God is definitely speaking to us on the subject of revival. The topic has featured in several sermons recently (including Yan Hadley’s last week, and it’s always good when the same theme is underlined by someone who has no knowledge of what has been on our hearts!) It’s also a theme that we find in daily readings (see UCB’s Word for Today) and songs, including this one by Rend Collective, entitled ‘Revival Anthem.’ (click on the link on the title below to watch the video and listen to the song).
‘Spirit, fall down, start a holy riot. Fill this place now with the tongues of fire. Oh, break the strongholds, come and unleash heaven. Burn within us, make us bold as lions.
This is our revival anthem. Can you feel the darkness shaking? Oh, we are the dry bones rising. This will be our great awakening. This is our revival anthem.
Fill our hearts, Lord, with a holy danger Lead us beyond our fear of failure We’ll fight the good fight in Your strength and power. We’ll take back the night, victory is ours.
We will praise You when our hearts are breaking, Praise You when our world is caving. We will not, we will not be moved. We will praise You ’til we see Your kingdom; Greater things are surely coming. You are God and You are on the move. Oh, You are on the move.’ (‘Revival Anthem’, Rend Collective)
As Jesus frequently said, ‘Whoever has ears, let them hear.’ (Matt 11:15) May we have ears to hear the whispers of God’s Spirit and the courage and determination to praise God in all circumstances and wait for His revival to come.