Sunday, May 24, 2020

Will He Be Invited In This Time?

 .... “May the church never have a tombstone, but rather always burn a neon sign that lights up the caverns of darkness, the foggy streets of eternity, the forests of fear, and the oceans of obscurity. Its light should shine brightly, declaring, “Jesus Christ is Lord...  

On Sunday morning, May 24th, I awoke with a deep stirring. I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Will they allow me in this time?” As I prayed it became even more clear that we are at a crossroads as a bride and church.  Will we return back to what had been and how we did church before or have we allowed this season to reset and change us? I feel so deeply in my spirit that there is so much more He is calling us to!

During this unprecedented season the church has had to shutter its buildings to protect from a virus, but our light burns even brighter. A decree by a government or public official has never been able to stop the Gospel. Now, as so many churches prepare to re-open, could it be we now know how Jesus felt in Revelation 3:20, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”  He too was locked out of His church. He knows what it means to be on the threshold waiting for the doorman. He has always simply desired to encounter His bride. Perhaps we have been given a gift to actually fellowship in the sufferings of Christ (Phil. 3:10). Maybe our posture changes when we return. No longer can it be just about the production of the services, the comfort of the saints, and the development of great systems. It must be about encountering “The One.” The James 4:8 “draw near to God and he will draw near to you” promise.  

Maybe, as we enter back in, we will invite Him to lead us into the buildings and church He establishes. We must then get out of the way and watch Him restore hearts, minds and bodies. His mandate has not changed, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28) Could it be that we have learned that the church isn’t a building, but it’s hearts and minds wholly committed to the King of Kings. 

We must evaluate! Have we personally changed? Will we go back to our microwave services where there is little time for people to meet with the one who died for them? Or will we sit, wait and tarry like the Upper Room? 

Will we allow for Holy Spirit to awaken lives or ask him to only visit twice a year on an encounter weekend or preplanned special meetings? 

Will we cry out for more of Him or once again simply enjoy our prepackaged worship sets, tightly planned chorus bridges and just the right song to move our weary souls? 

What if we asked Jesus what He desires? Maybe, we have it wrong. Our motives are right, but what if we said, “Oh God, we move out of the way for you to have your way.” Maybe it isn’t about just having amazing serve teams in place to meet the masses, but it’s about individuals being transformed by a deep encounter with a living God.

The cry from our savior is still the same, “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” (Rev. 22:17). 

Surely, this quiet season we now find ourselves exiting has caused us all to focus once again on the cross of sacrifice and not the mirror of self. Joel 2:13-14 (msg bible) says it best, “Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to God, your God. And here’s why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, This most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe. Who knows? Maybe he’ll do it now, maybe he’ll turn around and show pity. Maybe, when all’s said and done, there’ll be blessings full and robust for your God!” 

 In closing, I was reminded of an excerpt that we wrote in our book, Rebuilding the Altar, over two years ago. “May the church never have a tombstone, but rather always burn a neon sign that lights up the caverns of darkness, the foggy streets of eternity, the forests of fear, and the oceans of obscurity. Its light should shine brightly, declaring, “Jesus Christ is Lord, and He came to seek and to save that which was lost.” This is the hour in which men must once again crawl to the altar of repentance and burn with a fire that cannot be extinguished. May eternity say of us, “These were the ones who grabbed ahold of the altar and held on to that which released them from the weight of their sin and pain! These were the ones who with unabated breath labored in the fields that were white unto harvest.”[1]

The verdict is still out. Let’s let Him in! It might just change the next season of the church and world.

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[1] Pat and Karen Schatzline, Rebuilding the Altar, (Charisma House, 2017), 199-200.

Friday, April 3, 2020

A Letter - To the People of Christ,

To the People of Christ,

We cannot do life as usual. This is much more than an  illness, but rather an all-out attack against the gospel. I truly believe that this thing (virus) must be brought down from the air to the dirt by praying and warring against it. Now is the time to battle from our knees. 

