Revival is only a limited goal. (It is a means, not the end). You can only revive something that is dead or dying. (Therefore the desire for revival is an admission that the church is dying). Revival is only a short-term goal. Once something has been revived, it cannot keep on being revived. So we need a goal beyond revival.

The Spirit told me to "stop talking about revival and start talking about the Kingdom of God". The Kingdom of God is a more worthy goal than revival. It is what Jesus talked about. He commissioned the church to establish the Kingdom of God. He is reviving the church so it can complete its task of building the Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God becomes a reality when God's authority is done on earth as it is in heaven. Sin has touched all aspects of life: families, relationships, business, government, entertainment, education. Sin is the opposite of God's will, so his will is no longer being done in these times. However, wherever sin has gone, the grace of God will follow to clear up the mess and restore God's order. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to bring God's grace to bear on every aspect of life.

If we want to be in touch with what the Holy Spirit is doing, we need to be working to establish the Kingdom. To better understand these things, look at the Kingdom of God.

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