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Summary: REVIVAL is a public admission that you are not living up to the standards we say we uphold. Removing the need for Revival calls us to...

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REMOVING THE NEED FOR REVIVAL—2Chron. 31:20—32:8

Remedy/tight Spot

Need for REVIVAL signals a Hindrance to expected service.

REVIVAL is a public admission that you are not living up to the standards we say we uphold.

Need for REVIVAL means...

1)We Have fallen into Sin... —Complacency/Indifference/Apathy/Pride/Ego/—Specific sins—Teaching/Organizational/Doctrinal/Familial—Entrenched

2)We Recognize/Admit it...

3)It can be Rectified.

Need for REVIVAL signals we are in a tight spot.

How can we get out of the tight spot we’re in?

How can we remove the need for revival?

1—Removing the need for Revival calls us to

A PRIOR PROSPERITY(31:20-21)

Explanation:(31:20-21) Faith/

:20—“And thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah; & he did what was good, right, & true before the LORD his God.”

Hezekiah honored God

—Personally— “good, right & true”

—Corporately

:21 —“And every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law & in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart & prospered.”

Hezekiah “worked” to please God.

—Cleansing the temple, Reinstituting sacrifices, Reinstituting the priestly & Levitical order & maintaining them.

“With all his heart”—The state of the heart is vital for revival.

“in law & in commandment”

—moral, ceremonial, & judicial

We don’t live in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s anymore...

We live now/today!

—Application:

?How have you “prospered” in the past?

?What brought the Prior Prosperity to Pine Hill BC?

*Remember who you are in Christ!

2—Removing the need for Revival calls us to

EXAMINE THE ONSLAUGHT/INVASION(32:1)

—Explanation:(:32:1)

“After these acts of faithfulness Sennacherib king of Assyria came & invaded Judah & besieged the fortified cities, & thought to break into them for himself.”

Sennacherib—705-681 BC—24 yrs.—Assyrian king—Followed Sargon II & Succeeded by Esarhaddon.

“Sennacherib...Came”—

“& Invaded”—Foothold

“& beseiged”—Stopped normal input & output

“Fortified Cities”—Strongholds of our faith—Music/Youth ministries/Childrens’ ministries/Discipleship ministries/Training ministries/Divulging ministries/Pastoral ministries

—Application:

?How do you view the present INVASION?...

—Personal?

—Others?

—Both?

3—Removing the need for Revival calls us to

BRACE OURSELVES(:2-5)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:2-5) Preparation/Within your power

:2—“Now when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, & that he intended to make war on Jerusalem,

:3—“he decided with his officers & his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, & they helped him.

:4—“So many people assembled & stopped up all the springs & the stream which flowed through the region, saying, “Why should the kings of Assyria come & find abundant water?”

:5—“And he took courage & rebuilt all the wall that had been broken down, & erected towers on it, & built another outside wall, & strengthened the Millo in the city of David, & made weapons & shields in great number.”

“Rebuilt all the wall...broken down”—

Rev. 3:1-2—“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God, & the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. ‘Wake up, & strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.”


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