Posts Tagged ‘revival’

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“I am glad of any signs of life, even if they should be feverish and transient, and I am slow to judge any well intended movement, but I am very fearful that many so called revivals in the long run wrought more harm than good. A species of religious gambling has fascinated many men, and given them a distaste for the sober business of true godliness.
But if I would nail down counterfeits upon the counter, I do not therefore undervalue true gold. Far from it. It is to be desired beyond measure that the Lord would send a real and lasting revival of spiritual life.
We need a work of the Holy Spirit of a supernatural kind, putting power into the preaching of the Word, inspiring all believers with heavenly energy, and solemnly affecting the hearts of the careless, so that they turn to God and live. We would not be drunk with the wine of carnal excitement, but we would be filled with the Spirit. We would behold the fire descending from heaven in answer to the effectual fervent prayers of righteous men. Can we not entreat the Lord our God to make bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the people in this day of declension and vanity?”

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We had the awesome privilege of having¬†Brother David Miller preach a revival at our church a few months ago. My son found this video on Youtube and I thought I’d give you all a sample of blessing we received.

 

This past Sunday and Monday our church had the awesome privilege to have Pastor Rod Glatt from Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church¬†come and preach a 2 day revival. I’ve been a part of¬†week long revivals that¬† have not had¬†as much¬†meat preached in them as did this one. Not only were the text he preached on food for the soul, but the excellent exposition and teaching on these scriptures was exactly what we needed to hear. Somehow he was able to preach these verses so that it was meant for the¬†redeemed and the lost.¬†“Are You Saved” was the theme of the revival, and he used Eph. 2:8-10 (Sun. morning) Eph. 1:3-6 (Sun. night) and John 15:15-17 (Mon night). He preached these difficult verses¬†in a clear and simple way, he didn’t try to run from¬†or¬† sugarcoat the truths that these verses present, and I for one appreciate that. The thing that I took away from this series of meetings was something I never get tired of hearing= God gets the ALL the glory for my salvation!! I think the true measure of success for a revival is if the church can still see the effects of it weeks down the road. I’ll be disappointed if we don’t. It was a series of messages like the ones we just heard that can make a church turn a corner and really start making an impact on the community it serves and more importantly for the Kingdom of God.

¬†In other news… Mystie has got all her resumes turned in and now we are just waiting for interview opportunities. I’m waiting on a packet from Boyce so that we can go visit the campus and talk to some people about what we feel God is calling us to do. Hopefully we can do some apartment hunting while we are up there. The kids have less than a week of school left before they start their summer vacations. I want to thank the Historic Protestant and Mrs H.P. for opening their house up to us and the Keifers Monday evening. We had a wonderful time¬†sitting around discussing the things of God.¬†.

 

That’s all for now………..

¬†Wow, what a week!¬† I think this may be the longest I’ve gone without posting since I started this blog last June. I’ve had alot of things going on though and thought I’d share them with you guy’s.

 1st. This weekend was AWESOME!! We had revival at our church and I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing it was. We had the privilege of having  David Miller, preaching the revival. You know when you think about revival you probabaly think of real emotionally hyped preaching, alot of hellfire and brimstone type of stuff right? (not that there is anything wrong with that) But Bro. David came and simply preached the word of God in truth without the theatrics and showmanship, and it was great. I have been to many revivals in my life and have been emotionally been fired up after leaving some of them, but this time my spirit has been blessed and I feel a rekindle desire to serve God again. Not that I ever lost the desire, but my focus may have been diverted somewhat. Anyway I encourage you to check out his sermons from this past weekend Here.

¬†Yesterday, I was able to have breakfast with the “clique” and was once again blessed by the¬†fellowship with my brothers in Christ. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again, if you are not surrounding yourself with Godly friends you are missing out on a blessing. I look forward to our breakfast’s more than I do ballgames, and for those of you that know me,¬† that’s saying something!

2nd. On a more solemn note, we (Bridgestone) have been laid -off again. I don’t know how much longer these lay-offs will continue, but I feel it’s not going to get better anytime soon.¬† Looks like I get to put my trust in the providence of God to the test.lol…

 I just want to say Thank You to those that have continued to check out this blog on a regular basis and hope in some way you have been blessed by it.