Revival in America begins when Christians repent. First, we must understand the immediacy and the nature of true conversion. The apostle John writes,
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother” (1 John 3:9-10).
Thus, Scripture shows that we do not grow out of sin. Conversion is not gradual. We don’t conquer one sin at a time and then finally arrive at salvation. Instead, the entire natural man must die, and we must be born again as a new creation in Christ. This new person is forgiven of all past sin, hates sin, earnestly wants to obey Jesus, and no longer sins.
Because many professing Christians have never been truly converted, or they fell away after being converted, we should consider whether we’re really Christians. If there is any sin at all in your life, it’s time to “repent, and do the first works” (Revelation 2:5).
Revival in America hinges on Christians who are holy right now, in reality. In this place, we can seek God for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This Pentecost anointing empowers Christians to effectively win souls to Christ. Without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ couldn’t win a single person for the kingdom. Can we expect any better results?
Will you make revival in America the great work of your life? Will you persevere in prayer until God answers, right before your eyes?