Description: What is a spiritual awakening? For there to be an awakening, there must have been a time of slumber or sleep. We wouldn’t need an awakening if we were already awake, so perhaps it was a time of spiritual laziness or sloth in the church. The church at Laodicea was like that (Revelation 3:14-22). That church really needed revival or an awakening, but what about today? What does a spiritual awakening look like? Can we start one? I think we know that this must be a work of God, but there are things we can do, and that is to humble ourselves. That’s the beginning of having an awakening. It’s having the realization of Who God is and who we are, and seeing ourselves as falling so far short of His glory (Romans 3:10-12, 23) that we could never be reconciled back to God without God Himself intervening on our behalf (John 3:16; Romans 5:1, 8:1), so step one is to humble ourselves before our God, and to ask Him to revive us and renew us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. Ask for a renewed hunger and thirst for God. Sometimes, a spiritual awakening might be brought on by an emergency, either a personal one or a nation-wide one like the pandemic brought on through the Coronavirus known as COVID – 19, and this could bring a renewed hunger for God and a more passionate desire to live a holy life before Him. We might find ourselves less on the phone, TV, or Internet, and more in the Bible and in relationships with others and in prayer. An awakening gets us off the couch of life and into the mainstream of being salt and light.
It takes the Spirit of God with the Word of God to make the children of God for the glory of God. In other words, it’s all about God! The Apostle John writes, “to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13). His own people did not receive Him (John 1:11), but believers have, however those who trusted in Him must remember that it wasn’t by “the will of man, but of God.” As I wrote earlier, without God’s Spirit, there can be no awakening. This would be like trying to have Lazarus take part in his own resurrection. Do we think Jesus would say, “Okay Lazarus, if you move your little toe, and I’ll do the rest” Of course not! Lazarus was four days dead! This took the Son of God to bring this decaying corpse back to life. And of course, He did. Jesus, as God, has so much effectual power in His Word that if He didn’t say, “Lazarus, come out” (John 11:43), all who were in their graves would have risen from the dead, however Jesus was specific in only calling Lazarus’ name. What this means is that it is fully a work of God to make a dead man or woman alive. God quickens us by His Spirit so we can finally understand why we need Jesus Christ as our Savior. Only then can there be a spiritual awakening. In fact, that is a spiritual awakening. Sometimes a church experiences a revival which is a spiritual awakening of sorts, and when this happens within the local body of Christ, it could be the start of something that spreads to the community, then to the city, or a state, or a nation (as it has done elsewhere).
We can’t revive ourselves any more than we can revive someone else. Even tent revivals can’t revive (or save) the souls in a community. That must be a work of God. We can’t make ourselves alive. We can only acknowledge that God alone makes alive and quickens whom He will quicken (Romans 9) and trust Him in that.
The Crushing Mentorship Program Includes
- 6 Weeks Online Live Video Teachings & Trainings
- Weekly Topics
- Reflection Points
- Supporting Scriptures to Build Your Prayer Vocabulary
- Biblical Principles You Can Make Applicable to Your Everyday Life
- Homework Assignments
- Lifetime Replays
The Mentorship Program Topics
- The Awakening Out of Your Sleep - "Waking Up and Becoming Active"
- The Awakening to Longing - "The Feeling There is More"
- The Awakening to Help - "You Can't Do This Season By Yourself"
- The Awakening to Love - "No More Shame and Guilt"
- The Awakening to Life - "The Abundant Life"
- The Awakening of Gifts - "The Ascension and Ministerial Gifts"
- Bonus Class "Online Prophetic Activations"