Covid-19 is an airborne virus- Airborne diseases are illnesses spread by tiny pathogens in the air. These can be bacteria, fungi, or viruses, but they are all transmitted through airborne contact. Guess what? We have been given authority over the things of the air according to Ephesians 6:12-13. “Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. 13 Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.” (The Passion Translation)

This is the most unprecedented time in history. I personally believe this is Satan’s way of removing the authority of the USA in the eyes of the world and bringing about more chaos in the nations. While we are not a perfect nation; we are still the protectors against tyranny and the guardians of democracy. We are also the missions sending arm of heaven.  We must pray against the Jezebel spirit (Revelation 2:20) which is at work in destroying the lives of the Believers, Priests and Kings. 

I do believe that this has caused us all to realize that we must be SALT and LIGHT (Matt. 5:13-16). Our lifestyles have and must change. This has forced us all to realize that we must be frugal and more conscious of how we do life. What used to matter has taken a backseat to survival and purpose. We will come through this! 2 Cor. 4:17 promises, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” Together we shall overcome and walk in an authority from heaven like never before. 

I had this in my spirit when I awoke this morning: Isaiah 54:11-17 (MSG Bible),  “Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied: I’m about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise, Lay your foundations with sapphires, construct your towers with rubies, Your gates with jewels, and all your walls with precious stones. All your children will have God for their teacher— what a mentor for your children! You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness, far from any trouble—nothing to fear! far from terror—it won’t even come close! If anyone attacks you, don’t for a moment suppose that I sent them, And if any should attack, nothing will come of it. I create the blacksmith who fires up his forge and makes a weapon designed to kill. I also create the destroyer—but no weapon that can hurt you has ever been forged. Any accuser who takes you to court will be dismissed as a liar. This is what God’s servants can expect. I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best.” God’s Decree.”

On the other side of this great catastrophe let us be able to say that we had a personal awakening to the fact that with God all things are possible. 

Pat and Karen Schatzline

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Sunday, March 29, 2020


Today, as we prayed and talked, this is what God is speaking to mine and Karen’s heart … “RESET!

It is time to reset everything. 

We have been given a reprieve from the treadmill of life. Now we must decide to lean into the voice of God and develop a new normal! Now we must rethink everything. 

“And then, after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up.” 1 Peter 5:10 (TPT)

RESET- what you considered....

🔥Prayer Time - Get to know God in a deeper and more profound way! Go deep! Let this be your Psalm 42:6-7, “Deep crieth unto Deep” season. Pray the Lord’s Prayer! Commune with God and he will show up! James 4:6, “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you!” Praise him for already providing the antidote. 

🔥Family Time - Use this time to get to know each other again!  Listen more than you talk. Laugh more than you cry. Play together again. Most importantly, PRAY together again! Psalm 127:1, “Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.”

🔥The Valuable - Possessions and things of this world cannot compare to what God has in store for you. Store up treasure in heaven (Matthew 6:19-20). Sow into your church! Stay faithful! 

🔥Your Purpose - It isn’t about the stage or the crowd it is about being His hands and feet! Rethink how you have done life. Remember, if the stage can seduce you; then it can also reduce you. Be confident in the fact you are Christ’s Ambassador! (2 Cor. 5:20). Remember, Saul who became Paul disappeared for three years and came out as a new man ready to change the world. Isolation redefined purpose. 

🔥Your Success - Your value comes from your Heavenly Father and not people, options or the plaudits of man. Maybe this is the season to rewrite your resume! Could this be the nudge from heaven that causes you to shift your job and profession? Maybe, it is time to realize that it is God that gives you the ability to create wealth. (Deut. 8:18). He takes joy in your prosperity. (Ps. 35:27)

🔥Your Wealth - He has got you. There is no bankruptcy sign in heaven. He is the great employer. He still knows the recipe to Manna! 

