It’s 2018 – A Great Year for a Much Needed Revival

Every believer can be revived
We can have Revival now!

There has been a lot of talk about revivals in the past. Most Bible-believing preachers and evangelists will agree that we desperately need one.

We need it in our churches, our communities, and in our nation. Most of all, though, we need it in our own lives. As believers, we need to realize that it is the presence of the Holy Spirit and His power that will make a difference in our lives. Without it, we are little more than just religious people.

Having been with the living Jesus is what others noticed about the Apostles when they were brought before the council after the Resurrection (Acts 4:13). It was the power of the Spirit that made a difference in Stephen’s testimony: “And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake” (Acts 6:10).

Others take notice when you are walking in the power of the Spirit. No, I am not talking about an ecstatic experience. I am talking about being surrendered to Christ so that He can be seen through you.

In order to help bring about revival in the personal lives of believers in America, and around the globe, I have written a book called “Let the Fire Burn,” which will show you how. The key is found in II Chronicles 7:14.

Will you be one of the few Christians who helps to revive our homes, churches, communities, and beyond?

Learn more about this life-changing book here.

Bible Promise for the Day – The New Birth and Victory

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Although it can be a struggle sometimes, Christians have something that ordinary religion cannot provide. Other religions must talk about subduing the flesh or learning to ignore it, but the child of God has the Holy Spirit within to help defeat the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

Having the indwelling Holy Spirit is a real game-changer. He is never tempted to sin. In fact, He cannot sin. The key for the believer, then, is to let the Holy Spirit have control. He never forces you to do something against your will, or takes over. Your will always remains intact, which is why some believers have difficulty with sin.

This Bible verse plainly tells us that being “born of God” (or, “born again”) is the victory. We are not what we used to be (thank God!), and we are not yet all that we shall be. In Christ, though, you should be learning how to walk in the Spirit and getting the victory through Him.

One of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23) is faith. This means that if you will walk with Him, you can have the faith you need to have victory. Throughout the day, in faith look to Christ to provide you with victory and to make you aware of temptations before there is a problem – and a defeat. When faced with difficult situations, always be sure to ask Him in prayer for wisdom, guidance, and strength to do His will.

In the new birth, Christ has made us new creatures. It really is the Holy Spirit within us, and He is more than capable of leading you to victory over sin. Perfection will not occur in this life, however, but there is plenty of opportunity for growth in that direction.

Bible Promise for the Day – The Lord’s Daily Benefits

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”

The Psalmist in this chapter wants to give thanks to the Lord for His “daily” benefits. This man had learned to recognize that God is behind all the daily benefits that His people enjoy.

These blessings do not come by chance, or karma, but the Bible tells us that every good thing comes from God. He is the Source of it all.

While people, even believers, often focus on the things they do not have, it is important to see the many things we possess that money cannot buy. Once those things are recognized, and when the child of God can learn to be thankful for them, his or her joy will greatly increase, and so will their praise to God.

Even some secular leaders are recognizing the value of taking some time every day to be thankful. Of course, the Christian thanks God for it all.

Can you thank God for the daily blessings? Have you even realized that you could be in a hospital bed somewhere today, possibly dying? If you are not, God has given you health, ability to breathe, you can think, and most of you are able to work and earn money. Your heart is still ticking, you can eat, and walk. You probably live in a house that is air-conditioned, have a phone, some Christian friends, and a church to go to. In this country, you can also have and read a Bible, listen to sermons on radio, etc.

Of course, when you get thinking about it, this list is only a beginning. The Psalmist’s reaction to thinking about all these things was to offer praise to God. What a great way to start a day – recognizing that God gave us another day to live, health, and the opportunity to live today for such a good God!

The greatest blessings of all, however, are not physical ones. The Christian who seeks to do the will of God and keeps sins confessed, also experiences salvation by faith, the peace of God, access to God in prayer, His guidance, the indwelling Holy Spirit, freedom from guilt, victory over sin, and much more. Wouldn’t you agree that we have a lot of benefits to be thankful for?