Revival is not tied to a place any more
than the Holy Spirit is (John 3:8), but occurs as a supernatural grace
of God in favorable conditions. When the Holy Spirit is grieved in one
place, His Presence withdraws and goes elsewhere.
The void is then filled with spiritual deadness and blindness. Be
good stewards of what God gives!
This worthy quote was once on July 2004 update page, "The Elusiveness of Revival," which was published at the Center
For Spiritual Renewal :
... In the four years of our existence, it has been exciting to
experience the move of God, both as observers and as participants.
However, in our intentional pursuit of the spirit of revival, we
have come to more fully understand the truth of Jesus' words in John 3:8:
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot
tell where it comes from or where it goes ..." It is the character of true
revival that when we think we have the formula figured out, it no longer
works. When we know where it is happening, it leaves and goes somewhere
else. When we are impressed with the person God is using, he raises up
This unpredictable aspect of revival simply demonstrates its divine
origin. Down through history, those who have seen revival up close, many
times as the prime participants, have been the first to acknowledge the
sovereignty of God as the major factor. In the midst of the First Great
Awakening, the mighty move of God that so greatly influenced the principles
upon which the United States was founded, one of its leaders, Jonathan
Edwards, made this statement: "It appears to
me that the great God has wrought like himself in the manner of
his carrying on this work; so as very much to show his own glory, exalt
his own sovereignty, power and all-sufficiency." ...
Some key revival teachings from
What is Revival?, Breaking
up the Fallow Ground
both by Charles Finney
Important note: The two articles by Finney above are among his best, but Finney was a post-millennialist who believed that "the millennium could come soon, was disgusted that it had not already" and was disappointed
that "converts of his revivals had not made the progress he expected
and that the church had not prevailed in the world as he hoped." He is credited with some far reaching negative impact on the American evangelical scene. See Charles Finney’s Influence on American Evangelicalism by Bob DeWaay
The Nature of Revival by Winkie Pratney
An ever-growing collection of on-line books/biographies about historical
Watchword- revival prayer and history site
*Prayer is vital*!
Read some history on 'concerts of prayer' in major spiritual awakenings here!
Weeping Between the Porch and the Altar by Leonard Ravenhill
The Power of Intercession by Don MacIntyre
Hindrances to Revival - Fear of Emotional Display by J. Edwin Orr, from The Church Must First Repent
The "Latter Rain" Scriptureby Teri Lee Earl (a thorough, objective, study of the James 5:7-8 and all scriptures related to it)
Truth, Reality, and the Anointing by Art Katz (discusses integrity and the Lord's grief for 'unreal' revivals)
Restoration of the Church By Arthur Wallis - a
brief overview of Church History and how God has worked to 'revive'
dead obscured truths. Acknowledges the easy spiritual pride those who
'restore' can fall into.
Check below for some surprising prophecies that have been present since
the early days of 'Renewal'
IMPORTANT NOTE: These are not the 'usual' prophecies
you may have heard about.
Some are prophetic or revelatory, although not strictly
Some of these have been rejected or ignored by many 'renewalists'
The lastest (and last, to be posted):
|Vision of the Strait Gate by
Meri Burlingame, dated Sept. 1999.
"My people enjoy the river, until My Word comes to prove
followed by Oil
and Water by carolyn wyman, dated March, 2001
A message few may have heard of:
|I attended the 1998 "Light the Nation"
conference in Dallas TX. This conference featured primarily Argentine
revivalists and evangelists, who were there to share with Americans.
Michael Brown from Pensecola Fla. was also there. Afterwards, I wrote up a report which I made available on this website ever since then.
that report, I highlighted the fact that on the Tues. May 5th General
meeting, an Argentine minister (I believe it was Ed Silvoso, according
to my notes) stated (prophesied) very clearly that that the renewal
wave is 'over' and now it is time for revival--a revival which would be
of holiness. This was followed by Sergio Scatagalini at the Thurs.
night, May 7 meeting, whose humble preaching emphasized holiness and
sanctification. When he had us all to stand and publicly identify
ourselves as in need of repentance, God's power filled the room. Sergio
spoke on public confession and if there had been time for it, perhaps
we would've done that at the microphone. Spontaneous weeping occurred
and crying out in this meeting. Since it was such a large room with
many people, it was decided that people should break up into smaller
groups to pray for one another, and the gifts of the Spirit
flowed. Throughout this Light The Nations conference, there was little
or no the strange "manifestations" that have been associated with
Toronto in the past, according to my direct observation.
It has been my observation that this message of a "holiness revival"
from the Argentine revivalists was largely ignored by the majority of
American and Canadian "renewalist" leaders, who preferred to focus on
and encourage "manifestations" instead of repentence, confession of
sins, and holiness.
-Teri Lee Earl
Earlier visions/exhortations of the changing process of 'renewal'
| Seek God & Change prophecies
|Don MacIntyre's Control
and Manipulation, part 1 and 2
(This renewalist intercessor pleads for a change in authority
relations for the sake of Revival.
A theme that was present in early renewal)
Clear River, June, 1997, Greg Austin
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