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BBC MAY 6, 2007 IF MY PEOPLE - PRAY 2 CHRON 7:17  PRAYER SERIES

NKJ 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.

                                                                                              

INTRO: FANNY CROSBY, THOUGH BLINDED IN INFANCY, GREETED FRIENDS AND STRANGERS ALIKE WITH A CHEERFUL “GOD BLESS YOUR DEAR SOUL.” AND, ACCORDING TO HER OWN STATEMENT, SHE NEVER ATTEMPTED TO WRITE A HYMN WITHOUT FIRST KNEELING IN PRAYER. IF THIS BE TRUE, FANNY CROSBY SPENT CONSIDERABLE TIME ON HER KNEES. SHE WROTE NO LESS THAN 8,000 SONGS.

MISS CROSBY WAS OFTEN UNDER PRESSURE TO MEET DEADLINES. IT WAS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES IN 1869 THAT SHE TRIED TO WRITE WORDS FOR A TUNE COMPOSER W. H. DOANE HAD SENT HER. BUT SHE COULDN’T WRITE. THEN SHE REMEMBERED SHE HAD FORGOTTEN HER PRAYER. RISING FROM HER KNEES, SHE DICTATED—AS FAST AS HER ASSISTANT COULD WRITE—WORDS FOR THE FAMOUS HYMN, “JESUS, KEEP ME NEAR THE CROSS.”

BUT ONE DAY IN 1874, FANNY CROSBY PRAYED FOR MORE MATERIAL THINGS. SHE HAD RUN SHORT OF MONEY AND NEEDED FIVE DOLLARS—EVEN CHANGE. THERE WAS NO TIME TO DRAW ON HER PUBLISHERS, SO SHE SIMPLY PRAYED FOR THE MONEY. HER PRAYER ENDED, SHE WAS WALKING TO AND FRO IN HER ROOM TRYING TO “GET INTO THE MOOD” FOR ANOTHER HYMN WHEN AN ADMIRER CALLED. GREETING THE STRANGER WITH “GOD BLESS YOUR DEAR SOUL,” THE TWO CHATTED BRIEFLY.

IN THE PARTING HANDSHAKE THE ADMIRER LEFT SOMETHING IN THE HYMN-WRITER’S HAND. IT WAS FIVE DOLLARS. RISING FROM A PRAYER OF THANKS THE BLIND POETESS WROTE: “ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOUR LEADS ME.”

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EXPL: CHRONICLES IS A BOOK THAT BEARS THE TITLE, ACTS OF THE DAYS AND RECORDS FAMILY HISTORIES THROUGH THE LINE OF KING DAVID. IT RECORDS THE RULE AND REIGN OF KING DAVID, AND SOLOMON AND THE DIVIDED HISTORY OF THE RULE, RUIN AND REVIVALS IN THE KINGDOM.

IN CH. 6 AND 7 SOLOMON IS DEDICATES THE TEMPLE. THE PEOPLE HAVE GATHERED TO WITNESS AND CELEBRATE THE TRANSFER OF THE ARK FROM THE TENT TO THE TEMPLE.

SOLOMON’S SERMON –

SOLOMON ADDRESS THE PEOPLE REMINDING THEM:

  1. THE LORD TOLD DAVID WHERE TO BUILD IT; JERUSALEM
  2. THE LORD TO DAVID WHO WOULD BUILD IT, SOLOMON
  3. SOLOMON TOLD THE ASSEMBLY THE TEMPLE WAS BUILD TO HONOR  GOD AND HOUSE THE ARK OF GOD.

SOLOMON’S SUPPLICATION (HUMBLE PRAYER)

SOLOMON IS POSITIONED ON A PLATFORM WITH RAISED HANDS OF PRAISE

  1. HE PRAYS FOR HIMSELF
  2. HE PRAYS FOR PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS
  3. HE PRAYS FOR THE PEOPLE AS A NATION
  4. HE PRAYS FOR THE FOREIGNERS
  5. HE PRAYS FOR THE ENEMIES
  6. HE PRAYS FOR ISRAEL’S CAPTIVITY

 

RIGHT THERE WE SEE WHO WE SHOULD PRAY FOR ….BUT MORE IMPORTANT WHAT WE SHOULD PRAY FOR…

 

SOLOMON BEARS HIS SOUL - PLEA  V 40-42 IS THAT THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD DWELL WITH US; THAT WE ARE CLOTHED WITH SALVATION AND REJOICE IN THE FACT THAT HE IS GOOD AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.

