Excerpt from an article on MSNBC.com

Today, MSNBC will reportedly run another article concerning the Lakeland Outpouring. I didn’t see it as of 11:04 ET today. If enough people click on the article, the feature will be more prominently displayed due to popularity.

I did find this interesting excerpt from an earlier article.

“James Goll is the co-founder of Encounters Network, a Franklin, Tenn.-based ministry that “teaches and imparts the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life in the Spirit.” Goll, who travels the world to equip churches, leaders and movements, also is the author of nearly 40 books and study guides.

He came to town last weekend to attend the revival. On Sunday, he delivered a short message to the group.

Goll said the Holy Spirit spoke to him a dozen years ago, telling him, “I will raise up a new young champion. His name will be Todd. You will need his raw faith, and he will need your vision.” Three years later, he met Bentley in Nashville and knew he had found the right man.

“I’ve done my due diligence,” Goll said by telephone Wednesday, noting his 34 years in ministry. “I’ve got an excitable, demonstrative side when I see the Holy Spirit in action. But I also have a scholarly side, and I’ve investigated many movements.

“And this has the potential to be a breakthrough for Lakeland and for the rest of the nation. This could be a new beginning, something fresh. And we need it bad.”

Goll said this revival has the three elements that could keep it a sustained movement: It has the fruit of the spirit, which emphasizes character. It has the gifts of the spirit, which deal with revelation and power. And it has the wisdom of understanding how everything can cooperate.

“Usually wisdom is the lacking ingredient,” he said. “That’s the difference between something that’s a flash in the pan, or here today and gone tomorrow. This seems to have all three strands needed to keep it strong and sustained.”

That means Goll fully expects he will be back after making a short mission trip to Israel. And he intends to bring his wife, who has Stage 4 cancer. He said he believes this revival is the real thing.”

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