ever born. The sinful nature must then be put to death, removed and replaced with the nature, character and attributes of Jesus. This is achieved by the Holy Spirit in us through dying to self
peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” Here we see the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit, “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, selfcontrol.” Paul then follows with, “Against such there is no law.” Which means there is no condemnation or judgment against those who walk in the fruit of the Holy Spirit or Godly character. Paul then writes, 24 “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking
1. Repentance: Repentance brings revival and revival brings repentance – when we repent and call others to repentance, it brings revival (2 Chron 7:14, Mt 3:2, Mt 4:17, Mt 6:12, Acts 2:38 and Acts 3:19) 2. Prayer: Prayer and intercession brings revival. When we pray and intercede for revival, it will come (Ezra 9:5-10, Acts 1:12-14 and Acts 2:1-4) 3. Fasting: fasting helps bring revival (Ezra 9:5-10). 4. Evangelism: Telling others about Jesus and preaching the Gospel brings revival (Mk 16:15 and Acts 2:40-41) 5. The Love of God: Showing the love of God brings revival - when non-Christians see us walking in the love of God, loving each other and them, they will want to come to Christ and be saved (Jn 13:35) 6. Signs, Wonders, Miracles and Manifestations of the Holy Spirit: Helps bring revival (Mk 16:15-18 and 20, and Acts 2:1-13) 7. Unity (in the Church): Unity in the Church brings revival (2 Chron 5:11-14, Acts 1:12-14 , Acts 2:1-4 and Acts 2:44-47) So the question remains - one of the most common questions Christians ask about revival and the Church still debates about to this day is, “Is revival coming or is it
already here?” Some preach, “Revival is coming” while others preach, “Revival is here” So which one is it? It’s both! Revival is already here and it's coming! Revival is already here. Technically, as we saw earlier in this article, revival began when Jesus came. Jesus came to bring revival to humankind, revive humankind or bring humankind back to God by removing the sin barrier that separates humankind from God by His suffering, shed blood, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection through repentance.
And revival is coming. As we also saw earlier in this article, revival is not only something that occurs by the Holy Spirit in the heart or spirit of a person, although this is where it begins, but is a season or specific time in human history when God sovereignly intervenes to bring revival - to revive men and women or turn men and women to Himself through repentance after a time of spiritual and moral decline. We have seen many different revival movements in recent history and are about to see the greatest revival movement Sydney, Australia and even the world has ever seen. Therefore revival is already here and it’s coming. Now it’s time to BE REVIVAL! “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” Mt 28:19 (NKJV)
- Richard Pace Listen to the entire message “Understanding Revial” Parts 1-4. Available in 4 CD set at Light of the World Ministries Church.
Rising with the Eagles Two CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing how to go to higher and deeper levels of intimacy with God. “Pastor Richard Pace’s message on “Rising with the Eagles” has been such a life changing message for me. Using the Eagle as an analogy of who we are in Christ and biblical examples to back that up, Richard has really opened my eyes to the truth of God’s word and fullness of life we have in Christ. I have been fed spiritually to overflow. “TOP MESSAGE PASTOR RICHARD.” Sylvette
Running with a Vision Exposing the Hidden Things of Darkness
Receiving From God
Twelve CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing how to receive from God. “This is a very inspiring and uplifting teaching for those who desire to know God more intimately, receive what He has for them and see His perfect will fulfilled in and through their lives.” - Pastor Anthony Pace
Nine CD teaching series, including mini book, exposing the dangers of the occult and the demonic realm. “This is a very powerful teaching that will certainly bring you into a deeper relationship with the Lord, as well as bring you a step closer to developing an immunity to the enemy’s tactics.” - Julia
AVAILABLE AT www.LightOfTheWorldMinistriesChurch.com.au and
Ten CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing how to identify a God given vision and see its fulfillment. Also available in two CD, MP3 version. “This teaching is a MUST for everyone who believes that the Lord has a calling on their life. After listening to this teaching, you will be able to stand strong while you are waiting on Him to fulfill His promises and visions to you. Pastor Richard uses scriptures to explain how you can identify godly and ungodly visions, dreams and desires and how to see the Lord’s purpose fulfilled in your life. A powerful teaching!” - Tiara
Tenacious Faith Six CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing how to have tenacious faith in difficult circumstances. Also available in two CD, MP3 version. “This teaching has dramatically changed my life. When I first listened to it, I struggled with fear, especially of the enemy. However, after listening to it, it completely changed my feelings and outlook in every situation I was facing. I highly recommend this teaching to every believer, especially those who may need encouragement and a better understanding of the gift of faith.” Catherine
The Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ
Come Up Here
Fourteen CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing the cleansing, healing and restoring power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Seventeen CD teaching series, including digital booklet/CD ROM, revealing God’s heart for the church and the world.
