Thursday, February 14, 2008

Revival!

I posted the following on Rob's blog but I thought it would be good to post it on my blog as well. Enjoy!

Dee and I always grin and joke around when we pass by or hear that a church is having a “revival”. You know the kind, complete with good old fire and brimstone yelling, (I mean preaching) with the covered dish buffet, and baptism under the tent. Well the baptism part is great but we always ask ourselves, what needs “reviving” so bad that they need to have a revival in the first place?

To expand on the topic of “A Death A Day”, during one of my travels across the “net’ I stumbled upon an article that contained some great insight on this topic. The article was paraphrased directly from three 1991 issues of The Trinity Review. Never heard of the publication, maybe someone out there has, but check out this powerful paragraph:

“Do we need revival? No! We need transformation. And this transformation cannot be achieved by “weeping and wailing” before God (as the revivalists would have us do), brought on by some “unusual” outpouring of the Spirit. The transformation that the Bible talks about is the continual sanctification through the Word and the power of the Spirit (Rom. 12:1,2; Phil. 1:6; 2:12,13; 3:20,21). Transformation is the product of our prayers for the courage and the grace of the Holy Spirit; standing fast with the Word in battle; not wavering, not compromising, not being overcome with fear, but steadfast in the cause of the truth — TRUTH! — a word foreign to most of the revival movement, both past and present.” -
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/revival.htm

Forrest Gump’s voice in the background, “That’s all I have to say about that”.


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2 comments:

Rob said...

Here's another contest for you and DEE to enter (www.robsingleton.net)-- maybe you BOTH can enter and increase your chances of winning.

Anyway, as usual, things are starting off slow so I am trying to recruit some of my faithful bloggers to write in the first entries.

The directions are posted on today's blog.

Hope to see your stories there soon!


Pastor Rob

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