Pray for a miracle – that God would bring revival

I still believe in miracles. It may not be popular in our day and it is certainly not expected in our churches, but nothing is impossible with God.
Miracles are supernatural occurrences. They are either divine intervention, interrupting of natural laws, or they are laws known only to God.
Miracles were very common during the age of scripture. Making an ax head float, pouring jars of oil from a single vessel, parting large bodies of water, turning water into wine, healing the sick, opening blind eyes, casting out demons and prophesying events that will occur in the far distant future are but a few miracles attesting that God is a God of miracles.
None of these miracles should startle us beyond belief. In fact, if God created the heavens and the earth, we should expect other miracles, which can only be less spectacular in nature.
Another great miracle is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. There is more evidence for Jesus’ resurrection from the dead than for any other miracle; or for that matter, for any other event in history. Why is the resurrection of Jesus so hard to believe? Jesus lived an extraordinary life, taught extraordinary doctrines, and made bold and magnificent claims for himself. He prophesied his death – and the manner of it – a year before he died. He prophesied his trials and the accusations that will be made against him. He prophesied his own resurrection,  and the time it would occur (after three days). The tomb was empty. His body was never found. The Jews and Romans would have gladly produced it to disprove Christianity. The disciples would surely not die cruel deaths for a fabrication.
Millions of martyrs throughout the history of the church have given their lives for the testimony that Christ lives, and millions more have experienced a tremendous transformation of their lives when they called on Jesus. They learned the peace that passes understanding, removal of guilt, burdens lifted and a love for the church that never before existed.
A great miracle is needed today. We need a great outpouring of the Spirit of God. We need a great revival. Only God can bring true revival. Our churches are depressed, our nation is immoral and our world is sorely troubled. We can only be saved by God. We must pray for a miracle of revival – a great awakening.
We can foster excitement, ecstatic behavior and frenzy. We can sing songs, pray great prayers and preach wonderful sermons, but we cannot produce (or induce) a revival with real spiritual success. Great meetings are not revival. Corinth undoubtedly had great meetings with Paul, Apollos and Peter, but they remained carnal. Only God can give repentance. Only God can give faith. An intervention from heaven is the great need of our day.
I urge you to pray. Pray for our nation. Pray for your church. Pray for the lost. Pray for spiritual renewal in your life – one that burdens your soul for a world that dishonors God. Pray that everything that has breath will praise the Lord. Pray that God gets ahold of your life, warms your heart, and draws you so close to him that you forget yourself and become lost in his excellence and glory.
Miracles always attest the glory of God. God created the world for his glory, and that men might enjoy him. God raised Jesus from the dead to show his glory and that men may know him. Pray that he will be glorified in you. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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