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.