Times of Refreshing

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you – even Jesus” (Acts 3:19-20).

“Times of refreshing” from the Lord before He comes to restore everything according to ancient prophecies seems to indicate a reviving move of God. A great harvest of souls would go hand in hand with a sweeping revival of the church before Jesus’ return. The readiness of the bride of Christ through the righteous acts of the saints seems to indicate a purifying work of God that the church has yet to experience. All of this leads me and many others to believe and pray toward another great awakening before the second coming of Jesus.

And what of those passages of scripture that speak of terrible days? This will be a revival in the midst of spiritual warfare. As Satan becomes aware that his time is short and pours out his fury, so the forces of God respond in the power of the Holy Spirit. God does not leave us helpless and defenseless against the attacks of the enemy. A great reviving move of the Spirit of God enables the church not only to stand but also to prevail in the midst of darkness.

–Taken from Prayer and the End of Days (Praying God’s Purposes in Troubled Times) by David Butts.  (Click on the blue title for more information about this resource).

Father, may I be quick to recognize my sins and repent of anything that displeases You.  Wake up and revive Your Bride so that she may be spotless and pure before You.  Help me to stand firm as a holy light in the midst of the darkness.

Prayer Points
Praise God verbally, saying, “Jesus is Lord” (Rom. 10:9). Thank Christ for fulfilling God’s law for you and granting you his righteousness (10:4). Confess any attempts you are still making to earn righteousness and favor with God. Commit to a lifestyle of confessing the lordship of Jesus. Ask God to remove any lingering distrust (10:11).

Pray for God’s kingdom to come and his will to be done on your part of the earth as it is in heaven. Ask that the lordship of Christ, which we confess verbally, will be applied in just and righteous actions.

–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend  (Click on the blue title for more information about this resource).