Sunday, October 9, 2011

Are you desperate for Revival?

God wants to bring True & Lasting Revival to every community in this world, but many times Revival is delayed for lack of obedience, lack of faith, and a lack of God's people doing what the Spirit of God is directing them to do. Jonathan Goforth, a Canadian Presbyterian missionary was invited to preach to churches in China after witnessing revival in Korea in 1907. On his way his journey would take him through Manchuria. His first meeting was in Mukden (Shenyang) in early 1908. The fire fell on the city, igniting one of the greatest revivals in Asia, but it all started when God spoke to Goforth to straighten out a relationship with a fellow missionary brother. With his heart yielded to the will of God, and because he feared the Lord, God used him in a radical way. The power of God surged through Goforth and his preaching was empowered by the Holy Spirit. People were convicted, weeping in repentance for their sins.

The next morning an Elder burst out weeping as he confessed he had stolen money from the church, while serving as it's treasurer. Other Elders began confessing sins, one said with tears of brokeness streaming down his face that he had commited adultery and attempted murder of his wife. Eventually all Elders, and even the Pastor turned in resignation letters to the church recognizing their unworthiness to serve. The church was experiencing something supernatural, it had moved from the focus of what Goforth had been preaching to the very Words of Jesus calling all to come to repentance. The church refused every Elder's resignation and revival came to Manchuria.

What is God speaking to you that you've been unwilling to do? Is He asking you to take care of a relationship that has gone sower? Is He requiring you to give more, to preach, to teach, to confess sin, whatever it is; do it now so revival can come to your life, and maybe to the lives in your sphere of influence whether that's in the market place, at school, in your community or in you church. Do it Now!

Thank you Winkey Pratney for The Revival Study Bible!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bring your heart to Judgment

Christ provided full access into His presence, the veil of the temple was torn down. The problem is; man still wears a veil of sin over his own heart. Bring your heart to Judgment at the cross and be FREE!!! "The cross is rough, but effective. It does not keep its victim hanging on it, eventually that man dies, then the Glory of resurrection comes" A.W. Tozer

Isaiah 29:13 "The Lord says: These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men."