THAT THE FIRES OF REVIVAL WOULD BURN…
AND MEN’S HEARTS WOULD TURN TO GOD IN FULL SURRENDER!
There is a desperate cry in the nations for the Good News of the Gospel—for the power and nature of God to be made known and manifest—His goodness, His power and His glory. The Gospel is the hope of salvation through Jesus Christ, and His finished work at the Cross and Resurrection. And with this glorious Salvation package, Jesus Christ also paid for our healing and deliverance, joy and peace, and an everlasting relationship with a wonderful living, loving and personal God and Father, by His Holy Spirit.
It is my prayer that your hunger for God will be stirred through the pages of this book. Revivals come and revivals go, but true revival never ends because we carry it in our heart. Revival is a choice and it begins with us. We choose to stir ourselves to love and pursue Him.
One thing I have learned over the years is that we need to cultivate and pursue a relationship with God through fellowship with Holy Spirit, who is ever-present with us. He will lead us always in Truth—in the revelation of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. He will empower us to live the Christian life. Yet, He also desires to do a work within us that results in an outward flow of His power to touch a lost and dying world.
As we abide in Him, His Word, and and are led by the Holy Spirit, what we do will flow out of our communion with Him. Eternal results are initiated and carried out by knowing Him and His will—picking up our cross and following Him. The eternal value of our works are determined by our love and heart motives. When we stand before Him one day, we will give an account of our lives. We may heal the sick, perform miracles, signs, and wonders, even raise the dead, but at the end of the day, He will want to see His Son fashioned and formed on the inside of us—His image, nature and character.
The Lord is looking for those who are broken and contrite of heart—living sacrifices that will say, ‘Not my will, but Your will be done, O God.’ He's not looking for superstars that shine brightly for a moment, then quickly burnout. But rather, those like John the Baptist, who point to the Lamb of God, and declare, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30) He is looking to find faithfulness and endurance until He comes.
Let us be like Paul who did not consider fame, fortune, nor earthly knowledge to be worth more than pursuing the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus. “For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:7-14