Holy Spirit,  Mathew Backholer,  Revival,  Supernatural

Jean Darnell’s Revival Vision 1967

Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?

– Psalm 85:6

During 1967, American evangelist Jean Darnall, on her first trip to England had the last of three recurring visions. In these visions she was looking down upon the United Kingdom, having a birds-eye view of the British Isles.

A Vision of Christian Revival in Great Britain

The British Isles were covered in mist (a green haze), and Jean Darnell saw lots of pinpoints of light piercing through. As she looked, they turned out to be fires breaking out all over the nation, from Scotland in the North, to Lands End in the South.

As these God-lit fires were joined together they burned brighter. As she continued to pray, she saw lightning and explosions of fire and then rivers of fire flowing from North to South; from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales into England and some of the streams of fires crossed the channel into Europe, whilst others stopped.

These fires were pockets of people who had been made intensely hungry for the Word of God and for New Testament Christianity, those who read the book of Acts and wondered “Where is this Church?”

These people would come together to pray and extra meetings would have to be laid on to accommodate all the people. Groups would be formed, prayer groups, Bible study groups – some would meet in churches, others would be in homes: some converted, others unconverted who were searching and seeking.

Two Moves of God

Jean Darnall asked the Lord about the vision and had the distinct impression that there would be two moves of God.

1. Renewal in the Church

The first would be the renewal of Christian faith and the fullness of the Holy Spirit within the church.

2. National Awakening and World Vision

This renewal of life in the church would spread outside resulting in a public awakening. The second part of the vision was the lightning striking around the nation. This move of God would be a national spiritual awakening, which would move into every level of the nation’s life; on the campuses, universities, colleges, schools, etc., into the media and in the government.

There would be so many conversions that it would actually change the character of the nation of Britain and determine the future move of God in Europe. Jean continued that there would not be a part of the nation’s life that will not feel the impact of the spiritual awakening when God releases it to the country.

Great Preachers

The Lord told Jean Darnall that He would also raise up highly anointed preachers who would move in signs and wonders. These people would be a gift to Britain.

Revival Fires and Awakenings by Mathew Backholer
Communicators Reaching Britain and Europe

The word ‘communicators’ was strongly laid upon Jean’s heart and was a word that was not trendy in those days. Jean explained that as the rivers of fire moved, it would produce powerfully gifted communicators who would address the nation through the media, (through the arts, journalism, the radio and television). Actors, singers, teachers and powerful communicators (who have an anointing to work through the media) will be the new warriors that the Lord is raising up for His army to reach the heart of the people on the European Continent. People with a special anointing will be sent out from these islands to other nations.

These communicators will be excellent in all that they do and will go into Europe and meet those of like quality (in training and abilities) and together they will work to release God’s Word speedily into Europe. This will result in another wave of a spiritual awakening into Europe. Also, there would be communicators in government and within the educational system and wherever people are speaking up for others.

The vision of 1967 came at the time of the early Charismatic renewals within the UK. Jean Darnall in response to this recurring vision, stayed in Britain for over two decades along with her husband to help nurture the fires that God lit. Jean went to be with the Lord in 2019.

By Mathew Backholer. Find more about Mathew’s books here.