Thursday 25th April 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Hosea 4:1-19
Topic:- Ten Hindrances To Revival And Its Continuation
Text::- Hosea 4:6
What hindered revival to happen and to continue in our Churches will be discussed in ten following points:
1. Failure to close the Service at appointed Time – As agreed before the service/programme started, the organisers are not time conscious. Some will even say, God has taken up the control of the programme/revival. Not mindful of the people’s time. That kills revival if that is not put into consideration. See Matthew 5:37.
2. Ego and Self in operation – The main Minister continue to preach self, and demonstration of what he has done, or his achievements instead of glorifying God who used him to do such. See John 3:30-35.
3. No remarkable Testimony seen – As the programme/revival continue, testimonies and proof that it was God oriented programme was not seen. See 2 Chronicles 7:14.
4. Need not being Met – People in the programme/revival, their need were not met, instead, as they come, they left the same way. See Psalm 30:5.
5. No Prayer Warrior – People to raise the hand of the Ministers or the programme/revival up were being left out of the programme/revival. See Exodus 17:10-13.
6. No Enough Prayer – Either before the programme/revival started, and as the programme continue, there is no commitment for secluded prayer and fasting for the programme/revival. See Ezekiel 22:30.
7. Another Event brought in – Instead of the actual ongoing programme/revival to be the centre stage, another event different from the ongoing one was introduced. Definitely, the moral of the ongoing programme/revival will be killed. See John 4:23-24.
8. Money Oriented Programme – Revival is mainly for souls winner, while that is absent, and money or fund was introduced, the revival will die permanently. The order of the day now is prosperity. See Acts 20:34; 1 Corinthians 4:12.
9. Secret Sins not being Addressed – Instead for sins, even secret sins to be addressed, but will be covered. Saying, if it’s addressed, that people will run away from the programme/revival. See Proverbs 28:13.
10. Gifts of Holy Spirit not in Operation – Demonstration of the gifts of Holy Spirit, and most especially the fruit of the Holy Spirit was not in operation. If the Ministers are cajoling people but using another means in place of God’s power. See Matthew 7:15-23.
1. Oh Lord God, revive us again with Your power and holiness henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Anointing of power and holiness, fall mightily upon me henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. My Father, my Father, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true for You henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Lovely Thursday!