Is a Great Revival Coming to America?

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PREFACE

All Scripture references are from the King James Version Holy Bible

 

The Holy Bible says:

 

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

 

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 1:37

 

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Mark 9:23

 

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:6

 

God’s Wrath against Sin

(Jeremiah 6:10-21; Jeremiah 25:15-33; Jonah 1:4-10; Acts 27:13-26)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Romans 1:18-32

 

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

James 1:13

 

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; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 2:4-7

 

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

1 Timothy 4:1

 

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3

 

The Dangers of Unbelief

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Hebrews 3:12-19

 

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

 

I believe all things are possible with and through God. I believe there is no limit to the power of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. I believe. I know Nineveh and others throughout history repented and were spared, were ‘revived’ as it were.

I do not doubt God, God’s ability and power, God’s greatness. God’s ‘reviving’ or ‘refreshing’ those who turn to Him in sincere repentance knowing their sins and abandoning those sins and turning to God anew.

Here is an excerpt from the article below:

As Charles Finney said, “A revival always includes conviction of sin on the part of the Church. Backslidden [Christians] cannot wake up and begin right away in the service of God, without deep searchings of heart. The fountains of sin need to be broken up. In a true revival, Christians are always brought under such conviction; they see their sins in such a light that often they find it impossible to maintain a hope of their acceptance with God. It does not always go that extent, but there are always, in a genuine revival, deep convictions of sin, and often cases of abandoning all hope.”

Finney also explained that, “A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God. Just as in the case of a converted sinner, the first step is a deep repentance, a breaking down of heart, a getting down into the dust before God, with deep humility, and a forsaking of sin.”

I do not doubt God, Christ or the Holy Spirit.

I doubt the ability and hearts and minds of men, women and children in America.

At no other time in our history have we been less of a true Christian nation. In past ‘revivals’ believers had become lax, complacent — going through the motions but there was NOT the degree of false teachers, unsound doctrines, heresies and abominations in American churches at those times as there are now.

Pastors, ministers, church goers professing to be Christian to not even acknowledge sin let alone begin to repent of it.

Is a genuine renewing and TRUE Christian refreshing of turning to God, Christ and the Holy Spirit possible in America? Yes, all things are possible.

It is likely to happen?

No, because of the sinful and lost walking in utter darkness and sin of the men, women and children of this spiritually diseased nation.

In the article below Michael Brown references the Gadarenes in Mark 5 and the demon possessed man Christ removed myriad demons from, filling a herd of at least 2,000 hogs with the demons.

That was one man possessed of hundreds, thousands of demons.

We are a nation of over 320,000,000 with most of our population possessed of many demons wallowing in their demonic possession and loving it, rejoicing in it, bathing in the muck and mire.

Can they, can we be removed of our demonic possession and revived? Refreshed? Yes, all things are possible with and through God, Christ and the Holy Spirit but I do not see the people admitting our sins and sincerely repenting, turning again to God and obeying God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Bible.

We are living in Romans 1.

Due to the enormous amount of apostasy, false teachings, false teachers and heresies within what passed fro the present day Christian church and the abominations invited in and elevated and accepted within these apostate churches I am convinced we are living in this Scripture as well:

 

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Amos 8:12

 

I would rejoice at seeing and experiencing a GENUINE, SINCERE, REAL return to God, obedience to God, return to the Holy Bible among the professed church in America and among our citizens. I would love to see U.S. become Nineveh.

I fear, instead we are Tyre, Alexandria, Damascus and most certainly Babylon.

Ken Pullen
ACP
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

 

 

 

Is a Great Revival Coming to America?

Reprinted from: The Christian Post
 
 

For the last several years, there has been an increasing cry for a fresh move of God in our country, for a new spiritual awakening. Is it coming? Are the days of revival near? Could we see America shaken by the Word and the Spirit?

In my recent book Saving a Sick America, I shared my deep and fervent hope that another great awakening could be at hand, something that could rock our nation from coast to coast. So, I’m certainly not one to say, “It’s too late for America!”

