The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Revival or Revolution: Is There Another Option?

Protesters in Dallas TX

For years, some Christians have held out hope that America would experience another wave of spiritual regeneration. But midway through 2020, anarchists and agitators, culture-drivers and even some politicians, are openly advocating for Socialism, racial division, and the wholesale rejection of Judeo-Christian values.

So which is it? Are we poised for revival or revolution?

It is very unlikely that America will experience another national revival. That is not to minimize the power of the Holy Spirit, but merely to state the obvious. Much, if not most, of the Church is preoccupied with the Social Gospel and has long abandoned a zeal for the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the age of “woke” relativism, evangelism is passé.

Prophecy Fulfilled

This reality could be disheartening, but it is exactly what Bible prophecy says will happen in the end-times. Jesus told us that as the end draws near, lawlessness will increase and the love of many will grow cold (Matthew 24:12). Paul outlined the steady decline of any society that rejects God; He gives them over to increasing debauchery and inevitable destruction (Romans 1:18-32). Paul also foretold the rise of apostasy in the latter times, as some fall away from the faith handed down to the saints (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 and 1 Timothy 4:1).

Perhaps even more disheartening to American patriots — including Christians — is our society’s trend toward revolution. In just the last 20 years, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in lawlessness and increased polarization — politically, racially, ethnically, economically and socially.

In recent months, chaos has engulfed many American cities. Even now, polls claim that an increasing number of Americans are ready to reject Capitalism in favor of Socialism. At the core of movements like Progressivism and Black Lives Matter is a rejection of Judeo-Christian morality, worldview and societal norms.

But in that regard, we’ve been in the midst of a revolution since the mid-1960s. The sexual revolution that cast off “fetters” of restraint has already resulted in rampant adultery and fornication, an explosion of pornography and divorce and an embrace of every abomination of the LGBTQ+ lifestyle. In every arena, we witness the rise of the satanic religion of Humanism with its idolization of individual autonomy.

So what hope remains if revival is unrealistic and revolution is underway?

Reliance on God’s Word

For the individual believer, the same Word of God that revealed these inevitable end-time realities must ground our faith. Like David, we can boldly proclaim (Psalm 56:9-11):

This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust. I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?

The Bible offers us many examples of people who determined to put their trust in God — even in the midst of catastrophe. Jeremiah offered a testimony of hope in spite of national disaster (Lamentations 3:19-24). Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego proclaimed their reliance on God in the face of a fiery furnace (Daniel 3:16-17). And Habakkuk, who calmed his own heart with a prayer requesting mercy in the midst of wrath (Habakkuk 3:1-2).

Christians can demonstrate that kind of tough faith because we have the revelation of God. He has told us what to expect as the Day of the Lord draws near. And, He has promised never to leave us or forsake us.

Guidelines for End-Time Living

God reveals Himself and His overarching plan for Mankind throughout the entire Word of God. Here are some practical ways Christians can overcome the fear and the apostasy of the present age:

  • Study the Word of God (hide it in your heart, glean its promises, become “well-versed”).
  • Pray (without ceasing).
  • Determine not to quench or grieve the Holy Spirit.
  • Keep your eyes on Jesus, not only to receive a blessing, but also to:
    • Motivate urgent evangelism.
    • Ensure holy living.
    • Inspire a vibrant expectancy of His soon return (which guarantees a blessing in and of itself).

Our Only Hope

Our hope is not in national revival. It is not in dodging revolution and national self-destruction through one more election cycle — even as we must stay engaged as salt and light in the gathering darkness. Our blessed hope is in the Person and the promises of Jesus Christ. As believers, we cling to the truth God shared with Habakkuk after revealing ominous news: “the righteous shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4).

If you are not yet a Christian, please understand that national revival is unrealistically optimistic and revolution offers only hopelessness. Christians are not mere optimists or realists — we are people of Hope.

By placing your trust in Jesus Christ — our Blessed Hope — you can overcome the chaos that is leading the world toward inevitable destruction. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit will mold you and “guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13).

Revival still happens — one person at a time. And the transformation that every believer in Jesus Christ undergoes is truly revolutionary (Romans 8:29-30).

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Col. Tim Moore

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Colonel Tim Moore serves as Associate Evangelist and ministry Trustee with Lamb & Lion Ministries.

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  • This is very good in my opinion. Thanks!

    “But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:8-11)

  • For me I see the word moving into the hearts of many believers and nonbelievers to turn around and turn to God!
    What do they (we ) h as be to lose?
    I agree that a total revival for the entire nation is Unlikely (but I think the majority of people of had it with the satanic world system.)
    Praise God Almighty
    The dishonest media, corrupt politicians, and pay to play processes, Are being exposed
    Jesus is King

  • I enjoy your articles and am subscribed to your newsletters. I found this article to be overly pessimistic. I am not an optimist, but I certainly haven’t given up on the possibility that the largest world-wide revival for the Gospel of Jesus is still possible. And I am not alone. Did you know that Bible sales have skyrocketed during 2020? If we all pray together for revival to happen, God can move for us…He wishes that none should perish. So God could very well inspire the greatest soul harvest ever! He can still give us a respite from all this evil. But the Church needs to stop being weak and taking on an attitude of defeat, such as this article does. Many times in history people thought it was the end times….MANY times….and they were all wrong. There is no hard timeline in the Bible for the end times, and I would argue that there are many things that need to take place, that have not happened, before the countdown starts as written in Revelation. Also, God uses very trying times, all throughout the Bible, to win people back into repentance and salvation, and this could very well be one of those times! I for one, am NOT throwing the towel in just yet. I truly believe, because the Bible speaks of it, that if thousands and thousands of God-fearing, Jesus-loving Christians would start praying daily against this evil and for world-wide revival to break out, that God would answer and make it so. But it certainly won’t happen if Christians give up and just wait for evil to take over and count on a Rapture that may or may not happen. The Bible tells us that ALL things are possible with God….I won’t bore you with the multitude of Biblical references that attest to this statement…..but ALL means ALL, and that is all that “all” means. Therefore revival is not impossible, and is something that I think that we should strive for……after all, doesn’t God and Jesus deserve the biggest family possible??? I, for one, think that they do, and I will continue to pray for the biggest, most powerful revival for the Gospel of Jesus to have ever occurred in human history to happen. Thank you for all you do, and may God bless you all.

  • Thank you for this excellent article. All my friends have been so excited for a last days revival. I have been saying where does it say that in the bible? It doesn’t but it does tell us exactly what will happen in regards to lawlessness, where man’s hubris will lead him and our future as His bride. I will pass this on to my revivalist friends!

  • Another very good article Tim. Thank you.
    We do have the power of the Holy Spirit in us and that power created the Heavens and the earth and everything in it. God works best when we are at our weakest point. Although I do not know if we can have revival. I do know the only One that can make that happen. If He chooses to do it, Great! If not, Bless Him also. It’s in Jesus who I put my trust. So it gets down to what Job says to his wife. And I paraphrase here. If God gives good things, whos to say we should not also to get bad things. God is God. His plans are to lofty for me. He is the Creator, and He is in control. And my Redeemer lives. Amen

  • Our blessed hope is His appearing before the testing of the whole earth; before Daniel’s 70th week. This is an important distinction.

  • Brother Moore, you are right on. We Christians must not assume that a national revival is going to rescue us from our dilemma. Jesus’ words concerning the last days was to get ready to suffer for His sake.

  • Before turning to God, the young people must be given the opportunity to worship the false deity of socialism. When this false teaching betrays them, as it inevitably will, a larger number will be more receptive.

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