There will come a time when darkness will so contort the minds of men that en masse they will neither acknowledge God nor pray. The time to pray is now! The Word of God is true and faithful, and we must be grateful that we are even attempting to pursue the Lord. It is time to leave what needs to be left behind and to take in the whole counsel of God for your life. We all must do this. In order to see revival and restoration the followers of Jesus must lay down everything at His cross, come into agreement with His Word, and walk in obedience to His will. This is an urgent call: there is no shadow of turning with God. It is time to be cleansed through repentance, it is time to walk in forgiveness, it is time to seek God while He may be found. Nothing short of a full pursuit of the Lord will stand in the days ahead.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!