An understanding to the meaning of revival
- Revival (Webster )
- : an act or instance of reviving : the state of being revived: as
- a : renewed attention to or interest in something
- b : a new presentation or publication of something old
- c (1) : a period of renewed religious interest (2) : an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings
- Revival (Dictionary.com )
- restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc.
- an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
- an evangelistic service or a series of services for the purpose of effecting a religious awakening: to hold a revival.
- the act of reviving.
- Revive (Oxford )
- Restore to life or consciousness
- Bring around
- Bring back to consciousness
- Regain life, consciousness, or strength
- Give new strength or energy to
- Restore interest in or the popularity of
- Improve the position or condition of
The Road to Revival
8 And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.
– Ezra 9:8 (NKJV)
1 Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”
2 And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. 3 Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.” 4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem.
5 And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob. 6 So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him. 7 And he built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.
– Genesis 35:1-7 (NKJV)
All the definitions of “Revival” assume that there was already life, consciousness, vitality or strength prior to the revival.
Things to Remember:
- Every time we perceive an issue in our relationship with God, the problem is NEVER with him.
- With God, nothing is impossible.
- God does not change.