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Father, we hunger and thirst for revival in our nation; call back those who have left the Church to turn to other gods, or to no god at all. Pour out Your Spirit and bring multitudes in every state to repentance and to a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ.

Analysis. Right on the heels of last week’s headline about the growing American clergy crisis, we are confronted with another disconcerting news report. A Fox News article published on Sept. 15 highlights a study by the Pew Research Center suggesting that Christianity in the U.S. is declining rapidly and that, if the trend continues, Christianity could become a minority religion by 2045. The study found that the number of Americans who identified as Christians fell from 90% in 1990 to 64% by 2020, while the number of people considering themselves unaffiliated or nonreligious (called nones by some who follow the trend) jumped from 16% in 2007 to 29% in 2020. The majority of those switching from Christianity to the “none” category or to other religions are under 30 years of age.

Have you taken your place on the wall?

 

That should concern us, of course, but not to the point of worry. Nationally known pastor and author Max Lucado wrote an opinion piece for Fox News in response to this report a few days later. He cited similar disconcerting circumstances and trends in the late 1700s, when Methodist Episcopal Bishop Francis Asbury filed a less-than-rosy report of the American frontier which said that “not one in a hundred came here to get religion, but rather to get plenty of good land.” Visiting Scottish Presbyterian missionary Andrew Fulton, for his part, observed that in “all the newly formed towns in this western colony, there are few religious people.”

According to Lucado, the same spiritual condition seen back then is reflected in America today. This is seen in how the Church formulates its presentation of the gospel and also in what is socially popular and unpopular: “The Christian faith is in decline. Spiritual indifference is everywhere. Addiction is up. Church attendance is down. Even with the population booming as much as 300 percent in some areas over the last ten years, the largest religious denomination is reporting a decline in membership. On the rare occasion that spirituality is discussed, the Gospel is often under attack. The authority of the Bible is questioned. Universalism is suddenly in vogue. No one is a sinner. No one will be lost. Everyone will somehow be saved. There is no eternal punishment. The idea of judgment is archaic and barbaric.”

If that tempts you to believe that the Christian faith is no longer worth adhering to, think again.

God broke into the spiritual decline of the 1700s with a sweeping revival that began at Cane Ridge Church, in Kentucky, in 1801, after a handful of local pastors had been crying out for revival. From there the revival swept out to every corner of America in what became known as the Second Great Awakening. This brought about societal reforms, influenced the abolition of slavery, and caused church attendance to soar.

That can happen again. Perhaps it won’t happen in exactly that same way, but it does appear that declines of the Christian faith are followed by times of revival and that this tends to occur in cycles. And this is true not just in the present day, because people have been turning away from God and then being brought back by spiritual awakenings since Old Testament times: “But after they had rest they did evil again before you, and you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they had dominion over them. Yet when they turned and cried to you, you heard from heaven, and many times you delivered them according to your mercies”( Nehemiah 9:28).

Spiritual decline puts the Church under pressure. This causes the Church to examine its ways. The exodus of its younger members exposes a lack of spiritual impact on the generations. I think God allows this to happen when we have gotten too comfortable, become ingrown and reluctant to embrace healthy change, and forgotten to rely on the work and power of the Holy Spirit in our congregations.

We have known about this decline for some time. But perhaps we have lulled ourselves into a false sense of security through the growth of the megachurches, not realizing that in the meantime some 1,500 more churches have closed each year than were started.

The COVID pandemic jarred us awake to some degree. In many cases, we couldn’t attend church in person anymore. While at first, online attendance for many churches reached record highs, those numbers did not hold up once restrictions were lifted and congregations returned to gathering on their campuses again.

All this suggests that we are seeing seismic shifts in the landscape of the American Church. Arousal from a sleepy sense of security is leading to new movements of prayer for revival. Uncertainty and decline are hard. They bring us to the end of our comfort zones and to a place where our hearts start to thirst again for a move of God. That, of course, is a good thing. A rude awakening is never pleasant, but it is often necessary to bring us to our spiritual senses and to show us that things are not okay in the eyes of God and that we need to pray earnestly for His intervention.

God responds to thirsty hearts that cry out to Him, because such hearts are receptive to the change and renewal He wants to bring. Comfortable hearts, on the other hand, are not receptive, because they perceive change as a threat to the status quo they are trying to maintain.

