Friday, January 11, 2008
It begins with us (followers of Jesus) and not those outside the church
A basic truth about revival is that is begins with God's people within the church...
“Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones…Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!”
-Andrew A. Bonar