Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Revival is here!

Revival is here and has been for quite some time. But it is not what most expected. There have been no sweeping crusades were multitudes were "saved." No great "movements of God" for the leaders of the long awaited "revival" to gloat over and take credit for. No great increase in "church" membership or money received (only to be squandered by the thieves behind the pulpit). There was no mass media coverage of such an event because nothing of the sort ever occurred---nor shall it.

Nevertheless, revival, as orchestrated by the Holy Spirit has been alive and well for centuries---twenty or more---and can be seen on two fronts. First, in the initial salvation of a sinner who is literally brought from death to life in an instant. The Scriptures call it being "born again" or "regeneration." Secondly, revival is taking place quietly, unknown to the world, unknown to most who profess to be "Christian" by the genuine believer being awakened from his spiritual nap, by the realization that he no longer belongs in the world of "church" and is extricating himself (by the providence of his Savior) from the ever growing apostasy and heresy that hides behind "church" doors. For some it is a long drawn out process and usually quite painful, at least at the outset. Temptations, the likes of which the believer may have never faced before, are thrown in his face with the expectation that he should throw in the towel and not stand up for the One that saved him or His Word. Capitulation to the demands of heretical Pulpit Jackals is portrayed as the easy route, even the correct route, and finally the only route---all of which requires the denial of the Lord and His Word. For those who have stood their ground and not given into the temptation to compromise will know that the course of action they chose was the correct course, the godly course, the chosen, approved, and carried out by the Lord Himself course. In the end they have been successfully separated from the charlatans, the pretenders, the frauds who claim to love God but in reality mock Him with their every thought, word and deed. It is the separation from the evil that was the intended result of all the pain that may have been endured. Gone is the desire to stay in XYZ church to be a "witness" to the ones who spout their heresies, along with the excuse that "I have been in this church all my life, all my friends are here", etc. This Holy Spirit caused revival of the individual ends in the believer returning to his First Love, laying aside the idols so long embraced, along with the sin so long enjoyed. The "churchites" will scoff at this and ridicule with the intent of humiliating the one that dares to oppose the wrongs done by the hirelings---what else is new?

If you have recently been so engaged then rejoice that the Lord has delivered you from the mouth of the lion and rejuvenated you for Himself. He always takes care of His own.

1 comment:

lyn said...

This is an excellent post Darrel, one that should be read by ALL. Praise God He is removing His elect from organized 'religion'. I have no desire to attend 'church' as it is done in this country, it is a joke. The Lord is opening the eyes of those who have been enslaved to this circus!