For that reason, we should see this alarming spiritual decline as an incentive to pray and as a sign of hope that our land is once again being readied for revival. The decline may signal a societal transition into a post-Christian condition, as has been the case in Western Europe since the 1960s. But even that alarming trend is now producing a spiritual harvest among young people as never before. According to Dutch website , there is more interest in the gospel of Jesus in the Netherlands now than there has been in decades, the gospel is being preached on city streets and in small towns, and people are being baptized in lakes and streams as they profess Christ. These occurrences, a mere trickle at first, are beginning to show signs of rapidly growing into a flood. And this in a country where less than 7% of the population regularly attends church.

Following four spiritual awakenings in the history of America, promises of a fifth, starting with the Native American nations, have been cropping up with increasing frequency over the past few months.

These reports of a clergy in crisis and of steep declines in church attendance notwithstanding, we have fresh hope through the promise that God desires to bring about another outpouring of His Spirit. This should incentivize us to turn our concerns about the religious landscape into fervent prayer. We can entreat Him to humble us, to change us, and to set us ablaze with unquenchable desire for His moving. And let us not let up until He does so.

Father in heaven, we thank You for Your compassion. You keep waking us up after we have fallen asleep, and You keep bringing us back whenever we go astray. We take all these alarming signs of church decline, clergy burnout, and uncertain shifts in the way we worship as an incentive to pray harder and longer for You to revive us yet again. Call Your Church to prayerfully and urgently invite You to move, and call our nation to return to a repentant faith in Christ. We believe that, once again, the time for a great awakening and for a mighty ingathering of lost souls into Your kingdom has come. You have been announcing it, and we are welcoming and longing for it. Come, Lord, revive us again! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Are you encouraged? Inspired? Directed to pray and act in a particular way? Please share in the comments.

Remco Brommet is a pastor, spiritual-growth teacher, and prayer leader with over 40 years’ experience in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the U.S. Born and raised in the Netherlands and having pastored his first church in Amsterdam, he moved to the U.S. in 1986. He and his wife, Jennifer, live north of Atlanta. When not writing books, he blogs and assists his wife as content developer and prayer coordinator for True Identity Ministries. Jennifer and Remco are passionate about bringing people into a deeper relationship with Christ. Photo Credit: Canva.

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anonomous
September 24, 2022

I have met people lately who will claim God and Spirituality, and who claim to pursue righteousness but do not want to be associated with radical Christianity, i believe this trend has to do with embarassment over professing Christians who are actually nothing more than Religious and name only, self righteous phairsetical finger pointing hypocrites, who bash gays and transgenders and all sinners instead of showing the love and mercy Jesus showed to the woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery…He said, “he who is without sin cast the first stone”…he ministered to both women and mentioned their sin but showed them mercy and respect instead of self righteously finger pointing and threatening hell fire and brimstone. Father we pray for the sad state of the church today, many who believe somehow that phairsees are only Jewish leaders from Jesus day, instead of an example to the church as well. Also the worldliness and lukewarmness in our churches, lack of disciplined personal daily prayer and bible study has contributed to a congregation that calls itself christian and has a form of Godliness, without actually passionately daily pursuing God, many were deceived thinking the sinner’s prayer is one and done…forever fire insurance, not considering the scriptures that call us on to maturity. taking up our cross and dying to our flesh, so we have a lacksidazical church without conviction, who do not hear the voice of the shepherd, or have his gifts, to truly love and minister deliverance to people like Christ did.

Father convict and draw the line in the sand clearly showing the church that we can not win the world to You with our own fleshly efforts, with disrespect and self righteousness. If we are going to talk Christ we need to walk Christ and truly be people of prayer and the word who hear your voice and will allow you to truly minister to the hurting world with gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your mercy, Father. We are all guilty and ghumbly ask you to heal us so that we can be pure vessels that partner with you in Spirit and truth to win others

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Al DeFilippo
September 24, 2022

Thank you for this article/post. Also, thank you for the mention of Francis Asbury. Having spent nearly 30 years studying Asbury, I’m confident his observations about times such as these would parallel my own observations. Over the years I have communicated to my daughters that in the sunny skies of South Florida where we live, there are always these little white birds zooming around. They are there everyday, but seldom are they noticed. It is only when our oft-changing skies turn dark that these little glimpses of white hope appear.

Just as in Isaiah chapter 59, God is allowing the soil of American culture to till- getting it ready for his prospering hand to release the Holy Spirit for a revival of the seemingly dead ground. Continuing to pray for the Lord to Rock this Nation!

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Rose Rocha
September 23, 2022

Lord, as a former New Age practitioner. I pray for the church people who have turn away completely. May they be struck with such glory of your presence. And the reality that Jesus is the only way. I experienced the miraculous power of healing that came to me from those believers praying to Jesus to heal me and deliver me. After that I was thoroughly convinced and have not turn back. In Jesus Name.

