Revival and the Holy Spirit

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1: 8


Introductory Thoughts

A revival of primitive godliness is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. Seeking revival should be a continuing objective in churches today. But what is revival? A feel good experience? A certain amount of praying? Something that can be scheduled? The scriptures and history reveal what revival is all about. Accordingly this page will help you understand the need, nature and pathway of revival. 

"A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work. There must be earnest effort to obtain the blessing of the Lord, not because God is not willing to bestow His blessing upon us, but because we are unprepared to receive it." (Read more introductory thoughts on revival by clicking on this link.)


Some Revival Questions Answered

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting….” Acts 2:2

What is revival? My favorite definition of revival comes from Charles Finney: A "new beginning of obedience to God."

Questions answered will include: (1) what is revival; (2) why does God bring revival; (3) What brings revival; (4) What is the process of revival; (5) What are the components of revival; (6) what hinders revival; (7) What are the dangers of revival. (Click on the link to learn more about revival)


Revival Quotations

Here you will find wonderful quotations on revival.


Famous Revivalists

Charles G. Finney (1792-1875)

Titus Coan (1801-1881)

William Chalmers Burns (1815-1868)

Jonathan Goforth (1859-1936) and Rosalind

Jeremiah Lanphier (1809-1898)

Evan Roberts (1878-1951)

Duncan Campbell (1898-1972)

Major Ian Thomas


Famous Revivals

The Prayer Revival of 1857


The Korean Revival (1903-1907)