Summary: Finding out what true Revival is and what it is not.
What Is True Revival
I come before you today with a heavy heart. I am going to talk about what a true revival is and what a true revival isn’t.
I believe that a spirit of deception has been released upon the body of Christ and it has kept us from a move of God that will bring true revival to our lives and our churches.
But first I want to show you a video on an apparent revival. (Show Video Here)(The Mississippi Squirrel Revival)
A move a God can start in the strangest of ways or it can come as a counterfeit.
I am looking for a move of God in my life that will last till Jesus comes back not just a year or a year in a half.
When you seek Jesus you will find Jesus and when you seek man you will find man.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about transformation. True transformation in a person’s life comes from the power of the cross not just in the manifestation of signs and wonders.
Where there is true revival there will be:
· True Repentance
(Turning 180 degrees and running as fast as we can from sin)
· Understanding the Fear of the Lord
(Not thinking we can close the door while in sin and God wont see us) or
Committing sin in the face of God no matter what) In other words not caring
what God’s Word says about what we are evolved in.
· True Salvation
(Spiritual eyes that can now see what sin truly is and spiritual ears that can hear
His voice and walk in His ways so that you can live a life not shackled to sin.
· A heart after God’s people
(Taking the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world)
· A spirit of supplication will fall on us
(A burning desire to seek God’s face through prayer)
Isa 6:1-9 In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. 2 Hovering around him were mighty seraphim, each with six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with the remaining two they flew. 3 In a great chorus they sang, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty! The whole earth is filled with his glory!" 4 The glorious singing shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire sanctuary was filled with smoke. 5 Then I said, "My destruction is sealed, for I am a sinful man and a member of a sinful race. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD Almighty!" 6 Then one of the seraphim flew over to the altar, and he picked up a burning coal with a pair of tongs. 7 He touched my lips with it and said, "See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven." 8 Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go for us?" And I said, "Lord, I’ll go! Send me." 9 And he said, "Yes, go. But tell my people this:
Isaiah became a carrier of revival.
God wants to deal with our personal sin just like with Isaiah. Revival brings freedom to our lives, His people and the church.
We have got to get serious about how much time we have left.
If someone stopped breathing how would you revive him or her, by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
God wants to breath revival into us through His Grace.
Zech 12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
When the Lord Jesus becomes Lord of All. Revival will come. That means we must become totally committed and walking in humility then signs and wonders will follow.
But remember the emphasis will not be on the signs and wonders but rather on walking in holiness and obedience unto the Lord.
We will only be able to receive this by the second move of grace sent from heaven for His church. (We will have no desire to force God’s hand into a revival it will be a true move of the Holy Spirit in our lives).
True revival affects the heart in such a way that lasting transformation comes.
Tell the story of Heath’s and Mist’s wedding shower.
When true revival comes look for it’s lasting fruits.
In revival time does not exist.