After Revival: What Then?
JESUS CHRIST wants there to be tell-tale sings of His work among His people. After He has brought about revival in the lives of His people, He desires for there to be evidence that abides. In the Old Testament there is an experience in the life of Israel which illustrates this. The Lord had returned His people to their home land and blessed them in the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. A spirit of revival resulted among the people. Their conduct is commendable for us to copy. There are always specific signs revival has come.
I.THE PEOPLE HAD AFFECTION FOR THE SAINTS (8:1)
Note, "All the people gathered as one man..." Before the revival, some were pessimistic and complained while others criticized. They were not different than we before the revival. May we be no different than they after the revival. The spirit of revival brought reconciliation and new expressions of love "as one man." Unity and harmony causes a body to function together. Jesus said, "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples -- if you love one another." Candidly, has revival come to you? If you are holding a grudge or harboring a resentment against someone, you need revival.
II.THE PEOPLE WERE ATTENT ...
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