Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
April 19 Scripture Selection: II Kings 10-12
Food for Thought: II Kings 11:12-20
Revival in the land! That is our prayer for our land today: that Jesus is lifted up as King, the temples in the hearts of the inhabitants dedicated to false gods are destroyed, and the influences of evil are cast down, bringing the land into joyful peace. It seems like an impossibility, but, just as in the days of Jehoiada, it is absolutely possible. And, as far as the bloody scenes of the Lord’s vengeance, not to worry! The Lord Jesus took on Himself all blood-shed that is required. Now, the people serving as instruments for revival do so with the most effective weapon: sword of the Spirit, attacking “principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12).”
This was not the only such incident of a complete and radical change in society to take place. Remember Nineveh (Jonah 3)? Those were wretched, evil people of the worst kind, and when they heard the truth, they repented and were spared the wrath of God. Another example is that of the city of the Samaritan woman (at the well), Sychar. When they learned that Jesus was the Messiah, they all believed on Him (John 4).
Even in the history of the United States, there have been revivals and Great Awakenings starting before the Nation was formed. There were mighty moves of God in the 1600’s, the 1700’s, the 1800’s, and the 1900’s. Seems like we are due for another mighty move of God through His people anytime now (I believe it has already begun!). All God needs is a few faithful people to pray and follow His lead. Then great things WILL happen!
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):