Quotes about Revival
Study the history of revival. God has always sent revival in the darkest days. Oh, for a mighty, sweeping revival today! - Adrian Rogers
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 Bonar
God's time for revival is the very darkest hour, when everything seems hopeless. It is always the Lord's way to go to the very worst cases to manifest His glory. - Andrew Gih
We often have a tinted view of revival as a time of glory and joy and swelling numbers queuing to enter the churches. That is only part of the story. Before the glory and joy, there is conviction; and that begins with the people of God. There are tears of godly sorrow. There are wrongs to put right, secret things...to be thrown out, and bad relationships, hidden for years, to be repaired openly. If we are not prepared for this, we had better not pray for revival.
- Brian Edwards
Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival - men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations. - C.H. Spurgeon
Revival is a renewed conviction of sin and repentance, followed by an intense desire to live in obedience to God. It is giving up one's will to God in deep humility. - Charles Finney
A revival, then, really means days of heaven upon earth. - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Does it grieve you my friends, that the name of God is being taken in vain and desecrated? Does it grieve you that we are living in a godless age...But, we are living in such an age and the main reason we should be praying about revival is that we are anxious to see God's name vindicated and His glory manifested. We should be anxious to see something happening that will arrest the nations, all the peoples, and cause them to stop and to think again. - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
True revival is that divine moment when God bursts upon the scene and displays his glory.
- Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
Revival awakens in our hearts an increased awareness of the presence of God, a new love for God, a new hatred for sin, and a hunger for His Word. - Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
The 'glory' comes when God takes over. He fills the church with His presence and power. When He takes over, all the credit goes to Him. - Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
Revival is not just evangelism, excitement, or emotionalism. It is the extraordinary movement of the Holy Spirit! - Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
Revival, no matter how great or small in its ultimate scope, always begins with individual believers whose hearts are desperate for God, and who are willing to pay the price to meet Him.
- Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
God wants to avert judgment, and He's simply looking for one person who will pay the price in prayer and in faith and in commitment, whatever it takes, to get a hold of God and not let loose.
- Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
Revival is the moving of God's Spirit, through the power of His Word, to the hearts of His children, that resurrects to new life those areas which have been lying stagnant, dormant, or out of balance, and that results in new love and obedience to Jesus Christ. - Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
If revival depended on you -- your prayers, your faith, your obedience -- would your church ever experience revival? - Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
Nothing short of an outpouring of God's Spirit will revitalize and empower an impotent and anemic church to display once again His glory to a lost world. - Del Fehsenfeld Jr.
A baptism of holiness, a demonstration of godly living is the crying need of our day.
- Duncan Campbell
A revival almost always begins among the laity. The ecclesiastical leaders seldom welcome reformation. History repeats itself. The present leaders are too comfortably situated as a rule to desire innovation that might require sacrifice on their part. And God's fire only falls on sacrifice. An empty altar receives no fire! - Frank Bartleman
We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again. - G. Campbell Morgan
If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that, 'It is not by might, but by My Spirit.' - Jonathan Goforth
I read of the revivals of the past, great sweeping revivals where thousands of men were swept into the Kingdom of God. I read about Charles G. Finney winning his thousands and his hundreds of thousands of souls to Christ. Then I picked up a book and read the messages of Charles G. Finney and the message of Jonathan Edwards on 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,' and I said, 'No wonder men trembled; no wonder they fell in the altars and cried out in repentance and sobbed their way to the throne of grace!' - Leonard Ravenhill
Revival is when God gets so sick and tired of being misrepresented that He shows Himself.
- Leonard Ravenhill
The spiritual disciplines of 2 Chronicles 7:14 are not just conditions for a true revival; they are the revival itself! - Lewis Drummond
A spiritual awakening is no more than God's people seeing God in His holiness, turning from their wicked ways, and being transformed into His likeness. - Lewis Drummond
An awakening is ready to burst on the dismal scene when Christians have a deep, profound Spirit of prayer for an awakening. - Lewis Drummond
In the Irish Revival of 1859, people became so weak that they could not get back to their homes. Men and women would fall by the wayside and would be found hours later pleading with God to save their souls. They felt that they were slipping into hell and that nothing else in life mattered but to get right with God... To them eternity meant everything. Nothing else was of any consequence. They felt that if God did not have mercy on them and save them, they were doomed for all time to come. - Oswald Smith
Revival is not the discovery of some new truth. It's the rediscovery of the grand old truth of God's power in and through the Cross. - Sammy Tippit
Whether it be in the personal life, or in the church life, or on the mission field, we need revival--we need revival urgently--we need revival desperately! - Stephen Olford
Revival is the manifestation of the glory, power, and blessing of the Son of God among His people. - Stephen Olford
Revival is ultimately Christ Himself, seen, felt, heard, living, active, moving in and through His body on earth. - Stephen Olford
Revival is not some emotion or worked-up excitement; it is rather an invasion from heaven which brings to man a conscious awareness of God. - Stephen Olford
Will you pray 'Revive me!' and then open your being to the Spirit of Revival? Do not rest until you have been restored to the fullness of the blessing that God is waiting to pour out in your life! - Stephen Olford
Revival is that strange and sovereign work of God in which He visits His own people--restoring, reanimating, and releasing them into the fullness of His blessing. - Stephen Olford
When God breaks into a life or a community, nothing else matters save the person of Jesus, the glory of Jesus, the name of Jesus. - Stephen Olford
Perhaps the greatest barrier to revival on a large scale is the fact that we are too interested in a great display. We want an exhibition; God is looking for a man who will throw himself entirely on God. Whenever self-effort, self-glory, self-seeking or self-promotion enters into the work of revival, then God leaves us to ourselves. - Ted Rendall
Revival is falling in love with Jesus all over again. - Vance Havner
God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the IMPOSSIBLE. - William Booth
Let Christians remember, that in a season of revival as well as in a season of coldness, the evidence of piety is to be sought in the fruits of the Spirit. And let sinners remember that no degree of attendance or means, no degree of fervor, can be substituted for repentance of sin and faith in the Savior… - William Sprague