(Please, If you do nothing else, check out the video at the end of this blog, thank you and God Bless!)
David is plainly and openly asking God in this psalm, for a "revival," in the land, by virtue of His mercy. He is saying, "O Lord, allow your people to rejoice once more in their salvation!
But, where does revival start, how is it established once more in the heart of everyone who has accepted and absolutely loves the Lord Jesus Christ??
- For the non-christian, you can't even be rejuvenated or renewed because you must first be fashioned and, made alive in Christ Jesus!
God's Word States: But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ... (by grace we are saved)And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus... Ephesians 2:4-6
- If you are a believer and follower of Christ Jesus then clearly revival begins with "YOU"! As believers, we are to continually growing in Christ Jesus and His ways.
God's Word Says: Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
- Believers it's time to we get inspired and excited, just like David was and we take upward steps in our stride, walk purposefully towards a quickening and a restoration by the Holy Spirit of God! David had a true hunger and thirst to know God, His concepts and His principles.
God's Word Says: I long for Your precepts; Renew me through Your righteousness. Psalm 119:40 (AMP) And, I will walk at liberty, For I seek and deeply long for Your precepts. Psalm 119:45 (AMP)
- This calls for a pure and genuine repentance! David without question, certainly knew he must repent of his adultery with Bathsheba and his responsibility for the outright murder of Uriah that is why he prayed for God to create a new and a clean heart in him, that his spirit would rightly be renewed within him. Only God can cleanse and renew the spirit within us, exactly as he did for David. God's Word Says: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
So, my friends are YOU ready for revival in your life? Do you need a cleansing, a renewing of your heart and spirit?? Do you have a real hunger and thirst to know God, His precious Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit more than you ever have before??
If so, "Revival Starts With YOU"! Only then will it be possible for revival to spread to those around you, not only in the church, but to those lost in our neighborhoods and communities!
Just remember, there is no revival without repentance, or forgiveness of sins. And, the greatest joy is knowing that we are temporarily here on earth, our greatest hope and our greatest longing should be eternal life with Jesus Christ! That's what revival is for... getting ready to step into heaven when Jesus calls us home!
Dear Lord Jesus, I pray you have mercy on us, your children, our nation and this old world. Please Lord Jesus, "Revive Us Once More"!! Amen
Below: A very Revealing and a Truly Rare Video of the Underground Churches in China, whose hunger and thirst for Jesus Christ is a beautiful portrait of what I am longing for in our nation! You ask "Why"?
- Because, I love the Lord Jesus Christ and have given my life to Him. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
- I honestly believe persecution is coming to Christians and we need to be well rooted and grounded in Christ to withstand the oppression! The Bible says this most clearly: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:18