REVIVAL PRINCIPLES - 2009-06-29
1933. “If a thing is worth doing at all - it is worth doing well.” My Mother often embedded these words into my life. They stuck. They stuck for me as a lumber clerk at the Alberni Pacific Lumber Company in 1941. They stuck as I have been working on God's Commission for the Numeric Interlinear Greek NT by Ivan Panin.
1935. “Intra Muros” (Within Heaven's Gates) by Agnes R. Springer. My step-grandfather, G. R. Gordon gave this to our family in Great Depression Days on a farm in Murrayville, B.C. It, along with 48 copies of the Lily Series from him, strongly awakened in me a desire to know God intimately. Modernism and Humanism strongly infiltrated our Canadian church denomination, and I received little from this area.
1938. Mrs. Mary Bertha Allquist, Port Alberni, B.C. I became her paper boy for the Vancouver Daily Province for 3 years. She was a Jewish Missionary to her Jewish people. Six years later in 1944, God revealed Himself to me according to his promise to me as a sailor now in Victoria B.C. - at Passover. Mrs. Allquist was my first true Mentor. In summer of that year she opened Leviticus 23 to me, and the 7 Jewish Feasts and their significance for us today. I taught these in 1948 at North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to some 70 students of the Sharon Bible College. George Warnock audited the class, and though he knew Leviticus 23, yet the Spirit of God in Mrs. Allquist through me gripped him, until he wrote “The Feast of Tabernacles.”
1944. George Muller. His book “Answers to Prayer” came into my hands, and made a profound impression upon me. I memorized his Preface on “How to Ascertain the Will of God”, and Appendix A, “How to Prevail in Prayer.” Later I read his biography by Dr. A.T. Pierson, “George Muller of Bristol”. His emphasis on Bible Meditation gained from George Whitefield, along with his insights on conducting church service, took root in me.
1944. H. A. Baker, “Visions Beyond the Veil” was given to me the first year of my conversion. It too made a profound impression upon me. God had given me a Vision based on Psalm 107:23-24 (23-32) “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24These see the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep.” while I was yet unconverted. He said, “Join the Navy, and I'll reveal Myself to you.” I did, and He did! In 1985 He gave me a Destiny Dream based on “Cervantes”, that has helped me fulfill His will for me. In 2009 in Aldergrove B.C. He placed in my hands “Dreams, the Divinity Code” - The Keys to Decoding your Dreams and Visions” by Adrian Beale and Adam Thompson of Australia, www.thedivinitycode.org>. Thisremoves the occult influence of Carl Jung from dream text books that I contacted in 1985.
1944. Smith Wigglesworth, “Ever Increasing Faith” came into my hands at this time. It had a profound effect upon me. Wigglesworth accurately memorized the entire NT, and daily prayed over it in tongues and meditation, at least up to 4 hours a day. He claimed thiswas the secret why God used him in winning some two million souls to Christ, and countless thousands healed, delivered, and filled with the Spirit. One Modernistic Theologian in Saskatoon looked over my library, and proclaimed it to be perhaps the strangest one he had ever seen! But - it was God'schoice for me for the work He had called me to do. And Wigglesworth was one ingredient He didn't want to be missing!
1944. J. Edwin Orr, “Times of Refreshing” came into my hands. Dr. Orr tells of his trip as a young man across Canada in the 30's in this book. In Victoria he records his belief that God would one day use Canada in an unusual way for its first National Revival. Dr. David Yonggi Choin 1975 in B.C., 1979 in Toronto and 1984 in Halifax, powerfully confirmed these words. Charles G. Finneyrefers to the 3-fold diary of a New Brunswick, Canada man, who mightily changed that part of his province through such prayers.
1944. “40 Years of Signs and Wonders in the Life of Mrs. Maria Woodworth-Etter.” This book was loaned to me as a new naval convert. God quickened to me her account of “The Heavenly Choir” in her meetings and God promised me that in the not too distant future, I would see this manifestation of the Spirit restored.
