Prepare The Way Of The Lord

How am I preparing the way of the Lord? This is a viable question that each of us need to ask ourselves. As members of the church, am I doing what I was called to do? Am I prepared for His return?

Some Christians believe that revival is something the Lord does as a little “pick me up” for the church. To get them out of the “valley” so to speak and up unto the mountain top. But one cannot live on a mountain top.

God’s will has always been to reveal Himself to His people. To let them live in the revelation of His love and then take them higher and into new depths of revelation.

Revivals stop because of the wills and attitudes of people. We are not saying this to condemn, but so that we can become wise and pray out the way. We do not want to make the same mistakes made in previous revivals.

When the presence of the Holy Spirit invades, nothing remains the same. Nothing. But there is a cost to be paid to have revival because it involves laying our “self” down. Even this takes help because SELF will not kill its self. Only the Lord can help us get up on the altar and then stay there for Him to work in us and through us.

It is good to have memories of what God has done in previous times but if you live in that memory, then there is nothing new taking place. We want our testimony to be one of moving with God–every day, every step. Always advancing and increasing in Him.

When we are not, it is because the intimacy which brought us to our first love has waned. It gets replaced with doctrine and the works of man. Our talk becomes talk of what the Lord did in days past.

Is the Lord the lover of your soul today? Our relationship with Him is not about works. It is about love. It is about loving Him each day and allowing Him to love us. This is how intimacy stays fresh and alive. And if you love Him, you will do His commandments. His love will cause you to want to prepare the way for His return.

Remember, He did not leave us alone but gave us His Word and His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit inspires prayers in us to be prayed that bring about change. That change prepares the way for His return. Will you be ready?

For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (15) For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name]. (16) May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. (17) May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, (18) That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; (19) [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! (20) Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]– (21) To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).
(Eph. 3:14-21 AMP)

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