Prayer for Faithfulness to Fire-Up the Church

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Prayer for a Heart to Evangelize

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Prayer for Conviction and Outreach

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True Repentance, True Revival

15 For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Introduction
This is an amazing verse for revival.

In revival, the Lord awakens His people and leads them to call on His name. He puts a longing and a hunger in our heart to encounter Him.

This is why this passage is such a powerful revival passage.

The Verse, Part One
Look at what the prophet Isaiah reveals about the Lord.

He is the ‘High and Lofty One.’ The Lord is the One who is perfect, glorious, and radiant.

The first thing we should desire as we pray is that the Lord will reveal His holy glory to us.

‘Lord, we know You’re glorious. Touch us with that holy glory and draw us to Yourself. Lord show us how we fall so short, how sinful we are and how much we need You.’

That’s a true prayer prayed with the desire to experience God’s freshness.

Part Two
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,

Here the Lord says, ‘“I dwell in the high and holy place.”’

He lives in glory. He dwells in absolute perfection and is seated on high. He is the very essence of perfection and beauty.

Then He adds that His dwelling in that high and holy place is with one ‘“who has a contrite and humble spirit.”’

If we want to dwell with Him in that ‘high and holy place,’ we need to have a contrite, a repentant, and humble spirit.

As often as we may hear it and even as we may get tired of it, true revival always involves repentance. In fact, there is no such thing as a real revival unless there is repentance.

Any real revival preaching will call for the people listening to get down on their knees and confess and repent of their sin–period.

So yes, the only way we’ll ever see true revival is if there’s true repentance. After we repent, we seek more of Jesus and less of ourselves.

Then, when we truly seek Christ, we ask Him to protect us from deception.

If we’re to be protected from deception, we ask Him to protect us from displays of false signs that accompany counterfeit revivals. Ultimately this means we don’t seek the signs and reject seeking the sensational.

So many of this nation’s revivals have gotten off track and have been hijacked by the adversary because the people started getting fleshly and seeking signs.

Thus, with counterfeit revivals, people start showing things that are outside of Scripture, like animal noises, twitching, convulsions, howling, and looking for things like spirit guides, looking for gold dust to fall from the ceiling, or angel feathers.

With real revival people come forward to repent of their sin with contrite hearts, weeping and seeking God’s holiness.

The Welsh Revival and even some almost revivals in the U.S. were cut short or actually never happened because the counterfeit signs invaded the arenas and captured the people’s attention.

Part Three
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Yet, in the third part of this verse, the Lord says He’ll revive the heart of the humble.
That’s a heart ready for revival, one that seeks to know Christ and to have a oneness with our Lord.

The humble heart tha is broken over our sinfulness and our compromises with the world will repent. In this verse, the Lord promises that He will touch us with His grace and mercy, and honor that humble spirit with a taste of His true glory.

That’s when that person will be revived and have his or her eyes opened to the beauty of our Lord.

Suddenly the things of this world grow strangely dim and only a life that pleases Jesus is what matters.

We’re no longer content to go through a ritual of prayers daily, but we desire to pray those things that are God’s priorities.

We have the perfect model for that in the Lord’s prayer. Jesus even told us to pray…

‘”Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.”‘

Do you see how different that is? We’re praying that His will is done on earth as it is in heaven.

This is a perfect revival prayer. Martyn Lloyd-Jones had it right when he said that revival, ‘is days of heaven on earth.’

Truly, we ought to be pray that His will, will be done, ‘“On earth as it is in heaven.”’

So let’s pray right now that we’ll seek a true revival and even ask the Lord to protect us from deception and to keep our eyes on the Kingdom as we pray for this fresh revelation of His Spirit.

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The need for revival grows

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The church in the U.S. is damaged. Deception is rampant; apathy is all too common. The answer is for the church to repent of its compromises and return to a solid footing of personal holiness, sound doctrine, and sacrificial service.

That’s what this revival prayer meeting is about. You’re invited to consider coming if you’re in southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or even in northern Connecticut.

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Prayer for Spiritual Growth and Revival

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There is no doubt: The nation’s churches need revival!

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The Second Concert of Prayer for Revival

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Are you hungry for the presence of God? Do you want to see a fresh outpouring of His Spirit in New England and beyond? If so, then the time has come for Christians who are ready for a fresh touch from God to gather in unity and to seek His face together.

The Second Concert of Prayer for Revival, Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the Community Christian Fellowship in Lowell, MA is planned for that purpose.

Come hungry for the presence and glory of God. Come thirsting for a breakthrough through prayer and worship.

Come…and be blessed.

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The Bible’s Case for Revival Prayer

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More on Revival

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“The first step towards the evangelizing of the world is the christianizing of the church.” – Vance Havner

“The last word of our Lord to the church was not the Great Commission. The last thing He said to the church was ‘Repent.’ He said that to five out of seven.” – Vance Havner

“There was a time when ministers spoke forthrightly and named things. We don’t name anything anymore. Finley had a sermon on How to Preach so as to Convert Nobody. He said ‘Preach on sin but never mention any of the sins of your congregation – that
will do it.'” – Vance Havner

“Religion is hanging around the cross; Christianity is getting on the cross.” – Steve Hill

“We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist–Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the
name of our worldly orthodoxy.” -A.W. Tozer

Courtesy of Revival School and Sermon Index

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