Do you long for God to move in your life, in your church and in our nation? I believe that God is still in the business of hearing and answering prayer for revival. Some may scoff at the notion of revival, yet time and time again throughout history God has a revived His people as the cried out to Him in contrition. God is looking for believers to be desperate for His reviving presence. As you pray for revival here are some helpful points to personally consider.
- You must put away any unconfessed sin. Isaiah 57:15 “For thus saith the high and lofty One
That inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, With him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” The heart of our Lord is to revive. We must do our part and He will do His.
- You must put away any doubtful habit. There is plenty that dazzles and distracts. Some we see as outright sin and we avoid it. However, some habits are like weights that hold us back from all that God desires to do in and through our lives. What is your weight? Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” No earthly habit is worth the substitution of God’s reviving presence.
- You must obey the Holy Spirit promptly. John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:” The role of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to guide into the truths that we are to be living. We cannot please God if we choose not to listen and respond.
- You must confess Christ publicly. Psalm 51:13 “Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.” The revived believer will have no problem speaking out for Christ. It will be the desire of his heart.
Revival is still possible and God’s Word gives us guidance in how to experience it. May God cause my generation to have a passion to see God move. Remember, with God all things are possible.
In this post I expanded on Robert Evans’ Four Points concerning revival.