The Face of Revival

The prophet Isaiah cried out to God, “Oh, that You would rend the heavens and that You would come down and that the mountains would shake at Your presence” (Isa 64:1).

 This has been the passionate plea of a holy remnant of believers thoughout the generations who have been desperate for Heaven-sent revival. They have cried out for the restoration of the Presence of God in their lives and in the Church.

  •  I believe this was the cry of Martin Luther, leader of the Great Reformation of 1517.
  •  John Calvin of the 1530’s; leader of the protestant movement across Europe.
  •  John Wesley, the head of the Methodist revival of the 1770’s.
  • It had to have been the cry of Charles Finney as he surveyed the divisions and fighting among the churches in New York City.
  • The young Evan Roberts in 1905 as Wales hungered for a mighty visitation of God that would free a nation from the slavery of sin.

 ”Oh, that you would rend the Heavens and come down” has always been the cry of the true believing heart.

 From Eden to Egypt or Asuza Street to this morning in prayer… God’s people have been in need of His attentive ear. Like the disciples in the boat beaten by the waves, we find ourselves in a similar place asking similar questions…

 ”do you not see that we are parishing here?”

 Jesus; the Word made flesh is God’s answer to our deepest need. He came to this planet with the intent to sleep in the back of the boat until courageous people like you and I admit our need and ask for help. Revival is found in a person and all we have to do is awaken our hunger for His Kingdom.

 The Apostle Paul said “For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor 4:6).

 Isaiah was looking for the mountains to shake at His Presence and every time we look into His face it shakes the mountains of our lives. It releases all the power we need for the revival of our heart and the transformation of our world.

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