Summary: Make This Valley Full of Ditches. Dig in for Revival!
“LET’S DIG IN”
Lighthouse Worship Center
Sept, 7, 2008 Am
During the week we had revival, with our Evangelist, God spoke to my heart and I was prophesied over. As I lay on the floor that night God spoke to my heart a profundity I didn’t understand for a moment. He spoke a simple thing to me. He said, “THIS IS FOR THE HOUSE!”
I lay there not knowing what that meant. I asked the Lord, “What does that mean?” Again, the Lord spoke to me saying simply, “THIS IS FOR THE HOUSE!” I began to weep and cry out to Him! I didn’t say anything else I just began to sob & weep and then speak in my prayer language. You may think that weird or simply stupid but I don’t care. I know what God spoke to my heart.
It wasn’t long before I began to understand what He was saying to me! What was happening was for “THIS HOUSE, FOR THIS MOMENT!” but the indication to me was that what happens next will “NOT BE FOR THE HOUSE ALONE” but will be for “OUTSIDE THE HOUSE!” A move that will reach “OUTSIDE THESE WALLS!” With that in mind I understood in my spirit that we had to “PREPARE” for that happening! That is what I want to share with you this morning!
There is a “BATTLE FOR REVIVAL!” The enemy does not want “REVIVAL” to come to Lighthouse Worship Center! But “GOD DOES!”
Turn with me to my Text: Read from Bible II Kings 3:1-17a.
“ ‘Thus says the Lord, ‘Make this valley full of ditches.’ ”
Digging Ditches is as much for YOU as it is for the CHURCH & for “REVIVAL!” We as a Church need to “DIG DITCHES” but “YOU” as individuals need some “DITCH DIGGING” as well!
It takes “TOTAL COMMITMENT” to please God, not Half-Hearted Commitment! You may be sitting there saying to yourself, “That offends me! I want to see “REVIVAL” in this Church as much as the next person!” But do You? Do You really want to see “REVIVAL” in this Church? Because “REVIVAL” in this Church is going to take “TOTAL COMMITMENT” & it starts in “YOUR HEART!”
It starts with YOUR LOVING GOD MORE THAN SELF & LOVING PEOPLE MORE THAN SELF! YOURS IS A “HIGHER CALLING” THAN THAT OF SELF! THERE IS ALWAYS A “PRICE & COST OF REVIVAL” & IF IT IS EVER GOING TO BE REALIZED IT HAS TO BE PAID!
REVIVAL comes from God as it is stirred in the HEARTS OF GOD’S PEOPLE SEEKING HIS FACE, HIS WILL & HIS WAY! REVIVAL doesn’t start in the ALTARS! REVIVAL doesn’t start at CHURCH! REVIVAL doesn’t start in the HEAVENS!
REVIVAL STARTS IN THE HEARTS OF GOD’S PEOPLE WHEN GOD BECOMES MORE IMPORTANT TO THEM THAN SELF & OTHERS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT TO THEM THAN SELF! THAT’S SERVANTHOOD!
THEN YOU’LL SEE REVIVAL!
IF YOU’RE "NOT" WILLING TO “DIG SOME DITCHES” IN YOUR LIFE, FOR YOUR LIFE & THIS CHURCH THEN YOU’RE “NOT REALLY COMMITTED TO REVIVAL!”
YOU’RE “NOT REALLY COMMITTED TO REVIVAL” TO SEEING THIS CHURCH GO FORWARD FOR THE CAUSE OF SOULS, SALVATION, BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, HEALINGS, DELIVERANCES, MOVES OF GOD LIKE GRANDMA & GRANDPA USED TO TALK ABOUT!
Folk, if we’re going to see “REVIVAL”, then we’ve got to “DIG SOME DITCHES” in our lives!
These #3 Kings & their Armies were without water! They were facing a battle they were going to lose & THEY KNEW IT! They had two battle fronts going on at the same time! THEY WERE FACING WAR & LACK OF WATER! They were not going to win this battle & they knew it!
They were “DESPERATE IN A DESPERATE SITUATION!” One of them said “WE’VE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO BE DELIVERED TO THE MOAB!”
Then Jehoshaphat said, “LET’S CALL ON GOD!” They went to the Prophet & God spoke through him saying, “MAKE THIS VALLEY FULL OF DITCHES!” I can hear them now! “YEA! I’LL BET HE DID! MAKE THIS VALLEY FULL OF DITCHES! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN! HOW STUPID IS THAT! WE’RE FACING A WAR & WE SUPPOSED TO WHAT?”
I’ll admit it didn’t sound like a Prudent Idea to me when I read it, but then much of what God tells me to do I wouldn’t have done on my own, much less thought of it!
Folk, we can never leave (OUT) the “LEADERSHIP” of the HOLY SPIRIT in our LIVES & OUR CHURCH! Even though it sounds kooky & a little odd if not eccentric. If God said to do it then it must be done!
I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT GOD WANTS TO SEND “REVIVAL” TO THIS CHURCH, THIS TOWN, THIS NATION!
Did you know that the “VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE”, Sara Palin, is a “SPIRIT FILLED, ASSEMBLY OF GOD WOMAN!” I told someone this week that this may be the LAST HURRAH from GOD for this nation to turn to HIM FOR “REVIVAL” BEFORE THE END TIME & JUDGEMENT FALLS ON THIS NATION!