FROM PRESIDENT DR. MIKE SMITH

Dr. Mike Smith, President - 903.589.7106 - msmith@jacksonville-college.edu

Revival

March 16, 2016

The word revival in the New Testament is a translation of the Greek word anazao, which literally means “to live again.” We see this word used in the physical resurrection of Lazarus, the resurrection of Jesus, and each believer’s bodily resurrection.  Revival also refers to the process of bringing back to life a Christian who has been spiritually alive but has drifted away into sin.  

 

America needs revival. Churches need revival. Christians need revival. Jacksonville College needs revival. I need revival.

 

The long held “Revival Passage” of the Bible is found in 2 Chronicles 7: 14: “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 I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”   

When revival comes, God promises that He will:

  1. Hear from heaven

  2. Forgive sin

  3. Heal the land

We desperately need all three. Notice the passage begins with the word if. This is a conditional word. For revival to come man must:

  1. Humble himself

  2. Pray

  3. Seek God’s face

  4. Turn from wicked ways

God is not waiting for the White House or the Supreme Court to overturn abortion or same-sex marriage. God is waiting on the “church house”—Christians—to repent of sin and seek Him.

If Jacksonville College is to be of any value, it must also have revival. During this Easter season, please pray for revival on our campus and across our nation.

 

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