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Victoria Z
September 23, 2022

Father in the name of Jesus we come to you asking and expecting your Holy Spirit to help us intercede for this pastoreal crisis and for you to spiritually minister to and revive our ministers so that they may continue YOUR work in the earth.

Father protect and encourage your true shepherds who suffer persecution for taking a stand for your word of truth, who insist on building their churches on the firm foundation of your WORD, Christ the WORD made flesh, converting and raising up true disciples of the true and full gospel of Jesus Christ and who rely on YOU and your holy spirit to help them protect and feed YOUR sheep. Those who recognize that it is YOUR work through them, to help pray their sheep through and raise them up for maturity, to hear YOUR voice, you their shepherd, for themselves and take up their cross and follow you.

Father convict the ministers who are seed of the adultress (Isaiah 57) and also those who started out true but have lost their first love or fallen into various diverse enemy snares, who have become confused in their priorities who yielded to false doctrines and doctrines of demons unawares, and a watered down gospel with CHRISTIAN-Country Club Worldliness, building congregations and filling churches with phairsees, people, programs, and entertainment instead of disciples who are truly taking up their crosses following you.

Father raise up modern day Pauls, who have encounters with you that compel them to forsake religion for Jesus,

Raise up Peters who might have started out well but became confident in themselves thinking they were better and stronger in themselves than they were, they got out of the safety of the boat to walk on water to you, but then fell during enemy sifting and got into discouragement realizing their love and devotion to Christ was not what they thought, remind them that in YOU and your mercy by your spirit they can still feed your sheep and go on to Pentecost and truly laying down their life for you.

Father raise up a future generation who YOU have YOUR hand on, who avoid all the enemy pitfalls, who will help usher in true untainted revival.

Father have mercy on all of us. Each one of us who are ministers to our own families, churches, coworkers, communities, yet who dont realize it. Help us to take our lives and our service to you seriously, laying down our lives, picking up our cross and following you. Father so many lay down the cross unawares, and pick up our lives. Convict and Forgive us, please. Lead us into full repentance and restoration, with stability, who can no longer be shaken. Time is short and we need to redeem the time.

Thank you for your mercy and hearing and answering our prayers.

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Victoria Z
September 23, 2022

Father in the name of Jesus we come to you asking and expecting your Hoky Dpirit to help us intercede for this pastoreal crisis and to for you to spiritually minister to and revive our ministers so that they may continue YOUR work in the earth.

Father protect and encourage your true shepherds who suffer persecution for taking a stand for your word of truth, who insist on building their churches on the firm foundation of your WORD, Christ the WORD made flesh, converting and raising up true disciples of the true and full gospel of Jesus Christ and who rely on YOU and your holy spirit to help them protect and feed YOUR sheep. Those who recognize that it is YOUR work through them, to help pray their sheep through and raise them up for maturity, to hear YOUR voice, you their shepherd, for themselves.

Father convict the ministers who are seed of the adultress (Isaiah 57) and those who started out true but have lost their first love or fallen into various diverse enemy snares, who have become confused in their priorities who yielded to false doctrines and doctrines of demons unawares, and a watered down gospel with CHRISTIAN-Vountry Club Worldliness, building congregations and filling churches with phairsees, people, programs, and entertainment instead of disciples who are truly taking up their crosses following you.

Father raise up modern day Pauls, who have encounters with you that compel them to forsake religion for Jesus,

Raise up Peters who might have started out well but became confident in themselves thinking they were better and stronger in themselves than they were, then fell during enemy sifting and got into discouragement realizing their love and devotion to Christ was not what they thought, remind them that in YOU and your mercy by your spirit they can still feed your sheep and go on to Pentecost and truly laying down their life for you.

Father raise up a future generation who YOU have YOUR hand on, who avoid all the enemy pitfalls, who will help usher in true untainted revival.

Father have mercy on all of us. Each one of us who are ministers to our own families, churches, coworkers, communities, yet who dont realize it. Help us to take our lives and our service to you seriously, laying down our lives, picking up our cross and following you. Father so many lay down the cross unawares, and pick up our lives. Convict and Forgive us, please. Lead us into full repentance and restoration, with stabikity, who can no longer be shaken. Time is short and we need to redeem the time.

Thank you for your mercy and hearing and answering our prayers.

