Revival is simply that moment when God manifests directly in the midst of men…
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Does not appear in the Bible, but it is a biblical occurrence, and it is used to describe moves that have taken place during the history of the Church.
The word “revive” does appear in Habakkuk 3: 2b.
We note that Revival is an exclusive work of God; man cannot produce a revival.
Note: Some items related here may even happen during the revival, but isolated is not revival.
For in evangelism the Church works, but in the revival God works for the Church. In evangelism the focus is on the non-believers, whilst the revival is for the believers. In evangelism, the Church goes to sinners but in the revival sinners come to the Church. In evangelism the preachers cry out to the hearers and in revival the hearers cry out to the preachers.
In these days we have to pray like the prophet Habakkuk: “Help us Lord! Revive your work these days!”
When we study the history of the Church, we realize that it is full of ups and downs and when it is at a low, is that when revival comes. Some denominations have labeled God’s moves in their Churches as “revival”.
Some revivals that have already happened around the world leave us longing for a new move. Some are famous, such as that of Azuza Street (USA), of England, Germany, Wales, New York, Ulster… Many of God’s moves we call “Revivals”: We see that they were hubs that produced many changes in the history of the Church as a whole,
As we fulfil the Great Commission, then the return of Jesus will come (Matthew 28:19).
Revival is an outpouring upon the Church collectively to carry out the Great Commission. In Acts 1: 8, the reason for revival in the Church is clear.
If we do not want to go to cities or nations to speak about the love of God to the lost, it does not make sense to receive the power from above that is released in revival…
Without revival, we will not be able to prepare the way for Jesus’ return by preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, as in Matthew 24:14.
We need a Holy Spirit outpouring to stand in our identity as the Church, doing our part to fulfil this Great Commission. Without revival, we will not be able to prepare the way for Jesus’ return by preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, as in Matthew 24:14.
During the revival, the people will move towards Christ.
During the revival, the people will move towards Christ. They will not be inclined to go any other way. Prayers that have not been answered for many years are being gloriously answered. The atmosphere is often filled with the majestic power of God. Christians recognize this with the Holy presence of God. Sinners will have a reverential perception of the presence of God and their own sinfulness.
God can reveal His presence in unexpected ways. Surprising occurrences can accompany His deep work in the soul. There will be such a sense of The Divine presence and power of God that could cause some individuals to tremble. Others may weep before God or fall to the ground because they feel physically weakened. Whilst others may feel almost irresistibly drawn to attend revival services or to gather together before some worship is announced (Wesley Duewel’s “The Fire of Revival”)
because the Holy Spirit is very dynamic and will always do something different; responding to the yearnings of the People of God at all times.
This revival does not come to liberals, mystics, syncretists and the merely religious, but to a people desperately longing for the presence of God.
Revival Prayer Army@2023