Thursday, August 20, 2009

And His Glory Shall Be Revealed...

I was reading Isaiah 40 today...there was soooo much in that chapter that touched my heart. For this post, though, I'll focus on verses 3-5. In NKJV it reads like this:

3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: "Prepare ye the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.
5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."

I really believe that there is something very special bubbling just under the surface of God's kingdom. I think that's why these verses resonated so loudly in my heart. God is moving in a mighty way in the lives of His people. It's easy to see in the eyes of the people that know His love and appreciate His salvation. It can be heard in the sound of worship coming from the local church. God is ready to do something HUGE in our generation...but we have to be ready...and His people need to make ready the way of the Lord.

I looked up the meaning of the word "wilderness." The American Heritage Dictionary defines wilderness as "an unsettled, uncultivated region left in its natural condition." Doesn't this definition aptly describe the state of our world today, in a spiritual sense? It seems that everything is unsettled. So many different religions floating around claiming to be the real deal. So many different sects within those religions. Where are the people that will lift up a cry challenging Christians everywhere, of every demographic, to prepare the way of the Lord? Where are the people who will cry out for righteousness in our generation? Who will cry out for a straightening of the way in this vast desert that is our generation, so that God will come into our midst in the fullness of His glory?

I don't know about you, but I'm hungry for a new move. I'm desperately thirsty for revival. This is my prayer for the church of God all over the world: that "every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain." I want to see an abolition of denominations and a coming together of the people of God in a unity that mirrors God's plan for us since the beginning of time. I believe that if we, as God's people, can dwell together in unity, that the light of God will shine so brightly through us that no darkness in this world will be able to stand against it.

When we take our place as watchmen -in prayer, in worship, and in righteousness- I honestly believe that the glory of God will be revealed in us and that all people everywhere shall see it and run to Jesus with reckless abandon. There is revival on deck, people. Now is the time!

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