Day 23 - Awake, Arise, Hear the Call!

Greetings,

I received a very simple song today; Awake, arise, hear the call, I say, awake, arise, hear the call and Christ will shine on you!

That's my pray for you, may you (we) awake in this hour, arise for any places of slumbering, and hear the call to partner with Holy Spirit to see awakening / revival come to our lives, homes and nation.

Awakening, Arising, Hearing His Voice,

Sharon

Awake, Arise, Hear the Call!

The Fifth Wave

Week 4 - Monday, May 13th

The Fifth Wave began around 1880 this period is known for its unusual evangelistic effort and success, most of its documentation surrounds the ministry of Dwight L. Moody whose ministry may be described as "highly successful crusade evangelism interspersed with periodic revivalism. Moody traveled, with his singing evangelist companion, Ira Sankey. We may well describe this resurgence or wave as "a missionary revival" which took the flame of the 1859 revival even further around the world, ensuring a strong church base in all nations – just in time for the great 20th Century awakening.

Awake, Sleeper - Hear the Call!

Ephesians 5:14-21 14 Therefore He says: "Awake, sleeper, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation (wild living); but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.

If we will…

    • Awake: become aware of; come to a realization of

    • Arise: emerge; come into being or action

Christ will…

    • Shine His Light: illumination (revelation), to set burning, to shine upon

See then that you…

1. Walk in Wisdom

    • Walk - [a verb] to walk; to make due use of opportunities

    • Circumspectly - exactly (showing agreement), accurately (give a truthful presentation), diligently (hard working effort)

    • Wise - skilled, forming the best plans and using the best means for their execution.

2. Cease the Time

    • Redeeming - [a verb] to redeem; to make wise and sacred use of every opportunity for doing good, so that zeal and well doing are as it were the purchase money by which we make the time our own.

    • Time - opportune or seasonable time; the right time.

    • Days - the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours.

3. Steer from Evil & Ignorance

    • Evil - full of labours, annoyances, hardships; hurtful, that is, evil (properly in effect or influence).

    • Unwise - ignorant, (specifically) egotistic (somebody who is selfish, self-absorbed, and self-centered); unbelieving.

4. Set Your Will

    • Understanding: [a verb]: to set or bring together in the mind. (Rom. 12:1-2)

    • Will - what one wishes or has determined shall be done; commands, precepts, will, choice, inclination, desire, pleasure. (Col. 3:2 also Acts 22:14 AMP)

5. Be Continually Filled With the Spirit

    • Filled - to fill up; to furnish or supply liberally; to carry through to the end, to accomplish, of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish; to fulfill, i.e. to cause God’s will (as made known in the Word) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfillment.

    • Spirit -  breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit…God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit. (Jh. 20:22)

We CAN…

Hear His Voice - Know His Will

And he said, The God of our forefathers has destined and appointed you to come progressively to know His will [to perceive, to recognize more strongly and clearly, and to become better and more intimately acquainted with His will], and to see the Righteous One (Jesus Christ, the Messiah), and to hear a voice from His [own] mouth and a message from His [own] lips. - Acts 22:14 AMP

Be His Witness…

For you will be His witness unto all men of everything that you have seen and heard.- Acts 22:15 AMP

ACTION

  • Read: Psalms 119:153-160 (revive us, Oh Lord)  also Fifth Wave of Awakening below - do it again, Lord!

  • Cry Out for God’s Presence to invade your life, church, city and this nation!

  • Ask Holy Spirit to empower you to awaken and arise. Let the Light of Christ shine on you!

  • Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh filling; determine to be one who causes God’s Word (logos & rhema) to be fulfilled upon the earth. Call forth revival, awakening in our day!

  • Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven…Walk forth not as fools but as wise seizing the day!

Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.

 - Romans 12:1-2 (TPT)

DO IT AGAIN, LORD!


The Fifth Great Awakening 1880 Onwards…1880 to 1903 (23 yrs.)

It would be vary easy to review this period, 1880 to 1903, as a period of unusual evangelistic effort and success, as most its documentation surrounds the ministry of Dwight L. Moody, together with a host of other ministries that were also born out of the 1857 revival. Orr regards this period also as a 'resurgence.' Certainly the fourth great awakening had produced some highly motivated and anointed ministries, but looking at the world situation, something more than evangelistic success was afoot. It was quite distinct in its character and effects.

It initially centered around the ministry of D L Moody, whose ministry may be described as "highly successful crusade evangelism interspersed with periodic revivalism". Moody began his ministry in Chicago and entered full-time Christian work in 1860, concentrating on his Sunday school and YMCA work. He was God's chosen vessel to take the sparks of the 1857-60 revival to ignite a fresh passion for God and for souls around the world. Moody traveled, with his singing evangelist companion, Ira Sankey, to England a number of times. Spurgeon spoke of the visit of 1873-1875 as "a gracious visitation" and a "very notable ingathering of converts", especially at Newcastle and Edinburgh. Andrew Bonar, too, refers, in his diary to "the tide of real revival in Edinburgh" comparing it with his own experience of revival 35 years earlier. Similar results followed Moody and Sankey as they traversed England, Ireland and Scotland, filling the largest halls in the land.

Moody returned to England in 1881-83 and had an astounding affect on a new breed of evangelists in the U.S., Britain and across the world. His mission in Cambridge, in 1882, marked the beginning of a worldwide interdenominational student missionary movement. Though the YMCA in the States and Christian Unions in the U.K. had their inception during the former revival (1857), Moody's influence transformed these works into powerful missionary movements. The 'Cambridge Seven', including C. T. Studd, were products of Moody's visit and they went to on evangelise China in 1885. By 1912 Studd founded W.E.C., a missionary movement which had great success in parts of Africa. Wilfred Grenfell, the renowned missionary to Labrador was converted at a tent mission led by Moody in 1885.

Similar results occurred in the US. Thousands of young men volunteered for missionary work and the Anglo-American impetus spread around the world, producing the world's Student Christian Federation, which, in turn, provided a large proportion of the outstanding Christian leaders of the early 20th Century.

Moody founded the Moody Bible Institute in 1883, with an emphasis on missions. The Christian and Missionary Alliance was formed during this time by A. B. Sampson and the Christian Endeavour Movement was born out of a revival in Portland, Maine, in 1880-1881.

Other evangelists, spurred on by Moody, threw themselves into the harvest. Sam Jones, J. Wilber Chapman and Billy Sunday had extraordinary success in North America. Andrew Murray exercised a powerful ministry in South Africa, as did John McNeil in Australia.

Revival hit Japan in the early 1880's, increasing the adult membership from 4,000 to 30,000 in five years. The China Inland Mission experienced a large influx of new missionaries. New missions were planted in many unevangelised fields and revivals were reported in India, Africa, South Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Central and South America.

We may well describe this resurgence "a missionary revival" which took the flame of the 1859 revival even further around the world, ensuring a strong church base in all nations – just in time for the great 20th Century awakening.

Source:  http://www.revival-library.org/index.php

OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! - Isaiah 64:1-2