I watch these preachers on TV and YouTube, I watch the huge praise and worships they have, I watch and see these huge churches with wounds systems that rival a professional bands, camera’s that rival a TV station, churches that rival sports stations! “We praise, we worship, we pray for God to help us because we are so hurting in our million dollar churches, on our big flat screen TV’s because our life is so overwhelming. And yes – we do want our physical live to improve, but more importantly, would you agree, it’s more important to improve our spiritual life, our relationship with God?! And how we can glorify him the most?
Did Jesus say:
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Mt 22:37–40.
And didn’t Jesus define our neighbor as:
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Lk 10:29–38.
The next time you are at church, look around and ask yourself, which one of those attending is your neighbor as Jesus described?
If you want a revival, you want to have an even closer relationship with God, then should we not bring our neighbor to church, do something for our neighbor, love our neighbor – d something for your neighbor, but please don’t sit in your warm and cozy house, elaborate churches and pray for God to do something about your neighbor!! When you pray – let’s ask God, who is your neighbor and what can you/me do to love my neighbor as Jesus instructed?
Are we truly disciples of Jesus Christ if we have not, will not truly love our neighbor?! So a revival should not be a bunch of people going local church and listening to inspirational speakers and then going home and then do it again and do it again and actually do nothing different in those days. I think a revival should include the actual doing something in the way Jesus instructs us as he tell us who our neighbor is.