1Samuel 16:1 -13.
As the saying goes, ‘’preparation precedes performance’’. God is surely preparing these last day saints for His move and end time revival. God’s desire to have men perfectly realign to His image is a continuous exercise as far as He is concerned. The move of God and the end time revival for this last day is very dear to His heart. God is searching for men and women to whom He can entrust this great mission. The bible says, ‘’For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him’’. 2Ch 16:9.
Are you prepared to be one of the people God is seeking for?
What is revival?
Revival is the consciousness of God in man. It is a sensitivity of the presence or the power of God in man, creating an unusual burden to be holy and bring others to the state of holiness. It often begins with one man whom God desires to use as an agent of revival. But it does not stop with him, rather, it then becomes a burning desire for him to see other going through the same experience.
The agents for revival
In every generation, God’s preferred vessel to bring His deliverance (revival) to mankind has always been human vessel. The entire bible is the compilation of records of people whom God has used in their generations to bring revival upon His people. Saints like Abraham, David, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the Apostles of Jesus Christ, etc, are human instruments or vessels that God used as His agents for revival. Jesus Christ Himself is not left out of the list. He came to earth to reunite the humanity to divinity. All these people were fully prepared for the task for which they were used. This is the reason God is calling you and me today.
But ye [are]a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: – 1Pe 2:9
Tools God uses to bring forth revival
The people that God uses to bring revival to their generations are usually equipped and prepared before they can be used. They are not released until they have been thoroughly furnished. God will have to set you aside before He can use you.
And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth [unto him] whom he would: and they came unto him. (14) And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, (15) And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: – Mar 3:13-15
You can come to God the way you are but He would have to shape you the way He wants. So to equip and prepare His chosen, He makes use of the following:
The word of God
The very point of call to relate with man, as far as God is concerned, is through the revelation of His word. The real revival starts from the word of God. It is the revelation of the word of God that gives birth to the real revival. God will not do anything except He first of all reveals it in His word and sometimes through His servants. Every man that God ever use to bring revival to his generation is without a revelation of God’s word. Men like Moses, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, John and the Apostles of Jesus Christ only succeeded because the word of God was revealed to them.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is another important agent that God uses to bring revival upon His people. For anyone to experience true revival, you must have an encounter with the Holy Spirit of God. The bible says, ‘’It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life’’. – Joh 6:63 . The Holy Spirit is so vital that the early apostles could not have been able to accomplish much except through His help. At this end time, God has promised to release His Holy Spirit upon all flesh. This will only be for those who are ready or prepare to receive Him.
Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Lastly, prayer is also one of the tools that God uses to bring revival. Like someone said,’’ the revival we enjoy today is as a result of the prayers some men prayed yesterday’’. Imagine Daniel keeping quiet when he was supposed to be praying for the salvation of the Jews, or Esther and other Jews refusing to pray when Haman was treating, perhaps, the situations would just persist. – Act 1:14, Act 2:1-4, Act 4:31-32.
PASTOR RAPHAEL ATODE
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