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Bo Ehrig
September 22, 2022

I am very encouraged of lately. It’s not about religion it’s about Faith in Jesus and Obedience. I see and follow people like Dutch and Tim Sheets. I think they are doing it right. We are to take on society and use our gifts that the Holy Spirit gave us. Not sit back and wait for the rapture. We do not know when that is happening. So, in the meantime lets fight. Let’s be a watchman on the wall and hold the Bible up to society and fight the good Godly fight until we are taken out of here by flight or death. It’s not easy but it’s the only way. We must stand for God. No matter what the cost. And we must pray for the synergy of the ages to come together and have God shoot His flaming arrows and light the fires of revival.
Amen and Amen

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Ann Adelstein
September 22, 2022

Adonai Jehovah,

You alone make a way where there seems to be no way. Your perfect timing a Kyros moment shall transform this nation in an instant. We stand in battle formation ready to take out the enemy and are already swinging our sword and marching with feet. Shod no the gospel

I have great faith that You Lord are taking this nation back to You! For you already took down the greatest curse over our land, abortion, which you have shown us is really Baal worship. The demonic realm of the queen of heaven, aka Asheroth, isis and Diana to name a few, have been hit hard by this and we have a state by state battle to take down all resistance to your will, that all babies live! That we not sacrifice them for convenience, financial wealth, pride and many other sick perverted reasons to kill a child!

Lord, You showed me the walls of Jericho coming down the day the Supreme Court ruling was announced and said, I brought the walls down and now you must charge in and destroy every vestige of Asheroth in the city, (which was dedicated to the moon goddess or queen of heaven)! Lord, How appropriate that we must now do hand to hand combat with the Word and our prayers but also show yYou that we can stand up for God and the kingdom, we must be vocal. For what are we if we lose our salt Lord? We will be your courageous conquers like Joshua and the Israelites taking back the promise land. So it will be the first step for our nation and your army on earth! We are ready and already fighting!

I promise to stand for God’s supreme law and stand for life and pray in the enemies cities and states that are demonic strongholds. I am not afraid of man only of not showing my love for you, Lord. If we love you we obey you and I choose to love you!!

Thank you Lord! I know you are saving this nation and will return it to Godly moral principles. I am eternally grateful to you and praise you for removing the curse from our nation through the courts and that you are continuing to push Godly rulings from the supreme court. Thank you and we trust in you!

I decree that America shall be saved!

I pray in Jesus’s name

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D
September 22, 2022

We thank You Father for the Generals of the Faith; both past and present. Thank You Father that we weren’t put here at this time by accident. We are truly blessed to be here on this 🌍 during one of the most exciting times since Jesus walked the earth. Guide and instruct us Father. Give us courage and strength to complete our assignments. We know You are working in the “camp of our enemies” and acknowledge that You get all the Glory. In the Mighty and Powerful name of Jesus. Amen

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Iris Stripling
September 22, 2022

For over 20 years I have felt called to pray for renewal and revival first for the Church, and also for this nation and Israel, especially as I have seen the great moral decline spiraling further into darkness. I truly believe the Church has stood on the sidelines and refused to stand against the vile wickedness and evil that has overtaken so much of our society. We are in need of repentance now more than ever.

A number of years ago, I asked the Lord how best to pray about these things and He directed me first to Joel 2, then later to Daniel 9, and Habakkuk 3. I believe these prayers are even more relevant for us today. We need to be on our faces and knees before the Lord praying these prayers. Daniel was a very righteous man, but included himself, as we should also, in falling short and sinning greatly in his epic prayer:

Daniel 9:4-19, (selected and paraphrased):
“O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps Your covenant of love with all who love You and obey Your commands, I confess that we, as a people and a nation, have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, preachers, teachers and evangelists who spoke in your name to our leaders, our fathers and to all the people of the land.

Lord, You are righteous, the Source of all righteousness, but this day we are covered with shame because of our unfaithfulness to You and because we have sinned against You; especially the shedding of innocent blood (abortion of over 61 million babies), vile wickedness, gross immorality, corruption, depravity and sexual perversions that we have allowed to permeate our society, have brought upon us great disaster.

Now, O Lord our God, Who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and Who made for Yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. O Lord, in keeping with all Your righteous acts, and because many of Your people are praying now, turn away Your anger and wrath from this nation, Israel and Jerusalem, Your city, Your holy hill.

Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your people. For Your sake, O Lord, look with favor on these desolate nations. Give ear, O God, and hear; open Your eyes and see the desolation of the nations and the city that bears Your name. We do not make requests of You because we are righteous, but because of Your great mercy.

O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, do not delay, because these nations and Your city and Your people still bear Your name. I beseech You to bring another Great Awakening, greater than anything that has ever happened before, to sweep across this nation and Israel with a cleansing fire, so hearts can be changed and multitudes be saved.

