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Joined: 2006/8/31
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 Does revival start with the saved or the unsaved?

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…

Brent Barnett

Brent Barnett

 2006/9/7 15:19Profile

 Re: Does revival start with the saved or the unsaved?

Starts with the saved. God bless, John

 2006/9/7 15:25

Joined: 2004/11/29
Posts: 364
Decatur, Illinois


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?"

Joe Auvil

 2006/9/7 19:09Profile

Joined: 2004/9/28
Posts: 957
Cleveland, Georgia


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 preaching

2) intercessory prayer

Both are wrought by the saved.

Hal Bachman

 2006/9/8 23:02Profile

Joined: 2006/9/8
Posts: 1


I agree with all of you. When the Church gets right with the Lord, sinners run to the altar!



 2006/9/8 23:39Profile

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