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The Power of the Holy Spirit in Revival (3 of 4)
Series: Revival in Our Time
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at the Gospel of John Chapter 16 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 the spiritual means of revival.
While, you're turning there let me ask you a question? What is the spiritual means of revival? I can give it to you in three words. The Holy Spirit.
ILLUS: Power outage in North Carolina this past weekend. Hundreds of thousands of homes without power. All across our nation there are thousands, hundreds of thousands of church-houses without power, because the power of revival is the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The evidence speaks for itself. Today, we have hundreds and hundreds of churches that are either stagnant or declining in attendance. Baptisms are declining every single year. We're losing more and more of our young people to the world when they graduate from High School. Divorce is at an all time height. And the reason is that we have millions of church that are without power, the power of His presence. And this is a tragedy that breaks the heart of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who left the glory of Heaven to come to this world and to die for our sins on an old rugged cross and to be raised on the next Sunday morning. Praise God, that because of this we can be saved. We can have the power of His presence. We can experience a revival.
But listen, if we expect to see revival in America, it must begin with the states. If we expect to see revival in our state, it must begin with the cities. And if we expect to see revival in our city, it must begin with the churches. If we expect to see revival in our church, then it must begin with the home. And, listen to me; if we expect to see revival in ...
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