About This Episode:

Are we passing the point of survival? Revival is within our grasp now, but we must do something about it.

John the Baptist and Jesus show us what revival is. In their day, they announced that the Kingdom of God had broken into the world and into Judaism. Both preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of God has come near” (Matthew 3:1, 4:17). John helped prepare the way for the Lord. The start of Jesus’ ministry signaled the end of preparation and the arrival of the Kingdom.

Why do I need to repent?

Because there’s a new Kingdom here. Get rid of your old self so that you can be a part of this Kingdom (as a new creation). The Kingdom of God is within your grasp! That’s the good news. You can turn away from the old Kingdom—the kingdom of darkness, of Satan, of self. Repent.

Today, we live in troubled times. We have a world that’s anti-religion and anti-God. The powers of darkness are pushing against families, religion, wholesomeness, the children, etc.

Make a decision.

The day of preparation is over, and we must do something for survival! The Kingdom of God is at hand. Grab hold of revival, and let the Kingdom of God break into your life right now! It’s not enough to pray for God to move someday.

When you got saved, you went back by faith and pulled from the Crucifixion of the past into the now. When you grab hold of the Kingdom, you are pulling from the future into the now. We look out into the world and see problems all kinds of problems in our communities, in the culture, and in politics. But the presence of God changes everything! If we seize onto the ever-advancing Kingdom, people will be touched by the power and presence God.

Further Bible Reading:

Matthew 3:1-3 (NIV)

1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 
2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 
3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.’”

Matthew 4:17 (NIV)

From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
  • Self-check: Do you have interest in the Kingdom of God?
  • Are you making time for it? Are you actively pursuing it?
  • What will you do to take action now to receive the Kingdom of God?
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Quotes To Remember:

  • 1:56 Once Jesus started his ministry, the day of preparation was over, and the Kingdom of God had arrived.
  • 11:52 If you can get them to be touched by the very hand of God and the presence of God, they’ll change their mind. The presence of God changes everything.
  • 12:06 We may be past the day of preparation, and we may be at the day of survival. That’s why we need to step into revival right now.
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