REVIVAL! Fanning Into Flame the Gift of God That Is In YOU!
Many today are talking about the need for “revival,” a “turning to God,” in order to seek His favor on our nation. Without a doubt, the United States of America, as a people, have turned away from biblical truth as the foundation for morality and are guilty of worshiping the idols of self, prosperity and worldly pleasure. What few seem to understand is that “revival” is for those who know God and who have turned away from seeking Him and following Him. As such, true biblical revival must begin in the CHURCH!! How can there be a “turning back to the Lord” until those who claim to know Him confess our sin, respond to His love in Christ and pursue righteous living as defined by His unchanging Word? People who have never known the one true God cannot and will not “turn back” to Him! “Revival” is not a “movement,” it is a work of God’s Spirit in the hearts of His people, and it takes place in the lives of individuals as the Spirit moves each one to repent, to turn from sin and toward righteousness, seeking God’s forgiveness and turning to His Word for guidance and direction with the desire to be right with God and to glorify Him. The first evidence of true biblical revival is a new desire to please the Lord by responding to His call to return to Him, to pursue intimacy with our Father in heaven. Such a desire, He will always honor, for it is His Spirit who produces it within His children. So, “Come, let us return to the LORD!”