Do you think there is going to be a revival in the church in America or in the world? If so what will it look like? If not, why? Is God done with this nation? Are we going to be destroyed? Are we going to see miracles again? Is this the end for us? Are we finished?……….

Do I think there is going to be a revival in the church in America or the World?

Mark 16:15

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He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

I do not believe in revival. Revival is not a term used in the bible, at all. The definition of revival is the following:

re·viv·al
rəˈvīvəl/
noun
  1. an improvement in the condition or strength of something.
    “a revival in the fortunes of the party”
    synonyms: improvement, recovery, rallying, picking up, amelioration, turn for the better, upturn, upswing, resurgence

    According to this definition I do believe in improvement, recovery, and a turn for better in the church. So I guess in a sense I believe in revival. Revival though according to most believers involves a massive breakout of signs and wonders from heaven. Many think of the healing of many diseases. Some older christians see it as people running to the alter crying over their sins.  I believe in all of these things.

    I think all of these are as vital to the body of Christ as the organs in the human body! I recently finished an awesome book on this subject by Author, Dr. Jonathan Welton, titled, “Normal Christianity”. In the book Jonathan writes:

    “Once more, everything that we called revival, the New Testament teaches as Normal Christianity. I believe in Normal Christianity.”

    This concept of not believing in revival was extremely offensive to me at first. As I read on Jonathan goes on to explain that all these things that we “press in” for “contend” for are all good things, but from a biblical perspective they should be normal in the lives of believers.

    The book of acts is not a nice magic show that suddenly ends. It is a reality that Jesus gave us access to. I then had to examine my own life and realize I was an abnormal christian. I now do not believe in revival, but I do believe in normal, and abnormal christianity. Jesus set a standard, not just morally, but also supernaturally for us to live up to and even surpass. SURPASS!? Yes surpass, check out this scripture:

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    “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”

    Is God done with this nation?

    I do not believe God is even close to done with America! I believe there is a hunger stirring in the hearts of believers for “Normal Christianity” again. People are done doing church! Thats right, I said it.

    Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding California, made a statement in the documentary by Wanderlust Films and Darren Wilson, He said, “Jesus didn’t die and resurrect for us to do church”. That statement when I heard it really resonated with me. It actually cut me to the heart if I am truthful.

    I believe God is just getting started with America. We are a very young country if you think about it from an historical perspective. I meet people all of the time that think America is getting worse and worse. Most of these people inundate themselves with Fox News, CNN, or some other 24 hour news cycle. I find it interesting that most of these same people, that could recite to you the political rhetoric of the hour, couldn’t tell you one testimony of supernatural power that they have read or seen in the last week, month, or in extreme cases years.

    This is a sad reality across the church in America. The Bible tells us:

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    “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.”

    Keep your eye single and full of light, when in many of these cases we have done the exact opposite. The news does not impress God and it should not impress us! All things are possible for us who believe. The real reality that you will not see on the nightly news is that multitudes are coming to know Jesus, the sick are being healed at an epidemic rate, and even the dead are being raised…….all by NORMAL Christians.

    Lets stop being abnormal. Check out this testimony:

     God is not impressed with cancer. We shouldn’t be either! Make a resolve in your heart to go after EVERYTHING Jesus paid for. Let us stop waiting idle for God to pour out sovereignly. He is waiting for you to awaken to the fire that is inside of you. Ask Him to breathe on that fire that is deep within you. Wait on Him he is so faithful. He wants to use you the same way He has used those we read about in scripture. Today is your day to be Revival. Today is your day to be Normal!

     

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