This is a call to all Christians all over the world to wake up from their spiritual slumber, unite once again, and win this world for Christ. There is the need for revival; and the revival should start from within individual Christian. The world cannot have peace until Christians go out there to let the world know the will of God through our speech and conduct, a displayed sincerity of our faith.

Christians are not living up to the God’s standard expected of them. This does not encourage unbelievers to follow our way of life. Christians need to live an ensample to people of the world; this is the only way Christians can influence them. The Bible says that Christians are the light and salt of the world; however, we are not shining nor are we seasoning.

Are there more virgin lands to discover on earth? Are there new places to preach the gospel anew? What we need is to exhibit what we professed if it has to be meaningful to the unbelievers. If Christianity must grow, laid down apostolic doctrine must be followed. Though certain things may have changed because the world is changing every day; however, the core principles of Christianity has not change. Truth will always be truth and Sin will always be sin; ungodliness cannot replace godliness neither unholy living can replace holiness; worldliness can never be the same as “thy will be done on earth as it is heaven”.

What we need now is revival for the resurgence and regeneration of moral and spiritual values, which had deteriorated and causing many social ills. Christianity displayed more of ideology than spiritual today; this is having a negative effect on Christian’s way of life.

The need for revival is not new; it is a recurrent event from ages to ages. The word of Isaiah to the children of Judahand Jerusalemin those days is applicable to this 21st century Christianity, “Come now, and let us reason together…” (Is. 1:18) let us put away our created differences and be in one accord; a rooted and grounded children of God in the word of God.. The time is ripe for another revival.

The truth of the word of God has the solution to the problem of the world. It starts from the church. Christians need to return to their God. If Christianity continues in this sluggish manner where their core principles are neglected, then they are losing the world to the opposition.

There is the need for another “Great Revival” like that of the earlier centuries. There is the need to spark for more power from above and a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Every Christian should be emotionally involved in their faith. Every Christian needs to study the Bible more than to listen only to Minister’s preaching. This is not to say we should neglect the congregation of the children of God, but not to be deceived by some false teachers which dominate the Ministers in today’s churches.

The type of revival we need should promote nondenominational and non-sectarian Christianity. Our Lord Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls” (Luke 11:17). Moreover, Apostle Paul said, Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all, and in you all” (Eph. 4:3-6).

Many believers are tired of this segregation. Are we not one in Christ, a branch of the one Olive tree? The greediness of our leaders is tearing us apart everyday. All Christians are one in the spirit, it is our duty to observe and keep the unity.

If we so hate ourselves within how would the world feel about our way of life. Our way of life should depict the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Gal. 5:22). These we must display in the course of carrying out the great commission – preaching the gospel to the whole world.

Together in Christ, we shall shake and revive the world from moral and spiritual decadence.


Lawrence Abitogun (elder)

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About the Author

Lawrence B. Abitogun, called by the special grace of the Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, witnessing and preaching the gospel to the world, was born to a Christian parents at Uso, Ondo state, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria from 1959-1971. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Industrial Arts at North Texas State University, Denton TX USA in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

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