2023 has been a year in which we have heard lots of stories about revival breaking out in various schools and places, and some have been calling it a 'great move of the Spirit', and an 'outpouring from God'. But when we look at what constitutes these revivals, and then read what our King James Bibles have to say about where revival comes from, we see a different picture developing. Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, as the Bible tells us, and he reigned for 31 years in Jerusalem. He tried to do what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked after David, the greatest king Israel ever had. One day, long after the word of the LORD had fallen by the wayside, Hilkiah the high priest found a copy of the book of the law, and delivered it to the king. King Josiah reads it, perhaps for the first time, and immediately knows what the problem is, and more important, what the solution is. He commands the words he has found to be read to all Israel, and after they have been read, that the people would do according to what they had just heard. Paul says "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." in Romans 10:17. My message today is on religious revival versus biblical revival, and when I am through you will know exactly what real revival is, and how you can have it. Also, we will be observing the Lord's Supper at the end of this Sunday Service, so remember your grape juice and matzos!
If the 5th chapter of the Song of Songs is about declension and the desire for revival, the 6th is about revival. It is about Christ's love for his Church, and how sees her. And if this is how Christ sees the Church, how should we see her?
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2 Corinthians 8:1-5 "Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; 2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God."
How does the eternal and glorious Lord respond to the low condition of His people? Psalm 102:12–17 looks forward to the opening portion of morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the Lord invests the glory of His Name in rebuilding His church.
Mr. Melton Ledford Duncan, Sr. (Stated Clerk, Calvary Presbytery; Ruling Elder & Administrator, Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville) opened Antioch Presbyterian Church's 180th Anniversary Celebration with an address on South Carolinian Presbyterianism entitled, "The Story of South Carolina's Presbyterians."
What should a minister speak? Titus 2:1–2 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that ministers should speak not just sound doctrine, but application appropriate to the people, beginning with the elderly men.
Christ is all. But sometimes the church takes her eyes off him, and falls asleep. We see in chapter 5 of the Song of Songs that when this happens Christ comes knocking to wake up the Church to her need of him, and through this revives the Church.
Message at 9-11 Patriotic concert. Doing business with God. After 9-11 many people got back to business as usual, what our nation needed was to do some unusual business and seek national and personal revival
If Paul and Silas hadn't of been locked in prison and beaten those that were saved that night and baptized wouldn't have been. If we will surrender our will to God things can happen in our lives, we couldn't even imagine. What are we willing to give in our lives to people saved. When things go wrong in our lives do we sing praises to God, or do we have pity parties? God doesn't honor pity parties.
Ninety-Three year old Alwyn Williams speaks at the Newcastle Baptist Tabernacle about the Welsh Revival. Alwyn's father saw the effects of revival, whilst working as a miner in the United Kingdom in the beautiful country of Wales.
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation"
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:
If you want revival, you have to read the Word of God and know what needs to be done. This has been proven every time there has been Christian revival. That's what the Jews did: They read the Word and they started to obey. But what about their past sins? How would they deal with them? Their sins couldn't just disappear! They could not deal with them as false religions: Give money to the poor…beat themselves on the back…or as it common today…bury the memory of their sins. No! None of these things was acceptable to a just God. Rather, they needed to confess their sins… And after confession, with their relationship restored with God, they had to then begin to praise him. This is the other part of revival. This is what you will hear about.
Our headings are:
Preparation for their Prayer
Confession of their Prayer
Adoration of their Prayer
That you will be encouraged to pray acknowledging your sins, asking for help, and adoring your wonderful Savior.