Quotes on Revival


“Revival is a going of God among His people and an awareness of God laying hold of a community.” Duncan Campbell


“In revival you get this strange mixture as it were, of great conviction of sin and great joy, a great sense of the terror of the Lord and great thanksgiving and praise.” Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones


“We learn from revival times that God’s emphasis has been on holy people He has mastered rather than clever methods we can master.” George Mitchell


Evan Roberts asked, “Why is the power of God which was so evident in previous generations now absent?  How is it that religion is considered a trial rather than the joy of one’s life?”


“You must put yourself completely at the disposal of the Holy Spirit and obey Him promptly, even in the smallest things.” Evan Roberts


“Bend the church and save the world.” Evan Roberts


“The Holy Spirit will not come to stubborn people; ask Him to bend you.” Evan Roberts


Evan Roberts had four points for revival: You must confess all known sin. You must remove all that is doubtful from your life. You must give yourself entirely to the Holy Spirit. You must confess Christ publicly as your personal Lord and Savior.


There is always a “divine disorder” in revival; some groaning and agonizing under conviction; others praising God for great salvation.” Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones


“Revival is not churches filled with people, but people filled with God…in revival the church, the road side, the hillsides all become places made sacred by the presence of God and the cry of the repentant.” Duncan Campbell


“Revival leads to crowded and prolonged meetings where time seems to be forgotten and people seemed to have entered into eternity – the body and the needs of the flesh are forgotten.” Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones


“To refuse to pray for revival as hopeless is like impudently telling the Lord that His power is limited.  Away with pessimism…it is the sin of unbelief.  They say that revival is impossible.  When the Spirit of the Lord is among us, who dare tell Him what is possible and what is impossible.  God forgive us for our unbelief.” J. Edwin Orr


“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7


"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26


“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Acts 3:19


“Although our sins testify against us, O LORD, do something for the sake of your name. For our backsliding is great; we have sinned against you.” Jeremiah 14:7


“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14