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When all Christian believers (the Christian Church) wake up from their slumber, look out! We have been deceived, inactive and have slept too long! Awake, arise unto righteousness! Repent of your sins, and be revived! Spread the fires of true Christian revival everywhere! For many souls are depending on you! Let us wake and be the true church (body) of Christ. Robert Woeger sounds the alarm for each and every Christian believer to experience revival.
All Scripture references in this writing are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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Robert Woeger's Introduction
Around 10:00PM on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008, something unique happened to me. I was sleeping in my bed, when I had a profound dream from the Lord. I will spare you the details, but suffice it to say that God was emphasizing a new direction for my life and ministry. It was a confirmation of messages and visions I had received many years ago. I was to be a fire-starter for revival, to take the fire of revival to many other places.
I have been blessed to have written over 30 Christian books and writings, archived many classic Christian writings which have been distributed worldwide, published and/or owned rights to over 200 Christian songs and music recordings, and been an Internet evangelist performing Internet ministry work starting about 1995. I have also preached at various churches in the U.S.A., and ministered and preached aboard various cruise ships around the world. Now where was the Lord sending me next, and what was He speaking for me to do?
I already had the mandate that God spoke to me back in January 2007, "to Deliver Hope to a Lost and Dying World," and now He added a layer to that mandate: to spread the genuine fires of revival to others as well.
Life is such a blessing and a wonderful adventure with Christ! He always has so much more for each of us to discover about Him and about the Father than we can ever conceive or imagine. He truly is Holy!
May this writing help to start fires of revival around the world for the Glory of God!
Robert Woeger, Author and Christian Minister/Evangelist
July 9th-20th, 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
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Come And Eat
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David." Isaiah 55:1-3.
"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." Isaiah 55:6-7.
Salvation is a free gift from God to all who would believe upon His Son, Jesus Christ. No one should ever charge to tell people about Salvation through Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, all too often, people think that the true ministry given by God through people should be free also. They believe ministers and evangelists should "be fed by God" and not by them. How can true revival break out, when we treat those in ministry with distrust, contempt, and with less dignity and respect than we treat unbelieving people in the world?
God is calling all of us to stop chasing after the teachings and things of this world, which do not satisfy us, and rather chase after, hunger for, and discover Him and His ways. He is a forgiving God, and wants us to come out from following after the world and the many idols that the world has ensnared us with. God is not mocked, and He requires a life of holy living, faith, honesty, and devotion from each true believer in Christ.
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6.
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33.
The Greatest Miracle Is A Soul Set Free
People seem to always chase after miracles. They love a healing service, and seeing people getting healed by God. I am all for miracles, signs, and wonders that glorify God! But we can find ourselves seeking after the miraculous for the wrong reasons, if we aren't careful. God is a miracle working God. He has healed people, answered prayer, saved souls, and restored things that were seemingly hopelessly broken.
The enemy wants us to get disillusioned with God, or otherwise to limit God in our minds, so that we can not believe Him at the proper level that we should. How many people have backslidden, who once were on fire for God? We all likely know people who once were serving God, who then "fell off the wagon."
The greatest miracle is when a soul comes to God and is set free from the bondage of sin. "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." Luke 15:10. We need to remember that soul-winning is the key focus for every Christian, or believer in Christ. We are called to share the Gospel (Good News) with as many people as possible.
If we are not careful we can relegate soul-winning to a less important activity, and focus on other things.
The focus of our Christian life needs to be solely on Christ and Christ's love. Since Jesus Christ came to save those that were lost, we should focus on this important area of the demonstration of Christ's love to others, by always being happy and ready to share the Gospel with others. We should never be unwilling, afraid, or embarrassed to share the true saving power of the Gospel, as that would be an example of not demonstrating Christ's love for a person. How selfish it would be to know the blessed truth about Christ and keep it hidden.
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." John 8:36.
We need to earnestly pray for revival among believers, and for souls to be saved by being drawn to Christ.
Only when true revival breaks out among Christians, and when there is hunger and desire for God to move, will we see a bountiful harvest of the promised fruit of souls, miracles, healings, and true disciples for Christ. Remember that the greatest miracle of all is the salvation of souls which are set free from eternal damnation!
Prayer And Ministry Of The Word
Acts 6 is clear that those who are called into ministry (such as the Apostles were) should be free to pursue two things: prayer and ministry of the Word. Everything else is a distraction (see my writing Distractions).
