Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? (Psalm 85:6)
We need fresh and constant revival in the church. Revival is such a popular word today in the church world. Many people are talking about revival, many want revival, many are even praying for it on a regular basis. Many books are written on the subject and many preach about revival. But very few experience true revival and live in a state of revival. The greatest need in the body of Christ today is continual revival. Revival is not for the world, but it is first for the church.
What is revival? There are many misconceptions about revival. Revival is not just seeing great miracles, signs and wonders. Revival is not just everybody in the church falling on the floor, running and jumping around. Revival is not many sinners in the world getting saved. Revival is not just laughter and joy, weeping and dancing, shaking and falling. These are all external manifestations of something that is deeper and usually are seen as a part of revivals in the church. We can’t be seeking a touch all the time and seeking after manifestations. Having these manifestations in our lives and in the church does not make everybody holy. We must not seek manifestations, but seek the One who gives the manifestations.
Revival is not just a touch from God, but revival is a true change that takes place in the heart of each and every believer. True revival always begins with a deep conviction of sin and a true repentance in the heart of an individual believer. Every believer has to experience an individual revival in his or her heart. Your heart has to be completely surrendered to the Lord and He must be allowed to be the Master of each area of your life. When revival comes, it touches every area of your life. It touches your heart, your mind, your emotions, your finances, your family, your job, your business, your marriage, etc. God becomes the center of your life. Everything you do, you do for Him. True revival begins in your heart as you completely fall in love with Jesus. He becomes all that you desire and all that you live for. Your whole purpose in your life is to please Him and live in the sweet presence of Jesus. You allow the Holy Spirit to have complete reign in your life.
There must be a loud call for God to revive His work in our midst today. We must surrender every area of our lives to Him and let Him change us. It is time for the people of God to get serious about their walk with God. We are the final generation that will usher in the greatest harvest of souls the world has ever seen. Jesus is coming back soon. He is calling us to a deeper relationship with Him. He wants to build His character in us and use us to show forth His glory to a lost and a dying world.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. (Acts 3:19)
It is time for every Christian to experience a true change and a refreshing revival in his or her life. Let the glory of God fill you and change you today!