(By Shane Idleman) “Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Ps. 85:6).
I’m not referring to all churches collectively in this article, but to the large majority who have drifted away from God. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition. With rapid-fire changes within a culture saturated by political correctness and relativism, we are inclined to ask if there is any hope for America. If we continue down this slippery slope, there is little hope. Apart from a national spiritual awakening, it will be difficult to turn the Titanic around—the vessel has been struck; what’s inside is spilling out.
But if God brings revival … if we once again set our hearts and minds on Him … there is tremendous hope. Revival means to awaken, restore, renew or repair. In churches across America, crowd appeal and pleasing the masses tend to be the goal rather than calling out destructive lifestyles, which can result in revival and renewal. A deep, deathlike slumber has overtaken the church: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead” (Rev. 3:1). The beacon of light has faded, the salt has lost its savor, and the message of the cross has been edited out of most sermons. We have lost our fervor for the truth. Have we considered that we may have offended God? Consider the following: CONTINUE