"THE GLORY OF REVIVAL"
1 Thessalonians 5.19
January 18, 2000
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
In 1998, I was 40 years old and experienced a mid-life
crisis! Now, when a lot of men go through a mid-life
crisis, they get a car! When I had my mid-life
crisis, I got cancer!
My wife Julie and moved to M. D. Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston for nearly 3 months. I received 44
radiation treatments and lost one pound for every
treatment. I was on a feeding tube for 5 months and
during that time, many of you across this state prayed
for me and my family.
I want to report tonight that I am cancer free and I
thank God sparing my life! Thank you for praying me
back to health!
Now join me for a few minutes tonight in the book of
1st Thessalonians. I've been assigned the topic: The
Glory of Revival.
Is it possible to see His glory today? Can we sense
His glory today? In Exodus 33, we find Moses in
desperation. And out of his desperation came a
desire! And Moses cried out to God in Exodus 33.18,
"Please show me Your glory!"
If we're going to experience the glory of revival,
we've got to stand where Moses stood! We've got to
seek what Moses sought: "Please show me Your glory."
I recently read about three friends who died in a car
accident. As they arrived into Heaven, they were
required to attend an orientation. All three were
asked the same question: "when you are in your casket,
and friends and family are mourning over you, what
would you like to hear them say about you?"
Well, the first man said, "I would like to hear them
say that I was on the great doctors of my time, and a
great family man."
The second man said, "I would like to hear that I was
a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a
difference in the children of tomorrow."
The finally the third man thought for a minute and
said, "I guess I'd like to hear them say, 'Look, he's
moving." When the glory of revival falls, the dead
If we're going to win our generation to faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ . . . we must see His glory! We
must sense His glory so that we can share His glory!
You ask, "Ernest, how will it happen? How can the
people of our church experience the glory of revival?
What must happen in my life to experience the glory of
revival?" Well, that's what I want to show you
beginning in 1st Thessalonians 5! I want to show you
what causes the glory of revival to fall!
Well, the first thing we find in 1 Thessalonians 5 is
that the glory of Revival falls when . . .
THE FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CONSUMES YOU.
1st Thessalonians 5.19, "Do not quench the Holy
Spirit." What does it mean to "quench the Holy
Spirit?" Well, the word translated "quench" means "to
suppress, to stifle, to extinguish." This Greek word
was used in that day to describe the putting out of a
May I tell you tonight that as long as you're
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