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First Revival Meeting of Township Church of Christ Port Harcourt

First Revival Meeting of Township Church of Christ Port Harcourt

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Published by Uchenna F. Bekee
this is a message I delivered during a 4 day, Revival meeting.
this is a message I delivered during a 4 day, Revival meeting.

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Published by: Uchenna F. Bekee on May 04, 2011
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MAY , 2011.TIME: 5PM-7PM.VANUE: TOWNSHIP CHURCH OF CHRIST, OPP. NO.3 CREEK ROAD, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE.THEME: REKINDLING THE FIRE OF YOUR SPIRIT:TEXT:JEREMIAH.20:9THEME ANALYSIS:DEFINITIONS:REKINDLE: {ING}: According to Longman dictionary of contemporary English,is: to make someone have a particular feeling, thought etc again[= reawaken]:FIRE:
[uncountable]a very strong emotion that makes you want to think aboutnothing else
fire of 
the fire of religious fanaticism
Fire in your belly
a strong desire to achieve something:SPIRIT:
[singular, uncountable]the qualities that make someone live the way they do, and make themdifferent from other people.SOUL:
[countable]the part of someone that you cannot see, that consists of the qualities that make uptheir character, which many people believe continues to live after the person has diedDETERMINATION: courage, energy, and determination - use this to show approval:ATTITUDE: the attitude that you have towards something or while you are doing something:INTRODUCTION:
Human involvement in the affairs of life is driven by so many factors. And life itself is a sphere of activitythat no individual will be so happy, complete and fulfilled if he or she is denied of the potentials thattend towards productivity and hard work.The principle of creation portends that God the creator, made man in His own image. The image of goodness, or pureness, or right living and of hard work. The record also show that Himself God, got busywithin a period of 6 days and was able to create all that the human eyes could see and those he cantsee.One of the natural endowment on man in Eden is, have dominion, keep and dress the garden, be fruitfuland multiply. So, man was given the spirit of labor, a character spirit that feels weak and dead if notactively invested in meaningful exercise. No right thinking individual will be so happy if denied freedomto work, to labor, to utilize the mental capacity and power from the creator to make things happen.So, we have it as a natural ability to work towards achievement of goals, realization of goals, because weare goal oriented human beings.From the foregoing, we discover that the energy God has given to man is not diminished by whatsoeverenvironment he finds himself. Its innate, its not taught, is a gift of nature on him. Little wonder, kidswhose body composition is not so strong also try to hold, pick and even want to work.When this man with this kind of nature embraced Christian faith, he also invested that same energy intothe daily requirements of that faith. Relationship with God demanded, a walk, work, and also a mindparticipation. God has always chosen men whose abilities and capabilities as so profound in them toachieve His set goals. A backward look to these characters; Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Noah, David, Saul,sameul , Elijah, Jeremiah, and Christ. Show that they were men of ability.The apostles of Christ were equally selected based on that same criterion. Paul, a lawyer and tentmaker, Peter and John, fishers, Mathew , a tax collector, Luke, A physician, and on to us today. Thesewere men who utilizedtheir potentials, their mental strengths, their skills, and trades in the service of the Master. Theyembraced the faith with all that they had.When Jesus had selected his men, he taught them, charged them, and also energized them for the workwhich they had to do. In His words,  If I go away, I will send you the comforter, the Holy Spirit, thepower from on high. This was to stimulate their faith, their character, their zeal, and make them readyand fit for the task ahead of them.
 In Acts 1:4-5,8; they got the promise, and in Acts 2;1-4; the received the spiritual energy thatJesus promised them. Significant things happened as a result of this new energy. They preachedthe word of God with boldness, prayed together from House to House, eat meals together, hadfasting and greatly grew the kingdom of God. In Acts 11; there character, determination andattitude, amazed the community where they were, and they pronounced the new name God promised.
hristianity is a way of Life that is energized by the holy Spirit of God. The Natural spirit of Man is baptized and influenced by the Divine Spirit of God for him to be able to live the newlife. It¶s the working together of the word of God with the Spirit in the life of the man that him avessel ready for honorable deeds. The book of Galatians 5; teaches what goes on in the man as aresult of these new birth. The New life in
hrist is possible because he submits to the directionand control of the divine Spirit.
hristians are encouraged to remain active, productive, and zealous in doing the will of God .they are not to submit to the sin that formerly encapsulated them and made them enemies of god.Romans 8:1-4. The dominance of sin to the soul makes it difficult for the
hristian to live for God. Romans 6:1-23. Sin dominates the mind, enslaves the soul, and incapacitates the body .The
hristian man or woman is charged to behave like the prophet Jeremiah. He lost the fire of his spirit due to opposition facing his ministry. Jeremiah decided to quit preaching, to abandonhis ministry, his calling, the charge he got from God. But listen to what he said;¶ then I said, Iwill not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart asa burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.´ Thatwas Jeremiah¶s response to weariness, to weakness, to discouragement due to opposition.Many of us have lost connection, we have lost spiritual vitality, our aroma is no more sensed, wehave lost the joy of Salvation due to sin has defeated us. In this ugly situation, we have this wakeup call, Use the power of the word given to you, to rekindle the fire of your love, of your  participation, of your engagement in spiritual matters. Listen to Paul writing toTimothy.11Tim.1:7; Romans.8:15; 1 John,.4:8; Lk.24:49.This is the time to fan into flame the fire of your spirit. To recover your lost glory. To reclaimyour fronts in the battle field of faith. This is the time, to humble yourself before the lord andmake restitution.The early Apostles and disciples, received the energy of God in forms of tongs of fires, they atthe same time, went aglow for god and His word. The fire should be burning in your bones, inyour heart, in your mind, in your eyes, in your tongues, legs and entire body.Ps.39:3The
hristian is the temple of the holy Spirit when the holy spirit tabernacles there. But if bysinful live he is smothered, you lose your power and therefore encouraged to rekindleit.Ps.29:2,3; Job.32:18-20; Acts18:5 Notice that if you continue to remain in inactivity, you will grow spiritually old. Ps.32:3.
See the power of the spirit of prophecy in those that were actuated by it; and thus will a holy zeal forGod even eat men up, and make them forget themselves

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