Preparing for Revival
1 Kings 19:14-21
God had a plan for Elisha's life
God had already chosen him for a special task
Elisha could have blown it!
1. Elisha had a Heart after God!
There was a secret searching after God
He was not shocked when Elijah came by!
He know immediately what Elijah wanted
''So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. ''Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,'' he said, ''and then I will come with you.'' ''Go back,'' Elijah replied. ''What have I done to you?''
First step in preparation for revival is to have a heart after God
2. Elisha was Instantly Obedient
There was a sensitivity
He knew God was doing something
It wasn't a time to question but to obey
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. (KJV)
Anything else is Idolatry and Disobedience.
It is lifting your ways and your plans above His!
It is putting You in the number one position.
Your heart has to be instantly obedient for opportunities only come infrequently or sometimes only once!
Obedience develops sensitivity
Disobedience develops hardness
Disobedience develops scales over the eyes so that you can't see the truth even if it is right in front of you!
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