A CALL FOR REVIVAL
2 Chor. 7:1 & 12-14
The Temple was a Beautiful Building but it didn't compare the God's glory and presence.
Conditions and promises
I. THE CALL FOR REVIVAL-- STATED CONDITIONS. v 14 a
A. My people
-- called by My Name
1. Those who are accountable as His
2. A Peculiar relationship
a. Called = His property-- His Ownership-- My people
1 Cor 6:20 For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God
in your body.
1 Cor 7:23 You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men
Ex. 23:21 Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward
him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.
B. Humble themselves
1. Word for Eagle folding wings II Chr. 7:3
a. Bowed down
(1) NO EXALTATION OF SELF
1. Has the idea of intervening
a. A choice
(1) Go on sinning or confess and pray
2. Prayer must recognize God
D. Seek My Face
1. Seek-- something of value
a. Searching for the Gold of God's Presence
Deut. 4:29 But from there you will seek the LORD in your God, and you will
find Him if you
search your heart and all your soul.
Ps. 27:7-9 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to
me and answer
me. 8 When thou didst say, "Seek My face," my heart said to Thee. Thy face, O LORD, I
b. Seeking the presence, favor or regard of God
Young Man applied several times for a job-- Through box number. He received no reply. He finally went to the post office and waited for the owner of the P. O. Box to show up, the man gave him the job.
You see he really souhgt the job.
E. Turn from their wicked ways
a. Away from the presence of evil
(1) Turn your back on the crowd
a. bad, evil, worthless
World Champion Weight Lifter; Muscle torn away from bone; 2 heart attacks,
II. THE CALL FOR REVIVAL-- STATED PROMISES. v 14 a
A. God will hear from heaven
1. Give heed to, listen, hear diligently
a. Prayers will be heard
(1) There has been-- a humbling
(2) There has been-- a seeking God's Face
(3) There has been-- a turning
My prayers don't get any higher than the ceiling. Have you been humbling, seeking God's Face, turning? They don't have to higher than the ceiling if God is near.
B. Will Forgive their sin
1. Forgive, Pardon-- This word used only of God
a. He has been offended
(1) He must forgive
a. An offense against God
(1) Missing the target
Young lady -- on drugs -- all kinds of vulgar sin to support her habit
My God has forgiven me-- I'm forgiven
C. Will heal their land
1. Heal- by restoration
a. To cure the mind and pardon the soul
(1) Rebuke the locust and pestilence
b. Heal the mind and soul
(1) Heal the hurts of a nation
Does this nation, state, city need healing?
Do I need revival-- Do you need revival? -- Does this church need a revival.
God lays down the conditions.