Text: Ezekiel 37:1-10
Introduction: What are the signs that a believer in Christ is experiencing spiritual decay and therefore needs revival? This is our focus in this lesson.
MARKS OF SPIRITUAL DECAY IN A BELIEVER
1. A mechanical spiritual life. He may still be engaged in activities but all will be in human strength. Judges 16:20
“And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.”
2. Unprofitable, uninteresting quiet time. 1 Samuel 28:6
“And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.”
3. Carnality in personal lifestyle. 2 Timothy 4:10
“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”
4. Loss of brotherly love and fear. Matthew 24: 11-12
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
5. Discussions, Jealousies and evil speaking. 1 Corinthians 3:3-5
“For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?”
6. Slothfulness in prayer. Luke 18:1
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Conclusion: which of these is true about you? If any, or all of them is true in your life, then you need revival.
1. Father, thank You for revealing myself to me.
2. Father, this is not the way I started! Rekindle Your fire in me.
3. Father, breathe on me, the breath of life.
4. Pray for the RCCG in Europe for divine help.
5. Prayer for Daddy G O and his family.
6. Prayer for your nation.
7. Any other prayers.
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!