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Romans 6,7,8 – Key to Revival 1

Prayer in Every City Bible Study

Many people are praying for revival in America, but we have yet to see God pour out his Spirit. From my years of study on Revival and Spiritual Awakening, there is more to a heaven sent revival than prayer. The book of Romans can shed some light on what is needed for revival. Before I begin the lessons on Romans 6,7 & 8, I will give you a brief outline  and summary of the entire book. Then tomorrow we will narrow in on Romans 6, 7 & 8.

The book of Romans is divided into 5 sections.

1. Gospel, Sin & Wrath- Romans 1-3:20
2. Salvation Through Faith – Romans 3:21-5:21
3. Sanctification – Romans 6-8
4. Mystery of Jews & Gentiles – Romans 9-11
5. Sacrificial Living – Romans 12-16

The main theme of Romans is the gospel.

Every believer should study this book so you know how to defend your faith, and most importantly to share your faith. By looking at the above outline, we can see Paul’s “formula” for presenting the gospel. He first spoke in detail about sin (chapters 1-3) and then the gospel message (chapters 3-5). One reason we are not seeing a move of God in America, is because of the way we present the gospel message. Sadly, Christians have fallen into the practice of generalizing sin, rather than being specific. Many Americans don’t understand they are sinners. When asked if they are a good person, most will respond, “Yes”. Not only do they think they are a good person, but also believe they are good enough to get to heaven. Therefore when presenting the gospel, we must be specific about sin.

Not only has lack of preaching and teaching on sin affected our Gospel presentation, but it has also numbed Christians into complacency over our own sin. We call ourselves “sinners saved by grace”, therefore giving us a license to sin. In the book of Romans, sinners are unbelievers. A Christian is never referred to as a sinner. Instead, Christians are called “saints”. Would we be more concerned about our sin, if we referred to ourselves as saints rather than sinners? As we study Romans 6-8 we will learn of the tragedy of sin in the life of a believer.

Brief outline of Romans 6-8.

Romans 6 – Dead to Sin
Romans 7 – Purpose of the Law
Romans 8 – Walk in the Spirit

If you are praying for revival, you must understand these 3 chapters of the Bible. A prayer warrior must understand that sin in the life of a believer is a hindrance to prayer. We must learn that we have been set free from the bondage of sin. Last but not least, we must learn how to walk in the Spirit. Living a carnal life can greatly hinder your prayers. I hope you will join me as we study sanctification in the book of Romans.

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3 Comments on Romans 6,7,8 – Key to Revival 1

  1. Michael Morris // February 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    I am a Foursquare minister, I have been for many years. I have a question concerning a statement you made that said, ” only a spirit-filled christian could get answers to prayer.” Is there a distinguishment between who is filled and who is not filled as a Christian?
    I have really enjoyed the study of Romans 6,7, and 8. We most likely will have to disagree agreeably on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Thx. Rev. Michael Morris

    • Michael, thank you for your response. It has been a few years since I wrote this article so I had to go back to read what I said. I will change my article, because I know God will also answer prayer for a carnal Christian, but a Spirit-filled Christian will see more answers. A carnal Christian is one who has failed to surrender his/her life totally to God. A believer is filled with the Holy Spirit when Christ sits on the throne of his/her life rather than self or as I like to say the “Big I”. We are baptized with the Spirit at salvation one time, but we can have multiple fillings. A Christian can be filled today, but not tomorrow. I realize that some people refer to the filling of the Holy Spirit as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. As R.A. Torrey said. “It doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as you get it”. We all the need the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through our lives so we have power to win souls. I pray we can agree to disagree. America needs a revival and an awakening. Christians need to be filled with the Spirit everyday of their lives.

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