Jesus Christ said, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer.”

Alive in Christ, Part 3 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #165)

TEXT: Ephesians 2:1-3

Lewis Drummond said, “The spiritual disciplines of 2 Chronicles 7:14 are not just conditions for a true revival; they are the revival itself.”

Leonard Ravenhill said, “If we had more sleepless nights in prayer, there would be far fewer souls to have a sleepless eternal night in hell.”

In their book, The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever, Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter share with us: “Four years after revival broke out under Jonathan Edwards’ preaching, people throughout all the English colonies were stirred to conversion through the preaching of another great evangelist, the Englishman George Whitefield. Benjamin Franklin published Whitefield’s fiery sermons for the masses to read, and these publications contributed to the revival as well.”


Continuing with the theme of remembering where we have come from on our journey from sinners to saints, Paul reminds us that we were once just as bad as the people whom we now are often eager to condemn. Notice that Paul includes himself in the number: “Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”