In America today, we need not wait for a sovereign
act of GOD to bring revival. We do not have to wait
for a general outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the
church and on the nation. our task is to surrender
fully to the Lordship of Christ and yield to the
control of the Holy Spirit, fast and pray, and be
obedient to GOD'S word. Meeting those conditions,
we can expect the Spirit of GOD to transform our lives.
GOD'S word promises that if we humble ourselves,
reverence and worship GOD, He will bless us.
But for the slothful person, there is no blessing
only discipline, or worse. The Holy Spirit of
GOD is sovereign. He works when and where HE
chooses. But we should always pray for His
sovereign work in the affairs of men and nations.
But personal revival begins with an inner call
to the heart by the Holy Spirit. The conscience
finds itself stirred by that call. The will then
makes the decision to obey or ignore it.
Today, our decision is crucial as individuals,
as a church and as a nation. GOD is asking us
to seek HIS presence, HIS purpose, and HIS power
with all of our being. The revival He promises
begins when we humble ourselves, repent, fast,
pray and seek HIS face and turn from our evil
ways. GOD has promised to respond with revival
fire for any person who will hear, trust, love,
and obey HIM.
Martin G. Smith