REVIVE US AGAIN?
PSALMS 85: 1 - 7
WHAT IS REVIVAL?
It is when ones faith rises up from a state of comparative
depression to a tone of increased vigor and strength. Christians
become more faithful to their obligations.
Charles Finney: "...nothing else than a new beginning of
obedience to God. Just as in the case of a converted sinner, the
first step is a deep repentance, a breaking down of heart, a
getting down in the dust before God, with deep humility, and a
forsaking of sin."
It is a person retiring in the background and letting God take
center stage. It is God there revealing Himself in startling
holiness and irresistible power. It is God working human
personalities to reactivate and reanimate that which is already
alive but dormant.
On the granite tombstone of Karl Marx in London's Highgate
Cemetery: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in
various ways; the point is to change it.
It may be a great act of faith to think of changing the world
one soul at a time, but is a greater act of lunacy to think of
doing it any other way.
All that is necessary for revival:
1. A few Christians (there need not be many) must get thoroughly
right with God themselves.
2. Let them bind themselves together to pray for a revival until
God opens the heavens and comes down.
3. Let them put themselves at the disposal of God for Him to use
as He sees fit in winning others to Christ.
Let's take those one at a time:
I.GET THOROUGHLY RIGHT WITH GOD
A. Get thoroughly dissatisfied with your spiritual complacency.
A self-satisfied soul is a stagnant soul. It i ...
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