8151 revival, corporate

8151 revival, corporate

The experience of God’s people both in the OT and NT when prayer is answered and their growth and effectiveness are renewed.

The recurring pattern of apostasy and revival in the OT

Jdg 2:10-19

God is petitioned to revive his people

Ps 80:14-15 See also Ps 85:4-7; Jer 31:18; La 5:21; Hab 3:2

Repentance is necessary for revival

God’s people are urged to repent 2Ch 30:6 Hezekiah’s appeal to all Israel. See also Isa 55:1-3; Jer 3:22; La 3:40; Hos 12:6; Hos 14:1-2; Zec 1:3; Mal 3:7; Rev 2:5,16; Rev 3:2-3

Wholehearted repentance is required Joel 2:12-13 See also Dt 4:29; Dt 30:2-3; Jer 24:7; Jer 29:13-14; Ac 19:18-19 Repentance should be evidenced by deeds.

Repentance prepares for revival Isa 59:20 See also Jdg 10:9-16; Ezr 10:1,10-12; Ne 1:9; Eze 18:30-32

Revival is God’s work

Hos 6:2 See also Ps 80:3,7,17-19; Isa 32:14-17

God promises revival

God promises to revive his people Eze 11:19 See also Jer 31:33-34; Eze 36:26; Zec 10:6

The nations are included in the promise of revival Isa 2:3 pp Mic 4:2 See also Isa 19:22-25; Isa 45:22; Isa 56:6-8; Zec 8:20-22

The revival of Israel

Under Hezekiah 2Ki 18:4-6; 2Ch 29:3-5; 2Ch 30:1; 2Ch 31:4,9-10,20-21

Under Josiah 2Ki 23:1-4 pp 2Ch 34:29-33; 2Ch 35:1-3

Revival in the NT

Crowds turn to the Lord Mk 1:5; Jn 3:26; Jn 4:39; Ac 2:41,47; Ac 4:4; Ac 11:21

The Holy Spirit is active in the revival of believers Ac 4:31 See also Ac 13:9; 2Co 4:16; Eph 5:18

The response of believers in revival Ro 12:1-2 See also Eph 4:23-24; Php 3:13-14; Col 3:9-14

See also

3296Holy Spirit in the world
7510Gentiles
7530foreigners
8144renewal
8466reformation
8704apostasy
8768idolatry

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