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Turn from Your Wicked Ways (6 of 7)
Series: Recipe for Revival
Take your Bible and first we're going to turn in God's word to the book of Proverbs. Proverbs chapter 28 and we're going to look at verse 13. We continue today in a series of messages from II Chronicles 7:14 on getting ready for revival. Preparation for revival. God gave the formula long ago. He said ''If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.'' Today we come to that phrase ''and turn from their wicked ways.'' What does it mean to turn from their wicked ways? Well, the concept of turning in the Bible is the concept of repentance. Did you know the word repentance means to turn? In fact, in the New Testament the Greek word for repentance, metanoia is a military term and it means ''about face''. It means if you are going one direction and the commander says about face you turn and you go completely in a different direction. That's what it means to turn.
Now God says sometimes His people are on the wrong path. They come to a fork in the road, they've taken the wrong path and now they need to turn and they need to get on the right path once again. I want to talk to you about getting back on that right path. I want to talk to you about a man named David, the king of Israel. David was a man after God's own heart. David was a man who loved God. David was a man who wrote many of our scriptures. He loved to commune with God. He loved to go in the house of God. He said, ''I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord'''. He loved to go to church. He loved to sing the praises of God. David was just a man who loved God. But you know, David got off on the wrong path. He wasn't reading the Bible as he ought to read the Bible. He wasn't really praying as he ought to pray. He became self sufficient. God had pr ...
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