Revival revs up the body of Christ

In revival we begin to see beyond our eyes, hear beyond our ears, and understand beyond our comprehension. People 1) Behold the Lamb of God, 2) Surrender to His authority, and 3) Begin to be led by His Spirit.

Revival happens when Jesus becomes the most powerful current event in your life and sweeps you away in the current of His Spirit! Revival is Heaven flowing from your heart and mingling with the Heaven that is flowing from other hearts.

Revival is God having His way, not me having my way! It is revolution, a radical heart-change from self to God. Meetings are a tiny part of revival. Hearts overflowing with love for God and people are its essence.

Praying without obeying the inner promptings of the living Jesus is not enough to release, reveal, and sustain revival. Revival overflows with actual demonstrations of the presence of the living Jesus!

Revival is Christ in charge — the people of God being ruled by King Jesus and set free from human ego and control. It opens heart doors that the risen Jesus has been knocking on for years! Revival revs up the body of Christ!

The content of your heart matters far more than religious programs and sermons. “Christ in you the hope of glory.” When revival starts in your heart, never ever let fade away! Revival happens when Christians “quench not the Spirit.”

Jesus called His disciples “evil” (Matthew 7:11). Revival happens if His people “turn from their wicked ways” (2 Chronicles 7:14).When people experience revival, they stop hiding and begin to confess and turn away from their sins. When revival happens, Christians begin to turn away from their sins and to seek God with their whole heart.

Revival won’t fit into fancy church forms of religious control. If we want revival, we need to loosen up the rituals and dump the hype. Christianity without showmanship and grandstanding and focusing on one person’s oratory comes alive with God’s holy fire!

If we want to live without revival, God will let us. Organized revival is an oxymoron. Human organization only hinders and quenches it. There’s no room for apathy in revival. People either passionately embrace it or criticize and complain about it. People who are weary of the emptiness, hype, and hostility of our culture will welcome revival.

For some practical ways to create a climate that is open to experiencing and sustaining revival, search for: Beyond Church Ekklesia.

Show the world
How “Jesus gets us”
By letting Him
Take personal control
When we gather
In His name!

Jesus gets
How to lead
A gathering
Of His followers.
We need to set aside
Our religious programs
And let the living Jesus
Step in and lead us.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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2 Responses to Revival revs up the body of Christ

  1. Revival is coming brother whether we are ready or not! I, for one, can’t wait! Something is going to rock this nation and God’s children will be finally be united.

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