FROM THE PULPIT: Humble yourself before He humbles you

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 04:59 PM.

The second reason is pride. It is humbling to fast. If you decide to pray, mourn and fast, some people will ridicule you because you are doing something radical and not going with the crowd. See Psalms 69:10-13.

Revival doesn’t come because we see the importance of humility and declare its virtues. Revival comes because we intentionally seek it.

God clearly says, "This is what you do if you want to humble yourselves before me."

The question is, are we too proud to do it? Humility means we have a burden with present conditions — and then we pray, fast and start addressing our desperate need for holiness.

Revival always makes us address our need for holiness. I have wondered why revival comes so slowly and so infrequently, when every church would say they are for revival. So why do we rarely see it?

Many people ask for revival because they think it would be fun. They have never been in a revival.

Long term, revival is glorious; short term, it is painful. Because if there were a movement of the Spirit in church, there would be a conviction of sin like we have never seen before. And are we sure we want that?

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