1944. A Russian Jew that summer introduced me to the works of Ivan Panin. He promised to teach me Greek, but didn't show up for lessons. In Saskatoon Saskatchewan I was given Greek free, but from the 2 pamphlets by Panin given to me by Dr. Jewel, I ordered all available writings by and on Panin listed in these pamphlets. They came in the Fall of 1945. When I read the Introduction to Panin's Numeric Greek NT, and discovered that even the NT sentence structure, sub-paragraphs, paragraphs and sections are established by Bible Numerics, I was hooked. I love outlining books and articles. I outlined the book of Ephesians to test this revelation. The results were so outstanding that I outlined the entire NT. Then I learned that the Jehovah's Witnesses offered to take Panin's Numeric Greek and English translation and put them into an Interlinear Greek format. He could not allow them to do so, because they are a “cult”. So he died in Aldershot, :Ontario in 1942, failing to see this project come to fruition. In 1967 God commissioned me to do for Panin what he failed to see come to pass in his 50 years of 100,000 hours of labor, dying at 87. I have some 70 chapters completed, some of them already posted on our Website. Hopefully I can finish 175 of the 260 NT chapters by 2010, leaving but the Gospels to complete. It is an arduous labor, but at the same time, most blessed. I believe it will help laymen to more accurately teach and preach the Word of God. Thisis a critical basis for revival.
1945. George R. Hawtin, Bethel Bible Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. World War II ended the summer of this year with the fall of Hitler and Nazi Germany, and then the fall of Japan, quickened by the atomic bombs. A sailor could get out of the Canadian Navy if he had a school or a job to go to. I had neither. I desperately fasted and prayed all one night in August for an answer. At 5:00 am God showed me a vision, and told me that I would stay in the Navy an extra year unless I made right something wrong in my past. When I offered suitable conditions, I received the word: “Write George R. Hawtin, Bethel Bible Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and apply as a student.”No address. I did so, and shortly received application papers, filled them out and returned them. Soon I received a successful reply. All went through, and by October I was enrolled as a student in Saskatoon. I spent one year here, then enrolled and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as a pre-seminary student. I graduated with honors in 1948, along with a year and a half of seminary.
In the meantime George Hawtin and BBI in 1947 moved up to North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and changed its name to Sharon Orphanages and Schools. In 1948 I began to hear rumors of a Visitation by God on this new Campus. In April, Ern Hawtin, younger brother to George, came to the Princess Elizabeth High School auditorium in Saskatoon, and gave a report on how God was restoring the Presbytery concept with powerful gifts of prophecy; and the 5-fold ministries of Ephesians 4:11-12, especially apostles and prophets. Ern ministered to me at the close of this service, and I entered into a new dimension of prophecy and anointing that hasn't left me to this day.
When George heard Ern's report on God's Visitation to me, he asked if I would serve as one of the 7 elders at the Summer Camp Meeting in North Battleford. I served along with the two Hawtin brothers, P.G. Hunt, Pastor H. Holt, Pastor Reg Layzell of Vancouver. and A.W. Rasmussen. In October of '48 at Edmonton, God restored the functioning of the Heavenly Choir according to His promise 4 years previously.
In 1992 I received a vision after returning from Israel. George Hawtin appeared to me and said, “I am too old to lead in another Visitation. You and Marie have been with us from the beginning. I pass the “Torch” to you. Take the 12 Embryonic Revival Principles that came together in '48, and bring them to maturity. They will be parameters of safety for the last great Visitation preceding the return of My Son.”On our Website <www.2rbetter.org> you can find under “Embryonics”, these 12 revival principles; and placed under “Interlinear”, the beginning of postings of the Numeric Interlinear Greek NT by Ivan Panin.
