August 20

My beloved child…Draw near to Me and I will draw near and commune with you. Cleanse your hands of sin!  Let your heart be filled with God alone!  In true repentance, change your laughter to tears of sorrow and your mirth to deep sadness as you grieve over your disloyalty!  Humble yourself before Me, and I will lift you up, encourage you, and help you! [Father God…James 4:8-10]

**        **, revival begins in your heart.  Consecrate your heart to God, pleading with Me to bring revival, and to begin with you.  What is it that you are actually calling on Me to do when you ask, “Lord, send revival?”  You are pleading with Me to pour out My Holy Spirit upon you…to bring a deep conviction of sin and to make you painfully and consciously aware of sin in your life.  You are crying out for Me to impress you with a deep need for confession and repentance.  You are asking from the depths of your soul that I create a pure heart within you…a heart that is inflamed with yearning to live out your everyday life in a purity, holiness, and righteousness of your own that comes from obedience to My Law…in every thought you think, every word you speak, in everything you do.  You are telling Me that the deepest desire of your heart is to be holy as I am Holy; to be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect…just as I exhort My children to be. And you are asking to be filled with My Holy Spirit…that My Spirit would become a fountain within you, welling up, flooding your soul with torrents of Living water, ever flowing, continually overflowing, spilling over, touching the lives of everyone you come into contact with…that the Name of Christ Jesus My Son would be glorified through you, with you, and in you…to the praise of My glorious grace!

Child of God!  What can you fully expect Me, your God and Father, to do for you in answer to this cry of your heart?  I will make you miserable over sin in your life that you have heretofore been careless, complacent, and indifferent about, and I will make you painfully and consciously aware of sins that your heart…being deceitful and desperately wicked that it is…has hidden from you.  I will reprove My children, “Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded!”  I will cause you to “Grieve, mourn and wail over your sins, and in true repentance change your laughter to tears of sorrow and your mirth to deep sadness as you grieve over your disloyalty!”  And I will lovingly urge you, “Humble yourself before Me, and I will lift you up, encourage you, and help you!” [James 4:8-10]  I will lead you to confession and true repentance, and to have the same desire for purity, holiness, and righteousness in your life that I desire for all My children: “As the One Who called you is Holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.  For it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am Holy;'” and, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” [1 Peter 1:15-16; Mt 5:48]  I will grant you the desire of your heart for purity, holiness, and righteousness, because My Divine Son Jesus assured you, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” [Mt 5:6]  I have assured you that your longing will be completely satisfied, and you will be filled up to the measure of all the fullness of God…to the richest measure of My unclouded Presence, a soul wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!

My greatly beloved child…there will be an outpouring of My Holy Spirit upon your life, according to My command, “Keep on continually being filled with the Spirit.” You will experience the manifestation of My Holy Spirit in your life…singing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs and making melody with your heart to God. [Eph 5:18-19]  You will experience prayer, in accordance with God’s will, moving the hand of God, and you will experience the blessings that come from obedience to the leading of My Holy Spirit in your life.  I will show you My Glory; you will see it with your own eyes, and you will have occasion to testify to My great Name and mighty Power!  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God! [Mt 5:8]  Hallelujah!

Brothers and sisters in Christ…
Do you long for this deeper, more intimate personal relationship with the Lord…and His promise to pour all of His Blessedness and Goodness into you, to become ever more one with you? Here is a link to a prayer entitled Longing For God:  You will be greatly blessed in embracing this as your own prayer!  Wherefore brethren, having now boldness to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by the way which He dedicated for us…a new and living way to God through the veil, that is to say, through the veil of His flesh…let us then without further hesitation or delay draw nigh in fullness of faith; here let us continually abide in the fullness of faith. [Heb 10:19-20, 22]  Those who abide in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [PS 91:1]  Hallelujah!

I will glory in the cross:


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