• Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    A Call to Repentance and Prayer: Society Needs God, Part 5. Are you Living the Life or is your Religious Observance Null and Void?

    Surely His salvation is near those who fear Him that glory may dwell in the land – Psalm 85:10 If we want society to change then believers must live the Christian life of purity, holiness, truthfulness and have integrity. We are called to be Christ-like. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount gives clear directions how to live (Matthew chapters 5-7), as do many other books of the Bible, especially the writings of the apostles’ Paul, Peter and James. ‘The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    Help us Lord! Society Needs God, Part 4. Will the City be Overthrown or Saved?

    Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He has mercy on us – Psalm 123:1-2 The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah went past the point of no return because its citizens were ‘exceedingly wicked against God’ (Genesis 13:13). Time passed and the outcry against these two cities increased. It came up before God because their sin was very grave (Genesis 18:20). Abraham with his incredible intercession, pleaded before…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    We Need a Revival! Society Needs God, Part 3. Is there Justice and Order? Are we Praying for God to Intervene?

    Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face – Psalm 24:3-6 As a nation, if we returned to God, our lives and our communities would be better. In fact, through repentance and prayer society as a whole would be transformed. If one household can be revived and live the Christian…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    A Call to Repentance and Prayer: Society Needs God, Part 1. The Church Needs to be Revived and Society Transformed

    If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land – 2 Chronicles 7:14 Revival elevates society and can change the moral character of a city or nation. It can transform a country, as the Spirit of God descends in showers of blessing. In the past, this has brought about social welfare and changes which have been enshrined in law. The Church needs to be revived; revival, a spiritual awakening. God calls us to repentance because it leads to restoration. It…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Revival

    God will be Glorified: Christian Revival is Not an Option, it is a Must

    Our nations are spiritually dry. Our churches need reviving and our people need salvation. God has a promise for us all. He will pour water on all who are thirsty and floods on the dry ground. The Lord will come and flood our nations with His Holy Spirit. This is what God says, “I MUST BE GLORIFIED.” Before all the people I must be glorified – Leviticus 10:3 He must be glorified and only in times of revival will nations turn to Him and glorify Him. God the Holy Spirit has transformed nations before and He can do it again. The Bible promises a flood of God’s power and we…