8/7/2012 – “We Desperately Need Another Move Of God” – Pastor Shane Idleman

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 8/7/2012 – “We Desperately Need Another Move Of God” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

A genuine revival is God reviving His people—“Wilt thou not revive us again that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalm 85:6 KJV). Repentance if often a mark of true revival. Griffith Jones, who preached during the Welsh revivals of the 18th century, said, “The tears [of the congregation] began to flow in streams down their cheeks. Soon, they wept openly, and cried out, ‘What shall we do to be saved?’” Further, it was not uncommon for people to tremble and weep, or shout for joy under the anointed preaching of George Whitefield. Whitefield was the primary evangelist during the Great Awakening that occurred in the mid 1700s. During this time, old grudges and debts were forgiven, morality improved, many were added to the church, and there was a greater sense of the fear of the Lord…
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10-21-2011 “Has The Church Lost The Fear of the Lord? Yes!”

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-21-2011 “Has The Church Lost The Fear of the Lord? Yes!”)

(When the word “church” is used, I’m referring to the church collectively, as a whole, rather than “all” churches.)

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a pastor who suggested that these articles are written from a position of fear. I agree…I believe that these messages are timely and urgent for the vast majority. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition: “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:15-17). A healthy respect of God (fear) is what our culture, and the church, desperately need.
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10-8-2011 – How To Discern Between True And False Revivals

October 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-8-2011 – How To Discern Between True And False Revivals)

Part five in a series on genuine revival
How do we avoid false revivals? As stated before…determine if what they are teaching agrees with Scripture. For example, if one claims to be drunk in the Spirit, 1 Corinthians 14:40 tells us otherwise, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” If one lacks control, remember that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. If a claim is made that a “messenger of light” appeared with a new revelation, point to 2 Corinthians 11:14 where we find Satan transforming himself into an angel of light. If those who look to the Word are accused of quenching and grieving the Spirit, we are reminded that Jesus used the Word of God for finality, discernment, and power.
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