Topic: Living Life
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. (Luke 1:14-16 KJV)
Jesus didn’t come to the earth to just save us from the darkness, but to have relationship with us. In Luke 1:14 says that many shall rejoice at His birth. Of course, this verse has to do with John the Baptist. He was the forerunner for Jesus Christ. His job description was to prepare a way for Jesus would come to save His people, including us.
Many Christian churches have slowly departed from the faith today. We often translate that having a revival meeting is for sinners to repent. Even though this is a part of it, revival means to restoration or reenergize. We, as the body of Christ, need to refresh our spirits with God, so we can do the work of God. We can reach to the lost souls and bring them to Jesus Christ.
Verse 15 says that John will be filled with the Holy Spirit. I know that some churches don’t believe in Trinity—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit has the ability to bring us to remember what God told us. He was in Genesis 1. John 14:26 says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John the Baptist was the last prophet before Jesus would take over his job. Many of the people of Israel shall turn to God, because the revival was breaking out to restore the children of God.
When was the last time your church had a revival? If your church’s revival meeting would be for saving the lost souls, it will not be your church to reestablish your relationship with Jesus Christ.