“I listened to “The Power of the Blood of Jesus” whilst visiting Australia in 2008. I’ve been a Christian for 24 years, but there came new revelation in this teaching that was like the light being switched on. Amazing....! Would like to hear more from Richard Pace!” - Christine
“I listened to this series and it gave me fresh revelations of the things of God as you go to the next level with Him. I highly recommend it to anyone who is keen to keep growing in God. - Nina
Walking in Love
Twelve CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing how to walk in the love of God. Also available in two CD, MP3 version.
The Lord Will Fight For You
The Beauty of
Single teaching, with booklet, revealing that God will fight for you in difficulties.
The Beauty of
Build Me An Ark
Six CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing prophetic events and the importance of being in an intimate relationship with Christ, planted in the Church, and building the Church. Also available in single CD, MP3 version.
o many, the word ‘repentance’ is an extremely unattractive, challenging, confronting, disturbing and evocative word. For them, it totally opposes the very lives they lead, causes offence, stirs anger and creates resistance. In some, the very mention of the word insights rebellion, bitterness and disgust.
Angels Our Unseen Allies NEW! Six CD teaching series, with booklet, revealing the ministry of the holy angels in our lives. Also available in single CD, MP3 version.
Overcoming the Jezebel Spirit NEW! Nine CD teaching series, with booklet, exposing the jezebel spirit and how to overcome it. Also available in two CD, MP3 version.
However, ironically, ‘repentance’ is a beautiful thing and one of the most beautiful words in the human vocabulary. It brings hope, joy and peace. It brings the promise of reconciliation to the God who created us for intimacy, yet who we have been separated from because of sin. It brings the guarantee of salvation, deliverance, healing, eternal life and eternity with God. It is a means of escape from eternal judgment and hellfire. It renders the enemy powerless of all involvement in and influence over our lives and can turn a gross sinner into a child of God. One of the reasons repentance is so hated is because of the way it’s been presented by the Church. For centuries it’s been used as a stick to beat people into submission or else, hell, to manipulate people into living righteous lives and as a religious, legalistic buzzword to bring guilt, condemnation and judgment upon people. It’s been used in statements such as, ‘If you don’t repent and give your life to Jesus, you’re going to hell!’ Although this is true and needs to be said on occasion, this is not how God wants us to communicate the reality of repentance, especially to non Christians, as it, more often than not, repels people from God rather than brings them to
God. The only reason it is like this is because of the foolishness and misunderstanding of humankind in distorting something beautiful the Lord has given us as a means of being reconciled to Him. To resolve this, it must be presented as it actually is – a means by which we can return to God and receive His blessings. The reason repentance is so beautiful is because it is a gift from God, a means by which we can be reconciled to, one with and intimate with the God we were separated from because of sin. There is nothing else in the universe with the power to do so. It’s like this, say you had a family member – mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, relative or best friend you loved and who loved you dearly. Then, for some reason, were separated from them and unable to see each other any longer, wouldn’t that break your heart? Wouldn’t you long to see them, be in their loving embrace and enjoy their company again? Then say an opportunity presented itself to be reconciled to that person – to see, hold and speak to that person again, wouldn’t you do your utmost to so you could be with your loved one again? This is how it is with God. Sin separates us from the loving embrace of our heavenly Father but repentance brings us back into His loving embrace again. Now, if we would do our utmost to find an opportunity to be reconciled to a lost loved one, how much more should we do what is necessary to repent of sin and be reconciled to our heavenly Father who loves us INFINATELY more than any human being.
