Conditions of a Revival   1 comment

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Above:  Mohawk Valley, 1900-1912

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Acts 3, 19 (Latter Clause)

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

–Acts 3:19, Authorized Version

1.  Seasons of refreshing have characterized the church in all ages.  Mountain visions along with valleys of service.

2.  God is anxious to visit His people.  He would pour out a blessing such as there is not room to contain.  He is much concerned for us.

3.  But there are conditions to be met.

(a)  He comes not uninvited.  Knocks but waits till we open the door.

(b)  Men must repent and draw near to Him.  He comes along a prepared way to a prepared people.  Obstacles must be given up.  God has made ready; now man must do the same.  Ours is the trouble.  We invite our guests into a prepared room; so we must renounce sin as we ask Him into our hearts.

4.  “That so there may come seasons of refreshing.”  This is the object of His calling us to repent.  They will come if we meet the conditions.  God waits to be gracious.  He is willing, waiting.  Will we look up?  He will blot out our sins and give us the spirit.

O for a mighty turning to God!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted June 23, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 A-F, Luke-Acts

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