What difference does a day make? None you might think. Britain’s King George III obviously felt this way as he wrote the day’s activities in his diary: “July 4, 1776: Nothing happened today.”
Nothing happened? Really? Are you kidding me, that day my country was born! America’s birth marked an epoch in history for the cause of human freedom. Yet, King George despised that day for being of what he thought was small beginnings. He failed to realize the importance of that day.
The Importance of Each and Every Day
We have no idea what seeds of greatness the African prayer chain, which currently stands at exactly 250 godly pastors and their praying, will do for all of Africa.
I recently visited Africa and witnessed the mighty hand of God in saving 152 souls in such a short period of time. Please, do not despise the days of small beginnings! God IS at work in Africa.
I have been communicating with pastors all over Africa and learning of their intense desire and earnest prayer for revival. Yes, God is starting a movement in Africa which can only be quenched by our sin, unbelief, and casual approach to Christianity.
Don’t underestimate the power of one or two godly men and women begging Heaven for a spiritual movement which can change the course of a continent!
Each Day Contains a Potential Revival
II Chronicles 7:14 says: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven. And forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
As we look into God’s promise for revival, let us take notice of the times in which this revival promise was written.
Examples of Revival In Israel
The book of II Chronicles begins with Solomon’s plans to build the temple in Jerusalem and ends with its destruction. Between the dedication and destruction of Solomon’s temple is about 384 years.
King Solomon heard these words at the dedication of the temple. He is told by God that disobedience and rebellion will result in judgment upon the nation of Israel. This verse is God’s promise that those who turn from their sins; call on Him and walk in His ways will experience a revival of the presence and blessing of the Lord.
Now, this is a verse to Israel, but it speaks to every generation as well. Those who meet the conditions detailed in this verse will experience the promises mentioned in this verse.
The Need for A Revival Today!
We need something that we cannot produce by our own efforts. Revival is a supernatural event. It comes only by the sovereign decree of the Lord.
We can have a “meeting” where we show up and sing beautiful songs; we can have a “meeting” where the Evangelist shows up; we can have a “meeting” where visitors show up. However, what every country, continent, and church needs is for God to show up and meet with His Church!
All is done in vain until God descends down to meet with the believer. When God shows up, then things begin to happen! Souls will be saved; sins in the Church will be confessed; the believer will see God in His glory!
No, we cannot have a revival unless the Lord gives it! We can only meet the requirements set forth in the above verse, and that will make revival much more likely.
Pray for Revival
During the next few days, get alone with God and express your desire to have God show up in your life, your church, your country, and yes—your continent!! Remind God of your intense desire to pay whatever price is necessary to change the course of a continent for His glory.
The Psalmist, in Psalm 85:6 prayed to His Father, “wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?”
Please feel free to contact me at: JimKilgoreMinistries@gmail.com if you wish prayer for revival or to make certain you are going to Heaven when you die.