Revival: A Call to Separate from Satan and Sin – When you say you believe in Jesus, do you only believe in those things which make you feel good? Do you reject those things about Jesus which make you feel uncomfortable? We should accept what Jesus taught and do those things which Jesus himself would want us to do. We must not take part in things which Jesus would not like. So you ask, what are those things that Jesus would not like? They are, simply, Satan and sin.
We are to separate ourselves from Satan and sin and believe in Jesus from that position, rather than from a position in which sin, Satan, and Jesus are all mixed together in our lives. The greatest problem that besets our churches today is not Communism, Socialism, Liberalism, or Secularism; the problem in our churches are the people that have a love “affair” with Satan and sin.
We need a heaven-sent visitation from God, accompanied by the sin-convicting power of the Holy Spirit that will revitalize the pulpit and pew causing multitudes of sinners to turn from Satan and sin to Christ. We NEED revival!
The church, like a mammoth organization, has everything BUT the mighty moving of God. As someone has said, “We have equipment but not enduement; commotion but not creation; action but not unction; rattle but not revival.” Spirituality is buried in activity! If, then, we really desire revival we must get down to doing business with our God. We must be prepared to accept the burden for revival as our own personal responsibility (II Chronicles 7:14).
This will demand a confession of every sin, a turning away from all wickedness, a forsaking of every doubtful habit, and an utter surrender to Christ. To separate from Satan and sin will mean the giving up of “idols” that have been cherished for years. For others, it may mean a visit to the “tents” as in the days of Achan to unearth some of the things hidden there. It may be a “wedge of gold” or a “Babylonian garment” or some of the “spoils of battle” have to go before the blessings of the Lord can be realized and personally experienced.
One thing is very certain, to whatever the Finger of God points in condemnation, that thing must GO!