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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8149 revival, nature of
8149 revival, nature of

8149 revival, nature of

Scripture indicates that a number of characteristics precede revival, including repentance, humility and obedience.

Characteristics which precede revival

God’s people long for renewal of their lives Ps 80:18 See also Ps 74:22; Ps 80:1-17,19; Ps 85:6

God’s people must repent 2Ch 7:14 See also 1Ki 8:46-50 pp 2Ch 6:26-27; Isa 64:1-7; Hos 5:15; Ac 3:19

God’s people experience a new awareness of sin 2Ki 22:11 See also Ps 32:3-5

God’s people need to be humble Isa 57:15 See also Ps 149:4; Isa 66:2; Mic 6:6-8

God’s people are revived through God’s initiative Isa 59:16 See also Jer 24:7; Jer 33:6-9; Tit 3:5

Characteristic results of revival

People experience inward change Heb 8:10-12 See also Jer 31:33-34; Eze 11:19; Ac 2:42-47

People live obedient lives Eze 11:20 See also Eph 4:1-3; 1Th 1:7-8

People are zealous for God’s work Ezr 5:1-2 See also Hag 1:12-15

People are generous in giving Ex 36:5 See also 1Ch 29:6-9; 2Ch 31:3-8; Ac 11:28-30

People delight in worshipping God Ezr 3:11 See also Isa 12:1-6

People are joyful Ac 13:49-52 See also Isa 35:1-10; Ac 8:5-8

See also

1030God, compassion
1130God, sovereignty
1325God, the Creator

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