THERE IS A NEW DAY DAWNING
FRESH OIL IS BEING POURED OUT OVER GODS CHOSEN WILL YOU BE APART. God desires to pour out his spirit on all flesh with no respect to age or
gender (Joel 2:8) WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE REFRESHING OF THE LORD THE BIBLE SAYS? Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 22
The word refreshing in the greek is (anapsucho);meaning a recovery of breath, i.e. (figurative) revival. I love the fact that God desires to breath on us again and recover us from our asthmatic state due to lack of refresh air.Nothing is worst than the agony of being suffocated
Since the early days of the church the lord has been restoring the glory of the first church.the bible says that the glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former.(haggai 2:9)
Throughout the church age there have been great moves of God through his promise not only to send refreshing but restitution also (act 3:19-20)
HERE ARE A FEW:
1. The 1904 Revival, Beginning in Wales Evan Roberts, Korea, Moravian, Azusa Street
2. The First Great Awakening, 1727-1750 Zinzendorf, Wesley, Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards
3. The Second Great Awakening 1780-1810 Cane Ridge
4. The General Awakening 1830-1840 Charles Finney, Hawaii, Jamaica
5. The Layman’s Revival 1857-1861 Phoebe Palmer, Lanphier, D. L. Moody
6. The World War II Revival 1935-1950 Billy Graham, Duncan Campbell, New Zealand
7. The Baby Boomer Revival 1965-1970 The Jesus People, The Prairie Revival, Asbury
8. The Reformation, 1517 Martin Luther, John Calvin, Zwingli, Knox
9. The Pre-Reformation Revival 1300-1500 Lollards, Wycliffe, Hus, Savonarola
10. Pentecost 30 A.D. Peter, Ephesus, Paul
The Brownsville Revival (also known as the Pensacola Outpouring) was a widely-reported religious phenomenon that began within the Pentecostal movement on Father’s Day June 18, 1995 at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida. Characteristics of the Brownsville Revival movement, as with other Christian religious revivals, included acts of repentance by parishioners and a call to holiness, said to be inspired by the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Some of the occurrences in this revival fit the description of moments of religious ecstasy. More than four million people are reported to have attended the meetings from its beginnings in 1995 to around 2000
The Toronto blessing, a term coined by British newspapers, describes the revival and resulting phenomena that began in January 1994 at the Toronto Airport Vineyard church, now the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF), a neocharismatic evangelical Christian church located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Participants in the conferences and meetings sponsored by TACF have reported healings, incidents of personal transformation and a greater awareness of God’s love. It has also been referred to as the Father’s blessing, the Anointing, the Awakening, the River and the Fire.
The Fourth Great Awakening was a Christian religious awakening that some scholars — most notably, economic historian Robert Fogel — say took place in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, while others look at the era following World War II. The terminology is controversial, with many historians believing the religious changes that took place in the US during these years were not equivalent to those of the first three great awakenings. Thus, the idea of a Fourth Great Awakening itself has not been generally accepted. Whether or not they constitute an awakening, many changes did take place. The “mainline” Protestant churches weakened sharply in both membership and influence while the most conservative religious denominations (such as the Southern Baptists and Missouri Synod Lutherans) grew rapidly in numbers, spread across the United States, had grave internal theological battles and schisms, and became politically powerful. Other evangelical and fundamentalist denominations also expanded rapidly. At the same time, secularism grew dramatically, and the more conservative churches saw themselves battling secularism in terms of issues such as gay rights, abortion, and creationism.
The Holiness and Pentecostal movements
The goal of the Holiness movement in the Methodist Church was to move beyond the one-time conversion experience that the revivals produce, and reach entire sanctification. The Pentecostals went one step further, seeking what they called a “baptism in the spirit” or “baptism of the Holy Ghost” that enabled those with this special gift to heal the sick, perform miracles, prophesy, and speak in tongues.
BASICLY THE LORD WAS SAYING THAT REPENTENCE BRINGS REVIVAL.REPENTENCE: Of ITS SELF MEANS TO TURN AWAY.THEN FIRST LESSON LEARNED IS THAT IF WE TURN AWAY FROM OUR SINS AND BE CONVERTED GOD PROMISES TO SEND US REVIVAL…THIS PROMISE IS NOT JUST PERSONAL BUT ITS CORPORATE.
WITH A RENEWED HUNGER TO SEE GOD MOVE WE CAN ANSWER THE QUESTION OF GIDEON IN(JUDGES 6:13) WERE IS THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS…