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By Trevin Wax on Jan 30, 2011
I lay my sins on Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us from the accursèd load;
I bring my guilt to Jesus, to wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious, till not a stain remains.
I lay my wants on Jesus; all fullness dwells in Him;
He heals all my diseases, He doth my soul redeem:
I lay my griefs on Jesus, my burdens and my cares;
He from them all releases, He all my sorrows shares.
I rest my soul on Jesus, this weary soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces, I on His breast recline.
I love the Name of Jesus, Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes His Name abroad is poured.
I long to be like Jesus, strong, loving, lowly, mild;
I long to be like Jesus, the Father’s holy Child:
I long to be with Jesus, amid the heavenly throng,
To sing with saints His praises, to learn the angels’ song.
In every revival there is a re-emphasis of the Church’s missionary character. Men return to Calvary, and the world is seen afresh through the eyes of Christ. The infinite compassion of Christ fills the heart, and the passion evoked by Calvary demands the whole wide world as the fruit of His sacrifice.
Old Time Revivals
“God’s cause is committed to men; God commits Himself to men. Praying men are the vice-regents of God; they do His work and carry out His plans.”
“A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.”
…Confession of sin will occur…
Then began a meeting the like of which I had never seen before, nor wish to see again, unless in God’s sight it is absolutely necessary. Every sin a human being can commit was publicly confessed that night. Pale and trembling with emotion, in agony of mind and body, guilty souls, standing in the white light of their judgment, saw themselves as God saw them. Their sins rose up in all their vileness, till shame and grief and self-loathing took complete possession; pride was driven out, the face of man forgotten. Looking up to heaven, to Jesus whom they had betrayed, they smote themselves and cried out with bitter wailing: ‘Lord, Lord, cast us not away forever!’ Everything else was forgotten, nothing else mattered. The scorn of men, the penalty of the law, even death itself seemed of small consequence if only God forgave. We may have other theories of the desirability or undesirability of public confession of sin. I have had mine; but I know now that when the Spirit of God falls upon guilty souls, there will be confession, and no power on earth can stop it.
Eyewitness account, quoted in Young-Hoon Lee, “Korean Pentecost: The Great Revival of 1907,” AJPS 4 (2001): 77-78.
1. That the strongholds within your country to be broken so that a new wave of revival may be released.
2. God will enable a prayer force to be mobilized to reach other unreached parts of your nation.
3. Pray that all Christians will be awakened into evangelization both locally and internationally.
4. Pray for the mobilization of Pastors, leaders, believers and intercessors in your country to awaken in prayers.
5. Pray that God will release a spirit of conviction and repentance upon your nation that millions of souls may get saved.
6. Pray for God to provide all the finances, favor and grace for all the resources that are needed for evangelism.
7. Pray for divine protection of your Christian leaders, that God will grant them protection, wisdom and favour.
8. Pray that God will give prophetic direction for the Nation.
9. Pray for Peace, godly leadership and godly counsel to the Government.
1. Psalm 126:5-6
2. Joel 2:28-29
3. Psalm 137:1-4
4. Romans 13
5. Romans 5:9
6. Jeremiah 16:14-16
7. Amos 9:15
Recommended Books on Revival
Nancy DeMoss: Begin at My Sanctuary
“In our seeker-driven mindset, we are more worried about offending visitors than offending God. We are more concerned about people “feeling good” than about their “being right.” We want people to leave feeling good about church, about us, and about themselves–never mind that they have grossly offended a holy God and are under His condemnation and wrath!”
This morning, I read about Moses leading the people of Israel across the Red Sea in Exodus chapter 14. The people saw Pharaoh and his chariots in pursuit of them, and they greatly feared for their lives. But God delivered them and defeated their enemies. It was an awesome display of the power of God. Exodus 14:30-31 says:
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the GREAT POWER that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.
The people saw the great power of the Lord! When revival comes, we will also see the great power of the Lord! Christians will get right with God and with one another. The church will finally be the church. And many people outside the church will be saved!
Come Lord Jesus Come!
Because to some extent all prayer is warfare, as you develop in your prayer life you will be growing in spiritual warfare as well (95).
Jonathan Graf, The Power of Personal Prayer