THE GREAT AWAKENING
We have our Bibles open to our scripture this morning in Revelation,
chapter number 7, verse 1 through the end of the chapter. As we bow for
Father, we're here in Thy house today to do business with Thee. We pause
on the first day of this brand new week to remember the resurrection of
Thy son, Jesus Christ, as we do every Sunday. But also, 0 Lord, in this
time of worship, we ask that Thou would deal with us individually and
collectively. May no one here leave this assembly without feeling that
they have indeed met with Thee. Speak to us through music, through
prayer, through the reading of Thy word, through shared testimony,
through the atmosphere that Thou hast created here among these pews.
And, 0 Lord, You speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word and
Thy message alone might not only be heard, but may it be received and
may it be understood. And Lord, help us to apply Thy truth right where
we live. For this is our prayer through Jesus Christ our living Lord.
Imagine for a moment that you are looking at a movie. And the action is
swift and terrible. and you see catastrophe followina catastraphp-- Thp-
wind is blowing, the rain is falling, but more than that, the whole
earth is moving and shifting. There is a volcano over here. There's an
earthauake over here- Thp-rp-'& a tidal wave- olvp-r tht--rp-- And t-hp- scenp- is
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increasing in intensity, getting increasingly violent every moment until
suddenly there, as you watch the move, there is the capacity to freeze a
frame. And this scene dramatically stops. And the tidal wave 100 ft.
high just stops in mid-air. And you look up and the water that had
undercut a lighthouse, it was falling, and the bricks are coming ...
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