Contemporary Christendom has a rather poor understanding of Biblical revival. Much could be said on this subject. But, suffice it to say, Biblical revival is not characterized by some emotional excitement and scores of people repeating a prayer while ultimately continuing on with an unchanged life. No, Biblical revival is going to be characterized by a deep seated understanding of our sinfulness, our need for repentance, our need for sharing the Biblical Gospel with others and our need to forsake the things of this world. Revival is not an emotional outburst during a service. Revival is a permanent, life-changing event that more than often can only be viewed in hindsight.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net