A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival. That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it. When Christians have the spirit of prayer for a revival. When they go about groaning out their hearts desire. When they have real travail of soul.
-Charles Grandison Finney
Reformation is a return to the sound doctrine of the Bible. Revival is the practice of that sound doctrine under the power of the Holy Spirit.
Any true revival can be proven by the fact that it changed the moral climate of an area or nation.
“Present-day wickedness, apostasy and modern civilization cannot prevent revival.”
-John R . Rice
If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God.
Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God's near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic outflow.
A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness and selfishness, and making God and His love triumph in the heart and life.
“Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.”
-E. M. Bounds
Every mighty move of the Spirit of God has had its source in the prayer chamber.