Revival Prayer Should Consider the Holiness of God.
Holiness is the perfection of all [God’s] other attributes. His power is holy power, His mercy is holy mercy, His wisdom is holy wisdom. It is His holiness more than any other attribute that makes Him worthy of our praise. ~ Jerry Bridges
Pray that God would grant all believers a deeper understanding and awareness of His holiness. As we seek to understand that God is both transcendent (beyond us) and immanent (near us) we become aware of how insignificant we are and yet what with what significance He regards us.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” ~ Isaiah 6:1-5
…As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” ~ 1 Peter 1:15-16
Seeking to understand the holiness of God is essential to revival. We need to understand that God is utterly holy. He does not and cannot sin. He is not tempted nor does He tempt. He always does what is right and good. Pray that all believers (including ourselves) would be gripped by the absolute holiness of God.
I Bowed On My Knees and Cried Holy.
Thanks for reading today. JD