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When Revival Comes (4 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 Acts chapter 2 if you will. We have been in a series of studies on the person, promise, prescription and power of revival that we have entitled, "Revival In Our Time." Because if there is anything that the church, and indeed the world, desperately needs today it is a real heaven sent, Holy Ghost empowered movement of God. We need it desperately. We need it immediately. We need it personally.
ILLUS: As Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones, the great preacher from Wales once said, "I am profoundly convinced that the greatest need in the world today is a revival in the Church of God."
Now, if that was true over half of a century ago, how much more true must it be today? The modern church, the American church, this church, desperately needs a fresh touch from God, a fresh outpouring of His Spirit, a holy fired started that will consume this place and spread to our homes and neighborhoods and schools and city and state and nation and ultimately the world. We need revival in our time.
This past week, as I was preaching and traveling in Romania and Eastern Europe there was something that began to bother me. As I was traveling, I was struck by the number of church buildings that cover that entire part of the world. I mean, everywhere you looked there was a church. Some of these churches were very, very old. (Built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.) Others weren't old at all. In fact, there were some churches that were still under construction. But on Tuesday afternoon, I went out with Jehlu, Pastor Radu Cifor's son-in-law, for a tour of the city of Cluj, in northern Romania. Well, being the history buff that I am, it didn't take me long to decide that I wanted to tour some of the old churches there. So, we went and visited two of the oldest churches in town. And I do have to say that the ...
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