In 2006, the Holy Spirit began activating Kyle Lance Martin, an apartment maintenance man and recent seminary graduate, to urgently pursue revival for the church of Dallas, Texas. Kyle put feet to his passion by walking the Dallas streets – praying, fasting, and asking God, “What does revival look like for this city?”
A year later in April of 2007, the Forty-Day Dallas Revival became a reality. Hundreds of people from over 200 churches in the DFW Metroplex gathered under the banner of Jesus Christ. They met to worship in spirit and truth, to pray, to renew their love and passion for the Lord, and to see their city transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The effect of that first revival: Eighteen-month-old Maya, Kyle and Laura Martin’s oldest daughter, was miraculously healed by the Lord after being diagnosed in 2006 with a rare blood disease called Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). Others were healed both physically and spiritually; lives were redirected by the Lord according to His Word, and a two and a half year-long drought in Dallas ended in three weeks with record rainfall as a result of the Holy Spirit’s movement in the Dallas Revival.
Revival Spreads: Since Time to Revive became an official organization in 2010, revival has spread to many more communities as the Lord has directed their steps. Responding to invitations from within the community, Time to Revive has partnered with each reviveCITY to equip the saints for Jesus’ return by uniting and praying alongside believers for personal and corporate revival, and training them to boldy declare Jesus and make disciples. Santa Fe, NM; Sedona, AZ; Flint, MI; Asheville, NC; Seattle, WA; Devils Lake, ND; Richmond, CA; Columbia, SC; Twin Cities, MN; Indiana; Tupelo, MS and Florida.
In early 2015, as Time to Revive partnered with Elkhart County, Indiana God began a new thing. What started as a 7-day prayer week quickly shifted to 52 days of continued engagement in the community as God prompted the Time to Revive leadership to follow Nehemiah’s example. From there God launched revival into 6 other Indiana cities (as depicted by the 7 rays on the Indiana state flag), and revival continues in Indiana as an additional 19 “star” cities will be reached with the mission of Time to Revive, carried out by missionaries and volunteers who are carrying on the pursuit of revival. Meanwhile, the Time to Revive staff continues to plant seeds of revival in new cities and states as the Lord leads.
As of this writing, reviveOHIO :: Darke County August 7-13, 2016 will begin this weekend and 50 DAYS OF SHARING THE GOSPEL AND MAKING DISCIPLES.
APRIL 16, 2017 – JUNE 4, 2017 will be in Dallas, TX.
From one man’s obedience, many have come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, and lives, cities and states have been changed.
For more information about this exciting ministry who trains disciples to go out into their world and offer hope and an opportunity to know more about Jesus, go to their website: timetorevive.org
M2M Board Member – Jan Blake