Hindrances to Revival! (2 of 2) by Jesse Hendley
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Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Jonah, chapter 1, verse 13. We are studying Jonah and thinking about REVIVAL. You remember the story. ''Nevertheless, the men ROWED HARD to bring the vessel to land, but they could not for the sea wrought and was tempestuous against them. Wherefore they cried unto the Lord.''
We are thinking about REVIVAL. By REVIVAL we mean the Presence of God among His people in great power and blessing. There is no blessing like the Presence of the Lord! We cannot have revival without GOD. In this first chapter of Jonah we have a tremendous truth. These sailors tried to bring the vessel to land, but they were unable to do so until they cried unto the Lord.
There are three thoughts I want to bring to you about REVIVAL. First, we cannot have revival without GOD. That is dead sure. There are many things going on in religion today that will never bring revival.
Second, we want to see if we ourselves are hindering revival. We are not to be looking at others. We are to draw a circle around ourselves and ask ourselves the question, ''To what degree am I hindering God's blessing, in my own life and in the lives of my loved ones and in the life of my church and everyone in this world? I am responsible. Am I a hinderer of REVIVAL?''
Third, we can have God and revival! I didn't say, ''Revival and God.'' The order is, we can have GOD, then WITH GOD we can have revival. We can have revival when we are right with Him.
No Revival Without God
We cannot have revival without god. We cannot have His blessings without His PERSON. God does not bless people apart from HIMSELF. These men were rowing hard, trying to bring the vessel to land, but they could not do it. So they cried mightily unto the Lord.
You know the story. When sailors are afraid, it must be some storm, believe me. They first cried to their gods. They found Jonah down in the vessel shook ...
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