Revolution and Revival

Text: 2 Kings 9:22,32,33

If it could be done from behind this pulpit, it would have been done already a thousand times over. There is a hunger that must arise out of each individual for more God than ever before. We need revival but we are not going to sing it down or preach it down, we are only going to pray it down and LIVE IT OUTLOUD.

INTRODUCTION

DEFINITION: “revolution” refers to a movement, often violent, to overthrow an old regime and effect complete change in the fundamental institutions of society.

Matthew 11:12 — And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. ["gotten or taken by force"]

ILLUSTRATION: 70 minutemen (farmers, cobblers, silversmiths and metalworkers, carpentars) faced an entire regiment of trained British regulars. Instructed not to shoot unless fired upon. Some unknown man shot the first shot of the Revolutionary War. It has been described as “the shot heard around the world.” A Spiritual Revolution.

I. Prophets in Hiding -- SPRITUAL BONDAGE

II. Jezebel’s Influence --- SPIRITUAL TYRANNY

Jezebel’s Influence is that of Idolatry and exaltation of the flesh. We are not ineffective as a Body because of the world’s spiritual indifference, but because we are steeped in idolatry ourselves. Modernism has crept into the Church trying to mix faith and flesh.

ALL THAT SHOWS JEZEBEL’S INFLUENCE MUST BE DESTROYED. (70 sons, Ahaziah, Jehoram 2 Kings 10:11)

Jezebel Puts a Question mark everywhere God puts a period. (There is not absolute standard.) Jezebel= whence? Hence How? Whether? Which Way? Dwelling in Uncertainty & Doubt.

The church as been reduced to “SILLINESS”. We are a silly people. Why silly?

III. Jehu’s Cry --- SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION (a REVOLT)

 

2Ki 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?

 

Why was Syria winning and defeating them at every advance? JEHU RECOGNIZED AS LONG AS JEZEBEL REIGNED THERE WOULD BE NO PEACE.

 

Throw her down! Revolt Against Jezebel. No revival without revolution. If there is going to be a restoration of former things, there must be an end to the present things. The spirit of Jezebel exists in the church only because we have yielded to it!

 

A. Courage

Because of the rightness of our cause. (Nathan Hale “Give me liberty or give me death!”

B. Faith

I am on the Lord’s Side and no enemy can defeat us.

C. Anointing

It’s not by might, not by power, but by MY SPIRIT saith the Lord. A vessel flooded and overwhelmed by the Holy Ghost. (Demon’s manifest.)


Revision #1
Created 3 May 2022 21:42:27 by Stephen Reynolds Jr
Updated 3 May 2022 21:59:13 by Stephen Reynolds Jr