Our Forgotten “Past”

One of the saddest things about Americans in our day is that we have forgotten our “past.” What a beginning we had! Contrast that with how things are today. Compare the character qualities of many of the Patriots with the character qualities of many people today. Sadder by far, is how we, who are born again, “stack up” against the early Christians! The church was born on the Day of Pentecost. The Spirit of God filled those early disciples, immersing them into a Spiritual Body, bonding them together with the life of their Living Head. They became “the Church,” Jesus’ Body. They were excited, fervent, courageous, sacrificial, joyous, confident, committed, loving and sharing. They pulsated with the very resurrection life of Jesus! How does that compare with the typical believer today? With tremendous exceptions, many of us today are “Ho, Hum,” bored, indifferent, involved in many things much more than we are vitally involved with Jesus. We’ve lost the wonder, the thrill, the dedication, the love, the impact of God’s power working in and through us. We’ve “shrugged off” this sorry situation and see it as: “That’s just the way things are today.” Are you, am I willing to accept this “status quo?” Are we willing to prepare for and seek revival in our day? Or have we “written that off” as a “thing of the past?” The formula today is the same one that Jesus gave to the Ephesian Church in Revelation 2:4-5: “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” We might begin by praying, from the depths of our hearts, William P. Mackay’s prayer in his hymn, “Revive Us Again:” “Revive us again — fill each heart with Thy love; may each soul be rekindled with fire from above.”  Selah! It only takes a spark to get a fire going!    Ron

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2 thoughts on “Our Forgotten “Past”

  1. Oh, how we need to get down to “business” at praying for our revival – that we might touch the lives of so many who need to “taste and see that the Lord is Good”.

  2. My what an article. So many have no idea of the church’s past. Thank you for today’s presentation. It is outstanding ! ! !

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