| Revival is?|
[u][b]Forgiveness,Confession & Repentence[/b][/u] always [b] precede[/b][color=CC0000] true Revival [/color] in the Church. This sermon, by J. Edwin Orr, is one of the best sermons on Forgiveness and Confession that I have personally ever heard!
Description: This is one of the simplest to understand sermons on Forgiveness and Confession I have ever heard. He breaks it down piece by piece the application to believers and non-believers. How much do I need to confess and to whom, according to the Bible? What am I to do if my brother is the one who is in the wrong...and he won't make it right?
| 2008/5/3 10:03|
| Re: Revival is?|
I can't find the actual word REVIVAL IN the Bible but the root word revive IS and some synonyms such as restore.
Maybe some feel since the actual word "revival" is not in the Bible it is as "RAPTURE"
I don't think so. The actual word may not be there but the reference is.
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: To bring back into existence or use.
Synonyms: reestablish, reinstate, reintroduce, renew, return, revive
6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time[b] restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons,[/b] which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
| 2008/5/3 18:26|
| Re:Revival is?|
What is stopping the personal walk with our Savior, Jesus Christ, that other believers had in times past? [b]What is stopping true revival in our Churches of today? [/b]
As Christians we are aware that Christ died for our sins, once and for all, past, present and future. [b]This is salvation, and we all know that we are saved and are not going to hell.[/b]
However, we still continue to miss the mark, and make mistakes. A carnal thought; a lustful look at another mans wife; Gossiping about a Brother or Sister in Christ that should not be said--just to name a few. Unless we are faithful to confess each and every sin to Christ, as well as to personally, face to face confess to the Brother or Sister in the Lord that we made the cutting remark about, then we lose [b]relationship[/b] with our Father in Heaven.
We become Law Breakers by not asking forgiveness when we sin. These sins can not only be our deeds, things that we have actually carried out, but the sins that also take place in our hearts and minds. These sins must be washed clean with the blood of the Lamb.
There is a term that describes this condition, that the Church of today finds itself in--this lawless condition. It is called [b]Antinomianism.[/b]
The root of the word is Antinomian:
[b]Antinomian, n. One of a sect who maintain, that under the gospel dispensation, the law is of no use or obligation; or who hold doctrines which supersede the necessity of good works and a virtuous life. This sect originated with John Agricola about the year 1538.[/b]
[b]Antinomianism, n. The tenets of Antinomians.[/b]
TEN'ET, n. [L. tenet, he holds.] Any opinion, principle, dogma or doctrine which a person believes or maintains as true; as the tenets of Plato or of Cicero.[b][size=small]The tenets of christians are adopted from the Scriptures; but different interpretations give rise to a great diversity of tenets.
AN'TINOMIST, n. One who pays no regard to the law, or to good works.[/size][/b]
| 2008/5/4 1:35|