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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Biblical Revival

~~ A LOOK IN SOME SCRIPTURES~~ ~CONCERNING BIBLICAL REVIVAL~
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 A biblical revival is a sovereign work of                  God among His people.

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Thus the prophet prays in Hab. 3:2: 

“O Lord. I have heard thy speech  and was afraid: O Lord, REVIVE THY WORKS in the midst of the years make known: In wrath remember mercy.”

   Revival is an invasion of fresh spiritual life when there was only deadness (Lu. 15:24),

  “For this my son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found . . . . “

   It is a turning back of God’s people unto Himself (Lam. 5:21)

“Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned: renew our days as of old.”

 It is an outpouring of His Spirit upon His wilting vineyard (Isa. 32:15)

"Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high and the wilderness be a fruitful  field and the fruitful field be counted for a forest."

It is an extraordinary work of God producing extraordinary results among both backslidden believers, as well as dead, careless sinners.

"No one else can bring a revival."

The Need for Revival.

     How to tell that you need a Spiritual                                      Revival,

Dullness and Apathy towards God and                           spiritual things.

 (MATTHEW 13:15) 

“For this people’s heart is waxed gross and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart and should be converted and I should heal them.”

Hardness towards authority and rebukes (Proverbs: 15:32),

“He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul, but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.”

Addiction to sins makes one an easy target for the devil with no real freedom, (1 Cor 3:1-3),

“And I brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 

I have fed you with milk and not with meat; for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.  For ye are yet carnal, and walk as men?”

 Now the answer to the question of Revival is found in that old familiar passage of scripture {2 Chronicles 7:14 and 15}

And it is the responsibility for revival is placed upon us in the very first two letter word,  IF.

“IF.”

God. Who cannot lie promises that we will be revived.

“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 sins, and will heal their land."

We all know that verse well, but how about the one that follows?

"Now my eyes shall be open, and mine ears attentive unto the prayer that is made in this place."

Al Russ ~ ~ 2011