"Prepare YE the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones" (Isa. 62:10). To remove all hindrances to revival is absolutely necessary, but this is only preliminary for we are then to "Lift up a standard for the people" (Isa. 62:10).
Oh, for the standards of holiness, love to God and love for souls, purity, zeal, humility--Oh, for God’s own standards to be lifted up for the people! Oh, for a Jeremiah to weep over this nation and over a world in sin!
"Awake thou that sleepest" (Eph. 5:14). Even if now we are asleep, there is hope for us if we will now repent and believe God and act accordingly! May God, for Jesus’ sake, put it on the hearts of His ministers to "Cry aloud, spare not," (Isa. 58:1), even though it hurts pride and crucifies self.
Also, to lift up their voices like trumpets and show God’s own people their tremendous need of repentance, and a wholehearted forsaking of every form of compromise with the world, the flesh and the devil, not at all in a "holier-than-thou" attitude, but because God Himself is giving a crisis-hour call to us today--before His judgments sweep the world--and be sure of one thing, our nation shall not in any wise escape, unless we repent, and turn wholeheartedly to God!
Jesus, our Lord, the Head of the Church (Eph. 5:23-24), tells us plainly, "The night cometh, when no man can work" (John 9:4) –C. W. Moore