A Daily Revived Living: Renewed every Morning and Freshly Transformed every day

2 Cor. 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.In order for us to practice the scriptural way to meet and serve for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need a daily revived living and a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love for the Lord.

To practice the God ordained-way to meet and serve is not merely to follow some rules or biblical principles that we see in the Holy Word, but to have a kind of daily living that matches God’s word, a revived living that leads to us being transformed and supplied to live the way the Bible says.

We thank and praise the Lord for revealing to us the scriptural way to meet and to serve in the church life, which is begetting, nourishing, perfecting, and prophesying.

First, we need to preach the gospel not by means of large gospel meetings with one man speaking and the other listening, but by speaking to our neighbours, relatives, and friends, and going to their homes to bring the gospel to them. We need to reject the old and traditional way of meeting in Christianity and meet in the way God has ordained in His Word.

After someone is born again and baptized through our preaching of the gospel, we need to continue to visit him in his home to nourish him and cherish him, so that he may grow in life, have a taste for the word of God, learn to pray and pray-read the word of God, and contact the Lord every day.

This all happens in the home of the new ones or in our home, in a small and intimate environment.

We also need to have group meetings where we all learn, we all function to ask questions and listen to others, we all learn to care for others and open up our own situations to them, and we all are being perfected to function in our measure.

Finally, our yearning should be that we would prophesy in the meetings of the church, bringing out something from what we have experienced with the Lord in our daily living in the light of His Word, with the content of the truth in God’s word.

In the meetings of the church we need to prophesy and listen in mutuality so that the organic function of all the members of the Body would be stirred up and perfected, so that the church as the Body of Christ may be built up.

In order for us to have such a practice in the church life, we need to have a time to be revived with the Lord every morning, have a revived living, and have a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love for the Lord.

What we learn to do and live in the genuine church life is not a set of outward practices but a daily living with the Lord and in the Lord, with the Body and in the Body, so that our being and our living would be for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ.

Having a Daily Revived Living by being Renewed and Refreshed Every Day by the Lord

Early rising affords tremendous benefits for a Christian. Every morning when the sun rises up, it is time for us to rise up to fellowship with the Lord. We should pray to the Lord, “Thank You, Lord, for a new beginning. May this day be a memorable day in my life.” On the one hand, we have such a fresh consecration and waiting before the Lord; on the other hand, we receive from Him fresh bestowals and enlightenings. With all this freshness, we will naturally have a revival. This is what we call a morning-by-morning revival. It is also what Paul described as the renewing day by day. This renewal happens early every morning. CWWL, 1988, vol. 4, pp. 40-41If we have seen the scriptural way to meet and serve, we need to have a daily revived living.

This revival is not the extraordinary revival that many believers fast and pray about, waiting for an out-of-ordinary outpouring or the Spirit upon God’s people, and having special events for this.

Rather, it is the renewal and revival that the Bible speaks about in 1 Cor. 4:16, where our outer man is decaying but our inner man is being renewed day by day. Every day we need a renewal, and every day we need to be revived with the Lord, refreshed in Him, and have a revived living.

God has set a natural way of the sun rising up and shining in the morning, thus beginning a new day; every morning we humanly have a fresh new beginning.

Spiritually speaking it should be the same; every morning we need to allow the Lord Jesus, our Sun, to rise up in us, so that we may be renewed, and every day we need to have a revived living.

To have a morning revival time with the Lord means we should rise up earlier in the morning; first, we should go to bed early at night, and then have an early rising in the morning even before the sun rises up, so that Christ, the real Sun, would rise up in our heart.

Every morning we should allow the Lord Jesus – the real Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings – to rise up in us so that we can be renewed (see Luke 1:78-79; Mal. 4:2; Judg. 5:31).

May the rising sun visit us every morning as we take a few verses and muse over them, mix them with our prayer, and allow the Lord to speak to us. May the Sun rise in us with healing in His wings in our morning time with the Lord, healing any wound and hurt feelings, and causing any darkness to be dispelled and remove.

In order to achieve this, all of us should rise up early in the morning to fellowship with the Lord; we should pray to the Lord, “Thank You, Lord, for a new beginning; may this day be a memorable day in my life”; this is what we call a morning-by-morning revival.

We need to build up a habit of waking up early to spend time with the Lord, and we need to quiet down our being, fight any temptation coming from our thoughts, and simply focus on the Lord.

We don’t practice meditation nor do we encourage such a thing; what we need to do is learn to focus only on the Lord, be quiet in our being, and enjoy Him through prayer in His word.

We need to spend at least thirty minutes in the Lord’s presence personally every day until He as the Sun rises in our heart. Then, throughout the day we need to keep contacting the Lord to have a revived living, a living in which we are being revived in our being moment-by-moment.

This is the genuine revival, and this is what we are learning to practice and enjoy today.

