Revival brings light into a dark situation and that is not always comfortable or appreciated. Sometimes people prefer the darkness over the light. Jesus said;
“And this is the judgement: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” (John 3:19, 20).
This not only true for those who are unbelievers but for believers as well. Revival brings the Light of God that exposes the dark areas of our lives where we have compromised the Truth to entertain sinful practices. Like the Corinthian church of the first century, some of the people of God today have embraced sinful ideas of the society around us and even boast about it. Then, when the light of God’s Word brings it to our attention we shade our eyes and cry out, “Don’t judge me!”
But, the purpose of the light is not to discourage us or to judge us. The purpose of the light is to lead us to repentance and restoration! We are called to be examples of God’s forgiveness and grace! Revival “outs” the believer and sets us apart as an example of what it means to experience a new life in Christ Jesus. In other words, when we experience the light of revival in our lives, we become reflective of that very same light and not everyone will be comfortable with that.
So, as you approach the throne on this 40th day to pray for God to grant revival to our churches, our communities, and our country remember that Jesus calls you to be the light in this world (Matt. 5:14).