July 19-21, 2024 | Yakima Valley SunDome!

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Isaiah had prophesied that before the Lord came, a messenger would be raised up in the desert. Why the desert? Why not the city, the seacoast, or verdant plain?

On about thirty occasions, I have been in the location where John the Baptist ministered. I always marvel that he could attract people down to where he was at 1,200 feet below sea level. Jerusalem is a steep twenty-mile climb up over 3,500 feet, and the Judean countryside is highland area. It is only a 30-minute drive but try walking!

Perhaps you would not mind the day’s walk downhill to where John preached and baptized, but you certainly would not like the walk back up! Who today would walk one day to get to church, and then another day to get back home?

When planning strategically for new church buildings, we want location, location, location. We want to make it easy for people to come, park, and walk to the front door. We are all about access.

That is all well and good, but John was not about access. You had to want to get to him. God wanted John out in the desert—that is why Isaiah prophesied it 800 years earlier.

Throughout church history, the Holy Spirit has used unusual places to begin powerful spiritual movements: a small town in Germany called Wittenberg where Luther posted his 95 Theses, a mission in London where Wesley felt his heart strangely warmed when he heard someone read Luther’s commentary on Romans, a former stable in Los Angeles converted into the Azusa Street Mission where the Pentecostal Movement caught fire.

God is not impressed with the grandeur of a place. He is concerned about the emptiness in the heart. John addressed that emptiness by passionately proclaiming that God forgives sins.

That is why people went out to John near the place where the Jordan River empties into the Dead Sea. They came because he had an authentic message from God.

When an authentic message from God is wedded to an authentic hunger in the heart, a powerful spiritual movement gets underway, and we believe that is exactly what you will experience at Revival in the Desert in 2024!

– George O. Wood

Revival Schedule

Friday at 6pm // Vlad Savchuk

Saturday at 9:30am // Alexander Pagani

Saturday at 2pm // Brian & Kari Jennings with Q & A with guest

Saturday at 6:00pm // Isaiah Saldivar

Sunday at 11:00am // Mike Signorelli

Sunday at 6:00pm // Zee Sav and Zack Parkhotyuk for Youth & Young Adult Worship

Concert & Rally for Christ (open to everyone)

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