Another reason repentance is so hated is because people don’t fully understand what it is and why it’s so necessary. Firstly we need to understand what sin is. The word ‘sin’ in Hebrew is ‘chatta ah’ (2403. Heb. Strong’s) and means, an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness) and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation, an offender:- sin, a sin offering, punishment, purification for sin, purifying, sinful, sinner
and basically means, ‘to miss the mark’, ‘to miss the road’ or ‘to fall short’ especially of God or to be separated from God. Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The Word of God here connects sin with falling short (of God). ‘Sin’ in Greek is the word ‘harmatia’ (266. Gk. Strong’s) and means, sin, sinful, offense and just like the Hebrew word for sin, also means, ‘a missing of the mark’. The word ‘repent’ in Hebrew is ‘nacham’
The Beauty of and means, to be sorry (in a favorable sense), to pity, to console, to comfort, to repent, comforter. And in the Greek is the word ‘metanoeo’ and means, to think differently or afterwards, to reconsider, to feel compunction, to perceive after the fact (meta “after”, implying “change,” noeo, “to perceive”, “the mind, the seat of moral reflection’’) “to perceive beforehand”, “to change one’s mind or purpose” “to make an 180 degree turn from one way to the completely opposite way”, “to turn from sin to righteousness”. The word ‘repentance’ in the Greek is ‘metanoia’ and means, compunction (for guilt, reformation). Reversal of another’s decision. Repentance. An afterthought, change of mind, to repent, repentance from sin and evil.
a beautiful thing and one of the most beautiful words in the human vocabulary
The Beauty of perfect, without sin, a sinful nature, sickness, disease or blemish. He created them in His image and according to His likeness, which means they had a perfect, sinless, faultless, God-like nature/character (Gen 1:26-28). However, when they obeyed the serpent (satan) and disobeyed God by eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they went from being children of God to slaves of satan, from having a perfect nature in the image and according to the likeness of God, to having a sinful nature in the image and according to the likeness of satan (Gen 3:1-13). And as a result, were separated from God. Humankind then inherited that sinful nature from Adam and Eve which now runs through each person’s DNA and also separates US from God because of personal sin. However, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to resolve the sin problem. Because He was born of a woman by the Holy Spirit rather than of a man, He didn’t have a sinful nature and didn’t sin. He perfectly fulfilled the law then suffered, shed His blood, died on a cross, was buried, rose from the dead and ascended to heaven making it possible for us to be reconciled to God. How? Through repentance. Repentance is the appropriation of the work of salvation. Salvation is God’s part, repentance is our part. Jesus completed the work of salvation, and we receive it through repentance. However, if we do not repent of sin, we cannot receive forgiveness and salvation.
Where Did Sin Come From?
The Importance of Repentance
God created humankind (Adam and Eve),
The Word of God tells us John the Baptist
preached repentance in the wilderness to prepare the people for the coming of Jesus Christ (The Messiah). Mark 1:4 states, “John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.” Matthew 3:1-3 states, “In those days, John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.’” The very first message Jesus preached when commencing His public ministry after coming out of the wilderness was repentance. Matthew 4:17 states, “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For two of the greatest men in history to be preaching repentance as their key, foundational message, clearly shows how important it is.
