If my people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7 vs 14 (NIV)
What will it take to turn the heart of this nation back to God? The answer is revival! But what is revival? Dr Armin Gesswein says “ The revival we need is simply a return to normal New Testament Christianity: where the church is full of prayer, full of power, full of people, full of praise, full of divine happenings all the time. We want something normal, not just “special.” God’s normal is greater than all of our specials put together! Revival is not a process we can use to manipulate God. You can’t plan revival you must seek it.”
God gives us the pattern in 2 Chronicles 7 v 14. Here’s how it works.
The people pray.
The people repent.
God revives the people.
The people begin to minister and pour out their lives into others.
God equips and empowers them, making up the difference.
Any time God is going to do something wonderful, He begins with a DIFFICULTY. When He is going to do something VERY wonderful, He begins with an IMPOSSIBILITY. If you look around today I think you will agree that this nation is in an impossible situation.
Only God can save our nation, our churches and our families. AND HE WILL IF WE PRAY!
COME ON CHILD OF GOD, IT’S TIME TO START!
Contributed by Graham and Jill Bull