- Steps of Revival: Introduction
- Steps of Revival: The Command to Jacob
- Steps of Revival: The Charge of Jacob to His Family
- Steps of Revival: The Confidence of Jacob
Text verses: Genesis 35:1-5
Who needs revival? All of God’s saints who have gotten side-tracked in their dedication to God.
Some of the side-tracked saints are hiding their idols, their strange gods; some are sight-walking and not faith-walking; some are walking in doubt, fear, depression, and defeat. Whatever their case may be, they need a revival in their communion with Christ.
There are many references to revival in the Word of God; such as:
“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalms 85:6)
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15)
“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2)
“For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.” (Ezra 9:9)
In Genesis 35:1-5, God directed Jacob in the Steps of Revival for Jacob and all his household. The next three posts will look at each of these steps in detail and how to apply them to our daily life. These steps are clear and distinct; and they are a must to turn defeat into daily victory.
To be a daily overcomer, you must walk in Christ’s Victory, for He is The Faith:
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4)