Many times as Christians we cry out for a move of God in our lives, churches and nations. We have heard of many pass explosive move of God when people gather and fortify themselves in submission to God’s word. There are always few people that will keep their garment free from sin but the majority have need for revival.
Today revival is a word that begin to mention more in the pulpit as the failure of system of functions have failed. The teaching of steps to success, financial blessings and many more developed modern doctrine did not stop the devil from harassing our lives. Now revival is what we need but how do we get revival? Before we get revival we need to know what are the hindrances to revival. The Bible told us in Jeremiah 6: 16 “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” The old path is the good way, the right way and the highway of holiness. Modernizing what God set up as standard for us to follow is adding and taking away from God’s word. Revelation 22: 18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” The word of God is the standard for all the successes we seek after and obedience is the key to unlock the many benefits it gives
HINDRANCES TO REVIVAL: When pride is set in the heart of the leaders and adopted by the congregation the presence of God will depart. People do live what they learn, so if pride is displayed by leaders who even preach and teach against it, it will certainly take revelation to reveal the subtle act of pride. When a church becomes society church and only society’s elites are known there and hold positions there and others are seen as regular people God’s presences will depart. When grace is abused in the church and sins are not confronted then then God will remove His presence. Romans 6: 1 “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound, God forbid” The more the church allow the world to dictate the affairs and not being led by God the farther they will be from God’s presence. Teachings that does not lead people to conviction, fear of the Lord and repentance will cause the vessels to stay unclean
HOW TO GET REVIVAL: We first have to recognize the state we are in personally, as a church and a nation. Repent of all known and unknown sins. Seek a holy unity or do not walk with the proud and scornful. Love the Lord God by keeping His words, love our enemies. Rid ourselves from the many distractions. Develop a desperate hunger for the word of God and prayer. Seek the Lord without ceasing. Give thanks to Jesus Christ for the little signs manifesting until the greater things come to pass
May we all go from the thought of revival and become the agent of change in society because we have experienced revival. I am desirous of some of the greatest signs and wonders to take place in my life. What about you? Are you ready for revival? Will you rise from obscurity and be a light in this dark world?