Pray In Faith For Revival
By W. C. Moore
Joshua and Caleb had faith in God – and they entered the Promised Land. It was Jesus Himself who said, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matt. 9:29). The promises of God concerning Canaan Land, flowing with milk and honey, were to all Israel, but because of unbelief the great mass of the people entered not in.
Joshua and Caleb were so engrossed with God, they believed Him so fully and followed Him so closely, that when the time came for entering the Promised Land they were ready to go in. They counted God well able to give them that which He had promised. Their minds and hearts were stayed on God and not on conditions or circumstances or people. They believed God. They wholly followed Him.
The one hundred and twenty before Pentecost counted God faithful and they tarried until they were endued with power from on high. Today there are people who are believing God to send a mighty revival. The Lord is just the same today as He was in 33 AD; as He was when prayers were answered down through the years.
Accounts of the great revival in Wales in the early 1900s fired people around the world with new faith, and many prayed earnestly for months until God answered in a miraculous way for them also. Frank Bartleman, who helped pray down revival in Los Angeles, wrote: “A great burden and cry came in my heart for a mighty revival. I had received a little book, The Revival in Wales, and the Spirit, through the little book, set me on fire. The spirit of revival consumed me….” He goes on to tell of prayer meetings, hungering after more of God, stirring the people to pray and to believe for mighty things from the Lord.
The Spirit of God is stirring many of us today to pray for revival. Let us follow the leadings of the Spirit and pray in faith for God to come forth. Let us “exhort one another daily” to work for, pray for, believe for a mighty work of God in these last days.
May God grant that every hindrance, every difficulty, every delay will only make us more determined than ever to believe God for a Holy Ghost revival.
Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our faith. Let us remember this. Others have prayed through in past days. Why have we not? God is faithful. His promises are sure. Let us only believe. Conditions are hard today, but the promise of the Word of God stands sure, “…as thy days, so shall thy strength be” (Deut. 33:25).
What is really needed is a Gideon’s band to break through, a “120” to believe God, “three mighty men” (2 Sam. 23:16) to go through the hosts (not today of Philistines, but hosts) of darkness (Eph. 6:12), and get this water of life, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, that our Shepherd King may “pour it out.” David slew Goliath, then the Israelites rushed to the spoils.
Pioneers are needed who love God and will believe His promises as did Joshua and Caleb. Let us not argue over fine points of doctrine, but let us all unite to “pray for rain” (Zech. 10:1). Let us love one another and pray for God to have His way and send a mighty Holy Ghost revival that will make us “one” (John 17:20-23).