We live in a time where big screens, big crowds and big feats performed by man seem to get the most attention. I hope this series helps cut through the big noise of the modern church and reaches the heart of the body of Christ so that we as individuals and as a corporate body of believers seek and find revival.
The series is a follow up to the articles on Experiencing Revival, which can be found here and here.
Next is the first entry in the series:
Have you ever missed someone knocking on your door? Whether because you didn’t hear it, were too busy, or just intentionally ignored it, how would you feel if you discovered that you missed out on something special at the door?
One of the strongest calls to revival to the church is given by Jesus in His revelation delivered to the Apostle John through supernatural vision:
It’s long been my opinion and interpretation of Scripture that if we knew Christ better, we would live differently and most certainly seek revival. After the last of Jesus’ messages to the seven churches, specifically to the lukewarm church of Laodicea, He reminds us of several things that provide evidence that supports this opinion (Revelation 3:19):
Immediately after this call to repentance, Jesus issues a declaration that is shocking, especially considering that He is speaking to the church: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door…” This statement should haunt believers who dwell in the body of Christ, yet often don’t hear Him when He speaks and even more often don’t respond. I’ve come to the conclusion that the door doesn’t get opened because we as a church don’t recognize WHO is behind the door.
With this passage in mind, I’ll begin to explore that person knocking at the door of revival – Jesus. Rather than ask the question, “Who is He?”… I’ll marvel at WHO HE IS!
I plan to examine this in four parts:
You can read Part 1: The Immediate Revelation of Jesus here.
Bible Study Outlines and Lessons…