The Power of Revival.

There have been many biblical revivals.  The first real revival for the church of Jesus Crist was some 10 days after the ascension of Jesus Christ.  Luke who wrote the book of Acts tells how Jesus gave His followers a command to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on High.  For the next ten days they waited, prayed, gather together in one place, with one purpose and one goal.  To receive the promise and get the power.  On the Day of Pentecost the Spirit came with the manifestations of wind and tongues of fire.  These tongues of fire landed on the people there and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  They spoke in 15 recorded languages.  That was a wonderful thing but the power they received changed their lives.  Peter stood up and gave a message and three thousand men came to know Christ that day.  We need that kind of power today.  We need people who are like what Daniel describes in Dan 11:32, "people who know their God and do exploits."  The secret that day for revival and a pattern for us to follow is as follows.  First, receive the promise.  The Lord wants to pour out His Spirit upon you, your family, church and community.  Secondly, tarry or wait, stay in that place of prayer until the power comes upon your life.  Thirdly, walk in unity with others.  A house divided cannot stand.  We need revival, it is the only thing that will turn our world around for Jesus Christ.  It lies in your hands so do not fail or falter.  Others need you.