"If We Want Revival First Comes Repentance" by Tim kinchen

Revival has a purpose, Its not just so we can feel good and go home. Its drawing nigh unto God so that we, as THE CHURCH, can fulfill his purpose. Unrepented sin stands between us and communion with God. God says in his word he simply can’t look upon it, therefore we can’t function like he wants us too in his will. How can we when our lines of Communication are cut off.

As Christians we are quick to beat our chest and say “God you need to send Revival“, but are we looking inward searching out and asking The Lord to reveal, daily, those thing‘s that are corrupting our minds and bodies and separating us from the presence of God.

In the Old Testament a Priest with unrepented sin in his life was not allowed to go into the Holy of Holies to offer sacrifices to God or he would be killed instantaneously. I believe this is a type and shadow of the separation (spiritual death) from God that we suffer in today’s Christian life with intentional unrepented sin in our lives. We wonder why our prayers are not being heard, and why we can’t feel the presence of the Lord.

You want Revival ??? Then its time for some separation!!

How Can we commune with God when we have gorged our minds on trash being emitted from a television set. The watching of Television programming is not a sin within its self, but as Christians we need to develop a sense of when its time to turn the channel. When I have truly been seeking God, I can’t turn one on without the Holy Ghost inside of me being grieved, but the more you sit and watch programming unbecoming to the word you feel less conviction because you are feeding the flesh the trash it likes and the spirit man becomes weaker and weaker.

You may say that repentance is for sinners and I’m saved, but I say to you as long as you are robed in flesh you will fight the sin nature. It is important to remember though that the only way to fight the flesh is through faith in Christ and his finished work at Calvary. When you fall, repent and move on!

Paul said in Corinthians that he dies daily. Leading me to believe that, as great a Man of God as he was, he had to repent daily. “Dies” referring to putting the flesh to death in a spiritual sense. The act of Repentance achieves this desired end.

Will Add scriptual backup soon, but first I would like to give you a chance to add some!

2 comments

  • Maggie Kimble Bernard

    Maggie Kimble Bernard

    It has taken me almost 50 years to begin to understand the "die unto self" part of walking with Jesus. Until a few months ago I considered it impossible for me. Oh, how I admired people who seemed to have accomplished that impossible task. But me . . . For years I've prayed, "Lord, show me how to die unto self." What He has shown me, and continues to reveal to me, is that dying unto self, drawing close to God, projecting the image of Christ in my daily walk is . . . now, this is such a totally foreign concept that took a great mind to figure out (mine--so we know everyone can grasp it); one word -- CHOICE. God created us with a will. We choose to use our will to follow the flesh or to draw nigh to our Savior. We choose to turn off that TV and study God's word. We choose to dwell on thoughts that are not becoming to a follower of Christ. I tend to get long-winded, so I'll end with this; when faced with a circumstance or situation you are unsure of, ask yourself this--will my choice bring honor and glory to God? Will it edify, encourage, and lift up others? Will the world se Christ in what I do or say? Then make the right choice.

    It has taken me almost 50 years to begin to understand the "die unto self" part of walking with Jesus. Until a few months ago I considered it impossible for me. Oh, how I admired people who seemed to have accomplished that impossible task. But me . . .

    For years I've prayed, "Lord, show me how to die unto self." What He has shown me, and continues to reveal to me, is that dying unto self, drawing close to God, projecting the image of Christ in my daily walk is . . . now, this is such a totally foreign concept that took a great mind to figure out (mine--so we know everyone can grasp it); one word -- CHOICE.

    God created us with a will. We choose to use our will to follow the flesh or to draw nigh to our Savior. We choose to turn off that TV and study God's word. We choose to dwell on thoughts that are not becoming to a follower of Christ.

    I tend to get long-winded, so I'll end with this; when faced with a circumstance or situation you are unsure of, ask yourself this--will my choice bring honor and glory to God? Will it edify, encourage, and lift up others? Will the world se Christ in what I do or say? Then make the right choice.

  • Tammy Pouliot

    Tammy Pouliot

    We are starting our revival on Sunday thru Wed. and the Lord has made it possible for me to go. Wed. was my first ime back in church God's house in a year so this is special and I truly need arevival today. Isn't funny how God knows just what we need. I am truly blessed to have Him as my friend and Hevenally Father

    We are starting our revival on Sunday thru Wed. and the Lord has made it possible for me to go. Wed. was my first ime back in church God's house in a year so this is special and I truly need arevival today. Isn't funny how God knows just what we need. I am truly blessed to have Him as my friend and Hevenally Father

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