This is a great word from Nathan Shaw of New Zealand regarding Pentecost, Reformation and what we can expect in our day. He makes an interesting note regarding Reformation as it not being an “event” per se but more like a “pathway.”
Those who are waiting for an event and not seeing the pathway will miss what God is doing. Events change history, yes, but pathways take you somewhere. There’s always the excitement of taking the next step. Those who spend all their time waiting for an event can so easily end up in cold frustration when the next “Pentecost” or “Reformation” is slow to arrive. Pentecost was an outpouring of the Spirit—an event that was part of a process. It shook cities and nations. Some are waiting for another Pentecost and missing the pathway. The Reformation was a restoration of some foundational, Biblical truths that began to transform and change society. Many are still fighting over the truths rather than walking in them.