Will there be genuine revival at Lilburn, Ga?Or will this be just another group of meetings?
How would you define revival?I would say if the word of God is proclaimed and moves the hearts of His saints to apply His word to their lives....that's revival.
How can we possibly know? We can pray, so let's do that. God may, for all we know, humble us to the earth with defeats instead. He is still worth meeting for and publicly praising, and I look forward to at least that much.
How can we possibly know? We can pray, so let's do that.God may, for all we know, humble us to the earth with defeats instead. He is still worth meeting for and publicly praising, and I look forward to at least that much.
I would say anywhere where the Cross is preached, and Jesus is lifted up, will be Revival.The saints have prayed, and they will be gatheringtogether in His Name. I pray all who go , and all who don't go, will be revived.God BlessNellie
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Blessings from God!I was admonished gently from God to attend this conference.I have never attended a conference before, nor have I ever believed in the efficacy of conferences.When God speaks, I listen.Understand, He didn't command me to attend, He did, however, tell me it would be a good idea to attend.That is compulsion enough for me, as an obedient, though flawed, child.This would, henceforth, lead me to apprehend that, because my Father addressed my heart about this event, there is revival of some sort to be begotten.That would be answer enough for me.Though I am without funds, and precariously busy in the coming months, I'll thumb my way from Indianapolis to Lilburn, if opportunity coalesces.Predicting revival seems to me foolish.Anticipating revival seems Divinely constructive.Kenn1Thessalonians 5.23
_________________Kenneth Roy Love
What is revival?If you mean revival in the sense of a spiritual awakening that shakes an individual so tremendously that they change their entire life then I dont know that anyone can answer such a question. Why not? Because such a revival is dependent upon our response to the gentle call of God. God does not change. He has ALWAYS been longing for people to come to Him in the realization that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6). A revival in a greater sense is the collective result of many individuals hearing and responding to this call from God. Simply put, it is a revived hunger for the knowledge of and knowing of Jesus Christ. It is a knowledge of God that supersedes every other thought or care. A personal revival of this sort doesnt have to take place in a meeting. God has always been waiting for us to draw near to Him in our private time. The greatest moments of my life have been spent when I was alone with God. Those moments have come when I was able to shut out the world (and all of its cares, needs and concerns) in wonderful intimacy with Christ. It is the ability to get lost in His presence. A true revival, in my estimation, is that rare ability for a collective body to be joined in such intimacy. It is the achievement of a group being in one accord in one place with our hearts and minds completely absorbed in the things of God (Acts 2:1). I think that such a thing is reflective of every historic revival in the world. People gathered together in an overwhelming desire to meet and know God. Those who got too close to it were powerfully impacted by this fellowship with the Lord. Why is it so powerful? It is the reason that we were created! God created us to know Him, love Him and worship Him. However, with every great move of God, there will always be those who undoubtedly remain unaffected. There are those who attempt to force the revival to move the way that they believe it should go (typically in spectacular supernatural directions). The great danger, of course, is to create a sort of rain dance in which people believe that revival comes through the result of otherwise pious outward displays of religion. There will also be those including believers who sit as cynics. Such proud individuals have their own particular idea of what revival is supposed to look like
and will not accept it in any other way. Instead of focusing upon God and their own need for a stronger relationship with Him, these individuals focus on anything else. Sadly, they could sit in the middle of a truly powerful move of God
yet remain unaware or even cynical of it all.Can this happen? Of course! On the day of Pentecost, there were thousands in attendance in Jerusalem. Some of those who witnessed this first great revival of the New Testament preferred to mock those speaking in tongues and imply that this newfound ability to speak in unlearned languages was the result of drunkenness. The Bible contains anecdotes in which certain individuals grumbled and complained even in the middle of the awesome physical manifestations of Gods presence. Remember the Exodus? Even after witnessing the plagues in Egypt and the deliverance through the Red Sea, there were individuals complaining about the loss of garlic and onions that they enjoyed during slavery. Will there be a revival in Georgia? God always longs for individuals to come to Him (even collectively) so that He can revive his people. Even if a great collective revival were to take place, we need to understand that it will probably NOT resemble some of the revivals in the past. In regard to the physical appearance, the Azusa Street didnt resemble the Welsh Revival any more than the Welsh Revival resembled the Great Awakening. However, each of these moves of God had a common denominator: People desperately hungered to truly know and fellowship with God! The revivals of the past were not confined to a building, a town or even an organization. The revival happened within the mind, heart and actions of each person. It was an intimacy with God that followed them home, to work, to school and during their free time. It was a realization that the only thing that could quench this unimaginable hunger of the soul was an ongoing, authentic intimacy with the Creator of the Universe. We dont have to wait until a collective revival happens to come to such a point. We dont have to wait for meetings in Georgia
or Scotland. If I remember correctly, there was a hungry, one-eyed black man (William Seymour) whose hunger and relationship with God became a catalyst for the Azusa Street Revival. There was a young Welsh former coal miner and Bible student whose desperate hunger for God became the catalyst for the Welsh Revival. It was the desperation of God that was already realized within the heart of a young attorney named Charles Finney that led to the Second Great Awakening. Who know? Perhaps someone elses desperation, hunger or relationship with God that might become contagious to a group of believers who join together in one accord in both Georgia and Scotland? May it happen! This world is sinking deeper and deeper into a philosophy that imagines a world and universe without God that was created by a chance accident and in which God plays no part. This world is exceedingly ripe for a revival of the knowledge of God as much as a dry field is ripe for rain! May it begin and may it begin within each of our hearts! :-)
Will there be genuine revival at Lilburn, Ga? or will there just be a series of meetings
We dont have to wait until a collective revival happens to come to such a point.