by K Neill Foster
for August 14, 2018
|When the Mountains Tremble|
Text: "Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you." Isaiah 64:1
This series of daily devotions from Isaiah would not be complete without reference to revivals. One of the things God does is send revivals to His Church. All around the world, all through Church history, there have been "revivals of religion."
From experience, I can tell you that the texts that God uses in revival often come from Isaiah. When the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and considered to be more ancient than the texts from which we have derived the Isaiah text we have in our Bibles, some thought that the scrolls would reveal a text divergent from the one we have in our Bibles-- but, no! The Isaiah text has remained basically unchanged.
This marvelous, ancient text was inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is God-breathed. And, when revival comes, Isaiah comes alive.
Though I have had ministry in hundreds of churches, perhaps only five or six times have I ever seen true revival. My witness is that, in times like those, times of authentic revival, my heart has turned to this prophet.
If you are crying out for God's rent heavens, turn to Isaiah. And fill your mind and heart with this great book.