The Essence of Revival
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones speaking on revival said, “Suddenly they are aware of this presence, they’re aware of the majesty
and the awe of God. The Holy Spirit literally seems to be preceding over the meeting and taking charge of it, and manifesting
His power and guiding and leading them, and directing them. This is the essence of revival.”
The Word Revival
The word ‘revival’ comes from the Latin word ‘revivere’ meaning to live, to return to consciousness, to reawaken or a renewal
of fervour, ‘but strictly speaking, it means to bring to life again, to reanimate…’ so wrote G. J. Morgan. The Greek word
for revival is anazorpureo, which means to stir up or rekindle a fire which is slowly dying, to keep in full flame. It is used
metaphorically when the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, ‘…Stir up the gift of God which is in you…’ (2 Timothy 1:6).
Welsh revivalist, Christmas Evans from the eighteenth century wrote: ‘Revival is God bending down to the dying embers of
a fire just about to go out and breathing into it until it bursts once again into flame.’
The word ‘revival’ first came into the English language in 1702; the standard definition being: an awakening in or of evangelical
religion. Sometimes the concept of revival is referred to as: a quickening, a spiritual awakening, a visitation, the Holy Spirit
descending or a Pentecost etc. From: Understanding Revival by Mathew Backholer, page 9.
Mathew Backholer on Live TV
Great Christian Revivals - DVD
Revival Fires and Awakenings - Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit
Global Revival, Worldwide Outpourings - Forty-Three Visitations of the Holy Spirit
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues it Provokes
Revival Fire - 150 Years of Revivals
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals
Holy Spirit Power!
The Holy Spirit in a Man
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