Bible Summary. There are several steps that a Christian congregation goes through to prepare for revival. The Holy Spirit is the driving force of a Christian revival. A true Christian revival starts when God pours his Spirit of grace and supplication onto a congregation. With revival always comes mourning and weeping. See below for Bible scriptures and commentary about Christian revival.
How Do Christians Prepare For Revival?
Christians prepare for a revival with God in the same manner that God has instructed those before us. There are several steps that a Christian congregation goes through to prepare for revival. If they go through these steps, God promises revival. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 advises us the steps to revival to include calling God’s name, humbling ourselves, seeking God’s face, and turning from our wicked ways.
2nd Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Who is the Driving Force of a Christian Revival?
The Holy Spirit is the driving force of a Christian revival. Without the Holy Spirit, no church or congregation will have a revival. There is no other power, but the Holy Spirit that can revive us and enable us to have a continuing relationship with God. Zechariah 4:6 advises us of the unique and exclusive power of the Holy Spirit to revive us in our relationship with God.
Zechariah 4:6, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”
How Do Christians Know A True Revival Has Started?
A true Christian revival starts when God pours his Spirit of grace and supplication onto a congregation. When the Holy Spirit is poured into us, it is an indescribable feeling of humility that overcomes us. Zechariah 12:10 advises us of God promise to pour his spirit onto true believers to revive us and experience God.
Zechariah 12:10, “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourned for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
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Why Does A Christian Revival Cause Us To Mourn and Weep?
A Christian revival is when a congregation renews and strengthens their relationship with God. With revival always comes mourning and weeping. We enter this state of remorse because we become fully aware of our shortcomings in the presence of God, and we repent. Nehemiah 8:9 advises us of how believers morn and weep when they come into the presence of God’s holiness.
Nehemiah 8:9, “And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep, For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.”