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How to Keep Revival: Daily Hate Sin

by David Chadwick In the midst of so many recent conversations about revival, my heart is to see people maintain revival. How? I believe there are daily rhythms that can help keep revival fires burning in each one of our lives. Here is another way to keep revival burning within you: Daily hate sin. This is one area where Jesus gives those who follow him permission to hate. We are to love what he loves and hate what he hates. And he hates sin. Sin is what nailed him to the cross. How do we hate sin? By crucifying the flesh. Galatians 5:19-21 lists the lusts of the flesh: “sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.” Do you find yourself in any of these? We all see something in this list that applies to us. Choose to confess your sin regularly and nail it on the cross. When prisoners in Jesus’s day were nailed to the cross, they would die from asphyxiation. Daily choose to suffocate the lusts of your flesh. Refuse to let them control you. How? Hate sin. Hate what it has done to you. When you find yourself even thinking about it, feel your stomach churn in disgust. Let it make you sick. Then you won’t desire it any longer. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) teaches people how to be sober for one day. And then the next day. And the next day. And so forth. Over time, people find themselves free. But first they must hate alcohol. What it’s done to them. Their family. Friendships. Then, day by day, comes freedom. Daily crucify sin in your life. Hate it. Kill it. Over time, it will lose its power over you. You will become free. Revival fires will burn daily within you. And can live in the flow of the Spirit. In the love of Jesus – which is tomorrow’s “daily.”

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