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									Revival
                Heb 12:25-29
• Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who
  is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape
  when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly
  messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the
  One who speaks to us from heaven! 26 When God spoke
  from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he
  makes another promise: "Once again I will shake not
  only the earth but the heavens also."27 This means that
  all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only
  unshakable things will remain.
• 28 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable,
  let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with
  holy fear and awe. 29 For our God is a devouring fire.
           What is Revival?
REVI'VAL, n. [from revive.] (Webster's 1828)
– 1. Return, recall or recovery to life from death or
  apparent death; as the revival of a drowned person.

– 2. Return or recall to activity from a state of languor;
  as the revival of spirits.

– 3. Recall, return or recovery from a state of neglect,
  oblivion, obscurity or depression; as the revival of
  letters or learning.

– 4. Renewed and more active attention to religion; an
  awakening of men to their spiritual concerns.
     Why Do We Need it?
And also all that generation were gathered
to their fathers, and there arose another
generation after them who did not know
(recognize, understand) the Lord, or even
the work which He had done for Israel.
And the people of Israel did evil in the
sight of the Lord and served the Baals.
                    Judges 2:10-11 AMP
• “Revival is necessary
  to counteract spiritual
  decline and to create
  spiritual momentum”
            » Arthur Wallis
• Are you willing to bear
  the stigma of a new
  move of God in your
  generation? The
  paramount stigma of
  being today’s man or
  woman is that of
  being misunderstood.
     R.T. Kendall (1935-
     Three Anointings
Revival in the Old Testament
Oh, revive us! Then your people can
rejoice in you again. Pour out your love
and kindness on us, Lord, and grant us
your salvation.
                       Ps 85:6-7 TLB
Revival in the Old Testament
Revive-chayah (khaw-yaw'); to live
Then we shall not turn back from You;
revive us, and we will call upon Your
name. O LORD God of hosts, restore us;
cause Your face to shine upon us, and we
will be saved.
                  Ps 80:18-19 NASU
        Major Revivals in O.T.
•   Jacobs household   Genesis 35:1-15
•   King Asa           II Chron. 15:1-15
•   Jehoash            II Kings 11-12
•   Hezekiah           II Kings 18:4-7
•   Josiah             II Kings 22-23
•   Haggai             Ezra 5-6
•   Ezra               Nehemiah12:44-47
  9 Characteristics of Revivals

• 1. They occurred in a day of deep moral
  darkness and national depression

• 2. They began in the heart of one
  consecrated servant of God who became
  the energizing power behind it, the agent
  used of God to quicken and lead the nation
  back to faith in and obedience to Him.
• 3. Each revival rested on the word of God,
  and most were the result of preaching and
  proclaiming God’s law with power.

• 4. A return to the worship of Jehovah.

• 5. Each witnessed the destruction of Idols
  when they existed.
• 6. a recorded separation from sin.
• 7. they return to offering blood sacrifices.
• 8. a restoration of great joy and gladness.
• 9. a period of great national prosperity.
New Testament Christianity
             • “Revival is a movement
               of the Holy Spirit
               bringing about a
               reviving of N.T.
               Christianity in the
               Church and it’s related
               community.”
                         Dr. J. Edwin Orr
                         (1912-1987)
 Revival in the New Testament
• 'But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for
  this brother of yours was dead and has
  begun to live, and was lost and has been
  found.'“
                      Luke 15:32 NASU

• anazao (an-ad-zah'-o) to recover life
• Only used a couple of times
Revival in the New Testament
Now in those days John the Baptist
came, preaching in the wilderness of
Judea, saying, " Repent, for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand." …Then Jerusalem
was going out to him, and all Judea and all
the district around the Jordan; and they
were being baptized by him in the Jordan
River, as they confessed their sins.
                    Matthew 3:1-6 NASU
         The Jesus Revivals
Mark 3:7-12 TLB
• Meanwhile, Jesus and his disciples withdrew to
  the beach, followed by a huge crowd from all
  over Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, from
  beyond the Jordan River, and even from as far
  away as Tyre and Sidon. For the news about his
  miracles had spread far and wide and vast
  numbers came to see him for themselves.
• He instructed his disciples to bring around
  a boat and to have it standing ready to
  rescue him in case he was crowded off the
  beach. For there had been many healings
  that day and as a result great numbers of
  sick people were crowding around him,
  trying to touch him.
• And whenever those possessed by
  demons caught sight of him they would fall
  down before him shrieking, "You are the
  Son of God!"
                Pentecost!
• Acts 2:36-44 TLB

• "Therefore I clearly state to everyone in Israel
  that God has made this Jesus you crucified to be
  the Lord, the Messiah!" These words of Peter's
  moved them deeply, and they said to him and to
  the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we
  do?"
• And Peter replied, "Each one of you must
  turn from sin, return to God, and be
  baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for
  the forgiveness of your sins; then you also
  shall receive this gift, the Holy Spirit. For
  Christ promised him to each one of you
  who has been called by the Lord our God,
  and to your children and even to those in
  distant lands!"
• Then Peter preached a long sermon,
  telling about Jesus and strongly urging all
  his listeners to save themselves from the
  evils of their nation. And those who
  believed Peter were baptized-about three
  thousand in all!
• They joined with the other believers in
  regular attendance at the apostles'
  teaching sessions and at the Communion
  services and prayer meetings.
• A deep sense of awe was on them all, and
  the apostles did many miracles. And all
  the believers met together constantly and
  shared everything with each other…
  What Does Revival Bring?
"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins
may be wiped away, in order that times of
refreshing may come from the presence of the
Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ
appointed for you, whom heaven must receive
until the period of restoration of all things about
which God spoke by the mouth of His holy
prophets from ancient time.
                             Acts 3:19-21 NASU
• Refreshment
 anapsuxis (an-aps'-ook-sis)a cooling, refreshing:


• Restoration
 apokatastasis (ap-ok-at-as'-tas-is) reconstitution
• “A work of God’s Spirit among
  his own people…
  what we call revival is simply
  N.T. Christianity, the saints
  getting back to normal.”
• Vance Havner (1901-1986) Hearts Afire

								
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