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BY MY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the creator of revival. Approximately two thousand years ago, a small band of believers gathered in prayer on the day of Pentecost and learned this truth. They discovered that giving preeminence to the Spirit was essential to the growth and life of their newfound faith. Three thou... Read More

CONCEPTS OF REVIVAL

Revival is a sovereign, supernatural work of the Holy Spirit. It is God breaking into human history and revealing His holiness and glory. When the church is awakened from her spiritual lethargy she begins to see the world anew as her God given mission field. Men, women and children are converted in ... Read More

Crisis in the Church

The evangelical church in the west is experiencing a major crisis; a crisis that that goes to the core of its identity and the majority of people involved don’t even know it exists. What is the crisis I am speaking about? – The redefining of what it means to be Christian. More specifically, how a pe... Read More

DEFINING REVIVAL

Revival broke out during 1859 in Ulster, formerly a northern province of Ireland. In the city of Coleraine, a young boy fell under deep conviction of sin while in school. The schoolmaster observed that the lad was unable to do his work so he sent the student home to seek the Lord in private. The tea... Read More

DESPERATE TO CHANGE

One of the great truths of the Gospel is that Jesus purchased humanity with His own blood so they could walk triumphantly over the power of sin. Tragically though, there are many who never overcome habitual sin because they get stuck in a rut of apathy and hopelessness. The truth is that they won’t ... Read More

DESTINY OF THE DAMNED

There is only one sure proof of revival—the visible transformation of secular society through vast numbers of radical conversions. Anything less is not authentic revival. Christians that have been genuinely awakened will never remain passionless about those who will spend an eternity in hell. Awaken... Read More

HOLINESS TO SEE GOD

The Scriptures abound with awe-inspiring accounts of the Almighty revealing Himself to frail humanity. Church history is also rich with divine encounters where the Lord pulled back the veil so mere mortals could behold His splendor. To gaze upon the Great I Am will utterly change us. Isaiah saw the ... Read More

PASSION FOR HOLINESS

When the Lord rends the heavens He unveils to mortal men the beauty of His holiness. That is why genuine revival always advances Biblical holiness. The holiness of God can be terrifying to sinful man. Yet for those who yearn to know the Holy One, it becomes beautifully attractive. A passion for holi... Read More

PREPARE THE WAY

Whenever God’s people grow desperate for His manifest presence, they return to the simple truths that govern revival. One of those unalterable truths is that preparation always precedes revival! Preparation begins with a passionate heart for God that is lived out through prayer, repentance and holin... Read More

REPENTANCE: THE GIFT OF GOD

Heartfelt repentance is a gift from God. It is a constant reality of every true revival. Sin is the great separator between God and man, repentance the great restorer. The Biblical message of repentance is the sword of the Spirit that brings salvation to the lost, maturity to the saints and hope for... Read More

RESCUE THE PERISHING

Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer of the late nineteenth century, had a driving passion to win the lost to Christ. This burden compelled her to tell the salvation story to all who would listen, whether it was a homeless man at the Bowery Mission in New York City or a stranger on the streets. Once ... Read More

REVIVAL PRAYING

Revival is a spiritual work obtained and advanced through spiritual means. That is why we cannot have a genuine spiritual awakening without Spirit inspired prayer. Church history clearly validates this truth—that praying saints are the instruments the Lord has chosen to birth revival. “All true revi... Read More

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

At this very moment a war is raging across the planet. Its battles are ferocious. Lives are lost, prisoners are taken, defections occur, atrocities abound and strategies are executed. The hostilities rage endlessly—it is a war to the bitter end. There is no demilitarized zone and there can be no com... Read More

THE BEAUTY OF BROKENNESS

There are three facets of the Christian life that are essential to revival: surrender, brokenness and repentance. Surrender is relinquishing control of our lives to God. Brokenness is the state of being in which we yield that control. Repentance is brokenness and surrender in action. Surrender, brok... Read More

THE END OF THE MATTER

The Book of Ecclesiastes is a sketch of King Solomon’s quest for wisdom and significance. His journey took him on the painful path of sin and rebellion. Tragically, it left him staggering from the emptiness of a life without God. After the king effectively set forth the arguments that all of life’s ... Read More

THE WORD AND FAITH

The devil is more knowledgeable of the Word of God than Christians are. Yet this knowledge will never save him. Knowing the Scriptures and even holding a correct belief in them will never redeem a person, make one holy or bring revival. Brother Yun took this thought further when he said, “You can ne... Read More

THE WORK OF PREPARING

As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all ... Read More

UNITY

Unity among the saints makes them delightfully attractive to the Lord. This is one reason why unity is so vital for the promotion of revival. Whenever Christians conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the Lord Jesus they “stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel”... Read More

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