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What Is Revival?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

What is revival?
The word revival is derived from two Latin words, re which means ‘again’ and vivo which means ‘to live’; the literal meaning is ‘to live again’. It is a period of unusual blessing, often accompanied by visions, signs, deliverance and miracles. The fruit of revival is a revelation of God’s grace for right living and a deeper hunger for the things of God.

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As believing adults we have no trouble with ‘useful’ miracles such as healing the blind. It is the ‘absurd’ miracles such as ‘turning water to wine’ or ‘walking on the water’ or ‘withering the fig tree’ or ‘glitter’ falling from the skies that bothers us. Yet God is free to act whenever and however He chooses. He needs no permission from you or me. The big takeout: God is revealing Himself is yet another way. It is not ‘heavenly entertainment’.

Why is God revealing himself to children?

Luke 2:12 says ‘And this will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped, lying in a manger.’ Jesus was first revealed to us as a vulnerable baby. This continues in our times as well. We find that God reveals himself to children, giving visions and dreams. Psalms 8:6a states, ‘Out of the mouth of babes You have ordained strength.’

When is Jesus coming again?

No one can say with certainty when Jesus will come again. The Lord himself said that even the angels in heaven do not know the time. (Mark 13:32) We can however see the signs of the times that His coming is approaching. (Matt 24:3, Luke 21:7) Jesus said there was be wars, and rumours of war, revolutions, famine, disease, and earthquakes. (Math 24:6-7). Many signs have been fulfilled. The real question for all of us is: are we ready? He has promised that He will come in the twinkling of an eye.