An evangelical preacher observed Sunday that the great evangelical revivals witnessed in the USA and Europe in the past have died.
Dr. Nathan Shehu, a medical doctor and evangelist, preached Sunday at the ECWA Plateau Church in Jos, as this Nigerian Christian evangelical congregation began the celebration of its weeklong annual thanksgiving program, which ends end Sunday.
“Revival has died in Europe and America because the children of evangelical revivalists have forgotten about the exploits that God did through their parents, who were the instruments of these great evangelical revivals in these two continents,” Shehu said.
“For there to be a revival again in these nations, there must be a remnant that will pray for it. The remnant in these countries in USA and Europe must pray for revival to take place. We see so much evil, not only in these countries, but all over the world because revival has died long ago,” Shehu continued.
The preacher stressed the need for Christian parents to teach their children the importance of remembering God’s wonderful dealings with them at all times.
“Our children need to have the Jordan experience if they are not to forget God’s dealings with us,” he said.
Reminding the congregation about the significance of remembering God’s dealings with His creation, Shehu said the nation of Israel was instructed to remember God’s provisions, protection and dealings with them in the wilderness. And since Christians have been brought into this covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ, they must all abide by the teachings of the Bible in appreciating what God has done in their lives.
“A new generation of Israelites had to experience the miracle of the crossing of the Red Sea at the Jordan River to enable them know God’s miracle in the lives of their parents, who had left the captivity in Egypt and died before reaching the Promised Land. So the crossing of the Jordan was the re-enactment of the Red-Sea-crossing miracle in the lives of the new generation of Israelites who were not part of those who left Egypt,” Shehu explained.
“In our time, too, our children must be taught God’s faithfulness in our lives, so that our children will remember such wonderful dealings when we are long gone,” Shehu said while reading from Joshua 4:1-11.
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SOURCE: Charisma News