Churches are crying out for revivals…
Many members feel that a drastic change is needed in the church, but very few know what to do.
Let me suggest simply… let Jesus in, take hold of the Gospel and allow the change to first begin in you.
The Power of God’s Grace
Was identified and demonstrated in Jesus.
For the good news of the kingdom of God is the message of salvation which Jesus, who was God himself, preached and taught with authority and power.
God’s goodness and mercy at work became the reality for many through Jesus who was the true picture of the grace of God and His unconditional love towards us.
And if you are still looking for solid proof about how God feels about us then let me point you to Jesus. For in Him it was plainly seen just how much God cares.
In His presence the poor, the oppressed, the bound, diseased and even the dead, Jews and gentiles alike – if they dared to believe – experienced phenomenal relief and deliverance from sickness, sin and death.
In fact, countless people were drawn to Jesus in droves, like a moth to a flame, and received their deliverance with joy, excitement and great rejoicing.
Then there was the apostle Paul, one of the greatest apostles of Jesus, who many would have ‘damned’ to hell for his persecution of the early church immediately after Jesus’ ascension.
He also received this ‘unmerited and undeserved favor’ from God. God touched him and he was changed forever. He lived the rest of his life preaching and teaching about the grace of God.
You see, this unconditional love just brings about a supernatural change to your life. Apostle Paul’s life is living testimony of this. His life was transformed and by his letters to the churches, the anointing still resonates and abounds even to this day. To the glory of God.
The scriptures and many transformed lives including my own, bear record today.
Furthermore, the mighty works that Jesus accomplished on the cross for us and His raising up from the dead is proof enough of God’s unconditional love and his will to bless and to save us. For me this truth is, unequivocally clear and life transforming.
You know, it’s no secret that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And no one is exempted from this. We are all guilty. Period.
But God, let me stress this, by His amazing grace has made a way possible through Jesus whereby we were all forgiven, our healing guaranteed and Satan’s oppression broken and instead the way to eternal life is open to all – where goodness and mercies flow increasingly toward us – who will believe.
That being said, what are you waiting on, what is hindering you from stepping into the dwelling place and awesome presence of the Most High God?
Could it be you that is holding yourself back? Then let go. Resist the urge to continue being a lover of yourself and of the pleasures of this world.
Turn and receive Jesus into every area of your life, for He is all you will ever need and you and only you can make this decision. He will not force Himself on you.
If you are ready to follow Jesus all the way, this choice is the beginning of your empowerment as a child of God.
You see, before the truth of the knowledge of God was revealed to me, I was blindly going about aimlessly chasing after the things of this world and its deceitful riches and fleeting pleasures even though I was a Christian.
Still believing there to be a better way, a more satisfying and fulfilling way, but could not find it. Then I heard the good news of the kingdom of God and I was profoundly changed by this truth.
Jesus made the difference for me and all the work that was required of me was to believe on Jesus.
I received a revival that was mind-blowing, my priorities were straightened out and the Lord was reinstated to be the ruler and the head of my life, period. I no longer cared what other people thought or said about me, God’s love and His grace was simply enough for me.
You need to see and experience the love that God has for you, to the extent that He made the ultimate sacrifice, in order that you can enjoy the blessedness and joy of His presence forever.
My friend, the love of God in you will break, destroy and free you from all bondage.
So much so that you will find your desires for sin and everything else, which you had a problem with before, pale in comparison to His love.
Love will wash over you and within you like a river.
Begin by Trusting in God’s Words
Remember, we do have an adversary, the devil, who is also the prince of this world. And you and I know that he comes about to steal, kill and to destroy and as long as we give him access into our lives, He will cause havoc.
Don’t you know that he has no power over you, except what you give to him?
Do not entertain him. Guard your heart from all his lies, which only you can do and take nothing from him.
I know this can be seen to be a challenge. For me, it was almost impossible until I learned to let Jesus lead me and cast all my cares upon Him.
First of all, I believe it is very important that you understand clearly that the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God that is living within you is not there to remind you of your faults and to belittle you when you do wrong. That is not the office of the Holy Spirit.
He is with you to help you in your weaknesses, to guide and teach you, to comfort, love and to carry you when the going gets rough. And when you don’t know what to say when you pray, He makes intercession for you.
Trusting Him completely must be your way of life and you will receive His peace as you hand over the reigns of your life to Him. Allow Him to minister to you otherwise you cannot be a part of Him.
You will be happy to get rid of anything that remotely reminds or looks like what you once held dear while living in bondage. I speak from experience.
As a child of God you need not live in bondage, not when you have been set free.
Knowing God and living by the Word of God, by faith, is the key to bringing victories into your life. And indeed be the light of the world you have been called to be.
Finally let me say this. There will be a great revival of the church because the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
However, you being a member of this great body are dependent on you checking yourself and allowing Jesus to have His way with you and in your life!
Again, this decision is one that only you can make.