About Revival Part 6


“A Biblical Review”

For those that like to advocate that they are already experiencing the glory, let me just say that it is impossible for the manifested presence of God to go unnoticed. When God is truly here, the show is on for everybody to see as we can clearly see through the Word.

     I believe that throughout the Bible, God has purposely made it known what happens when God’s glory is here and what happens when God’s glory is not. He has allowed us to sit back, look at it and discern the difference. I say this because there is a tendency to believe, in our traditional churches, that God’s presence can be manifested without our external behavior never being affected.

     Through the Word we see that when the glory of God was manifesting no one was able to remain standing. His presence is too powerful for us to think that we can remain in our dignified positions while the King of kings and the Lord of lords walks among us. In Second Chronicles 5:13-14 the Bible tells us:

“…indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:“ For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.” (NKJV)

     I can’t help but to ask myself, what happened to the glory of God after the Apostles? Acts chapter two describes an even more dramatic event in comparison to these Scriptures in Second Chronicles five. In Chronicles we see the smoke, in Acts we see the fire.

     Somewhere in church history we started operating without God’s glory and we tragically got used to operating in such a manner. People forgot about God’s power and we became satisfied with a form of godliness.

     Somewhere down the line, just as in the times of the kings, we allowed the world to steal the Ark of the Covenant from us. They had the ark with no power to manifest on their behalf (False religion).

     The children of Israel had the name, as they were still God’s people. They still had their God ordained rituals, just as we have our Sunday services, the good preaching we learned from seminary, the great music, the TV Stations, etc. but God is nowhere to be found; no Shekinah glory, no signs and no wonders.

TO BE CONTINUED…

4 thoughts on “About Revival Part 6

  1. It is very interesting that there are no other events listed in New Testament like that listed in Acts 2 or in the Old Testament. There doesn’t appear to be a need for the manifestation of the coming of the Holy Spirit in our lives like it occurred in the books of Acts. Isn’t the evidence of having God’s glory in our lives as we walk in the Spirit which is evidenced by consistently displaying the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-24 or by living like passages such as Ephesians 4:1-6, 5:1-21, or Colossians 3:1-7 tell us to do?

    The problem is as you said, “there is a tendency to believe, in our traditional churches,that God’s presence can be manifested without our external behavior never being affected.” We presume our lives do not have change once we come to Jesus Christ when we get saved. I am bothered by how many people think they can get saved and then call themselves spiritually mature with out ever changing their behavior or lifestyle. A changed life and living in obedience to Christ’s command prove God’s manifest presence in our lives.

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  2. No doubt that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is real, is Biblical and with plenty of Scriptures to confirm it. This is indeed an experience that can’t be ignored. I think that the evidence of such baptism goes beyond just speaking in tongues.

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  3. So if one does not speak in tongues they are not “baptized” in the Holy Spirit? Is this revival?

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  4. Hello Pastor Jon; You inspire me to write about this topic; I hope to be able to answer your first questions in the process. Regarding your second question. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit could be a personal revival that could ignite a heart, a church, a community, a city, a nation or the whole world. However, the revival that I am praying about is regional; not one church, but many churches from different denominations and ethic groups coming together on fire for God with signs, wonders, healing and transformations. Revival is the end-result of God’s manifested presence in a place; is the end-result of His Shekinah Glory, it is God having His way; He being in control with no human interruptions, but humans following His divine instructions.

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