Church, Arise!

Spirit of the living God, as a mighty wind we call You forth. Thus says the Lord God, "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on this land, breathe on the slain that they may live. Enter in to the people of this land that they might live and stand upon their feet, an exceeding great army." O Mighty God, they have been dry and lost hope and have been cut off from You, but we speak to the graves this day, "graves be opened in the name of Jesus Christ." We call the slain forth to come up from their graves and be restored in the land. I say to the prisoners, "Go forth!" and to those in darkness, "Show yourselves! Return to the Lord your God and live." Father, put Your Spirit in them once again and let them live and take back the lands that have been lost. Let the remnant that escapes again take root downward and bear fruit upward.

In the name of Jesus Christ, return to the Lord your God. He has torn but He will heal us; He has stricken but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us and on the third day He will raise us up to live in His sight. Come forth even now and pursue the knowledge of the Lord. Come forth from your graves and live.

We call forth the lost. We call forth the rebellious and defiant. We call forth the burnt stones. We call forth the wounded soldiers. We call forth the backslidden. We call forth the sons and daughters from afar. Come forth even now. To the North we say, Give up! And to the South, Keep not back! from the East and the West, we call you forth to live in the sight of the Lord, even everyone who is called by the name of the Lord, who has been created for His glory, whom He has formed, whom He has made. We call you forth, even the blind who have eyes and the deaf who have ears. Be gathered together, be assembled unto the Lord. The day is established, His going forth is prepared, make ready for His coming, His coming as the rain, even the latter and former rains together coming upon this earth.

Let the tabernacle of David be raised up even now, the tabernacle which has fallen down in disrepair, be raised up, be restored as a tabernacle of glory. Let the servants of the living God come forth. Let the ministers arise. Let them take up their places. Let the ranks be formed. Let the priests arise. Let the intercessors take their place. Let the watchmen stand upon the walls. Let the laborers come forth, let the plowman overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed. Let this land drip with sweet wine, let it flow with the presence and power of our God.

Let the captives be restored. Let them rebuild the waste places and inhabit the land. Be planted in this land once again, the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord. Take root deep into this land that you be not pulled up again. Be washed from your filth and purged from your blood guiltiness. Spirit of judgment and Spirit of burning, come forth upon Your people as a refining fire and as a launder's soap and purify the sons of Levi. Let Your priests come forth. Cleanse again the house of the Lord and bring forth a holy people unto Your name. Make ready the way of the Lord.

Father we call forth Your presence. Return unto Your church once again. Return unto this land. Return unto this nation. Restore Your people and we shall be restored. Restore Your church and it shall be restored. Restore Your presence and power once again. Come into our midst and flow down upon Your congregations. Come forth as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night and create over Your church a cloud of Your glory. Come again and abide and tabernacle over us Your people. Let Your glory be a covering over us, a shade in the daytime from the heat and a place of refuge, a shelter from storm and rain. Fill Your temple with Your glory once again, the shekinah presence of the living God.

Church, arise and shine for your light has come, the glory of the Lord is rising upon you and His glory shall be seen upon you. Nations shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes around you and see. They shall gather together, they shall come to you, sons and daughters from afar shall be gathered together for the day of the Lord and the revelation of His glory.

Cry aloud, cry aloud to the Lord. Hold not your peace and give Him no rest, for the day of the Lord is at hand, His salvation is near and His people shall go forth as brightness, radiating as does a burning torch and all people shall behold the glory of the Lord. Break up your fallow ground and cry aloud night and day you servants of the living Lord. Keep not silence but call upon the Holy One of Israel for the day of His appearing, the day of His exaltation is near. Cry aloud for the people. Go through the gates and prepare the way of the people. Cast up a highway, take up the stumbling stones and set up a standard for the people. Make the way known and bring them forth even the redeemed of the Lord, a holy nation unto God. Be revived, be renewed, and live in His sight. Church arise even now before the living God!