Ancient Revival

“Then the priests, the Levites, arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard; and their prayer came up to His holy dwelling place, to heaven. Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, cut down the wooden images, and threw down the high places and the altars—from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh—until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own cities, every man to his possession.” (II Chronicles‬ ‭30:27-31:1, NKJV‬‬)

The actions of those present are those spurred on by revival. When God hears the voices of the men of God (pastors/preacher), and their prayers come “up to His holy dwelling place…” (v30:27), the people are utterly convicted of their sin and repent straightaway…no bargaining, just real and raw repentance!

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  1. Hi I have been receiving your intermittent blog post email distributions and enjoy reading them. This one makes me wonder – if you are reminding people that worship in nature brings us closer to God (which man made structures and iconography can distract us from) – wouldn’t the stewardship of nature and its inhabitants become part and parcel?

    Cheers!

    colortherapeutics

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    1. Tiffany, thanks for the question! In short, I do agree that worship in nature can bring us closer to God, or at least give us a different perspective on His sovereignty and grace through the beauty of creation. On the other hand, worship in man-made structures has its place as well. Ultimately, God desires for us to be in a constant state of worship, regardless of location or position…and stewardship of nature would be included and encouraged through that.

      However, this specific post is in reference to Hezekiah’s return to an acceptable form of worship as commanded by God in Leviticus…over the years, Israel brought unholy practices into their temple worship, as well as worshiped idols on the high places around the nation.

      Thanks again for the excellent question, and I pray that God richly blesses you today! 🙂

      Jay

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