Friday, August 31, 2007

Do we really believe God will work?

Dutch Sheets points out that we can pray but not really believe that God will work. In regards for praying for our loved ones who do not Jesus, he wrote:

“Well, we ARE going to believe. And we ARE going to break heaven loose over people!” (How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones, 18).

I regards to revival. Do we pray and really believe that God send it?


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Have Been Married 25 Years Today

Who would have thought! Lois and I were married on August 28, 1982 at Salem Baptist Church in New Brighton, MN. We were children! I love her more today than I did then.
I praise God for her.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Has revival come to your area of the world?

Good morning from Omaha. Revival has not come yet to Omaha, but hundreds are praying that it will soon transform the church in Omaha. Has revival come to your area of the world? When it does, we will know it.

R.E. Davis put it this way:

"A revival is a sovereign outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon a group of Christians resulting in their spiritual reviving and quickening, and issuing in the awakening of spiritual concern in outsiders or formal church members; an immediate, or, at other times, a more long-term, effect will be efforts to extend the influence of the Kingdom of God both intensively in the society in which the Church is placed, and extensively in the spread of the gospel to more remote parts of the world" (I Will Pour Out My Spirit, p. 15).

Praying for revival!


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Revival is Getting Back to Normal

Why do we need revival? So that we can get back to normal Christianity. Though when it does occur, it will be like something we have never experienced because the church is not normal ("normal" from God's perspective).

Richard Owen Roberts wrote: "Revival is an extraordinary work of the Holy Spirit producing extraordinary results...The re-entry of Christ's manifest presence"

Revival will make the church as God originally planned.

Praying for revival


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Quote from Thomas A Kempis...

Good Morning. I recently discovered the classic and ancient book, "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas A Kempis. I read this last night...

"True peace of heart can be found only by resisting the passions, not yielding to them. There is no peace in the heart of the worldly man (or woman), who is entirely given to outward affairs; but only in a fervent, spiritual man" (or woman or teenager or even child)

Praying for revival!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Revival Begins with the Church

Revival is not about "them" outside the church. It is about us in the church--at least in the beginning.

“Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervour and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones…Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!” (Andrew A. Bonar).

Are wee seeking revival?


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Church and the World Needs a Spiritual Revival

It is easy to live moment by moment and day by day and year after year without realizing our need for God to revive us. Even as Christ-followers, we can get sucked into a deadly mediocrity that we mistake as normal Christianity. As P.V. Jenness points out below, we need a revival.

"Revivals are supernatural demonstrations of God's power. When will we learn to let God work in His own way? When will we spend more time in seeking to know what His way is than we do in devising human plans and methods which only bring us a sense of failure and loss? We need a revival. The church needs a revival. The world - hungry, restless, sin-cursed, dying - needs a revival. God wants us to have it. Let us make every effort to meet the divine conditions and let us expect Him to answer by fire."

P.V. Jenness, quoted A.Wallis, In the Day of Thy Power

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Are We Called by God to Pray for Revival?

God will raise up an army of prayer warriors who pray for revival.

"God provides the men and women needed for each generation." –Mildred Cable

Are you a member of that army?

Praying for revival!


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Unceasing Intercessions for Revival!

Prayer for revival must be constant. Charles Spurgeon said it well...

“Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival – men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations.”

Praying for Revival


Monday, August 06, 2007

Is the church prayer meeting a joy and a delight?

What is the attitude of the weekly prayer gathering in your church? Is it well-attended? Is it a high priority?

In his book, Revival! A People Saturated With God, Brian H. Edwards writes, "In revival, prayer becomes a prayer and a delight" (p. 128).

Revival will pack out the church for prayer, and one hour simply will not be enough because we will be soaking up the presence of God.

However, as we pray and wait for revival, why not ask God to restore to us a passion and a love for prayer.

Praying for revival!


Thursday, August 02, 2007

George Muller's example of praying

George Muller prayed for the salvation of two of his friends daily for nearly 60 years. One turned to Jesus before George passed away; and the other was converted shortly after Muller's death.

What a great example of persistent praying. Let us all pray and not give up as we long for revival.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Long Terms Effects of Revival

When a person experiences true revival, he or she will never be the same. In his book, Revival! A People Saturated with God, Brian H. Edwards writes...

"Speaking with those who have been involved in revival, even fifty years after the event, you cannot help but realize that something of the glory has never fully faded from their lives" (p. 174).

Praying for Revival!