Revival May Not Bring What You Expect

Revival May Not Bring What You Expect

Christianity survived and grew in totalitarian regimes in its first centuries and has done so many times since.

We need revival desperately, but it does not necessarily create a political/cultural reversal except in individuals and churches. It more likely will increase polarization and bring on added misunderstanding and persecution as it did in the earliest days recorded in Acts.

Revival is even strongly associated with splintering among denominations because of the inability of revived people to continue in their old nominalism and doctrinal aberrations any longer.

If you are associating revival with political and cultural relief, you will want to adjust your sight. We may pray for that, and God may bring such a reformation that will affect all of our secular surrounds. Yet, because this is not the normal relation of holiness with the secular, we should intentionally pursue and pray for a visitation of God that will make the churches powerful luminaries against a dark night of degradation, ready to suffer for him whatever our distinctiveness brings our way.

God will be with us.


“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.””

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭ESV‬‬