From 1905. So true of today!
The second of two stark reminders to us to actively expect The LORD to fulfill His Promises — in response to us actively seeking Him!
Interview with W.T.Stead, “What I Saw in Wales” (1905)…
Interviewer: “But is it all emotion? Is there no teaching?”
W.T.Stead: “Precious little. Do you think that teaching is what people want in a Revival?
These people, all the people in a land like ours, are taught to death, preached to insensibility. They all know the essential truths.
They know that they are not living as they ought to live, and no amount of teaching will add anything to that conviction.
To hear some people talk you would imagine that the best way to get a sluggard out of bed is to send a tract on astronomy showing him that according to the fixed and eternal law the sun will rise at a certain hour in the morning.
The sluggard does not deny it. He is entirely convinced of it. But what he knows is that it is precious cold at sunrise on a winter’s morning, and it is very snug and warm between the blankets.
What the sluggard needs is to be well shaken, and in case of need to be pulled out of bed. Roused, the Revival calls it.
And the Revival is a rouser rather than a teacher. And that is why I think those Churches which want to go on dozing in the ancient ways had better hold a special series of prayer meetings that the Revival may be prevented coming their way.”
See also: The Welsh Revival 1904–1905
~ 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.