Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
The passage is a heartfelt prayer for revival. The Psalmist is remembering how, after Israel had given into sin time after time, God had always provided a plan to bring them back to Himself. And with this thought in mind, his heart cries out to God, “Wilt
REVIVALS OF THE BIBLE SERIES: PSALMS 85: (1-7) REVIVE US AGAIN! [Numbers 16] The passage that we have just read is a heartfelt prayer for revival. The Psalmist is thinking back upon the spiritual history of Israel. He is remembering how, after Israel had given into sin time after time, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
What if the revival that we and the Psalmist pray for comes? What are some of the results? These beautiful words describe a people restored, forgiven and blessed. When God’s people return to Him the result is that revival’s blessings penetrates our la
Revivals of the Bible Series: PSALMS 85: 8-13 SOME RESULTS OF REVIVAL [Leviticus 26:3-13] The Psalmist has just prayed, “Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” It is the cry of one who wanted God’s people to come alive to and in His grace and power. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2011
This atrocity & the seriousness of its repercussions forced Jacob to finally take action with His family & seek God’s intervention. He tells his family to “Cast away the foreign gods you have with you." This focal point is the basis for revival.
GENESIS 35: 1-15 CAST AWAY OUR IDOLS [Ezekiel 18:21-32] Sometimes it takes massive impacting events that awaken us so that we begin seriously considering our need for revival. As we grow older and settle into the routine of life and become not much different from the average believer, ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2011
This chapter contains three challenges to Israel and to any man, church, or country that desires to have spiritual life revived.
1 SAMUEL 7: 1-13 COMMITMENT, CONFESSION AND CHALLENGE [Zechariah 12:12-14] It was time for revival once again. The state of both religious and national life had slipped to a new low. Yes, there had been at least five different reprieves during the wretched days of Judges. During those ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2011
This revival was a result of King Asa's personal seeking of God and leading the nation to seek God. Then even against incredible odds they continued to trust God and rely on His intervention and by God’s grace defeated their enemy.
2 Chronicles 14-16 SEEK THE LORD [1 Kings 15:9-24] God is not limited. Though usually God brings revival during times of apostasy and tragedy, He can also bring revival during times of reformation and prosperity. The revival in the fifteenth year of the Judean King Asa was during a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2011
Haggai & Zechariah came to challenge God’s people to restore God’s priorities in their hearts. The first message of Haggai emphasized four ways to renew their priorities & restore God’s blessings on their lives.
HAGGAI 1: 1-14 RENEWING PRIORITIES [Ezra 9-10] Following the revival under Josiah, God’s people fell back into the degradation and sin surrounding the 55 year reign of his grandson Manasseh. Thus since the people would not learn by responding to the Word of God they had to learn through ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2011
Nehemiah chapter 8 records one of the most spectacular celebrations of the work of God in the O.T. The spiritual renewal of the people begins with a challenge to the mind, continues with an effect on the emotions & concludes with a people returning to God
[Revivals of the Bible Series] NEHEMIAH 8 REJOICING OVER GOD’S WORD [Ezra 10] There were three different groups which returned from Babylonian captivity under three different leaders. The first, led by Zerubbabel in 537-536 B.C., we have already discussed. Eighty years later the scribe ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2011
The revival at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost is the greatest of all time. No revival has been so sudden, so tremendous in its immediate effects and none so lasting in its results.
ACTS 2: 1-47 THE REVIVAL OF PENTECOST [Joel 2:28-29 / Psalm 16:8-11] The revival at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost is the greatest of all time. No revival has been so sudden, so tremendous in its immediate effects and none so lasting in its results. One hundred twenty disciples of the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2011
In the providence of God the gospel moves westward into the center of the morally decaying Roman empire. It is not possible to even allude to every revival included in the Bible. But the turning of Paul to evangelize the west instead of the east is so i
ACTS 19: 1-20 REVIVAL AMONGST RELIGIOUS PEOPLE It is not possible to even allude to every revival included in the Bible. But the turning of Paul to evangelize the west instead of the east is so important to us today that it should be mentioned. Paul and his second missionary journey team ...read more