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Iris Stripling
September 22, 2022

I have been praying for revival/renewal of the church since around 1993 when I saw the extreme left leaning direction of the denomination I was attending. I had connected with a group outside of my own church who was teaching the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and who were also more evangelical, and this inspired me to start praying fervently for revival. My pastors were not interested in promoting that and said I could do so on my own, but there wasn’t enough interest in our small congregation, so I continued to pray on my own, even until now. I did discover the wonderful news about the Great Awakenings, which so encouraged me, and had helped me to witness to others regarding the hope we have, even as we see the decline that is happening now. I firmly believe that God ALWAYS keeps a remnant for Himself, who are devoted to prayers for revival and never give up!! I also believe with certainty that we do have that remnant now, and in His timing, we will see the greatest revival/awakening that has ever happened, not only here, but around the world, and this has been confirmed by a number of prophetic ministries. So, don’t let us lose hope, but continue to increasingly pray in faith that it will happen very soon. Never, never give up!!

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digleigh
September 22, 2022

Generally, most churches are tickling the ears, and avoid tough issues..They tend to lower their standards, casualize( my term) to bring more in, but stand for little..Seminaries were infiltrated with wrong doctrine for decades .Many Christians leaving churches, are not leaving the faith but the liars…I contend many that left are more faithful than the entertainment Churchianity we have today..I alerted 19 churches of the sexual perversion education among many others in the nineties Not one stood for the brainwashing occurring! I was shocked, and devastated, and left traditional churching…Truth is a masculine man bullwhipping the moneychangers out…Not a feminine tiptoe through the tulips gonadless male, embracing conflict resolution, teambuilding, and how to compromise …America is losing because men are not standing up, and frankly too many women running the churches..God will expose all…Aristotle. ” Masculine Republics decline into Feminine Democracies, and Feminine Democracies decline into Despotism”.

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Becky
September 22, 2022

AMEN AMEN AMEN
No doubt numbers are at a low and I personally know many moms praying, some with me, for our prodigal children, some in that 30something range! So I TOTaLLY, whole, ❤️‍🔥heart agree with Max! No is not the time to despair, but pray and hang on, watch for that new thing our Poppa God is doing, that we just don’t see, yet!

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JACQUELINE
September 22, 2022

Heavenly Father, we come before You as Your Body and declare that we believe what Your Word says. We know that if we believe in our hearts that You raised Jesus Christ from the dead and confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord, we will be saved. We also know that whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. So, Father, we are calling upon You right now. We recommit ourselves to You and we declare that You alone are Lord of all! We ask for Your forgiveness for putting our faith in anything but You—for being distracted by the things of this world and allowing our hope to come from man. You are where our hope comes from. You are our Rock, our Salvation and our Refuge; and we place our trust fully in You.

Jesus, from this moment forward, You have our lives and our hearts completely. We are here to serve You faithfully—to reach a new level of commitment in our relationship with You so that we may obediently serve You and walk out Your will on this earth, in this country and in our local communities. In Jesus’ mighty Name—Amen!

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CHAVA
September 22, 2022

NO MORE CANAANITES IN THE HOUSE OF G-D!
by Eva

G-D’s judgment begins with His people
Before He starts judging the world.
Materialism and compromise
Are the two sins in G-D’s House unfurled.

Today, many professing Christians
Are for the most part, running scared.
Compromise has been the pressing issue;
Doctrinal truth is no longer shared.

Holy reverence for the House of G-D
Has been forgotten or tossed aside.
Avarice, adultery, idolatry,
Even sodomy now there abides.

Rejecting the whole of G-D’s Holy Word,
Even downplaying the “virgin birth”
And denying the deity of Jesus,
They’ve truly bastardized salvation’s worth.

What’s even worse, they’ve now joined hands
With all religions from every place.
Assuming that all roads lead to G-D,
They’ve literally slapped Him in the face.

Released this day is a brief word of warning:
Let all who have spiritual ears to hear
What G-D’s Spirit is saying to His people,
“Repent, cry aloud with all godly fear!

“How long will you halt between two opinions?
How long will you stand upon unholy sod?
Return, return, return O’ My people!
No more Canaanites in the House of G-D!”

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Susan CC
September 22, 2022

I believe God is preparing us for revival….

Psalm 69 (BSB)
29But I am in pain and distress;
let Your salvation protect me, O God. (It does. Thank You Lord.)
30I will praise God’s name in song
and exalt Him with thanksgiving. (Thank You Lord.)
31And this will please the LORD more than an ox,
more than a bull with horns and hooves. (May the Lord be pleased.)
32The humble will see and rejoice.
You who seek God, let your hearts be revived! (May our hearts be revived!)
33For the LORD listens to the needy
and does not despise His captive people. (Hear our prayers Lord.)

