Summary: "A LONGING FOR REVIVAL!"
ISAIAH 64:1-5 "A LONGING FOR REVIVAL!"
Lam 3:40 "Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD."
1. THE PLEA FOR REVIVAL - “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens"
A. A REVIVAL OF GOD'S PEOPLE. - 2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which 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 will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
B. OF GOD'S PRESENCE - Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou ...
Matt 18:20—“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
C. OF GOD'S POWER - that the mountains might flow down at thy presence
2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. = Power
2. THE POWER OF REVIVAL - l-3—“… READ
A. A REMOVING WORK - that the mountains might flow down at thy presence
Mountains Removed:- Mountains of Inability (Philippians 4:13)
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Mountains of Indecision (Prov 3:5- 6). Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; ...
Mountains Of Indifference 2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil
B. A REFINING WORK. 2—“as when the melting fire burneth…”.
Motives Refined:- Our Vain Thoughts.
1 Cors 3:20 “…The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”
Our Self-Confidence. Gal 6:3—“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself."
Our Flesh Energy - The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak
C. A REVIVING WORK - Fire melts, fire burns-up, and also fire warms.
Ministry Refired:- Where the fire is :- Our Praying Will Be HOT!
Our Preaching Will Be HOT! Jer 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
3 THE PURPOSE OF REVIVAL 2 “To make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence"
A. The REVELATION - To make thy name known to thine adversaries
B. The RESPONSIBILITY - To make thy name known
C. The REVERENCE “…that the nations may tremble at thy presence."