Let Us Return

Hosea 6:1-3 says, “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”

The condition for the outpouring of revival is returning to the LORD! Have you drifted from the LORD? Have you shortchanged your prayer life? When is the last time you wept over the sins of your city? Do you pray in the Spirit but refuse to witness to your neighbor? We are all guilty, but there is hope. We together must return to the LORD because when we humble ourselves before Him, He will heal our land!

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” The key to overtaking our city in the heart of revival is not recognizing the principalities at work and engage in warfare against them. In fact, it is detrimental to our spirit and very unhealthy! Nearness to the Father’s heart is our greatest defense. By humbling ourselves and taking responsibility for the spiritual climate of our city, God can rend the heavens as we rend our hearts, producing healing and a mighty outpouring of His Spirit. So, I encourage each of us, the church as a whole, to repent, which is a change of mind that results in a change of direction! May we not only see revival come to our land, but may we also become carriers of revival, leaving a legacy that forever impacts generations to come.