A. The absence of the ark of God.
B. The sin of idolatry.
C. The Philistines gathering.
D. The call for Revival. (v.3)
I. THE REPENTANCE OF ISRAEL. (v. 6)
The pouring out of water before the Lord was a symbol of:
A. Helplessness without God.
B. Surrendered hearts.
C. Repentance. (2 Chron. 7:14; Psalm 51:17)
II. THE REQUIRED SACRIFICE. (v.9)
A. The lamb of God. (John 1:29)
B. A picture of Calvary.
C. Today we are bypassing the cross. (Gal. 6:14)
D. We must come back to the cross of Christ if we are
to have revival and walk in victory!
III. THE READY GOD. (v.10)
A. Not a thunder storm as some think.
B. BUT the presence and power of God! (Rom. 8:31)
C. To those Philistines it must of sounded like ten thousand
D. What a mighty God we serve!
E. God will help His people!
IV. THE RESTORATION. (v.14)
A. Are there some things that need to be restored in your life?
B. Restoration is the result of revival. (Psalm 51:12-13)
C. The Lord will give back what sin and Satan has robbed you
D. God is waiting.