O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years!
— Habakkuk 3:2
There is a great need for a heaven-sent revival by the Holy Spirit of God to sweep across the land. The first thing we can do is pray, and I am glad there are people taking that seriously.
Too often, we forget that America became a nation soon after a spiritual revival, the First Great Awakening. Then in the early 1800s, America experienced a Second Great Awakening, which helped bring about a moral revolution—particularly in addressing the evil of slavery. Now, we are in need of a Third Great Awakening. Will you join me in praying for that to happen? I believe it is America’s only real hope.
People are under the misconception that government will solve all their problems. But I believe that if true change is going to take place, it will start with the people through a genuine revival that eventually moves to the halls of government; not from the government down, but from the people up. God once declared, “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 will heal their land!” (2 Chronicles 7:14). May it be in our day!
Question to ponder:
What are the components of a true revival and how does it happen?