Mordecai warned Queen Esther that if she would not intercede for the Jewish people, God would raise up someone who would. Her response was, “I will fast, pray, and go see the king at the risk of death. And if I perish, I perish.” Her willingness to be an utter failure and die in disgrace was the pivot point on which God’s power turned to deliver Israel.
This raises the question, are you willing to be an utter failure for Jesus? Right now, the church is blocking revival because she wants Jesus plus success, respect, and comfort. Do you really want just Jesus? Are you sick of casual, cold religion--with no warmth, tears, or fire of God?
Pastor Ray and others at the National Prayer Chapel recognize that we, along with much of the American church, are in a place of failure. How many people have you brought to Jesus, in all the years you’ve been a Christian? Does the failure of the church--her lack of power with God and sinners--lay you in the dust?
We’re at a place of saying, “I don’t want to live if God won’t send the Holy Spirit to save the lost.” Will you stand and say, “Jesus, I only want you. I will do what you ask and stand for revival. I will not settle for anything less than being set aflame for the gospel of Jesus Christ. And if I perish, I perish.”
If you refuse to sacrifice your life for Jesus, revival will come some other way. But you will lose your place in the kingdom of heaven. Will you lay everything on the line for Jesus today?