🔥Our Fellowship - We have one heart and one body in Christ! (Romans 12:5). Let’s come together! Forget politics! Forget things that do not matter. Let’s spur each other on!
(Hebrews 10:24) in good works. 

🔥Our Vision - Now is the time look through the eyes of God and not our own. Pick up the spiritual telescope and see that God can has a plan for revival to hit the land! Habakkuk 2:2 your life. Write down your vision! 

🔥Your inheritance matters to God!

Let this be our promise: “[ God’s Faithfulness ] Yahweh says: “When the time of showing you favor has come, I will answer your heart’s cry. I will help you in the day of salvation, for I have fixed my eyes on you. I have made you a covenant people to restore the land and to resettle families on forgotten inheritances.” Isaiah 49:8, TPT 

Let’s RESET! Maybe after we reset we will see the breakthrough!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Believer's Guide to Surviving Covid-19

This morning when I awoke I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Are you through with being intimidated by the Coronavirus? Are you ready for peace to be back in your home?" I said, " Lord, I do believe I have allowed this to consume us. Our home is not walking by faith. How do I fix this?” Here is what He told me:

🗝1. Turn off TV! The 24 hour news cycle that reminds us every day the world is doomed. We must quit paying them to defeat our faith. The airwaves in your home will disrupt your spiritual AIR-WAY! Job 33:4, “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the almighty gives me life!” It is time to breathe again! God has got this! It’s time to wait on the goodness of the Lord! “Fear corrodes our confidence in God’s goodness.” Psalms 23:6 (TPT), “ So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!”

🗝2. Turn worship music on in your home and speak PEACE and SAFETY over your home. Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.“ Worship restores God’s heart to your dwelling. Psalms 31:19 (TPT), “Lord, how wonderful you are! You have stored up so many good things for us, like a treasure chest heaped up and spilling over with blessings— all for those who honor and worship you! Everybody knows what you can do for those who turn and hide themselves in you.”

🗝3. Declare & speak Psalm 91 over your family, friends, church, city and finances. Especially declare, Psalms 91:3-4, “He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusations and any deadly curse.  His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.” (TPT)

🗝4. Take back your God given authority! Pray the prayer Authority that Apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:18-23, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.“ (NIV)

🗝5. Go outside! Have fun as a family! Use this as a time of peace and solitude. Walk, run, dance, play and dream! Proverbs 17:22, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (NIV) Your family is watching you! Be the spiritual thermostat. Psalms 16:11, "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Soon this will pass. You, with a smile on your face, will be able to say, “I knew that God could handle this! He is faithful!” 

God bless!

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Friday, March 6, 2020

The Roar In The Wilderness

It is time to declare identity, His identity, over you and your family.  After the season of silence comes the roar! Families have lost their roar!  If you have been in a battle for your marriage or family it might be because there is an all-out war sent from the enemy to not only stop your voice, but to quiet your roar! In fact, there is a sound rising up – a sound that is about to break the silence.  It is the sound of families rising up, marriages coming together, generations worshiping and declaring freedom! We hear the sound of a roar! 

We want to share with you the day the silence was broken, and a voice awakened! The day a father’s silence ended, and prophesy was fulfilled. The prophecy of John the Baptist was that He would prepare the way for Jesus. In Isaiah 40:3 it says about John, “A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”  Before Jesus can arrive on the scene the ROAR has to happen. 

Before the fulfillment of prophesy, (John 1:23, So, John answered them, “I am fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy: ‘I am an urgent, thundering voice shouting in the desert—clear the way and prepare your hearts for the coming of the Lord Yahweh!” (TPT)), there had to be identity declared. John would become the ROAR! He was the one who prepared the way! But there is a part of the story that gets lost.  A part that is the key to how John the Baptist came into the world.You see, it didn’t start with a roar! It started with a silence, a mute! How many of you know that before your greatest miracle is usually your greatest test?

