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lwpray
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 Re: Preparing for Revival



Brokenness is not revival; it is a vital and indispensable step towards it. To make it an end instead of a means is not only to miss that fuller end that God desires, but may also lead us into an unhealthy introspection, if not into definite bondage. But how are we to know when the breaking up has been done to God’s satisfaction? He alone can reveal this to us, as Isaiah tells us - “For his God doth instruct him aright [in his judgment – Darby], and doth teach him” (verse 26). We cannot, of course, put these different processes of preparation into watertight compartments, for they are too intimately related, and dependent the one upon f the other.
As the man who is sowing or reaping now, will, in a few months hence, be ploughing once again; so God has often to bring the yielded servant back from his sowing or reaping to a deeper and more thorough ploughing. But with all these divine cycles there should be progress. Revival, however, is not ploughing or sowing, but the rain of ingathering. If a movement does, not lead to reaping one may question whether it is revival in the full sense of the word.
The importance of heart-preparation becomes even clearer when seen in relation to prayer, the next vital step towards revival. The prepared heart becomes the praying heart that prevails with God.

From:
IN THE DAY OF THY POWER
The Scriptural Principles of Revival
By Arthur Wallis

CHAPTER SEVEN
THE PREPARED HEART


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Lars Widerberg

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