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Sports and entertainment are two of the biggest hindrances to revival!

Authors:  Johnson and Pearl, Bible teachers and founders of:
Pure Gospel and Revival website
www.repent-pray-revival.org

Romans 12:1-2 NIV
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1-2  Amplified Bible
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

“God sends His fire on the sacrifice, not on the altar.”  –Leonard Ravenhill

神將祂的火降臨在祭物上

“No sacrifice on the altar means no fire.  The fire of God never falls on an empty altar.  The greater the sacrifice, the more the fire.”   –Frank Bartleman, a true prophet/revivalist/intercessor of the 1906 Azusa Street Revival, a prophet that preaches repentance and revival.

「The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival.  」-Frank Bartleman

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“You must ask the Spirit to bend you afresh. Oh Lord, bend me!"  -Evan Roberts.

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Chinese revivalist John Sung has this famous saying:  “God will use me now because I am completely dead.”

“Be a dead man living, don’t be a living dead man.”   -Chinese revivalist John Sung

“Lord, I pray that you give me a double portion of Your Spirit upon John Wesley, D.L. Moody, and Charles Finney, If you don’t give me power, then I rather die!”    -Chinese revivalist John Sung

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2 Kings 2:9 (KJV)  “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”

“I have made the choice, I choose that this life shall be holy, used for God at any cost, at any price.”   -Kathryn Kuhlman

“Death to self, two wills having becoming as one."  -Kathryn Kuhlman

“I surrender unto Him all there was of me; everything!  Then for the first time I realized what it meant to have real power.”

I surrender unto Him all there was of me; everything!

Sports and entertainment are the devil’s opium to the masses, meant as a substitute for joy from God.”  -Leonard Ravenhill

“Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need.”      -Leonard Ravenhill

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Sports and entertainment are two of the biggest hindrances to revival!

“There can be no question that the biggest hindrances to revival are sin, idolatry, covetousness, lust, selfishness, pride, prayerlessness, worldliness, sports, and entertainment.” -Johnson and Pearl

Galatians 5:24  King James Version
“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."

“If you have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, and if you have carried your cross everyday and denied self, then you will naturally have no need, no desire, and no time for any worldly TV, sports, entertainment, idols, and sin.” -Johnson and Pearl

“The person that truly loves God with all of his heart and persistently “desires" God’s revival, glory, and power; there is no need, no desire, and no time for sports, entertainment, and sinning." -Johnson and Pearl

“For the Christian who truly loves God and soulwinning, sports and entertainment doesn’t matter, which team wins doesn’t matter.  What truly matters is whether we are faithful to win souls for Jesus!"  -Johnson and Pearl

“The sad fact is, most of the carnal Christians in America and the world love sports and entertainment more than they love Jesus and the lost souls of the world.  They can watch a ballgame or a movie for 3 hours, but they can’t even “watch and pray" for just one hour with Jesus!  No wonder today’s carnal Christians and churches are so powerless, carnal, worldly, and easily deceived by Big Gov, Big Pharma, Covid vaccines, the far-left Big Media, and corrupt politicians."   -Johnson and Pearl

   

Matthew 26:40-42  King James Version
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

“If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes.” -Jonathan Goforth.

What every person in the world needs: The Pure Gospel and revival! – The  Pure Gospel and Revival website

“Anything that you love more than Jesus is an idol, I don’t care what it is."   -Leonard Ravenhill

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Faith, holiness, and power grows when Christians turn to the Bible, fasting, prayer, and worship.
Doubt, worldliness, and sin grows when Christian turn to TV, the news, internet, and temptations.”  -Johnson and Pearl

“Oh that God would humble me deeply in the dust before Him! I deserve Hell every day for not loving my Lord more, who has, I trust, loved me and given Himself for me.” -David Brainerd

“The prayers of a few sanctified men will result in the salvation of the majority, just as after 10 days in the Upper Room, the twelve through prayer and fasting brought Pentecostal revival(aka Holy Spirit outpouring), and the salvation of at least 8,000 sinners.(Acts 1:24; 2:41; 4:4) ”  -Johnson and Pearl

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“Jesus commands the disciples to seek first the Father’s promise that brings revival(Luke 24:49), then go to fulfill the Great Commission(Luke 24:47), not the other way around!”  -Johnson and Pearl

“Jesus never said first preach the gospel, build churches, then seek revival last.  Nearly all churches and seminaries today are busy going after numbers, offerings, activities, and preaching sin-diluting false gospels.  No wonder they are too busy and blind to see the importance and absolute necessity of praying for revival.”    -Johnson and Pearl

The cost of praying down Pentecost/Revival

The cost of praying down Pentecost/Revival

What is the pure gospel of Jesus Christ? 
https://repent-pray-revival.org/2020/06/09/what-is-the-pure-gospel-of-jesus-christ-2/

“True and False Christian Test”  
https://repent-pray-revival.org/2020/07/09/true-and-false-christian-test/

What is true revival?
https://repent-pray-revival.org/2020/06/15/what-is-true-revival-2/
The truth about sin
https://repent-pray-revival.org/2020/07/05/the-truth-about-sin-2/

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