Excellent Article by Bert Farias.
Revival is not the pursuit of any manifestation or aspect of ministry whether it be miracles, signs, wonders, visions, shaking, trembling, falling down, weeping, laughter, healing, deliverance, appearances of gold dust, and anything else you could possibly hear of. Most of these kinds of manifestations are frequent in times of revival, but they are not the revival. They may accompany revival or lead to revival, but they are not necessarily evidence of revival.
Revival is a definite outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church and then those she is called to reach.
Revival is a restoration of Divine life from deadness and dullness. It is a return to spiritual health, vibrancy, and vigor.
Revival awakens us from a sleeping heart and stirs us from our slumber. We become conscious of heaven and of eternal things.
Revival means to flourish after a time of decline; to come back into use…
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