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The Key

Volume 40

July 2017

Number 7

Beloved:

In his book, REVIVAL: A PEOPLE SATURATED WITH GOD, Brian H. Edwards says: “The PRESENCE of GOD is the KEY to understanding what REVIVAL IS. If there is ONE aspect of WORSHIP today that is LACKING, it is the FELT Presence of God. Whatever our label or style, whatever our claims or convictions, CHRISTIAN CHURCHES today are NOT generally noted for the OVERWHELMING SENSE of the PRESENCE OF GOD. This is WHY we can BEHAVE SO CARELESSLY in WORSHIP.”

The deep work of the HOLY SPIRIT IN REVIVAL IS ALWAYS noted for the EXPERIENCE THAT CONVINCES US THAT GOD IS PRESENT. Of course, we believe the PROMISE OF God that HE is always with us, and especially when Christians meet together even WITHOUT a SENSE OF HIS PRESENCE.  However, REVIVAL is altogether DIFFERENT! GOD is KNOWN to be there and even THE UNBELIEVER is compelled to acknowledge such (I Corinthians 14:25).

In REVIVAL the Presence of God becomes A TANGIBLE FELT EXPERIENCE. BELOVED, this FELT PRESENCE OF GOD DEFIES HUMAN EXPLANATION and therefore CANNOT be created by HUMAN DEVICES. It is as DUNCAN CAMPBELL has stated: “This AWARENESS of GOD is THE CRYING NEED OF THE CHURCHES TODAY.” AMEN and AMEN!

Thank YOU for YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT in these days of such CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT FELT PRESENCE OF GOD. I love YOU dearly in HIM. 

Now a word from HIS WORD: “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness”--Acts 4:31 (KJV). 

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