WHAT IS A REVIVAL?
20 February 2000
We are told to love God and people. Matthew 22:35-40
To be able to love God, there must be a regeneration - the new birth! John 3:1-1-8
As long as we walk in the flesh- we cannot please God! Romans 8:1-8
The Devil has bound up many Christians, thus tying up the Body of Christ. The chains that Satan is using are UNFORGIVENESS, BITTERNESS, REJECTION, ANGER, RETALIATION. These chains are held by the demon of Offence. James 3:14-18
If we wait for others to begin reconciliation, it will never happen. The believer in Christ must initiate the destruction of these chains: So you had a rotten childhood, broken marriages behind you, rejection by family etc. It is time to break loose!
Identify your chains - Psalm 77:1-9
Bring your chains before God - Psalm 86:1-13
Repent and renounce your chains - Isaiah 1:10-20
Jesus will help you! Luke 4:16-21
King Hezekiah broke all the chains from Satan and cleaned house - 2 Kings 18:1-8
Destroy the altar of unforgiveness - Matthew 18:21-35
Pull out all bitterness from your soul - Ephesians 4:20-32
Do not project your thoughts into God and other people - Isaiah 55:6-9
Receive the love of God and let go of rejection, anger and retaliation - Romans 5:6-11
Forgive yourself - Psalm 103:1-14
LET THE LOVE OF GOD HEAL YOUR BROKEN HEART AND REPAIR YOUR BROKEN LIFE! Psalm 23:1-6
A revival begins in the heart of men and women, who have humbled themselves and called upon the Lord! 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
We have now defined what a revival is, next we will examine if we really want a revival to break loose among us.
Do you have an ear with which to hear ?