TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. When we first met, I remember the fire you had. Over time, it seems to have fizzled down to a spark. Revive that fire and tell everyone you meet what I have done for you.
Here’a little secret nobody tells you when you sign up to follow Jesus: there are two paths and you get to choose which one you’re on. You’re either going to be somebody that partners with the Lord or somebody that resists Him.
“Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” – Romans 6:16
When the Spirit of God begins to move on your life and take you into new places, you won’t have it all figured out. You will need to be practical, faithful, and committed. You also need to be willing to cry out to God. By fasting, praying, going on a missions trip, and allowing God to break your heart for what breaks His, revival will begin within you.
The word ‘revival’ is an interesting word. It’s a noun that means “an improvement in the condition or strength of something” and “an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again.” That’s cool, but in the kingdom, we can’t settle for improvement when we can have transformation.
Revival can sometimes mean a “comeback.” When churches have an event labeled as a revival, that’s legitimate. There’s nothing wrong with having a time of dedicated consecration where we cry out for revival.
The Hebrew word for revive is “chayah” which means “to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, nourish and preserve life, live prosperously, live forever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life and health.”
You and I need a personal revival. We go to church, feed the hungry, and some of us even have the t-shirts and bumper-stickers showing we belong to Christ. But when was the last time you testified about the love of Jesus? If you can’t remember, my friend, it’s been too long. Revival begins with us. Chayah!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – REVIVAL