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In Scripture or Church History

Volume 41

Marchh 2018

Number 3

Beloved:

The phenomena of SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (True Revival), whether in the Scripture or in Church History, reveals PATTERNS that are generally similar, often strikingly so. 

(1) REVIVAL is always preceded by A TIME of SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION, APATHY, AND GROSS SIN, in which THE GREAT MAJORITY of CHRISTIANS are HARDLY DIFFERENT in any way from the secular WORLD around them. 

(2) An individual or a small group of GOD’S PEOPLE becomes conscious of their SINS AND BACKSLIDDEN condition, and VOWS TO FORSAKE ALL THAT IS DISPLEASING TO GOD. 

(3) CHRISTIANS begin to YEARN for a manifestation of GOD’S POWER, a Biblical Standard of HOLINESS exposes the degeneracy of the CHURCH and a leader with a PROPHETIC VOICE is given to God’s PEOPLE from the LORD, who leads the People of God to a STRIVING AFTER HOLINESS.

(4) The AWAKENING of CHRISTIANS and CHURCHES occurs, the PRESENCE OF GOD becomes a REALITY TO HIS PEOPLE and great emphasis is placed on THE SPIRITUAL LIFE of the CHURCH.

(5) THE AWAKENING many times is GOD'S preparation to STRENGTHEN HIS PEOPLE for FUTURE TRIALS AND PERSECUTIONS.

Thank you for your Help! My recovery continues. I love YOU dearly in our wonderful Lord. 

Now a word from HIS WORD: “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” -- Psalm 27:13- 14 (KJV)

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