When Will Revival Come?
Sermon in a Sentence: God will revive His people today if we will meet His conditions.
Illus.- Favorite Bible Characters
Illus.- The East Africa Revival- Blasio Kigozi
What is revival? lit. "to live again"
Definitions of revival: 1) "Revival is the visitation of God that brings to life Christians who have been sleeping"
2) "Revival is an invasion from heaven that brings a conscious awareness of God. - "
3) "Revival is the church falling in love with Jesus all over again."
[Revival is the Spirit of God bringing renewal to His people.]
Illus.- Stirring the Embers of a Fire.
Background- Son of David (16th king of Judah);grandson of Manasseh and son of evil king Amon.
Who influenced him spiritually? Jedidah or Hilkiah?
I. Revival Will Come When We Have Seeking Hearts. (2 Chron. 34.3)
"he began to seek after the God of David his father"
“Whenever God is ready to do something new with His people, He always sets them to praying.” J. Edwin Orr
IIlus.- The Story of the Lewis Revival
Appl.- The church full for a supper but 5 people in a prayer meeting
II. Revival Will Come When We Have Sensitive Hearts. (2 Chron. 34:14-19)
"I have found the book" Revival is "rebible"?
Moses original copy-lit. "by the hand of Moses" (Deut. 31.24-26)
- A. Conviction (Heb. 4.12,13)[Isa.66.2;Heb. 12.29; 1 Pet.4.17]
- B. Contrition
- C. Confidence (v. 21)
Illus.- Goforth's Revival in China- Confession of Sin
Appl.- Amening the following propositions
III. Revival Will Come When We Have Sincere Hearts.
Josiah lead the people to renew their covenant with God. (v. 29-32)
- A. Josiah removed that which was wrong. (v. 33)
- B. Josiah restored that which was right. (2 Chron. 35.1,18,19)
Appl.- Baptismal waters will be stirred
Illus.- Revival Starts in the Circle