Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Effects of Revival

Everybody knows that revival is the key to getting people saved who would not otherwise come to Christ.  Another great thing about revival though, is that it causes people to look at things from a different perspective; from a different angle so to speak.
What I've always appreciated about revival is that during a revival, the people have their eyes on the Lord, instead of other people.  They are looking at Jesus rather than each other.
In churches that do not have a revival spirit, things are very introspective.  It's the people looking at the people, looking at the people, that sort of thing.
It reminds me a little of an old saying that I have about women and the church, 'If women ran the church, the church would be nothing more than a glorified social club, a place to come and see (others), and to be seen.
Women tend to be shortsighted.  What I think is the most under preached, undervalued scripture is, 1 Corinthians 7:33-4
"but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
 and {his interests} are divided."
If you think about it, except that women (generally speaking) were/are shortsighted, that verse would not be accurate.
 

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