Can I speak about an important aspect of our lives as believers for just a while? At a point in time in our walk with Christ we need a revival. A revival of the body, soul and spirit is very relevant to us as believers. Great miracles and breakthroughs are known to happen when we are revived.
What then is a REVIVAL? A revival is the restoration of the church itself to a vital and fervent relationship with God after a period of moral decline. A revival can also be seen as a re-awakening of the Body of Christ after a period of dormancy. With this definition it is clear that emphasis is being placed on revival as a general term and not a revival meeting. Our revival as believers can be compared to the new state/form palm oil takes after it has been heated. In our walk with Christ, we are bound to have periods where we need a revival to stay the course. The power of the Holy Ghost serves as the catalyst to our revival. In order to experience a revival as believer, it is fundamental to turn back or return to God. The Psalmist said in Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit in me” As men, we have no power of our own to cleanse our hearts. God alone holds that power and He alone can renew our minds. In these times where the gospel being preached is being diluted, we need to strike acquaintance with GOD and the first step is by revival. As believers, we are already “vived” and only need to be “revived” to remain close to GOD. Revival indeed brings GOD and man closer, and man experiences a new dimension of the Lord’s power.
A personal favourite verse concerning revival is Psalm 85:6, “Will you not REVIVE us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Craving for revival prepares you for an experience and rejoicing in the Lord. May the good Lord continue to strengthen and revive us in our walk with him and I pray that any dormant ministry be revived by the power of the Most High GOD……..Amen!!!!!!
(For further insight read: Habakkuk 3:2, Psalm 19:7, 2 Timothy 2:24-26, Acts 3:19-20 and Psalm 23:3)