Revival AND Reformation: God’s Call to Save America in a Time of Spiritual Decay
Revival and Reformation: God’s Call to Save America in a Time of Spiritual Decay
If there is any one thing that has become clear in recent years, it is that we need both a revival and a reformation in this country.
Revival is the spiritual renewal we desperately need, and reformation is the transformation of our society, our laws, our leadership, and more.
My question: What if God is raising up people who can do both? Even better, what if you are one of those people?
I believe that given the contemporary realities of remote work and technology, plus the increasing need for Kingdom warriors everywhere in our day, God is raising up not just revivalists or reformers, but also those who can carry both callings into their churches, workplaces, and communities. Some will even carry that dual calling out to the nation at large, and to all the nations of the earth.
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But what would that look like practically? Let me give you an example from my own week of how I was sowing into both revival and reformation. This week I broke a story about how public unions deleted a document to hide the ways they are colluding with the Biden administration (reformation).
Then, I went to the White House press briefing (reformation). On the train ride there, I prayed in the Spirit (revival). When I arrived, I read my Bible on my phone as I waited for the White House press briefing to begin (revival).
Here’s a picture from the inside:
I left an encouraging note about Jesus at the White House for someone to find, and on Saturday I am preaching to a small group about how Jesus can deliver us from any sin and bondage, just as He did for those in the Bible’s “Hall of Faith,” in Hebrews 11 (revival.)
I have several stories planned to work on next week, to expose how taxpayer funds are being used in a very controversial way (reformation). Now, I’m writing this column for intercessors who are focused on the salvation of this nation (revival and reformation!)
I am very far from realizing the fullness of the reformation-and-revival lifestyle, but we have to start somewhere.
I have friends who are praying for business leaders on work trips; who are making disciples while working on Capitol Hill; who are holding daily prayer meetings via Zoom during work hours at their job for a federal contractor. Can you imagine what would happen if this movement were to spread nationwide?
What if we had school board members who spent two hours in prayer every morning?
What if we had business owners who discipled their employees?
What if we had teachers who took their students on mission trips?
What if we Christian actors were to put on Biblically inspired plays at our local venue?
What if organizational boardrooms were to bring in prophetic voices to help create the corporate vision for the year?
What if you were the best employee at your job — and also hosted a Bible study during lunch breaks?
What if you were like Daniel: a government official given to prayer on your lunch breaks?
What if you were to invite co-workers to a barbecue and then shared your testimony?
You might be “just an intercessor” right now — but what if you went deeper into intercession while also running for county board, or school board, or state office; while running a local charity; while volunteering to lead the PTA? The possibilities and the Kingdom opportunities are limitless!
Revival and reformation! It is the way forward.
Will you join in?
With this in mind, let us pray:
-Father, make us like your servant Daniel, who worked during an evil time but who committed himself to pray during his workday — even at great personal cost. Give us the prayer lives of revivalists and reformers!
-Father, empower us with boldness and compassion to share our faith at work and to do the work of an evangelist (2 Timothy 4:5), as you say in your Word.
-Father, help us to steward our positions of authority well, and raise up the members of Christ’s Body to leadership in the land, that we might bring Kingdom reformation to every aspect and level of society. Let the salt preserve this society and prevent decay, Lord!
Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:13–16 ESV).
How are you praying for your role as intercessor? Have you asked God to lead you deeper in intercession? Share your thoughts below!
Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C., area, covering national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Casey is a graduate of Hillsdale College, and his work has also appeared on Fox News and in Fox Business, Washington Examiner, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33.
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