One of the many indicators of spiritual revival is hunger and thirst for the presence of God. In order to reach a place of over satisfaction we need to continue longing for God.
The benefits of longing for God's presence:
1. True and lasting satisfaction
2. Problems are solved and avoided
3. Change and transformation happen in us
4. We become tools in God's hands
Fri, Aug 05, 2016
When the Holy Spirit comes, He comes to do a major work in our lives. When there is lack of conviction of the Holy Spirit there is no regeneration. Everything that is received through prayer can only be sustained through prayer. The enemy will always want to quench or stop your prayer life. When God heals you, there is total healing. Through the conviction of the Holy Spirit, you will know what to do.
Thu, Aug 04, 2016
When a man meets with God, there is something that must happen in that person’s life – God has a great impact on your life. When people look at your life there will see that God has indeed touched your life. Let the Holy Spirit deal with your life – an intimate relationship, fellowship with the Holy Spirit. There is a special portion for God’s anointing for each person – an equal measure. Every one of us has been blessed, baptized and are equally important to God. We should all press in for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The level of expectation determines the level of receptions. When the Spirit comes into your life there is a beginning of endless possibilities.
Unity – “With one accord” Any church that is going to experience revival must understand the power of unity for revival. The anointing flows if there is harmony and peace. If there is unity, nothing can stop what God has planned for the church. When the church gets to the point of spiritual unity, there is nothing that can stop the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Steadfastly, consistently fellowshipping together – this is an environment for breakthroughs, miracles and for the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit and prayer cannot be separated. Where there is no prayer the Holy Spirit is not welcomed. The word of God is the only language heaven responds to, therefore your prayer must be the confession of the word of God. Wisdom comes from the depth of His word.
Revival is a great need for the present day church. Revival is the manifestation of God's intense presence dwelling among His people. In revival we see the manifest presence of God - we can feel His presence. Key factors leading to revival - 1. Spiritual hunger & thirst for more of God in your life - hunger for the presence, power & glory of God 2. Prayer - every outpouring of the Holy Spirit was preceded by prayer
Redemption means 'purchasing back, buying back'. Benefits of Redemption: 1. Total forgiveness of our sins - redemption has removed the barrier of the sin factor 2. New nature & Identity - the powerlessness is not your inheritance 3. Righteousness - your righteousness will change your prayer life 4. Sonship 5. Healing through the blood of Jesus Christ 6. Freedom and deliverance 7. Peace
Fri, Jan 15, 2016
Our final destination December 31 is growth. The vital questions will be "How much did I grow?", "Which area did I grow?" and "Am I happy with my growth" We need to take certain roads that lead us to growth 1. Purity - How pure am I? 2. Trust - Trust God that He will take you to your destination 3. Consecration - Give yourself to God, all of you 4. Grace - Grace to function in your life 5. Relationship - Life does not work without relationship 6. Responsibility - Whatever you do, play your role and take full responsibility 7. Jesus - Whatever you do, Christ must be at the centre of it all
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Just as God has entrusted a woman to carry a child in a womb, God has entrusted the church with souls. As a womb provides growth for the child for 9 months, the church is an environment for the people of God to grow and reach maturity. If the people of God do not grow, then it becomes a problem. It is important for us to realise that if we do not sit (in the same church), we do not grow – Learn to sit until God makes you stand. It is the responsibility of the elders to be alert and pray for the church. The devil wants to disconnect the relationship between the church and the leadership. Be alert! Do not let the devil disconnect you from the leadership.
Grace does not take account our background, what we have or our abilities. In grace, God reveals His love to His people the demonstration of His love. The love of God cannot be compared or understood. The grace of God is beyond our understanding. If you do not believe, the grace will be ineffective in your life.