Folk have gotten used to using the word ‘Revival’.
It means many things to so many people and they use it to describe almost any Holy Spirit filled meeting.
Minor but important point — Revival isn’t a label you can put on a meeting. It’s a gift from God.
Revival isn’t something you can decide to have. Rather it’s a sovereign move by a sovereign God by His Holy Spirit to show The Church where it should be and to show the world where it could be!
Revival happens when God lays everyone flat on their faces, weeping or praying in unknown tongues.
Revival happens when the unsaved appear at the Door of the meeting and get bowled over by Holy Spirit, healed, baptised in The Spirit, and left in a sobbing heap by the altar.
Revival is many things to many people, but Signs and Wonders are prominent — spontaneous healings, spontaneous miracles, the unexpected happening all round you.
Revival is MESSY! It’s never neat and tidy! And it never fits our timetables.
I know of one pastor who, in one really powerful meeting, watched as everyone bar himself was flattened by The Spirit.
He said it was like The LORD had taken a mallet and just knocked them all over. He asked The LORD why. “To show you what it will be like when My Presence fills your Meeting and brings Revival!”
Then as I thought about these things this afternoon, The LORD said to me, “Revival isn’t a label you can put on a meeting.
It’s a Gift from Me! So encourage folk not to advertise ‘Revival’ like a commodity you can somehow order or conjure up.
Rather advertise a Spirit-filled and Spirit-led Meeting, seeking My Presence and Revival!
In fact, don’t advertise it at all! When I send Revival, it will advertise itself!”
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.