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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8150 revival, personal
8150 revival, personal

8150 revival, personal

The bringing back of individuals to life or vigour both at the point of personal regeneration through the work of the Holy Spirit and at other times in believers’lives.

Aspects of individual revival

Physical revival Isa 38:16 See also Jdg 15:18-19; 1Sa 14:27; 1Sa 30:11-12; 1Ki 19:7-8; Job 33:25; Ps 41:3; Ps 116:8-9

Revival of hope Ge 45:27 See also Ru 4:14-15

Revival of sanity Da 4:26,34,36

Spiritual revival Ps 23:3 See also 1Ki 19:9-15; Jn 21:15-19

The Holy Spirit brings regeneration by giving spiritual life to those dead in sin

Eph 2:1-5; Tit 3:5-6

Preparation for personal spiritual revival

The Holy Spirit convicts Jn 16:8-11; Ac 2:37; 1Th 1:5

Individuals appeal to God Jer 17:14 See also Ps 51:7-12; Ps 119:34-37

Individuals long for God Ps 42:1-2 See also Ps 63:1

Personal repentance is required Ps 51:1-4 See also 2Ch 32:26; 2Ch 33:11-13; Job 22:23; Jer 15:19

The believer must take responsibility for personal revival

2Ti 1:6

God is active in bringing about personal revival

Isa 57:15 See also Ps 43:3-4; Isa 40:31; Hag 1:14

God’s law may initiate personal revival Ps 19:7 See also Ps 119:130,162

The fruit of personal revival

God receives praise Ps 40:3 See also 2Sa 22:50 pp Ps 18:49; Ps 51:15; Ps 59:16; Ps 61:8

God is obeyed 2Ch 33:15-16 See also Ac 2:14 Peter had denied Jesus Christ seven weeks before.

See also

3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3248Holy Spirit, conviction
3251Holy Spirit, filling with
5020human nature

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