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Summary: The Cost Of Revival

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2 Chron 7:12 - 22 The Cost Of Revival

14 I f my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. The word revival means" - To make alive again.

Dedication Of Temple David had prepared the material and his son erected the temple.

He preached to the people - He prayed - they celebrated - THEY OFFERED SACRIFICES {22,000 oxen & 120,000 sheep). This promise of God is an answer to Solomon's prayer.

I. THE PEOPLE OF REVIVAL: If my people, which are called by my name,

(a) Our Position If my people We are His By Right Of :-

Creation Ps 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Continuation Ac 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Correction Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 1Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Coronation Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Conversion Mt 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Consecration Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

(b) Our Privilige which are called by my name

What Riches, Re 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

What Rights, Our Father which art in Heaven

What Responsibilities 2Tim 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

(c) Our Past 1Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

(d) Our Part shall humble themselves, and pray John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

II. THE PREVENTION OF REVIVAL 14 I f my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;

(a) PRIDE (b) PRAYERLESSNESS (c) PREOCCUPATION

III. THE PROCESS OF REVIVAL: shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS A PROCESS:

A. It's A Challenge to Be Dependent – “Humble themselves and pray” –

This word “humble” means to “bend the knee, to bring down (low).”


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