Revival is All
We are living in a very exciting time for the Church and the
world. We are living in the last days, the days Haggai the
prophet wrote about:
thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while,
and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and
the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of
all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory,
saith the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is
mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house
shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts:
and in this place will I give peace. (Hag.
God is shaking the heavens and the earth with His mighty
Spirit. Revival is truly in the land. When this scripture says
that after the shaking, "the desire of all nations shall
come," it is referring to Jesus coming again.
I believe God wants to accomplish many
things in the earth through His people before He sends Jesus
to catch the Church away. I feel the Lord has already started
to bring a mighty revival to the earth that is changing the
hearts of many people around the world.
One of the first things
God wants to accomplish through revival is giving each person
a changed and repentant heart. Ezekiel 36:26-27 says,
new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put
my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes,
and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
a person has been touched by the power of God, his heart is
changed. There is something about having an encounter with the
Lord God Almighty that brings an everlasting change. God said
that He would take out the old stony heart and put in a new
one. That's powerful! The Lord has the ability to recreate a
person on the inside and make him new again.
A song we sing in church says, "I have
something on the inside working on the outside. Oh, what a
change in my life."
God is in the
business of making things new. Second Corinthians 5:17 tells
us, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Revival is needed today in the Body of
Christ and revival can be expected when Christians are tired
of sin and non-social positive reform.
develop a spirit of prayer and repentance, and a hunger for the manifest
presence of God. Revival removes the chains of tradition and dead
religion, which have kept God's people in bondage way to long.
God is re-firing His Church, and it is wonderful!
Experiencing Revival For Yourself
People often ask me, "How can I experience
revival in my own life?" That is a good question, isn't it?
The answer is "Get spiritually hungry, begin to pray and
repent, because spiritual
hunger, prayer, and repentance triggers revival."
illustration I can give of spiritual hunger is a man who has
been stranded in the desert for three days. With great
difficulty, he finally makes his way back to civilization. At
the edge of town, someone comes up to him and says, "I would
like to give you a brand new car, a big house on the hill, and
a half a million dollars."
But the man
who has survived the desert cries, "Give me water! Please,
just give me water!" The man doesn't care about cars, houses,
or money. He wants nothing but water. He has been in the
desert for three days—his lips are parched and bleeding, his
tongue is swollen. He knows he has to have water or he will
That is how we are to be with God.
So thirsty for Him, because we know that if we can't get a
touch from Him, we will die.
Lives Set on
Not only does revival bring a
changed and repentant heart, but revival also sets people on
fire for more of God. Hebrews 1:7 says, "And of the angels he
saith, who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a
flame of fire." This is not just referring to pastors,
teachers, and evangelists. We are all ministers of
reconciliation and the Lord wants all of us to be on fire for
John Wesley was a mighty man of God
who began the Methodist movement in the late nineteenth
century. A circuit rider, Wesley traveled on horseback from
church to church, making his rounds each week. A young
minister once asked him, "How is it that you have such large
crowds in your meetings?"
"Get on fire for God—and people will come watch you burn."
People are drawn to those who have
passion and purpose. When you are on fire for God, the desire
to win the lost is ever burning within you. The compassion of
God for other people is great. The world is searching for the
truth, and you have the answer.
be saying to yourself, "I want to be on fire for God." Friend,
you can! Just position yourself where the glory of God is
being poured out. God will put His treasure in you. You will
be filled full and overflow to others.
Copyright © 2003 Jack Myers
All rights reserved