Revivals in History

2Chronicles 7:14 calls us to revival.  "If My people, which are called by My name, shall 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."

The following articles will help expand your understanding of a heartfelt pursuit of God for revival:

George Müller’s Life Of Trust (Part 1) Early Lessons In Trusting God

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Arranged from the book, THE LIFE OF TRUST, by George Müller (1805-1898)*

George Müller’s exemplary life of faith and prayer cannot be credited to a Christian upbringing. Born in 1805 in Prussia, his childhood and early teens were devoid of Christian training and influence. He had no Bible to read. His father gave to him and his brother considerable money for their age, which allowed them to indulge in sinful habits. After a time, however, the youthful George settled down to earnest study and eventually came to master six languages, including Hebrew, Latin and Greek.

His father encouraged him to become a minister, as that would provide a good living, and his father could live with him comfortably upon retirement. And so young George entered divinity school. Even though a divinity student, he had no knowledge of what salvation meant. Though he continued in sinful living, the desire of his heart was to reform, but his repeated efforts to do so ended in dismal failure.

The Revival Labors Of Charles G. Finney (Part 1)

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Arranged from his book, The Memoirs of Charles G. Finney (1792-1875)*

Charles G. Finney was a young lawyer in the state of New York when first brought face to face with the question of whether he would receive Christ as presented in the Gospel or whether he would pursue a worldly course of life. In his earlier years he had had very little contact with Christianity.

As he began the study of law he encountered Scripture quotations. Some of the authors of his law books referred to the Bible as authority for some of the great principles of law. He purchased a Bible to use somewhat as a reference book. As he read and meditated in the Word of God, his interest in it grew. After two or three years of uncertainty, he became convinced that the Bible was the true Word of God. Having decided that the Bible was the Word of God, he knew that he must settle the matter of his soul’s salvation as set forth in the Bible. He must make his peace with God.