Heading into the New Year
Psalm 85:6 - "Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in You?"
Revive - awakening, beginning again
1. Why do we need to be revived?
- Worship is neglected - John 4:23-24
- Discouragement & fear - I Kings 19:4, 14, 18
- Faith is defeated - 1 Timothy 1:18, 6:12
- Any spiritual condition where we are less than we were before
2. Dangers in our need for being revived!
- Comes without our awareness
- Samson - Judges 16:20
- Apostles - Matthew 17:19-20
- Comes with a hardened heart/attitude
- Pharoah, Ananias & Saphira
- Flesh will fight against revival
3. What kind of revival do we need?
- We need a revival of the church
- Churches of Sardius, Laodicea, Ephesus
- We need a revival that will rekindle old fires
- We need a revival that will restore joy and victory as a child of God.
4. How can we have revival?
- We must realize only God can send revival.
- We must pray for God to grant it to us.
- We must do our part and work for it.
- We must face up to spiritual realities.
- We must desire to be revived.
- Isaiah 55:6-7