Summary: If we really want to see revival then we must allow the Holy Spirit to "kill" the sin within us so that the "common people" will be touched through us.
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Pastor James May
IGNITE A REVIVAL
Acts 5:11 and great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
5:12 and by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
5:13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
5:14 and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
Acts 5:11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.
13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.
16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.
Do we really want a revival to come to Victory Temple and to our community? I believe that the answer would be “Yes” from the heart of every born again Believer! Our greatest desire is to see the Holy Spirit move in the hearts and lives of His people and then draw new souls into the House of God to hear and respond to the message of the gospel.
We should all know that revival does not come without a price. Before God will come to bring revival, there must be a “time of reckoning” for those who are in the church. How can we witness and preach Jesus to others if Jesus isn’t first in our lives or if our own hearts are not right with God?