I come to you today, with absolutely nothing new. In fact, we, as a society, do not need anything new. We have everything! I mean, think about it, we have it all...if any society, any people, or any nation in history ever had "It All" it is us! Most of the people we know have all kinds of "stuff." Electronic stuff, housing stuff, car stuff, clothes stuff, food stuff...man we have got the "stuff!" We do not need anything new! However, we certainly do need something old...we need an "Old Fashioned Revival" at the House of God...with an old time calling upon our hearts from on High...and some old time surrender of our hearts here below.
We need and old fashioned revival that will bring some old fashioned tears, and some old fashioned broken hearts. Hearts that are broken because of personal conviction. Some old fashioned weeping because of concern for lost souls, concern for wayward family, concern for sinful friends.
We need an old fashioned revival that will draw men and women to thier knees in old fashioned prayer. One that breaks arrogant, prideful, malicious hearts and causes Christian people to cry out to Almighty God for relief, for forgiveness, for assistance, for deliverence.
We need and old fashioned revival that begins as a spark in an open heart, that becomes a flame in that life, and then spreads like a wildfire through the pews, across the altar, throughout the Church, and into the community...We need what Ezra said Jerusalem needed in Ezra 9: 8 "And now for a little space of grace hath been showed by the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in His holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage."
We need that "...little space of grace..." so that we can receive a "...little reviving..." and experience an old fashioned revival that will stirr our hearts anew for the cause of Christ.
Will you join me in prayer for such a "space of grace?"
Hope to see you soon,
Phil. 3: 10
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