God blessed us with a wonderful time of revival. We were blessed with many visitors, and we trust that God worked privately in many hearts. In the morning sermon we heard about “The Bible and The Bachelorette” from 1 Timothy 4:1-2. We learned some alarmed statistics about the modern church. We were asked if Jesus was our Master of our Mascot? I took some time to privately list some areas in my life were Jesus was only a Mascot instead of Master, and that list was longer than I would’ve liked. I have some surrendered to do, because Christ needs control of every area of my life.
In the evening sermon, we were asked if we were oblivious to the obvious from Jesus’ famous Olivet Discourse. The signs are clear, but are we able to discern them? Many Christians are distracted by the good, and so they miss the godly. As I reflected on the evening sermon, I was taken back especially but the comment that you can’t be stirred up if you don’t show up. Christians are far too at home in this sin-soaked world, and do not anticipate the Rapture of the Church. We must never forget that this world is not our home, and that we are citizens of heaven.
As Leonard Ravenhill once remarked: “As long as we are content to live without revival we will.” Lester Roloff asked this question: “"I see no hope for a revival among God's people today. They are so enamored and so cluttered up ... How in the world are they going to get still long enough to see anything from God?" My prayer is that revival has only just begun. I am reminded of the habit of Evangelist Gipsy Smith. He would enter a town, and then draw a circle around himself. He would then pray: “Lord send a revival, and let it begin in this circle.” There is no one that stands in greater need of revival than myself.
I want to thank you all for generously giving to Bucky in the love offering, and we trust that we have only begun to see the fruit of this revival. Thank you all for dedicating seven days of prayer to this. Let us carry on in the work of soul winning. If you missed the sermons from Bucky then you can find them here: https://faithlife.com/higgstonbaptistchurch/activity or on our Higgston Baptist Church app.
Have a blessed week!