destructiveness of these substances, are quitting and becoming reformed. Sin is similar. Most people love, cling to and enjoy sin, but it’s that very same sin that’s destroying them. therefore, how can anyone repent of something they love, cling to and enjoy? How can anyone repent of something they have been deceived into believing is good and a normal, acceptable part of everyday life for so long? The enemy (satan) is the master of temptation, sin and deceit and has successfully convinced many what is good is evil and what is evil is good (Isa 5:20). When it comes to sin, this has been one of the enemy’s greatest tactics. He has convinced the majority of humankind sin is acceptable, enjoyable, even good and we can get away with it. It’s gotten to a point where even many Christians believe
The Results of Sin Twenty Results of Sin. To truly repent and turn from sin, we
The Horror of Sin Before we can truly repent and encourage others to also, we need to understand the horror of sin. Many today do not understand how horrible and destructive sin actually is. We have been desensitized to it by the secular media to such a degree, it’s now openly and widely accepted as normal, attractive, enjoyable and even good. Sin is like drug addiction, alcoholism or cigarette smoking. People take drugs, drink alcohol and smoke because they enjoy it. The irony is, these very same things they find pleasure in are actually destroying them. However, today, because of education, more and more people are discovering the
ers (1 Sam 15:23-24, Rom 7:14-20) 5. Causes us to hurt God and others (Eph 4:30) 6. Causes us to get out of the will of God and in the flesh (Do things God did not tell us to do) (1 Sam 15:24) 7. Prevents us from becoming more like Jesus (Christ-like) 8. Prevents us from loving and forgiving others 9. Causes factions, arguments, divisions, gossip and slander (1 Cor 3:3) 10. Causes people to commit adultery against each other (Gal 5:19) 11. Destroys marriages, families, relationships and churches (Jude 1:16-19) 12. Causes offenses, unforgiveness and bitterness (Eph 4:31) 13. Causes people to kill, steal, lie, deceive and cheat (Gal 5:19-21) 14. Breeds fear, doubt and unbelief 15. Causes the Holy Spirit to leave you (1 Sam 16:14, Judg 16:20) 16. Keeps us from moving in the anointing (power) of God (1 Sam 15:23, Judg 16:20) 17. Keeps us from receiving God’s best 18. Keeps us from being effective in ministry 19. Prevents us from obeying God, hearing His voice and seeing in the Spirit clearly 20. Is the cause of much of the evil, wars and destruction in the world (Jas 3:14) However, repentance cancels, reverses and changes each of these. Eleven Key Ways to Overcome Sin
they can walk in unrepentant sin, still be saved and go to heaven. As well as this, any who speak against sin are made out to be the villians.
hell. There’s a saying, “out of sight, out of mind”, because the consequences of sin do not always occur immediately in the natural, people are then more inclined to believe they can get away with it and therefore, continue doing it. However, our motivation for repentance should not purely be because we are afraid of being punished or going to hell for sin, but because we are afraid of hurting the heart of our heavenly Father who deeply loves us, wants the best for us, being separated from Him for eternity and hurting others.
Another reason people cling to sin and are so slow to repent of it is because most of the time, the consequences for sin do not come immediately. One of the reasons is because our God is good, does not want anyone lost, destroyed or sent to hell because of their sin and constantly gives people opportunities to repent. However, the most severe consequences for sin don’t always occur immediately in the natural but DO occur immediately in the spirit which is separation from God and
need a revelation of the destructiveness of it. Most people have no concept of the destructiveness of sin. Although the following are different forms of sin, they are also results of sin. The Word of God reveals sin, 1. Separates us from God (Gen 3:1-13, Gal 5:21) 2. Prevents us from knowing God intimately and walking with Him (Gal 5:21) 3. Causes us to rebel against and disobey God (1 Sam 15:23) 4. Causes us to sin against God and oth-
1. You must be born again (Jn 3:5-8). When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, that person is born again and saved. God then places His Holy Spirit in them Who then begins a process of removing the sinful nature and replacing it with the fruit of the Holy Spirit (the nature and character of Jesus) with the person’s co-operation. This then gives a person the power to repent of, renounce and overcome sin (2 Cor 3:18) 2. Confession and repentance (1 Jn 1:9) 3. Present or offer yourself – your spirit, soul and body (life) as a living sacrifice to God (Rom 6:13, 12:1-2) 4. Fill your heart with, obey and live by the Word of God (Jas 1:22-23) 5. Have constant fellowship with God. Spend time with Him daily (Ps 91:1) 6. Ask the Lord to purify the sinful nature out of you (2 Cor 3:18) 7. Surrender and submit to the Lord (Jas 4:7) 8. Put off the old man (the sinful
