Summary: America’s greatest need is not educational reform, deficit reduction or improved foreign relations. America’s greatest need is a Holy ghost-empowered, heaven-sent old fashioned revival.
The greatest need in America is NOT:
A cure for AIDS
Health Care Reform
Improved Foreign Relations
AMERICA’S SINGLE GREATEST NEED IS AN OLD-FASHIONED, HOLY GHOST-EMPOWERED, AND HEAVEN-SENT REVIVAL!!
Let’s look at the reasons for the lack of revival, the recipe for revival, and the results of this kind of a revival.
I. REASONS FOR A LACK OF REVIVAL
A. The text lists three areas where we need revival.
B. There are, I believe, reasons for a lack of revival in each area:
1. “If my people”—Christians
a. Religion without a relationship
b. Christianity without conversion
2. “Which are called by my Name”—Church
a. Services without the Spirit
b. Preaching without power
3. “Their land”—Country
a. Government without God
b. Leaders without the Lord
II. RECIPE FOR REVIVAL
A. Humility-James 4:6,10
B. Prayer-Isaiah 58:9
C. Seek God-Acts 17:27
D. Turn from wicked ways-2 Chronicles 30:9
III. RESULTS OF REVIVAL
A. God will hear prayer-Isaiah 65:25
B. He will forgive sin-1 John 1:9
C. He will heal-Psalm 33:12
D. He wll answer prayer-2 Chronicles 7:15