Will there be a fourth Awakening? Will God draw close to His people again in reviving power to
transform a nation that it will honor and please God again? Someone stated this about these
Awakenings: “Enemies of faith cannot deny the reality of these Awakenings, but they can try to conceal
the historical evidence. Sadly, most public school textbooks contain little about the First Great
Awakening, and reveal nothing of the Second and Third Great Awakenings.” And therefore we see that
America is trying to hid and ignore the wonderful workings of God in her midst. Bill Bright the founder
of Campus Crusade for Christ shared these startling words: “It is sobering to realize that we are no
longer “one nation under God.” And, unless America turns back to Him as a people, there is no way our
country can survive. Rome was the mightiest empire to rise in the history of the world. But it decayed
morally until civil disobedience broke out on a massive scale. Rome became so weak that she fell prey to
uprisings within and to the barbarian hoards without. These are warnings that God will not tolerate sin.
Throughout Scripture, God has made His message clear: “If you obey Me, I will bless you. If you
disobey me, I will discipline you. And if you continue to disobey Me, I will destroy you.”
Will American hear this call? Is it possible for America to experience another great Awakening? Yes, it is.
But she will have to meet the requirements that God has set out in Holy Scriptures: “If my people, which
are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked
ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” I would have you
see three things from this Scripture. Firstly God says “my people” not the politicians or vile sinners or
religious cults but “my people.” These “people” are the people of God, blood bought and born again
who in them dwells the presence of Christ Himself. Now secondly notice it says “If ”! God is waiting for
His Church to “humble” herself. God is waiting for His Church to “pray.” God is waiting for His Church
to “seek His face.” The first great Awakening started with Edwards who had a humble desire for God to
revive his congregation. The Second Great Awakening was ignited by the preaching of James
McGready, burdened for the restoration of the Church. The third great Awakening start with Jeremiah
Lanphier to pray for the condition of American and the Church and humbly started a lunch prayer
meeting. Hear the words of Bill Bright again: “I believe God wants to spare our nation and am confident
that He is going to send a great spiritual awakening to America and the world. God is touching the
hearts of many influential Christians across our land, as He has touched mine. He is convicting His
people-persuading them of their sin and the sins of the country-in preparation for the coming revival.”
Has he touched your heart today with this desire to see God send another great Awakening? Andrew
Gih said: "God's time for revival is the very darkest hour, when everything seems hopeless. It is always
the Lord's way to go to the very worst cases to manifest His glory." may the Holy Spirit open your heart
to realize the utmost need or revival! It is our only hope today. Oh may we see another Awakening!