 

SOLOMON SEES SIGNS AND WONDERS AS FIRE COMES DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND BURNS UP THE SACRIFICES AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD FILLED THE TEMPLE

 

SOLOMON THE PROCEEDED TO OFFER SACRIFICES UNTO THE LORD

22, 00O OXEN AND 120, 000 SHEEP IN A AWESOME CELEBRATION OF THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF GOD.

CH 7 SOLOMON IS REASSURED BY OUR SOVEREIGN GOD – AND TELLS HIM TWO THINGS;

SIN AND REPENTANCE EQUALS RESTORATION

SIN MINUS REPENTANCE EQUALS REJECTION AND RUIN.

NOW WE CAN’T GET AWAY FROM SIN; WE WERE BORN IN SIN AND SHAPED IN INIQUITY; WE CAN’T GET AWAY FROM SIN BECAUSE IF IT IS NOT US …OTHER WILL GET UNDER OUR SKIN…AND THEREBY WE EXPERIENCE

SINS OF OMISSION  - DIDN’T MEAN TO DO THAT

SINS OF COMMISSION  - I MEANT TO DO THAT

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF SIN

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF OUR SAVIOR

PROP: WE CAN HAVE A POWERFUL PRAYER LIFE.

WHAT MUST WE COME TO UNDERSTAND IF WE ARE TO HAVE A POWERFUL PRAYER LIFE…..WHAT MUST I UNDERSTAND IF I AM GOING TO GET A PRAYER THROUGH….WHAT MUST I UNDERSTAND IF…WHILE ON OTHERS THOU ART CALLING, PLEASE DON’T PASS ME BY?

TS: AS WE LOOK AT THIS OT PASSAGE WE WILL DISCOVER PRINCIPLES TO HAVE A POWERFUL MINDSET.    WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT…THE FOLLOWING;

I BELONG TO THE LORD

I DEPEND ON THE LORD

I RETURN TO THE LORD

NKJ 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.

I MUST UNDERSTAND…THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS…

 

MP I.  I BELONG TO THE LORD.  IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME.

THE FAMILY OF FAITH – I MUST UNDERSTAND THAT PRAYER IS RELEGATED TO THE FAMILY OF FAITH. THE PEOPLE WHO BELONG TO GOD AND HAVE THEIR NAME OVER THEM. 

IMP. IF GOD CALLED US, THEN HE WANT’S US TO CALL OUT TO HIM. IF HE CALLED US ACCORDING TO HIS SOVEREIGN WILL, THEN HE WANTS US TO CALL UPON HIS NAME. THE TENSION IS THAT IN THIS FLESH WE CALL UPON HIS NAME BUT IT IS NOT NATURAL FOR US DUE TO SIN. WE CALL, HE ANSWERS AND WE FORGET.  WE ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH  INITIATED BY GOD.

LORD CALLED NOAH – COME, YOU AND YOUR HOUSE INTO THE ARK; FOR YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS BEFORE ME IN THIS GENERATION.

ABRAHAM – LORD CALLED ABRAHAM – COME OUT FROM AMONG YOUR FAMILY…AND SEPARATE FROM LOT.

JACBO – LORD CALLED JACOB AND TOLD HIM TO RETURN TO HIS TO HIS HOMELAND, THE LAND OF HIS FATHERS AND KINDRED, AND I WILL BE WITH THEE..

MOSES – LORD CALLED MOSES – I HAVE SEEN THE AFFLICTION OF MY PEO. IN EGPYT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR CRY BY REASON OF THE TASKMASTERS; FOR I KNOW THEIR SORROW.

SAMUEL – LORD CALLED SAMUEL, AND HE ANSWERED HERE AM I.

DISCIPLES – LORD CALLED AND SAID FOLLOW ME AND I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN.

US – LORD HAS CALLED US…BY HIS NAME; CHRIST AND WE ARE CHRISITANS.

HE HAS CALLED US…

CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE

CALLED CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD

CALLED TO HIS PEACE

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY

CALLED TO RECEIVE HIS PROMISE

CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT

APPL:  CALL ON HIM…BASES ON HIS PROMISES.

ILL: IF GOD IS YOUR GOD, PLEASE PHONE HOME.

 MP II. I DEPEND ON GOD,  HUMBLE THEMSELVES, PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE.

