“Will You not Yourself revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?”…Psalm 85:6
In One of his earlier lectures on revival the 18th century revivalist, Charles Finney posed a fascinating question, “When may revival be expected?” He then proposes seven different signs, or evidences that revival is in fact on its way. I want to suggest three of those evidences that give me encouragement to pray in hope of the glory of God in revival.
1 – When the attention of ministers is especially directed to this particular object! For some time pastors have been saying to me, “Revival is the only hope for our churches, the only hope for America!” 2 – When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and humbles and distresses Christians! Increasingly I hear church people say something along the line of, “I never thought I would live to see the day in America that such and such would be taking place, or being done, or being said publicly!” 3 – When Christians have a spirit of prayer for revival! The Godly A. T. Pierson once said, “From the day of Pentecost, there has not been one great spiritual awakening in any land which has not begun in a union of prayer, though only among two or three. And no such outward, upward movement has continued after such prayer meetings have declined!”
Mr. Finney lists other evidences I do not yet see in our day, but I am not going to personally sit and wait! My wife and I invite you to join us in your home as we will be in our home every Saturday night sometime between 6:00 P. M. and midnight, praying for a mighty revival in our churches, our homes, our schools, our businesses and in the streets of America! If you make a covenant with the Lord to join us in this prayer time, let us know, either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using the comment section on our web site at www.Christfollowers.com.