David Pawson shared the Commando prophecy during his tour of New Zealand in
1982. The reason that he was excited about this word was that it was a confirmation of one
of two messages that God had given to him to bring to New Zealand. One of the burdens that
God gave to David Pawson and which he shared in Wellington was as follows.
God wants to bring revival to New Zealand for the first time.
God will bring revival through economic ruin.
He then asked, "Who is willing to pray for economic ruin to make revival
possible". This is a tough question and it was not well received, so he asked God for
confirmation. He received confirmation when a pastor in Dunedin gave him a copy of the
vision of the Commando Army.
Many christians are looking for revival today, but they do not understand that God has
not changed his plan. He still intends to bring revival through economic ruin. However,
there is still one problem.
If the New Zealand economy were to collapse now, too many Christians would be ruined.
Therefore God cannot bring revival because his church is not ready. This means that the
call to form commando units is more urgent than ever, if we want to prepare for revival.