We serve the God of times and seasons, who created life on earth in times and seasons Eccl. 3:1; Gen. 1:14-16. Three vital scriptural significances of understanding the times and seasons:
Scriptures makes us to understand that the midst of the year is ordained a revival season in God’s agenda Hab. 3:2. And a revival is a platform for signs, wonders and diverse miracles amongst others. Therefore, a sound understanding of a revival is vital to experience the signs and wonders ordained for this season Psa. 49:20; 119:144; Pro. 21:26; Matt. 13:23.
What is a Revival?
God has His appointed time of visitation to His people and men Gen. 21:1. The visitation of God among men is what we call a revival; hence a revival is the celebration of God’s visitation among His people. Anytime and anywhere God visits, things don’t remain as they were Psa. 65:9-10; Job 10:12.
There are times and seasons God appoints to stir His people up to spiritual fervency, such is what we call revival 1Kgs. 18:21,38-39. Whenever God’s people embrace spirituality, the giant in them emerges suddenly Pro. 14:34; 1Tim. 4:18.
How to Know a Revival.
One can be in a season, but the most important thing is experiencing the season. What are the hallmarks of a revival, by which one can know it is happening in one’s life? A revival is said to occur when:
If there is no change in what occupies the heart and how our heart is eager for the things of God, we are yet to experience a revival.
In a revival, men lose their taste for sin.
What is a Revival for Us?
Remember, a revival is the move of God in the midst of His people. When God moves, barriers give way Psa. 68:1-2; 114:1-8. This is what results in the supernatural lifting of God’s people during a revival.
In a revival men return to God, and every time men return to God they are restored in life Lk. 15:17-24.
In a revival men disconnect from sin, and sin is the arch enemy that blocks answer to the prayers of believers.
We have said that what we call a revival is God’s visitation or move among His people. God does not visit for fun or to entertain, but to work. This is why when a revival breaks out, signs and wonders become the order of the day.
In conclusion, we are in a very significant season. We must stay spiritually awake to make the most of this prophetic season Eph. 5:14.This season shall deliver the fullness of the blessings to us.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for saving me.”