Secret of Great Revivals
2 Chronicles 30:26
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So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel, there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
Historically, revival began with a small prayer meeting. We try to remember God's grace and encouraged the people of God to look back at themselves and to intercede for the people of Israel.
Revival is like God searching for those people who are awake, desire God, and love God. Small prayer meetings in Churches lead to great revivals for whole Church.
The history of God is made in quality, not in quantity. Even a small prayer meeting can change the Church and mold the people of God.
Great revivals are often followed by great crisis. After the revival in Judah, the neighbouring country Assyria launched an attack on Judah. At that time Judah relied on God as they experienced great revival in their hearts.
All the Judah fought together with Assyria. So Judah survived at the time, but the king of Assyria was killed by his own son.
Judah was a very small nation before the great Assyrian empire, but they did not perish.
Generations later, they were captured by Babylonia, but they kept their faith. They were not destroyed, because they depended on prayer and the power of God.
God did miracles. Israel had faith that if they come to God, God will protect them, and God will glorify them.
After the 2 great revivals in Judah, one just before the invasion of Assyria, and the other when they were captured by Babylonia, Judah gave in to corruption and became desolate as centuries passed, and were colonized by Romans. Jesus Christ was born in Judah during this period.
The prophesy in 8th century B.C. regarding the captivity of Judah by Babylonia (6th century B.C.), and the birth of Jesus Christ (1 B.C.) was fulfilled:
The LORD has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
But yet a tenth will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So the holy seed shall be its stump.
We hope to see Israel (God's people) set up faith again. We want to see the process and remember how the people of God kept faith and depended on God in times of adversity.