The Beauty of
The Beauty of
cancels, reverses and changes the the consequences of sin
9. Constantly choose to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Walking in the Spirit is basically being Christlike, meaning, choosing to walk in and display Godly character, the nature and character of Jesus Christ, in everything. The more Christ-like you are, the stronger your relationship with God will be and the less the enemy can influence you. The Word of God reveals walking in the Spirit is the cure for the sinful nature and sin. When we walk in the Spirit or choose to be Christ-like, it puts to death or ‘kills’ the sinful nature and sin (Gal 5:16-26) 10. Renounce (crucify) the flesh, sin and sinful behavior (Gal 5:24) 11. Be careful what you put into your spirit and mind through what you watch and listen to (Mt 12:34-35). Keep your spirit, soul and mind clean. God has given each of us an imagination and God uses our imaginations to speak to or show things to us. We need to keep our soul and imaginations clean otherwise we will not be able to hear God’s voice or see in the spirit clearly. The Word of God declares, “The spirit of a man is the lamp (candle) of the Lord” (Pr 20:27). If the wick is dirty, we will have difficulty hearing and recognizing the voice of the Lord as well as seeing in the Spirit. The Blessings of Repentance Twenty one things repentance will do. Repentance,
nature) and put on the new man (the nature of 1. Reconciles or brings you back to God Christ) (Eph 4:22-24) (Acts 26:20)
2. Allows you to be born again and saved (2 Corinthians 7:10) 3. Allows you to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) 4. Allows you to be in, one with and intimately connected to God 5. Translates or delivers you from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God (Acts 26:18, Colossians 1:13) 6. Brings the forgiveness of sin (Acts 5:31) 7. Brings the blotting out or cleansing of sin (Acts 3:19) 8. Brings the remission of sin (Mark 1:4) 9. Provides eternal life 10. Brings deliverance (Joel 2:32) 11. Brings transformation 12. Brings refreshing and revival (Acts 3:19) 13. Breaks the power of demonic spirits 14. Breaks demonic bondage 15. Breaks generational curses 16. Breaks the power of sin 17. Removes obstacles, barriers, hindrances, blockages and bondage 18. Gives you the peace of God 19. Causes the angels in heaven to rejoice (Luke 5:7 & 10) 20. Causes God to change His mind about judgment (Jonah 3:5-10) 21. Can change the course of the life of a person, people or entire nation (Jonah 3:5-10) Repentance and Revival
it’s become one of the greatest clichés in the Church. Whenever most people hear the word ‘revival’ they automatically think of signs, wonders, miracles and manifestations this is the cliché it’s turned into. However, revival is basically and fundamentally the turning of the hearts of men and women (back) to God through repentance. Although signs, wonders, miracles and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are definitely involved and play a significant role in revival, the heart and soul of revival is repentance - the whole point of revival is repentance. Repentance is what revival is all about. Revival without repentance is not a genuine revival at all. Repentance brings revival and revival brings repentance – when we repent and call others to repentance, it brings revival (2 Chron 7:14, Mt 3:2, Mt 4:17, Mt 6:12, Acts 2:38 and Acts 3:19)
Repentance is ABSOLUTELY vital for revival. If we want to see true, genuine, lasting revival and reformation in our families, churches, cities and nations, there MUST be repentance. Acts 3:19 states, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” The Word of God here reveals repentance brings conversion, blots out our sins and brings times of refreshing, which is refering to refershing in the Spirit and/or revival. Now all that’s left is for the Church to pray for the Holy Spirit to bring repentance, revival and reformation to hearts, lives, this city and nation and for people to repent, turn from sin and to God. - Richard Pace
The word “revive” (which is where the word “revival” comes from), basically means, ‘To bring back to life’ or ‘resurrect someone or something that died’ – i.e. when someone or something is alive, dies and is resuscitated, revived or brought back to life and is usually used in a spiritual context to refer to the turning of a person (back) to God and the resurrection of their spirit from (spiritual) death to (eternal) life. How? Through repentance.
