Israel had walked in Revival victory, but notice in vs. 8...not turn
again to folly Definition of folly; the state of being foolish or the lack
of good sense. Revival is renewing our Walk, our Worship, and our Work.
It's effective but also elusive. At ne time Israel had the refreshing of
His presence, the realness of His power and the reassurance of His
promises.But now turned to folly! David knew what it was to walk in
Revival fires, but he also knew rebuke, reproof and remorse - 2 Samuel
chapters 11 &12. His mistakes where he tarried behind when he should have
been in battle; 2 Sam.11:1, he lingered with his looking on a bathing
beauty- 2Sam.11:2, and he lost control in his lust and sinned- 2 Sam.
11:4. But he knew what it was like to rejoice over battles won, in
bringing back the Ark and in blessings in general; but now it has fled
and he cries out to God!
Why No Lasting Revival?
I. BECAUSE WE WANT STIRRINGS WITHOUT CHANGE: only want it to work
inside the Church
A. Being a reservoir without being a river; but something that's
in and not putting out is a Dead Sea !
B. We want the benefits of His blessings but not be a blessing to
1. No charitable spirit.
2. No giving of ourselves.
C. We want shouting and sing with joybells ringing without
personal involvement: Spectators not Partakers.
ll. BECAUSE WE WANT SOUND DOCTRINE WITHOUT COMPLIANCE:
Phil.4:9, but Paul said, WE ----
A. Want it told like it is, but live like it isn't;
B. Want it straight on Salvation, but not give it all in our
C. Want it settled about seperation, but live like the world;
lll. BECAUSE WE WANT SERMONS TO SHOUT ABOUT BUT NOT TO CHALLENGE US:
A. No challenge to Give; Our Silver --- that's Tithes and
B. No challenge to Grow; In Our Service at the House Of God.
C. No challenge to Go; In Search for others --- Warning, Winning.
IV. BECAUSE WE WANT THE SAVIOUR TO BLESS WITHOUT US KEEPING HIS
A. To Love one another; Gal. 5:13,14
B. To Learn through Study, 2 Tim. 2:15
C. To Leave the world and gather at church, Heb. 10:25
V. BECAUSE WE WANT SATISFYING EXPERENCES WITHOUT COMMENTMENT:
A. Committed Hands to Work in the Vineyard.
B. Committed Hearts to Worship in Victory.
C. Committed Home to live the Way of Christ; a vitial part.
We don't have lasting Revival because We won't deny Self ! And
Jesus said, in Luke 14:33 - " So likewise, whosoever he be of you that
forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my