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 When we talk about revival...

How many times have we heard or said, "We need a revival!"? It is heart-felt and soul-stirring to think about that, but I asked myself the question the other day, "I know that we need revival, but a revival of what?"

When I talk about Revival, I really, really focus on the Scriptures. If we're going to have a revival, we have got to get back to believing the Scriptures and doing what they say without making all sorts of excuses why the "cultural-context" makes it inapplicable to our own selves.

I also focus on the Gospel. I believe that if we are going to have a revival that we must learn to declare the whole Gospel (as opposed to just telling people Jesus loves them and wants them to go to heaven...the end) and see the manifestation of its transforming power in our lives.

However, I am only one member of the body. What are some specifics that y'all are thinking, whenever you talk about revival?

 2016/3/9 13:29Profile

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 Re: When we talk about revival...

The "mini-revival" that changed the course of my walk with the Lord was marked by the overwhelming presence of God where all you could do was bow and sob. And I mean everyone in the room.

I know that is only one element but to me is a vital element and something I have longed for ever since. I have caught glimpses but never to that degree.


 2016/3/9 13:35Profile

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 2016/3/9 13:45Profile

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 Re: When we talk about revival...

What is revival??
TO me revival is the church being revived.The Psalmist says wont u revive us again?
1 ¶ A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

Hab 3: 2 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. {speech: Heb. r

We all need to be revived. To not be self centered. TO Focus on HIS goals His thoughts His ways. WE know His ways are not out ways nor His thoughts our thoughts . Isa 55:8-9
I pray daily that the LORD would revive me.. In the mininstry He has called me to daily.
2 chron 7:14 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

May His fire fall, May His wind BLow over all of His sons and Daughters. May we have Mercy over judgment and see people free from addictions and bondage and salvation.
May we see dancing in the streets and repentance preached from the pulpits. May the LORD have His way in us all and in all the churches.. GOD alone can bring revival but He must be able to move..
May there be a Holy Fear of God again in the churches and May we have another Great awakening.
It starts with us being revived.
Hos 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
1 ¶ And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
Zec 2:3; Da 8:18
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: {a bowl: Heb. her bowl} {seven pipes...: or, seven several pipes to the lamps}
Ex 25:31,37; Re 1:12; 4:5
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
Zec 4:11,12; Re 11:4
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.


In JESUS name
Just some of my heart thoughts about what revival is to me.


 2016/3/9 20:25Profile

 Re: When we talk about revival...

Brother Nathaniel,
like this:

I don't mean to be short, but the Village Market is having its one day meat sale and sirloin chubs (10-18 pounders) are selling for 2.99 a pound, rib-eyes at 4.99, and brother Josh told me I better get into town must be wise with money, and always buy wholesale, its my "Joseph ministry" thing....God willing, I wish to LOVINGLY discuss this with you at length, because I have a question I wish to pose to you, which is, what is "The Gospel" (and i'm NOT "setting you up", or "baiting you", God forbid)

much love in Jesus, neil

 2016/3/10 8:51

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I have been led of the Lord over the last 5 years to pray for "visitation" - a visitation of His Spirit in my own personal life, and in the lives of others and to His church. My understanding of this is that His visitation in these last days will include the goodness and severity of the Lord. We don't truly have an understanding of the Holiness of God. When I pray that "He would rend the heavens and come down" (Is. 64:1), I tremble in my own spirit. Do we realize what we are asking for when we pray for revival? It will be a glorious time and a fearful time when the Lord visits us personally, and this nation as a whole. I always think of Acts 5:11, when "great fear came upon all the church, and upon all who heard these things" after the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira. We must be willing to receive and believe the Lord as He truly is. May the Lord remember mercy when He judges.


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