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Roy Hession, author of the classic Christian book The Calvary Road, was asked an important question when he served as a missionary in East Africa. It was a simple one: “What’s your vision?” God was moving in that part of the world, sending a mighty revival to his people. So a fellow missionary asked Hession about his vision. He responded by saying he had a threefold vision: for revival, literature distribution, and evangelism.
“I’m sorry for you,” the missionary said. “You have not yet seen the way. Your vision is too small. Your vision needs to be one that sees God.”
I’m afraid that many of us lack a big enough vision. A vision of anything less than God Himself is insufficient. The late D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who pastored Westminster Chapel in London, said, “Revival is when God is known as God.”
Revival in your personal life is simply when you are growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Revival in your church comes as God reveals Himself to His people. Christians then begin to grow in God’s grace. Revival in a community or in a nation takes place when God intervenes in the affairs of that nation and reveals Himself to that people.
I’m convinced the great need at this moment of history is for a mighty sweeping revival that results in moral renewal in North America, Western Europe, and throughout the world. Otherwise, families will continue to be ripped apart. Our streets will look more like war zones than neighborhoods. And our young people will be held hostage to drugs and sexually transmitted diseases — unless there is a great spiritual awakening that restores us to moral sanity. But it all begins with a fresh knowledge of God.
You have a personal role in this coming spiritual revival. It’s simply to set your heart on seeking God and getting to know Him. That’s why the Bible says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
So again I ask you: What’s your vision?
Habakkuk : Chapter 2
1) I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.[a] The Lord’s Answer 2) Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald[b] may run with it. 3) For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it[c] will certainly come and will not delay.
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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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