HUMILITY – THE MOMENT WE’VE ACQUIRED IT, WE’VE LOST IT

HUMILITY – THE DIVINE VEIL THAT COVERS OUR GOOD DEEDS FROM OUR EYES

HUMILITY -  THE PERFECT QUIETNESS OF THE HEART.

HUMILITY – EXHIBITION OF THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST.

HUMILITY – BOOKER T. WASH. ARRIVED IN A CITY TO MAKE A SPEECH, HIS TRAIN WAS LATE AND HE WAS IN A HURRY. HE DASHED OUT OF THE STATION TO THE CAB STAND, WHERE THE CABBIE GROWLED…I DON’T DRIVE NEGROS... WASHINGTON SAID, “ALL RIGHT, I’LL DRIVE YOU, YOU GET IN THE BACK.

HUMILITY – MUHAMMAD ALI WAS IN HIS PRIME AND ABOUT TO TAKE OFF ON A AIRPLANE FLIGHT, THE STEWARDESS REMINEDED HIM TO FASTEN HIS SEAT BELT. HE CAME BACK BRASHLY…”SUPERMAN DON’T NEED NO SEAT BELT.’ THE STEWARDESS QUICKLY CAME BACK, “SUPERMAN DON’T NEED NO PLANE EITHER. ALI FASTENED HIS SEATBELT!

THEY WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES; THE SENTENCE IN THE HEBREW BEGINS WITH HUMILTY.   HUMILITY …MEANS ONE IS NOT PROUD OR HAUGHTY, NO ARROGANT OR OVERLY ASSERTIVE ; THE WORD IS KANA AND REMINDS US CANAAN AND THE PROMISED LAND. IT DENOTES BRINGING OUR PROUD HEARTS INTO SUBJECTION; THE WORD PICTURE FROM ARABIC IS THE PICTURE OF A BIRD FOLDING IT’S WINGS.

IMP. GOD TAKES US THROUGH THE WILDERNESS OF LIFE TO TEACH US ABOUT HUMILITY. BECAUSE GOD CAN DO NOTHING FOR US WHEN WE MAINTAIN PRIDE.

PROV 16:18 – PRIDE COMES BEFORE DESTRUCTION AND A HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE THE FALL

PROV 29:23 – A MAN’S PRIDE SHALL BRING HIM LOW; BUT HONOR SHALL UPHOLD THE HUMBLE IN SPIRIT

1 JOHN 2:15 – LOVE NOT THE WORLD, NEITHER THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE WORLD. IF ANY MAN LOVE THE WORLD THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM

APPL: FROM THE TEXT THE IT IS TO PRAY AND SEEK GOD’S FACE. THE TEXT HAS THEM TOGETHER THEY ARE NOT SEPARATE, THE TWO WORDS ARE SEPARATED BY ONE HEB. ALPHABET. SEE…WE PRAY ALL THE TIME, WITHOUT CEASING AND SEEK GOD FACE.  THUS PRAYER AND PETITION TO THE LORD. THUS WE PRAY AND REJOICE AND MAKE REQUEST. WE PRAY AND THEN SEEK GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND MINDS AND SOULS…SO TO PLEASE HIM!!!! THEN WE LEARN TO WAIT…FOR AN ANSWER…AND LOVING HIM EVEN WHEN HE SAYS NO…

ILL” THE REIGN OF DAVID WAS THE END OF AN ERA IN JUDAH. DAVID WAS 30 YEARS OF AGE WHEN HE BECAME KING AND HE REIGNED 40 YEARS. HIS SHOES WERE SO BIG THAT NONE WHO CAME AFTER HIM COULD EVER FILL THEM. AS GREAT AS SOLOMON WAS, HE NEVER ATTAINED THE STATURE OF HIS FATHER DAVID, SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING. IN ACTS 13:36, PAUL TELLS US THAT DAVID SERVED HIS OWN GENERATION BY THE WILL OF GOD. DAVID’S DREAM WAS TO BUILD A HOUSE FOR THE LORD. IN 1 SAMUEL 7:1–3, DAVID EXPERIENCED A PEACEFUL INTERLUDE, A CALM, QUIET PERIOD IN HIS LIFE, WHICH FOR HIM WAS REALLY UNIQUE. HE WAS A COURAGEOUS WARRIOR, USUALLY INVOLVED IN BATTLE WITH ONE OR ANOTHER OF THE SURROUNDING NATIONS. AT THIS POINT, WHILE SITTING QUIETLY, HE LOOKED AROUND AT HIS OWN BEAUTIFUL PALACE AND COMPARED IT TO THE TENT THAT HOUSED THE ARK OF GOD. THE COMPARISON SORROWED

