Summary: God clearly mentions the punishment, so that we stay away from such wickedness,
Acts 19:19” Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.”
The word ‘revival’ is not known widely by all Christians, but it is the most talked about word in the Pentecostal circle or the so-called ‘born-again’ believers. The word ‘revival’ is not meant just for a group of people, but it should happen to the whole world. Amen. The word ‘born-again’ is not a name given to a sect but it is to have new life in Christ.
Friend! This message may disturb you! This message may expose your lackadaisical attitude towards God! This message may throw torch on your hidden sins! This message may prick your conscience! This message may touch that anger and violence in you which is cleverly hidden behind that plastic smile! Are you listening? I am writing this message from my prayer room during my day of fasting and prayer! I am anointed! I want some pastors also to read and do a thorough searching of their life and ministry. If we need revival in our church and ministry then we got to be in His Presence; nothing else works. Let me narrate what happened in Ephesus;, the Bible says in Acts 19:1”And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus..” Boy, how blessed is this city Ephesus to have Apostle Paul walk into their town! I am sure the kingdom of hell shivered! Why? Because the devil knew Paul would preach and preach and preach until their eyes opened! Ah! Read on………I will preach this chapter until I drop, no, no, no….until the sins in the life of people drop….
Let me go step by step, if you are in a hurry looking for a ‘promise for the day’ or ‘a blessing scripture on Monday morning’ look for some other website, I am here to save some of you from the clutches of satan. Are you listening? Some of you are with the devil for long, may be even working for him ignorantly; if you are connected with the wrong people then surely you are connected with the devil. Come out! God will take care of you. Are you listening? I know some girls who are living with married men, some of you are into affairs outside marriage, there are some of your hooked on to porn, some of your finances are going downhill……….listen, you don’t need more money, but you need more of God in your life. More of God removes the muck out of your life! Be warned! Don’t procrastinate until you are destroyed; arise now and “rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm..” (Joel 2:13)
When Jesus turned His attention to Jericho and went into that city, He met Zacchaeus who had a spectacular transformation in his life, likewise Paul turned to Ephesus but here we have a whole town being blessed. I am just excited! I feel I am just right there today, inside Ephesus along with Paul involved in that revival. Look what Paul did, on finding some disciples, he first requested them about ‘water baptism’ and baptized them in the name of Jesus Christ. Just a question to each one of you, ‘have you been water baptized?” I am not talking about your infant water baptism, have you repented and taken water baptism? Think! Click WATER BAPTISM to read a full message on it. Then verse 6 says, “And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” Being filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues are all part of growing in the Lord. Some of you may feel this experience is just for the Pentecostals , no, no….this experience is for all who desire it. And hold on, the Holy Spirit helps you to pray with power and also live with power, other wise we would be like a piece of log, unable to pray for even 10 minutes at a stretch. Ask some Christians if they have the experience of praying for an hour and also fast, sadly many do not have that and they do not crave for it also. All they are interested is for God to bless them and never do they want to be a blessing for God. REVIVAL CHANGES YOUR PRIORITY IN LIFE! Ha ha! You start living for Him and pleasing HIM would become number one priority! Lovely!
Look what happens next in Ephesus!
• Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.”