We serve the God of times and seasons, who operates with a schedule for everything on the earth Eccl. 3:1,11. From scriptures, the midst of the year is ordained a revival season in God’s agenda Hab. 3:1-2. A revival is season of signs, wonders and diverse miracles for all that are part of the revival Hab. 3:2,4-6,17-19. Therefore, the understanding of a revival is essential for us to make the most of all that the season has to offer.
What is a Revival?
The Holy Spirit operating and in manifestation unusually in the midst of men is what we call a revival. Every such manifestation of the Holy Spirit always result in the supernatural change of story of the people Isa. 32:15.
The unusual manifestation of God’s presence in the midst of men is what we call a move of God, and this is a revival. When such happens, one vital characteristic is the attitude of prayer, and this will result in sinners getting saved in their droves and the church experiencing rapid growth.
How to Know A Revival.
Remember, one can be in a revival and not experience the revival Jer. 8:20. What are the marks of a revival, which each one must look out for in one’s life?
When praying kingdom advancement prayer is no more a burden, but a delight and the way of life then there is a revival in one’s life.
When one is consumed with the passion to see souls saved, going all the way to reach out to the lost, and doing it with delight, then there is revival in one’s life.
When the interest to pray for personal needs is replaced the burning desire to pray for the needs of others to be, and this has become the way of life, then there is revival in one’s life.
What is a Revival for Us?
In a revival, all the works of the devil that have defied every solution are destroyed by the Spirit of God, thereby establishing the rescue and liberty of the believer.
In a revival, the life of every engaging believer is transformed supernaturally, which results in the turn of people of no status into greatness.
In a revival, the engaging believer carries the unusual manifestation of God’s presence, which results in signs, wonders, diverse miracles accompanying his life and they become the normal experience.
Every revival is ordained to advance the church of Christ, as the unsaved are drafted into the church, get saved and established in the faith.
In conclusion, our understanding of the season is crucial for us to make the most of the awesome time God has privilege us to step into. We must be spiritually awake and accept full responsibility to make the season deliver all that is reserved for us. You shall not miss the profits of this season!
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.”
Father, in the name of Jesus, empower me by your Spirit to take full responsibility for the demands of the season, thereby make me fully enjoy the benefits of the season Eph. 3:16.