Revival is a Jesus revolution

The Jesus revolution of “Christ in you” happens in the unseen realm of a human heart and overflows as light to our dark world. Oops! Modern Christianity has exchanged “Christ in you” for “you in church,” and wants you to jump through religious hoops.

Revival is a Jesus revolution that wakes people up. It disrupts religious routine with God’s glory and supernatural love. It releases jubilant joy and radical humility in the people that it touches.

The Asbury Revival 1970 and The Jesus Movement happened together. Now the Asbury Revival 2023 and the Jesus Revolution movie are happening together. Are they proclaiming another Jesus Movement? I’m convinced they are!

The most important revival you can ever experience is a Jesus revolution in your own heart. Let ongoing adoration of the risen Jesus begin deep within you. The difficulties of life can burry your heart and leave you in darkness. Look up. Jesus is searching your rubble to rescue and revive you!

Jesus didn’t say “Go to church.” He said, “Come unto Me.” Christianity is about freedom in Christ, not about bondage to a religious institution. If you feel guilty for not regularly attending an official church service, you may be in religious bondage.

Church for me has been like a “Where’s Waldo” book. Personally, it’s hard to find the risen Jesus there so I’ve had to look elsewhere.

The risen Jesus leads by inwardly prompting individual members of His body into action. Men lead by setting everybody down to hear a lecture. He teaches by supernatural demonstration, revelation, and heart transformation. Men prefer to teach classroom style.

Preaching is for proclaiming the Gospel. Once you’ve heard and responded you don’t need to be preached to. You need to listen to and obey the living Jesus.

Pastors have been trained to tightly program and control. Jesus is calling them to cultivate an environment where He can take control.

Okay, pastors. Asbury has shown what God is ready to do. Now surrender control where you are and let the living Jesus have His way there!

If your pastor won’t let the church have Jesus-led meetings, don’t die on the vine! Meet with one, two, or a few believers to spontaneously pray, sing, and let Jesus lead.

If your heart
Is to cold
To behold
You won’t
See Him unfold
Within you.

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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