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My heart deeply longs to see a mighty, sweeping revival in this generation. I’d like to share with you why I believe we desperately need a spiritual awakening at this moment of history. Several signposts point to the need of revival.
The first is the Prayerless Pew. We can take the spiritual pulse of a church or a nation by looking at its practice of prayer. Some of the great reflections of my heart go back to prayer meetings in poverty-stricken countries where God was mightily at work.
I recall the first time I entered Romania in 1980. A singing group and I were set to minister at the Second Baptist Church of Oradea, Romania. We arrived about an hour early to put up the sound equipment, and I was amazed at what we saw. Hundreds of people had already begun to gather in the auditorium. They were scattered throughout the building, on their knees, in the pews praying and seeking the face of God. That scene was etched into my memory.
But when I returned to my own country, I found prayerless pews. Our churches often look and sound like social clubs rather than houses of prayer. Jesus once said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Too often our churches have become useful for everything except prayer.
E. M. Bounds once wrote, “God wants consecrated men because He wants praying men.” Consecration and prayer meet in the same man. Prayer is the tool with which the consecrated man works. Consecrated men are agents through whom prayer works. When we find prayer in the pews, we’ll find consecration in the heart. Our prayerless pews are a signpost that in this hour, we desperately need revival.
By the way, how’s your prayer life? Is it a signpost guiding you to your need for revival?
Acts : Chapter 1
12) Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[c] from the city. 13) When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14) They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Book of the Month
Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Sammy Tippit Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
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