Calling & Vision
God has promised the restoration of all things.......
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins maybe blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began." (Acts 3:19-21)
We understand this scripture means that all scriptural truth (Colossians 1:9) and Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28) will be known and working in the church before Jesus returns bodily to Earth. This restoration will result in worldwide revival bringing in the harvest of the former and latter rains (James 5:7) and prepare for the coming of Jesus to reign as King of Kings throughout the Millennial government being established now in the church upon Earth (Isaiah 9:6-7).
RFI was birthed by God in 1995 as a result of the calling and preparation of Dr. John Polis, beginning with a vision given during a season of fasting and prayer in January 1983. During this time of fasting and prayer, John was shown a "sheet of rain" falling with large drops interspersed in the downpour. The Holy Spirit said, "the larger drops are the five-fold ministry gifts, and this will be a latter rain movement." With this vision in mind, John set out to see it fulfilled from 1983-1994 while serving in a mainline Pentecostal denomination. During this time, God was preparing him for an apostolic leadership role in the Body Christ; after a long season (14 years) in the desert of preparation, and with the help of devoted friends called to help, God released John to form the "new wineskin" called Revival Fellowship International which continues to grow nationally and internationally through divine connections and appointments.
Among the apostolic responsibilities given to RFI is that of ensuring that believers are schooled in all truth being restored to the church (1 Thessalonians 3:9-10). As we look at church history from 1500 until now, we see a progressive revelation of Biblical truth falling into four categories we know as Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic and Kingdom Theology.
"There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God (church)" - Psalm 46:4
This is what the Apostle Paul ment when he told the Thessalonians "I long to see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith" ( I Thessalonians 3:10 ). Simply put, this means to complete their understanding of God's Word.
RFI is called to preach and teach ( Colossians 1:25-28 ) RESTORATION THEOLOGY to the Body of Christ, presenting "every man complete in Christ". This is being done through, campmeetings, conferences, publications, media, newsletters and Bible Colleges at home and abroad.
A second apostolic responsibility of RFI is in the raising up of a new generation of leaders as "spiritual sons and daughters" who will lead Restoration Revival as it continues until Jesus returns to Earth . RFI offers credentialing process that brings people into Covenant Relationships necessary for impartation to take place. The Elijah anointing has been imparted to RFI and is the generational inheritance given to those in covenant connection with the movement This end time anointing imparts Prophetic Intercession; Passion for God; Power Gifts; Paternal Anointing and Prosperity. All of these characteristics are identifiable in the life of Elijah (I Kings 17-19). Those apostolic leaders with an Elijah anointing are the true spiritual fathers in today's church.