Revival in Saskatoon
This is a very interesting site. It is a city directory as well as church directory with upcoming Christian events. What really caught my eye was the Prophecy, Revival in Saskatoon, and History of Saskatoon. This is what they say about themselves.
We may have listings to thousands of businesses, organizations, people and churches but our real purpose is to on encourage love, unity and revival in the Saskatoon Christian community.
I am probably more post-charismatic than charismatic in my approach to things so I look at the whole prophetic movement with a bit of suspicion. I certainly have issues with the “word-faith” and “prosperity gospel” elements in the charismatic movement as well as the hype. I’ve been hearing about revival in Saskatoon since I started going to church 17 years ago. I think a lot of us got tired of the hype and started questioning the pursuit of revival. It isn’t that I think a revival is a bad idea, it is just that revival seemed to become an idol. We sought the idea of revival more than Jesus. Privately I started wondering if we have chosen to pray for some big outpouring behind the safe comfy walls of the church because we are afraid to go out their and face reality. If prayer is the artillery to soften up the enemy positions sometime somewhere someone has to go in and take the land.
Now that I’ve said all that I think that in my life the pendulum has swung too far away from a reliance on the power of God. In my mind I’ve discredited things that were genuinely of God. I’ve been too cautious. If there is a revival in Saskatoon I imagine it would look a lot different from what people are expecting. There is too much complacency. Too much thinking that renewal is something that has to happen to other people and not me. I don’t think God will entrust his power to those people who would use it to promote themselves. Those who seek to participate in such thing will have to be content with being nameless and be prepared to let go of some preconceived notions of how everything is supposed to go down.