I pray that fire begins to enter into your life and spreads from place to place.
By Darren Canning
The Great Lakes Revival
Recently (as of late March), while I was ministering in Niagra Falls, the Lord started speaking to me about a Great Lakes Revival. During that time, my friend Ben Johnston—a young prophet from Montreal—saw a a portal between America and Canada in the form of a giant circle. He said he could see revival breaking out in America, and angels were coming over to the Canadian side to release a new measure of righteousness as it had risen in the United States. When he saw this, he began to declare that this was the season of the Great Lakes Revival.
I have friends in Rochester, New York—Patrick and Susan O’Marra. They have been prophesying for almost twenty years that a great revival was to come to Rochester and upstate New York. I was with them recently, and we felt a tremendous anointing as we began to declare the Great Lakes Revival.
The prophet, Bob Jones, once described the coming of the Great Lakes Revival. He called it the “Four Cities Revival”. He said that God was going to move in Toronto, Rochester, Hamilton and Buffalo. He said that a fire would start in each city, and once each was lit, a new revival would begin to spread to every connecting state nearby. This is the revival that we are believing for, and it is beginning in this hour.
My friend, Joe Garcia, had a revival breakout last year in his church in Hamilton, Ontario. Many thousands were touched by the power of God that was released during those days last summer. The Lord is releasing an angel army in this season. They are the reapers that will bring in the harvest in the Great Lakes region (see Revelation 14:15).
God’s Fires of Revival in the Nation
Recently, I was in Texas and had a vision of a General who was releasing His angels into that region for revival. There has been a revival taking place there for about six weeks, now. The revival broke out after many prophets began to declare revival in that state.
A few years ago, I had a vision of revival breaking out all over North America. In this vision I saw a map in front of me. Then I saw God’s hand begin to touch the different cities on the map—wherever He touched, a fire would start. The enemy would then come and snuff out the revival—then God would touch the map again, and another fire would start, and the enemy would once again come and extinguish it. This occurred over and over again. Eventually God’s hand began to move really quickly, and hundreds of fires were burning. The enemy tried to snuff every one of them out, but eventually he could not keep up with what God was doing and the fire consumed the entire map of North America. We are about to see more fires burn in this season.
When I was in the Rochester region, I heard of two revivals that broke out in the last month. They were both in upstate New York. One revival broke out in the Wolcott, NY area when a revivalist from Australia, named Glenn Maloney, came preaching. He started in a small church that could fit forty or fifty people. The first night it was packed out—they realized that they would need a bigger place, so they found a local Methodist church that opened its doors to them. The next night there were over 200 people present for the meetings. Over the course of 10 days, many were delivered and healed.
Around the same time, only an hour and a half away from that location, a revivalist from Hawaii called Rich Vera, held meetings near Rochester, New York. The Holy Spirit began to move powerfully, and meetings were extended for some time. There were a couple hundred present each night in these meetings.
Waters of Revival
God is doing something! He is stirring the waters of revival. I believe this is just the beginning and that you will hear more stirrings taking place. People with and without reputation are going to see God move in power as they step into that region by faith. God is going to open the heavens and it will rain supernatural rain. The first night that I was preaching on the last trip to upstate New York, it rained so hard that we knew God was saying something through it.
Get ready for a new level of glory to be released. I pray that you will join me in declaring a powerful revival in this region. This is the very same region where a couple hundred years ago, Charles Finney preached. He saw an amazing revival released—100,000 alone were saved in Rochester. The revival swept hundreds of thousands into the Kingdom and has become known as the “Second Great Awakening”—when Christian values became American values, and when the working man was encouraged to be born again and work hard for his country and family.
God is going to do it again. God is going to bring salvation into the earth. He is going to arrest the people and show them how He is a God of blessing.
I believe we are going to see more revivals—and my eyes are on Toronto and Buffalo. I would encourage ministers to begin to enter into these cities and preach the Kingdom of God. I encourage you to believe God for great things. Something is happening and those that believe will see great and mighty things. I believe if you are reading this you are a part of what God is doing in this hour. So I pray that fire begins to enter into your life and spreads from place to place.
Darren Canning is a revivalist preacher who travels throughout Canada, the United States, and the world. His heart is for revival and believes that God will touch lives deeply wherever he travels. He teaches on hearing the voice of God and experiencing the supernatural. Darren’s life was touched powerfully through an encounter with God and he was transformed from an atheistic lifestyle to a Believer in a moment. He has spent 14 years working for the government of Canada as an analyst specializing in transportation issues related to Aircraft Safety and Security. He is married to Lydia and is the father of seven children. He believes that if others experience the God of the supernatural then they too will be changed forever.
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