Understanding and Praying for Revival upon the Body of Christ
Prayer for the Move of God and outbreak of Revival on the Church Globally!
Praise the name of the Lord forever, he is worthy of our prayer, now today I am not giving out prayer points in this article, I am actually going to be touching the essential reasons why we must desire and pray fervently for the outbreak of revival in the church and the entire body of Christ Globally, I have by grace been able to witness revival in certain system and I have come to realize, revival is actually the solution to the problems of the world that we live in today.
The Devil is not that powerful, the church is rather “been powerless” and it is during revival that Power is been released upon the church, so the church must continually pray for the outbreak of revival.
But then, What exactly do we call “ REVIVAL”
I would love to firstly make it clear that Revival is not just prayer and fasting, some folks have come to see it from this perspective, of course, we would pray when there move of God is on, but it is not the way to really determine if Revival is on, so I will give few tips below, to help you understand what a revival is and why we must begin to desire and demand for the fresh release of Revival in our time and in the last days that we are in right now.
Revival essentially is;
- When men begin to pant after God, we are then in a revival indeed, when people are obsessed with God and they so desire to seek him, follow him and serve him.
- When people begin to take delight in going to the house of the lord (church) and taking the work of the kingdom of God serious!
- When Miracles, Signs and Wonders become the order of the day in our midst, then we are in a Revival.
- When the knowledge of the glory of God covers the earth as the water covers the sea (Habakkuk 2:14), how that, people begin to know the ways of God, fully accessing the deep things and revelation of God’s word and operations then we are in a revival.
- When prayers and fasting becomes a delight and not a burden, then we are in a revival.
- When the move of God among the members of churches is now almost at the same frequency with the Pastors and Ministers, then a revival is on ground.
- When Dominion over the powers of darkness is establish consistently, then we are in a revival.
- When all our church services, teachings and sermons are hijacked by the Holy Ghost, then we are in a revival.
- When The Holyghost begin to compel and convince sinners unto salvation and righteousness.
- When all our church members and God’s people begin to have experiences of Supernatural Breakthrough, having things the way the wants it.
There is a whole lot more to Revival, i just had to share the 10 tips above; but really i am going to be a little more deep about it here.
Right from the experience at Pentecost, the Baptism of the Holyghost that came upon the Apostles turned them into another man and that was the birth of their own revival, the encounter was so strong, that the first time peter went out to preach, over 3,000 people gave their lives to Christ, got born again and more was added to the Kingdom of God. Praise he Lord.
So, ministers and true Christian Pastors must begin to understand that, there is a place for the release of Revival if the calamity of the world must come to an end, the only way we can pull back the hand of the enemy is via revival, in Revival, we see people burning themselves for hours in Prayer, what i call the “Travail of Zion – Isaiah 66:8 ” It is prayer that brings about a dimension of the spirit which is needful for the birthing and sustainability of Revival.
The Bible was making known to us, how important revival can be in the Lord’s prayer; that says “Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done on Earth just as it is in Heaven – Matthew 6 : 10. ”
So The coming Kingdom talks about Revival and the Will of God that we are trying to impose on the earth realm is also another form of Revival, because the will of God is already established in Heaven, and the Will of God coming upon the earth talks about, “ God’s way of doing things“.
In authorities, government, systems and cosmos, how that the ways of God should be our standard and system of operation on the earth, that is what that lines of prayer in Matt 6 : 10, is talking about.
I must say, Revival is the outpouring of the power of GOD on the church, because Jesus made it clear in Matt 16 : 18 – I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
So the church is powerful ore than all the devils in Hell, more often than not, the problem of the church is “Ignorance”.
The Bible says, my people perish for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6 .
So we must get down to the word of God and trust the Holyspirit to grant us access to understanding, revelation and deep mysteries of God through the word of God.
Understanding and knowledge is a major requirement for sustaining Revival and the move of God.
African nations for example use to be under serious demonic attack and witchcraft oppressions many years ago in the 90s, but certain men like Benson Idahos of blessed memory, came on the sense with a panting after God and serious prayer life desiring a liberation, not too long, few years, the anointing of the Holy spirit came upon this man and he began to do all kinds of mighty works, miracles, signs and wonders.
Settling the captives free in the name of Jesus, make the lame walk, open the eyes of the blind and so much more were happening to the Glory of God.
So, we can see that the birth of a revival is the solution to the problems of the world, and Revival always happen after there as been an experience of the outpouring of the spirit of God over the life of men, now the bible gave a promise in Acts 2 : 17 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: .
So, we must begin to pray for the outpouring of the spirit of God, as a matter of fact, you as a Christian will remain helpless, untill you have an experience of the Upper room, that brings about the same pentecostal move.
Therefore, we must pray for the Baptism of the Holyspirit, which is the outpouring of the spirit of God.
We must also pray for the church globally to experience true move of God, true revival, this is how to end siege of the devil in our generation, is by calling upon the name of the Lord our God always.
The devil is always when believers stands up to pray! And you know, the Bible says; Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing – 1 Timothy 2:8.
So when the church, gives themselves to continually praying, there use to be the release of the anointing, the outpouring of the spirit of God, and the move of God began, which connotes REVIVAL.
I pray for someone reading this article right now, that in the name of JESUS, your spirit man will be stirred to stand in the place of prayer to pull down the hand of God upon your life and generation to the end that, the destinies of man, women and nations will be transformed.
And our world will become a better place to live, i must also make it known to you that, ” When ever there is a revival, the destinies of men, women and nations use to be Lifted! The United states of America is great today because she is riding on the strenght of the move of God that certain men heralded many years ago in U.S.
Kingdoms of hell, agenda of the enemy and powers of darkness use to be subdue and destroy whenever there is an on going revival.
If you nation is currently undergoing a serious Islamic attack or any o=form of government or demonic oppression, i have a goodnews for you, if you will raise up an army for the Lord and pray always, you will have victory and rejoice at last, because the enemy will definitely be defeated!
JESUS CHRIST our lord, when he was on earth, proved to us by his life, that Prayer is a master key, prosperity and wealth, health and vitality are all rewards f a life that is set on fire for God, praying and engaging God’s word for victory. The Bible says, early in the morning, Jesus will go to a solitary place and there, he prays (Mark 1:35).
Also we found out in the Scriptures that, Jesus at times go alone during the day and pray; Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Give yourself to consistent praying, and fasting till your change comes, and till revival is established in your Life.
I pray the lord grant you understanding in Jesus name!