Revival happens when we humble ourselves before God.
If we want to see revival in America, we need to recognize our sinfulness in comparison to God’s holiness. We need to see our most righteous acts through the same lens God does – as polluted, filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) Rather than seeing salvation as our “right” and privilege, we need to understand it’s God’s mercy, love, and forgiveness that offers salvation to us as a gift. Then we can come humbly before God and seek salvation.
Revival happens when the people of God pray.
We need to pray with adoration and praise to God, thanking Him for his provision, protection, grace, and mercy. We should pray for the lost people we know, the sick, bereaved, and for the various trials and crises we experience in life. But the prayers that bring revival begin with prayers of repentance and prayers that petition God to send a revival.
Revival happens when we seek God.
We all seek God when we need Him to do something for us – send extra money, heal a loved one, protect our children, help us get that promotion, etc. But 2 Chronicles 7:14 says we need to seek His face – not His handouts. We treat God like a genie in a bottle with no true desire to see God show up because if God showed up, we’d come face to face with our sin and would have to change our ways. But if we truly had a desire to seek God with all our heart, we would see a change in our nation.
Revival happens when we turn away from wickedness.
The hearts of our churches, leadership, family, and individuals need to be stirred up, set on fire with the Holy Spirit. Our souls need to hunger and thirst for righteousness. We need for the Holy Spirit to ignite and revive our passion for seeking the face of God. Oh, that our hearts would yearn for Him. Our nation needs a revival. It’s time the Church to petition God to come down – we need to seek His face.
We can hold revival services, but if God does not comes down, we’re just attending another preaching service. Nothing is revived. But when God comes down, His presence among us will produce a revival and we will see the evidence of Him being among us because when God comes down, things will happen. When God comes down, people will turn from their wicked ways.
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