Robert Hotchkin is the founder of Men on the Frontlines and Robert Hotchkin Ministries. He also serves as one of the core leaders of Patricia King Ministries. Robert hosts the weekly Heroes Arise broadcast, co-hosts the show Propel with Patricia King, and is a regular guest and co-host of Supernatural Life on GodTV. Robert fervently believes every Christian is a miracle-working explosion of the Kingdom waiting to happen. His preaching, teaching, and ministry inspire believers to grab hold of their restored relationship with the Father through the finished work of the cross, and walk in the fullness of their authority as dominion agents of impact in the earth.
Are you in a situation where you desperately need God to show up? Does it look and feel like things are beyond challenging in the natural? You are not alone! This month, Robert shares how this could actually mean you are perfectly positioned for revival.
Are you in a situation where you desperately need God to show up? Does it look and feel like things are beyond challenging in the natural? Like if God does not move powerfully – in your finances, or marriage, or a health situation, or on behalf of a prodigal child – that all will be lost? I understand (believe me, I do). But what I want to help you see today is that none of that means the “devil is winning.”
It actually means you are perfectly positioned for revival!
I don’t say that lightly. Or flippantly. I know what difficult, challenging times are like. We are in the midst of some challenges in my family right now. And we for sure are going through challenging times in my nation, the United States of America.
We tend to look upon these difficult times as “desert” or “wilderness” seasons. And we think of them with dread – as dry, barren stretches of simply trying to survive or “get through.” No one ever reports excitedly that they are in a desert or wilderness season. The report usually comes with a fairly heavy “UGH!” attached to it.
In the natural, deserts are difficult places. There is little or no water and very few other resources. The heat is oppressive. Deserts are challenging environments. Our ministry is based in the Phoenix Valley of Arizona. Right in the Sonoran Desert. If I wandered out there by myself, with no preparation, I would be in serious trouble in a matter of hours. Why? Because in the natural deserts are places of lack, deprivation and oppression. But that is only in the natural!
If we are walking with God, led by His Holy Spirit, that all changes. Significantly!
God Changes Deserts of Difficulty into Revival Atmospheres
Think of Israel in the desert of Exodus. If they were on their own, they would have been done for, time and time again. They desperately needed God to show up in every area, every day. They needed Him to guide them. They needed Him to provide for them. They needed Him to protect them. They needed Him to watch over their bodies and their families. If God did not show up each and every moment of each and every day, they would die of thirst, or of hunger, or of exposure, or from enemy attacks.
But with God that changed. The desert in which Israel spent 40 years was not a place of lack or deprivation or oppression. It was actually the greatest revival atmosphere that has ever been seen in the earth.
All day every day the visible, tangible, encounterable presence of God manifested as a massive cloud by day and fire by night (Exodus 13:21-22). Every morning the entire nation was fed supernaturally when God manifested His manna (Exodus 16:21). In the evenings, the Lord supplied meat for all (Exodus 16:13). Water poured forth from a rock (Exodus 17:6). Their clothes and sandals never wore out (Deuteronomy 29:5). They walked in supernatural health (Psalm 105:37). It was a nation-wide atmosphere of miracles, signs and wonders that an entire people group witnessed – each and every day. AMAZING!!
When Everything that Can Be Shaken is Shaken, The Kingdom is Revealed – Powerfully!
When we are in a desert season, we are perfectly positioned for revival. That is actually the purpose of our desert and wilderness times. In the natural, there is nothing to look to or rely on in a desert. It is the same with a “desert season.” It helps us see that there is nothing we can look to or rely on – other than God. It helps us see our total need for, and dependency upon, the Lord. Which is a blessing. Because when we understand this purpose, we stop looking to ourselves or others and we look to God. When we do, we end up seeing that He is utterly faithful, completely trustworthy, and that He never ever fails!
Personal, National and Global Revival
In my family, right now, my wife is overcoming cancer. In the natural, there is a lack (desert) of health and strength in her body. Which means we are perfectly positioned for a revival of life in abundance! We are looking to God for healing, strength, wisdom, provision, and divine connections as we walk this “desert” season out with Him. And He is showing up!
In my nation, the United States of America, there is a lack (desert) of reverence for God, His word, and His truth. Which means we are perfectly positioned for a revival of love for God, trust in the Lord, righteousness, and a holy reverence for Him and His ways. I am excited to see how He will lead us into this!
What desert are you in the midst of right now? Are you lacking health in your body, peace in a relationship, abundance in your finances, or open doors of opportunity to move in your calling? You are not alone in that desert. The Lord is with you. And as you look to Him, you will realize He is all you need and more than enough!
As you shift your perspective from your problems to the One who is the solution for all you are facing, your barren desert will become a revival atmosphere!
Make these simple but powerful decrees over yourself:
- Lord thank You that You are here and that You care!
- I acknowledge that in all that I am going through, I am totally dependent on You. Thank You that You are totally dependable!
- Lord, by faith, I receive from You a greater grace to look to You, trust You, and expect You in all that I am facing.
- I repent of fear, doubt, frustration, impatience, and leaning on my own understanding. I lean on You and You alone, Lord. I trust You. I trust Your will, Your ways, and Your timing!
- Holy Spirit, I believe that You are showing me how to walk with You in humility and wisdom so that I can see my desert season turn into a revival atmosphere!
- I worship You, Lord! I sing Your praises! I remember Your victories! I celebrate Your character and nature! And I expect Your goodness! Praise You, Lord!
- I am perfectly positioned for revival and God IS leading me into all of His promises for my life, my family, and my nation!
Want More? Then May We Suggest:
PERSONAL REVIVAL – MP3 Downloads from Robert Hotchkin
It may not always feel like it, but God really is up to something in your life. Something big! What you’ve been through, even what you’re going through now, is all part of it. You haven’t missed the boat. You aren’t going to be left out. As a matter of fact, God is getting ready to meet the cry of your heart in ways you couldn’t even imagine. As you listen to these messages, discouragement will melt away, faith will be stirred, weariness will disappear, and fires will be fueled. You’re about to experience a personal revival that will rocket you beyond your circumstances and launch you into the very midst of what God is doing!
SILENCE EVERY STORM – CD / MP3 Download from Robert Hotchkin
Are there storms in your life? In your family, city or nation? Does it feel like you’re being buffeted and kept from the blessings and breakthroughs you know have been promised? Then this message is a divine appointment that will stir your faith and ignite the divine power within you so that you can stand up in the midst of the wind and the waves, and command every storm to be still! Listen and discover how to step into greater levels of kingdom authority and dominion impact in the earth.
GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE – MP3 Download from Robert Hotchkin
Are you believing for something so big it seems almost impossible? Do you find yourself in the midst of a mess that seems way bigger than you are? Have you been waiting (and waiting) on a promise from God that seems like it’s just never going to happen? There is no situation in your finances, your health, your relationships, or your calling that is too big, too difficult, or too delayed for God. He is well able to bring it all forth in impossible ways at impossible times because, truly, He is the God of the Impossible!
We at Patricia King Ministries thank you for your prayers, partnership, and financial support. May you be richly and abundantly blessed. And remember, God loves you with an everlasting love!