Psalm 85:6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Revival means bringing again into activity and prominence. In the Old Testament Revival means to have life, sustain life, live forever or to make alive.
When do we need revival?
We need revival when we do not love Jesus as we once did. When we would rather watch TV than read the Bible and pray.
We need revival , when we seldom think thoughts of eternity. When we make little effort to witness to the lost.
We need revival, when our Christianity is joyless and dray. When we are bored with worship and as believers can be at odds with each other and not feel compelled to pursue reconciliation.
We need revival, when we know the truth in our heads that we are not practicing in our lives. When we would rather make money than give money.
We need revival, when the fire has gone out in our hearts. We need revival over and over again so we sing and pray. Revive us again, Lord! And Psalm 85 gives us the foundation for our prayers. As it is true today so it was also true thousands of years ago when this Psalms was written.
First revive us again, Lord, because we are inspired by your History. The Psalm writer looked back for strength, encouragement and inspiration. He looked back and began to praise God.
V.1 Lord, you have been favourable to your land, you have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
V.2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people; you have covered all their sin.
V.3 You have taken away all your wrath; you have turned from the fierceness of your anger.
According to the above text. The writer is looking back at the Great things God had done for His people.
All of us can also look back at the great things God has done in our lives and we can feed our faith on wonderful testimonies of God touching other lives, sending revival, healing, deliverance and salvation.
I decree may God Revive your heart in Jesus Name.