Monday, May 14, 2018

Revival Happens First In The Church

Revival Happens First In The Church by Keith Cook

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

True revival happens first in the church, then it reaches outside the walls to affect the community. If you are wanting the world to get better, make sure your church is getting better. If you are wanting your personal situation to get better, you must be doing all you can to make sure your local church is functioning in real revival. Revival happens in the church one member at a time. So in order for your church to have true revival it will require a personal revival to take place in your heart. They are depending on you!

The conditions for a God-Sent revival are as follows:

1. You Must Be God's. You must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You must belong to Him. You must admit that you are a sinner, believe in Jesus Christ as God's only Son and your Saviour, and call on God to actually save you.

2. You Must Humble Yourself. You must acknowledge your need to be more like Christ. You must be holy as He is holy. This will translate into righteous living and a transformed attitude. People will notice the life change in your life!

3. You Must Pray. You must take all your requests directly and initially to God. There's no sense in taking your request to family, politicians, friends, or anyone else before you have talked with your Creator about them. Take your needs to Jesus Christ and He will not only give you directions but He will also lead you and strengthen you as you follow His will.

4. You Must Seek His Face!  For real revival to happen you must talk to God as a friend. Return to your first love and fall in love with Him again. Seek His face again. Get to know God and hear His voice.

5. You Must Repent. If you want to experience real revival it will cost you dearly. You must turn from your sins and turn to do whatever God calls you to do. This will not be easy but it will be rewarding. Resting at the end of the day with total confidence in the path you have traveled and full assurance in the tasks before you will bring about peace and stability in your life.

If you practice these five steps, God will keep His promises!  He will forgive your sins, and He will heal your land. This is God's plan for revival for you and your church! Let Him hear you today. Let God forgive you right now. Receive His healing touch even now as you commit to walk in real revival by putting His plan for your life into practice. Humbly seek Him, turn to Him, and pray with Him! Revival will be on its way.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that God will send forth Revival, and that it will begin in you!

On The Go Prayer Focus: The physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of people hurting all over the United States and Worldwide. As God gives us opportunity in times of crisis we need to rapidly move to help.

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