Summary: If you’re hungry for Revival, then you’ll do whatever it takes to see it come!
Ready for Revival
(Prof-ate Too-Oh - To speak under the inspiration),
What is Revival?
1. Revival is not a week worth of meetings.
2. Revival is not started in one day.
3. Revival is not controlled by man.
4. Revival is a heart thing.
5. Revival is always brought on by REPENTANCE.
6. Revival is renewed zeal to obey God
When is Revival Needed?
Charles Finney said revival is needed:
„« When there is an absence of Love, Confidence, and unity among Christians. It is in vain to call upon then to love one another while they are sunk in stupidity and coldness.
1) Revival is needed:
a) When there are jealousies, bitterness, and evil speaking among Christians.
2) Revival is needed:
a) When the Church becomes worldly in attire, parties, amusements, reading, and entertainment.
3) Revival is needed:
a) When professing Christians fall into gross and scandalous sin.
4) Revival is needed:
a) When a spirit of controversy prevails among Christians.
5) Revival is needed:
a) When the wicked triumph and mock at the Church.
6) Revival is needed:
a) When sinners are careless and are going to hell unconcerned. Our duty as Christians is to awake them, like that of firemen in case of fire. Their guilt is similar to that of firemen who will sleep on when the city is ablaze.
1) WHAT BRINGS REVIVAL?
a) HUNGER FOR THE HOLY GHOST.
ii) Acts 1:4-8 (quickview) , ¡§And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ¡§which,¡¨ He said, ¡§you have heard from Me; 5for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.¡¨ 6Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ¡§Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?¡¨ 7And He said to them, ¡§It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8But you shall receive power (dunamis ¡V miraculous power) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.¡¨
b) SEEKING THE FACE OF GOD BRINGS REVIVAL
i) When you seek the face of God there comes an incredible hunger for more of God¡¦s presence and power. Your appetite for the sovereign move of God becomes a constant fixation. Those who seek God are tired of ¡§just playing church.¡¨ They want to see the Shekina Glory of God come down in their midst.
ii) Their thirst for God has not and will not be quenched; and their hunger pains have not been satisfied.
iii) When you seek the face of God you are willing to be a fool in the sight of the world in order to be embraced in the arms of the Lord.