WHEN WILL REVIVAL HAPPEN?

It's obvious to believers that things are out of control in the United States of America. However, this is not an article about how terrible things have become. I am declaring it's time for all who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord to rise up and take our place as those who are in charge.

I don't think a change in political leaders is the way for change to happen. I'm not against having believers in political office. I'm all for moral and ethical leaders.

Revival will begin when we realize we are carrying the answer to cultural change.

Let me use the example of the parting of the Red Sea for the children of Israel. Exodus 14 has the entire story.

Things looked bad for the freed slaves. The army of Pharaoh was pursuing them in order to annihilate all of them and the army was close. The children of Israel were not trained soldiers and they were blocked from escape by a large body of water.

People were afraid and they begin to blame their leaders for their problems. They said it would be better if things could return to the "old times". Back when they were slaves.

Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Verses 13 and 14

Moses expected God to come to their rescue but God had a different plan.

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. Versus 15 and 16

God told Moses to take charge and continue on with the original plan.

In Exodus 3:10 God told Moses "So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." His plan included co-laboring and co-ruling in order to complete the work that was started.

It's the same today. The cry for revival was answered 2000 years ago on the cross. That part is finished!

When we ask "When will revival happen?", God is asking the same question.

"Why are you crying out to me? Take the authority My Son has given you and bring revival to the nations."

His authority is based on love. Learn to love God with all your heart, mind and strength and you will love your neighbor as you are loved.

Let us be the revival we have been asking for. It will happen. After all, God wants it more than we do.