1947. John Wesley. The Seminary I was attending in Saskatoon, St. Andrews College, was very modernistic and humanistic. I left it after 1 ½ years. The librarian was getting rid of volumes too sound and Evangelical for them. He put them outside the library door and told us seminary students - “Help yourselves.” I gained “Wesley's doctrinal standards” by Burwash, 52 of his chief sermons that he had all candidates for the ministry memorize. One of these would be selected by the ordination committee, before which the candidate would be asked to reproduce it.
George Whitefield, who moved to a strong Calvinistic position over against Wesley's Arminianism, was asked, Do you think Wesley will make heaven?” (because of his Arminianism) “My dear sir,” responded Whitefield, “John Wesley in heaven will be so close to the throne of God, that we shall scarcely be able to see him!”
What a gracious Christian spirit! Remember Paul's word of rebuke to the Corinthians because of their divisions - “Allthings are yours: Peter, Apollos, Paul, Christ, Wesley, Calvin, Knox, Finney, etc.” O may we hear this wise word, and stop making denominational differences after human leaders - points of division!
Later Wesley put forth a “Covenant Prayer” -
I am no longer my own, but Yours.
Put me to what You will, rank me with whom You will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for You or laid aside for You,
exalted for You or brought low for You.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You are mine, and I am Yours.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
Examine lines 1, 2 and 8 especially! This is much in line with the spirit of Rees Howells. John Wesley's home Cell Groups have much that can be adapted for our day. The 70,000 members of his cell groups saved England from the French Revolution!
1948. June 30 - Marie C. Gaudet. Marie and I met in grade 9 at Alberni District High School, Port Alberni, B.C., 1937, and became good friends. She started writing me from Vancouver to Saskatoon concerning questions that arose in her Bible reading, and in a sense I became her Bible School. Then in June of '48 I offered myself to God in “the gift of singleness,” as I was studying Arabic, and tentatively planning to go to an Islamic country in North Africa as a missionary. God interjected: “But if I could link you with one where together you would count more in My Kingdom that either of you would alone - would you consider that?” “Yes” I replied,” but there's only one girl like that, Marie Gaudet, and she's a Roman Catholic and her life style is far more flamboyant than mine.” However in 3 days I received a letter from her, telling how she was reading the Bible 8 hours and 12 hours a day without stopping. I was shocked. I answered her Bible questions, and on the basis of God's revelation to me, suggested that I believed it was God's will that we should marry. I brought her to the North Battleford Camp Meeting in July, and when the Hawtin Team went to Vancouver November and December, Marie attended every meeting for 6 weeks, accepted the Lord, received the Holy Spirit, and accepted the Lord's word to her that she should marry me. We were married December 27, 1948, the year Israel became a nation again after 2400 years. In 1989 Marie received a strong call to pray for Israel, andwe together believeit is one of the key conditionsto seeing true revival.
God gave us together Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (4:7-12) “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falls, and has not another to lift him up. 11Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? 12And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Deuteronomy 32:30(1-43) “How should one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Except their Rock had sold them, And Jehovah had delivered them up?” Matthew 18:19 (18-20) “Again, Amen, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earthas touching anythingthey shall ask, it shallbe done for them of my :Father who is in the heavens.” We started our married life together on a strong prayer basis on the above 3 verses. Covenantand Prayer Multiplicationare intimately linked with this, and couples who understand and move in it, are going to see God move through their lives!
1948. Pastor W. J. Ern Baxtergave us as a wedding present “Identification” by E. W. Kenyon. Later I purchased all of Kenyon's writings (24 books). His book on “The Blood Covenant” had a powerful impact upon me. In 1973 Pastor Baxter invited me to join him as Associate Pastor at Surrey Christian Centre, B.C. There with the help of a team, I supplied him with all the major NT Greek Word Studies based on the works of Ivan Panin, Englishman's Greek Concordance and John Stegenga's “Greek Lexicon”. Some of these studies I am reworking, and posting on our Website.
