For All Christians Who Yearn for Revival God's Way This no-compromise biblical clarion call to revival is timeless. Leonard Ravenhill clearly shows how the church can be brought from where it is to where it ought to be. The church still needs his message, first published in 1983, for as Ravenhill said, "We live in a generation which has never know revival--God's way." The message is drastic, fearless, and often radical. His goal for the church is nothing less than full restoration to the glory, power, holiness, and dignity that Christ intended for it.
According to an ABC Poll 83% of Americans identify themselves as Christians.. Of this .53 % are Protestants, 22% percent Catholic. 37%t of all Christians describe themselves as born-again or evangelical which includes nearly half of all Protestants (47 percent). However, we all need to ask: how viable is our faith? Do we just carry on traditions because of our upbringing or is our faith in Christ intensely personal and inspirational? Boredom should never be a feature of our lives- if we have experienced a born again encounter with God!.The Body of Christ-the church should be the living example of Christ on earth in holiness, love and compassion. If these traits are not evident, then we do need a fresh touch from God both personally and collectively. This is the the thrust of this book! To challenge and inspire the reader to examine his or her life and commit to all that Jesus demands so that He would restore and rekindle His love and grace within us. God wants to work through us and His church but we all have to bring our lives under His agenda and expectations. When this happens the Holy Spirit will 'explode" within us the Life of Christ and our spiritual awakening will have begun. Read pray-fully and apply His Word as you work though the chapters. Revival -Gods way is just 'around the corner.!" If our Christianity is dull and boring then we need to know that there is more-much more! Jesus came to give our lives meaning and purpose every day of our brief existence and not just for us to identify with a denomination or church. The life of Jesus Christ is meant to be invasive and pervasive, affecting every facet of the believers existence. We were destined to live a joyful. passionate-Spirit filled life -a quality of living that worldly wealth, sensual pleasure or personal ambitions falls by the wayside in comparison to the abundant life in Christ. Formality, passionate less praying and preaching are often the norm. Congregants sometimes attend out of duty and not because of a consuming desire to know the God of the Bible.For non church people or the spiritually insensitive to turn to the church -we first have to demonstrate a passion, love and intensity that flows out of our daily communion with Christ which will subsequently, outshine every aspiration of the non-believer, so they see and feel that we have much more than they do. For this to happen the church and individual christian must experience a spiritual renewal. Allow God to do a new work in you and in your your church-be available to Him, and say in your heart -" I WANT MORE! There is no second baptism but a complete turning to Christ, giving Him all our sins and personal ambitions and making Him absolute Lord! When that happens there will be a personal spiritual break- through and the Lord of glory will no longer be on the outside, knocking, pleading and begging to come in!This will transform our tastes and goals and affect the spiritually unconnected around us. The politicians and celebrities do not have the ultimate answers, as they themselves need a Savior, but even if everyone can attain the American Dream- there will still be a deep and empty feeling of not having personal peace and hope. Only Jesus Christ can meet the deepest need of the human race .The book is my take on where we are and how we can experience a mighty touch from God if wee seek Him ---His way!
Rain Dance will prepare and equip you to pray in the Rain of God's Spirit in this last hour. The sound of the abundance of rain is here and the first showers are on us. Now is our time to align ourselves with God and partner with Him for a mighty downpour, reviving His Church and awakening the lost and wounded people around us, for a global harvest. Rain Dance is a practical daily prayer guide/devotional to help you start, with a few other believers, a Fire House of prayer for revival in your region and nation. By your God be valiant and ignite the Fire of revival in your land! ...my prayer is for God to use this book to ignite a genuine passion for revival & spiritual awakening worldwide, that will revolutionize the prayer lives of many and will subsequently transform societies. - JOY DAWSON International Bible Teacher & author Daniel Peiffer is a missionary from Belgium among the Navajo and Hopi people in Arizona. He and his wife Heleen have a heart to rebuild the Tabernacle of David among Tribal people by raising and multiplying lay leaders, through empowerment and mentoring, into their royal priesthood. He holds a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and a D.Min in Leadership from Regent University. Daniel and Heleen served in their early years in the South Pacific and are presently with the Arizona District Council of the Assemblies of God.
Beginning with an examination of the evangelical revival in eighteenth century Great Britain led by John Wesley and continuing with the formation of the Free Methodist Church in nineteenth century America the factors that contributed to the renewal of the church during these periods is examined. From this examination general abiding principles of church renewal in the Wesleyan tradition are developed. A comprehensive set of practical church renewal principles is provided to church leaders today. The implementation of these principles will lead to an organizational culture within which church renewal can take place.
Breakthrough occurs when one realizes that God is the architect, the Word is the blueprint, and the believer and the Holy Spirit serve as the builder. If the Body of Christ desires to experience revival on the scale that God desires, each member of the body must actively engage in strategic prayer. This workbook is designed to train and equip the members of the Body, whose hearts cry out for revival, in the tactics and strategy of spiritual warfare. Each teaching in God's Blueprint for Revival can take you to God's throne. Citing hundreds of scriptures, author Barbara Smith guides you through repentance and fasting, praying strategically, the dominion and authority of the Holy Spirit, and worship. Lessons also describe redemptive, transformational, and revelatory prayers; starting points for your spiritual journey. As you meditate, you'll see the Word of God come alive in your life, and revival will begin. As the spirit starts to reside in you, allow the anointing to overflow into the lives of others. Be a conduit for God's Glory! As the fire of the Holy Ghost spreads, watch your family, city, and nation be transformed into God's image, the perfect picture of revival.