You need to be reminded today of the missing part of the story, the story of Zechariah & Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist.  Zachariah was a priest. He was married to a woman of God named Elizabeth. Their home was missing the sound of joy. They had not been able to have children. Now they were old. They had experienced years of heart ache! Waiting on a miracle!  One day Zachariah was at the temple standing next to the altar the angel Gabriel appeared to him. He freaked out!  Luke 1:11-13 says, “When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.” The angel tells him that his son will be full of the Holy Spirit. Guard him. Keep him clean. Then the angel in Luke 1:16-17 quotes the Prophet Malachi.  Malachi 4:5-6, “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”

Sometimes it is hard to keep believing for the promise. Can we tell you today, keep believing!  His promises are true, and the silence is about to be broken! Zachariah responds to the angel, Luke 1:18-20, Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.” Then the angel said, “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was he who sent me to bring you this good news! But now, since you didn’t believe what I said, you will be silent and unable to speak until the child is born. For my words will certainly be fulfilled at the proper time.” 

Now Dad went silent! Fear and lack of faith had caused him to go silent! There is a battle for the voice of dads and moms in this nation! If we fail to speak identity it will be spoken by another voice. The only difference between the believer’s voice of today and the voices of perversion, with a radical agenda, is that we went mute when they went louder. From sitcoms to songs, culture is declaring that parents are irrelevant. It is time to roar over your family once again and speak His identity over your family so that the generations will declare. 

Zachariah has gone silent. Can you imagine this home?  Elizabeth is pregnant, but they can’t talk about it!  They can’t dream together. Fear accepted will steal your roar!  Elizabeth is pregnant. The house is quiet. At the same time Mary (her cousin) is also pregnant with Jesus. Mary decides to go visit her cousin Elizabeth who is pregnant with John. Luke 1:41, shares the moment when promise meets prophesy fulfilled, “At the moment she heard Mary’s voice, the babywithin Elizabeth’s womb jumped and kicked. And suddenly, Elizabeth was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit!” (TPT)  When Jesus comes in the house your kids will get fired up! Dad was still quiet! Then finally, the child is born. On the 8th day they take to be circumcised. This is when the child is given a name, watch what happens.

Look at Luke 1:59-61, When the baby was eight days old, according to their custom, all the family and friends came together for the circumcision ceremony. Everyone was convinced that the parents would name the baby Zechariah, after his father.  But Elizabeth spoke up and said, “No, he has to be named John!  “What?” they exclaimed. “No one in your family line has that name!” (TPT) Be careful, just before the roar will come the negative voices. The doubters! How could he not be named after his dad? Would he not carry on the name? No, he would be called to proclaim the name of Jesus!

Mom and Dad, you have to fight for your children’s identity!  It was time for the silence to be broken, identity declared, and the roar released.  Luke 1:62-63 says, “So they gestured to the baby’s father to ask what to name the child.  After motioning for a writing tablet, in amazement of all, he wrote, “His name is John.  Dad and Mom step up! Join forces against the voices! Luke 1:64, Instantly Zechariah could speak again. And his first words were praises to the Lord.” You see, how you handle your greatest fear today will often determine how others experience God tomorrow! 

Fast forward … 30 years later… The voice of one crying in the wilderness. The Roar comes when identity is revealed!When Zachariah declared his name to be “John” and identity was given, it would eventually allow John to fulfill prophesy, “John 1:29-30, “The very next day John saw Jesus coming to him to be baptized, and John cried out, “Look! There he is—God’s Lamb! He will take away the sins of the world! I told you that a Mighty One would come who is far greater than I am, because he existed long before I was born!”

If you will roar, then so will your children! If we will declare identity over our kids, they will recognize the son of God when He walks up!  There is a roar in the wilderness season and God is breaking the silence – it is time to roar once again over your family!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Massacre of the Innocents

My heart is deeply stirred to write this article. Several years ago, I wrote a chapter, “The Massacre of the Innocents” in my book, I Am Remnant knowing that someday abortion would once again come before the courts. The world-wide women’s health clinics, Planned Parenthood took the lives of over 350,000 in the last year and yet, many are silent. Now as the Supreme Court once again takes a look at abortion[1] in our nation, could it be time to say “enough is enough”.

