Let Us Continue To Cry To God To “Revive Us Again!”
By W. C. Moore
The Spirit of God makes intercession through us “with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Rom. 8:26). George D. Watson says: “All the great epochs of divine providence and manifestation in the world have been preceded by great prayer…
“All down the ages, whenever God has come forth from His hiding place to make bare His arm in judgment, or manifest His glory and reveal His Presence, the Holy Spirit has preceded such events by moving on God’s elect great burdens of prayer.”
God forbid that we be satisfied with anything short of His best! Ishmael was Abraham’s son – but certainly not God’s best thought for Abraham. Thank God for all that He is doing throughout the world today, but surely He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or thing (Eph. 3:20), and so we seek Him for the fullness of “the former rain, and the latter rain” (Joel 2:23) – poured out in these days – “a plentiful rain” whereby the Lord will confirm His inheritance when it is weary (Psalm 68:9).
Earmarks of a True Revival
The Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit. Down through the years there have been outstanding characteristics of true, God-sent revival: conviction on sin; holiness of life; humility; exaltation of the Lord; zeal for the salvation of the lost; power in prayer; a continuous spirit of Holy Ghost prayer; love – divine love, shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Ghost (Rom. 5:5), love that suffers long and is kind, that thinketh no evil, vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up—love that never faileth.
“Men Ought Always to Pray, and Not to Faint” (Luke 18:1)
Keep on praying, brother, sister! Obey that deep urge of the Holy Spirit in your heart—that longing for a mighty heart-searching, sin-convicting, Holy Ghost Revival! God is faithful. He has promised to answer the prayer of faith. “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matt. 9:29). “The Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35).
Oh, for the Spirit of the Lord to breathe upon us! Oh, for the time to come when “the lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted” (Isa. 2:11).
Let us wholeheartedly believe what God has said, and let us act accordingly:
“If My people which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14).