DAY TWENTY-ONE of 21-Day Breakthrough Fast (Tomorrow/Thurs.) OUR CHURCH, REVIVAL & THE HARVEST!
This is the last day of our 21 Day Breakthrough Fast. For those who have joined me on a complete fast, I invite you to join me tomorrow morning in splitting a pound of bacon. You can have half! J More seriously, be very careful in resuming eating. Resume very slowly, and why not stay off of the excessive sugar salt and fat? For good! But once in a while, treat yourself to a crispy piece of the good stuff. Now, back to business.
As I stated yesterday, when I say our church, I really mean HIS church, not simply the one that I have the great joy of pastoring. This includes your church, which is also HIS church, because the true church doesn’t belong to any of us but to Christ alone.
At the end of these 21 days, it is time to prepare for revival and the harvest by doing what only you can, so that GOD will do what only He can!
What is Revival?
- It is not hype!
- It is not a religious side-show!
- It is not a spiritual carnival of MAN-infestations!
- It is not a display of emotionalism, although emotions will be involved.
- It is not an angry, legalistic, judgmental, critical spirit.
- And, revival is not optional!
- A return to a passionate love of Jesus Christ!
- A return to the preeminence of preaching!
- A return to the power of the Word!
- A return to a pursuit of holiness!
- A return to the place of prayer!
- A return to a JOY-filled enthusiasm for Kingdom Life!
This world, your church, your city, your family needs revival because… the harassed need a hiding place, the hungry need a home, the hurting need a helper, the heartbroken need a healer, the hell-bound need a hope and His Name is Jesus!
Isaiah 57:15 “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, Whose Name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
Habakkuk 3:2 “O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive your work in the midst of years!”
Psalm 85:6 “Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?”
Isaiah 64:1 “O, that You would rend the Heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your Presence!”
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Satisfaction and nostalgia are two of the greatest enemies of the harvest and of revival. An obsession with today and yesterday, can prevent God showing up tomorrow! Let go! Let God!
Those addicted to comfort, security and tradition have locked themselves in the safe harbor of yesterday and never risk the venture of new Oceans of Possibilities! If you are not ready, willing and excited for God to do something New/Bold/Fresh/Creative, you have not been reading the Word, and you, my friend, are in the way!
“It’s my way or the highway!” … is the talk of a highwayman! (definition…thief/robber, brigand)
The love of tradition/rules/policy has prevented more great moves of God then false doctrine! Keep in mind that Religious Rules Keepers killed Christ! But He got up!
Creative minds do not discard or destroy the old, trusted truth, but attractively message it for new generation.
Charles Finney gave us a great recipe for revival that is so needed today. “Revival comes from Heaven when heroic souls enter the conflict determined to win or die- and if need be, to win and die! ‘The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.’ A revival is both as natural and as supernatural as a farmer planting corn in the ground and expecting a harvest of corn! Both man and GOD are involved in the process!”
GOD is willing. Will you show up?
Will you continue to pray as you never prayed before? Will you continue to repent in humility like you never have before? Will you continue to give, as you’ve never given before? Will you continue to invite, invest, promote, plant seeds, witness as you never have before? Will you continue to love the LORD supremely and love the lost deeply and stop worrying about anything else? Will you continue to daily determine to make Jesus Christ the absolute Sovereign LORD of your life? Would you be willing to make room for God?
If your answer is yes, or even an honest, “I want to want to”, then this fast has been a success in your life! Today is not an end, it is the beginning of a new relationship with GOD. What an ADVENTURE we are on!
I would love to hear from you as to what these 21 days have meant in your life and your spiritual growth. I would also be honored if you continue to follow this blog where ever you found it on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, WordPress, etc.
I live to be an encouragement to GOD’s people and spark revival wherever I can. May GOD absolutely astound you with His overwhelming love, mercy, blessings and grace!
I will continue to pray for you that every single aspect of your life experiences Total Breakthrough!
Pastor Myles Holmes