Promising His Presence

Promising His Presence

“I will come in to him.” Revelation 3:20

Every time God says, "I will", it is a promise.

One of the greatest "I will" promises God ever made, He made to the lukewarm church in desperate need of revival. The heart of revival is the returning of God's manifest presence.

When Jesus tells the lukewarm church of Laodicea, "I will come in to him", He is categorically promising the return of His manifest presence.

Like most promises, this revival promise is conditional-- If anyone hears my voice and opens the door...

Too often, people think that conditional promises threaten the sovereignty of God, and put us in charge. This is nonsense-- Christ is the one in charge, and He is issuing the call to the lukewarm church in desperate need of revival. He is the one standing at the door knocking. He is the one initiating the process. He is the one activating faith and initiating the restored relationship. He is the prime-mover in all revival, and He is calling you today to open the door and receive His manifest presence.

Loving Father, I hear Christ knocking. I open the door and claim the promise that He will come in. Come in Lord Jesus and revive my heart. Revive your church.
© Fred A. Hartley, III
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The English Standard Bible (ESV) is normally used, unless otherwise indicated.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence
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