God wants us to fulfill the Assignment that He has uniquely assigned each one of us. Only when we discover and walk in the geographic place of our assignment from God will there be blessing and provision. If we try to do work for God out of our own flesh, we will likely fail and become disillusioned. We need to be about the Master's business, whatever that may be for you individually and corporately. Each person has a unique function in the Body of Christ. Stop trying to emulate someone else's assignment, gift, or life. We are to only emulate Christ, and Christ alone! And to do this one must include prayer and ministry of the Word.
"Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word." Acts 6:2-4.
How many pastors, evangelists, ministers, and elders have gotten too busy "running their church or ministry" that they neglect time in prayer and ministry of the Word? What is their prayer life and devotional time like? Are they hearing a fresh word from God through the Holy Spirit to edify others? Have they gotten too busy, doing things in an attempt to serve God, that they missed out on their assignment from God? No one can serve two masters. Cares of this world can choke out even the best of intentions. Repent and return to your first love, who is Christ. "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works;..." Revelation 2:4-5.
Vision For Revival
Once you have cleared your schedule, and your focus, to put Christ back in His rightful place as first in your life, then seek God for a fresh vision of what you are supposed to do to help accomplish the revival plans God has for today. Ask God to expand your vision for revival to not only include your community, but also your state, nation, and the entire world. Seek through prayer, God's plan for you to intercede for others.
Lift up Israel. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." Psalm 122:6.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish:..." Proverbs 29:18.
It is not for us to complain about people and world events, but rather for us to pray for people and the world. There is a whole world in need of hope through Christ. Many people are apart from Christ and going to Hell.
Requirements For True Revival
Once you have received from God a true vision for revival, through prayer and meditation on His Word, you must seek Him for His requirements for the revival to break out. God sovereignly pours out revival where He desires. We can not "force revival," any more than we can force it to rain on demand, but we can prepare a highly charged atmosphere, through prayer, worship, and hungering after God, that will be ready to spark and receive the true fire of revival, once God decides in His sovereignty that it is time for revival in a place.
God is seeking those believers that would invest time into preparing the way for revival. Seeds must be sown in advance by someone for there to be a time for harvest (of souls). Prayer, worship, and meditation on God are great at planting seeds, and will cause an environment to be changed to be receptive to receiving revival.
When we energize the atmosphere, by having faith for revival, we are actually inviting God to move in a life or a geographic place. Our hunger, respect and appreciation for God (through prayer and worship) will not go unnoticed by Him for long. Sometimes we must "break through" things in the Spirit that are otherwise blocking or preventing true revival from breaking out. We must pursue God and tarry until we see the fruits of revival breaking out. We must hunger and thirst after God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33, 5:6). "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9.
There is no greater love than laying down one's life for one's friends. "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:12-13. Jesus wants us to be so concerned with souls being restored and revived back to the Father through His Great Sacrifice. We are to show His great love to others, by helping them receive and be partakers of Salvation, the ultimate gift of His Love. "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:10. For more information about the importance of showing the proper love and respect to others, and to God, see my Pieces Of Love writing.
Just like you can not easily light something that is wet with a spark, so also a person or a place that needs revival must be dry, and be prepared, and be receptive to receive the spark of revival. There must be true hunger in the Spirit, for God to move, and for the fire to properly catch and be kindled there. When people are content in their own selves, and they see no need or desire for God, they are like a place that is very wet.
They are not ready or prepared for revival. They seem content to wallow in their sins. "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" Galatians 3:1. See also Acts 7:51 and Deuteronomy 10:16.
But when a people in a place are hungry for God, and desperate for Him to move, there is no stopping the true fire of revival from falling on them and consuming the place. God delights in people who hunger for Him and for His righteousness (Matthew 5:6). He longs to fill us up with His righteousness and His love.
People must have a desire for God to move, and for the true change that only He can bring. There must a true reverence for God among the people. God is seeking those with a pure and contrite heart. Humility is a prerequisite for God to move in a revival. A puffed up, prideful person can not expect God to move or hear.
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." Psalm 51:17. "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him." 2 Chronicles 16:9a. "Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God." 1 John 3:21.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." Psalm 51:10-11.
Purity is essential to following God! "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8.
