The SWEDEN CHURCH revival begins June 4th (Monday) at 7 p.m.
Revivals have been going on for a long time. Although the word itself isn’t mentioned in the Bible, there are verses that can be found that speak of an awakening or of a visitation. Luke 19:44 and Acts 2:4 are a few that bring revival to mind, also Psalm 85:6. In this country revivals date back to the 1730’s and 40’s and was called The Great Awakening. One of the best known revivalists on this side of the Atlantic is probably Charles G. Finney.
Isaiah prayed that God would come down from heaven and that His presence would be felt. (Isaiah 64:1) It’s the same spirit Isaiah had that today’s idea of revival stems from. Believers are praying that God will come down and renew a work in them. Believers can become, how to say it, stale. Hardness hasn’t really set it. But, there just isn’t the same love for Christ. The same desire to do his work has somehow gone astray. This old world takes it toll on the heart.
What is there to do? Christians set their hearts on a spirit of renewal. It’s the heart from which all things flow. Lukewarm doesn’t work in God’s world. Prayers with warm words are just that—warm. Revelation 3:16 talks about being lukewarm. That is why revivals are so important. And, that is why Christians set their hearts on prayer in earnest for revival.
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