“Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city!” (Isaiah 52:1).
God willing, we will be meditating on arising for God during the whole of this month. Isaiah is a prophet of revival. A person raising from his present position and getting closer to God is what the word revival means. Since Isaiah the prophet had associated himself with God in bringing in the revival, he had written the chapters 52, 60 and 64 in his book. He touches the divine people, raises them, encourages them and prepares them for the revival,
In the verse above, the word ‘awake’ is repeated and there is a sense of haste. We observe the urgency. We notice a caution that we need to act fast. The reason is that the end of the world and the Coming of Christ are fast approaching. If you want to arise for God, firstly you have to fill yourself with the power of God’s Holy Spirit. It is highly essential for us to awake those who are fast asleep with heavy eyes and make them aware of the urgency.
When the family of Lot was delaying in Sodom, the angels urged them to hurry (Genesis 19:15). When they hesitated, the angels caught hold of their hands and took them out of the city. If they had delayed further, they would have been burnt to ashes in the fire that was to happen in Sodom and Gomorrah.
In these days of the end, on one side God hurriedly proclaims the Gospel and on the other side, He pours the anointment and prepares the church for the Coming. He stands steadfastly, saying “I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh”. On the other side, the devil also knows that the time is short for him to complete his mission and thus walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
The politicians and the national leaders are acting fast to bring the entire world into the rule of the darkness. Hitler, a dictator not only had the desire to rule over Europe but was so crazy to bring the entire world under his belt. After his downfall, the German Nation has now joined with around thirty countries and has formed a setup with the name ‘Euro’. They have brought a new currency for their usage and it is also known as ‘Euro’. The boundaries in between these countries have been removed and are very busy in creating a big throne of governance to the Antichrist.
During the final days, “Many shall be purified, made white and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10). Dear children of God, awake and get ready to meet God. “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2).
To meditate: “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).