“Father in Heaven, we thank You for Your compassion…Call Your Church to prayerfully and urgently invite You to move, and call our nation to return to a repentant faith in Christ.”

Praise reports from around the world….https://www.globalrepent.com/the-nations

72 hours, turning to Him… National Day of Repentance 9/25/22
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/72-Hours–Turning-to-Him.html?soid=1113130512406&aid=eu42uxIhQvA

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Tim Ramey
September 22, 2022

Remco, I have been led over the years to realize that prayer is needed to preface any move of God. His people need to pray. Prayer is often glibly recommended but it is difficult to get people to pray – really pray. I can lecture all day but the Holy Spirit is required to pierce hearts. I appreciate and recommend your audience to listen to an old prayer warrior who spoke much on revivals; his name is J Edwin Orr. He says that the prerequisite for revival is prayer. Three elements are necessary; prayer must be united, focused and sustaining. Thank you for your work, Remco!

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    Remco Brommet
    September 22, 2022

    Thank you, Tim. I was privileged to meet Dr. Orr when he came to speak at our Bible College in Great Britain. His lectures helped shape my life’s ministry of calling for and mobilizing prayer for revival.

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Susan
September 22, 2022

I forgot to add the prayer. Father, I lift my friend Kathy. Please completely heal her in both in mind and body. I know that nothing is impossible with you. You are rich in mercy, grace and love. I ask in the name of Jesus,your only begotten son. I praise you, Holy Trinity forever.

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    Susan CC
    September 22, 2022

    https://biblehub.com/hcsb/psalms/62.htm (Trust in God Alone) Psalm 62

    Dear Heavenly Father, let Susan’s heart be glad. Kathy loves You. You love her. What compares to this relationship? Let Kathy and those she loves, rest in You alone. You are their rock and salvation, their stronghold. May they never be shaken. Let Kathy and those she loves, trust in You alone. As they pour out their hearts to You Abba Father, be their refuge. Strength belongs to You Lord as does faithful love. I pray Your strength and love will cover Kathy at this time and I ask the same for Susan. I am praying for Your Glory to be apparent to all and I ask this in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

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Susan
September 22, 2022

I do know where to put this request but I desperately need prayer for my dearest friend has dementia and since a fall a few days ago has severe mobility issues. We took her to the hospital but they could not do anything for her. She is a loving, kind christian woman. Please help.

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    Becky
    September 22, 2022

    SWEeT! Glory to Your Name Lord!
    9/25/22 is Rosh Hashona.
    And it is just after a HUGE memorial service of a child of THE King and a king, attended by so many leaders from around the world, who all heard Poppa Gods Word read, globally, and proclaimed the Gospel….get ready people….

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Carla
September 22, 2022

Dear Father,
I pray for a true spiritual revivial in our nation. We have drifted and allowed the wolf in to our churches. We have not taught the next generation what is really means to be Christian. It isn’t just a group to belong to. Your are our foundation and our future. Bring us back to You, O Lord. Break out hearts for YOU! In Jesus’ Name Amen.

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Stephen Swanson
September 22, 2022

It won’t happen till you quit calling it revival.
It’s called repentance in the Bible.
Revival is an ambiguous word that could just mean a week of Baptist meetings planned months in advance with Dr. So and So.

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Allena Jordan
September 22, 2022

I am reminded of this song from Graham Kendrick’s Album “Is Anyone Thirsty?”
Wake up, O sleeper and rise from the dead”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNz505fDw64

A prayer in song.

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Norman Thomsen
September 22, 2022

We are praying weekly with a group of deeply concerned, believing friends in our city! Thank you IFA for your timely and so helpful communication and publications that the Lord uses to inform us and guide our prayers! Our Victorious Lord is on the March!

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Phil Millage
September 22, 2022

Some questions came into my mind during morning prayer. We should think about these;
1.-Do You love the things of the Lord or is it all obligatory effort on your part?
2-Do you have an acute awareness of God and His kingdom in all you do?
3-Are you and your spouse one person.
-Your view of heaven. Do you think it will be boring worship of the Lord or an amazing, endless love fest i. e.,the absolute best of all things? When say things like “that was a taste of heaven” you’re on the right road.
4-Do you feel a compelling love for others that drives you to entering their pain?
Once we see our need of Jesus in all things our lives begin to change and the world begins to change. We will pray about all things.

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    Becky
    September 22, 2022

    Great questions for a heart check! Thanks for sharing!

