In an employee staff meeting, I mentioned that in 2010 I would like to experience a genuine spiritual revival. I’m not talking about attending a revival meeting, even though this is a good start. I’m referring to a heaven sent, Spirit led, soul searching, life changing, old fashioned Holy Ghost Revival- one that grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go until you’ve been transformed from the inside out and from top to bottom.
The following day one of my chaplains at the Jimmie Hale Mission asked me a pointed and soul searching question. He inquired, “Tony, are you ready for revival?” Meaning, are you really ready for God to have His complete way in your life? Have you taken the necessary steps of preparation for God to be able to show up, show out and to do exactly what He desires to do in you and through you?
I thought of II Chronicles 7:14 which says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Here God lays out the conditions that need to be met (preparation) before revival can come.
I believe God desires that we experience spiritual revival and He is waiting on us to prepare the way. So like the question that was directed to me, I ask you, “When it comes to revival, are you ready? Have you taken the necessary steps? Have you met the conditions and are you making the spiritual preparations for God to move and work in your life?”
Let’s get ready for revival!by Tony Cooper, Executive Director