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Revival & Reformation

January 8th, 2010 No comments

Here at Living Stones, we have enjoyed an incredible week of corporate intercession and worship. As a pastor, it has been thrilling to see the passion, intensity and numbers of people coming out to seek the Lord and to cry out for both revival in the Church and reformation in the culture.

Why are repentance and prayer such  urgent and appropriate responses at this time in our nation’s history?

Consider the following vital signs given by Jim Black, in his book When Nations Die. He lists the following factors that signal the collapse of a civilization. Do any look familiar?:

1.      Increase in lawlessness

2.      Loss of economic discipline

3.      Rising bureaucracy

4.      Decline in education

5.      Weakening of cultural foundations

6.      Loss of respect for traditions

7.      Increase in materialism

8.      Rise in immorality

9.      Decay of religious belief

10.  Devaluing of human life

On my scorecard, we got a perfect 10/10. Unfortunately, in this game, like golf, the lower the score the better.

 Our nation desperately needs healing. Only Jesus can provide the answers. But He does so through a pure, powerful, prophetic Church. That’s why I want to encourage you to join us this Sunday as I continue with The Reformation Series. For my readers out of the area, please tune in on our podcast at www.lsfc.org.

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