written by Ryan Walters
Food for thought on ‘spiritual revival‘ :
1) I’m all for it. But not revival in the sense of bringing religion back into popularity, but the awakening of hearts, souls & minds to their divine purpose on earth. Not revival for revival’ sake, but revival for the sake of Jesus bringing souls back to life; out of darkness and into His marvelous Light.
2) Let us not use speech pertaining to revival in a way that conveys its “all the sudden happening”. God has been faithfully restoring His relationship with creation since the time of Abraham. When a Christian says, “We’re on the brink of revival”, what I hear is someone saying, “Look what we as the Church have initiated!” No, no, no. My friend, you’ve only just wiped away the scales from your eyes to finally catch a glimpse of the mighty work being done since the beginning. And hallelujah to that!
3) To be clear, revival to me is letting our light shine before others, that they may see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven. It’s when our city councils witness churches providing more for the destitute than their welfare systems are. It is when the unity among brothers and sisters in Christ causes a non-Christian to crave such harmonious love and community, thus pointing them to God the Father.
Revival for each one of us happened the moment we said goodbye to life as we knew it, and said hello to Jesus Christ; the Reviver of dead and lonely hearts.
The moment in time we realized revival hasn’t come, it has been & will continue being.
Jesus is yesterday, today & forever. Guess what that makes revival?
The very same thing.