We Must Remove The Foreign Gods For Revival

We want God to bless us, but we want him to do it on our terms. Let me explain.
America is in tremendous need of revival. We are concerned about the moral drift in our society. So we ask God to bless us…we ask God to intervene. But, we don’t want to change…we want God to bless us on our own terms.
We don’t want to change our lifestyles. We want to continue to attend worship sporadically. We don’t want to guve anymore them were giving now. We don’t want to remove the pagan gods and idols from our lives. Yet, we ask God to bless us. But, it doesn’t work that way.
In I Samuel, God told Israel, “If you want to return to the Lord with all your hearts, get rid of your foreign gods and your images of Ashtoreth. Turn your hearts to the Lord and obey him alone…” Notice that God said, “if you want to return to the Lord with all your hearts…you must get rid of your foreign gods…”
What are our foreign gods? A foreign God is anything that comes between us and Jehovah God. It could be sports, it could be materialism, it’s anything that comes between us and God.
One of the greatest foreign gods in our time is sports. Recently I visited a sports complex. Young boys were walking around with a bat bag on their bags and most of them had two bats in them. hundreds of dollars have been spent on baseball equipment, softball equipment, and equipment for other sports. Tracel sports has become a God in our nation. It’s keeping young families out of worship and many of those young families are Christians but, it doesn’t seem to bother them thst they’re playing ball on Sunday mornings. But travel sports isn’t the only God. it coukd just as easily be fishing, hunting or golf.
America, God will bless us, but not on our terms. We must remove the foreign gods for our midst.
Join me and let’s examine our lives. What foreign gods that we have in our lives? With God’s help, let’s remove them and ask God to grant us revival

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