Revival!

Back in the late 70’s and perhaps early 80’s, I heard Arthur Wallis speak several times. If you can get hold of his books it would be worth your while doing so. He was a true pioneer of God with regard to things charismatic and one of the best bible teachers of the early days of charismatic renewal. He wrote these words. I have always loved them since I read them in his book “Rain  From Heaven.” I think they express what I think of, what I long for, when I use or hear the word, “Revival!”

 “We must appeal to the people of God of bygone years who used the word with consistency of meaning down the centuries until it began to be used in a lesser and more limited sense in more modern times. Numerous writings on the subject that have been preserved for us confirm that revival is a divine intervention in the normal course of spiritual things. It is God revealing Himself to man in awful holiness and irresistible power. It is such a manifest working of God that human personalities are overshadowed and human programmes abandoned. It is man retiring into the background because God has taken the field. It is the Lord making bare His holy arm, and working in extraordinary power on saint and sinner.”

God bless

Kenny

3 comments on “Revival!

  1. George Wilson says:

    Hi Kenny,

    So many people pray for revival!

    However, given the content of your blog, would we truly know what had “hit” us if it happened?

    Moses came away from God’s presence with his face shining so brightly that it was necessary for him to put a covering over his face before facing the Israelites because, though he was yet man, his face shone as if he was a god!

    How would we truly come away from such an experience after we had wept on our knees, or face, for as long as we considered God needed us to stay like that?

    Blessings,
    George

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  2. Noella Ross says:

    Sometimes God gives us a fleeting glimpse of Heaven, but it is too much to hold onto in its millisecond, other than to encourage us in His truth.

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