What is revival? The dictionary
describes revival as an evangelistic meeting or series
of meetings; a
Christian gathering. An act or instance of reviving :
the state of being revived: a renewed attention to or
interest in something: a new presentation or publication
of something old: a period of renewed religious interest:
a restoration of force, validity, or effect, as to a contract.
The synonyms of revival are rebirth, regeneration, rejuvenation,
rejuvenescence, renewal, resurgence, resurrection, resuscitation,
revitalization, and revivification.
Christian revival is a specific period of increased spiritual
interest or renewal in the life of a church congregation
or many churches. It is a spiritual reawakening from a
dormant or stagnant state in the life of a believer. It
is the resurfacing of a love for God, an appreciation
of God's holiness, a passion for His Word and His Church,
a convicting awareness of personal and corporate sin,
a spirit of humility, and a desire for repentance and
growth in righteousness.
Let us all as believers
in the body of Christ never stop yearning for the burning
desire to be revived.