Last week I shared about the difference between revival, awaking and an outpouring
I mentioned as we rest at the end of the year to consider:
Recognise where we are in the end time calendar
Northampton Revival 1734-1735 – New England, America
It started when five or six people got wonderfully converted and a young lady started telling everyone about how she met the Saviour
On the evening of the day preceding the outbreak of revival, some Christians met, and spent the whole night in prayer
The whole town was affected. Edwards wrote: ‘The work of conversion was carried on in a most astonishing manner, and increased more and more; souls did as it were come by flocks to Jesus Christ.’
Jonas Peck in his book, The Revival and the Pastor (1894) noted that ‘for years Dr. Edwards and his saintly wife had been besieging the throne of grace, praying day and night, “O Lord, revive Thy work!” ’
Some people came under such conviction that they were unable to sleep at night knowing the damnation that awaited them in hell.
The work of God was so great that by the second year Edwards wrote: ‘The town seemed to be full of the presence of God; it was never so full of love, nor of joy, and yet so full of distress, as it was then
NOTE: The Edwards prayed for years
We’ll be talking and praying about some relevant things today:
Dec 17th happens this Friday
Making My Voice Count
Two positions / platforms to speak from
Millions are familiar with one of these platforms
Not so with the other position/place/platform
How Did We Get Here.
What Does the World Want and How Does it Get It?
hat Should We Want?
Our Voice in the Natural and the Supernatural
How Did We Get Here?
Remember looking at this?
End Times Graphic - PIC 1
End Times Graphic - PIC 2
Lucifer was cast out of heaven - he is commonly called “satan”
He began corrupting the earth by deceiving mankind
He also began corrupting the world’s system or what the Bible calls: “kosmos”
NOTE: as soon as satan realised how badly God outsmarted him in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection - he began working a revised plan - of course it was attempting to prevail against the church - which Jesus himself said “the gates of hell won’t prevail”
satan has been working for nearly 2 thousand years - on a plan against, God, Jesus, the church, and people
There are things that have fallen into place
Please look at - PIC - SLIDE OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
This is known by people as one thing - what those who study end time theology see it as is: A possible Seat of the AntiChrist
BOOK CALLED: “From The Tower of Babel To One World Government: United Nations Against God - (Jean-Joseph Boni)
AGAIN - Rapture is closer than ever
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. KJV)
Col. 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (ESV)
Please look at this chart - PIC - SLIDE OF CHART of THRONES
HOW does satan work?
THIS CHART shows us the hidden realm
NOTE the rulers of this age - they are anti-God and they influence the world
REMEMBER the “kosmos” - this chart explains what is BEHIND the “cosmos”
Looking Down at the lights - PIC 1
Looking down on a city - PIC 2
“The order of things which is alienated from God, as manifested in and by the human race: humanity as alienated from God, and acting in opposition to Him. The sum-total of human life in the ordered universe, considered apart from, and alienated from, and hostile to God, and of the earthly things which seduce from God.” - (Vincent’s Word Studies)
Bullet point summary:
The harmonious order or system of the world
The ungodly masses of people alienated from God and hostile to the cause of Christ