Revival is a great need in our churches today. Without revival, we will miss out on the great blessing that God offers. Without it, we may spend our lives toiling for the wrong things, and we may shortchange the future generations.
Revival, in the historical sense, is an in-breaking of the kingdom of God that reorders the world (or a part of the world) for a specific period of time. That is why Jesus asked us to pray after this manner,
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
Revival is the “cure to the disorders of the human mind.” In a revival, many are humbled. many are saved, and history is never the same.
I am not referring to summer night tent revivals, but to a culture of continuous prayer for revival over a period of time that is built into the fabric of the local church.
"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." Acts 2:42-47
Martyn Lloyd-Jones says in his book, Revival, “If I may put it bluntly and clearly, what we need is not a show not another eloquent preaching, but a move of God that will shock people.” Is that what your heart longs for? So, does mine. So how can we start a revival in our churches?
Read Acts 4:32-33, Acts 5:12-16
Father in the name of Jesus, I pray for the fire of revival in my life in the name of Jesus.
Revive me again Lord and cause me to rejoice in your salvation in the name of Jesus.