Why Revival Tarries
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This is a no-compromise call to biblical revival and spiritual excellence that expounds on the disparity between today's church and the church of Acts.
done, I shall shout, with the roar of a tornado, ‘‘The moon of revival has not yet risen on this hell-bound, Christ-rejecting, speeding-to-judgment generation.’’ We don’t ‘‘sit at ease’’ in Zion anymore. We have gone past that; we just sleep. In the church, pillars have given place to pillows. As I began to say, Paul, as he stands before Agrippa, has his head half into the lion’s mouth. With an awareness that the feet of pallbearers are not far away, he now ‘‘turns on the heat’’ until that
They know there is no intelligent word from any other source. Because God cannot lie, therefore Joel 2 and Malachi 3 will be fulfilled. ‘‘The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to His temple.’’ What comfort there! This moment drought; the next, deliverance. Ten minutes before John the Baptist arrived—no one knew that he was there. As it was, so I am sure it will be. God will get some man’s ear and heart and will. Men, hidden in secret at this very moment, will utter soon, in the Spirit’s
joy of having nothing to lose! Having no opinion of himself, Paul feared no fall. He might have swaggered in the richly embroidered robes of the chancellor of a Hebrew school. But in the adornment of a meek and quiet spirit he shines with more luster. Next, Paul was branded by suffering. Consider the things he mentions in Romans eight: famine, peril, nakedness, and sword (these belonging to acute discomfort in the body), and tribulation (perhaps of the mind), distress, persecution (of the
world today respond to the God-breathed preaching of Paul? 41. What decisions did Paul have to make in order that He might be fully broken for the glory of God? 42. What decisions are you willing to make so that you might be of service? CHAPTER FIFTEEN 43. What marks people who are ‘‘branded by devotion’’? 44. What was Paul’s method for dealing with humiliation and pain? 45. To you, who are ‘‘the lost, the last, and the least’’? What are you willing to sacrifice to reach them with Christ’s
55. Have we, the Church, been so compromised that we can no longer recognize empty or counterfeit spirituality? 56. Are we insisting on remaining in the wilderness because the beauty and the challenge of Canaan are more than we wish to bear? 57. Do you proclaim peace and comfort when they are not present? Is it more important to you to be a peacemaker or a peacekeeper? CHAPTER TWENTY 58. Is it possible for people today to have the same type of anointing as was given Paul? 59. How does the