O Breath of Life-A Prayer for Today

The following hymn was written by Bessie Porter Head in 1920. Oh, how these words resonate with me and how applicable they are 100 years later!!

Oh Lord in Heaven, forgive us for our complacency and obese indulgences of worldly things. Breathe on us oh Breath of Life!

1 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and pow’r;
O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

2 O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.

3 O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in ev’ry part.

4 O Heart of Christ, once broken for us,
’tis there we find our strength and rest;
our broken, contrite hearts now solace,
and let your waiting church be blest.

5 Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating 
while harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
equip your church to spread the light.

This has been my prayer for weeks, though I did not discover this hymn til Wednesday evening.

Lord, fit Your church to meet this hour!

“Easy Like Sunday Morning”

*I do not know if the title of this post infringes upon any copyrights. It is not my intention to do so.

While reflecting upon and discussing the current state of global and American affairs, a dear reader made some comments I’d like to share here. His name is Lawrence; check out his blog here.

Lawrence says:

I’m wondering if there will be this short awakening period to allow as many as possible the big opportunity to get straight; because it would very well be the final chance to wake-up as the end is most assuredly coming after what we’ve witnessed since Obama and the cartel of traitors and other nefarious players in this country and around the globe have promoted as outright treason and an attempt to ruin all of the good America was built upon and stood for, creating an actual movement which on its face can only be antichrist; with so much decadence, immorality, even destruction of human life in the womb and now up to day of delivery full term, which is an abomination to God and His creation of human life to fulfill His plan for the Kingdom to Come for His children; so that spells the end to me! And, this is why I’ve surmised as best I can that because God is such a merciful loving Creator He would allow a final last ditch effort to gather as much of the flock as possible so that many who don’t deserve what is coming perhaps from being victims of circumstance or truly remorseful for their sins and transgressions will get the last chance call to follow Jesus once and for all. But, the thing is it could have already been calculated by God who sees and knows all things, His already knowing that nothing is going to change the final outcome or conflict that is coming soon, so in other words it’s a foregone conclusion and modern human civilization has had all the opportunity it’s needed to see the light enough to turn from sin, because there’s been plenty of opportunity for an enlightenment, with communication being what it is now in this age of the information highway; and it hasn’t for a large portion of the human race been enough to convince people to turn from sin and repent to God though Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Either way I think the writing is on the proverbial wall and easy to see, but those that don’t just don’t want to or actually want to reject God because many humans have become that vile and rebellious not having any respect or redeeming qualities in them but rather hate, rebellion and blasphemies! We can see extreme and obvious examples of this right in our face at the seat of power in America, which is just as corrupt or wicked and getting worse than Hillary and Obama; people like Nancy Pelosi, Schiff; and so many that comprise the Dem party. And of course one of their major partners in crime the Chinese Communist Party. While even our own supposed journalism MSM have co-conspired with them driving this agenda! More likely at this point any major delay would be too little too late! All we can do is pray and hope that God’s mercy comes through for us the faithful sooner rather than later. Amen.

All of what he has to say above is noteworthy, but I emboldened the key points I wish to discuss at this time.

I agree that this pandemic may be a final wake up call before things get really bad. It is obvious the stage is being set to implement the global governing system as outlined in Revelation. The technology for the mark of the beast and its economic capabilities already exists, it’s just waiting for the right time.

I believe that right time will be soon after the Restrainer steps out of the way. The disasters that await the Tribulation period will be the catalysts necessary to fully implement the NWO/Beast System and people will be begging for someone to give them some semblance of order and sense of safety. We see already how this virus has revealed how dependent upon government society has become, hanging on the every word of the authorities. So many people have tossed aside their own free-will and logical, independent thought and are looking to government officials and other “experts” as a toddler looks to his parents. It’s very discouraging, if not downright sickening. Lawrence hopes this pandemic will turn people to God, and I sure hope he’s right, but I see people turning to the false gods of government to provide another false god, that being money and a sense of well-being.

But I digress.

Certainly God can, and is, using this pandemic to call unbelievers to Himself, the only true and lasting source of peace. But I have a feeling He is also using this time to call CHRISTIANS to Himself. He’s temporarily taken away our idols and distractions and traditions to see if we will follow Him, come what may.

This brings me to the title of this post. 

How easy it was to be a Christian, when being a Christian meant going to church on Sunday morning. How vehemently we tsk-tsked when told we couldn’t meet for Easter- which is of course a pagan name after a pagan holiday.

Perhaps God is asking us to worship and draw closer to Him on our own for a bit and not just when it is easy on Sunday morning to remember Him. Perhaps, too, too many of us shrugged off even the simple freedom of going to church on Sunday morning, so He has temporarily taken away that privilege.

Or maybe it isn’t temporary. Maybe time is just about up.

Maybe He’s addressing the church at Laodicea and that’s us.

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ ”
Revelation 3:14‭-‬22 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/rev.3.14-22.NKJV

Of this I am sure, Jesus Christ is Lord and He alone us worthy of all honor, glory and praise. He is merciful and full of grace, but He is also Holy and Righteous and eventually the day of reckoning will arrive. Praise be to Him forevermore!

Maranatha!