O Lord, Revive thy Work

O Lord, Revive thy Work

O Lord, revive thy work – Habakkuk 3:2; 2Chr 7:14; Psalm 85: 6 This phrase is taken from a prayer by the prophet Habakkuk.  Hearing what the Lord had said, he was afraid because it involved the destruction of Judah.  He prays that God will manifest His wrath upon Judah and Chaldea, but he also asks Him to be merciful.  He wanted God to discipline Judah and destroy Babylon.  It was a prayer for a fresh manifestation of God’s power along with a full measure of His pardon. It seems to me that our nations of the earth are in line for the wrath of God to be manifested.  If there ever was a day when a spiritual revival was desperately needed, it is now. Let’s look deep into the affairs of the Church today and consider the wickedness and rejection of God among the nations of the earth today. We need some kind of a reawakening from a state of spiritual stagnation to a...
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HABAKKUK: A PRAYER FOR REVIVAL

HABAKKUK: A PRAYER FOR REVIVAL

 (Scriptural Verses: Habakkuk 3:1-2) The Book of Habakkuk 3:1 indicates that this beautiful heart-felt prayer for revival, offered by the prophet around 600 BC, was originally set to music or became a poetic song. Habakkuk prayed because revival was desperately needed. God’s people had become forgetful, formal and careless in their devotion and obedience to God. They had almost lost their testimony, God’s holy name was not honored, and His kingdom was not being extended. How relevant this study is for our own times! - Because our greatest need today is for spiritual revival. Our greatest need is not for more evangelistic meetings (although we thank God for these), for more money or for better methods. The greatest need is for spiritual revival, for a fresh infusion of divine life into the Church, for an awakening in the lives of God’s people and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It was for this that Habakkuk prayed. Let us examine his prayer:-  1. The...
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Revive Me According to Thy Word.

Revive Me According to Thy Word.

Our Brokenness The Great Cover-up is Our Sin: This is Our Problems If we are honest with ourselves, we would find that we are much more broken than we think. Of course we usually do not think about ourselves in this way. We rather pride ourselves in how good we are. We pretend that we have no problems. In order to keep up the game, we try to think that a big degree, being famous, landing a good job or owning a great house or propriety or car shows how ‘good’ we are. We love to cover over our spiritual, moral, social or marital problems. But in fact, we are broken, and we need fixing. Jesus said it this way, ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire,...
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