Vessels Of Love
All true Christian believers are to be vessels of Christ's love in every area of our life. Without Christ's true love in us being demonstrated outward to others, we are sterile Christians who can not currently reproduce spiritually. Jesus commanded us to go and preach the good news to all in the world. "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." Mark 16:15-16. We can only impart and demonstrate His love to others, when we properly realize the importance of our assignment to be vessels of His hope and love to a lost and dying world. Every thought, action and word that we sow should be a reflection of Christ's love. There are so many souls dependent on seeing the reflection of Christ's love through us so they may be saved.
Alignment To God's Purpose
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:18-20.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9.
God is waiting for us to get aligned to His purpose through Jesus Christ for this world and for our lives. We need to have a hunger for souls and love one another, being vessels of His love. We need His revival vision.
People perish for the lack of the true knowledge of God. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6.
Ignorance of God's laws, commands, and instructions is no excuse! You can't say I didn't know. One day all people will have to give an account for their deeds done here on Earth to God, The Creator Of The Universe.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Corinthians 5:10.
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Hebrews 10:31.
We must therefore strive to learn of God and of Christ, so that we may know the very heartbeat of God -- what He likes and what He dislikes, what is sin and what is evil, how to overcome through Christ's blood, and how to live a victorious life for Him. We must abide so close to Christ that we will become properly aligned with His will and His ways. For apart from Christ we are nothing! But we should know, and walk in the confidant assurance that, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13.
That is why a consistent, daily prayer and devotional life is so important, and why I publish quality Christian books, writings, and resources, to help bless people to strengthen and develop their relationship with Him. You can have at your disposal a great wealth or library of resources, but if they stay unused (collecting dust), then what good are they to you? Christian resources can be like faith -- they can be very good, but if they are not combined with work, then they do not produce much, or any, good fruit. You must use the tools that God has blessed you with to learn more about Him, and stay in proper alignment with His purpose. The failure to wisely use your Bible, and Christian writings, sermons and media, is poor stewardship of your allotted time here on Earth. Remember that faith without works is dead. You must exercise and properly feed your faith, just like you need to exercise and provide proper nutrition for your muscles and your body.
"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." James 2:14-19.
The harvest of souls is ripe. We need to pray to the Lord for more workers to work in the fields, to properly bring in His Harvest. The purpose of revival is to bring the dead back to life, both spiritually and physically.
"And Jesus went about... teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest." Matthew 9:35-38 (see Luke 10:2).
"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." John 4:35-38.
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:7.
It does not matter who gets credit for bringing a soul to Christ, as we are not here to boast of our own works in the winning of souls! We must be yielded, humble, and obedient vessels that are fit for the Master's use!
When we stop trying to build our own "little kingdoms," and rather yield to the Master Plan which Christ has for the world, we will find it much easier, satisfying, and pleasurable to hunger and seek after God. Stop trying to "count souls" and take credit here on Earth for your accomplishments. Your reward is in Heaven.
I thank God for all the men and women who went before me to sow and plant seeds into the Kingdom of God. I thank those who sowed into my life, directly or indirectly, so that I could come to a saving knowledge of Christ, and grow in learning His ways. I have been redeemed from the Hell fire, and transformed into the Kingdom of His Marvelous Light. May we conduct ourselves here on Earth in a manner pleasing to God!
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king." 1 Peter 2:9-17.
We are to be about continually sowing good seeds that glorify Christ. We should use a portion of the finances and other resources we have been given to help advance the Kingdom of God. Our time belongs solely to Him, and must be used properly to maximize the return on the "talents" that He has bestowed us with.
We should have a harvest of abundance that may be used as the Holy Spirit directs. Money and time are not to be used to indulge our fleshly desires, but rather to lift up the Name of Jesus. Businessmen and women should be a blessing to the ministry and the Body of Christ. We all have different talents and assignments here on Earth. We should use our gifts and talents to help those of the household of faith (Galatians 6:10). We should spot true, genuine needs and fill them as led by the Spirit of God, and focus on the winning of souls.
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30.
