Do You Long for Revival?

Is your soul searching for peace? For a renewal? A deeper walk with the Lord?  Have you gradually lost the fervor of following Christ and given way to complacency and life as usual? Ezra pointed the way to revival.

“This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given…” Ezra 7:6a.

And as we saw in previous posts of Ezra, he set his heart to this law, to know it, to do it, and to teach it. This law is where we find Christ in the book of Ezra and there we find revival.IMG_0620

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Matthew 5:17,18.

Walk with me in my next post as we look at how to bring revival to a thirsty soul, as we look at Christ in the book of Ezra.

For thought until the next time:

What image/s come to mind when you think of the law of Moses or law of God? Is it revival or judgment?

Is the law relevant to our lives in the age of grace? If so, how? If not, why?

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “Do You Long for Revival?

  1. Here are my thoughts about the Law, for what they’re worth.

    The Law is the outward expression of God’s holiness. In that sense it is and always will be relevant. But it is no longer necessary for salvation because Jesus fulfilled it, not because He killed it.

    There are two places where the word abolish is used in the N.T. in relation to the Law. The verse you quoted above, where Jesus says He didn’t come to abolish, and in Ephesians 2:15 where Paul says that Jesus abolished the Law, which was the enmity. It is speaking of uniting the body as one, but the concept remains that the Law was abolished.

    In Matthew, the Greek word means to dissolve, disunite. Basically, to do away with. In Ephesians it means to render inactive, ineffective, to be severed from, and so on. It’s a very interesting word study.

    Essentially, it means that the power of the Law no longer exists in the life of a believer. Paul himself asserted this fact over and over throughout his writings. Now, the holiness of God, which generated the Law, is written on our hearts and we obey because it has become inherent in who we are in Christ.

    There may be some missing thoughts here, but that is gist of it.

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  2. Absolutely. It might also be helpful to look up the Strongs numbers and words in the original Greek. I’m looking forward to reading your next article. Thank you!

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