The Revival We Need

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Ps 85:6

For the next few days let’s talk about the revival we need in the church today.

First, a “revival of life.” True revival begins with an honest recognition that we have become spiritually dull, dry, and even dry bones revivaldead. Ezekiel describes it this way: “The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of dry bones…and indeed they were very dry…He said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, “O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!”…And as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together…and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.” (Eze. 37:1-10)

Ezekiel’s vision teaches us the following truths: (a) Revival begins with acknowledging we are not a healthy, connected, functioning body. (b)Our church services have become too formal and dry. (c) We must hunger for gods word. Otherwise we live in denial, excusing and rationalizing our spiritual condition. God said to Israel, an agricultural people, “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.” (Hos 10:12) Notice the elements in a true revival: an emphasis on righteous living; showing mercy to one another; recognizing our careless and cavalier attitude towards sin; crying out to God in sustained, heartfelt prayer, “Revive us again, so that your people may rejoice in you.”

Hear the passionate new song by Soulfire Revolution, Revival.

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