Individualism is a barrier to seeing the kingdom at work in the midst of us. If we only think about us, our life, our time, our generation, our situation, we miss the greater network of TRUTH that is in operation all around us. The operation of the kingdom of God does not cease because we can’t see it or connect with it, but it is hidden from our eyes because we only think about ourself, our nation, our city, our church, our whatever. The great awakening is going to be our eyes being opened to realities we have yet to see. When you wake up, you realize things you didn’t know even though they were there all along.
I remember when I first went to a small town in Missouri to attend a Pastors and Leaders conference and the Pastor preached a message that opened my eyes to the truth that was always there. He didn’t change what the Bible said, he just read it in context rather than isolated a single verse and I was awakened to a truth I could not see before. I call it an aha moment that turned into many aha moments as I listened to him preach for many years. This is and was and continues to be a great awakening for me. My eyes are seeing things that have always been there, I was just blind to them.
The church is about to experience a great awakening that will revolutionize our lives to such a measure we will not recognize our old self any longer. It is not an individual awakening, even though individuals will be awakened, it is going to be a corporate, a collective great awakening. Paul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9) had a great awakening, the song Amazing Grace is about the great awakening, I once was blind but now I see. Revelation 3 speak of this great awakening as it says to that church in Laodecia, you think you are this, but really you are this, but when you wake up you will buy from Me this and then you will have that. It’s amazing how the great awakening is right there in the word of God and so often we can’t see it because we are asleep.
Everything is about to change, for the better, because life is so much better when you can see. Job said it this way, ““I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:5-6). My friends, ask the Lord to open your eyes, or pray what Paul prayed for the Ephesians “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength.” (Ephesians 1:18-19). Pray for a great awakening!