Why We Don’t Have Revival 4

I will continue my thoughts today on “Why We Don’t Have Revival”.

If we are going to have real revival we must pursue it.  I have heard all my life that “If something is worth having it is worth fighting for.”  Well, what about revival?  Is it worth fighting for?  I don’t mean take up arms and go to battle for it, literally.  What I am talking about is the idea of doing what it takes to have revival.  We need to be willing to abandon what God says to abandon in order to remove all hinderances preventing revival from coming.

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.”  People do not want to “turn from their wicked ways”.  We get so attached to our “pet” sins that we love them and adore them and we refuse to give them up.  If we would just realize the freedom we have when we do give up those things.  The freedom to live like God wants us to live.  We can have a deep, fulfilling relationship with Him that will be far greater than all the other things combined.  We must pursue God and His revival like we would pursue our last breath if we knew it was coming.

If you and I get a true glimpse of the Saviour everything else will pale in insignificance.  If we pursue revival with all of our heart then everything else will pale in insignificance because we are seeking God in all reality.  Our God is the God of revival.  When we seek God we will have real, Heaven sent, Holy Spirit revival.  Will you prepare, pray, plead and pursue revival and more importantly God?

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?

Why Do We Not Have Revival

A dear friend of mine has put a facebook page together about revival.  If is a place for people to post serious things such as prayers and thoughts about revival.  There is some wonderful things there to read.

As I was thinking about revival and why we do not have it some thoughts came to me from the Holy Spirit of the Living God.  I am going to share some here.  I hope it changes us to the point that we experience real Heaven sent revival.

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.”

This is a well-worn passage when it comes to revival.  The problem is that we know what it says; but, we don’t seem to do anything about it.

My first thought is that we do not prepare for revival.  In this passage we are given what we need to experience revival.  Like in all of life God provides everything we need.  It is our responsibility to realize it or take to ourselves.

We don’t have revival because we don’t really and truly want it.  If we wanted it we would do whatever it takes to have it.  It is like the child that goes around all the detours placed before them by parents to prevent them from getting hurt.  The devil has placed detours in the way of revival.  The sad thing is that we are looking at those detours like a calf looking at a new gate.  We just sit there expecting revival to fall like rain from Heaven.  It will not come until we put into place the plan God has for revival.

So, how are you doing?