We want a Pentecost. We want a modern day Pentecost. We want a modern day Acts 2 Apostolic Pentecostal Pentecost. A revival is coming. A revival to shape the land. We will have a Pentecost Pentecostal Apostolic modern day revival and harvest…
When I hear these terms I can’t but help think this is proof of regression in parts of modern day ecclesia. We have so many preachers who beg God for revival, harvest, and soul winning. They are pleading for churches to “catch on fire”, they want communities to awaken to God, and rush to the Church house. They want to see pews filled to the overflow with new people, and they want it all to happen in a single supernatural hyper-spiritualized emotional event called revival.
I don’t get it. I know what they are saying but what will happen if they get what they want. With the exception of people waking up to God, it seems like this would be devastating.
Imagine a mass produced clone army seemingly forming overnight that begins to overrun the world.
Imagine the same attitudes that proliferate many of these church buildings. Imagine a massive collective of judgmental, pharisaical, holier-than-thou, trinitarian hating, denomination despising, united people demanding that the rest of the church world join with them or else.
Imagine a people standing to condemn dress styles, hair dos, music habits, tv habits, and even where people choose to go in their free time.
How can the world have revival with a people at the forefront looking down their noses at others, accusing one another, and fighting within, and without themselves?
The world doesn’t need another Pentecost. It has one.
The world doesn’t need another big church building, another conference, another sermon, or another movement. It doesn’t need to fall in line with the manual, with the organization, with the elders, or the pastors and Ministers.
The world needs one thing, and one thing only. The world needs Jesus.
The church needs to stop renovating itself while looking for another reviving, but instead turn its eyes truly to the savior.
Works based salvation isn’t biblical. Neither is works based relationship.
We need to stop saying we have the truth and let the truth have us. We need to quit pretending we are some spiritually advanced group, some elitist club, some special religiously superior entity, and humble ourselves before destruction comes to our doorstep.
We may be able to read the word, and discern the truth in many cases. However we, just like every denomination, or organization on the earth, must realize how desperately we need him, and how little we truly know.
You can’t lead the churches in our world in revival if you are unwilling to join hands with them.