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“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” (Psalm 85:6)
A number of years ago, I heard a pastor say he would often meet his parishioners on the street and find them looking gloomy and defeated. He would greet them with the typical, “How are you?”
Often they responded, “Okay, under the circumstances.”
He would immediately ask, “What are you doing under there? Don’t you know that you’ve been raised with Christ to live in the heavenly places?”
His probing questions were right on target. The Christian life isn’t one that’s full of incredibly wonderful circumstances. It’s not an escape from the realities of hurt, pain, and sorrow. Rather, the Christian life enables you to live in the circumstances, but not allow them to drag you into the depths of despair. As a victorious Christian, you don’t have to live under the circumstances. You can live in them — and yet you have the ability to rise above them.
I often meet people who really love the Lord. They’re genuine children of God. Yet they’re defeated. They’ve been robbed of the joy that God intends in Christian living. They stand in desperate need of personal revival. The psalmist wrote, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”
The Christian life isn’t hopeless. God stands ready to revive His people. He’s ready to give us victory. Revival and victory are intertwined. Revival involves God making Himself known to His people. When God visits His people, the result is extraordinary rejoicing. It’s a time when His people will rejoice because God has granted them victory. Too many of us have given up hope. But we don’t need to, for God is still on His throne. He’s more than able to revive His people — more than able to revive your heart.
During the 1970s, Del Fehsenfeld, Jr., had a burden for revival in Americas. He worked to bring the message of revival to churches throughout the country. Although Del passed away in 1989, his ministry continues. Called Life Action Ministries, it is perhaps the largest organization calling for spiritual renewal in America. Del once said, “As long as God is on His throne, revival is as possible as the sun rising tomorrow morning.”
It’s true. Revival is possible. Thus victory in your life is possible. You don’t have to live under the circumstances. You can live victoriously in them — no matter how terrible they may seem — because God is still on His throne. He’s the source of our victory. He’s the one who revives the fainthearted. Determine in your heart to seek God today. Ask Him to revive your heart. Set your face toward heaven. He’ll revive you and give you victory, no matter what the circumstances.
Psalm : Chapter 119
81) My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. 82) My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?” 83) Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees. 84) How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors? 85) The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law. 86) All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause. 87) They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. 88) In your unfailing love preserve my life, that I may obey the statutes of your mouth. ל Lamedh
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