REVIVAL “WORTH CONSIDERING” 4/4/19 (Not much I could add to what Andrew has written here but deeply worth considering.
|Subject:||[revival] “A CALL to ACTION” – Andrew Strom|
|Date:||Thu, 04 Apr 2019 21:20:29 +1300|
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“A CALL to ACTION” by Andrew Strom
Let me start with a warning. This is to be a blunt and outspoken piece. It is deliberately designed to be a challenge to our complacency. The Scripture tells us that, “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the VIOLENT take it by force.” So why is it that so many of us are passive and nullified by a kind of ‘fatalism’ that declares “Whatever will be will be”? That is not true Christianity. True Christianity has always been a WAR and battle for the souls of men.
I have been guilty of this “fatalism” myself. And there are some on this List who have been “waiting” for so long that to get out of their peace-time mode would takes a lightning bolt and a shaking far beyond what is healthy. I find it sad that it is not just the CHURCHES that need a good “shake” but some of us so-called ‘Revival’ types as well! There are some here who are about as “violent” as marshmallows. It is high time for that to change. To those who say that we should still be in “waiting” mode, I pose this simple question: When does the ‘wait’ end? When entire generations have been lost? When millions upon millions sitting in our churches are eternally ruined? Is the devil to “take the youngest” forever?
I love the Scripture from the story of David and Goliath that says, “And David spoke to the men that stood near him, saying, What shall be done to the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the Living God?” (1 Sam 17:26). And the record tells us that with no armour and with 5 smooth stones as his only weapon, David RAN FULL-TILT towards that Philistine, to see His God avenged and his people’s reproach removed. We hear a lot about people with “a heart like David” in these last days. Let me tell you – David was a man of WAR. A man of action. He would not put up with His God being put to an open shame. I wonder where the Lord will find His “Davids” today?
We live in one of the darkest hours in the history of our planet. “As it was in the days of Noah and Lot” declares the Scripture, and so it rapidly becomes. So where is the light shining in this darkness? Is it you? Is it me? Or do we slumber on?
Some of us have been “waiting” for 20 years for the right time. Are we never to act at all? Do we just float on, excusing our lack of urgency and burden with the trite reply that we are “waiting on the Lord”? Will such feeble reasonings ever find a hearing in the courts of God?
There is a battle raging. It has never ceased. It is the battle for the hearts and souls of men. Let the “spectators” and idle onlookers clear the field. Let those without courage or urgency or burden retire from the scene. It is time for God’s “mighty men of valor” to come
forth. The hour is late and the time will soon arrive when no man can work. “In season and out of season” said Paul, and it is time for us to heed his words. If ever there was an hour for the “Gideon’s 300” it is now.
Years ago God spoke these words to me: “WHO DARES WINS”. It is not enough to simply pray. For many have prayed and yet not taken the kingdom. And neither is it enough to prophesy. For many have brought endless “words” and yet the kingdom remains undisturbed. The
phrase “Who DARES Wins” is the motto of the British SAS – men of action who operate behind enemy lines and who revel in courage and fighting spirit. So it will be with the end-times servants of God. If you don’t have the stomach for it, hang back and do nothing. Nobody will notice.
But let those who have been prepared of God in the caves and the deserts come forth. You have awaited a trumpet blast. Do you not hear it?
Gird up your loins, you mighty men. Prepare for war. Arm of the Living God, put on strength! The Lord is about to arise and scatter His enemies. Can you not sense it? Let the modern John-the-Baptists come forth.
Special blessings to all. Andrew Strom.
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