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Tomi
September 22, 2022

I believe revival will come, however, if you read Jonathan Cahn’s new book “Return of the Gods” you’ll get greater spiritual insight with huge spiritual implications. This is war, as we know. Praise God.

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Gwendolyn Wendt
September 22, 2022

Lord impressing me to pray for three churches here in Oak ridge TN every morning nad evening for their needs and revival to come.

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Patrik
September 22, 2022

There will be no revival. The world is too far gone for revival. The devil and his minions have seen to that. BUT the next thing on the Lord’s calendar is the ‘harpaso” (sic) called the RAPTURE. 1 Thess 4:13-16. God has promised to remove us from his wrath before the 7 year tribulation. So look upward true christians, our redemption draweth nigh

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John
September 22, 2022

I highly recommend that you consider watching Flashpoint and Mario Murillo Ministries as yes, revival is coming and indeed is beginning to happen in CA.

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Brian lynch
September 22, 2022

Excellent article, as usual, Remco. We SO desperately need revival in our land, as your article so eloquently describes the apostasy that we are dealing with in America. Lord, please, by Your great mercy and grace, send us a Great Awakening/ Revival. We thank and praise You that revival is NOT something that we have to earn, but an experience that You send to us because of Your great love for us . We eagerly anticipate that the prayers of Your saints will not be in vain. Please, send us revival, in Your way, and in Your time. In Jesus’ mighty name.

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Linda Rice
September 22, 2022

Purity and power are what we pray for. Numbers are God’s business.

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Dan Borgnaes
September 22, 2022

Many of the churches have accepted apportion, sodomy, and socialism/communism. I left one church and am now a member of a Holy Church. Yes, we are all sinners, but not without God.

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Deb
September 22, 2022

Matthew 7:13–14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Jesus himself predicted many would be on the broad path that leads to death.
There may be small pockets of revival in certain areas,however,the Bible says in the last days many would turn away from exclusivity only one way and say there are many ways to heaven.
There will be a lot of religious people who won’t make it to heaven.
Satan appears as an angel of light and deceives many.
The great apostasy is under way and it’s all falling into place.We need to look up for Christ appearing for the Church.
Awaiting his return

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Bb
September 22, 2022

The Bible doesn’t mention revival in the end times, only a falling away.

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    Patrik
    September 22, 2022

    Fully agree! The world is falling apart but everything is in place as God is in control and things are going according to His plan.

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Rumplestiltskin
September 22, 2022

When religions no longe serves its parishioners, they will go somewhere else that promises to help them see the truth. American Christianity came to believe that everyone had to obey the demands of their clergy or else. church became a control mechanism which uses guilt and brow beathing to keep the animals in line. When good christains began killing those who didn’t believe like them, they began the long slow fall from grace, and became no better than what is Islamic butchery of those not like them.

Eventually those who became devout believers began to believe in their own superiority, “because their bible told them so”, and everyone else who didn’t buy into their guilt producing idiocy were thought to be Satan’s spawn. In other words my friends Christians as of late have brought this down upon themselves.

The interesting things is that the WWW has made all of human frailties obserable in a very uncomfortable way. Those who actually began to understand the nature of the human animal also began to see that as a race, humans not advanced very far, and as far as I am concerned Technological Advancement is not what makes a civilzation mature. What makes a race mature is when they have managed to control their animal natures, such that we don’t believe everyone not of our tribe to be the enemy.

Remember that in your need to control others, you have become the worst of humanity because you have so bought into your bibles, that you are essentially all suffering from what is known as “The Stickholm Syndrome”. You began to believe your jailer was your savior. Your Anthropomorphic belief in your bible which was compiled as a control mechanism stunted your intellectual and emotional growth.

The WWW has begun to wake everyone up to their own foilbes, one of which was a diabolical control mechanism. You do know that your bible was compiled don’t you? It was put together for a purpose and that purpose was not to seve mankind but to control it !

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    Jenny
    September 22, 2022

    God Bless all who have commented with such loving concern and Biblical insight!
    The differing views about a revival prompts me to ask what qualifies as a “revival”?

    Perhaps it is the Shepherd’s voice calling to the sheep who belong to Him, but have strayed and wandered afar?
    If so, a revival does not negate the observations by commenters that there will be a “falling away”. Rather, the ones “falling away” may be church attendees but unbelievers, or those many who have long rejected Him, who are not even in His Book of Life.

    Just my thoughts, since I am one who fell away–a wandering sheep– but God has called me back in the last couple of years. Hallelujah and Praise His Holy Name!

