Do You Need Revival?

Revival brings new life to a spirit that has become complacent. It brings hearing to the spirit grown deaf and sight to the eyes blinded by this world. Revival breathes new life into the heart grown lukewarm.

With Spring in the air and the Easter season fast approaching what better time to experience a revival of the love of God in our hearts and be filled with His everlasting hope.  I hope this reblog encourages your spirit in Christ.


“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” Psalm 85:6.

Ezra pointed the people to revival through the law of Moses.

“And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation…And he read therein…

and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law…

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people…

And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God.

And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands; and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.” (From Nehemiah 8).

The people went home rejoicing.

Josiah in 2Kings 22 & 23 also lead the people to a revival through the reading of the book of the covenant before the people.

Revival brings new life to a spirit that has become complacent. It brings hearing to the spirit grown deaf and sight to the eyes blinded by this world. Revival breathes new life into the heart grown lukewarm.

“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.” Luke 15:24

How does the law of Moses bring a people to revival and rejoicing?

“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” Romans 7:12.

The law reveals our holy God and our sinful flesh. It brings us face to face with our utter helplessness to be holy before a righteous God. It points us to the fulfillment of the law in One who is holy.

Jesus Christ is that fulfillment. He is the full revelation of the law, the full revelation of obedience, and the full revelation of its penalty and its pardon”.

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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.” Matt. 5:17,18.

And He did fulfill it all.

“Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…

But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” Heb. 10:8-10,12.

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” Heb. 10:16-18.

Jesus’ dying words revealed the work of the law satisfied.

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30.

God accepted His sacrifice, for death had lost its power. It could not hold the holy Son of God in its grip.

“He is not here, but is risen:

remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying,

The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men,

and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” Luke 24:6,7.

“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:25-27.

Jesus Christ is there in the law. He did not abolish it but embodied it to show us the glory of the Father and our desperate need.

Law is the diagnosis of our sin sickness. When we try to keep it we are taking the wrong prescription for renewed life and strength. The works born of our flesh act as a band aid to cover our cancer serving only to frustrate and leaving us weaker than when we began.

Jesus Christ is our remedy, our healing. He fulfills the law in us not by our work but His, bringing about the righteousness of Christ in us. God accounts Christ’s work on the cross to our account.

We walk in freedom from its guilt and condemnation. We are empowered to live righteously before our holy God.

Hallelujah! That is where revival of spirit is found in the freedom from sin’s power and penalty punctuated by the law. His riches are being lived out in us bearing fruit of the Spirit to His glory.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God…

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh,

God sending his Own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh;

that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 5:1,2; 8:1-4.

Do you need revival? You will find it in Jesus Christ, the law fulfilled.

“And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands; and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.”

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Do You Need Revival?

  1. Amen and Amen! Glory to God! He rescued us from darkness and brought us into his wonderful light. And, yes, revival is so needed, especially in America. And it can only be found in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Spirit in our hearts and lives.

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