Heart Test For Personal Revival

Heart Test For Personal Revival

Wide-spread revival begins in the heart of a single Christian.  Is your heart ready for revival?  Take this heart test to find out. God will only save our country when American Christians follow His plan for the salvation of a nation!

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Are you following the admonition for revival found in 2 Chronicles 7:14?  Search your heart using the following questions as a guide.  

Take time to thoughtfully complete this test. Examine your heart.  Consider each question.  Allow God to guide you.  Confess every sin, ask God to forgive you, and request strength for lasting change.

Take The Heart Test For Revival

1. HUMBLE THEMSELVES.

How close to God am I right now?

Am I really concerned about revival?

Am I willing to pay the price for revival?

Am I willing to do anything God wants me to do?

Is God FIRST in my plans? 

Do I think too highly of myself?

Do I think too lowly of myself?

Do I always need to be the center of attention?

Do I deny myself daily to follow Christ?

Have I asked God for help?

Do my “hurt feelings” keep me from serving God?

Am I willing to forgive any wrong against me or against my family?

Do I look down on others in my heart?

Do I have sinful pride in my heart?

Am I willing to ask forgiveness from those I have wronged?

Am I content with the blessings of God in my life?

Am I fully relying on God today?

Am I filled with the Holy Spirit?

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2. PRAY.

Am I committing the sin of prayerlessness?

Do I have a set time to pray each day?

Do I have a specific place to pray each day?

Do I use a prayer list to guide my prayer time?

How much time do I spend in prayer each day?

Do I use a prayer journal?

Do I pray for my enemies?

Do I pray for forgiveness of my sins?

Do I pray for God to forgive the sins of others?

Am I praying for God to forgive and protect my nation?

Am I praying for the leaders of my church, community, and nation?

Do I receive regular answers to prayer?

3. SEEK GOD’S FACE.

Did I seek God’s face today?

Have I neglected the Word of God?

Do I desire the blessings of God?

Am I willing to deny myself to please my Lord?

Is it important to me what God thinks?

Do I seek God in my daily decisions?

Do I seek God in my relationships?

Do I seek God’s direction for my life?

Do I pursue God as if my life depends on it?

Am I obeying God’s Word in my daily life?

Do I show God I love Him by keeping His commandments?

Do I long for God to smile at me because He is pleased with my life?

Do I choose God over sinful pleasure?

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4. TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS.

Have I forgiven everyone?

Is all resentment out of my heart?

Am I impatient?

Am I Irritable?

Am I offended easily?

Do I get angry?

Do I hold grudges?

Do I have enmity toward anyone?

Have I been dishonest with God?

Have I broken any promise or pledge made to God or to His church?  my family?

Since my emergency or crisis has passed, have I keep the promises I made to God?

Am I envious of anyone?

Am I dishonest with others?

Am I too concerned about things?

Have I paid all my debts to others?

Do I have anything in my possession that does not rightly belong to me?

Do I have any habit which I should forsake?

Is there jealously in my heart?

Do I have sinful pride in my heart?

Have I wronged anyone and failed to make restitution?

Is the reputation of others safe in my hands?

Have I been a talebearer or gossip?

Have I hurt someone, or my church, by needless talk about somone’s faults?

Even if it was true, did I glorify God by telling it?

Did I pray for those involved?

Is my heart honest and my mind clean before God?

Are my thoughts pure?

Am I faithful to my wedding vows in deed and in thought?

Do I have any secret sin that I excuse, but should forsake?

Have I forgiven those who talked about me?  my family?

Do I have a right attitude toward my fellow church members?  my pastor?  church leadership?

Do I worry?

Am I anxious about things outside of my control?

Do I complain?

Am I guilty of the sin of unbelief?

Have I honestly tried to be a good witness for Christ?

Conclusion

It is a wonderful thing to be right with God.  What peace and joy comes through full submission to Christ!

May God give us revival in our hearts that will spread throughout the land!

This article is an excerpt from my recent book, “God & America.” It is available at AMAZON or ADD TO YOUR FAITH PUBLICATIONS. Click the links to check it out.

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3 Gifts For Jesus – Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

3 Gifts For Jesus – Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

We give each other gifts to celebrate Christmas. Following the example of the three wise men, consider three gifts that you should give to Jesus Christ.

Matthew 2:9–11 

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

In these verses, three wise men came from the East seeking Jesus. What a powerful illustration! Wise men still seek Jesus! They came from Babylon following a star and the Spirit.

We don’t know the exact timing of this event. Some Protestant Churches celebrate the wise men’s arrival 12 days after Christmas calling it Epiphany or Three Kings Day. We know that Christ was no longer a newborn (He is called a young child in verse eleven) but younger than two years of age (verse 16). They traveled hundreds of miles seeking the Child.

