Cold Calling is not dead.
As a matter of fact, it is very much alive.
I mentioned this a series is about revival, right?
Revival as we know it, is most simply the instance where everything dead comes back to life.
So, can I repeat myself?
Cold Calling is not dead.
And it’s alive, waiting for you to pick up and put to DEATH the SALE of REVIVAL that God has been offering to you.
I can bet you probably know where I’m going with this.
Cold calling is an old marketing tactic that is in unwavering use by one of the greatest conartists of our time.
And that conartist’s name is… the DEVIL.
And, if you don’t know by now, the devil wants nothing to do with selling you a product that’ll bring you peace.
Let me just give it to you straight.
He’s making you an offer that’ll tear you into pieces.
Don’t believe me?
Let’s remind ourselves…
1 Peter 5:8 (NLT) says,
8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
The devil is not simply your great enemy.
But, he’s the greatest enemy to revival.
In as much as I’ve told you that God is tapping you on the shoulder, calling you (and I) into a place of life.
The enemy is right on the other shoulder calling you into a place of everything but that!
He’s not looking to pitch to you a sale of life,
He’s not looking to pitch to you a sale of freedom,
He’s not interested in your restoration but rather,
He’s interested in your degradation.
Are you getting the picture?
Your satisfaction means nothing to him, if giving you satisfaction doesn’t satisfy him in return.
Are you following?
The enemy that we face day in and day out is looking to make a quick buck out of us.
He’s looking to chew us and spit us out!
He’s looking to call our phones to sell us SIN and to SELL us death.
And guess what?
If you don’t like the product…
You’re not getting a refund.
Don’t believe me?
Let me give you one of the greatest examples.
Genesis 3:1-7 (NLT)
And it says,
1 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”
2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. 3 “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’”
4 “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. 5 “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”
6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. 7 At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
What’s happening here?
This is only one of the most renown biblical stories of all time.
I mean…if you know nothing in the Word
You’re probably familiar with two people that bought into the enemies greatest sale—Adam and Eve.
They were two people. Made in the image of the glorious God. Placed in a garden. Lavished with the bounty of the earth. Given authority to rule and have dominion.
And of course…they screw it up.
Who screws it up?
Eve (and Adam), but mainly Eve.
The enemy was scouting around looking to attract a new customer.
So, he cold calls who?
Eve quickly got sold a product that promised her life. And that life came in the form of wisdom.
But little did she know, that within a couple of moments of purchase that her product would be constructed with DEFECTS and EFFECTS.
Eating the fruit didn’t truly make her like God as was promised by the serpent. It gave her and Adam wisdom that was carnal and earthly.
But of course it doesn’t stop there.
Eating the fruit sold her, Adam, and an entire human race complete separation from God.
Little did she know that her product was assembled with much deception and disgrace.
Giving into one unsolicited phone call bought her a whole lot more than she paid for.
So…what am I tryna get at here?
In the same way cold calling remains one of the greatest marketing tricks in the world of sales..
So it is that the devil’s tricks haven’t changed.
He is still very much in the business of working ever so hard to attract new customers.
If you and I are going to truly GET revived and STAY revived
In other words, if we’re truly looking to live and move with the Spirit at WORK in us..
If we’re desiring for the resurrection POWER of God to flow through us and use us for greater works..
then we can’t give into the SALE.
No matter how appealing the offer is, you and I cannot give in.
You must understand that there is an ENEMY to the revival you’re looking for.
And he has employed ENEMIES to make sure that your revival doesn’t come into fruition.
Lust wants to make you their customer…
Jealousy wants to make you their customer..
Rage and malice wants to make you their customer..
You name it.
Anything that doesn’t want to illicit LIFE IN CHRIST for you…
is your enemy!
And an ENEMY to revival!
“Ok so, Michelle, how do I do it? How do I not give in to the call?”
The thing you need to always be aware of with conartists is that…there’s always a catch.
But, it’ll difficult for you to be duped and played like Eve once you start taking your time to read the fine print—the WORD.
If our revival is to begin with anything…
It must begin with the WORD.
To know the scriptures is to know how to fight and deny any unsolicited phone call the enemy will make to you!
Hebrews 4:12 (GNT) says,
The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.
Are you taking in this scripture?
God’s word is capable of judging the desires and thoughts of the heart.
It’s capable of bringing you into full clarity so that you won’t be swayed by the deceptive SALES of the enemy.
To know the Word is know the TRUTH.
And it’s to know LIFE.
I just simply wanted to encourage you,
Don’t give into the enemy’s call.
But, give into God’s call.
Give into the call of REVIVAL.
it’s my prayer that you’ll get to know the God of revival through His Word.
And that He’ll use your life as an instrument to reawaken, revive, and restore anything and anyone dead around you.
Until next time,