REVIVAL: WHOSE GOING TO EXPERIENCE IT?
PSALMS 138: 7, 8
(PAGE 922, COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST said, "Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy
laden and I will give you rest..."
Have you ever been so tired that you were just totally
exhausted? That question deserves rephrasing: "Remember the
last time you were absolutely depleted physically?" Some effort
was needed to revive you. Recall how delightfully wonderful it
was being revived.
That same joyous revival can happen spiritually. Do you need
it? Do you want it?
A reporter conducting an on-the-street survey asked a
pedestrian: "Do you know what the two greatest problems in
The response: "I don't know and I don't care!"
The abrupt reply by the reporter: "Congratulations, you got
them both right!"
Two of Christiandoms problems are that many professing believers
don't know and don't care that they need revival.
Gradually, ever so impressibly, we grow weak spiritually and
don't realize it. Will Herberg, a Jewish scholar who taught at
Drew University, once observed that the brainwashing we receive
daily from our cultural environment is far more deadly than any
rational argument from atheists.
The Lord wants to revive His people. What is revival? Acts3:19
uses a descriptive phrase that sums it up: "...times of
refreshing...from the presence of the Lord."
Whenever it happens, Christianity rises up from a state of
formality and near depression to a tone of increased vigor and
strength; Christians become more faithful to their obligations,
and obedience to God becomes the n ...
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