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We live in a time when the Church in America is in spiritual decline. We have compromised the truth of the Gospel and the Word of God.  We have bought into easy-believe-ism. We have become friends of the world and therefore enemies of God (James 4:4). We compromise on human sexuality, pornography, divorce, fornication, abortion, and every other sin the devil peddles. Many churches are seeking to build their own kingdoms instead of the Kingdom of our Lord. Local churches more likely have a corporate structure than a Spirit-anointed stream. We are known for our great pulpits and programs instead of our great love for Jesus and people.

And this after four decades of tens of thousands of prayer meetings crying out to the Lord for revival. Where is the promised revival? “Why does revival tarry?” was the question Leonard Ravenhill asked 60 years ago. The answer simply is we are NOT desperate, but quite content with the status quo. As Ravenhill stated in Why Revival Tarries,

…no man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.”

We are in great need of a divine desperation for our Lord–that only He can bring.

Until our hearts are set ablaze to seek His face and His presence, revival fires will continue to allude us. Revival prayer will cost us everything. He is worth it. Our God is still seeking for those who “would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land that I might not destroy it” (Ezekiel 22:30).  At the time of Ezekiel there was NO ONE to intercede. But we now have One who sits on the Throne that ever intercedes for us (Hebrews 7:25). Let’s join Him by crying out for His Divine desperation for revival in His Bride and spiritual transformation in our nation.

May the Holy Spirit set ablaze once again the hearts of His Bride in Midlands so we get on our faces and on our knees crying out to Him for a mighty move of God in the Midlands and in our nation.  Without it we are doomed.



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