The Cry for Revival – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

The Battle Cry

“Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?” Psalm 85:6.

It is interesting to notice the time when this prayer was offered. It was a time of mercy. “Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land.” It was a time when God had led many to the knowledge of Christ, and covered many sins. “Thou has forgotten the iniquity of thy people.” It was now they began to feel their need of another visit of mercy — “Wilt thou not revive us again?”

The thing prayed for. “Revive us again,” or literally, return and make us live anew. It is the prayer of those who have received some life, but feel their need of more. They had been made alive by the Holy Spirit. They felt the sweetness and excellence of this new, hidden, divine life. They pant for more — “Wilt thou not revive…

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“O Sacred “Neck” Now Wounded” ?????????

The above is not just another messed up classic hymn. stripped of it’s rich theology. It’s far worse, in my opinion. I’ll let you be the judge:

“O Sacred Neck Now Wounded”

Featuring Jon Guerra & Matt Maher

[Verse 1]
O, Sacred Neck, now wounded
Pressed down by blows and knees
This son of God surrounded
By silent enemies
Will no one stop and listen?
Will no one rise and speak
Of violence and oppression
Which hanged You from that tree?

O, Sacred Head, discounted
Lies crowned in locks and sweat
See thorns and curls now found
In Your weeping mother’s hands
O, sun-kissed King of glory
What honor once was yours
Yet now despised and gory
Our still and lifeless Lord

[Chorus]
O, man of sorrows, beaten down
Our brother’s blood cries from the ground
You bore our sin, we turned our eyes
From You, the Lamb of God

[Verse 3]
O, Sacred Body, wounded
Now breathless in the street
Your people here press onward
To be Your hands and feet
Your mouth to speak your justice
Your heartbeat for the poor
Your life, it flows within us
To break down prison doors

[Chorus]
O, man of sorrows, beaten down
Our brother’s blood cries from the ground
You bore our sin, we turn our eyes
To You, the Lamb of God

I cannot, for the life of me, understand how a professing ‘Christian’ musician could be a part of this.

The Constitution is On Our Side, but Most Importantly the Lord is On Our Side • Pastor Gabe

When the Apostle Paul was about to be beaten by the Roman authorities, presumably for disrupting the public peace, Paul spoke up and said, “Is it lawful for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned?” Paul used his rights as a Roman citizen to defend himself, and he used …
— Read on themajestysmen.com/pastorgabe/the-constitution-is-on-our-side-but-most-importantly-the-lord-is-on-our-side/

Persecution and the Believer Part 2

The Domain for Truth

Quick update to yesterday’s Pray for a Persecuted Church Right now: This is now day 5 of the pastors being detained.  Please pray for other Christians too since their phones have been taken by authorities which the authorities can reconstruct other Christian leaders and churches.  These are perilous times for Christians in that country in East Asia.

Establish the need: Have you thought about Christian persecution?

Purpose: Today we shall see four more of eight truths the Bible teaches about Christians and persecutions so that you be strong in Christ when the time comes.

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Persecution and the Believer Part 1

The Domain for Truth

Quick update to yesterday’s Pray for a Persecuted Church Right now: The authorities have let go of others but the four elders/pastors detained from this persecuted church have been punished and sent to jail for two weeks.  Updates will probably be delayed because of security concern.  This post is timely and relevant, as it is about what the Bible teaches about persecution and believers.

Establish the need: Have you thought about Christian persecution?

Purpose: Today we shall see four of eight truths the Bible teaches about Christians and persecutions so that you be strong in Christ when the time comes.

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