What is Revival and who needs it?

A call to REPENTANCE!

These doctrines of Jesus, which are written in the Holy Bible, have the true answer!

Jeremiah 8:4-6 ...‘Thus says the LORD:...Why (have you) people slidden back...in a perpetual backsliding? (You) hold fast to deceit, (you) refuse to return. I listened and heard, But (you) do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turned to his own course...

Matthew 15:8-9 ‘(You) people draw near to Me with (your) mouth, And honor Me with (your) lips, But (your) heart is far from Me. And in vain (you) worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Jeremiah 4:22 ...(you) have not known Me. (You) are silly children, And (you) have no understanding. (You) are wise to do evil, But to do good (you) have no knowledge.”

Proverbs 8:32 ...listen to me, my children...

Jeremiah 15:6 You have forsaken Me,” says the LORD, “ You have gone backward.

Jeremiah 3:12 ...you have transgressed against the LORD your God, And have scattered your charms To alien deities under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice,’ says the LORD.

Jeremiah 13:25-27 ...“Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood. Therefore I will uncover your skirts over your face, That your shame may appear. I have seen your adulteries And your lustful neighings, The lewdness of your harlotry, Your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to you...Will you still not be made clean?”

Jeremiah 3:1 ...you have played the harlot with many lovers; Yet return to Me,” says the LORD.

Malachi 3:7 ...from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them.

Zechariah 1:4 “Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets preached, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Turn now from your evil ways and your evil deeds.”’ But they did not hear nor heed Me,” says the LORD.

Joel 2:12-13 ...Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.

Jeremiah 4:1-2 “If you will return...to Me; And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved. And you shall swear, ‘The LORD lives,’ In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness...

Jeremiah 3:22Return, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings.”

Jeremiah 4:3-4 ...Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, And take away the foreskins of your hearts...

Isaiah 44:22 (Thus says the Lord)...Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

Jeremiah 18:11 ...Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.

Hosea 6:1&3 Come, and let us return to the LORD...Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.

Ezra 9:7-8 Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been very guilty...may (God) enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival...

Habakkuk 3:2 O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years!  In the midst of the years make it known

Psalm 80:18 ...Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

 Psalm 119:88 Revive (us) according to Your loving kindness, So that (we) may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

Psalm 119:40 ...Revive (us) in Your righteousness.

Psalm 119:149 ...revive (us) according to Your justice.

Psalm 119:156 ...Revive (us) according to Your judgments.

Psalm 119:25 ...Revive (us) according to Your word.

Psalm 119:337 Incline (our) heart(s) to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness. Turn away (our) eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive (us) in Your way.

Psalm 143:11 Revive (us), O LORD, for Your name’s sake! For Your righteousness’ sake bring (our) soul(s) out of trouble.

Isaiah 57:15 ...revive the spirit of the humble, And...revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Psalm 51:10 Create in (us) a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within (us).

Psalm 80:19 Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!

Lamentations 5:21 Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old...

Isaiah 38:16 ...restore (us) and make (us) live.

Psalm 51:12 Restore to (us) the joy of Your salvation, And uphold (us) by Your generous Spirit.

Ezekiel 36:25-27 (Thus says the LORD)...I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

Ezekiel 36:29+31-32 I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord GOD, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways...

Revelation 3:13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

Ephesians 5:14 ...Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead...

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness...

EXAMPLES:

Revival came to Nineveh

Jonah 3:4 (Jonah)...cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"

In response to Jonah's warning...

Jonah 3:8-9 (The King of Nineveh decreed) ...let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?

Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth (a coarse cloth worn as a sign of mourning or penitence.), from the greatest to the least of them.

Jonah 3:9 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.

Revival came to Judah and Jerusalem

2 Kings 23:2-3 (King Josiah) ...read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant which had been found in the house of the LORD. Then the king stood by a pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to follow the LORD and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people took a stand for the covenant.

The evidence of true revival is a sorrowful, contrite heart which is only possible when Jesus causes His people to humble themselves, awaken from error, repent of their sins, turn back to His word and to love Him more than this world.

These Bible verses were compiled from the New King James Version by Brian & Jon Israel, Truth Ministries, PO Box 25096, Cleveland, OH 44125 www.ConnectionMagazine.org, email: jon@connectionmagazine.org

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