"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Why Revival Tents?

That’s an easy one.

Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.”
(Psalms 118:15 ESV)

So, another question: Why do “revivals” have so little effect on culture, both popular and religious?

That’s another easy one. The word “revival” no longer means lighting God’s holy fire under the church, as it once did. Nowadays, Christian pew-sitters may invite their unsaved friends to glitzy Revival Crusades so they’ll “get saved,” while said pew-sitters take their prayer-warrior’s places next to their heathen friends to pray them into conviction and a trip down the sawdust trail.

Problem is, the Christians are so busy praying for their heathen friends that they fail to apply the message to themselves. Sure, they’re saved, but they’re also spiritually drowning in pop-culture and entertainment, too busy to allow God’s Word to wash their minds and hearts of all the cr … I mean, garbage … that prevents God’s holiness from shining through them as the bright beacon its supposed to be.

Not even God can “revive” what was never alive, as that’s not what the word means. But he does give life to the spiritually dead … as I was once … and restoration to those who are dying on the vine, if they really want it.

Bottom line? The church needs revival to do the work to which God called us. Pray for true revival, then be the first to show God’s YES.


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