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Prayer for revival is not enough

by Theodore Wright.

The most common Bible verse quoted about Holy Spirit revival for nations is found in the book of 2nd Chronicles.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
– 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

However, simply seeking the Lord in prayer is not enough for believers in the Lord to live the life God desires, we must turn away from sin as well. We also need to learn from the word of God. The word of God must be shared for true national revival.

And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people. And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
– 2 Chronicles 17:9-10 (KJV)

How else do you expect the nation to turn to God except by God’s Spirit though His word? Therefore, do not be quiet, share the gospel. Pass out tracts, give out New Testaments and Bibles.  Get the word out about the saving grace through faith in Jesus!

Seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit is what God commands but that is not to be a means to its own ends. We are filled with God’s Spirit for a purpose. We must share the good news of salvation. The Lord sends us out to do miracles in His name and to do good works without neglecting the sharing of the gospel.  Trusting faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved.
Are you praying for revival for the nation or are you still praying for your own revival?  Repent already, be revived, and go, be, do!

Do you pray simply for your church to be revived?  Do you want the Holy Spirit to move in your church so you or your own local group can be looked upon as the beacon for God in the community so others by be made jealous of you?  Whose glory do you seek?  Oh yes, God knows how very proud you would all be of yourselves for something He would be doing.  God does not seek to give you the glory.  Holy Spirit revival is not about your local church or favorite denomination.  Look beyond the four walls of your church’s building, go out, and behold the fields ripe unto harvest for the Lord.  Yes, for the Lord!  Do not let church recruitment be the emphasis.  Lead souls to Jesus.

Finally, stop letting the devil get in the way with distractions.  Do your duty as believers in Jesus and go out and win souls in His name.


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