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"REVIVAL OR RUIN?"
2 Chronicles 7:14, 21-22
November 15, 1922
One wrong choice usually leads to another one.
Are you on the road to revival in your life? If you have
not exited onto the road of Humility which leads to Prayer,
Priority, and Repentance, then you are on the wrong road
today. You are on the road to ruin. If you are a proud
person that really does not understand you have spiritual
needs in your life, then you are on the road to ruin.
IN OUR TEXT TODAY:
We know that God is telling His people in this passage
today that IF they do not give absolute loyalty to
God, He will bring adversity upon them. He shared
with them in the earlier part of the passage today
that if they would give God absolute loyalty, then
God would bless them with renewal and healing.
History tells us that according to I Kings 11 Solomon's
loyalty to God wavered and he began on the road
to ruin just like God said He would in 2 Chronicles
7. Eventually Israel, God's people. ended up in Babylon
and the Temple was destroyed.
TWO IMPORTANT WORDS:
The glory or presence of God is the major concern
in this passage.
The word means "that which dwells" referring
to God's nearness or dwelling within a person
This word is the opposite of shekinah for it
means literally, "the glory of the Lord has
* In this passage you see the possibility of both
and history records that God's people
In the last two verses of this chapter we read about
the road to ruin. Last week I asked you, "Are you
on the road to Revival?" If you are not, then you
are on the road of ruin. This morning permit me
to ask you:
I. ARE YOU ON THE ROAD TO RUIN? (vs. 21-22)
T.plsin: (v. 21)
Notice the past tense, "was exalted,' and will
walk by "astonished" meaning they will be appalled
at the desolation and destruction. They will ask the
question, "Why has the Lord done thus to this la ...
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