How To Have A Revival

“Now when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given by Moses. Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan.”

2 Chronicles 34:14-15

Jon Courson writes in his commentary on verses 14-15, “As the temple was being remodeled, refurbished, and restored, someone found a copy of the Law. Manasseh and Amon evidently had destroyed all the copies of the Law. But one was found in the temple in the midst of the rubble.
Bookbinding wasn’t developed until 900 A.D. Before that time, books were made from dried papyrus woven together and rolled into lengths of approximately one hundred feet. Because the process was not an easy one, books were not easily copied. Throughout history, every lasting revival that has taken place has been linked to a rediscovery of the Word.

The same thing will happen in our lives personally. That is, if we get into the Word, revival can’t help but break out. A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to a person who isn’t. If you want your life to be revived and refurbished and renewed, read your Bible, but know that Bible study isn’t always like the fourth of July. When I read the Word in the morning, I’m not always fired up. Sometimes it’s just plain discipline. But it’s a discipline that will bring about long-term maturity and real stability.

Think about the Christians you know who have a real history in the Lord and are rich in the things of God. I guarantee their walks are not based upon “Holy Spirit goose bumps,” or some new experience or hot tip. No, the men and women I’ve known who are deep and rich in their history and maturity with God are that way because of their knowledge of the Word. If you will center your life on Bible study, I guarantee you will have a rich, stable, mature Christian experience.”

There’s really nothing more you can add to that. If you are looking for ways to remain strong in your faith in a weak kneed world, if you want your mind to remain sharp when everyone else seems to be uncertain and confused, dig deep into your bible and discover for yourself why the Bible has been the number one best seller year in and year out. The truth never grows old.

“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 4:4

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Michael Osthimer

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