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The Cry for Revival

One crucial question we need to consider is where the church of America should be spiritually, or more importantly, where our church should be spiritually. Are we being who God has called us to be?

This question has been on my mind for some time now, and I have come to what I feel is the answer: We need to cry out to God and ask for revival. The church of America has been in a state of decline, and passion is being replaced with apathy. We blame those who come against the church instead of seeing that we are to blame. Revelation 3:15-16 states, “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.” This is a quick reminder that God places us in a place of obligation to fan the flame and keep our hearts on fire for the Lord. We must hold to the urgency that God is the only answer. Revival can only come by us falling on our faces before Him. It cannot be manufactured or created by our ideas but only made possible by the very presence of God. The hunger for more of God is not an emotional experience but a steadfast devotion for God to touch our churches so that the gospel might be heard. Revival happens through our passion for God to move in our church and for God's presence moving powerfully. When this happens, those who do not attend church hear about the mighty move of the Holy Spirit, and His mighty work completely transforms lives.

So how do we fan the flame of revival? 2 Timothy 1:6 says, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” We must fan the flame. Let us return to the altar of the Lord and seek His face like never before. Pour out your Spirit, oh Lord, on our church so the impact might forever change our community.

Pastor Benaiah Snider


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