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When is Revival Needed? (Taken from Baptist Start Page)

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.
Revelation 3:15-16

When is revival needed? Here is a list. It should be taken as a whole, though individual items
may speak to you more forcefully. When this group of symptoms are present, revival is needed.
• Revival is needed when spiritual matters are kept in the background and are a low priority.
• Revival is needed when God’s people find themselves going through the motions, having
only “a form of godliness but denying its power” (2nd Timothy 3:5).
• God’s people need revival when they are wallowing in sin, perhaps regretting their sins, but
unwilling to thoroughly repent of them.
• Revival is needed when the church languishes and is no longer advancing.
• Revival is needed when evangelism is no longer considered a matter of urgency.
• Revival is needed when Bible study becomes boring and prayer a drudgery.
• Revival is needed when Christian zeal fizzles out.
• Revival is needed when Christians grow worldly and lose their distinctiveness from others
around them.
• When serious sin is tolerated among God’s people, without effort to gently warn or restore,
revival is needed.
• When disunity divides a congregation, revival is needed.

• Revival is needed when Christian parents fail to rear their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
• When a church is over-confident, thinking their fellowship, their programs, their staff, their
building program, etc. are enough, revival is needed.

• When God’s people are contented, complacent, satisfied with things just the way they are,
revival is needed.

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