And the Lord knows how desperately we need revival. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that, without a national awakening, in just one generation America could collapse into spiritual anarchy.

So, the question is not, “Do we need revival?” nor is the question, “Is God willing to send revival?”

Instead, the question is, “Do we really want revival? Will we welcome a divine visitation if it came?”

Or, to ask the question even more pointedly, “As God’s people, do we really want Him to visit us afresh, or are we content to remain in our compromised spiritual state?”

Do you remember what happened in the Gadarenes according to Mark 5? There was a demonized man there who had terrorized the region: “He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones” (Mark 5:3-5).

What happened next was extraordinary.

Jesus drove the demons out of the man – there were many of them, perhaps in the thousands – sending these wicked spirits into a herd of pigs. And, Mark records, “the herd, numbering about 2,000, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea” (Mark 5:13).

The herdsmen shared the whole story in the city, as a result of which the people came flocking to see this man who had been so wondrously set free by the Lord. “And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion [of demons], sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region” (Mark 5:15-17).

What kind of response was this? You would have thought they would be begging Jesus to stay, bringing their sick and afflicted to Him. Instead, they begged Him to depart.

Why? His visit rocked their world. It was too intense, too disruptive, too much.

Better to have this tormented man in their midst than to have this kind of upheaval.

Better to have the status quo, with all its misery and bondage, than to have a divine, up-close and personal encounter with the Lord.

Better to live in spiritual darkness than to have pigs throwing themselves into the sea.

Plus, as long as we have a crazy man in our midst, we can make excuses for our own bad habits and choices. Now that he’s clothed and in his right mind, it’s getting a little uncomfortable for us. Before, when he was committing X-rated sins, our R-rated sins weren’t too bad. Now that’s he’s a new man, it’s making us look bad.

“Jesus, we’d prefer it if you left!”

Will that be our attitude when Jesus comes to visit us afresh? Will we say, “Lord, that’s a bit too much! Things here weren’t so bad before, and since You’ve been around, normal life has been disrupted. It’s a little too intense for our comfort. Now that You’ve stirred things up, people are getting almost fanatical about faith, walking and talking and living as if the Bible was true and heaven and hell were real. Jesus, please leave!”

You see, revival is not simply a matter of holding a series of special, long meetings with lots of singing and preaching and emotion, mixed with some falling and shaking and crying out.

No, revival speaks of a holy God coming in the midst of His people with fresh conviction, revealing our sin and our guilt and our coldness and our hypocrisy, calling us to repentance.

As Charles Finney said, “A revival always includes conviction of sin on the part of the Church. Backslidden [Christians] cannot wake up and begin right away in the service of God, without deep searchings of heart. The fountains of sin need to be broken up. In a true revival, Christians are always brought under such conviction; they see their sins in such a light that often they find it impossible to maintain a hope of their acceptance with God. It does not always go that extent, but there are always, in a genuine revival, deep convictions of sin, and often cases of abandoning all hope.”

Finney also explained that, “A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God. Just as in the case of a converted sinner, the first step is a deep repentance, a breaking down of heart, a getting down into the dust before God, with deep humility, and a forsaking of sin.”

What does this look like in real life?

There can be days of weeping and months of soul-searching. There can be radical breakthroughs with shouts of joy and celebration. And there can be a holy and divine shaking that rocks our religious structures and challenges our religious structures. Do we really want God to come and visit in power?

Listen to these words from the prophet Malachi: “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap” (Malachi 3:1-2).

The Lord comes as a refiner’s fire. Is that what we really want?

I deeply and fervently hope and pray that God sends another great awakening to our nation. But unless our hunger and thirst go deeper, I’m concerned that when revival comes, we will not be ready for it.

The best thing we can do, then, is get alone with God and cry out daily with all our hearts, “Lord, send a fresh wave of your Spirit, starting right here with me!”

If enough of us get desperately hungry, the Lord will come and fill.

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