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Do revivals really happen anymore? Or can a culture move so far away from biblical principles and Christian beliefs that a return to God is impossible?
Nancy Leigh DeMoss answers those questions and more in the inspiring, convicting presentation featured in the video, The Cry of the Captives: A Plea for Revival.
If you’re tired of hearing Christian figures predict revival is right around the corner, only to have years pass with no revival in sight, DeMoss has a fresh take on the topic that you won’t want to miss.
Examining Psalm 126, as well as other Scripture, DeMoss takes a biblical approach to the concept of revivals. She answers the question of why our era desperately needs revival, then delves into Scripture’s outline of the necessary steps to bring about such a miraculous change.
The unexpected takeaway of DeMoss’s remarkable talk is a conviction of the need for spiritual revival on a personal level. One of the keys to achieving a widespread revival in the land, DeMoss reveals, is first addressing one’s inner need to draw closer to God and live as a true Christian according to His word.
If Christians were to concentrate on revival in their own hearts, their subsequent change would bring about another necessity that DeMoss identifies for revival—churches that fulfill God’s purpose for the body of Christ.
Thus, church members in particular should consider viewing DeMoss’s presentation, taking to heart her challenge to follow the biblical model for churches. DeMoss points out that when the church is doing what it’s supposed to, the secular world takes notice and flocks to the church, rather than the church trying to cater to and entice the non-Christian world. Such a foundation of a healthy, Christ-like church, DeMoss says, is necessary for actual revival.
While radical changes personally and within the church are needed for revival, DeMoss shows from Scripture that the number one necessity for revival is God. No humans can bring about revival on their own unless God wills it.
DeMoss, then, discusses the necessity of praying for revival, as God uses our prayers to bring about His will and to transform our hearts and churches into the tools needed for revival.
Whether in a small group, Bible study, or education class on Sundays, this video should not be missed. The incitation to change and the miracle of revival can begin today with The Cry of the Captives.
“Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like streams in the Negeb!
Those who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.” – Psalm 126:4-6
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