Summary: IN THESE LAST DAYS,IT’S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN A PREACHER AND A SERMON, TO HAVE A "REAL REVIVAL". WE MUST HAVE A ANNOINTED VESSEL OF GOD, WITH AN ANNOINTED WORD FROM GOD.
SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM CHAP. 85 V.1-6
Psalm 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Psalm 85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned [thyself] from the fierceness of thine anger.
Psalm 85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
Psalm 85:5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
Psalm 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
INTRODUCTION: What we don’t need is just another series of services and label it revival. But rather what is needed is a old time, old fashioned, old timy, holy ghost annointed, sin killing, devil stomping, sinner praying, saint praising, fire kindling, power packing, life changing, reconciling, soul saving, God breathing , heaven sent Revival.
God desires more from us than having one or two weeks out af a year and designate it for revival. True revival cannot be planned or programed. We cant expect the evangelist to bring revival in his briefcase, or in his sermon outline book. When real revival comes, its going to be because the church has got down on her knees and prayed like she did in days of old. When the saints start praying, God’s fire starts churning, and the heavens begin opening, and the spirit begans descending with the fresh outpouring of the Holy Ghost.
God wants not only for us to expierence revival, but rather he want us to remain in a spirit of revival continually, praying and praising the name of the lord, god almighty.
WHEN REAL REVIVAL COMES , THERE WILL BE SOME SIGNS AND EVIDENCES THAT HIS PRESENCE IS PRESENT AND HIS SPIRIT HAS DESCENDED UPON THE CHURCH-OR INDIVIDUAL.
I BELIEVE THAT EVEN IF THE CHURCH IS NOT IN REVIVAL, THAT INDIVIDUALS CAN BE AND WALK IN THE FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST AND EXPIERENCE A "REAL REVIVAL".
3 SIGNS OR EVIDENCES THAT YOU MAY BE IN, OR MAY BE EXPIERENCING A "REAL REVIVAL" :
1-WHEN REAL REVIVAL COMES - THERE WILL BE GENUINE(REAL)REPENTANCE IN THE HEARTS OF MAN.
2-WHEN REAL REVIVAL COMES- THERE WILL BE A RENEWAL OF SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH & INDIVIDUAL’S LIVES.
3-WHEN REAL REVIVAL COMES-THERE WILL BE REJOICING(A SHOUT & A PRAISE) AGAIN IN THE CAMP(HOUSE) OF GOD.
IT’S TIME WE GET OUR SHOUT BACK, AND PRAISE THE LORD LIKE WE DID WHEN WE FIRST RECEIVED CHRIST AS OUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR. DO YOU REMEMBER THE JOY YOU EXPIERENCED, THE PEACE AND CONTENTMENT YOU FELT. WEV’E BEEN ROBBED LONG ENOUGH. IT’S TIME TO GET IT BACK, IN JESUS NAME.
1-REPENTANCE-ACTS-3 V-19- Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
REFRESHING’S WILL COME AFTER TRUE REPENTANCE AND A HEARTFELT CONVERSION TAKES PLACE. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GODLY SORROW WORKETH REPENTANCE. SOME PEOPLE IS NOT GODLY SORRY, BUT THEY ARE JUST SORRY THAT THEY GOT CAUGHT. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT YOUR SINS SHALL FIND YOU OUT.
2 Chronicles 7:12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
DON’T QUIT PRAYING JUST BECAUSE THE ANSWER HASN’T COME YET!!!! THE LORD CAME TO SOLOMON IN THE NIGHT AND SAID, I HAVE HEARD YOUR PRAYER, SO KEEP ON PRAYING UNTIL GOD HEARS AND GOD SPEAKS.
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUT’S TO REVIVAL.DID YOU HEAR WHAT I JUST SAID? THRE ARE NO SHORTCUT’S TO A REAL, GOD SENT HOLY GHOST REVIVAL. GOD’S WORD SAYS WE CAN HAVE A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENY THE POWER THEREOF. DO YOU WANT A FORM OF GODLINESS, OR DO YOU WANT THE POWER OF GOD?
WE TREAT GOD LIKE WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE DRIVE-THRU AT BURGER KING. THEY HAVE A SLOGAN IN THER’E ADVERTISING & MARKETING DEPT. WHICH SAYS: "HAVE IT YOUR WAY", REFERING TO THEIR "WHOPPER" FLAME-BROILED BURGER. GOD HAS A SLOGAN TOO. HERE IS GOD’S SLOGAN: ("YOU CAN HAVE IT YOUR WAY BUT IF YOU WANT IT TO (LAST AND BE REAL) IT MUST BE MY WAY.) IF ALL WE WANT TO DO IS HAVE CHURCH, HE WILL LET US DO THAT. BUT IF WE WANT TO GO FURTHER INTO HIS COURTS ,INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES AND THE MOST-HOLY PLACE ,TO SEE THE GLORY(SHEKINAH)OF GOD, WE MUST FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS(BIBLE) AND DO IT GOD’S WAY.