We are moving into the greatest revival et puliam nuncut this nation and the world has ever seen vid senteri and will possibly be the last revival before vesterfecri, demulici the return of Christ. The Lord has been speaking to me about this revival and the signs surrounding it for between sixteen to twenty years and now it’s here! With so much talk of revival, we hear this word thrown around a lot. As a matter of fact, it’s thrown around to such a degree
“Repentance brings revival and revival brings repentance
“Revival without repentance is not a genuine revival at all
THE HEALING OF AN ELDERLY MAN WITH A WALKING STICK On Sunday the 23rd of June at our Sunday night service, the Lord healed this precious elderly Chinese man. He came with a cane and couldn’t walk without it. He couldn’t even bend down to pick anything up off the ground. I gave a word of knowledge that the Lord was healing people with pain, stiffness and problems in their knees. I asked those people to come forward for prayer. This man was one of them. I prayed for them. I then came to this man, put my hands on his knees and rebuked the problem in Jesus name. I told him I saw a vision of him walking without the cane. He then said he suddenly felt like he could. So I said, “Ok, go ahead, try”. So he put the cane down and started walking without it. The Lord miraculously healed him! He was walking without the cane, bending down and picking things up on his own! He wasn’t able to do that before! He was now able to do things he couldn’t do for 30 years! ALL GLORY TO JESUS!
THE HEALING OF A BOY WITH THROAT CANCER The following is a testimony of a miracle of healing that occurred at our revival fire meeting not long ago and is a testament of the love and power of Jesus for His people.
THE HEALING OF A CYST IN THE UTERUS! Amy came to a meeting where I gave a word of knowledge for a woman who was being healed of a cyst in her uterus. After giving the word of knowledge, no one came forward to confirm it and I didn’t hear anything at all about it until the following week at our miracle service. At the miracle service, Amy gave a testimony that she was the woman at the meeting where I gave the word of knowledge who was healed of the cyst in her uterus. She said, before this, she went for an ultrasound and a cyst was found. She was then scheduled for an operation. It was after this diagnosis she came to the meeting where I received the word of knowledge. After receiving the word of knowledge, she also received prayer from Pastor Grace and the intercessory team at another meeting. A short time after, she went for the operation thinking the cyst was still there. However, as the surgeon began the operation, THE CYST WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND! IT HAD TOTALY AND MIRACULOUSLY DISAPPEARED because of the power of God! As a result, the operation was IMMEDIATELY stopped and she was discharged with a clean bill of health! She was also given the documents showing the diagnosis before and after to prove it! HALLELUIA! PRAISE BE TO JESUS WHO IS STILL FAITHFUL TO HEAL HIS PEOPLE TODAY! JESUS IS ALIVE AND MOVING AT TOONGABBIE! “But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.” Matthew 12:15 (NKJV) “And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.” Luke 6:19 (NKJV)
SALVATION: THE GREATEST MIRACLE: Testimony (right)
At a revival fire meeting, a man came with his son who was dying of cancer. The boy was only about ten years old and was diagnosed with a form of terminal throat cancer. The doctors were shocked as this type of cancer is only found in heavy smokers and obviously, the boy didn’t smoke. As well as this, the boy had a lump in his throat where the cancer was. The medication and treatment was no longer working. The Lord was moving MIGHTILY in the meeting. The tangible presence of God filled the room and people were feeling manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Some felt the fire of God on their skin – their faces, ears and body. Some felt electricity on their fingers, hands and arms. Some felt the whirlwind of the Holy Spirit moving around them as a cool breeze or a warm breeze. Some felt that whirlwind on their hands. Some felt the waves of the Holy Spirit moving through them as hot and cold flushes or waves. People were falling in the Spirit, laughing, crying and shaking. People were being healed. I stopped the meeting, called the boy and his father forward and had everyone agree with them in prayer. As I led the prayer, I laid my hands on the boy and broke the spirit of infirmity, death and cancer as well as