DAVID. HE WANTED TO BUILD A BEAUTIFUL, PERMANENT HOME FOR THE HOLY VESSELS OF THE TABERNACLE. HIS MOTIVE WAS PURE AND ADMIRABLE BECAUSE HE WANTED IT FOR GOD’S GLORY, NOT HIS OWN. HE EXPRESSED THIS DESIRE TO NATHAN THE PROPHET, WHO ENCOURAGED HIM. BUT GOD HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN. THE LORD SPOKE TO NATHAN AND TOLD HIM TO TELL DAVID THAT IT WAS NOT HIS WILL FOR DAVID TO BUILD HIS HOUSE, BUT HE PROMISED TO MAKE DAVID’S DREAM COME TRUE THROUGH SOLOMON, HIS SON. GOD REFUSED DAVID’S REQUEST, REMINDING HIM THAT HE WAS A SOLDIER, A MAN OF WAR, BUT NOT A BUILDER. HOW OFTEN WE HAVE WISHED FOR TALENTS OTHER THAN THOSE GOD GAVE US. MANY TIMES, GOD’S “NO” IS JUST A REDIRECTION OF HIS PLAN FOR US ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. WHEN WE PRAY EACH DAY FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION, WE NEED FEEL NO GUILT WHEN OUR PLANS DO NOT WORK OUT. WE CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT GOD’S WAY IS BEST AND WE CAN LEAVE THE RESULTS IN HIS HAND. WHEN GOD SAYS “NO,” HE HAS A BETTER WAY, AND OUR BEST REACTION IS SUBMISSIVE COOPERATION. GOD HAS PUT EACH OF US HERE FOR A PURPOSE, HOWEVER HUMBLE. NOT MANY ARE CALLED TO FULFILL SUCH A GREAT PURPOSE AS DAVID, OR TO BUILD TEMPLES. GOD’S INTENDED PURPOSE FOR YOU MAY NOT BE AS GREAT AS YOUR DREAMS, OR IT MAY BE GREATER THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED. HOW SAD THAT SO MANY NEVER BECOME AWARE OF THAT PURPOSE WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRUE HAPPINESS AND SATISFACTION[2]

 

MP III I RETURN TO THE LORD.  TURN FROM YOUR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR, RESPOND FROM HEAVEN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.

ILL: “FROM THAT TIME JESUS BEGAN TO PREACH, AND TO SAY, REPENT: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.” (MATT. 4:17). J. R. MILLER WRITES THE FOLLOWING ON THIS PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE: “CHRIST’S FIRST CALL OF HIS MINISTRY, LIKE JOHN THE BAPTIST’S WAS A CALL TO REPENTANCE. ALL MEN NEED TO REPENT. WE NEVER CAN REACH THE GATES OF HEAVEN UNLESS WE REPENT. THE PRODIGAL SON HAD TO RISE AND LEAVE THE FAR COUNTRY, AND WALK BACK ALL THE PAINFUL WAY TO HIS FATHER’S HOUSE, BEFORE HE COULD BE RESTORED TO FAVOR AND BE AT HOME AGAIN. THAT IS WHAT EVERY IMPENITENT MAN AND WOMAN MUST DO. THE FIRST STEP IN COMING TO CHRIST IS REPENTANCE. “WE MUST BE SURE THAT WE KNOW JUST WHAT THIS WORD MEANS. SOME PEOPLE IMAGINE THAT IF THEY ARE SORRY FOR DOING WRONG THEY HAVE REPENTED. BUT SORROW FOR A WRONG WAY DOES NOT TAKE US OUT OF THAT WAY. TEARS OF PENITENCE WILL NOT BLOT OUT SIN; WE MUST TURN ABOUT AND WALK IN HOLY PATHS. REPENTANCE IS CEASING TO MAKE BLOTS ON THE RECORD, AND BEGINNING TO LIVE A FAIR, CLEAN, WHITE LIFE.”

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WHEN WE TURN AWAY, WE ARE CALLED TO TURN BACK, RETURN TO GOD IN AN ACT OF REPENTANCE. WE LEARN TO CONFESS OUR SHORT COMINGS AND AGREE WITH GOD. WE LEARN TO CHANGE OUR MINDS AND OUR PURPOSE; WE LEARN TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS WITH A SENSE OF REGRET AND REMORSE DUE TO SIN.

