The Need for Revival.
Zechariah reminded them of two reasons they needed revival.
- They needed revival because of the consequences of disobeying God as their fathers had done. (Zechariah 7:4-14)
- They needed revival because God blesses those who are faithful too him.(Zechariah 8:6-8)
We need revival because we have seen what spiritual apathy has done to our lives, church, community, and country.
We need revival because we want to experience God’s blessing.
Zechariah received nine visions of God’s blessing of revival for his people and ultimately the world through the messiah. Three of his visions we need to catch if we are going to have real revival
I. A Vision of God’s Mercy (Zechariah 1:12-16)
They deserved punishment but God was going to show them mercy.
We deserve punishment but God has shown us mercy.
II. A Vision of God’s Presence (Zechariah 2:10-13)
III. A Vision of God’s Purpose (Zechariah 4:1-7)
Rebuild the temple – an impossible mission but God will accomplish it through the power of his spirit.
What is God’s purpose? That none should perish, no not one. Impossible, but God can accomplish it through his Spirit.