any generational curses off the boy in the name of Jesus. Then I prophesied over the boy, “YOU WILL NOT DIE, BUT LIVE, AND DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD!” He and his WHOLE family fell under the power of God! I said to the man, “Don’t worry, your son will be alright! God is healing him!” The next evening I received a text from the man saying, And I quote, “Good evening Pastor and thank you for the prayer for Timi. The result of the CAT scan and MRI are good. Thank you.” I wanted to be sure so I replied, “PRAISE GOD! That’s FANTASTIC! So does that mean he no longer has cancer? He’s clear?” He replied the next day saying, and I quote, “Morning Pastor, Timi is free from cancer.” I then asked him if I could tell everyone at church as well as post the testimony on Facebook and Twitter and he replied saying I can! He also stated he has medical proof of the miracle! He gave his testimony at our monthly miracle service and the crowd erupted in the praises of God! He told us his son had a lump in his throat when they came for prayer but after prayer, the next morning, the boy felt his throat where the lump was and discovered the lump had COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED! The doctors were ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDED at this and cannot explain how the boy could have suddenly recovered…but you and I know how! This is a TRUE and ACCURATE account of the miracle that occurred for this boy! JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND MOVING IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA! HE IS COMING SOON! REPENT AND PREPARE FOR THE MOVE OF GOD THAT IS COMING TO THIS NATION
THE HEALING OF A MAN WITH CRUTCHES A man came to a monthly miracle service on crutches. He looked like he was in great pain and struggling to walk even with the crutches. During worship, I called out that God was healing people and to try themselves out. I then asked people who were healed to come forward. The man put down his crutches and effortlessly walked to the front without them. He testified that the Lord started healing him and wasn’t feeling the pain he was feeling when he first came. I told him to walk up and down the room unassisted, he did it without any problems. It was as though he never had the problem at all. After the meeting, he was seen putting the crutches under his arm and leaving without using them. At the next monthly miracle service, the same man returned but this time he returned without the crutches. He gave a testimony and said since the last miracle service he was much better and didn’t need to use the crutches any longer. He was wearing a brace on his foot but only because the doctors and nurses told him to wear it and to keep using the crutches. However, he said he didn’t need to use them because he was feeling better and was no longer in pain. He was walking perfectly without them. Praise God! Jesus is still moving to save, deliver and heal! All praise, worship, glory and honour to Him! SALVATION: THE GREATEST MIRACLE The greatest miracle is salvation! At a Sunday night service, more souls were added to the kingdom! These precious people came forward, gave their lives to Christ and were born again! They then received the baptism of the Holy Spirit! Each one of them IMMEDIATELY felt the fire of God come upon them and INSTANTLY started speaking in tongues! “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”” Luke 15:10 (NKJV) “Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47 (NKJV)
MICHELLE’S TESTIMONY At a School of the Holy Spirit meeting, God moved to touch, heal and bless people again. Michelle Duke came with an eye condition causing blind spots, dark patches and flashes which obstructed her vision. She had been suffering this condition for a number of yesrs with no cure or relief whatsoever there was nothing the doctors could do to help her. During worship I declared that the Lord was moving to touch and heal people. She testified that during the course of the meeting she was TOTALLY healed! The blind spots, dark patches and flashes instantly and completely stopped! She came with the problem and said it was particularly bad that night, but left COMPLETELY healed! ALL PRAISE AND GLORY TO THE LORD WHO STILL HEALS TODAY!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thank you to all who have supported Light of the World Ministries Church in 2019. Resources Ann Camilleri, Cathy Camilleri and Jeanette Faber
And a special thanks to the following people for their help, support and contribution to the ministry during the year.
