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Looking for Water - Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

"Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the same names which his father had given them. But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water..."
~ Genesis 26:18-19

As I continue to meet with various individuals throughout the Metroplex, I continually here a resounding theme - people have gone before me to pave the way for this upcoming revival.  People have prayed over revival for this city for years.  People have actively pursued revival for quite some time.  Revival has been a constant desire from individuals here in Dallas for the past century, and the time is now!  As one individual encouraged me yesterday, I was reminded that in the Old Testament, Isaac went to redig the wells that his father has dug and established. This is my same desire; a desire to pursue what has already been established. 

Like one pastor recorded in 2003, we are in 2007 "re-digging the wells of the Dallas Revivalist History."  We are not reinventing the wheel.  We are not looking to build new wells.  We are looking to rediscover the "well of flowing water" already established in the city of Dallas. As the revivalist Sammy Tippit wrote, "Revival is not the discovery of some new truth.  It's the rediscovery of the grand old truth of God's power in and through the Cross." 

The servants of Isaac were faithful and continued to dig for the wells.  As they rediscovered them, specifically the well named Rehoboth, the Lord revealed to Isaac that the land would be fruitful.  In fact the Lord said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you.  I will you, and multiply your descendants, for the sake of My servant Abraham” (Genesis 26:24).  Isaac and his people must have rejoiced with reverence.  Why do I say this?  Because they “built an altar there and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched (the) tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.”  Like the Israelites’ pursuit of God, we too must ask for the Lord to refresh us once again with “an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.”  Whether it is under a tent or in our homes, I believe the Lord is ready and willing to refresh the body of Christ in Dallas with His living water.  Therefore, let’s get on our knees and  pray that the Lord will pour Himself down upon His people once again.

As a note of confirmation, I received a phone call last evening from a pastor of a small congregation in Dallas.  The name of the local church ~ Living Waters Church of God.  Can I get an amen?
- klm

" We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again."

- G. Campbell Morgan