Revival Principles

This section provides information about the principles behind community-wide transformation and revival.

God’s People Lack Purity

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Purity

God is all-powerful which means there is no shortage of Divine Power in the world, but there IS a shortage of human purity. God's power follows purity. He is looking for people with pure hearts to fill them with His power. If you want to see transforming revival in your life so that you operate in God's power, ask God to show you anything you have done, said or thought that has offended Him so that you can repent (Ps 139:24) and move toward greater purity and righteousness in your life. Let God free you from what binds you so you can take hold of what He has already given you when you were saved. Let the power of the living God break every chain that binds you emotionally or physically. I challenge you to spend the next 15 minutes seeking God for greater purity in your life.

Pursuing God in the Midst of Divine Discontent

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Have you experienced Divine Discontent? …..a dissatisfaction with life and church as usual? Do you have a longing for more of God? Do you long for revival in your community? Are you called to something bigger than what you are doing now? If you want something more for your life, I challenge you to passionately seek God with all your heart.

1. Spend significant time fervently praying from your heart. Pray offensive prayers as you let God pray through you.

2. Humble yourself before God. Confess pride and anything else the Lord reveals to you - allow the Lord to do a healing work in you as you receive His forgiveness.

3. Fast as you pray to keep the focus and continually draw close to God for your strength.

4. Spend significant time in the Word.

5. Practice holiness that leads to purity. Choose to no longer take offense at anything.

6. Gather with others regularly to pray for yourselves, the city, your state and the nation.

7. Persevere in items 1 through 6. Don't give up!!!

Are You Sure You Want Revival?

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True revival brings the presence of God which brings change.  I mean real change.  Hearts are transformed.  Relationships are healed. Bodies are healed. Violence and hatred stops. Restitution is made. Crime stops/jails close.  The land produces where it was once barren.  Coral reefs are restored that had been dead for 20 yrs.  Miracles are commonplace.

The results of true revival are awesome but they are founded in a reverential, healthy fear of the Lord that drives key people into deep repentance and forgiveness.  Do you really want God’s presence to manifest in your life in revival?  If you want to see revival in your family, your church, your city or nation, how bad do you want to see it?

Are you praying for a quickening in your own life?  Are you asking God to show you anything you have done or said that has offended Him so that you can repent (Ps 139:24)?  Have you asked Him to show you who you have offended so that you can make amends (Matt 5:21-24)?  Are you spending time in the Word and in prayer to let the Lord strip away all unrighteousness in your life? Do you choose to not take offense (Prov 19:11)?  Are you in a corporate body that is seeking the Lord in repentance and forgiveness? Are they seeking His face alone…not His hand?

If you sure you want revival that brings God’s presence, then spend the time needed individually and corporately to seek God for yourself first.  Then, join with others to seek Him for your family, your church, your workplace, your city.

Be sure you are willing to pay the price to seek Revival then pursue God with all your heart, mind, will and emotions (Isa 55:6-7, Deut 4:29, 1Chr 16:11, Ps 14:2).

 

Amy Everette

One Voice for Transformation

A Call to Anguish

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As we seek Gods presence in humility by repenting and turning from our wicked ways, we must move into the place of desperation and anguish. Our appetite for God must exceed every other hunger in our lives.  Inviting God to come into our lives and community is more than wishing Him to be in our midst. To see His presence made manifest in our lives and our community, we must become hungry and desperate for nothing more than God. We must become singularly focused on seeking the character of God. We must be moved to pursue Him in prayer and lifestyle until He comes.

Transforming Revival

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What is Transforming Revival?

Believers have prayed for revival for years. However, do we really know what we are praying for?
Based on 20+ years of research and documentation of over 800 communities that have been transformed by God’s presence, George Otis, Jr defines Transforming Revival as:

•    A communal restoration of the God-man relationship.
•    A corporate return to first love with God the Father.
•    It is a conscious re-enthroning of King Jesus, not only over our church life, but over every dimension of life.
In Transforming Revival there is no secular-sacred dichotomy. In Transforming Revival, God is invited — and expected — to assume control of everything from the sanctuaries of our hearts to the structures of our society.   For the term transforming revival to be properly applied to a community, change must be evident not only in the lives of its inhabitants, but also in the fabric of its institutions.   In the end, it is dramatic social, political, and even ecological renewal that sets these communities apart.

In short, a transformed community is…
    A neighborhood, city or nation whose values and institutions have been overrun by the grace and presence of God.
    A place where divine fire has not merely been summoned, it has fallen.
    A society in which natural evolutionary change has been disrupted by invasive supernatural power.
    A culture that has been impacted comprehensively and undeniably by the Kingdom of God.
    A location where Kingdom values are celebrated publicly and passed on to future generations.