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When I make up my jewels Malachi 3:16-18 Part 1

Lessons from the Scottish Revival 1948-52

Message given at House of Prayer, Carlow, Ireland- (Prophetic Word)– 7th June 2000.

He is ready to gather the emeralds for His crown.

Understanding intercession and revival

Two of the greatest revivals in the 20th century were the Welsh and the Lewis/Hebridean revivals, both involving Celtic peoples.

 Has God forgotten the Irish?

God loves the Irish!

Why has Satan laboured so hard to divide and destroy Ireland.

The spirit of Herod is still at work, trying to destroy that which is newly born in the body of Christ.

Will the coming Irish revival touch the whole earth?

Malachi 3

16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened,

and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the

LORD, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my

jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him

that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

v17 The Welsh were the rubies, the Scots the sapphires.

God wants to gather his emeralds for his crown.

We must pray that these precious lost jewels will be found.

His jewel box is the Church of Jesus Christ.

God is putting us in remembrance of something about his character tonight and

wants us to remember the Lewis/Hebridean revival.

Pastor Sean Mullarkey recently told me of a prophecy he had heard that the Irish would no longer dance with their hands at their sides but would dance like the Scots with their hands in the air.

The Hebridean Revival 1948-52

The revival came back in those days on the Isle of Lewis - one of the islands of the Hebrides, just off the coast of Scotland.

The church elders met in Stornoway to discuss the sad state of the church.

Dead, dry and without much hope, some of the churches were about ready to close their doors. The young people were in the drinking places and the dance halls - they were not at all interested in spiritual things.

Seven men begin to change their world through prayer

As a result of the meeting, seven men and one of the elders decided to pray and seek God for

the Hebrides Isles. They met in an old barn by the side of the road. Three times a week they

met and prayed and sought the face of God. As they knelt in the straw of the old barn God

reminded them of a verse of scripture in

2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive

their sin and heal their land."

They began to pray according to this verse.

God is the Covenant Keeper

And then the Holy Spirit gave them a revelation - that He was a covenant-keeping God.

They realised that if they kept their end of the covenant i.e. to humble themselves and pray

and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways" then God was bound by His own

covenant to come and keep His end of the two-way promise - to "Hear from heaven and

forgive their sins and HEAL THEIR LAND."

They continued to pray day after day - keeping their faith strong and reminding God of His

word. They obeyed God and cleansed their hearts - and sought His face - and held on to the

covenant promise. They had no doubt that God would heal their land and visit the people of

the Hebrides.

Two elderly ladies change their world through prayer

At the same time, two elderly ladies, sisters, one of 82 and the other of 84 years, were also

praying continually in their cottage, for God to come in His power and visit their island.

Simultaneous glory

One night after five months, as the men were praying and travailing before God, suddenly the

barn was filled with the glory of God. At the same time, the little cottage where the sisters

were praying, was also filled with the glory of God - they knew that God had heard and that He was about to descend in power among them.

God is coming in two weeks

God instructed the sisters to write to Duncan Campbell, a well-known Keswick speaker- a

godly man of prayer. God revealed to the sisters that he was the man the Lord was calling to

preach during this visitation.

Duncan Campbell received the letter but replied that his itinerary was full, and that they should continue to pray and that he would come the following year. When the sisters heard this, they said, "Well God is coming in two weeks!" 

They continued to pray, and Duncan Campbell s itinerary got cancelled - so he decided to go

instead to the Hebrides and be available to preach.


Prayer for revival

In Part 2 we find out what happened next when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Hebrides.

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