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When Do We Need Revival

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When Do We Need Revival?

Evidences of the Need for a Fresh Visitation of the Spirit in Revival

 -when we do not love Him as we once did.

-when earthly interests and occupations are more important than eternal ones.

 -when we would rather watch TV and read secular books and magazines than read the Bible and pray.

-when church dinners are better attended than prayer meetings.

-when concerts draw bigger crowds than prayer meetings.

-when we have little or no desire for prayer.

-when we would rather make money than give money.

-when we put people into leadership positions in our churches who do not meet spiritual qualifications.

-when our Christianity is joyless and passionless.

-when we know truth in our heads that we are not practicing in our lives

-when we make little effort to witness to the lost.

-when we have time for spoi1s, recreation, and entertainment, but not for Bible study and prayer.

-when we do not tremble at the Word of God.

-when believers can be at odds with each other and not feel compelled to pursue reconciliation.

-when we seldom think thoughts of eternity.

-when God's people are more concerned about their jobs and their careers than about the Kingdom of Christ and the salvation of the lost.

-when God's people get together with other believers and the conversation is primarily about the news, weather, and sports, rather than the Lord.

-when church services are predictable and "business as usual."

-when preaching lacks conviction, confrontation, and divine fire and anointing. -when Christian husbands and wives are not praying together.

-when our marriages are co-existing rather than full of the love of Christ.

-when our children are growing up to adopt worldly values, secular philosophies, and ungodly lifestyles.

-when sin in the church is pushed under the carpet.

-when known sin is not dealt with through the biblical process of discipline and restoration.

-when we are more concerned about our children's education and their athletic activities than about the condition of their souls.

-when we tolerate "little" sins of gossip, a critical spirit, and lack of love. -when we will watch things on television and movies that are not holy.

-when our singing is half-hearted and our worship lifeless.

-when our prayers are empty words designed to impress others.

-when our prayers lack fervency.

-when our hearts are cold and our eyes are dry.

-when we aren't seeing regular evidence of the supernatural power of God.

-when we have ceased to weep and mourn and grieve over our own sin and the sin of others.

-when we are content to live with explainable, ordinary Christianity and church services.

-when we don't long for the company and fellowship of God's people.

-when we aren't seeing lost people drawn to Jesus on a regular basis.

-when we aren't exercising faith and believing God for the impossible.

-when we are bored with worship.

-when people have to be begged to give and to serve in the church.

-when our giving is measured and calculated, rather than extravagant and sacrificial.

-when people have to be entertained to be drawn to church.

-when we start fitting into and adapting to the world, rather than calling the world to adapt to God's standards of holiness.

-when we are more concerned about what others think about us than what God thinks about us.

-when we are unmoved by the fact that 2.5 billion people in this world have never heard the name of Jesus.

-when we are unmoved by the thought of neighbors, business associates, and acquaintances who are lost and without Christ.

-when the lost world around us doesn't know or care that we exist.

-when we are making little or no difference in the secular world around us.

-when the fire has gone out of our hearts, our marriages, and the church.

-when we are blind to the extent of our need and don't think we need revival.

Published by Life Action Ministries, Printed in the U.S.A.

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