The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

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06/09/2011

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Our Own Revival


"Sits a ragged tent where there ain't no trees, and that gospel group tellin' you and me.
It's love, love Brother Love's Travelin' Salvation Show. Pack up the babies and grab the
old ladies, everyone goes, everyone knows, Brother Love's Show
"

Neil Diamond 1969

That song (Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show) describes an old fashioned gospel revival meeting. They were held in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, mostly in the south. Having revivals from time to time was important to Christian people of that era. Josiah the king of Israel led his people into a revival period in 640 BC when one his priests came upon the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. There was a reformation in the land because the people were getting back to the Word of the Lord. It is important for Christians today to have that same revival spirit. "Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser" (Ps.119:97)...."Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of the sinners or sit in the seat of the scoffers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night" (Ps.1:1-2). The people of Josiah's day were revived through God's Word just as we are to be today. I am sure that the old revival shows were a sight to see and to some were quite inspirational. Every time we want to be refreshed and revived we have but to turn to God's Word. In an ever-changing world it remains...It remains indestructible and enduring. "Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Ps.119:105). Every day for us can be a personal revival when we allow the Word to be that light and lamp. As we read our Bible and meditate on it, it will not only guide our ways, but it will bring us to Him...We don't have to pack up the babies and grab the old ladies to experience our daily revival. "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly" (Col.3:16).

Have a wonderful day...Let His light shine in you all day.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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