We are in the Midst of the Year, which the scriptures identify as a revival season Hab. 3:1-2. In essence, we have stepped into a season of revival. A revival is a season of lots of responsibilities for the believer, and a good understanding of these responsibilities is required to maximize the season Pro. 4:7-9.
What is a Revival?
In essence, a revival is when the Holy Spirit is at work among men like it has never being experienced before Acts 2:1-4; 4:30-33. Every time God’s Spirit is moves among men, the works of the wicked are destroyed, resulting in the change of story of men Isa. 59:19; Acts 10:38.
We understand from scriptures that when the Spirit of God moves among men, which is what we refer to as revival, men’s heart are convicted Acts 2:2-4,37. This makes men to desire relationship with God, resulting in multitudes trooping into the church Acts 2:2-4,6,41; 13:44; Zch. 2:4-8; Mic. 4:1-3.
What are the things that Identifies a Revival?
This is important so that we can assess if the revival is happening in our life as a person.
A true revival is validated when men begin to openly confess their sin, forsake it, and desire to live the life that pleases God Acts 2:37-39; Jon. 3:5-8. Naturally, men will cover their sin with excuses and explanations to justify it, but not in a revival, they renounce sin for godliness Pro. 20:6; Gen. 3:11-13.
A true revival is validated when the mind no longer take pleasure in the things of the world, but now in the things of God Psa. 102:13-15; Acts 2:47. A basic mission of the Holy Spirit is to effect a change of the mind of man and by this a change in his experience Isa. 11:2-3; Pro. 23:7.
When a believer is not experiencing any of these things that show a revival, it means the revival is yet to happen in his life as a person.
What is in a Revival for Us?
In essence, what are the blessings of experiencing a revival as a person?
Everlasting mountains refer to challenges that have defied all solutions. In a revival, the move of the Spirit of God will always clear off such challenges Hab. 3:2-6; Psa. 114:1-8.
In a revival, the believer pursues God and the kingdom with renewed fervency. This triggers the release of divine favor in strange dimension of his life Psa. 102:13-15; Acts 2:2-4,44-47.
Every time the Holy Spirit is at work, supernatural things become the normal experience Zph. 3:17-20; Acts 8:4-8; 19:8-12. This is why in a revival, signs and wonders becomes the experience of God’s people.
In conclusion, great days are here upon us, but we don’t watch nor wait, we take responsibility for it. Every revival is triggered and sustained by prayer; hence only believers who will engage the prayer altar will maximize a revival 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