Do you want there to be revival in our lands? If so are you willing to handling what you are asking for from the LORD? DO you know and understand the implications of a revival? We are always painted a picture that a revival is a great pouring out of the spirit of God so as to bring sinners to repentance. Revival is shown as this great awakening of not just God’s people but of the sinner to turn to the LORD. I asked those earlier questions so you would think about what you yourself may believe on this matter and to think about what you are truly asking God to do to the land.

Revival is exactly what the word sounds like and means, to revive, to bring something back from the brink of death or that has grown weak. When any of us pray for revival we need to understand what we are asking. A revival is not for the sinner that knows not the LORD, but for the believers that have lost faith, backslid, who has grown weak from the constant fight that the face in this world. Things have gotten so bad that it is hard for His people to remain steadfast and faithful.

Revival is a direct request to God to step in and to intercede for His people. The consequences of that intercession are not a pretty picture. It is called upon because the situation of the land has become unbearable. The suffering of His people has gone on too long. This is why we call for a revival, not to draw unbelievers to the LORD, but to wake up those believers. If the believers were doing what they are supposed to be doing than there would not be a need for a revival. It is the slacking of God’s people that forces us to call for a revival, a divine intervention on behalf of His people.

I say that it is not a pretty picture because of what it takes for the revival to be successful a total destruction of the corrupt and ungodly systems most take place or even captivity. The problem with people is how quickly they will return to their corrupt ways. Judges 2:19 “And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.” Nehemiah 9:26-28 “Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.[27] Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.[28] But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;”

It also takes us returning back to the LORD and following His commandments as He had wanted us to. Jeremiah 4:1 “If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.” A revival will restore and strengthen His people, but also shift the wheat from the chaff as well. Revival is needed at times, just like a major surgery. No one wants to go through with it, but if you don’t than the result is terminal.

Does our land in which we live need a revival? In my opinion it is needed in a bad way. Not only is the government become so corrupted that to truly be faithful to the LORD is almost putting your life on the line, but the churches themselves have become fat and lazy from feeding their flocks a bunch of milk. They have fattened up the children of God on so much milk that they have never grown up to be adults and true followers of God. 1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 3:2 “I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.” A time will eventually come when there is a revival in this land and I just pray that those that live here and are trying to remain faithful followers to the LORD will take the opportunity to strengthen their faith and relationship with our God so they can weather the coming storm and in the end partake of the Lord’s supper with Jesus anew.