“The verdict is in.”  Those were the words I heard on the radio as I was driving down the road toward a secluded location to begin writing my book, “I am Remnant” in 2014. A jury in Philadelphia had just convicted Dr. Kermit Gosnell of murder of murdering three “born alive” victims of abortion. Tears began to flow down my face as I listened to the news reporter explain the heinous crimes of this abortion doctor. That was just five years ago, a jury convicted the doctor of murder, and now as many as seven (7) States want to make what a jury convicted Gosnell of perfectly legal.

I couldn’t help but weep then and weep now at the thought of an infant lying on a cold table in a dirty doctor’s office, gasping for breath, reaching for comfort, and clinging to life. Life matters to me!  Is this where our nation has come and more frightening, where are we going? Have we now reached such a desperate place that a small child can lie on a table only to have his or her spine snapped by scissors because he or she is deemed not human?

It has been forty-six years, one generation, according to the Bible, since the Roe v. Wade case decided it was the law of the land to abort a child in the womb. More than 60 million babies have been killed since that landmark court case was decided.[2] Now we live in a nation where life is not celebrated, and a child is not deemed a child unless the court system says so.

Charles Dickens wrote in his famous novel A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That statement could apply to today. I believe it is the best of times for Christians because God is pouring His Spirit out across the world. I also believe it is the worst of times because there is a major onslaught sent from hell to destroy this generation. We are living in a time when it is dangerous to be young. Could it be that while we are gathering together each week singing the newest worship song, listening to compelling relevant messages of hope and studying the latest book in our small groups that we have grown deaf to the cries of the innocent? Could it be time to let your voice be heard and say “enough is enough”? Jesus said in Matthew 11:16-17,  “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ The life of an unborn is not about donkeys (Democrats) and elephants (Republicans), but lambs! Jesus loves His children! Matthew 19:14 reminds us, “But Jesus intervened: ‘Let the children alone, don’t prevent them from coming to me. God’s kingdom is made up of people like these.’” And maybe that is why the enemy does his best to destroy this generation. If Jesus loves the children, then the devil hates them. He also knows that every time God wants to change a generation, somebody gives birth.
Look at the Biblical history on this. The two times when deliverers were born—Moses and Jesus—they were both targets of government at the time of their birth. For Moses, it was a decree by Pharaoh that all male babies be thrown into the Nile River (Exod. 1:22). The same thing happened when Jesus was a baby. When King Herod heard from the magi a new king had been born, he was so worried another king would take his throne that he ordered the massacre of all young boys under the age of two (Matt. 2:16). So many babies were killed that this is known as the true “massacre of the innocents.”

Could we be living once again in a time we could call a massacre of the innocents? I believe we are. The barbaric practice of abortion must stop! It is time for the remnant to rise up and stand for the innocent. The weeping prophet Jeremiah, who wrote the book of Lamentations, said it best: “Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street” (Lam. 2:19, NIV). Someone must arise and cry out! Will it be you? 


Pat Schatzline is an International Evangelist and Author of Why Is God So Mad At Me?, I am Remnant, Unqualified, Rebuilding the Altar and Restore the Roar.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Roar From Upstairs

The Roar from Upstairs 
The day God empowered the normal!

Acts 2:6 (TPT), “When the people of the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language.”

