Saturday, May 07, 2005

Revival or Remaining the Same

ps 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again that thy people may rejoice in thee.

I believe with all my heart the Lord wants to send revival to his people on this earth. God wants the very best out of our lives. According to II Chronicles 7:14 there are requirements. Humble ourselves, pray, seek his face and turn from our wicked ways. As a preacher of the gospel I am convinced that most people do not want revival. They want to come to meeting but they don't want to obey the Holy Ghost when he moves our on our heart. We either get revived as Christians or we remain the same. Why would a Christian want to remain the same I don't understand? But here are a couple of reasons.
A. They forgot the Wonders of God.
If you look at the chosen people of God they would get right and end up doing the same thing over again. They saw many works of God in their live. Just like us He saves us, answers prayers for us yet we find ourselves in the same ruts in our lives.
B.They Fear the World.
What I mean is they fear the ridicule from the world and the persecution that comes when you live for Christ. THe Bible says all that will live godly shall suffer persecution. They fear what people may say if they sell out to Christ. Sometimes as Christian we get are minds on what people think about us and forget who we are to please.
What happens when you remain the same.
I Complacency. The christian life becomes ho hum. If God moves he does if don't that that is up to him.
II. Callous. We get to the point where we don't listen to the holy spirit like we should. He tells us to do something and we disobey and heart starts to get callous. We need to obey the Lord when he tells to do something immediately.
III. Coldness- We become cold to the things of God. Our relationship becomes cold. Are praying isn't like it used to be.
When we don't get revived like the Lord wants us to then we are on the steps of remaining the same. That is why you deal with the Lord when he deals with you.

1 comment:

Sis. Julie said...

This made a very good Sunday School lesson. I have been burdened about things changing in our church after our revival. I DO NOT want to see things stay the same. This has been my prayer for weeks now. Thank you for the lesson today.