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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 7 December 2023 – The Promise Of Revival

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TOPIC: The Promise Of Revival

READ: Isaiah 44:1-8 (NKJV)

  1. “Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, And Israel whom I have chosen.
  2. Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, [who] will help you: ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
  3. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring;
  4. They will spring up among the grass Like willows by the watercourses.’
  5. One will say, ‘I [am] the LORD’s’; Another will call [himself] by the name of Jacob; Another will write [with] his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ And name [himself] by the name of Israel.
  6. ” Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I [am] the First and I [am] the Last; Besides Me [there is] no God.
  7. And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, Since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them.
  8. Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared [it?] You [are] My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed [there is] no other Rock; I know not [one.’]”


Isaiah 43 ended with a warning of judgment; however, in the following chapter God reiterated His promise of hope and restoration. Here, God promised to pour out His Spirit as water over them. He promised to revive them again and so they needed not fear – if only they turned back to Him. He would revive them by pouring out water on the one who was thirsty, His Spirit on the seed of Israel, and His blessing on the people. Simply put, God would supply the basic spiritual need of Israel. He would do it because He is the First and the Last. Beside Him, there is no God.

There are many things that the Church needs today, but one thing that’s absolutely needful is the power of the Holy Spirit in the life and midst of His people. We desperately need God’s revival! The effect of this revival will be life. Life springs up and grows where the Spirit of God is poured out. And God is looking for dry grounds to pour His floods upon! He will not only pour out His Spirit but also pour His blessings on our offspring and us.

But we cannot expect to receive and experience these unless we return to the Lord. Then we can thirst and hunger for the outpouring of the Spirit and expect God to answer us. God does not revive the unconverted.

PRAYER: Father; please forgive our sins and revive us again in Jesus’ name, Amen.