IMP. THE COMBINATION OF A SENSE OF MY OWN SINFULNESS AND GOD’S GRACE AND MERCY MOTIVATES US TO LIVE A LIFE OF HOLINESS.

THE KNOWLEDGE OF MY OWN FAULTS, FAILURES AND FRAILITIES ALONG WITH GOD’S GREATNESS, GOODNESS AND GRACE KEEP ME IN TUNE WITH GOD.

NO MATTER WHAT WE HAVE DONE – WE CAN ALWAYS RETURN TO THE LORD. DAVID IN HIS SIN AGAINST BETHSHEBA SAID, AGAINST YOU, AND YOU ALONE, HAVE I SINNED. I HAVE DONE WHAT IS EVIL IN YOUR SIGHT. YOU WILL BE PROVED RIGH IN WHAT YOU SAY, AND YOUR JUDGMENT AGAINST ME IS JUST.     PS 51L7  PURGE ME FROM MY SINS, AND I SHALL BE CLEAN, WASH ME AND I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW.  V. 10 CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT IN ME.

APP: WE REPENT TO GET SAVED AND REPENT TO MAINTAIN THE FELLOWSHIP OF SALVATION. TO REPENT IS TO BEGIN OVER AGAIN IN DEVOTION TO THE BETTER THING WE SHOULD HAVE DONE. THAT IS THE VERY ALPHA OF THE GOSPEL. AND WE BEGIN OVER AGAIN NOT WITH TEARS BUT WITH JOY. THE VERY SINS AND BLUNDERS OF THE PAST MAY BE CAUGHT UP INTO SOME DIVINE ATONEMENT THAT MAY MAKE GRACE AND JOY TO ABOUND. THAT IS THE OMEGA OF OUR GOSPEL. WHEN SIN ABOUNDED, GRACE DID MUCH MORE ABOUND [4]

GRACE SHOWS UP IN GOD BEING ATTENTIVE TO OUR PRAYERS; HE HEARS AND HEALS US AND IT SPREADS TO OTHERS…   RETURN,  REPENTANCE, RESPONSE, RESTORATION = REVIVAL.

ILL: HOW TO START A REVIVAL

GYPSY SMITH WAS ONCE ASKED HOW TO START A REVIVAL.

HE ANSWERED: “GO HOME, LOCK YOURSELF IN YOUR ROOM, KNEEL DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR FLOOR. DRAW A CHALK MARK ALL AROUND YOURSELF AND ASK GOD TO START THE REVIVAL INSIDE THAT CHALK MARK. WHEN HE HAS ANSWERED YOUR PRAYER, THE REVIVAL WILL BE ON.”

—MISSIONARY WORKER

ILL: TWO PRAYING MOTHERS

BILLY SUNDAY TELLS OF A MINISTER WHO WAS MAKING CALLS. HE CAME TO A CERTAIN HOME AND ASKED FOR THE MOTHER BUT THE CHILD OPENING THE DOOR ANSWERED, “YOU CANNOT SEE MOTHER FOR SHE PRAYS FROM NINE TO TEN.” HE WAITED FORTY MINUTES TO SEE THAT MOTHER, AND WHEN SHE CAME OUT OF HER PRAYER CLOSET THE LIGHT OF GLORY WAS ON HER FACE, AND HE KNEW WHY THAT HOME WAS SO BRIGHT; HE KNEW WHY HER TWO SONS WERE IN THE MINISTRY AND HER DAUGHTER A MISSIONARY. “ALL HELL CANNOT TEAR A BOY OR GIRL AWAY FROM A PRAYING MOTHER,” COMMENTS MR. SUNDAY.

SUSANNA WESLEY, WITH SEVENTEEN CHILDREN, SPENT ONE HOUR EACH DAY SHUT UP WITH GOD ALONE IN HER ROOM, PRAYING FOR THEM—AND HER TWO SONS, UNDER GOD, BROUGHT REVIVAL TO ENGLAND WHILE FRANCE WELTERED IN THE BLOOD OF A GHASTLY REVOLUTION.

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ILL: TORREY’S PRESCRIPTION FOR REVIVAL

“I CAN GIVE A PRESCRIPTION THAT WILL BRING A REVIVAL TO ANY CHURCH OR COMMUNITY OR ANY CITY ON EARTH.

“FIRST, LET A FEW CHRISTIANS (THEY NEED NOT BE MANY) GET THOROUGHLY RIGHT WITH GOD THEMSELVES. THIS IS THE PRIME ESSENTIAL. IF THIS IS NOT DONE, THE REST THAT I AM TO SAY WILL COME TO NOTHING.

