21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

The word revival stems from the root word revive. Revive means: to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew; to return to a flourishing condition. God’s desire for each of us, for our families, and for our communities are just that – that we would flourish. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

What we are praying for when we ask God to send revival is to begin reviving us – activating our hearts to desire more, renewing our desperation, and experiencing the flourishing life that He desires for us.

The Apostle Paul talks about what takes place when we pursue the presence of the Lord. He writes in 2 Corinthians 3:17-18,

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

Therein lies a key to seeing revival…inviting the presence of the Holy Spirit into our lives to a greater degree that leads to greater transformation.

Recently there was a man who came into one of our campuses who had been in a relationship with both a witch and a Satan worshiper. He was experiencing evil activity in his home and came to church desperate to find freedom. After the service, he prayed with a pastor, gave his life to Christ and was baptized! After he came out of the water his countenance was completely transformed and the first words he said were, “I’m free!”

This is a first-hand demonstration of the power of God! Anyone who looks to Him and invites His presence into their lives will experience the freedom and transformation only He can provide.

The exciting news is we have an opportunity to be continually transformed into the image of Christ! The more we are in God’s presence, the more His presence will be in and will work through us. As we are pursuing a greater depth and love for the Lord through these 21 days of prayer and fasting, make it your prayer that God would increase your passion and desire to become more like Him. Pray that the Holy Spirit would change you so you might reflect God’s love and glory in a greater way to those around you.

Scriptures

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

John 10:10 
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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