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Yodi
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 Has There Been Recent Revivals?

Okay, I'm starting to get more into this revival thing [laughs]. Kind of ironic since like, well, that's pretty much what this site is all about. But something dawned on me this weekend concerning revival (you know, like a light bulb being turned on in my head?)... and that is what has led me to start this topic "Has There Been Recent Revivals?" So what do you guys think? In your/our lifetime, have we seen any revivals and do we still see the fruit of them today?


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Yolanda Fields

 2004/9/13 11:11Profile
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 Re: Has There Been Recent Revivals?


Sister Yodi you wrote;

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But something dawned on me this weekend concerning revival (you know, like a light bulb being turned on in my head?)

Will you please share with us what dawned on you re: Revival?

 2004/9/13 11:44Profile
Yodi
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 Re:

[laughs] I need some feedback first. I need you guys to tell me what you think the last revivals were. So... Rahman, since you were the first to... well, [laughs] sort of reply, just a simple yes or no and maybe an explanation of whether or not we've/you've seen/heard of any recent revival(s), meaning, let's say 1900's to now.


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Yolanda Fields

 2004/9/13 11:49Profile
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 Defining revival



Do I interfere at the beginning of a thread like this by asking for a definition of the word ”revival” to be used as a foundation and a measuring rod for what to talk about?
Lars W.


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Lars Widerberg

 2004/9/13 12:00Profile
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Sister Yodi,

i personally have never seen a revival in the capacity that i've read about like the Welsh Revival, etc, on SI ... But according to brother Orr the last revival to visit America was in the early 50's, of which the likes of Oral Roberts was a part of, and brother Orr said that revival sputtered and ended in disaster ... i have to say that the closest i've been to actually seeing the Holy Spirit move in a capacity i've not seen since was in a service 20 years ago, in which He spoke a word to me about His coming "final" Revival ...

It's funny that you should post this subject today for over the weekend our Lord has really been impressing on me to not be afraid to tell what He told me 20 years ago about His coming final Revival, and where it will begin, and so i have started to do just that to every saint i know, and will post it on SI ...

Seems to me He's about to bring to pass my 20 year burden, or i'm about to be proved one self deluded saint ... i pray for the former, and hope to God it's not the latter, but either outcome will be freeing to me, as my Christian experience has certainly not been ordinary, in the sense of comparative experience of other saints i know ...

Hope this qualifies as a reply, because i'm most interested on what's dawned on you!

PS - To me a REVIVAL is a direct movement and work of the Holy Ghost by Himself, and thru men, in which Christ is lifted up in such a divine and supernatural manner that both saved and unsaved alike are convicted to subsequent repentance, and the walk and talk of that experience ... It's not a flash in the pan type movement, but one that gains momentum like the brush fires of California ... Revival to me is re-ignition of Pentecost, and is all about the sweeping of souls, in this case the remaining souls, into the Body of Jesus Christ.

 2004/9/13 12:10Profile
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Rahman,

Why did you put your definition on revival as a PS at the end.
It is worth much more than so!
I insist on a clear definition simply because of the many "flash in the pan type movements".
Lars

"To me a REVIVAL is a direct movement and work of the Holy Ghost by Himself, and thru men, in which Christ is lifted up in such a divine and supernatural manner that both saved and unsaved alike are convicted to subsequent repentance, and the walk and talk of that experience ... It's not a flash in the pan type movement, but one that gains momentum like the brush fires of California ... Revival to me is re-ignition of Pentecost, and is all about the sweeping of souls, in this case the remaining souls, into the Body of Jesus Christ."



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Lars Widerberg

 2004/9/13 12:28Profile
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i'm sorry brother Lars,

i did that because i was answering sister Yodi, hit refresh, and saw you're post, so my PS was in quick response ... i should have adressed you as such, so please accept my apology ... '0) ... Amen?

 2004/9/13 12:42Profile
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 Re:


Dear brother,
I was not after an answer necessarily pointing back at me.
I only wanted to get a fairly straigt line from the beginning - and I liked your short definition.
Lars


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Lars Widerberg

 2004/9/13 12:45Profile
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 Clearly it is the saints




Clearly it is the saints, not the sinners, that are primarily involved in revival. The quickening of the saints is the root, while the saving of the sinners is the fruit. Therefore, to see the primary effects of revival we must look at the church. Isaiah sounded a reveille call to the people of God in the familiar words, “Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city” (52:1).
Revival marks the awakening of the church; indeed such a time is commonly termed “an awakening”. When asleep one is out of touch with the world of reality. The church asleep is out of touch with the world of spiritual reality, and needs to be awakened.

“Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion.” Asleep, the church of Christ is impotent; awakened, she clothes herself with spiritual strength. The power that began to flow at Pentecost is inexhaustible, and is as much available now as then, but only an awakened church can claim her birthright and go forth “clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49).
No one can deny that the people of God today are largely denuded of this power. It is a characteristic effect of revival that Zion puts on her strength. It is doubtful if the power is ever renewed in a widespread manner save in times of revival.

Arthur Wallis
In the Day of Thy Power


We have not seen anything like this in the Scandinavian countries during the last 100 years.
Local interventions have occurred, but without lasting impression.
Lars



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Lars Widerberg

 2004/9/13 12:47Profile
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 Re: Clearly it is the saints


Brother Lars you posted;

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Clearly it is the saints, not the sinners, that are primarily involved in revival. The quickening of the saints is the root, while the saving of the sinners is the fruit.

Amen to this statement, which i'm keeping and using! ...

Ok sister Yodi,

If we're all in agreement with the standard and definition of REVIVAL set forth by brother Lars post as our bearing for this discussion, then please share ....

"What has just dawned on you about revival"?

 2004/9/13 13:00Profile





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