What do we need another revival for? Think about it, this nation has had multiple revivals starting with the First Great Awakening in the 1730’s and our last true revival was with Bethel Church in the 2010’s. That is 280 years worth of revivals. In the past 110 years we have had multiple revivals from Azusa Street to Brownsville and Toronto. What do we need another revival for? Revive means to live again. Revival was for the church not the world. Revival was to wake the people of God up, who said a prayer at one of those Billy Graham crusades, Todd White events, or Sean Feucht worship nights. It was to put the paddles on those who had Christ in them but they some how fell asleep. The challenge is, revival became like an alarm clock, we woke up for a minute then hit snooze and went right back to sleep. So, tell me again, what do we need another revival for?
Revival became another church movement, just like the Charismatic Movement, the Prosperity Movement, the Holiness Movement, the Healing Movement and even the Prophetic Movement. All of these movements became building blocks for the body of Christ to be built up into our most holy faith, not to have more services. If revival did not revive you so you live and keep on living, then as Jesus said in the parable of Luke 16, who asked Abraham to go tell his five brothers so they don’t experience torment like he was, replied, “Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’” Revival is not what we need, because most people have shown they don’t want to stay awake, remain revived.
If we don’t need another revival, what do we need? Before we can have a reformation, a billion soul harvest or whatever major world changing idea people have prophesied, what we need is a revelation of Jesus Christ. Without a revelation of Jesus Christ, we may have another movement, but we will not move; we may have another revival but we won’t stay revived; we may get another financial breakthrough but we won’t stay out of debt. We need a revelation of Jesus Christ.
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Hi Lisa, my name is Alan Finch. I became a Christian 45 years ago. You are so right in the fact that what the Church needs and is missing today, is a revelation of JESUS. What we have today is a great deal of SCHOLARSHIP TEACHING rather than REVELATION TEACHING from God’s Word which reveals His true nature.
Thank you so much for your comment and word of encouragement
Hi Lisa, I would like to add something further to my previous comment. There seems always to be a cry from a number of Christian leaders who are praying for a “revival”. Well, for there to be a “revival”, there 1st must be a hunger for God. The reason why that we have not seen a true “revival” here in America is because the Church in America is not really hungry for God. The example below will prove my point.
In a recent Gallup Poll, 41% of Americans who call themselves Born-again Christians said they “rarely read” or “never read” the Bible. 12% say they read the Bible monthly. 10% say they read the Bible less than monthly. Another statistical research showed that less than 10% of professing Christians have ever read the entire Bible. If these studies are even close to being accurate, it is a startling revelation of the “TRUE CONDITION” of the Church today in America.
We can profess to have a hunger for God, but if we do not have a hunger for His Word, then we really do not have a hunger for God. It is through having a hunger for His Word that enables God to reveal a revelation of Himself to us. That is why that God has given us His Word.
So, these leaders can pray for “revival” until they are blue in the face, but until the Church truly seeks God, there will be no “revival”.