In the last days God will pour out His Spirit. The Apostle Peter quoted Prophet Joel in Acts Chapter 2. What took place on the day of Pentecost two thousand years ago was and continued to be today, the fulfillment of Scripture.
The reality is that the Glory of God has always manifested when people seek HIM. The formula has not change:
“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)
It is our job as Christians to pray. We must be humble and not arrogant. It is indeed our arrogance that gets on the way of prayer, as we convinced ourselves we could do whatever we want to do without God.
We must worship God; that is seeking His face. Is that not what God is looking for, worshipers that will worship Him in Spirit and in truth?
We must embrace a lifestyle of holiness; yeah I know, I know…we are not perfect, nobody is, but that is not an excuse for us to embrace a lifestyle of sin. We are called to be holy in the Old and New Testament. (Leviticus 20 & First Peter) Look it up!
Every time men follow this formula, they experience, at the least, a personal revival. It is the same truth yesterday, today and forever. Professor John D. Hannah stated and, I believe in this statement, “Prayer does not bring revival, prayer is revival.”
Oh yes! We can make God’s people do a lot of things; evangelize, prophesy, sing, they follow crazy folks that say they are Jesus and some have gone as far as drinking a deadly Kool Aid, but the devil will give God’s people all kinds of reasons not to pray. We talk, we gossip, we are good in stating what the problem is and even in giving solutions, but when it comes down to prayer, we are nowhere to be found!
Beloved, stop asking God for something new; doesn’t the Bible tell us that there is nothing new under the sun? He can do something new if He wants to, but I guaranty you, whatever He does is going to be in accordance with His Word. Jeremiah 6:16 tells us,
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. (NKJV)
Before you ask for something new and get all excited about something you have never seen before, how about if we go back to those all paths? But we continue to let our rebellious spirit take over and we tell God, “…We will not walk therein”.
Oh God, teach us your ancient paths, that is where the good way is, there we will find rest for our souls. Father, Habakkuk, your servant, did not asked for anything new, he prayed,
“O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2 (NKJV)
That is my prayer today, revive Your work in the midst of the years and show us the ancient ways! In Jesus name…Amen