Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. 1 Kings 18:38 (NIV).
I’ve been praying for revival in Canada, on and off, for 25 years. I pray because I want something greater than political promises, greater than a good standard of living, greater than living among tolerant people, greater than safety, and greater than social freedom. The good is not the best. I want to see spiritual captives liberated, idols demolished, life sanctified, the weak made strong, the blind to see, and Hell depopulated.
Let the fire fall. Canada desperately needs a visitation from God – a revival from sea to sea. It’s happened before and it can happen again. God visited Mt. Carmel in power (1 Kings 18) and when Elijah prayed God answered by fire and by rain. Baal, the god of storms and lightning, was powerless … he couldn’t produce a spark to light a fire and he couldn’t produce rain. That’s to be expected because the idols of this world are toothless. And here’s something we need to remember, in a world full of powerless gods our God is all powerful. He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
Who will call on God for revival? God can use a man or woman to change a nation. Elijah called on God and received fire from heaven. In faith he believed God can start a fire with water drenched wood! Prayer moves the heart of God. Elijah prayed fervently and God sent showers of blessing. There were two outcomes: the people turned back to God and the drought came to an end (1 Kings 18:39-40, 41-45). Do you want to see Canada turn to God? Do you want to see the spiritual drought come to an end? “If the Lord is God, follow him” 1 Kings 18:21. Repair the altar of your heart, pray earnestly, act on God’s command, and expect God to act.