“SECOND, LET THEM BIND THEMSELVES TOGETHER IN A PRAYER GROUP TO PRAY FOR A REVIVAL UNTIL GOD OPENS THE HEAVENS AND COMES DOWN.

“THIRD, LET THEM PUT THEMSELVES AT THE DISPOSAL OF GOD FOR HIM TO USE AS HE SEES FIT IN WINNING OTHERS TO CHRIST. THAT IS ALL!

“THIS IS SURE TO BRING A REVIVAL TO ANY CHURCH OR COMMUNITY. I HAVE GIVEN THIS PRESCRIPTION AROUND THE WORLD. IT HAS BEEN TAKEN BY MANY CHURCHES AND MANY COMMUNITIES, AND IN NO INSTANCE HAS IT EVER FAILED; AND IT CANNOT FAIL!”

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AND RESULTS IN REVIVAL…..WE SEE IT IN THE REST OF THE BOOK OF CHRONICILES…

REVIVAL…

ILL: REVIVAL

•     THE REVIVAL UNDER KING JEHOASH IN 2 KINGS 11–12

•     THE REVIVAL UNDER KING HEZEKIAH IN 2 KINGS 18

•     THE REVIVAL UNDER KING ASA IN 2 CHRONICLES 15

•     THE REVIVAL UNDER KING JOSIAH IN 2 KINGS 22–23

•     THE REVIVAL IN THE TIME OF ZERUBBABEL IN EZRA 5–6

•     THE REVIVAL UNDER NEHEMIAH IN NEHEMIAH 8–9 AND 13

•     THE REVIVAL AT PENTECOST IN ACTS 2–3

REVIVAL CAME AFTER OUR REDEMPTION…ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOR LEADS ME ALL THE WAY….LEADS US TO CALVARY…WHERE WE SEE HIM TAKING ON OUR SIN, OUR GUILT AND OUR SHAME….

REVIVAL CAME AFTER THE TREE OF THE CROSS….AND WAS ASSURED BECAUSE OF A SUNDAY MORNING……

RIGHT RELATIONSHIP

ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN PRAYER

BRINGS A RETURN TO GOD AND

RETURN TO GOD BRINGS….REVIVAL

A POWERFUL PRAYER LIFE WILL BRING A RETURN TO GOD;

RETURN TO GOD WILL BRING REVIVAL

 

 

REVIVE US AGAIN

 

WE PRAISE THEE, O GOD, FOR THE SON OF THY LOVE, FOR JESUS WHO DIED AND IS NOW GONE ABOVE.

WE PRAISE THEE, O GOD, FOR THY SPIRIT OF LIGHT, WHO HAS SHOWN US OUR SAVIOR AND SCATTERED OUR NIGHT.

ALL GLORY AND PRAISE TO THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN, WHO HAS BORNE ALL OUR SINS AND HAS CLEANSED EVERY STAIN.

REVIVE US AGAIN; FILL EACH HEART WITH THY LOVE; MAY EACH SOUL BE REKINDLED WITH FIRE FROM ABOVE.

CHORUS: HALLELUJAH, THINE THE GLORY! HALLELUJAH, AMEN! HALLELUJAH, THINE THE GLORY! REVIVE US AGAIN.

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[1]Tan, Paul Lee: Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations : A Treasury of Illustrations, Anecdotes, Facts and Quotations for Pastors, Teachers and Christian Workers. Garland TX : Bible Communications, 1996, c1979

[2] AMG Bible Illustrations. electronic ed. Chattanooga : AMG Publishers, 2000 (Logos Library System; Bible Illustrations Series)

[3] AMG Bible Illustrations. electronic ed. Chattanooga : AMG Publishers, 2000 (Logos Library System; Bible Illustrations Series)

[4] AMG Bible Illustrations. electronic ed. Chattanooga : AMG Publishers, 2000 (Logos Library System; Bible Illustrations Series)

[5]Tan, Paul Lee: Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations : A Treasury of Illustrations, Anecdotes, Facts and Quotations for Pastors, Teachers and Christian Workers. Garland TX : Bible Communications, 1996, c1979

[6]Tan, Paul Lee: Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations : A Treasury of Illustrations, Anecdotes, Facts and Quotations for Pastors, Teachers and Christian Workers. Garland TX : Bible Communications, 1996, c1979

[7]Osbeck, Kenneth W.: Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Kregel Publications, 1990, S. 306

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