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A Great Revival (5 of 10)
Series: 40 DAYS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
October 16, 2002
Well tonight we want to continue our study about men whose lives were changed in forty days. Tonight we're going to talk about a city that was transformed in 40 days. It comes from the life of Jonah. I'll give you a little time to find the book of Jonah because it is one of the minor prophets. It comes kind of nestled between Micah and Habakkuk. After Obadiah and before Micah isn't it? All right, right after Obadiah.
Jonah chapter four. Of course all of us have studied Jonah when we were in Sunday School. We learned about the miracle about Jonah being swallowed by a great fish. Tonight once again you're going to have to take your own notes but that's OK. You can do that in your Bible. Tonight we're going to talk about a great revival. I'm going to give you about 4 main points and they are all going to do with great things. All of them will begin with a P. The point will begin with a P. So we'll begin in just a moment with a great principle, a great principle.
In Jonah 3 verse 1. I said 4 but I meant 3. Jonah 3 verse 1. "And the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, 'Arise and go into Nineveh, that great city and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.' So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days journey." In other words it took three days to walk across it. "And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, 'Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.' So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For the word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published thro ...
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