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Seek His Face – Revival

I recently have come across the writings of Del Fehsenfeld Jr. in a book called Ablaze With His Glory.  Del died at a young age and in the moments before his death he broke into long periods of what some thought was sleep but actually prayer.  His dying prayer was:

Lord, please bring back Your glory to Your church.  Send the fire.  Turn the hearts of Your people. May they know that You alone are GOD.

What is your dying prayer?

This quote and this man correlates with another man who has been emblazoned with the fire of GOD.  He still lives and, by GOD’s grace, is still traveling to preach about GOD’s glory and to pray for His glory to fill the earth.  In his book on Revival, Richard Owen Roberts says this:

Despite the tremendous amount of activity found in religious circles today, there is a very real sense in which the Church itself is like a sleeping giant…When revival comes, the giant will not only stir and awaken, but also move with dynamic power and glorious impact.  Can you imagine the entire Body of Christ moving throughout the earth with unified purpose and Holy Spirit power?…Unleash all this transforming power against the forces of sin and evil in your community.  That is what revival is. (page 20)

In another place Richard Owen Roberts defines revival this way:

Revival is an extraordinary work of the Holy Spirit producing extraordinary results.” While that phrase conveys the fundamental concept of revival, over the intervening years I have come to the conviction that one single word describes revival better than any other — that word is “GOD.”

There is a very precious sense in which revival is literally “GOD in the midst of His people.

Are you walking in personal revival?  And are you willing to pay the price at any cost for it?

The cry that rang through out Wales was “Bend the Church, and save the World?”

Would you be willing to give yourself to a season of prayer and pray the same?  Evan Roberts, the man GOD used mightily in Wales had a four-point plan to revival:

1. Confess all known sin.

2. Put away all doubtful things and forgive everyone.

3. Obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

4. Publicly confess Christ as your Savior.

We will work hard because we pray hard!


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