Armies of a Revival
I read somewhere that a revival starts in the grass roots of the people. But for a revival to sustain it must reach the high up decision makers. A revival can just happen amongst “the people” but a true revival to sustain and be able to turn a nation must hit the top. You see the decision makers influence the people below. You can look at decisions like Roe Vs Wade or even how the Separation of Church and State has been twisted into what it is today.
So, is there a revival happening? Well if you are paying attention I truly believe the revival has been in motion for a while now. Let’s look at my little town for a brief moment with a nonprofit that started a year ago. Our last “blitz” we had 17 different churches involved, and no not 17 different Baptist churches. I am talking Baptist, catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, nondenominational. Yes, this is the grass roots so let’s move to the top with our Mayor giving a prayer service, to him repenting and wanting to help the movement of God in our town.
Okay okay so that is my town I know but what about our nation? Churches are having revival in small towns across this country because I hear of it daily. And when was the last time you heard of a weekly bible study in our nation’s capital. Our President is quoting scripture, yes he swears with the same mouth I know, but I am sure you have a time our two as well. Let’s not hold our President to a higher standard than we hold ourselves because we will all answer to the same God so we are all on the same playing field. Plus, didn’t Paul himself say to the church in Philippians 1:18 “What then? Not with standing every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached, and I therein do rejoice, yah, and will rejoice.”
What are we called to do? What are we that call ourselves Christians called to do? We are to put on the full armor of God and preach the Gospel. I told a group of new believers that we need not whisper, we are not to read our bibles in our closet, but that we are to go boldly into the world and boldly scream the name of JESUS CHRIST! We are in the best country in the world where we have the freedom to preach what we want. If we want a true revival then God’s Armies need to stand up. What did Isaiah say in 49:2 “and he has made MY MOUTH like a sharp sword: In the shadow of HIS hand he has hidden me, and made ME a polished shaft, in his quiver he has hidden me.” Do we believe that we will sit as arrows in his quiver the whole time? I mean what are we doing? Why do we study the word of God? So, we can speak it to the bathroom wall? Arrows are meant to be shot and used, but a dull arrow is worthless. A true revival starts in ourselves with repentance then the Gospel.
Without repentance there is no revival, and without pointing out the sin in our lives how can we have true repentance. When we accepted Christ into our lives as Lord and Savior it was not a get out of hell free card. His blood on the Cross is our protection as we pick our cross up and walk among the wolves. You see Luke 14:25 Christ says “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. There is a cost when we ask Christ to be our Savior and LORD. He wants all of us the good and the bad. We must give him everything.
A true revival starts in the grass roots of our own hearts..
Are you ready for a revival?
If you need Christ in your life, and are ready to give it all to him let me know I can help.