“Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Lose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!” (Isaiah 52:2).
When getting up it should not be a mere act of getting up but one should get up shaking the dust. What does dust mean? It denotes your lack of faith and boldness. It points your inferiority complex which prevents you from rising up. So arise for God shaking off all the unwanted factors. Arise and shine leaving alone the habit of accusing and murmuring. This is your time: a time in which you have to shine for God.
This is not a time wherein you can live lackadaisically. Many people neglect the call and the choosing and lead a purposeless life. This period of grace will not come again. Similarly now is the time wherein the gates are open for the Gospel to be proclaimed and we will not get such times again. Arise and wear the power of God in order to erect the Kingdom of God. This is what people expect from you.
Look at the Indian Nation. On one side there is a big harvest. People are fast approaching towards their creator en masse. But at the other side, political parties and movements which are against Christianity have grown in number. The time for the arrival of antichrist has come. But at the same time, make full use of this short period given to you and shine for God possessing the gifts of the Spirit and power. “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you” (Isaiah 60:2).
On hearing that Revival Meetings are conducted in Indonesia I went there to participate. My happiness knew no bounds on hearing the revival there. I wanted such revival to happen in India also and this intention made me cry loudly. God took me thrice to Korea to witness the revival happening in the church of Pastor Paul Yonggi Cho. In the country of Canada, Toronto Blessing brought a great revival in the Vineyard Church and I was dumbfounded. Pensacola is a city in Florida, USA and I was astonished to see a huge crowd waiting in queues right from the morning for the meeting scheduled for the evening.
What was the reason behind such a great revival to happen in the country of Wales in the year 1903? It was a youth who wanted to arise and shine for God. His name is Evan Roberts. He realised that proclaiming the Gospel to all those who belong to his generation was his responsibility. He fasted and prayed with tears for the ignorance of the people, idolatry and as a result living in darkness. He raised three hundred prayer groups. Dear children of God, the time of revival has begun in India. Will you rise?
To meditate: “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness and her salvation as a lamp that burns” (Isaiah 62:1).