The author begins by lamenting the lack of understanding the authority of the Holy Spirit in the church today. He mentions such things as formalism, dignified worship, respectability, and education as hindrances. Further, he surveys how the authority of the Spirit is seen to be part of the ministry of the Lord Jesus and involved in the life of a believer.
The author describes the word "revival" according to its scriptural use. The article goes further to study instances or moments in the biblical record where revival and reformation are discussed. Further, these concepts are studied within the context of church history. Then the discussion concludes by expressing the great need for revival in today's church.
This article rebukes how many churchmen misuse the word "revival," and it attempts to redefine what a real revival should look like. In doing this, the author refers to the book of Habakkuk and other Scriptures, and reflects on aspects such as truth, the involvement of God, and his initiative and timing.
Revival is God's work in his timing, based on the truth of his Word. This is what the article explains.
Revival is not something we do, but what God does in and through us. This article looks at some historical revivals to affirm this truth.
What makes a revival? Jonathan Edwards gave a biblical reflection of this. However, to understand the answer of Edwards, we must understand the man himself, his understanding of God and how God works to reveal his glory. It is the view of God that shaped Edwards's understanding of revival. The article discusses this while pointing to crucial elements that constitute a revival.
Currently in the church there are some claims of revival, and there are many calls for revival. This article shows that a distinction must be made between true and false revival. The revival under Josiah is an example of true revival, since it was rooted in the word of God and the desire for truth, was Christ-centrered, and displayed the evidence of repentance.
Do we hunger for revival in the church? This the first of two articles on the topic of revival. The lack of genuine conversion today is cause to call for revival. However, if the church is not willing to live in obedience to God, it will not pray for revival or hunger for the conversion of sinners and will preach a shallow gospel.
Do we hunger for revival in the church? This the second of two articles on the topic of revival. One hindrance to revival today is the emphasis on human instrumentality rather than on God's work. This concept makes faith out to be a mechanical process and the work of the Holy Spirit to be of secondary importance. Revival can come when we understand the Holy Spirit's work to be priority.
Many people claim to have experienced a Holy Spirit revival. This article identifies 13 crucial questions to ask in order to determine whether revival is genuine or not.