These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side of the Jordan in the wilderness… It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea. Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel…
Deuteronomy opens at the end of 40 years of wilderness wanderings. In verse 2, Moses notes that a normal journey from Sinai to the Promised Land was only 11 days.
However, because of their obstinacy and rebellion, it took Israel 40 years to experience what God was willing to give them in just 11 days! I don’t have that much time – do you?
We can talk about praying for revival. We can preach about it, write books about it, teach classes on it and even hold an occasional prayer service focusing on it.
I am suggesting the time line for revival may not be nearly as long as we think. We ought to pray and not give up – but we also ought to pray as if God was about to come soon. I mean really, really soon!
Ask God to help you boldly obey everything He asks you to do – unlike the generation of Israelites who lost their inheritance in the wilderness – so that you do not miss anything God wants to accomplish in your generation.