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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 14:10:11 +1200

"Revival is Zion travailing in spiritual childbirth." – James A. Stewart

"Revival is the Church of God as a conquering army putting to rout
the hosts of hell." – James A. Stewart

"Revival is torrents of living water flowing out of the individual
believer." – James A. Stewart

"Revival is the beauty of holiness adorning the saints."
 – James A. Stewart

"Revival is the recognition of the ministry of insignificant members
of the body, and deliverance from idol worship of the more
prominent members who are in the limelight." – James A. Stewart

"Revival is restoring the years the locusts have eaten."
 – James A. Stewart

"Revival is the people of God constrained, gripped, overmastered,
and overwhelmed by the love of Christ, so that they are feverishly
restless to win souls for Christ." – James A. Stewart

"I believe there is one thing for which God is very angry with our
land, and for which His Holy Spirit is so little among us, and that
is the neglect of united prayer; the appointed means of bringing
down the Holy Spirit." – Brownlow North

"Oh Christians, go more to the prayer-meetings…" – Brownlow North

"From the day of Pentecost, there has been not one great spiritual
awakening in any land which has not begun in a union of prayer,
though only among two or three. And no such outward, upward
movement has continued after such prayer meetings have
declined. It is in exact proportion to the maintenance of such joint
and believing supplication and intercession that the Word of the
Lord in any land or locality has had free course and been glorified."
 - A. T. Pierson

"Revival and change are almost synonymous terms and both
clearly cut across traditionalism. There is no way true revival can
occur without major changes disrupting and reordering the life of
the Church... God is no traditionalist. While God is orderly, He is
always fresh and vital. If a church can run according to forms and
traditions of men, it will run without the presence and power of God...
Is it any wonder the love of tradition is an enemy to revival? Revival
and new life go hand in hand ... Let every church realize that the
inordinate love of tradition is a great opponent to revival ... When a
church slays the love of tradition, a major obstacle to revival will be
slain With it." – Richard Owen Roberts

"To some of you we say, Go forward rather than pray. Think not
that we would, as these words might imply, cast discredit on
prayer. But, beloved our hearts are deceitful, and although we
should at every moment have an upward eye and a thirsting heart
for the guidance and the presence of the living God, still there are
times and circumstances when it becomes almost a sin to pray.
Sometimes it is unbelief that makes us pray, or rather seem to
pray, else what does that word mean, ''Why criest thou unto me?
speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward.'"(Ex 14:15)
 – William C. Burns

"There is no question that God works, often powerfully, in the old
structures. But it is inevitable that those very structures put
serious limitations on His working. It is all too easy for the ground
gained to be lost, for the situation to revert, and for the whole
process to need repeating within a short space of time. Take the
1950, Lewis Awakening. Though confined to certain Presbyterian
churches in the Outer Hebrides, this was a powerful movement of
the Spirit that deeply affected those communities at the time.
Many found faith in Christ, and some of these are now in full-time
service. But the fact remains that in less than a decade you could
visit those very churches where God had worked so powerfully and
never suspect that they had ever tasted revival. Without a change
of structure it is virtually Impossible to conserve the fruits of revival."
 - Arthur Wallis

"If our GOAL is Revival, we will be quite unbalanced when it comes.
If our goal is God, we will be able to walk with Him calmly and
steadfastly through years of waiting and through the joys and
victories of a season of refreshing. Christ crucified and risen is not
only the Door, and the Way, but the End also. It is our personal
relationship to Him which counts more than anything else. Oh, the
need for men and women who know their God! The Church of
Christ will only arise militant, triumphant, an 'exceeding great
army', when individuals get rightly related to God." - Nancy B. Morris

"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 S. Rendall

"The disappearance of the 'prayer meeting' from the life of many
churches is something which occasions widespread regret, even
among many who would not normally attend. Indeed, the prayer
meeting in which the laity participated freely is a legacy from the
1859 (Ulster) Revival...These prayer meetings were not in many
cases in existence before the revival set in. The very establishment
of them in the first instance, was an evidence that it was spring-
time again in the Church of Christ, and the restoration of them
today would be for her reviving once more." - John T. Carson

"I am tired of hearing the words 'I can't'. Jeremiah said, 'I am a
child'; but the Lord didn't pat him on the back and say, Jeremiah,
that is very good, I like that in you; your humility is beautiful.' Oh
no! God didn't want any such mock humility. He reproved and
rebuked it. I do not like the humility that is too humble to do as it
is bid. When my children are too humble to do as they are bid, I
pretty soon find a way to make them. I say, 'Go and do it!' The
Lord wants us to 'go and do it'." - Catherine Booth

"All practical power over sin and over men depends on maintaining
closet communion. Those who abide in the secret place with God
show themselves mighty to conquer evil, and strong to work and
to war for God. They are seers who read His secrets; they know
His will; they are the meek whom He guides in judgment and
teaches His way. They are His prophets who speak for Him to
others, and even forecast things to come. They watch the signs
of the times and discern His tokens and read His signals." - A. T. Pierson