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Revival: Day Six

" ...behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: ..."    Revelation 3:8

Though there are no glaring rebukes from the LORD in the letter to Philadelphia , it seems at least implicit that these faithful believers were suffering some intimidation, thus the admonition to go through the open door of ministry opportunities.

As the last days draw more last, open doors for the Gospel abound; and with the doors, a commensurate hostility and opposition to genuine gospel witness. 

"For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries."   1 Corinthians 16:9

It will take the bold and brave to exploit like doors in our day for GOD'S glory and men's souls.

"... go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."  Mark 16:15

"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work."  John 9:4

Hymn writer Grace Reese Adkins puts all this in wonderful perspective:

"By and by when I look on HIS face, beautiful face, thorn-shadowed face; ... I'll wish I had given HIM more.

"By and by when HE holds out HIS hands, welcoming hands, nail-riven hands ... I'll wish I had given HIM more."

Revival Question # 6: Will you go ... or stay?

Day Six of revival begins when we go.

Memorize: "Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for US? Then said I, here am I; send me."  Isaiah 6:8

Seven Days Of Revival

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

  "... I'll wish I had given HIM more."