WE NEED TO AWAKEN

Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The greatest need in the world today is revival in the church. A truly revived church is a church that’s alive, full of life and in a flourishing condition which always leads to lost people being saved and touched by God. In revival, God does a work on the church so He can do a work in the world. God sends revival (moves, outpourings, awakenings, rain, visitations, times of refreshing) for three reasons: (1) to counter¬act spiritual decline; (2) to create spiritual momentum (to the work of God in the earth); (3) to recover spiritual truth/light/life. Revival is often associated with an awakening from our carnality and fleshly living. The allegory fits well.

While asleep, our walk isn’t what it should be.
While asleep, we’re unaware of His time.
While asleep, we’re unresponsive to His voice.

In revival, there is an awakening. We get an awareness of God that shakes us, grips us, arouses us, alerts us, and stirs us. We are awakened to a new beginning of obedience to God. True Christianity consists of obedience to God, and revival brings an awakening to obedience. This awakening includes being awakened to our condition and conviction of sin, and as a result, we lead others to Jesus. The fountains of sin (Jer. 6:7) need to be broken up. The power of the world over Christians needs to be broken. In revival, we feel conviction; in conviction, we feel our need and repent. If we are not awakened, we will not pray. If we will not pray, we will not repent. If we will not repent, we will not work. If we will not work, the lost will not be saved.awakening23

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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