Do you see yourself as a Reformer?
Do you have in your heart the desire to revive, to rebuild and/or to restore culture — both inside the Church and without — to the Standard that God gave to us from the beginning? Do you want to be a part of bringing the Kingdom to earth in a real way? If so, you’ve got the heart of a Reformer.
Over the past few decades it’s been all about revival in the Church. Now, don’t get me wrong, revival is very important to the Church, and to reformation. Without revival — the stoking and the keeping of the fire of God on the altar of our hearts as we share this with others along the way — reformation, or a return to the holy and righteous Standard of God for his people, wouldn’t be possible. You need the firm Foundation of Jesus and the Holy Spirit fire on the altar of your heart in order to pioneer with the plan of reformation for the Church in this generation. But now is the time of the Reformer.
In this episode I’ll be sharing with you the stages of revival that lead to reformation and I’ll show you the pattern as displayed in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai and Zechariah. I’ll also outline the three things you *must* do as a Reformer if you’re going to carry out this mission of bringing powerful reformation to the Church (and beyond) in this season. Are you ready? If so, I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
p.s. — If you’d like to join me inside The Jesus Girl Gang where you’ll find a company of spirit-filled, pioneering reformer women making their sounds for Jesus and His Kingdom, head over to jesusgirlgang.com/membership.
Scripture References mentioned in this episode:
Isaiah 61:4 —
They shall build up the ancient ruins;
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
Isaiah 58:12 —
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to dwell in.
The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai and Zechariah
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Sister, are you ready to step into real-life, relationship-based discipleship? Do you want to be more intentional about how you follow Jesus? Do you want to go deeper in the things of God, and do you want to do it with other like-minded, spirit-filled women? If so, I want to invite you into The Jesus Girl Gang!
You were made to make a sound for Jesus and His Kingdom. Are you making it boldly? Confidently? Would you like to be encouraged, equipped and empowered to do so? This is what we do inside The Jesus Girl Gang. Girl, it’s time to make your sound!
Head on over to jesusgirlgang.com/membership to learn more about our online discipleship community and to sign up!
Xoxo – Erica
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.