Prayer for a Revival   1 comment

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

This is not the first time I have read of French infidelity in my great-grandfather’s sermon outlines.  I read that as a reference to Roman Catholicism, for he was an ardent opponent of Holy Mother Church, and contexts of statements have led me to this interpretation.  I, however, hold a kinder opinion of the Roman Catholic Church.

And I have long been a Francophile.  Allons enfants de la patrie….

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 23, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Ps. 85, 6-7

1.  What is a revival?  A quickening, a pouring out of the Spirit upon the people.

2.  Why a revival?  “That thy people may rejoice in thee.”  To strengthen believers and rebuke unbelief and lead sinners into the kingdom.  To intensify interest in all the work of the church.

3.  What have revivals done?  They have saved nations by saving the individual.  Wesley’s work saved England from a “reign of terror” and Whitefield saved our nation by being overrun by infidelity from France.

4.  They are from God.  He alone can do the work needed:  no device of man can save a soul.  He must “build the house,” or man’s work is vain.  “Wilt thou not revive us again?”

5.  But men must pray for it.  “Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.”  He answers the prayer of faith.  “Call…and I will answer thee.”  Our prayers for a revival lack in constancy, are too spasmodic.  God is on the giving hand.  May showers of blessing fall upon all the people.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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