Baxter took the word “covenant”, and showed the necessity of each believer being discipled, to have a “di-aTHEke” covenant relationship in Him. Here the Greatersets the terms; we have the choice of accepting or rejecting them, but not to change the terms; The Ecclesiastes, Deuteronomy and Matthew verses above show the power of Prayer Multiplicationwhen two unite on a SUNthe-kecovenant basis between two equals. Then, one couple = 10,000; 4 couples = one million. There is much more to this, but this is a good start.
1955. “Rees Howells, Intercessor” by Norman P. Grubbis one of the classic books on Intercession: number onefor many! A Scottish preacher, Robert Burrows, gave Marie and me our copy in the mid '50's. What a life-shattering book! Full commitment to the Holy Spirit is its central theme! Every believer needs to read this biography and let the Spirit of Rees Howells, the Holy Spirit, possess him for Jesus' sake!
1963. Oswald Chambers. I was introduced to the writings of Oswald Chambers by the Pastor's wife of Broadway Tabernacle in Seattle.They didn't catch on for awhile, but “My Utmost for His Highest”became a daily devotional for me for over 10 years. Lately I have picked this up again. Many of his other 50 or so books and booklets published by his wife Biddy, are exceptional.
1963. Derek Prince. I had heard of Derek Prince through a friend of mine in Vancouver, BC. He felt we had some things in common, and that I would appreciate his ministry. On the strength of that recommendation, I got up very early on a January morning, and drove up from Portland to Seattle to hear Derek's testimony at a FGBMF breakfast meeting at the Hotel Meany. It was well worth while! Derek later took a call to pastor Broadway Tabernacle, Seattle, but had to return to England after 8 months because of the illness of his parents. He asked if I would take his place if the invitation were offered. I agreed. Later on he wrote the book “Marriage Covenant”, which both my wife Marie and I highly recommend. It adds to Ern Baxter's insights on “Covenant”. To vertical covenant with God, and horizontal covenant with one's spouse, Derek strongly recommends a second horizontal covenant with the body of Christ- especially with the local fellowship that God adds one to. We put this book at the top of the list of the many he has written. Next to it we place “Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting.”
1967. Samuel's 4 Cities: Rama, Bethel, Mizpeh and Gilgal. As long as Samuel lived and judged Israel from these 4 cities, by and large things went well. When he died and King Saul took over, it was a different story.
In 1962 God said to me, “You have been faithful to My commission to you in 1944. Now resign the pastorate of First Baptist Church of Round Lake, Illinois, and move to the Pacific Northwest. I am about to start restoring my church with apostles and prophets, and you may have part in this. He showed me that Seattle would be like Rama where Samuel lived. The other 3 cities would be Vancouver, BC, Portland OR and Spokane WA. When these 4 cities come to maturity with an Eldership in the Gate of each of these cities, then He would send fire on Cascadia, the Pacific Northwest, which would like wildfire race across Canada and the United States, leaping the Atlantic, bringing blessing to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Islands of the Sea, and then My Son will return.
At the same time God's bow would be the 3 Western cities. His string would pull back to Spokane to release arrows to the Pacific Rim cities.
1967. My wife Marie asked me, “What was God's mind and thinking when He led us both to marry?” I asked Him that night for His answer, and He gave me 2 visions. In the first we were in an Observatory. Marie was at my right, and a member of our congregation at my left. The Observatory Director in front of us explained “Because you have been instrumental in preparing 2 of the 7 components of this instrument, you have the privilege to be in attendance for its assemblage, and also to see what it will do.” He then pulled a lever, and a large, round globe of about 400 pounds, containing many dials, moved out and became stationary above the floor. In my mind I wondered, How could that be? Immediately an angel behind us said, “Antigravity.” The next day I phoned the church member who had been at my left, and told him. “Last night I had a vision, and you were in it.” “Tell me,” he said. When I came to “Antigravity” he asked - “Don't you know what that means?” and when I told him, “No,” he explained how our military in Washington DC had developed an antigravity device that could successfully suspend up to 4 tons like that! The Director then said - “This first component represents the Bible Numeric works of Ivan Panin: the Interlinear Greek NT; Greek word studies based on numerics; Bible book outlines based on Numerics; and a Bible Chronology again finding confirmation in Bible numerics.
