*when we do not love Him as we once did.
*when earthly interests and occupations are more important to us than eternal ones.
*when we would rather watch TV and read secular books and magazines than read the Bible and pray.
*when church dinners are better attended than prayer meetings.
*when concerts draw bigger crowds than prayer meetings.
*when we have little or no desire for prayer.
*when we would rather make money than give money.
*when we put people into leadership positions in our churches who do not meet scriptural qualifications.
*when our Christianity is joyless and passionless.
*when we know truth in our heads that we are not practicing in our lives.
*when we make little effort to witness to the lost.
*when we have time for sports, recreation, and entertainment, but not for Bible study and prayer.
*when we do not tremble at the Word of God.
*when preaching lacks conviction, confrontation, and divine fire and anointing.
*when we seldom think thoughts of eternity.
*when God’s people are more concerned about their jobs and their careers, than about the Kingdom of Christ and the salvation of the lost.
*when God’s people get together with other believers and the conversation is primarily about the news, weather, and sports, rather than the Lord.
*when church services are predictable and "business as usual."
*when believers can be at odds with each other and not feel compelled to pursue reconciliation.
*when Christian husbands and wives are not praying together.
*when our marriages are co-existing rather than full of the love of Christ.
*when our children are growing up to adopt worldly values, secular philosophies, and ungodly lifestyles.
*when we are more concerned about our children’s education and their athletic activities than about the condition of their souls.
*when sin in the church is pushed under the carpet.
*when known sin is not dealt with through the biblicalprocess of discipline and restoration.
*when we tolerate "little" sins of gossip, a critical spirit, and lack of love.
*when we will watch things on television and movies that are not holy.
*when our singing is half-hearted and our worship lifeless.
*when our prayers are empty words designed to impress others.
*when our prayers lack fervency.
*when our hearts are cold and our eyes are dry.
*when we aren’t seeing regular evidence of the supernatural power of God.
*when we have ceased to weep and mourn and grieve over our own sin and the sin of others.
*when we are content to live with explainable, ordinary Christianity and church services.
*when we are bored with worship.
*when people have to be entertained to be drawn to church.
*when our music and dress become patterned after the world.
*when we start fitting into and adapting to the world, rather than calling the world to adapt to God’s standards of holiness.
*when we don’t long for the company and fellowship of God’s people.
*when people have to be begged to give and to serve in the church.
*when our giving is measured and calculated, rather than extravagant and sacrificial.
*when we aren’t seeing lost people drawn to Jesus on a regular basis.
*when we aren’t exercising faith and believing God for the impossible.
*when we are more concerned about what others think about us than what God thinks about us.
*when we are unmoved by the fact that 2.5 billion people in this world have never heard the name of Jesus.
*when we are unmoved by the thought of neighbors, business associates, and acquaintances who arelost and without Christ.
*when the lost world around us doesn’t know or care that we exist.
*when we are making little or no difference in the secular world around us.
*when the fire has gone out in our hearts, our marriages, and the church.
*when we are blind to the extent of our need and don’t think we need revival.
by N. L. DeMoss
***Yes the church needs a revival today***