REVENGE OR REVIVAL - Contending for the faith
Updated: Nov 14, 2020
This is a watershed moment in American history, of the likes we have never seen. Although the George Floyd murder and the crime of police brutality are the catalyst or the tipping point it is so much deeper. I am in no way minimizing what has happened, but I also do not want to ignore that something more is brewing under the surface. I believe God is purging this nation and the church of 400 years of iniquity and crimes against humanity. The blood of innocent people is crying up from the ground and God is ready to avenge the atrocities of slavery, abortion, human trafficking of children, church abuse, prophets for profit and a religious spirit that is choking the life out of people who desire to meet a God that this nation claims to intimately know Him.
The blood is still speaking today, and the cry of the people has reached the ears of God. Jesus spoke to the religious leaders of His day and provoked their religious piety by saying, “As a result, this generation will be charged with the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, all of it will be charged to this generation. (Luke 11:51).
What we see happening on the earth is a shaking in the spirit. We cannot force ourselves to believe that we serve a God who turns His face on the carnage currently taking place. Although I am grateful that I was born in this nation I also am one who contends for authentic revival and true Christianity. The Apostle Paul admonished the Corinthians in verse 6:17, “..therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
If the church mimics the world what good are we. If we are biting and devouring one another what purpose are we serving. I believe we are entering one of the greatest ages the church has ever experienced so it is necessary and required that all hands are on deck to participate in one of the greatest revivals this nation has ever seen. Jude urged the saints in Jude 1:3, “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people.” So, I ask you, in the wake of everything that has transpired do you want revenge or revival?