Seeds Were Designed To Multiply
The seeds of salvation, revival, hope, love, and faith were designed to be properly planted in the hearts of men and women all around the world. Once a seed is planted, it is designed to be watered, protected, and nurtured, until it is ready to bear fruit, and then it will spread out seeds to start growth in the hearts of others. This explosion of growth should be exponential. I call it exponential evangelism. It starts in the heart of one person, then, if that person is obedient to tell others about the hope of Christ through salvation, it can really start multiplying exponentially. The 1 becomes 4, then 8, then 16, then 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, and then 1024.
If every person who received Christ as their Lord and Savior, told three other people, soon millions would know of Christ's wonderful gift to man. That is why the enemy fights so hard to prevent people from sharing Christ with the world. He knows the danger of exponential evangelism to sweep people out of the pits of sin.
It is our job to keep the flames of revival hot, and not let them be quenched by anything or anyone. Soul winning must be covered with much prayer and intercession, as it has the potential to produce tremendous results for advancing the Kingdom of God, by setting many free from the bondages of sin and Hell.
Inviting The Holy Spirit
We must be careful not to attempt to "do our own revival" out of the works of our flesh. Just because someone says it is time for revival, or "we always have a revival this time of year," does not mean that God is in the revival. All true revivals must have their foundation upon and be birthed by the precious Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit always reveals and lifts up Jesus Christ to those who need a true Savior, Lord, and King.
When we likewise lift up Jesus Christ, we demonstrate to the world that we are His. When the true light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is shown to the world, how can they hide, and what excuse do they have, not to be saved by His action of love? "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." Romans 5:8-10.
We invite the Holy Spirit to move -- through our reverence, our worship, and our hunger for God to move. Ask the Father to send the precious Holy Spirit into your midst to lift up His Son, Jesus Christ, and to open blind eyes. Ask for the necessary measure of the Peace of God, which can only be found in His Presence, to be extremely evident in the revival meetings. Ask Him to pour out His Spirit to overflowing, so that lives will never be the same, and so that people will be converted and saved. Never start to minister without Him.
Do not rush your meetings, especially when the Holy Spirit starts to move, by the tangible demonstration of the Presence Of God. We should never try to control or hurry revival meetings, but rather we should "take our hands off," and allow Him to be in charge of every service, so that His Perfect Will may be done. Flesh profits nothing, by itself, but yielded flesh subject to the Holy Spirit of God profits immeasurably.
The Holy Spirit knows the fullness of what He is doing -- we do not! We must be the yielded vessels of Christ's love that He has destined us to be, nothing more, and nothing less. Stop trying to control God!
Remove All Sin From The Camp
Sin is dangerous, and can be deadly, if it is not repented of. It causes a breach in your relationship with God. God can not tolerate any sin in His Presence. Habakkuk 1:13a. Sin results in separation from God.
Sin is often sneaky, and tries to work its way into your mind, heart, head, health, and your life. It's ultimate goal is your eternal destruction. Sin wants you to be disqualified from spending eternity with God.
Any unrepented sin will prevent us from walking in the glory and righteousness that God has planned for us. How can there be true revival if there is sin in the camp? The purpose of revival is to bring us back to life, so that we may be restored to proper alignment and relationship with God. We need to humble ourselves before God, and repent of all our sins, through Jesus Christ, so that we may each have the penalty forgiven for all our sins. We must boldly go before Him, in faith, so that we may obtain grace, mercy, and right standing with God.
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16.
Once our sins are forgiven by God, through Jesus Christ, we can then seek after a deeper relationship with Him. The gifts and callings of God are given so that we may bless others, and help them to know Him also.
Sin blocks revival from "breaking out," but forgiven sin creates an atmosphere where revival can truly grow. When people believe God, appreciate Him for forgiving sins, and humble themselves, all things are possible! "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." Mark 9:23.
We Must Be So God Focused That Nothing Else Matters
Our vision and focus must be solely fixed on Christ. My favorite quote is "I am nothing. He is everything." Without Christ being the head, and our first love, we are nothing. Nothing else should take His rightful place.
Anything else that exalts itself ahead of God and Christ is an idol. We are engaging in idolatry if we allow anything to take the place of God in our lives. This includes entertainment, church, sports, activities, music, or any other person or thing.
Unity Is Essential
There is power in unity. The devil knows that the day Christians join together in love and unity, that he is finished exercising control over their lives. We should pray for one another without ceasing, and for revival.
