I am saddened and angered about the downward spiral that we see in our nation on a daily basis.  We should not be caught off guard by it though.  The Bible tells us that it is coming.

As a Fire department Chaplain, I know that my phone hardly rings anymore.  Why?  People are leaving the Church because they do not see that it is relevant to their lives.  Because people do not acknowledge that God is an intricate part of their lives they just leave Him out totally.

Christians are being killed on a daily basis.  Christianity is deeply hated.  People try to relegate Jesus to just some man who lived a long time ago.  Wrong!

Jesus is the Son of God.  He is the Creator and sustainer of life.  So, one day all human beings will stand before Him as Judge and they will be sorry for not accepting His offer of salvation.

Look at what Jeremiah told the people of Israel in Jeremiah 29:13, “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

People need to get back to seeking God.  Especiallly with their whole heart.

So, how are you doing?

Why We Don’t Have Revival 3

As I was thinking the other day I began to think about a man of God from days gone by.  I was thinking about Jonathan Edwards.  His most famous message was read in monotone; but, the Holy Spirit of the Living God took the message and ministered it directly to the hearts of the people in the meeting.  The result was amazing.

It is reported that as Jonathan Edwards read his monotone message “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God” that people literally thought that the floor of the building was falling out from under them and that they were going to plunge directly into hell.

I cannot imagine how they felt.  Yet, if we access our Father through prayer for the unsaved we could see these kind of results again.  Our God never changes!  He is ready, willing and well able to do it!  The problem is me and you.  We are not willing.  We are not willing to do whatever it takes to have real revival.

My next thought is that we must plead.  Not only do we need to prepare, we need to pray; but, we must plead for revival.  If we are truly serious about revival we will be so desperate that we will plead with God for revival.

Look again at II Chronicles 7:14, “If 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.”  Someone who is seeking God’s face will plead with Him for what is needed.  We must prepare.  We must pray.  We must plead with God for revival.

I don’t mean some kind of nursery rhyme type prayer.  I mean we need to fast and pray like everything depends upon God, because it does.  We work like it all depends upon us; but, we must pray like it all depends upon Him.  I hope that today you will get on your knees, your face before our Holy God and prepare, pray and plead with Him for real revival.

So, how are you doing?