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Do We Need A Revival?. O LORD, revive thy work. Habakkuk 3:2. Wilt thou not revive us again. Ps. 85:6. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Do We Need A Revival?11Habakkuk 3:2O LORD, revive thy work</p> <p>2</p> <p>2Ps. 85:6Wilt thou not revive us again3</p> <p>3Reviveto activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew; to restore to life or consciousness: to return to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, or a flourishing condition. Dictionary.com44ReviveTo raise from languor, depression, or discouragementto recover from a state of neglect or disuse; to restore; re-establish Webster55RevivalRenewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening Webster66The Question Is - Do we need to be revived spiritually?We must ever be on guard lest we become lukewarm and indifferent in the Lords work</p> <p>771 Cor. 10:12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. NKJV8</p> <p>8I. We Need A Revival If We Are Discouraged 1. Are we discouraged like Elijah?1 Kings 19:10and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.</p> <p>9</p> <p>9I. We Need A Revival If We Are Discouraged 1 Kings 19:18Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.</p> <p>10</p> <p>10I. We Need A Revival If We Are Discouraged It is said that a young preacher prayed in the pulpit one Lords Day: Lord, start a revival in this church, and Lord, let it begin with its preacher. Right Attitude Gus Nichols1111II. We Need A Revival If We Are DraggingIf the work of the church is slowing and dragging, we need a revivalIf your work for the Lord has slowed and lagged, you need a revival1212II. We Need A Revival If We Are DraggingHave we reached a plateau and slowed down in our work of the Lord?Illustration Weight loss plateau</p> <p>13131 Cor. 15:58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.</p> <p>14</p> <p>14Titus 3:1Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work NKJV15</p> <p>15Mt. 5:16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.</p> <p>1616III. We Need A Revival If We Are DesertingApostasy usually begins with small stepsDesert = To forsake someone or something that one ought not to leave Websters New World Dictionary, 19721717III. We Need A Revival If We Are DesertingSome Warnings Signs That We May Be Drifting From God:1818Some Warnings Signs That We May Be Drifting From God:1. Permitting evil and wickedness to increase in our lives1 Th. 5:14Warn the unrulyUnruly = disorderly; out of step</p> <p>19</p> <p>19Some Warnings Signs That We May Be Drifting From God:2. Allowing our zeal enthusiasm to decrease and grow cold3. If you heart has desires to follow the magnetic pull of the world if the evil of the world is pulling at your heartstrings</p> <p>2020Js. 4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.</p> <p>21</p> <p>21Js. 4:4Friend of the world = One whose main interests are with the world; God takes second place at best in their lives22</p> <p>22Col. 3:1-2If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.23</p> <p>23Some Warnings Signs That We May Be Drifting From God:4. If you are unconsciously drifting farther and farther away from God, duty and right</p> <p>2424Heb. 2:3How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;</p> <p>25</p> <p>25Some Warnings Signs That We May Be Drifting From God:5. If you are finding more and more pleasure in sinful things things questionable6. If you are becoming more and more impatient with others, with the church, and its work2626Some Warnings Signs That We May Be Drifting From God:If you find more pleasure in criticizing than in prayer 2727IV. The Great DangerThe danger is that in losing our zeal for serving God we become lukewarm a state that is disgusting to God2828Rev. 3:15-19I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.[16] So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.</p> <p>29</p> <p>29Rev. 3:15-19[17] Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:</p> <p>30</p> <p>30Rev. 3:15-19[18] I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; 31</p> <p>31Rev. 3:15-19and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.[19] As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.32</p> <p>32Mt. 24:12-13And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.We need to warm up so as to recognize our spiritual needs!33</p> <p>33Jer. 23:29Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?</p> <p>34</p> <p>34ReferencesThe heart of this lesson was taken from two outlines by Gus Nichols3535</p>