Revival Quotes

A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness and selfishness, and making God and His love triumph in the heart and life.
Andrew Murray

When Holy God draws near in true revival, people come under terrible conviction of sin. The outstanding feature of spiritual awakening has been the profound consciousness of the presence and holiness of God.
Henry Blackaby

Revivals begin with God’s own people. Oh, what responsibility this lays on the children of God. If you grieve Him away from yourselves or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely.
Andrew Bonar

How we have prayed for a Revival – we did not care whether it was old-fashioned or not – what we asked for was that it should be such that would cleanse and revive His children and set them on fire to win others.
Mary Booth

Every mighty move of the Spirit of God has had its source in the prayer chamber.
E.M. Bounds

During true revival, thousands of lost people are suddenly swept into the Kingdom of God. Scenes of the lost coming to the Savior in great and unprecedented numbers are common.
Henry Blackaby

The average man is not going to be impressed by our publicity, our posters, or our programs, but let there be a demonstration of the supernatural, and at once man is arrested.
Duncan Campbell

There is a growing conviction everywhere, and especially among thoughtful people, that unless revival comes, other forces will take the field, that will sink us still deeper into the mire of humanism and materialism.
Duncan Campbell

A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.
Charles Finney

Revival comes from heaven when heroic souls enter the conflict determined to win or die—or if need be, to win and die! “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Charles Finney

Revival is a sovereign act of God upon the church whereby he intervenes to lift the situation completely out of human hands and works in extraordinary power.
Geoffrey R. King

Revival cannot be organized, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again.
G. Campbell Morgan

A necessary precursor of any great spiritual awakening is a spirit of deep humiliation growing out of a consciousness of sin and fresh revelation of the holiness, power, and glory of God.
John R. Mott

Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God’s near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic outflow.
J.I. Packer

Christians in revival are accordingly found living in God’s presence, attending to His Word, feeling acute concern about sin and righteousness, rejoicing in the assurance of Christ’s love and their own salvation, spontaneously constant in worship, and tirelessly active in witness and service, fueling these activities by praise and prayer.
J.I. Packer

When I pray for revival I pray first for the most radical thing: The utter devotion and allegiance of your hearts to Christ. That you would love Him so deeply and long for Him so passionately that His coming would be your great hope, and death would be gain, and life would be for Christ and His kingdom.
John Piper

Revival is God’s finger pointed right at me.
Wilbert L. McLeod

Revival brings back a holy shock to apathy and carelessness.
Winkie Pratney

As long as we are content to live without revival, we will.
Leonard Ravenhill

You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
Leonard Ravenhill

Evangelism affects the other fellow; revival affects me.
Leonard Ravenhill

Present day wickedness, apostasy, and modern civilization cannot prevent revival.
John R. Rice

A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church.
Billy Sunday

They tell me a revival is only temporary; so is a bath, but it does you good.
Billy Sunday

Brokenness is not revival; it is a vital and indispensable step toward it.
Arthur Wallis

Revival is . . . God revealing himself to man in awful holiness and irresistible power.
Arthur Wallis

If we find a revival that is not spoken against, we had better look again to ensure that it is a revival.
Arthur Wallis

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