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The Spirit of Revival - by Michael Phillips
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Habakkuk 3:2
Jan 31, 2010 pm - My talk today is on The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Revival. I don't need to define The Holy Spirit, do I? He's the Third Person of the Trinity, equal to the Father and Son in every way, but doing a work distinct from theirs. Not contradictory, of course, but distinct. All God's people agree on this. But there's less agreement on Revival. Thus, to begin our study, let's define our term. WHAT IS REVIVAL? Before I tell you what a Revival is, let me tell you what it is not: If you'd asked me this thirty years ago, I would have said, "A revival is a series of evangelistic meetings". The church I went to had one every year and it lasted one week. I think these meetings can be a very good thing. But they're not the same as a Revival. Historically, revivals have often been related to these meetings. But in what way? Not as a cause of the revival, but as it's result. When people are revived, they turn off their TVs and go to church! A Revival is not a series of Gospel meetings. A Revival is also not a different kind of work by God's Spirit. In ordinary times, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, kindness, meekness, faithfulness, and self-control". But ... More >>>

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