PAYING THE PRICE FOR REVIVAL BECOMING A CHURCH THAT KNOWS CONTINUAL REVIVAL
•The purpose of this sermon is to get you to pray a whole lot more than you ever imagined possible.•AMEN
•The purpose of this sermon is to get you to pray a whole lot more than you ever imagined possible.•GOOD LUCK!
WHAT TYPE OF REVIVAL DO WE WANT?• The kind that takes us up and then drops us down to a much higher level than we’ve ever known before.
“HASTA QUE”• Isaiah 62• 6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, 7 And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
A FIRE THAT BURNS IN EVERY HEART• Isaiah 62• 1For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns.
A CHURCH WITH GREAT AUTHORITY• Isaiah 62 3 You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God.
A CHURCH INFATUATED WITH THE MANIFEST PRESENCE• Isaiah 62 5 For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.
THE BEGINNING• The trip from Thailand• Meeting Hua Yung in Singapore
Hello my friends and family!Im thriving here at Portland Bible College butIm also looking forward to the time God callsme home to Malaysia. We talk a lot aboutLocal church here at school and every time Ithink of you and pray for my Church SSMC.Im so excited to hear what God is doing inyour midst and I want to see it for myself. Atthe same time know that this a good season forme to grow in deeper relationship with the Lordand greater knowledge and understanding ofhis word.Much Love,Amy Goodwin
LAYING THE GROUND RULES• A LIFE CHANGING SERMON• Roy Bevan’s sermon on,• “THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST”• Deciding to only live for things that were of value in one thousand years.
HOW ARE WE DOING?• Matthew 10:42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is known to be my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly be rewarded.”• There are levels of prosperity in this world.• Shop lots and a property developer.
THIS IS GORDON BELL• Gordon Bell, aged seventy-two, of Microsoft, was among the first engineers to fashion computers into a network; who led the effort to link the world’s supercomputers and form the Internet. His digital archive contains:• a hundred and twenty-two thousand e-mails;• fifty-eight thousand photographs;• thousands of recordings of phone calls he has made;• every Web page he has visited and instant-messaging exchange he has conducted• all the activity of his desktop• books he has written and books from his library
LIFE IS ONE BIG TEST WITH ONE FINAL EXAM• Revelation 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.• 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.• Another book was opened, which is the book of life.• The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.• 13 Everyone was judged according to what they had done.
THE WEALTHIEST MAN IN THDE WORLD FROM 1995 TO 2009
LIVING YOUR LIFE NOW IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY• Matthew 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.• 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.• 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.• 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.• Scholarship rejected.
SONNY, “HERE’S TWO BILLION! THAT AUGHTA BE ENOUGH!”• Buffett once commented, "I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing"• In June 2006 he pledged US $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation making it the largest charitable donation in history.
HAVING CONFIDENCE ON THAT DAY• Revelation 22:12 Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what they have done.
OLDEST GALAXY UNCLOAKED BY HUBBLE• A galaxy located 13.2 billion light-years from Earth was recently detected as the oldest object ever detected by mankind.• The galaxy formed when the universe was just 500 million years old.• Hey Bro. That’s my Daddy!
BEING FAITHFUL WITH WHAT YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN• Matthew 25 The Parable of the Bags of Gold (Talents)• 22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’• 23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
APPLE: MORE CASH ON HAND THANTHE US TRTEASURY DEPARTMERNT
GETTING STAMPED• I COR 15 The Resurrection Body• 42 The body is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.• 53 The perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable.• 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
THERE IS A TERMINATION DATEJohn 9: 4 I must work the works of Him who sentMe while it is day; the night is coming when noone can work.
12 REASONS TO BE A CHURCH IN A STATE OFPERMANENT REVIVAL
# 1 THE BROWNSVILLE REVIVAL• The Brownsville Revival began on Father’s Day June 18, 1995 at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida.• One of the characteristics of the Brownsville Revival was a call to holiness. More than four million people are reported to have attended the meetings from its beginnings in 1995 to around 2000.• After the sermons were over, hundreds of thousands accepted the invitation to leave their seats and rush forward to a large area in front of the stage-like altar to "get right with God."• In 1993, two years before the revival began, Brownsvilles pastor John Kilpatrick, began directing his congregation to pray for revival.• On the Sunday the revival began, evangelist Steve Hill was the guest speaker. They told of "a mighty wind" that blew through the church that day.• In time, the church opened its doors for Wednesday-through-Saturday evening revival services to accommodate the thousands of people who arrived and waited in the church parking lot before dawn for a chance to enter the packed sanctuary.• Steve Hill said, "Were seeing miraculous healings and cancerous tumors disappear.”
BROWNSVILLE’S TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER MEETINGS• Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.
#2 Bethel Church, Redding, CA• In February 1996, the congregation invited Bill Johnson to lead the congregation. Johnson only had one stipulation before he was voted in; that the message would always be about revival and that the subject of revival would never change. Shortly afterwards when people in the congregation began laughing uncontrollably a mass exodus took place. An estimated 1,000 people left the church. But soon thousands more were streaming in.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw- 0wR87okY• (With sound for 3 minutes only)
# 3 HOLINESS IT’S WHAT JESUS CAME TO DO• 1 JOHN 3:5 He was manifested to take away our sins,• and• in Him there is no sin.• 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin.
ROCK STAR FAME• The first 10 dates alone for his comeback concerts titled ”This is it” would earn the singer approximately £50 million. Over one million tickets were sold in less than two hours. BUT…• Less than three weeks before the first show was due to begin in London and with all concerts being sold out, Jackson died.
WHERE DO WE WANT TO GO AS A CHURCH• Revelation 19: 7 Let us rejoice and be glad for the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s people.)• 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
AS METHODISTS WE NEED A METHOD OF OBTAINING HOLINESS• Revelation 22: 14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.• 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
IT IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN THE CORE ESSENCE OF METHODIST CHURCHES• John Wesley had a method.• “A MODEL FOR MAKING DISCIPLES JOHN WESLEY’S CLASS MEETING” by Henderson• T.A.G. Accountability Groups
# 4 DELIVERANCE AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE• 1 JOHN 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.• 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning.• For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
# 5 DIVINE HEALING MIRACLES• Wesley, “Where are thy tokens and thy signs!”• JOHN F. KENEDY “The time to fix the roof is NOT when it’s raining.”
# 6 SOULS• This truly is the greatest motivation we can have to see revival.• Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.• “filthy rich”
THE HABIT OF PRAYER• Luke 5: 16 Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.• PLOUGHING FOR ONE YEAR IN 1984• Not knowing the Manifest Presence of God but simply ploughing on.
LIVING LIKE JESUS HERE IN THIS WORLD• 1 JOHN 4: 17 As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.