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Personal & Beyond: Key Points for Revival

Saturday, September 14, 2013

There are some conditions that are laid out in Scripture that God expects His children to fulfill before Personal Revival will come to not only ourselves but to our Communities we are praying for.

A. What Has to Happen for Revival to take root in our nation?

1. We need to be humble
2. Confess sin in our lives
3. Seek forgiveness
4. Forgive others
5. Follow Christ whole-heartedly

B. What is the Result of Following these Principles?

1. It impacts society with conviction
2. Produces godliness
3. Justice
4. Peace & Righteousness

As individuals and churches are renewed they prepare the way for revival to happen in their communities and in their countries. When the Holy Spirit is outpoured on the people and people begin to change they affect the lives of others who come along their path.

As we seek to hear from God and fulfill our calling there is no telling what may do with a life that is totally surrendered.

Indeed Revival begins in the hearts of the people. As our hearts are changed, it then spreads out to others, and beyond, impacting lives to the Glory of God.

AB. Simpson is a perfect example of a man who truly surrendered his life to God. He grew in his walk with God and was used in a mighty way. He touched many lives that came along his path. A. B. Simpson was given a burden for souls. He had a deep compassion for souls. It was during those times of surrender and prayer that Simpson learned to die daily to self with committing himself to the work of God. He had a deep desire to evangelize, he was consumed with winning a Harvest of Souls for Christ. He wrote a hymn called a Missionary’s Cry.

A hundred thousand souls a day,
Are passing one by one away, in
Christ less guilt and gloom.
Without one ray of hope or light,
With future dark as endless night,
They’re passing to their doom,
They’re passing to their doom

Simpson lived a consecrated life devoted to reaching souls for Christ. He remained devoted to serving Jesus and was known as a man of Vision and of Faith. We too can follow after Simpson’s footsteps and be men and women of Faith and have a vision for the lost.

As we wait on God, seek the Lord in prayer and seek to surrender all to Jesus we too can hear the Still Small Voice of God and be Men and Women after God’s own heart. We too can make a difference in our own communities, in our work places, and in our neighborhoods, touching lives and impacting souls for the Kingdom of God.

We too can learn from Simpson and be men and women who inspire others to live a life that is committed to serving Jesus and one that is committed to serving others. As we seek to hear from God and fulfill our calling there is no telling what God may do with a life that is totally surrendered.

A life that is fully surrendered to Jesus can be a life that will do great exploits for God. Indeed Revival begins in the hearts of the people. As our hearts are changed, it then spreads out to others, and beyond, impacting lives to the Glory of God. As our hearts are changed we will be able to reach lives and impact our communities for Christ just as Simpson and others did. As we seek to commit our lives to Christ and seek to be revived in our own hearts God is able to give us the same burden and compassion He gave Simpson. Indeed when we surrender all to Jesus and seek His face & surrendering all to Him, we will see the Hand of God move in our midst.

Oh, that we, God’s Children would take up our torch and answer the call for Revival and see our Hearts Revived, Souls Saved & our Nation’s healed to God’s Glory.
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    83 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    AMEN!! It has been awhile since some at all is talking about a life fully surrendered and consecrated to the Lord. I just started read Absolute Surrender my Andrew Murray. I have realized that it is a daily choice not a one time deal. I am praying this book will really help me to understand it a little more clearly. Praise God for His forgiveness!
    2280 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    Praise the Lord, thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard that report about Youngstown before, so reading your account sure shows us God is at work and is pouring out His Spirit upon Youngstown, yes, the Hand of God is at work in your midst. We serve a Mighty God... emoticon
    2280 days ago
    Amen! You wouldn't believe what God is up to in our area. I stutter just trying to get it out! Just yesterday a new church plant, the first one in 25 years I think he said, bought a bar where a man was murdered not even a year in enjoying a cold one. God is restoring long devastated areas in our region. You may have heard of our area. It is Youngstown, Ohio rated number one for murders per it's size in America. Please keep us in your prayers, God has sent a wave to cool this raging fire and dear, it is GLORIOUS! WOO HOO! Timely, so timely are your words. God is on the loose! Praise his holy name!!!!

    2280 days ago
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