Clear and decisive messages about the need for revival in each generation, the circumstances leading to past revivals and how to rekindle revival today. From the former minister of Westminster Chapel.
Revival is the lifeblood of a vital church. Without the fervor revival brings, the church cannot accomplish its mission in the world. Yet today's church is rife with apathy. How can revival be rekindled? Clearly and forcefully, Dr. Lloyd-Jones describes the circumstances which produced past revivals, discerns why each generation needs revival, and shows how revival will come about today.
“The concealing, and the neglect of certain truths, and certain aspects of Christian truth, has always been the chief characteristic of every period of declension in the long history of the Church.” (Page 33)
“Have you seen the desperate need of prayer, the prayer of the whole Church? I shall see no hope until individual members of the Church are praying for revival, perhaps meeting in one another’s homes, meeting in groups amongst friends, meeting together in churches, meeting anywhere you like, and praying with urgency and concentration for a shedding forth of the power of God, such as he shed forth one hundred and two hundred years ago, and in every other period of revival, and of reawakening. There is no hope until we do. But the moment we do, hope enters.” (Page 20)
“I sense that there is a curious tendency, today, for members of the Christian Church to feel and to think that they themselves can do very little, and so they tend to look to others to do all that is needed for them.” (Page 8)
“The whole emphasis today is upon man’s search for God, as if God had never revealed himself at all. But the whole case of the Bible is that God is searching for man, and that he has revealed himself to man, because man by searching cannot find God.” (Page 39)
“The second truth which has been hidden follows from the first. It involves the authority of this book, the authority of the Bible.” (Page 39)