Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the LORD. And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book. And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers (2 Chronicles 34:29-33).
Today's Morsel: Do you attend the conferences that your church hosts? Attending conferences and church gatherings gives us the opportunity to interact, hear the Word of God, and meet new saints and be with brothers and sister of like precious faith. Our faith always comes by hearing the Word of God. The children of Israel had gotten away from the things of God, and were growing more worldly and sinful in their day to day activities because no one was reading and heeding the Word of God. But once the scriptures were found, and brought to the king and he heard what they said, King Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to servethe LORD their God. And all his days they didn't depart from following the LORD, the God of their fathers. This is what the Word of God is designed to do. It is to cause us to see if we are not in line with the Word of God and then help us to make the correct adjustments in our lives. God cannot sustain His freedom and blessings upon any nation, which we love and pray for, unless the church will take the right approach first. We are the church, it must always begin with us. If you want to see revival in your nation and churches, start by praying for yourself that God will change your own heart first. Revival always begins with us.
Sing: Revive us again; fill each heart with Thy love; may each soul be rekindled with fire from above. Hallelujah! Thine to glory! Hallelujah! Amen! Hallelujah! Thine to glory! Revive us again.