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It’s Time For Revival

2 Chronicles 7:14

“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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

In today’s political world (and the world in general), there is a need for spiritual revival.  We see this in both the current leadership, as well as those who have been chosen to be our next leaders.  By any standards, they do not fear God and/or humble themselves to Him.  What does that mean for us?  As God’s people, we have a recipe that creates revival, and it calls for a full cup of humility, 3 cups of praying, 1 cup of reading the Bible, and several cups of repentance.  Mix this all together and we will have a cake for our Revival.  God has given us a desire to heal the land, a design to do it, instructions to follow, and His response from said actions.

God is looking for a response from His people because He has a desire to heal the land and bring a revival, but it has to be by His people.  The Bible clearly says, “If My people…then…”  God longs to send a revival, because “He is not willing that any perish” (2 Peter 3:9).  This says that it is by His design.  Revival is conditional upon God’s own people doing something.  The real story behind any great revival in our history begins with the people seeking the face of God through repenting, praying, and humbling themselves before Him.  Many are pointing to the decay of our culture as being the result of the decline of our moral fabric and the influence of secular, and the often, downright godless factors all around us.  However, God reveals that the real issue is not with “them” but with “us.”  Or, as Jesus once said, we should not try to get a small splinter out of someone else’s eye until we first remove the large beam from our own eye (Matthew 7:3-5).  God’s plan begins with His own people.

My challenge to you is first to seek God in prayer, read the Bible, and have an attitude of repentance.  When doing these three things, pray that God will begin a great revival in our nation.  It all starts with us becoming humble and seeking the face of God.

A Servant of Christ,

Nathan VanderBoegh

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