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MarkOne
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 Re: A REVIVAL MANIFESTO



A revival, a day of power will find a point of beginning in the willingness of the people of God – Ps 110:3. Revivals are commonly to be experienced among those who wait for the Lord to come as redeemer, as life-giver and as sanctifier. Revivals are to be found to appear as a response to the availability of the people of God. The very waiting on God is the mystery and the main trait of a revival at hand and of a revival at work. Willingness creates a day of power. Waiting on God formulates the format of the day of power. Willingness and waiting, perseverance and prayer assist God in His day of power. Revivals begin as men bend the knee in persistent prayer, revivals consist of prayer and intercession, revivals are generated in the prayer chamber, revivals are sustained in righteous prayer, revivals revive and reinstate praying, revivals will never last without much prayer, a revival co-insides with the willingness of man to give himself to prayer.

The climate of a revival is tempered by the fire of a furnace. Its fire is lit to be a refiners fire. A fire is conditioned and purposed to bring life, so does a revival . Fire devastates, so does a cross-centered revival. The fire of the Lord does not allow itself to be captured and controlled, a revival lies in God’s hands. A revival fire must be tended to and restricted from abuse. Man must take his hands off of its development, yet stay with it to guard it and fan it. The climate of a revival brings probing and testing of man’s innermost aspirations. It brings out his best and isolates his worst. A revival is like a refiners fire, it cleanses, it sheds light, it brings integrity and integration. It restores and brings forth eternal, imperishable qualities. Its fire is like hell to the unrepentant and it certainly burns the love of God into every willing being. It is indeed the climate of the melted heart established for the sake of the melting of hearts.

To be continued. . .

 2006/6/12 14:58Profile
MarkOne
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 Re: A REVIVAL MANIFESTO



A revival needs a man in the gap. A revival will take a man in the gap to begin. Revivals are marked and remembered by its men, by those who dare to stand in the gap. Revivals come God’s way, according to God’s perspective and intentions but they begin in a man’s heart. “I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind.” 1 Sam2:35. A man according to the heart of the Lord. Priestliness according to heavenly measure. Royal stature entirely adjusted according to the Lord’s own plumb line. A revival will occur if such a man is raised to stand, to stand firm. A revival will be brought in where the people of the Lord is brought back to a recognition of the price to be paid and a willingness to pay the cost.

A revival will become a reality wherever a company of committed decides to recover the art of crying out to the Lord, wherever the fellowship of the burning heart gathers to partake in carrying of the perennial burden of the Lord. His cry is an “Oh, that my people would. . .” Our cry must correspond to His. Revival begins in a great, common “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!” Isa 64:1-2 The Church which has renounced its role as a bearer of the burden of the Lord and taken redemption to mean deliverance from pain and problem, even from the sharing in the sufferings of Christ is the one section of the people of God in the gravest need of revival.
Revival begins when we have captured this absolute sense of urgency, when we lift off the yoke of complacency, when we solemnly come together to take part in priestly ministry before the Lord. Revival will become a blessed reality when we gather as a people purposed for His praise.

To be continued. . .

 2006/6/12 22:39Profile
MarkOne
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 Re: A REVIVAL MANIFESTO



A covenant to be considered, declared and earnestly, ardently kept
Jehoiada, the priest, made a covenant between himself, the king, and the people that they would be the LORD’s people. 2Ch 23:16
King Hezekiah: It is in my heart now to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel so that His fierce wrath may turn away from us. 2Ch 29:10

Revivals require commitment. Revivals are kindled and kept alive on covenant ground. Priestly ministry, a function at the core of every revival, stands firmly on the covenants of the Lord. “My covenant with Levi, the priestly ministry, was one of life and peace, and I gave these to him; it called for reverence, and he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.” Mal 2:5. Revivals are secured by men who formulate a covenant and enters into a covenant relation with the Lord to stand firm in reverently seeking the face of God. Succeeding in bringing life and peace to the people comes solely on covenant ground.

Priests, intercessors, ministers of life and peace must go through a process of cleansing, a refiners fire. The priestly ministry must, to become efficient, go through a thorough severing by sword. Revival requires a renouncing of the delusive quality of all human glory, demands a giving up of thrones, an abandonment of independence, a letting go of carnal ambition and religious satisfaction, an uprooting of pride and boasting. Revival requires a covenant to be cut which profoundly declares a counting as worthless all things which the Holy Spirit classifies as belonging to the earthly realm. Revival expects a giving up for the sake of the creation of a vessel to carry the newness of life. Revival aims at and carries through a cleansing for the sake of priestly gain. Revival is Heaven substantiated, eternal qualities on display. An apprehending leading to a permanent establishing of a work of these dimensions and proportions must have a covenant conscious heart at its core.

To be continued. . .

 2006/6/13 8:29Profile
MarkOne
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 Re: A REVIVAL MANIFESTO



A model for the formulating of a covenant which will set mind and heart rightly before the Lord in regards to the facts of the necessity and prospects of a revival:
Blessed are, truly awakened, spiritually alert and maturing are the poor in spirit – I give myself to the emptying work of the cross.
Blessed are, truly awakened, spiritually alert and maturing are the gentle – I give myself to the formation of a priestly, a sacrificial mindset.
Blessed are, truly awakened are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness – My heart and conscience is in great need of a revelation in this realm.
Blessed are, truly awakened are the merciful – Begin a thoroughgoing work in me unto maturity displayed in the development of spiritual fruitfulness and faithfulness.
Blessed are, truly awakened are the pure in heart – Open my eyes to true spiritual realities.
Blessed are, truly awakened, spiritually alert and maturing are the peacemakers – Produce in us the ability to minister life and peace.
Blessed are, truly awakened, spiritually alert and maturing are those who are persecuted for righteousness – Allow us to become spiritually real, vessels of wonders that by necessity must be gainsaid or reacted to in thorough repentance unto newness of Life.

Lars Widerberg
Intercessors Network

 2006/6/13 13:16Profile
TerryLee
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 Already a classic

"Revival holds a returning to origins, a turning back to original intentions and purposes."

This piece is already a classic. . .
We ought to consider it carefully, leave our superficialities and dig deep into the realities of real revival.

Terry


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Terry Lee

 2006/6/14 0:06Profile









 What would you do?



What are your reactions when you read this Revival Manifesto?
What would you consider to be the necessary thing to do in order to open up for God?

Walk

 2006/6/15 2:17





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