HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Today we begin 21 days of prayer and fasting. Today we begin to seek God for Him to start a revival in our hearts, our homes, our church, our government, and our world. When thinking of the word “revival,” it brings to mind the famous prophet Reverend William Branham. His impact on the world was certainly a revival as he preached to over 500 million people through hundreds of crusades around the world resulting in countless hundreds of thousands placing their faith in Jesus Christ.
I read about Evangelist Billy Graham’s early years were centred on his visit to the home of John Wesley, the famous English preacher who played a significant role in the First Great Awakening. In Wesley’s bedroom, the group noticed actual indentions on the floor where he knelt to pray each day. After the tour, the tour guide noticed Billy Graham was missing and found him kneeling in the imprints by Wesley’s bed praying, “Do it again, Lord, do it again!”
Little did Billy Graham know what the Lord would do through him, but it is clear that he understood God’s work through him would begin with personal desperation to see God move.
The prophet Habakkuk records the same kind of cry in Habakkuk 3:2,
“ O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” The ESV says, “in the midst of the years revive it.”
As we ask the Lord to send revival, it is critical we realize that revival starts in us. Let’s make it our heart’s cry to ask the Lord to send revival, beginning in our own hearts and lives!
Habakkuk 3:2 — O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.