Revival Studies 2. The Spirit and Revival

The Spirit is groaning to renew the whole creation starting with the Body of Christ. He is the only one who can lift us up in our weakness. Revival is a sudden experience in the Spirit of Jesus standing in our midst with no distance, even if the great difference, between us and Christ

Each of us must ask, “What is there in me that causes revival to delay?”

If the Lord grants us to grow in our groaning about the abominations in and around us then revival will come as surely as the resurrection came for Jesus.

The cost of not having a revival is too great to contemplate.

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The Thankful Foreigner (Healing of the 10 Lepers)

We live in a nation that refuses to thank God. Our national anthem happily extols “nature’s gifts of beauty rich and rare” but there is no recognition of a Creator. Most Christian people take the gifts of God for granted.  But is faith without thanksgiving real faith at all? But it would not be right to finish a sermon with a focus on our faith. Jesus is still the God of the marginalised, of gentile soldiers, sinful women, younger sisters and detested Samaritans. Continue Reading

Revival Studies 3. Fullness is Christ

You can’t plug the absence of the presence of the glory of God with human programmes.

Jesus died and rose to take us out of our tiny selves into the fullness of God 

Revival is all about the intensity of the glory of God, with its mass conversions, miracles repentances, healings and so on, being a prophetic sign of the reality that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

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Revival Studies 1. Earnest Prayer

We must confess that the prayerlessness of us all reveals that in our hearts we don’t accept the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God the Father Almighty”. And so we need to petition the Lord for an outpouring of the Spirit who so mightily worked salvation through the prayers of Jesus, especially in Gethsemane and on the cross

We need to ask the Lord that if we have no inner burden for a supernatural move of God that he gives us one.

If we do have such a burden, we should get on with praying and the more we pray the more the Spirit will be given to us for more prayer until finally, in God’s time, a great spiritual awakening will come.

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