Thursday, May 27, 2010
Definition of Revivalution; Are you a Revivalutionary?
Many people have emailed me or even called on the phone to ask how they can make a difference in this society that seems hell bent. They see that their phone calls, town hall meetings, and writing of letters to their elected office holders has no impact. They are distraught that their government is spending their heritage. They are discouraged that the moral condition of the nation seems to fall deeper and deeper into the abyss. They just do not see the way to survive as an individual, a family or even as a nation. Many are just resolved that a rapture or the second coming of Christ is their only hope in a world that is unable to come to sensible conclusions about any issue.
I believe the that our hope is found in that old time religion of our fathers and forefathers--that trust in God and His word that serves as a moral, economic and spiritual plumb line to absolute truth. I believe that we as a nation need a revival. But it is not only a revival of the soul which begins with repentance, it is also a revival that reverses, or deprograms, us from the ideological subversion we have been subject to for generations. If truly this revival will reverse the direction of demoralization resulting from liberal humanism it will become revolutionary. Hence we need a Revivalution--a mixture of revival and revolution that will renew us in Christ as individuals first, then our families, our friends, neighbors, communities and so on.
The definition of Revivalution is a movement where God's people are transformed by the renewing of their minds that they might prove the perfect will of God by revolutionizing the entirety of their environment. A Revivalutionary commits to the absolute truth of God to hold himself and those around him accountable thus sustaining a revolutionary movement. The goal of the Rvivalution is to change the heart of oneself first then transfer this transformation to others through power evangelism. The Revivalutionary will honestly assess his self, understand where he is in the world, and determine a Christ-based path for personal revival and transformation, and then impart this renewal to others.
Now I know that many of us will say, "Self, I am doing all the things that God has called me to do. I am not breaking the 10 Commandments. I am a good person. I am not part of the problem." I will suggest in all humility that if we are not completely in Christ, and actively sharing this salt and light with the world, we are part of the problem, not part of the solution. This introspective has to be honest before God. We must first repent. We must shed the winds of doctrine and become mature, even more than we are, that we might walk uprightly and "speak boldly as I ought to speak (Ephesians 6:20)." It is time. I wish to invite you to join me on a weekly journey to the Revivalution.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry