â€œIf my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and willforgive their sin, and will heal their land.â€ (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Make no mistake about it; revival is Americaâ€™s only hope of survival. If America is to change, its people must change. If the American people are to change, revival must come. If revival is to come, it must begin in the church. And if revival is to begin in the church, it must start in your heart! Thus, the best thing you can do for your county is to get your heart right with God!
Contrary to popular opinion, Americaâ€™s answer is not found in the Oval Office, beneath the Capital Dome, before the bar of the Supreme Court or in the polling place and ballot box. Instead, it is found in the altars of our churches. Until they are filled with repentant and broken hearts, as well as warm and free flowing tears, our countryâ€™s sole and certain prospect is divine retribution.
If revival doesnâ€™t come to America, it wonâ€™t be the fault of the American people, but of the people of God in America. The blame wonâ€™t be laid at the steps of the White House, the Capital or the Supreme Court, but at the steps of the church. For only we can prevent revival fires!
â€œRevivals begin with God’s own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bonesâ€¦Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!â€ (Andrew Bonar)