Revival is one of the most exciting times in a Christian’s life, because it is a time when saints pray the glory of God down upon themselves.
Revival: the combination of the Latin word “vive“, meaning alive or living, and the prefix “re“, meaning do again as in repeat and recur.
Revival literally means to come alive again. The implication follows that something must have been dead in us before that needed reviving. Over the years we have fallen away. A fire has been quenched that only the power of God through the Holy Spirit can reignite.
Look around at the world today. If revival is awakening the dead to new life in Christ, we need revival more than the air we breath. Nations are dying in the slums of immorality and apathy. When 300,000 babies can be murdered in their beds, sleeping in the safety of their mother’s wombs, when people spend their entire lives trying to kill others, when an entire entity seeks to undermine and obliterate the morality of a people group through song and visual: we need revival.
We are dying, and I mean that as literally as I can. We are but a vapor on this earth. “Make every moment count” sounds so difficult to do, and it should; it is impossible without revival.
May this be our song, may this be our prayer:
O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
A pastor friend of mine said just last night that revival starts when you draw a circle around yourself, and pray to God to change everything within that circle. Are you prepared to pay the price for revival?
Revival starts in the church! Not in the world. We don’t need to wait for sinners to walk the aisle for revival to begin, we need saints to start hitting their knees and praying revival takes place in their lives.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist