The Third Great Awakening

Recently while meditating on the present prayer revival that is happening in more and more places around the nation, I was made aware of the importance of the “third dimension” in it’s relationship to “awakening.”

For years I have been hearing over and over from the Lord about the importance of the number “3” and what it represents to the Church and God’s overall plan to bring forth His Kingdom on Earth.

MARK 4:26-28 reveals that the Kingdom of God will advance in three stages to maturity, “first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.” Notice that “harvest” takes place sometime after the grain reaches this third stage of growth. Jesus reveals that the Kingdom of God operates in three phases to completion, this applies to every area you can think of in the spiritual realm. For example…

  • Babyhood, Childhood, Manhood.
  • Thanksgiving, Praise, Worship.
  • Anointing Within, Anointing Upon, Glory.
  • Prophetic gifts, Revelation gifts, Power gifts.
  • Faith, Hope, Love.
  • Outer court, Inner court, Holy of Holies.
  • Grace, Great Grace, Abundant Grace.
  • Righteous, Peace, Joy in the Holy Ghost.
  • Milk, Meat, Strong Meat of the Word.

On and on we could go with illustrations from scripture. God has obviously patterned all things after Himself, One God manifested in Three Persons: FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT.

This “third dimension” is the “greatest” as 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 reveals, “And now abide faith, hope, love these three; but the GREATEST of these is love.” Love is the “third” therefore suggesting that the “third dimension” is the greatest of all, representing spiritual maturity (manhood) and the greatest of all God’s grace, mercy and power.
Everything in the “third dimension” is the greatest such as Worship, Love, Power, Glory and so on, and are all realized as part of “manhood in Christ.” Jesus walked in the third “dimension” and manifested the “abundant life” He was promising to all who would become His disciples.

As it relates to “prayer” and the “Third Awakening”, prayer also has three dimensions that reflect the Kingdom as presented in the three rooms of the Tabernacle.

  • Outer Court – praying in English.
  • Inner Court – praying in other tongues.
  • Holy of Holies – wailing and groaning.

In order to enter the “third and greatest dimension” of prayer, we must go through the “veil of our flesh”; there must be the dying of self in order to live in the greatest dimension of the Kingdom of God. Going through the veil is the work of Holy Spirit in our lives bringing “brokenness” and full submission to the Father’s will, as is indicated by the “veil being torn from the top to bottom.” God begins and completes the work of “brokenness” in our lives until we are finally identified with Christ in His death for us preceded by His total surrender saying, “Not my will, but thine be done.”

We have had two Great Awakenings in our Nation that preceded the social transformations that we experienced in our society. It is my contention that the Third (and final) Great Awakening will come as a result of “third dimension” prayer as well. Coming into the “third dimension” means bringing all things to “completion.” As we move from prayer in English to Tongues, and finally to Wailing and Groanings, we will bring about the desired result. This cannot be done in the flesh but is a manifestation of the Spirit of Grace and Supplication. It is the level of prayer that is referred to in ZECHARIAH 10:1 as “Latter Rain Prayer”, Elijah prayed this way in JAMES 5:17-19 and brought about a great outpouring of Power. As more and more believers allow God to move them into the Third Dimension of Prayer, we will reach a “critical mass” of prayer that will give birth to the Third Great Awakening and World Harvest will be the result. The Third Great Awakening will come as a result of “third dimension” prayer. I don’t believe we will birth what God wants to bring to us by living in the Outer Court or Inner Court only as spiritual babies of adolescents, we must have the same level of maturity that Christ walked in (EPHESIANS 4:12-15). Manhood in Christ requires that we “go through the veil” and have a full surrender of our lives to Christ. As fully mature “sons and daughters” we are fully acquainted with the teaching of the Tabernacle and Third Dimension of living in Christ, able to pray in all three dimensions and bring about the will of God on Earth. We are the people of “restoration” who “worship the Father in Spirit and Truth”, with full knowledge of the Word (COLOSSIANS 1:9-12) and of the Spirit’s operations (JOHN 3:34; EPHESIANS 4:13).

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