Friday, March 27, 2009

Revive Me Oh Lord: Psalm 119

“You cannot revive something that has never had life, so revival, by definition, is first of all an enlivening and quickening and awakening of lethargic, sleeping church members. Suddenly the power of the Spirit comes upon them … they are humbled, they are convicted of sin … then as a result of their quickening and enlivening, they begin to pray. New power comes into the preaching of the ministers, and the result of this is large numbers are converted. So the two main characteristics of revival are, first, this extraordinary enlivening of the members of the church, and, second, the conversion of masses of people who have been outside in indifference and in sin.”

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The world is sleeping in the dark,
That the church can't fight, cause it's asleep in the light,
How can you be so dead, when you've been so well fed,
Jesus rose from the grave, and you, you can't even get out of bed,
Oh, Jesus rose from the dead, come on, get out of your bed.

Asleep In The Light by Keith Green
Copyright 1978Birdwing Music

Psalm 119:

88Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth

154Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
155Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.
156Great are Your mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your ordinances.

All Revival is born from Reformation, and all Reformation is "Word" Reformation.

Sola Scriptura
Soli Deo Gloria

Chris P.

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