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How to Hear From Heaven (2 of 4)
Series: Revival in Our Time
II Chronicles 7:14
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at the Old Testament book of 2nd Chronicles if you will. We are in a series of messages on the person, purpose, plan and power of revival that we have entitled, "Revival In Our Time." And this morning I want to talk to you about "How To Hear From Heaven."
ILLUS: I know that you've all seen the Verizon commercials where the tech guy is going all over the nation making sure that he has signal. (I've even used his little phrase from this pulpit before when we've had sound problems.) But you know the question he asks: "Can you hear me now?" And he's asked that question all over the place. He's asked it in the big cities, out in the country, at the beach, even in a bathroom. But what he's trying to make sure of is that there is a connection between he and whoever he's talking to.
Well, God desires for there to be a clear connection between Himself and His people. He desires for there to be a clear channel of communication from the throne room of heaven to where you sit this morning.
You know, I'll tell you what I long for. And if you'll follow what I'm saying, you'll catch it; I even long to long for it more. I yearn to yearn for it more. I desire to desire it more. And that is for God to pour out revival on His church.
Now, if you'll remember, last week I shared with you a simple, straightforward definition of what a real revival is. "Revival is the sovereign, supernatural movement of God among his people, that comes about as a direct result of their prayer, repentance and holiness, that results in a fresh walk with the Lord among believers and the drawing of the lost to Christ." That's what a real revival is. To put it simply, it is the manifested presence of God. Now, God is omnipresent. That means, He's always present. But His manifest presence is when H ...
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