In the world but not of it

November 9, 2010

One with God is the majority…

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“Remember, O LORD, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” 2 Kings 20:3

Over a 100 year period, Hezekiah was the only faithful king who served on the throne. It is true that he made some mistakes (2 Chronicles 32:24-31) but consider that a nation that was founded on God’s principles and commands had gone through a 100 year period of kings and only one was that faithful to the Lord.

We don’t consider that standing alone can make a difference but the great works that God has done have always started through that one person who chose to stand alone, to be counted as the minority.

But in fact, one with God is the majority. The Lord is looking all the time for that one.

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him”. 2 Chronicles 16:9

There is a desperate need for people to experience revival today. But revival does not come simply through attending prayer meetings, preaching on the subject or even praying alone about it. Prayer is critical but is often a substitute for the lack of obedience that is required in our lives to even experience that first ounce of revival.

“Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late – and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.” A.W. Tozer

This quote exposes the issue. The lack of holiness and obedience in our lives to even the simplest of commands ultimately prevents us from experiencing and knowing the revival that will infect others and spark the flame.

Lord, as we pray for revival help us to relate it back to the holiness and obedience in our lives. Father, make us aware of the thoughts, attitudes and practices that may be the very things preventing us from experiencing the revival you want to bring.

“A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.” Charles Finney

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