Prayer + Repentance = Revival
When God (through a Pastor) gives a church a Message (that God laid upon his heart), entitled, “Your Revival is Going to Cost You Something,” and then spends an hour telling the church to, “Turn from your false gods and idols and stop working on Sunday.”
And when God tells the majority of this same church, through a Message in (and Interpretation of) Tongues, to stop giving Him “lip service” and tells them to “turn from her wickedness” (instead of making excuses to continue in her wickedness)…
AND… when a church get leaders who DON’T promote the world’s FALSE gods and IDOLS (that are on a medium DESIGNED TO deceive and destroy the Church)… and when she get leaders who are not IGNORANT enough to promote EVIL, and / or even the imitation of EVIL… (and don’t lack the spiritual insight to understand how this gives demonic footholds into the lives of their flock)…
And… when they get leaders who are not OUTRIGHT (and UNREPENTANT, and HYPOCRITICAL,) LAIRS…
And when God gives the Passage as a Key to a Revival…
“IF My people which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn FROM their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)…
… over and over and over again… and when you have Pastors who will wiggle not only the prayer “key” but also the, “turn FROM their wicked ways,” “key”; who DON’T promise them a Revival WITHOUT them FIRST TURNING FROM THEIR WICKEDNESS…
“… THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
And along side OF getting, “on our knees and praying that the Holy Spirit will do miraculous saving work in the hearts of,” EVERYONE (including our children and grandchildren)… we, as a Church, needs to stop seeking the faces of the world’s FALSE gods and IDOLS and seek the ONE TRUE God’s face!!! And stop looking at the fables (and the likeness) of the world… and look more into the TRUTH of God’s Word and seek HIS likeness… from one glorious Encounter with the precious Presence of God (though His Holy Spirit) to the next!!!
We need to get back to the old paths…
For, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk therein.’
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Hearken to the sound of the trumpet.’ But they said, ‘We will not hearken.’
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My Law, but rejected it.
To what purpose cometh there to Me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto Me.
Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.” Jeremiah 6:16-21
But they replied, “No harm will come to US… we’re God’s people!!! The Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord!!! We’re under the blood, now!!! We have God’s mercy and grace, NOW!!!”
But, WHERE do you find God’s mercy???
IN the Holy of Holies!!!
WHERE do you find God’s marvellous grace???
AT His Throne OF Grace… which is IN the Holy of Holies!!! Somewhere where the (majority of the) Church no longer goes, let alone, lingers!!!
And where do you find His precious blood???
On the Mercy Seat… IN the Holy of Holies, for SOME… and on the “doorposts of the hearts” of SOME…
But, UNDER the feet (along WITH the Son of God) of those who CONTINUE to WILFULLY sin against the Lord (in the sins that HE calls “sin”)!!! Under the feet of those who, “… have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us.
For WE KNOW the one who said,
‘I will take revenge.
I will pay them back.’
He also said,
‘The LORD will judge His OWN people.’
[And] It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:29-30
And I say (as does GOD SAY), that they CAN’T say… that… they haven’t been WARNED!!!