Summary: A Challenging invitation for Christianity to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit by coming clean before a Holy God.
“Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people.”
The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
2. C.H. Spurgeon said, “If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;
ll. THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR THE REAL THING
God has Created in each one of us a desire to really know him and the Power of his Hoy Spirit. Few people are willing to pay the price God requires and hence lives a mediocre life of existence only. God never intended for us to live our lives like that.
This world is looking for a church that is going to manifest the power and the purpose of the early church.
2 Chronicles 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.
Listen, if methods and promotions alone could bring in true awakening, Our generations would have surely seen the greatest revival in the history of the world! Instead, we have experienced the worst moral collapse and baptism ratio decline in the life of the Nation. What is this saying about the Church on display?
We need to fully understand the very nature of God. He is Holy, Holy, Holy!
Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
The Angel said this three time for a reason! God is Infinitely HOLY.
Many of our modern churches struggle with serious levels of apathy, disunity, immorality and worldliness. We need to ask ourselves this question.
If all church members followed your example of service and giving, how strong would the ministry be? Would their be an outreach or prayer ministry? Would there be a Sunday or Wednesday evening service if everyone followed your example? These are real questions God is wanting to be addressed. You can walk fully in the power of the spirit living a half hearted life before God.
These are things that should have been settled upon conversion. What happened?
Here is what happened we have been lured into a lie that this is somehow OK with God. He understands this is the 21 century and we are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.
Here this if you here nothing else tonight!
Until we personally deal with “Sin in the Camp,” our best efforts are going to be no more than trying to cure cancer with a band-aid!
Virtually all historic revivals and awakenings have occurred one way. God’s people were confronted with their own sin through intense exposure to a full array of scriptures. “Judgement must first begin in the House of God!
Until we begin to lead by example both our churches and our families to thoroughly completely deal with sin revival can never come.
The Harvest lies wasting in the fields and the Bridegroom could be at the very door.
May God Grant us a passion for holiness – not just to get blessed but because we love him!
Hosea 10:12 says Sow to yourself in righteousness, reap in mercy: break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.
Leonard Ravenhill writes in his great book, Why Revival Tarries (ch. 2, Prayer Grasps Eternity):
No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be shop window to display one’s talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.
Poverty-stricken as the Church is today in many things, she is most stricken here, in the place of prayer. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; man players and payers, few pray-ers; man singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.
The two prerequisites to successful Christian living are vision and passion, both of which are born in and maintained by prayer. The ministry of preaching is open to few; the ministry of prayer–the highest ministry of all human offices–is open to all. Spiritual adolescents say, “I’ll not go tonight, it’s only prayer meeting.” It may be that Satan has little cause to fear most preaching. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying. Modern Christians know little of “binding and loosing,” He is Speaking to You–“Whatsoever ye shall bind. . . .” Have you done any of this lately? God is not prodigal with His power; but to be much for God, we must be much with God.