History has been forged by movements—seasons of surges that produced unstoppable and undeniable change.
The movement that began at Pentecost forever changed the world...
Here is the heart of the question: Do you believe in SPIRITUAL AWAKENING? That a sovereign God can move upon the dead with no help whatsoever from the dead and make them live?
If God finds you unbelieving, then your usefulness to Him and His purposes has just been capped. For everything on our side of spiritual equations operates by faith. "He could not do many miracles there because of their unbelief," the Bible sadly records regarding Nazareth (Matthew 13:58).
Nehemiah knew that only God could stem the tide and reverse the decay. Only God could mercifully forgive and return His glory to the land. Only God. Only God.
As you survey the land today, what do you suppose this is a time to do?
The Bible is not just written for our inspiration and comfort. It is here to model to us what we are to do and be. To instruct us in effective living and ministry.
The prophet, Daniel, found himself in a culture and season that parallels ours in many respects. The words in Daniel, Chapter 9, give us powerful instruction on exactly what we should be doing right now.
It is one of the ways of God. Periodically in history He opens the windows of heaven and comes down with His manifest presence. We call these moments “revival” as it affects the church and “spiritual awakening” as it impacts people without Christ.
Spiritual results happen at an accelerated pace with stunning results. These outpourings bring a course correction to nations and most importantly, they glorify God. Nationwide movements usually happen at the worst times in a culture, when they realize the church realizes their only hope is God and lift a united cry of desperation.
AND WHAT IF ... we would repent of not loving God with a whole heart and of not loving others with a whole heart? And what if God would respond by sending a mighty nationwide (or worldwide) spiritual revival to the church and massive spiritual awakening to those far from God?
And, what if this return to Him and others started with ME?