Repent!

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 KJV

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of the most gifted and talented musicians and performers in the world perform here.

Many are professing Christians but seldom or never enter a house of worship to give honor and thanksgiving to the Lord.

No wonder God spoke to me this way:
“You invite me into your bars, your discos, your show rooms, your house, and I come because I want to be with you. I want your friends and followers to hear of My love for them.

Why, then, won’t you come to My house when I invite you? Is there no time in your busy schedule to gather around Me at My altars? Has the world, your career, your show, your gig, caused you to be so busy that you have no time for a sabbath rest?

Is the condition of My house of no concern to you? Are not My people your people?

Repent lest I remove the light from your house and you stand and perform in darkness and know it not.”

. . . Samson . . . said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. Judges 16:20 KJV


Choose 


But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord .
Jeremiah 12:17 KJV

God is calling the people of our great nation to return to Him, the God of our fathers, before He must destroy us. Our Constitution is a biblically based document suitable only for the governance of a righteous people.

The evil seen manifest in our city, nation, and the world is the result of godlessness.  It is the result of a people who have turned their back on God and His Son, Jesus the Christ.

The heart of man is exceedingly wicked without the Lordship of Christ Jesus and the conviction of the Holy Spirit. All need a supernatural heart trasplant.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Romans 3:23 KJV

Our only hope to save the civilized world is to repent and yield to God in Christ.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV


Foundations


“If the foundations [of a godly society] are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 AMP

The foundations of a society are easily eroded if the people of God become complacent and lose their zeal for righteousness.

The only way to restore the foundations is to begin by repenting and crying out for the mercy of God. Then, “Whatsoever He says, do it!”

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

Then, having done all stand in faith believing.


Yielded

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.  Proverbs 1:23 KJV

Unfortunately, much of the church today is walking in rebellion to the biblical standard set by God. Everyone seems to be doing “what is right in their eyes” and refuse to acknowledge their need for repentance and obedience. 

No wonder the church is powerless and using showmanship to gather and keep crowds.
The Holy Spirit’s anointing and susequent revelation comes as we yield to the correction of the Lord. As we do we will experience God’s holy presence, His power, and insight into the mysteries of His kingdom glory.

Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. Psalms 80:3 KJV

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 

1 John 3:2‭-‬3 KJV


Gospel

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Hearing the Gospel should pierce the conscience and cut the heart of the sinner, calling them to repentance.

The hearing of the delivering, life giving Word of God should elicit the response, ” What must we do?”

The Gospel call is to bring the sinner out of darkness into the marvelous light of God. It is a confrontive Word that offers hope, deliverance, and healing. It gives direction to the lost, light in the darkness, and stability to the unstable.

Don’t settle for less than the whole Gospel, “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” that is able to save your soul.


Revival

7 R’s of Revival

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15 (KJV)

The Lord desires to revive the spirit of His Church, His precious ones; the humble, the contrite ones. He wants them refreshed, renewed, revived and revitalized to the degree that they will begin to impact the whole world with their demeanor. Revival actually comes in stages to the individual before it breaks suddenly upon the Church.

First –

There must be Recognition. Each of us as individuals must recognize the need for a revival of our first love for the Lord (Rev. 2:4,5). We must come to a place where we realize that we have lost something we cherish. There must also be desire for more of God, more of His Personal presence in our every day lives )Psa. 42:1). There must needs be a willingness to accept that we could be wrong, out of order, blind in some critical area that is hindering us (Rev. 3:16,17). This necessitates our opening up to the loving critique of, not only the Holy Spirit, who we are prone to block from dealing with touchy areas, but to another person who is able to see in our blind areas and through our deceptive self protective devices (Hebrews 13:17; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:5).

Second –

When confronted with the deceit of our own perception we must then be Receptive to the insightful correction that God has brought by our trusted observer. The danger is that, if exposure is threatening, we will ignore the insight of another and refuse to receive the necessary correction to set us back on course (Heb. 3:7-13).

Third –

There must be a Repentant heart. Recognizing that we have fallen from our first love, that we have lost focus or have drifted into self deception, is only a first step toward revival. We must turn from our present course and return to the place where we allow the Holy Spirit to rekindle the fire that once heated our faith and walk (Rev. 3:15).

7 Times he sneezed

And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 2 Kings 4:34-35 (KJV)

Like the prophet of old, the Lord has put His mouth upon the mouth of His Church, and His eyes upon her eyes, and His hands upon her hands: yes, He has stretched Himself upon us until we have expelled every Breath hindering sin and inhaled His Life into our whole being (Rev. 2:1-3:22).

Fourth –

True repentance requires that we Release our hold on the dead life-style and habits that are contrary to the will and way of God. We are to put off the sin that so deftly clings to us (Ephes. 4:22; Col. 3:8). Too often this is the place where we falter and cut ourselves off from God’s highest and best.

Fifth –

We must allow ourselves to be Restored by the life giving breath of God. Every broken relationship, hope, plan, dream or vision must once again yield itself to the restorative life that flows into our spirit, soul and body.

Sixth –

Everything that is old must be Replaced with that which is new . God wants to touch our ideas, concepts, traditions and perceptions. All of which must now begin to conform to the light of the Word of God that, heretofore, we had refused to admit. Old wineskins must give way to the new The cold becomes hot. Lukewarm vanishes in the new found fire. Apathy is cast aside and replaced with the passion of our first love experience with Christ. (Mk. 2:21,22; Luk. 5:36).

Seventh –

The Refreshing streams of the Spirit begin to flow and God manifests in the midst of His people.

This is Revival.