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Summary: Revival at the Water Gate

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“REVIVAL AT THE WATER GATE”

Nehemiah 8:1-18

INTRODUCTION:

A revival would have never come to these people, in this place, in chapter 8, if they would have not been mindful of the work that needed to be done in chapter 2.

The mind-set they had to work in chapter 2 is shown in there mind-set to worship in chapter 8.

They all worked 2:18 and they all worshiped 8:1.

Oh to God, that the church today would come close to having a sliver of this mind-set. Notice I said the church, not just one or two, but the “all” noted in these two verses.

Then will the church and the world see true revival.

1. LET’S SEE WHO SHOWED UP FOR THE REVIVAL…..Vv.1-3

A. ALL THE PEOPLE…..Vv 1

B. ON THE FIRST DAY….Vv 2

They didn’t wait to see who was there n the first day and then make it out the rest of the week; they were all there from the fist day to the last day….Vv. 18

C. FROM MORNING TILL MID-DAY….Vv. 3b

D. ALL WERE LISTENING TO THE MAN OF GOD….Vv 3c

2. LET’S SEE WHO CAME WITH EZRA……4 & 7

A. NOTICE THEY STOOD WITH HIM: NOT AGAINST HIM….Vv 4b

B. IT WAS 26 MEN,

6 ON THE RIGHT SIDE, 7 ON THE LEFT AND 13 IN THE CROWD

C. NOW MORE THEN EVER WE NEED MEN TO TAKE A STAND IN THERE

RIGHT PLACE FOR GOD AND THE CHURCH…..Vv. 7

3. LET US SEE WHAT HAPPENED……Vv. 5-8

A. THE BOOK WAS OPEN, AND ALL SEEN IT…..Vv. 5

B. THE BOOK WAS OPENED, AND ALL STOOD UP…..Vv. 5

C. EZRA BLESSED THE LORD…..Vv. 6

D. THE PEOPLE SAID, AMEN, AMEN!

E. THE PEOPLE LIFTED UP THERE HANDS, BOWED THERE HEADS, AND WORSHIPPED THE LORD…..Vv.6

F. ALL UNDERSTOOD…..Vv 8

4. SALVATION CAME…..9-17

A. SIN REVEALED…Vv. 9b WEEPING WHEN THEY HEARD THE WORDS.

B. SALVATION ENJOYED…Vv. 10c THE JOY OF THE LORD…..

C. SINCERE GLADDNESS…Vv 17b AND THERE WAS VERY GREAT

GLADNESS.

CLOSING

The Word is available to all that will listen; because they were there to listen that caused them to go away with great gladness……..“fail not the assembly”

What we need, can be found in the assembly of the local church.

It is your choice to go and get it.

They did, and they received it.

Do you want it?

For the Cause

Bro. Stepp


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