Looking still to revival….

I have to say for a while now I have longed for revival and equally been scared for what I was actually asking for. Revival starts with ourselves and our hearts along with the heart attitude of the Church we live and belong to. It begins with total repentance and giving ourselves fully over to God, to be sanctified/made holy.
Duncan Campbell said of the Hebrides ref
vival, “The difference between successful evangelism and revival is this: in evangelism you have the two, the three, the ten, the twenty and possibly the hundred making confession of Jesus Christ. And at the end of the year you are thankful if half of them are standing. But the community remains untouched….But in revival when God the Holy Spirit comes, the wind of heaven blows, suddenly the community becomes God conscious. A realisation takes hold of the young, middle-aged and old.”
If the Church praying for revival was truly sanctified, they would’t be able to sin any more. It would’t even enter their heads. They possibly would have a greater resistance to temptation because they felt so close to God and His Spirit. The Church needs to be set apart from the world around it. Why would anyone want to be part of a Church that is no different to anything or anyone else. When it comes down to it, they don’t.
We need to seek God and His holiness as this could be the key to reviving our areas.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kathleenduncan
    May 12, 2015 @ 12:44:18

    I have spend time studying Daniel, Esther, and Nehemiah. All prayed prayers of repentance before doing great things. I love how Nehemiah prayed for the sins of his nation, his father’s family and himself. I thought of how we need to repent for our own sins, the sins of the American church and our nation. If we do, and earnestly continue to pray, we will see God move. Keep praying. Keep believing. Keep pressing on toward the goal set before you.

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    • The Minstrel's Wife
      May 19, 2015 @ 06:25:08

      thank you for your lovely message. We have to keep believing and have faith that as God hears every single prayer, He knows the longing in our hearts. He sees how much we want revival and how much His bride needs it. I love reading the Bible and how God reveals new things every time I read. Many blessings and much love from England and your Christian family here.xx

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