Children’s Ministry Ely Melo, Ann Camilleri, Abuk Mathiang and Jeanette Faber
Intercessory Team and Prayer Warriors Intercessory Pastor: Grace Pace Intercessory team: Sara Palummo, Neda Paulic, Melanie Jinn and Abuk Mathiang
Equipment (Set Up and Pack Up) Equipment Facilitator: Pastor Anthony Pace Sara Palummo, Melanie Jinn, Ann Camilleri, Cathy Camilleri, Abuk Mathiang, Sanjeev Roop and Peter Alcock
Prayer Ministry Team Pastor Grace Pace, Sara Palummo, Neda Paulic, Melanie Jinn and Abuk Mathiang
Artwork and Graphics Pastor Richard Pace, Cathy Camilleri and Peter Alcock
Administration Pastor Anthony Pace Announcements Pastor Grace Pace and Sara Palummo
A special thank you to KOORONG (www.koorong. com), SNAP PRINTING (Smithfield) (www.snap.com. au) and Roy Saddouk.
Computer Pastor Anthony Pace and Cathy Camilleri
And a big THANK YOU to all who have contributed and who continue to contribute to the tithes, offerings, ministry finances and service of Light of the World Ministries Church.
Hospitality Ministry Mary Camilleri Tithes and Offerings Sara Palummo Worship Team Music Director: Pastor Anthony Pace
God bless you and see you in 2020. In Christ’s Love, Richard, Anthony and Grace Pace.
MINISTRY EVENTS Ministry Outing/Baptism Date: Saturday the 30th of November 2019 Time: 10am - 4pm. *This event will be re scheduled due to rain. The School of the Holy Spirit Final meeting for 2019: Friday the 6th of December at 7:30pm. Resumes: Friday the 10th of January 2020 at 7:30pm. Address: George Mepham Hall, Toongabbie Community Centre, 244 Targo Road, Toongabbie. Intercessory Meetings Final meeting for 2019: Tuesday the 10th of December at 10:30am Address: 64 Hampden Road, South Wentworthville. Resumes: Tuesday the 7th of January 2020 at 10:30am, 64 Hampden Road, South Wentworthville and 7:30pm, George Mepham Hall, Toongabbie Community Centre, 244 Targo Road, Toongabbie. Revival Fire Meetings Final meeting for 2019: Wednesday the 11th of December at 7:30pm. Address: 64 Hampden Road, South Wentworthville. Resumes: Wednesday the 8th of January 2020 at 7:30pm. Same address as above. Ministry Christmas Party Date: Friday the 13th of December 2019 at 7:30pm. Address: George Mepham Hall, Toongabbie Community Centre, 244 Targo Road, Toongabbie. Admission: free. Family and friends are welcome. Please bring a plate of food. Christmas Eve Service Date: Tuesday the 24th of December 2019 at 8pm - 11pm. Address: George Mepham Hall, Toongabbie Community Centre, 244 Targo Road, Toongabbie. New Year’s Eve Service A special meeting of prayer and praise will be held on New Year’s Eve to give thanks for the year that has passed and to pray in the New Year. The meeting will commence at 8pm, Tuesday the 31st of December 2019 and will continue until 11pm when we will have supper and see in the New Year with fireworks on the big screen at midnight. Address: George Mepham Hall, Toongabbie Community Centre, 244 Targo Road, Toongabbie. Please bring a plate of food, soft drinks will be supplied. Inquiries: Contact Pastor Anthony Pace on 0412402989 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org To view the magazine online visit us at www.lightoftheworldminisitrieschurch.com.au
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderiful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
“And behold, you will concieve in your womb and bring fourth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end” Luke 1:31-33
The Beauty of
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES CHURCH www.lightoftheworldministrieschurch.com.au
Annual Ministry Magazine/Newsletter