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We are talking a lot about revival right now.  I believe if we truly want to see God move in revival services, if we desire to see a move of God in our church and in our community we have to begin with ourselves.  We have to take honest inventory of ourselves and allow God to break down barriers, and replace the idols we have set in our lives.  Yes, I said idols.  We have allowed other things to take the place that God should have in our lives.  We have allowed those things to become more important that He.  The Bible says God is a jealous God.  Deuteronomy 4:24, 5:9, 6:15, and Exodus 34:14.  God desires to have first place in our lives.  We, Church, need to get back to our “first love”.  Where is that passion, that fire, that longing for God? 
In Brian’s Houston’s devotional, “Release, Revive, Repair, and Rebuild” he says, “It’s time to break free from bondages in circumstances, relationships, finance, addictions or health. It’s time for deliverance into an overcoming life. Don’t settle for brokenness – Jesus came to heal the broken, to release us from everything that weighs us down.
Jesus paid the price for us to have an abundant life!  (John 10:10)  He came to set us free!  (John 8:36)  He came to heal us!  (Psalm 107:20) He has made us Victorious! (Romans 8:37, 1 Corinthians 15:57) 
I want to see God move.  I want to see Him set people free.  Let’s prepare our hearts, let’s get our expectations out there and enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise.  Let’s empty ourselves of ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to fill us up with Him!!
It is time for the church to get preoccupied with the things of God, to become intensely prayerful, to attend God’s house more frequently to fellowship and worship, to develop a hunger for the Word of God, to develop a passion for the lost!  Why?  Because a dead church will never fulfil the Great Commission to invade the world with the life-saving Gospel. 

Let’s purpose to fulfill the call of God for us to be a light in the world, the salt of the earth.  Let’s allow God to change us from the inside out…beginning today!