Revival: It's Up To You! by Nelson Price

Sunday evening - May 8, 1994

PSALM 51: 9 - 13
JESUS CHRIST redeems by His precious blood. When He saves us it
is a once and for all time experience. However, there are many
times in life when we need to be refreshed and revived.
Remember the last time you were real hot, thirsty, and tired.
Recall when you found a comfortable and cool place to sit and
sip deeply of cool water. What a sensation! Reflect on that
wonderful feeling.
An experience more exhilarating than that awaits those who are
spiritually in need of revival.
Historically revival always begins with prayer.
God wants to mature you through prayer. Matthew 15: 21-28
illustrates this.
A woman cried out to Jesus, "Have mercy on daughter is
severely demon-possessed."
Jesus seems to ignore her. The disciples said, "Send her away."
The woman persisted, "Lord, help me."
Jesus seemed to insult her by what appeared to be a put-down:
"It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the
little dogs."
He did so in order to give her the opportunity to show her
desire and persistence. She did and replied, "True, Lord, yet
even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their
masters' tables.
Having given her an opportunity to mature in her faith, Jesus
rewarded her by saying, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be
to you as you desire."
God wants to mature you through prayer.
King David had sinned. Under the convicting energy of the Holy
Spirit he knew he needed to forsake his sin. An interesting,
often overlooked aspect of sin, is that at the time a ...

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