The Wise Men brought three gifts to Jesus. Each gift describes an element of Who Christ is and reveals what gifts we should offer Him today. Click To Tweet

Although not inspired or infallible like the Bible, tradition offers the possible names and regions of these wise men.  Melchior hailed from Persia, Gaspar (also called “Caspar” or “Jaspar”) from India, and Balthazar from Arabia.

The word “wise men” is the Greek word μάγος (magŏs, mag´-os). The singular word is magi. It was used for oriental scientists or sorcerers. Historians postulate that these men were Zoroastrian priests. Many courts in eastern cultures of the time, had astrologers and magicians who served as priestly advisors. Some stories and songs call the magis “kings,” but that is not revealed in Scripture.

Regardless of who they were and where they came from, these men were drawn to worship the newborn Christ.  

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4 Reasons To Practice Scripture Meditation

4 Reasons To Practice Scripture Meditation

Scripture meditation is a vital Christian discipline. Learn how and why to meditate upon the Scriptures. God will bless your life beyond measure as you practice meditation in the Bible. Learn four reasons to practice Christian meditation.

In this article, we discuss the importance of meditation in the life of the believer. Do you meditate? How much time do you spend each day thinking about God and His Word?

Stop the chaos in your mind and focus on the things of God. Put God’s truths on a Merry-Go-Round in your mind and enjoy thinking about them.  Click To Tweet

Life moves quickly. People are so busy today that it’s hard to catch your breath. Busyness is the enemy of meditation.

Determine to make intentional meditation a regular part of your life.

WHAT IS MEDITATION?

Biblical meditation is not Transcendental Meditation taught in false religions and New Age Spiritism.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) refers to a specific form of silent, mantra meditation and to the organizations that constitute the Transcendental Meditation movement.[1][2] Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created and introduced the TM technique and TM movement in India in the mid-1950s.

The meditation practice involves the use of a silently-used mantra for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with the eyes closed.

Wikipedia

According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, Meditate means “To dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to turn or revolve any subject in the mind; appropriately but not exclusively used of pious contemplation, or a consideration of the great truths of religion.”

Biblical meditation is the application of the mind to a specific thought and looking at it from all angles seeking the fullness on understanding on the matter. 

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Vote The Bible (Christian Voting Recommendations)

Vote The Bible (Christian Voting Recommendations)

How you vote is as important as the act of voting. As Christians, we cannot separate our politics from God’s Word. Consider five areas in which you must vote according to the Bible.

In recent contributions, we have discussed the privilege and importance of voting. In this article, let’s go a little deeper into voting to discuss how we decide for what we vote.

My entire adult life, I have heard politicians explain that they believe one thing in their personal lives, but another thing in politics or the voting booth. The most vivid example in my mind is Catholic Democrats. The Catholic church has taken a strong stand against abortion, yet democrats push a pro-abortion agenda. These conflicted politicians explain that they believe in their church, but they cannot allow their religion to affect their policies. What?!

This philosophy is precisely the opposite of how we should live.

Christians are obligated to vote on principle rather than personality. Click To Tweet

Our religion MUST affect our politics.

True faith moves you to action. If you don’t act on it, you don’t really believe it.

We have the benefit of God’s Word. The Bible applies to every area of life. It is correct on every issue.  

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God’s Plan Of Salvation For A Nation – 2 Chronicles 7:14

God’s Plan Of Salvation For A Nation – 2 Chronicles 7:14

America is in trouble. She is under attack from within and facing God’s judgment without. There is still hope for America if we follow God’s plan of salvation for a nation. Will you help save our nation?

America is a Christian nation. Pilgrims seeking religious and political freedom founded our country. God has uniquely blessed America over its 244-year history. 

Yet, we see trouble in our country today. As the godless and idolatrous have gained ground in society, God’s blessing has waned. 

There is nothing wrong with America that an old-fashioned revival could not fix. Click To Tweet

Our nation’s only hope is to turn back to God!

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Allow me to remind you that there are two layers of righteousness in a nation.  

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The True History of God & America

The True History of God & America

God and America are linked.  Some try to change history to deny this extraordinary relationship.  If America hopes to survive, she must turn back to God. Consider these ignored historical facts and God’s plan for the salvation of a nation.

America is a great nation because of her great God.  We wouldn’t even exist as a country if it were not for the miraculous work of the Lord.

After years of religious apathy, moral decay, and ungodly attack, America is fighting for her life.  Will she remain a Christian nation, or reject her God?

American history is linked to the God of the Bible and Jesus Christ.  We have been uniquely blessed as we have followed Him.   Click To Tweet

God’s plan of salvation for individuals is simple faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for remission of sins.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

This verse explains God’s plan of salvation for a nation.  God deals with nations in the Scripture.  They can be blessed or cursed.  They can be built or destroyed.  The only hope for America is a religious revival according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.  

Before we look at our text verse, let’s view  our nation through the light of God’s Word.  Consider these facts.

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