WORDKEEPING & REVIVAL

 

What do you picture your life would be like if you were totally “on fire” for God? Would you be happier, more fulfilled, more peaceful? Would you be experiencing victory over sin? Most likely you would! We’ve all felt that nagging feeling that we’re not ready to die, not ready to have our probationary time ended. That’s a scary feeling. To be at peace with God, to know that you are right with Him, that is truly living! The freedom Jesus promises is the freedom from sin, and from being half God’s and half the world’s.

 

To me, to be spiritually revived means that I am no longer praying lukewarm, halfhearted prayers. I am no longer having continual guilt over my constant failures. It means that I am not holding back in any area of my life, not making lame excuses for my rebellion. Being spiritually revived means being wholehearted for God. Deep down, every Christian must long for it.

 

Praise God, it is possible! He promises us that we can be overcomers. He is eager to revive us. We truly can be lifted up into heavenly places spiritually, and enjoy a close, intimate, victorious relationship with Him.

 

Here’s where Wordkeeping comes in. Truly, Wordkeeping will bring a spiritual revival. The more we do it, the stronger our love for God becomes. Our admiration and awe of Him deepens, and our longing to be like Him intensifies.

 

Wordkeeping involves a love for God’s Word that welcomes the Word into our hearts, and gives the Holy Spirit permission to bring about the revival. The radical transformation will adjust our entire lifestyle, so that we will enjoy the delights of true spirituality.

 

To be a lukewarm Christian is really the worst of both worlds. A lukewarm, halfhearted Christian has one foot in the world and the other in the church. The pull of the world is so strong that the desires of the flesh are indulged, and then the guilt sets in.

 

The hypocrisy of pretending to be religious when you know your heart is not right with God is utter misery. You learn to play act, and perhaps you can fool most people. If you can achieve a lot of Bible knowledge, in your head and not in your heart, you can really look good. But deep down, you know you’re a sham. Because you still love the world.

 

Pretend Christians, without a joyful, vibrant experience, are really missing out. Many have not made an entire surrender to God, and are holding back, reserving the right to enjoy a few little “harmless” sins, perhaps. They are suffering from a double-minded condition.

 

Let’s confess our double mindedness right now. God has the cure. Why not go for the gold tried in the fire, the eye salve, so you can see spiritually, and the white raiment of Christ’s righteousness that will cover you completely.

 

Jesus is standing at the door of your heart, wanting to come in and dine with you. He has a delicious spiritual feast waiting. Are you ready to let Him in?

 

My precious Heavenly Father, forgive me for my disgusting lukewarmness. It is so distasteful to You. I don’t want to be spewed out of Your mouth. I want to be held close to Your heart, to be loved and cherished by You. I want to be done with all double mindedness now, Lord. Cleanse me, I pray. Come in and dine with me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

When Jesus comes in, what is the meal that He will share with us? His Word! That’s the spiritual food He provides. He wants to Wordkeep with you, and bring you a great spiritual revival.

 

Wordkeeping with Jesus is a most delightful experience. There is NOTHING in life that brings a deeper satisfaction, and a more lasting joy. It is better than finding massive hidden treasure. It is better than anything your heart can desire. It is taping into the very wisdom of God. (See Prov. 3:13-15)

 

The decision to become wholehearted for God will not come without a struggle. You enemy will do everything possible to keep you a halfhearted Christian. Halfhearted Christians are actually more valuable to him than totally worldly people, because they make a mockery of the power of God. So be prepared for a struggle, but with God’s grace, you can choose to break out of the lukewarm condition into the marvelous joy of complete surrender.

 

Here are your ten texts for today.

 

Exo 20:8

Rtsd, tkih.

Exodus 20: 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exo 20:9

Sdstl, adatw:

Exodus 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Exo 20:10

BtsditsotLtG: iitsndaw, t, nts, ntd, tm, ntm, ntc, ntstiwtg:

Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Exo 20:11

FisdtLmhae, ts, aatiti, artsd: wtLbtsd, ahi.

Exodus 20: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Exo 20:12

Htfatm: ttdmblutlwtLtGgt.

Exodus 20: 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Exo 20:13

Tsnk.

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

Exo 20:14

Tsnca.

Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Exo 20:15

Tsns.

Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.

Exo 20:16

Tsnbfwatn.

Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Exo 20:17

Tsnctnh, tsnctnw, nhm, nhm, nho, nha, nattitn.

Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

 

In His Love,

Linda Kirk

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