Revival or Revolution, which is it going to be?
In the past two weeks, I have made (imho) two particularly significant posts: “Great Awakening; Great Reset; Great Deception; Climate Emergency; Covid Plandemic” and “What happens when the “normies” wake up?” where a number of questions are begged. I now want to ask another one …
albeit, not having answered, to my satisfaction at least, the questions I earlier asked. Today, I came across the following article: “The Prayer Meeting that saved England” (reference screen dump of first page of said article). I realised this related to issues raised in these two significant posts, in the light of those unanswered questions, e.g. if Great Awakening, what will that amount to and what will happen if (as I, and many who share my outlook on the world, hope) when the normies eventually do wake up?
While there is other stuff I need to attend to, as a retiree that does not have to go out to work, I have the luxury of being able to reflect on the happenings in today’s world. more from the viewpoint of Alternative media, typically through Bitchute, including the videos “SGAnon Huge Update 1/18/23 > We Can’t Wait This Is Gonna Be A Good One!” and “Katie Hopkins UK’s Number 1 Patriot Shares Her Views with Nicholas Veniamin” and I do so ostensively as part of my Watchmen on the Wall remit and my societal / Body of Christ contribution while in my dotage. I will not say too much about these videos other than, unsurprisingly, they give takes on world events that are not typically given in mainstream media and, having watched them, I am even more stirred up to write on today’s subject, preparing for the worst and praying for the best.
So back to the first page of “The Prayer Meeting that saved England”. It might be overstating it to say that this one prayer meeting that took place January 1st, 1739, involving the (arguably) founder of English Methodism, John Wesley, saved England, but events that followed, such as the “First Great Awakening” (see here for Wikipedia’s take on what happened) in all likelihood did. If one is to delve deep into the annals of history, one might conclude this happened when normies woke up. In France, they did but was without an evangelical awakening and it led to bloody revolution. In the USA, it could have followed suit. Even though many of its Founding Fathers were not doctrinally sound Christians, they recognised the role of our creator, as embodied in the US Constitution: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. With reference to the second page, without prayer, we are set to go down the revolution or some other harmful route, including the rule of the Antichrist.
I noted when as a keen young Christian that old men (and I am now one of them) often wistfully longed for revival but had often gone with the flow and settled for the status quo of religious mediocracy. I remember reading “Why Revival Tarries” and was struck by one abstract: “Leonard Ravenhill’s call to revival is as timely now as it was when it was published over 50 years ago. The message is fearless and often radical as he expounds on the disparity between the New Testament church and the church today. Why Revival Tarries contains the heart of his message”. I have read up a lot on the subject, noting not just revivals in the past, in many different situations, in many different ways, all of which amounted to a mass turning to God, and what is now being seen the world over.
I long to see the real deal, doing my part, adding my amen to the words of the “Prince of Preachers”. A lot of what I have done in recent years has involved community activism. While I have often been distracted from the importance of revival, some of that was necessary and I am glad the Lord has given me opportunities to serve as an activist. I have more recently taken up the challenge to be a watchman on the wall, partly because I see a need for such and am now past caring when so called pillars of the church get on their holy high horse to belittle the alarms being raised by me and others, and glad I have, although yet again my enthusiasm in going down rabbit holes has also sometimes proved to be a distraction.
All of which leads us back to my not yet fully answered questions and todays one: which (including neither, either or both) of revival and revolution, is it going to be? I cannot say with assurance which, but I hope some of the political prophets I follow are right as I continue to pray for revival, including the words of the hymn writer: “O Lord, send a revival, And let it begin in me!“. Rather than rattle on, I end with the text (above) and the words of a hymn (below), sung in school assembly back in the day, ringing truer than ever.