Today I want to continue to consider why we often wander and feel the need for revival. (Wouldn’t it be better if we never needed revival? If we walked in victory without stumbling? Are we content to settle for less than the best?) God’s word tells us that the Old Testament is full of examples that were written down for us that we might learn from them. Today I want to look at an example that is familiar to many as we consider the ancient account of Jonah.
Please Turn to Jonah chapters 1&2 (pg 774 in the pew Bible)
Jude 1:3- I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints
Idolatry- giving divine honors to any created thing.
Romans 6:12-13- Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves (this is the same command we discussed last week from Romans 12:1-2) to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness
How many times a day do fear, anxiety, lust, bitterness and the like, make our decisions rather than faith and trust in the God of our salvation? (What’s making your decisions)?
There are consequences to our disobedience, self service and neglect of God’s gifting and calling. Our disobedience and living for self impacts not just us, but those around us. If we find ourselves on the way to Tarshish, God calls us back.
We need revival, full surrender, God will meet us there.
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