There was once an echo that cried out loudly from an upper room where His wind blew and a roar arose.  The sound of the echo that day was something new but being His echo was not. Ezekiel once echoed and raised an army from the dry bones and His spirit breathed life into them. Moses was His echo after coming down from the mountain. John the Baptist was His echo preparing the way.  Where is the echo today? The church is too quiet. WHERE HAS OUR ROAR GONE? The enemy is after your roar. (Proverbs 28:1, “The wicked flee when no one pursues them, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”)  We have the answer for the hurting, broken and weary! Maybe we have forgotten where our roar started. What began on the cross culminated in an Upper Room. There was a roar that rose from an upper room! A roar that forever changed history and birthed the New Testament Church. A roar that came from an unknown deep cries out to deep place. A roar that could not be silenced! 

Acts 2:6 (TPT), “When the people of the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language.”

But first let’s back up and remember before the roar was heard. Go with me to the darkest moment in history. Jesus was the lamb led to the slaughter. Hanging high in the air. Mounted as Satan’s trophy. The disciples were weeping in agony. Mary watched as her son died for sons and daughters. Heaven remained quiet…. At 3pm he cried out. John 19:30 (TPT), “When he had sipped the sour wine, he said, “It is finished, my bride!”Then he bowed his head and surrendered his spirit to God.”

                                                                     (Watch Evg. Pat preach this message - -click the video)
Let me ask you today,  Is there a cry within your spirit for more? You see, the roar will always start with a groan. Psalm 34:17 (TPT),“Yet when holy lovers of God cry out to him with all their hearts, the Lord will hear them and come to rescue them from all their troubles.” I realize that many reading today are increasingly agitated. You feel a yearning for moreYou are unhappy with your present lot in life. You know that you were created for more, but the more seems so far away.  You feel the groan.  Maybe its one of frustration or agitation or one of desperation. But in the distance, maybe even faintly within your spirit, you hear a knock at the door.  He is always knocking. Revelation 3:20 says, “Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.” (MEV). God will and can suddenly arouse you from your normal. Are you listening? Is there a cry in your spirit for more?

The sound of devastation leads to desperation.  Mark 15:37 (TPT),Just then Jesus passionately cried out with a loud voice and breathed his last.” Devastation is an alarm clock!  Let me share personally with you about a recent “alarm clock” moment in our lives. It began with a doctor’s report, a diagnosis of cancer in the blood, the word, leukemia.  That devastation moment aroused within a desperation that brought us to our altar. Every morning and every evening! “… Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” (Psalms 5:3).  The sound of devastation leads to desperation.  Look at the disciples. The disciples were now alone…. Jesus had died, arose and 40 days later ascended.  Now they needed a God interruption! Just before He ascended He had given them a promise. Luke 24:49 (TPT), “And I will send the fulfillment of the Father’s promise (Holy Spirit) to you. So stay here in the city until the mighty power of heaven falls upon you and wraps around you.” God the Father had created His masterpiece called humanity so that he could have fellowship. Jesus the Son of God came to seek and to save that which was lost!  The Holy Spirit came to guide you into righteousness, friendship and purpose with God. 

Who is the Holy Spirit, the 3rd person of the Holy Trinity? His name is Holy Spirit! He is my counselor! Often times he is now forced to fly under the radar, live in the gymnasiums of youth services, the Bible studies of homes and encounter weekends twice a year. But He has always been here. From the beginning God’s Spirit was here! Genesis 1:1-2 (MSG), “First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.” Noah would send forth a dove, in Genesis 8:12, “He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.” Isaiah prophesied about the Upper room.  Isaiah 28:11-12 (NIV) “Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said,  “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”— but they would not listen.” John the Baptist had made the introduction of who would bring him. Luke 3:16, “John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Jesus had promised him.  John 14:16-18 (MEV), “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, that He may be with you forever: the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, for it does not see Him, neither does it know Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you fatherless. I will come to you.”

Now the disciples were stuck in a room waiting on the promise. Desperation leads to the Restoration of the Roar!  Stuck between Amen and there it is! The Lamb of God had surrendered his spirit and breath in order to save lost humanity. They needed HIS SPIRIT. Now they were in the waiting room! SUDDENLIES ARE PRECEEDED BY OBEDIENCE! Acts 2:1-4, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues as of fire, being distributed and resting on each of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.” It is in the waiting room that prayers lives awaken! The slumber of the bride has caused a release of the unprecedented plunder of God’s storehouse and harvest by the enemy. He is now unabated by a church that once stood its ground but has now gone underground for fear of being exposed by our lack of purpose.