Next the Director pulled a second lever, and when a “stand” came out to support the first component - He explained that this stand represented the “City Church” with an Eldership of the 5-fold ministries sitting in the Gate of that City. He then pulled 5 more levers without explaining the purpose of their components, as it was only with the first 2 that we had a commission.
Then when the assembly of the components was complete, He said,”Came and see!” I lay down to look through the eye-piece, and as I looked at the heavens through what I took to be a telescope, I saw the majesty of God's awesome handiwork in a manner I had never expected to see! I noticed also a black cloud in one area. Immediately there was a blinding flash, and the black spot disappeared, I was stunned, and wondered what on earth kind of telescope I was looking through. Some years later, apart from an instrument, I saw some 60 leaders used as a similar organic instrument, and again a black cloud disappeared through a blinding flash. In answer to my insistent pleadings, God directed me to the April 1984 issue of National Geographic, in which for 1/3 of its space, majored on an “Automated Laser Telescope. It pictured practically what I had seen in vision in 1967.
The vision then switched to Canada and a large parade square. Behind Marie and myself were 7 elders, and behind them 490 men. 3 generals stood some distance in front of us, and to our left, as far as eye could see, were battalion after battalion of soldiers. One of the generals approached us, and I perceived that He was the same as the Observatory Director. He explained that we had satisfactorily completed our last assignment, and that now we were to share with His battalions the principles we had successfully proven. We recognized that the 70 elders, each with 7 men, represented teams of 8 of 5-fold ministries, for the Gates of 70 Canadian cities, and 70 US cities, with hands across the border.
1979. Charles H. Spurgeon, “Faith's Checkbook.” In 1979 Marie and I were in Northern Ontario for a Conference. One morning for my devotions I was reading from the above. For that day Spurgeon had selected Zechariah 12:8 (12:1-9) “In that day shall Jehovah defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of Jehovah before them.” As I pondered and meditated upon this text, I was able to connect this with Deuteronomy 32:20. Here the Spirit through Moses showed how when Israel would sin, one of her enemies could drive 1000 to flight; two, 10,000! But here in Zechariah God was promising Israelis that in the last days, a feeble one would be like David, and drive 10,000 to flight; while those who are of the house of David, notwimpy, are like God, the angel of Jehovah, one million-fold; two, ten million; 8 individuals or 4 couples - one billion.
When Jesus by the Spirit directs such a group, fully united and submissive in a corporatemanner under His direction; - then - Spiritual Star Wars takes place! Principalities and ;powers are knocked out as a cloud over cities, areas, states, and nations. Then like David, we can go in and mop up the defeated Philistines.And if one questions the church using this verse, we need but remember that in the “One New Man” - Jews and Gentiles share equally in these promises under the New Covenant!
2005, “The Heavenly Man” - the remarkable true story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun - with Paul Hattaway. The chapter “Back to Jerusalem” on page 278 - gives the story of 100,000 Chinese wanting to reach and witness to Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists - all the way to Jerusalem, where it all started!
This too, is a book that should be read by all believers! I don't have a recollection who gave it to me, or when. Yet I treasure it highly as one of the outstanding books that has come out of China.
NOTE: I have been asked in August to share in Portland some of the above with city leaders from Vancouver, BC; Seattle/Tacoma; Spokane and Portland/Vancouver WA. Would these leaders who have been invited, look over the above Revival Principles. Those that you feel are particularly appropriate for our time - let me know - and I will be glad to major on your selections. I will make short presentations, and then open each area up for a more open time. - Jim Watt