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      Becky
      September 22, 2022

      Glad your back!
      Love your compassionate words…may God forgive us for our arguing without reference. Many thanks to those who remind us there is a ‘falling away’ in scripture, but there is also talk of souls coming home to Messiah and we KNOW Poppa God can squeeze in more ‘revivals’ or ‘repentance in mass’, whichever one prefers🥰

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Jan
September 22, 2022

Prayerfully, in full agreement with Mississippi Shepherd below. Amen

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The Prayer Sentry
September 22, 2022

Father, may the blaze of revival sweep across our vast spiritual wasteland like out of control prairie fires.
https://theprayersentry.com/2022/09/22/an-emerging-wasteland/

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Tennessee girl
September 22, 2022

God is working here too. At Liberty University convo yesterday a host of college students accepted Christ. God is working! Keep praying!

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Mississippi Shepherd
September 22, 2022

Being “Unchurched” until my mid-40’s (something I take absolutely no pride in saying), I can attest to the fact that people can attend church every Sunday and still be “falling away”.
I knew “of” God, but I didn’t “know God” like I wanted to.
My thought at the time was “these guys I work with go to church every Sunday, but act like me the rest of the week” so why go?
By God’s grace, and God’s grace alone, He put a woman in my path that opened my eyes to His glory and goodness.
Here’s a hard-core fact: The way we carry ourselves out in public may be the only sermon some people see all week.
May God Bless You and Yours

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Beth
September 22, 2022

I love this article! It gives me hope! Brothers and sisters in Christ, let’s rise up to this amazing time in history! The outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh! Let’s cry out loud to our Heavenly Father for revival. I believe the fall festivals is a time for harvesting! For the fields are ripe! Loving and merciful Father, we cry out to You for revival! We repent, and turn from our sleepiness and wicked ways. Refresh our clergy, awaken Your church and hear our cry to bring home all Your lost sheep. Hallelujah and we love and praise You Abba Father, in Jesus name, amen

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Linda
September 22, 2022

I pray every day for God to move across our country so many people are loss they need Jesus my heart hurts for the loss

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The Prayer Sentry
September 22, 2022

LORD, may this faltering nation make a hasty return to her Judeo-Christisn roots.
https://theprayersentry.com/2022/09/21/dead-bird/

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Ron Valiquette
September 22, 2022

I pray every day for the people on my list, the president, our country, military, first responders and for revival in our country… before every meal. God bless the USA!

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Bible man
September 22, 2022

In fact Apostle Paul tells us the very OPPOSITE of Revival as we get closer to the end of this age. He called it the great Apostasy or
“falling away”.
Jesus tells us in Matt 24 that man will become more wicked the closer we get to the end of this age.
Apostle John tells us in Revelation that during the Great Tribulation he saw a number greater than he could count wearing white robes washed in the blood of the Lamb. There will be NO REVIVAL until then so anyone who tells you so does not know the Bible.

“These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)

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Larson Roger
September 22, 2022

Pray Matthew 13:13-15. Pray for a great spiritual reawakening and that the Holy Spirit wii open the eyes of 100’s of millions of people in the U.S and around the world so they see their need for God; pray that the Holy Spirit wii open their ears so they hear the Good News of Jesus Christ; pray that the Holy Spirit will soften their hearts so they repent, confess their sins and serve Jesus and give Him all the glory, honor and praise. Amen!

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Daniel
September 22, 2022

Actually, where in the Bible does it say there will be a revival? That’s not my interpretation of Revelations at all. In that book, my take was man damning God for all the problems they created. Sounds just like today, doesn’t it? Germany, despite warnings puts all it oil in the Russian basket then blames Russia for cutting off their oil. Whatever happens, it can’t be your fault.

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    Mary K
    September 22, 2022

    I agree-
    hopeful Gd will move on hearts-
    though in Rev 16:11 Gds word heartbreakingly tells us that men still won’t repent-

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    Honey Creek Radio
    September 22, 2022

    Daniel: [Act 2:17 KJV] And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
    [Act 2:18 KJV] And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
    [Act 2:19 KJV] And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
    [Act 2:20 KJV] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
    [Act 2:21 KJV] And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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      Tennessee girl
      September 22, 2022

      Amen! Exciting time to be alive!

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        Mary K
        September 22, 2022

        You are quoting Acts as Peter quoted Joel-
        It’s not something new –
        Peter said -this is that- spoken by the prophet Joel
        -What was happening in Acts WAS that fulfillment -that outpouring-the churches beginning.
        It’s not a guarantee of revival
        It’s a hope of Gds mercy for our future

        What about in Revelation -some men will gnash their teeth at Gd

        Praying that both can be true

        I hope revival happens-May Gd have that mercy on us ….

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