It is time to RESTORE YOUR ROAR! History is never made by those who choose to sit out the fight but by those were willing to relinquish their fear and stand their ground against evil. It is time to allow desperation to once again lead to the restoration of the your roar and the roar He is longing to hear. Amos 3:8 says, “The lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” Let me share with you three (3) keys to finding your roar!

3 KEYS to finding your Roar!

1.    It was the right time!
Fifty-three (53) days after devastation, as promised, the Holy Spirit came and the New Testament 
church was birthed.  120 GATHERED! 120 WAITED! 120 CRIED OUT! I love numbers, and if 
you look at 120, you see: 100 (election process) + 20 (expectancy) = elected group with expectancy! 
God in his brilliance birthed the New Testament church on the Day that the Harvest feast was 
beginning! Pentecost- Feast of ‘Pentekostos’ meaning “fiftieth.” 50 days after Passover.  In the Old 
Testament it was also known as the Harvest festival (Leviticus 23:9-16) also called the Feast of 
Weeks Shavuot”which Jews celebrate as God’s revealing of the law at Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:22).
The 7thSunday after Easter. God chooses timing! Kairos (appointed time) Could this be the 
appointed time!They were desperate! They waited ten days! The number 10 meaning completeness 
in divine order- the beginning of one period and the ending of another

2.     It was the right attitude!
They were in one mind and one accord! They checked their religion at the door! Their door knob 
was expectation! God always chooses places to pour out His Spirit that have decided “we must have 
a move of God”. Too often we have rejected a move of the Holy Spirit as yesterday’s move of God 
when in fact God desires to move past your daily facade into a face-to-face encounter. 
Eph. 5:18 -  says be filled with the Holy Spirit
1 Cor. 12:13 -  For by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body
1 Cor. 14:1 -  eagerly desire the gifts of the Spirit
1 Cor. 12:4-7 -  many gifts but one Spirit 
1 Cor 12:7-11 - “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is 
given for the common good. … All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he 
distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
1 Cor. 14:22 - Tongues are a sign to the unbeliever
1 Cor. 14:40 - all of the gifts are done in order

3.    It was the right place!
The Upper Room!  Place - Greek- “Epi”- the center of earthquake!
God will show up in the house that has decided He is welcome. 

The Roar has sound waves! When the church awakens to the Holy Spirit who has been longing to come inside of their sanctuaries and homes, they will soon discover that the world will come running to the sound of freedom coming from their dwellings. Acts 2:6 (TPT), “When the people of the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language.” Your awakening will cause others to hear a sound and come running to find freedom.  Right now God is looking for bold and courageous leaders who have a holy fear of the Lord to arise and stand firm. These are those who are not worried about losing their reputations or their standing but understand that they gain strength and purpose in God.

You were rescued, revived, and restored for some-thing greater than yourself. With great freedom and blessing comes great responsibility. God not only wants you to walk free of fear, but He also wants to see you rescue and revive both those around you and the next generation of freedom fighters. Your courage is so important in raising up a new generation equipped to keep the fire of God burning in the world.  It is time to roar over the land God has given us!


*This powerful message by Evg. Pat Schatzline was shared on June 9, 2019, on Pentecost Sunday at Faith Assembly in Orlando, FL

**Quotes in this blog are taken from "Restore the Roar", the new book by Authors Pat & Karen Schatzline. You can buy the #1 new release best seller in Christian Faith book, "Restore the Roar" by going to


Watch and hear Evg. Pat Schatzline preach this powerful message from Pentecost Sunday at Faith Assembly in Orlando, “The Roar from Upstairs” by clicking the video link below.