Revival and pond scum go hand in hand! I can just about hear the voices, "What's pond scum have to do with revival?" To be honest, it's the pond scum part of revival that people don't like. True revival is much more than just a set of good meetings in a church. Although good, exciting meetings do go along with revival, it's the deep personal ministry, the type that reveals to us and eradicates the pond scum within us where the true life changing power of God hits us in revival power.
We all have the pond scum. Many of us don't even realize the excess baggage that we carry, but it's there and God knows it's there! In the throes of revival, the Spirit begins to reveal that scum to us, and in those times of personal revelation, we're often confronted with the choices of getting rid of the scum or digging deeper holes within us to further bury the scum. If we do that, we loose!
God's desire is for the scum within to be revealed, so that we can deal with it on a spiritual basis, get it exposed, removed and watch us go on, back over the river, so that we can accomplish great deeds for the Lord!
OK...let's face the pond scum, repent, get rid of it and go on to change the world around us. As truly revived people we do fit into the "Glorious Church without Sport of Wrinkle!"
Let's get the job done!