Lord Jesus, thank You for a new day – a new beginning with You; may this day be a memorable day in our life. We want to focus only on You and reject any thought, feeling, or desire – You are our focus, we want to touch You and enjoy You in Your word. Lord Jesus, rise up in us as the sun of righteousness with healing in His wings. May the rising sun visit us from on high, and may we be revived, refreshed, and renewed day by day. May we have a daily revived living so that we may build up the Body of Christ in everything we do.

Having a Daily Revived Living by Consecrating to the Lord and having a Fresh Daily Transformation

Rom. 12:2 And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect.In our time with the Lord in the morning we need to offer up Christ as our burnt offering and peace-offering based upon His being our sin offering so that we may have a new beginning (see Lev. 6:12-13).

Christ is the only One absolute for God, and He has paid the price to be the sacrifice for our sins; daily, we need to take Him as our burnt offering, laying our hands on Him as the absolute One, and appreciate Him as the sin offering bringing us in peace with God.

We need to do this every day and we need to do it with sweetness and depth. We need to daily consecrate to the Lord with sweetness and depth; this implies us taking some time, being calm and quiet in our being, and enjoying the Lord in a sweet and deep way.

Many times our time with the Lord in the morning is like ordering fast food in a drive through: we ask the Lord for the supply, we enjoy a little supply, and we’re done; we may still gain something – which is better than nothing, but there’s no sweetness or depth.

How can the Lord go deeper in us and apply the cross of Christ to our inner being when we don’t spend adequate time with Him? If we don’t have a regular time with the Lord to consecrate to Him with sweetness and depth, we may be in the church life with all the good practices for many years but not change but stay the same.

We need to practice daily to quiet our being, be before the Lord in His word, let Him speak to us, bathe in His word, enjoy Him, and consecrate our being and day to Him by taking Him as our everything.

It is good to take a few verses to muse on, pray-read, and digest, and allow the Lord to speak to us inwardly; the holy word for morning revival is a very good helper in this respect.

If we touch the Lord every morning and consecrate to Him, we will have a new beginning and a fresh revival every day, and the result will be that we have a revived living.

To have a revival that is renewed daily is to have a transformation that is fresh daily. If we remain in this transformation our whole life, we will grow in the life of the Lord until we are matured. This kind of revival, renewal, and transformation is what we all need today. Witness LeeThe daily revival by beholding the Lord in His word brings in transformation (2 Cor. 3:18).

We need to have a daily fresh transformation by the renewing of the mind as we behold and reflect the Lord like a mirror in our time with Him.

The more we behold the Lord in His word in our personal time with Him, the more we reflect the glory of the Lord, and we are transformed into His image from one stage of glory to another stage of glory.

Our daily revival brings in a daily transformation; to have a revival that is renewed daily is to have a transformation that is fresh daily.

If we daily have such a revived living by being daily revived and freshly transformed, we will grow in the Lord’s life until we all are matured, and we build up the church as the Body of Christ.

To have a revival that is renewed daily is to have a transformation that is fresh daily; if we remain in this transformation our whole life, we will grow in the life of the Lord until we are matured (Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18).

Lord Jesus, we offer You up as our burnt offering and peace-offering based upon Your being our sin offering so that we may have a new beginning. We consecrate ourselves and all we are to You; we take You as our absoluteness, we lay our hands on You, and we are one with You for You to live in us. Lord, we want to be renewed daily and have a fresh transformation every day, so that we may have a revived living, grow in the life of the Lord, and be matured in life for the building up of the organic Body of Christ.

References and Hymns on this Topic
  • Inspiration: the Word of God, my enjoyment in the ministry, the message by Ricky Acosta for this week, and portions from, Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1988, vol. 4, “A Timely Trumpeting and the Present Need,” ch. 4, as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on, The Genuine Church Life (2017 Thanksgiving Conference), week 5, The Scriptural Way to Meet and to Serve for the Building Up of the Body of Christ.
  • Hymns on this topic:
    # We’re renewed and revived by the Lord day by day; / He is grace upon grace and refreshing as dew. / Shining brighter and brighter, our path’s a clear way, / As morning by morning His mercies are new. / Transformed by beholding from glory to glory, / And from strength to strength on to Zion we go. / Constitute us with truth as daily we study— / Here a little there a little—Your Word to know. (Song on, Here a Little, There a Little)
    # Take time to behold Him, / The world rushes on; / Spend much time in secret / With Jesus alone. / By looking to Jesus / Like Him thou shalt be; / Thy friends, in thy conduct, / His likeness shall see. (Hymns #643)
    # And do not be fashioned according to this age, / But be transformed by the renewing of the mind… / That you may prove what the will of God is, / That which is good and well pleasing and perfect. (Scripture song)
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Hi there, I am Stefan Misaras, and I live and work in London (UK), meeting with the church in London. I love the Lord Jesus, His Word, the ministry of the age, and the saints. Enjoy the Lord!
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