On my personal blog, JimKilgoreMinistries.com, I had written an article entitled, “We MUST have a Revival in America.” However, my personal concern is for the “WORLD” to be evangelized and for Christians to experience the type of revival which has the power to shake the world for Jesus Christ! Therefore, I feel a deep need to teach my audience more of this subject.
Revivals Around the World
I returned recenly from 10 days of evangelizing and preaching in Zimbabwe, Africa in which both myself, and the dear Zimbabwe people saw a definite movement by the Holy Spirit. Together, we saw between 142 – 152 souls come to Christ in this 10 day period. A dear, godly pastor, Bernard Tapiwa Katiyo asked me to lead his congregation out to train his church HOW to evangelize immediately after the message I preached on Nehemiah 1:1-11.
I have been invited to preach in southern India as the pastor said, “India NEEDS the gospel. You MUST come, he urged.” It is my personal belief that revival can come, one person at a time, one church at at at time, one country at a time. Revival is NOT limited to one country, but is available for “every” country in this world. Our vision must be enlarged! Our concern must to become global! People need Christ everywhere and Christians in every country need to experience a revival!
It is by revival that God truly blesses a nation. It is through revival that Christians become moved to evangelize those without Jesus Christ. It is through revival that the fire of God falls freshly upon, and then transforms Christians and churches. Over 150 people walked the aisle after the Sunday evening service committing to evangelize Zimbabwe! This is exactly what God will do anywhere in the world.
Reasons Why the World Needs a Revival
First, why does our world need a revival?
- We must have a revival which will stop the floodgates of rebellion against God.
- We must have a revival which will restore the moral purity back into our once glorious nation.
- We must have a revival which will put an end to the mere lip service many have offered to God.
- We must have a revival which will cause God’s men to preach His Word without compromise, and without fear of offending people!
- We must have a revival which will cause God’s people to have a deep sense of urgency in reaching those who are unsaved.
- We must have a revival which will lead Christians to love the Lord with ALL their hearts.
Yes, we MUST have a revival in our World!
Second, let us take notice of what a revival is NOT
It is not mere emotion. Just because some tears are shed, does not constitute a genuine revival. Though tears will invariably be present.
It is not an evangelistic crusade, though again, revival will lead Christians to show a deep concern for the lost, which will lead to increased witnessing for and sinners coming to Jesus Christ.
Third, what then is a genuine revival?
It is an awakening in our hearts that leads to an increased awareness of the nearness of God. We will realize that God is ever present with us and our thoughts become filled with Him.
This of course, leads us to love Him in a deeper, richer way, perhaps more than ever before.
At this point, will you not pray a similar prayer to this daily, and throughout the day, with deep passion and urgency?
Where Revivals Start
“Revive me again dear Lord.” Revival in my country must start in my heart. Send to me, then to my family as well as to my church, and to my beloved country, the revival which will cause you and your glory to fill our heart and church. I am aware that revival will shake things up; challenge the status quo; bring discomfort to our often cold and calloused hearts. Dear God, I want revival! I need revival! I greatly desire and earnestly yearn for revival! I must have a revival!”
Revival can, and in fact often starts with one or two people, somewhere in the world which begins to prays daily for God to start a spiritual movement in their part of the world. The famous Welch revival was prayed for daily for 13 years by a young man, who, at the age of 26, began his prayer for revival. Thirteen years later his country experienced what has often been called, the greatest national revival this world has seen! Places which sold alcohol were closed down due to a lack of interest; souls came to Christ by the thousands! Lives were TRANSFORMED by the Gospel of Jesus Christ! How did this happen? How did it begin? It began as a result of a young man who dedicated his life to the prayer for a definite movement of God in his heart, and his country as well.
Is this what you desire? Is this what you WILL commit to?
If so, please contact me at: JimKilgoreMinistries @gmail.com so I may specifically pray for your part of the world. I have a world map in my home office in which I am praying for souls to be saved and for specific nations to experience a real, Biblical revival which will change entire countries!
II Chronicles 7:14 makes this promise of revival available to each country: “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 will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Psalm 85:6 expresses my heart’s desire for revival perfectly: “Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?”
These promises are for EVERY country to claim IF that person, church, or nation is willing to meet God’s requirements for revival.
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