History dictates revival; God’s plan mandates it. If we were to journey through the annals of history, whether secular of biblical, we would find the unequivocal signs of revival. The development of the Jewish nation through the seed of Abraham was revival. The delivery out of slavery and oppression at the hands of the Egyptians was revival. The release of the Jews from Babylonian captivity and the empowerment to rebuild the Temple was a revival. Make no mistake about it, the day of Pentecost and its subsequent events was a revival. Martin Luther’s protestant reformation was a revival. John Wesley’s Methodist movement was a revival. The civil rights movement of the 20th Century was a revival.

The time in which we now live cries out and yearns for a revival. The inner-city ghettos, the hollowed and damp cells of our prisons, the single parent homes, and the street gangs of this nation are screaming “we need a revival”. There are fatherless young children in need of assurance that there is a brighter tomorrow on the horizon. It is impossible to view this world of ours through a clear lens and not see and feel the undercurrent of despair. We are in need of hope, but where do we find this hope we so desperately and frenetically seek? The answer is Christ. The revival is initiated in Christ.

Who will be the vessels through whom God showers down his awesome favor through revival? God has revealed to me that he will use the downcast and rejected. The impoverished of the inner-city, the denigrated and forgotten man behind bars, the socially rejected; these are the men and women  God is going to use to reveal His love to a world that is struggling to find its identity and purpose. Be sure of this, we are about to witness the greatest revival known to man.

“Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘ Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off! Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold O My people, I will open up your graves and cause you to come up from your graves…Then you shall know that I am the Lord… I will put my spirit in you and you shall live… (Ezek. 37:11-14)

God is once again saying, “preach to my people; tell them, “No More Dry Bones!” Tell them I can and I will deliver. Tell them I am about to open up the graves of their circumstances and breathe the life of a brighter tomorrow into their circumstances.

For this reason, I founded 100 Men of Purpose. John Wesley once said, “Give me 100 men who fear nothing but God and hate nothing but sin and we will change the world.” Wesley and his men went on to do just that, they ignited the Methodist movement. I’m searching for 100 men as dedicated as Wesley; men that understand the meaning of no surrender; no retreat. I also founded Life Solutions 21, an organization dedicated to addressing the enigmatic issues that confront believers on a daily basis. Life Solutions 21 is based on 21 principles of Christian Living:

  1. God Above All Else
  2. God is in Control (understanding that you are never out of God reach and sovereignty)
  3. Constant renewal of the mind and thought process
  4. Daily intake, digestion, metabolism, and inculcation of Bible doctrine
  5. Always look to give more than you receive
  6. Wholeness of life (not being satisfied with a deficiency in any area)
  7. Living in true abundance (closely related to and is the by-product of #6)
  8. Guard your tongue and understand its power (Speak life into your circumstance and others)
  9. Maintain a heart of gratitude (opens the gateway to God’s favor and abundance)
  10. Maintaining the Temple (our bodies must be respected and properly maintained)
  11. Teach others as your learn (everyone has the responsibility to lift those around them.
  12. Build up rather than tear down (The responsibility of the believer is the edification of fellow believers. The root of the Greek word translated “edify” means to build up in the manner that you would build a house.)
  13. Forgive (Forgiveness is one of the greatest ways to reclaim stolen power)
  14. Live in your purpose
  15. Honor God in your walk
  16. Allow Praise to become a daily practice
  17. Work in harmony with other believers
  18. Accept Correction
  19. Take notice of the simple things you once took for granted
  20. Develop a sense of order (through the power of the Holy Spirit take control of your life)
  21. No surrender; no retreat (God finds not pleasure in those that draw back… Heb. 10:38)

 

Through Life Solutions 21 I launched Master Fitness 21 to help believers focus on proper maintenance of the temple. It is still in the developmental stages but you can take advantage of it by clicking Master Fitness 21. In the works is Financial Fitness 21, which will focus on helping believers gain control over their financial situations which is a part of Kingdom responsibilities.

 

“For I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the Lord, thought of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer. 29:11)

 

God wants to reach into your personal situation and transform your existence. He is waiting to be gracious to you (Isa. 30:18). All of the enigmatic issues that have you bogged down in the midst of your journey will be addressed through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is time to live within the sphere of power that has been afforded to every believer. To those that are ready to rise above your circumstances, welcome aboard.

 

God bless,

 

Rick Wallace