In my other post, The Application of the Law of Revival, I quoted that it is very simple to open ourselves. We can tell another sister or brother in the Lord that we are oppressed and old. Actually in the same book, The Law of Revival, the author even specifically mentions how we may see each other everyday and talk about many things yet are not aware of each other's spiritual condition.
Then the section continues, "To be open does not mean to speak a frank word or to rebuke others. That is to spread death. To be open is to pour out and speak forth our true condition."
Our God is Flowing
Last week I wrote about being practically revived by persevering in prayer. In a sense, persevering in prayer to break away from our condition and to press on to care for the Lord's need is a personal exercise. Yet since we are members of one another, in the Body of Christ, the Lord will not allow us to be self-sufficient even in the matter of revival.
This practice of opening to one another in a healthy way allows the genuine fellowship of the divine life to flow. Sometimes we feel like the fellowship flows into us through the words of the other person, but actually as soon as we open to speak forth our true condition, the flow is already there.
This is because the problem is not with the flow. God is always flowing. The problem is in the valves. We are the valves. Actually God is the mighty flowing One. He can easily sweep us into this flow, yet oftentimes He chooses to be limited by us, whether we will open to let Him flow or not.
|Credit: Uwe Hermann|