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July 1, 2019 REVIVAL:  When Will it Come?

18….Revive us, and we will call upon Your name. 19O LORD God of hosts, restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.                                  Psalm 118:18 NASB

When we depart from a close, intimate relationship with God we find ourselves in need of revival.

Revival involves sincere confession and genuine repentance.

1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your mercy…blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 4 Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge.     7 Purify me….and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.      9 Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.

Psalm 51:1-3, 7, 9 NASB

Revival involves a complete makeover by God.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.      12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation….

Psalm 51:10, 12 NASB

Revival involves brokenness of spirit and heart, not more religion.

16For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. 17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51:16-17 NASB

Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you.                                                                                             Psalm 51:13 The Message Paraphrased

Revival involves impacting and influencing others unto salvation.

13Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You.                                Psalm 51:13 NASB

 

Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home.                     Psalm 51:13 The Message Paraphrased

June Memory Verse

“I can do all things through Christ, because He gives me strength.”                                                                   Philippians 4:13 NCV

June 2, 2019  The Secret of Contentment

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction. 15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; 16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. 18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.                 Philippians 4:10-19

Three Spiritual Resources…

  1. The overruling providence of God.

5 “Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.            Genesis 45:5

20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.  Genesis 50:20

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

8 …I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalm 32:8 KJV

4 When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.            John 10:4

  1. The unfailing power of God.

17 You say, ‘I am rich, and I have become wealthy and do not need anything.’ But you do not know that you are really miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. Revelation 3:17

I am ready for anything through the strength of the one who lives within me.     Philippians 4:13 Phillips Translation

…for I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.    Philippians 4:13 TLB

5 I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me.       John 15:5 CEV

I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. I am ready for anything…            Philippians 4:13 AMP

  1. The unchanging promise of God.

19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.       Philippians 4:19

June Memory Verse

“I can do all things through Christ, because He gives me strength.”                                                                   Philippians 4:13 NCV