Revival

What Will I Do In Death Valley? Pastor Phil Sessa

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Ezekiel 37:1-3, “1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”  I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” 

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Ezekiel came up to The Valley of Dry Bones. Death was all around. Even the bones were dried up, which is to say that the marrow inside the bones was deceased. The marrow gives strength to our bones which make up the skeletal system of our body. Our body is held up by our bones, our support structure. What happens when the very life of your support structure is eroded, and dried up? This is when all looks hopeless, all signs of life have ceased, and it seems as if there is nothing left to do because all resources are exhausted. Here Ezekiel was staring at an impossible situation. God asks him a very probing question, when He says, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Ezekiel in his wisdom knew that his knowledge was limited, and therefore replies “…O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Tears That Touch The Heart Of God, Sammy Tippit Ministries

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Psalm 56:8, “Thou hast taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in Thy bottle; are {they} not in Thy book?” NAS. 

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As you search the church history, you’ll find people who have been greatly used of God have been men and women of prayer. They’ve learned to wait in the secret place of prayer allowing God to impart His heart to them. They’ve been people whose hearts have been passionate for the [same] things which God is passionate about.

George Mueller began orphanages for children in Bristol during the 1899s. He trusted God to meet their every need. He never asked for money, but he clothed, housed and fed many thousands of children. Near the end of his life he said that every person for whom he had prayed to come to Christ (with the exception of two), had come to know Christ as his Savior. After Mueller died, those two people also came to a personal knowledge of Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

Undo What Has Been Done, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

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Genesis 26:15-34, “18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father”

We began to look at undoing what the enemy has done, and that calls for going back to dig the wells covered. People pray for revival and I believe in revival but the definition most people give revival is not actually what it is. Revival is coming again into activity and prominence. Read the rest of this entry »

Undo What Has Been Done, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

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Genesis 26:15-34, “18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father”

Wells are dug down deep for water. No one in their right mind digs wells for fun. Human survival depends on water. Christ referred to Himself as the Living Water that quenches the thirst of men. The Samaritan woman in John 4 came to the well to draw water and right at the well, she met Jesus who asked for water then later claimed to have water she needs to make her thirst no more. She desired this water. How about us? Read the rest of this entry »

Revive Me In Your Way, 1of2, Evans Olang

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Psalm 119:37, “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way” 

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There are three words (Replace, Restore, Revive) that work together with each of them having their own strengths. REPLACE is to put back into former position or place, it is also to provide a substitute. RESTORE is to bring back into existence or use, also to bring back to an original condition. REVIVE which is my key word is to bring back to life or conscious. It is to return to validity, effectiveness or operative condition.

The three words have functions that sound alike, they talk about bringing back which is a sign that something is dormant, dead, ineffective, corrupted, or broken. You can restore something but still not make a difference. You can replace something and still not do much, but when you revive something, you bring it back to life, to its validity, effectiveness and operational condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Revive Me In Your Way, 2of2, Evans Olang

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Psalm 119:37, “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way” 

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David in Psalm 119 craved revival that over and over again he mentions it, and the verse that captured my heart was, vs. 37 which says “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way”. The scripture we shared from Isaiah 40 cannot come handy until we are ready and that means turning our eyes from looking at worthless things.

Today we look at a man who prayed for revival in his land. Ezra 9 tells of Ezra, one of the three key leaders who left Babylon for the reconstruction of Jerusalem. The three leaders were Zerubbabel (first to come to Jerusalem) followed by Nehemiah and then Ezra. Zerubbabel reconstructed the temple, Nehemiah built the walls, and Ezra restored teaching and worship. Read the rest of this entry »