Psalm. 85:6 Churches should be living in constant revival! What is revival?
WE HAVE TOO MANY DEAD CHURCH MEMBERS.
Eph. 5:14 “Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.”
Without life. Eph. 2:1 “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;”
Without light, John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Without love. I John 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
WE HAVE TOO MANY DISOBEDIENT CHURCH MEMBERS.
I Cor. 3:17 “If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
Disobedient in using the time. Eph. 5:16 “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” I Cor. 7:29.
Disobedient in using the tongue. Phil. 1:27 “Only let your conversation be as it is becometh the gospel of Christ.”
Disobedient in using the tithe. Mal. 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
WE HAVE TOO MANY DEFILED CHURCH MEMBERS.
I Cor. 3:17 “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
They defile their company. Matt. 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
They defile their church. Acts l8:6 “And when they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean; from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.”
They defile their character. I Cor. 5:7 “Purge out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as you are leavened. For even Christ, our Passover is sacrificed for us.”
WE HAVE TOO MANY DECEIVED CHURCH MEMBERS.
Gal. 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Concerning Salvation. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Concerning security. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should have everlasting life.”
Concerning sin. Roms. 6:23 Heb. 12:8 “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” Heb. 3:12-13.
WE HAVE TOO MANY DISCOURAGED CHURCH MEMBERS.
Duet. 1:21,28-30; Read. Roms. 8:31 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Discouraged because of people. Psalm. 118:8 “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
Discouraged because of poverty. Job 1:21-22 “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither; the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”
Discouraged because of problems. Heb. 3:17-19 “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” “The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds feet, and he will make me walk upon mine high places.”
1. Victory over sin.
2. Rejoicing in the Lord.
3. Openly witnessing for Him.
4. Satisfied with the Lord.