Prayer -- Forerunner Of Revival
God demands--demands, we say--that the Church should seek Him on her knees. Our knees are the way to the Throne. He will avenge His elect who cry to Him. In prayer--heart-searching prayer--we shall seek the answer to the needs of todayís world. Prayer bands have been the forerunners of revival blessing.
In prayer we can also receive a revelation of our own needs. Isaiah did, in vision form. And amid it he discovered his own bankruptcy, powerlessness, inadequacy. At the same time, while he was on his knees, Godís Spirit revealed to him the divine answer:
"Then flew one of the seraphim unto
me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off
the altar: and he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy
lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged" (Isaiah 6:6-7).
--American Holiness Journal