We need a category for revival in all of our churches. Without it, we may miss out on the great blessing that God offers. Without it, we may spend our lives toiling for the wrong things, and we may shortchange the future generations.
Revival, in the historical sense, is an in-breaking of the kingdom of God that reorders the world (or a part of the world) for a specific period of time. W.B. Sprague defines revival in his Lectures on Revivals as ‘to cure the disorders of the mind.’ In revival many are humbled. Many are saved. The world pivots, and history is never the same.