By Pastor Jeff,
Probably every gathering we have those that are hungry for “Revival” we at Janesville Apostolic Ministries make that claim also! So the question is why would you think that Jesus would start with your church to start a revival?
JAM as we affectionately call it, is a small congregation in numbers, so you would think that God would start with a well established, larger congregation, that can attract more and better speakers, right? I personally believe and I think you have many examples in the Bible as well as in history that God would rather begin with small beginnings than well established sometimes talented churches.
We can look at Moses who God saved for His purpose by the very family who decreed that he should of been killed, David was a young boy anointed to be the next king, Samuel 16:12-13, “And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.” Many of the major and minor prophets would not of been the most qualified, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.
How about Jesus, where was He born, in a palace, a million dollar home, in the big city? No Jesus Christ was born in a simple manger in a small town called Bethlehem, Luke 2:6-7, “And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
So brother Jeff, what makes you think that Jesus would begin a revival in the midst of your small congregation under the leadership of those that have no degree, no training other that life and a call to love God’s people? My answer is a very loud, WHY NOT!
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