The last thing the enemy wants is for us to come together in unity, with one purpose, to see Jesus Christ lifted up for all to see, so that souls may experience the true saving power of the Gospel. Lifting up Jesus in one accord and unity should be our purpose, and the focus of our prayers, to see Christ glorified in the world.
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." John 12:32.
Things To Watch Out For
There are many things to watch out for that will serve to limit God moving the way He desires in our lives. They also can serve to choke out true revival from happening or continuing. Be diligent to watch out for these things appearing in your life or the lives of people around you. Nip them in the bud once you see them.
Never permit them to grow or be in your presence. See my writing titled Limiting God for more help.
1. Rebellion is like the sin of witchcraft. Watch out for it, and flee from anyone who incites rebellion.
2. Avoid all manner of distractions. Distractions keep us from flowing properly and focusing on God.
3. Watch our for hostile people. They only serve to upset others and draw them away from God.
4. Failure to love and desire Jesus. We must be careful never to waver in loving Jesus Christ or to love souls.
5. Failure to reverence and have proper respect for God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
6. Failure to feed and provide proper nourishment and protection for the Lord's Sheep. "Feed My Sheep."
7. Failure to yield to the Spirit of God. We must listen to God, and respect His anointing and His ministers.
8. Failure to commune with Christ on a continual basis.
9. Failure to pray, communicate, and have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
10. Watch out for becoming so self-minded that we are no Earthly good.
11. Be on the constant lookout for people and things that cause disunity in the Body of Christ.
12. Be careful to avoid "programs of man," but rather seek the Presence of God.
13. Be about making disciples that would instill the discipline of Christ into the lives of people.
14. Be patient in all things, and try to not do the job of the Holy Spirit. Rather, be led by the Holy Spirit.
15. Failure to seek godly direction, counsel, and wisdom. Seek wise counsel from God and trusted believers.
16. Stop looking at the church as a building, but rather as a Body of Believers who are "called out ones."
17. Watch out for pride. We need a walk of humility. See my writing War On Humility for more help.
18. Remember that the Gospel is the Power of God unto salvation. Always seek God's Peace and Presence.
19. Watch out for having hardness of heart! Also watch out for unforgiveness toward others.
20. Be careful not to choke on the cares of life! Life's cares can push out your relationship with Christ!
21. Having apathy, lethargy, and being too busy, can severely limit revival. Do not forget about the blood!
Keeping the fires of revival burning is essential to causing a true change in society. As long as there is revival taking place, then people will hunger and seek after God, and they will be blessed and walk in protection. "Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19. Once the fires of revival are quenched and go out, then sin and all manner of evil things come back and try to take over.
The goal is to properly continue feeding the fires of revival so that all evil is kept away and at bay. Just like a burning campfire in the woods tends to keep dangerous animals away from the camp, so do fires of revival serve to keep the enemy away from a place where the revival is going on. The enemy hates the true light and longs for darkness to cover its evil deeds. That is why our focus is so important to maintaining the revival. We are not to ever take God for granted in any way, nor ever put anyone or anything in His rightful place.
The enemy wants us to follow after distractions, idolatry, rebellion, sins, witchcraft, and seducing spirits. We must avoid all temptations to sin, otherwise we will become separated from God. Sin is just not worth it!
We need to spread and support true Christian revival all over the world. This includes giving of your time, talents, gifts, and money. You should be sowing seeds for revival each and every day in all that you do for Him. Be totally led by the Holy Spirit in all that you give, so that your work and giving are well-balanced and entirely directed by the Holy Spirit. We have no greater cause than winning souls.
Invest in the Kingdom of God. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21. "... he that winneth souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30.
Expectation Charges The Atmosphere
God wants us to expect Him to move and revive us! There is a blessing in expecting God to move and in diligently seeking Him. God is pleased when we believe Him and expect Him to move.
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6.
"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.
As overwhelming as it may seem, there is nothing that can bring greater joy than participating in true revival. My prayer is that you will grab hold of these truths, and start spreading them to impact the world for Christ. Much useful information to help with starting and maintaining true revival is contained in my other writings. I highly recommend that you read each and every writing, as you will find that they fit together well and will help bless a Christian revival. They tackle subjects like Distractions, Warning Against Rebellion, and Sins.
May God bless you as you read, study, teach, and apply the
things you have learned.
May true revival that glorifies Christ break out all over the world for His Name's Sake.
Robert Woeger, your partner in prayer for revival.