Based upon 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, do you think revival starts with the work of the Spirit in the heart of the saved or the unsaved? 13"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (I think it starts with the saved- see the My people part?) Even revivals historically have often been a work of God through a person or persons who commit themselves to prayer or who preach the Word of God without compromise. These believers were first revived before the lost were saved and vived to new life in Christ. Christians need a pure testimony before their message has the power it ought to have. Just some thoughts
Starts with the saved. God bless, John
Something cannot be revived unless it was once living and vibrant. Psalm 85:6 "Wilt Thou not revive us again? that [b]Thy people[/b] may rejoice in Thee?"
The saved.As far as I know, there are only two ways God has used man to save others (correct me if I am wrong):1) the foolishness of preaching2) intercessory prayerBoth are wrought by the saved.
I agree with all of you. When the Church gets right with the Lord, sinners run to the altar!praying_anna______________www.revivalwaters.net