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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Spiritual Restoration

2 Chronicles 29 gives us a vivid picture of how a nation can be restored and as a result, genuine revival can take place. King Hezekiah, at the beginning of his reign, found the temple in a shocking state of neglect and misuse. It mirrored the people’s condition before God. His predecessor, Ahaz neglected and […] Continue reading…

Moving Back to Our First Love

In my last post I wrote about the church at Ephesus and what Jesus had to say to them in the book of Revelation. He gives them credit for what they were doing right, but he strongly rebukes them because they had satisfied themselves with Christian doctrine and not Christ Himself. They put Christian service […] Continue reading…

Is it Time for a Heart Checkup?

Have you had a heart exam lately? No, I’m not writing about a cardiologist’s diagnosis. I am writing about Jesus’ diagnosis of our hearts. You see, Jesus Christ is most interested in your heart and not merely your heads or your hands. How is your heart? Is it on fire for Jesus? Is it bursting […] Continue reading…

The Trap of the Almost Christian

John Wesley said, “Ever since the Christian religion was in the world, there have been many in every age and nation, who were ‘almost persuaded to be Christians.’ But seeing it avails nothing before God, to go only thus far.”[1] Luke wrote in Acts about the apostle Paul’s confrontation with King Agrippa, Paul says, “King […] Continue reading…

While Men Slept: The Problem of Apathy

Have you ever noticed that it’s easier for problems or challenges to surface when we let our guard down? When we “fall asleep at the switch” as the old adage reminds us? In the parable of the wheat and tares Jesus says, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in […] Continue reading…

O God, Bend Me!

Before any revival happens there is always an honest evaluation of our spiritual condition, a desperation for God’s restoration and an intercession for God’s salvation. God responds to honest, desperate and praying people. If we, our church, this nation, and this world are to have revival, we must have these three foundational ingredients in our […] Continue reading…

William Wilberforce—One Man Who Changed His Times

Revival doesn’t have to begin with a tent meeting or a special service that meets on Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM. It can happen when one person looks deeply into their own spiritual condition, is desperate for God and seeks His plan through prayer and intercession. One person can start a revival. William Wilberforce […] Continue reading…

God’s Deliverance

We’ve been examining Ezekiel 38 and 39 over the last few weeks. Chapter 38 focuses on the threat from the Ten Most Wanted (Gog and the nations) who are opposed to God and His people. Chapter 39 concentrates more on the deliverance of God’s people from that threat. Our God is a God of deliverance. […] Continue reading…