The 46th psalm speaks to our condition in the 21st century. We are very dry in the church and need revival like never before, but there is little prayer and little faith left for God to move again in power in our land.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
Israel too is in a pitiful condition, unable to defend its citizens against daily rocket attacks, with a vacillating and irresolute leadership. Iran has threatened her with extinction and she is unlikely to go quietly to her grave. If there is one lesson that the Jews have learnt from history, it is that those who make these threats usually mean what they say.
Rise up and pray, my friends. Draw close to Him in communion. I feel reminded of Churchill’s exhortations to a weak and fearful nation. Let us not be downhearted. Arise and conquer, in the Name of Christ. Amen.
4 thoughts on “The river of life”
Hi Andrew, thanks for stopping by our blog. Good comment. I look forward to reading through your stuff. Blessings from across the pond.
Revival often comes in the midst of suffering, persecution and judgement. God loves us enough to allow very hard times so that our hearts will turn back to Him. We are in an age of moral decline and compromise both as a nation, and church, the lukewarm church in the Western world desperately needs to arise and awaken before it”s too late.
Thank you for coming by Faithwalk Andrew; I look forward to reading more here as well!\r\nBlessings to you in Christ Jesus brother; Let us pray this new year for a divine move of the Holy Spirit as there was on Lewis!
I believe, that Christians that are seeking for the fire of God to hit our shores need to get together and organize prayer meetings, to pray for Revival. True revival does not come easy it is messy and sometimes painful but very necessary. Jesus is longing to bring revival to these shores more than we need it. He is looking for a people who are willing to pay the cost. They will have to stand up against a religious sleeping church who will say that the revivalist are of the devil.
We need to rise up with boldness of the Lion of Judah and declare that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and none can come to the Father except through Jesus. The UK must be effected by the Church and not the Church effected by the UK. The church should be leading the Way living out the Truth and Following the Life of Jesus. IT IS TIME TO MAKE A STAND. No more compromise.
Hi Keith, thank you for your encouragement. ”I will stand on my guard post, and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. Then the Lord answered me and said, Write down the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and will not lie. Though it tarries wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk says it all (2 vv 1-3).