3 The Coming Revival

Will a Revival Ever Come?*

“God calls for a spiritual revival and a spiritual reformation. Unless this takes place, those who are lukewarm will continue to grow more abhorrent to the Lord, until He will refuse to acknowledge them as His children. A revival and a reformation must take place, under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit. Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing this work they must blend.” 1 Selected Messages, p. 128

“God meant that His people should be far in advance of the position which they occupy today But now, when the time has come for them to spring into action, they have a preparation to make.” Testimonies Vol. 5, pp. 714, 715

“Before the final visitation of God’s judgments upon the earth there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times.

The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon His children.”
Great Controversy, p. 464

“When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood, believers will have an entirely different religious experience.” Testimonies To Ministers, p. 114

“Those who eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of God will bring from the books of Daniel and Revelation truth that is inspired by the Holy Spirit. They will start into action forces that cannot be repressed.”
Testimonies To Ministers, p. 116

“But there are many, many in our churches who know little of the real meaning of the truth for this time. I appeal to them not to disregard the fulfilling of the signs of the times, which says so plainly that the end is near.

We are living in the closing scenes of this earth’s history. Prophecy is fast fulfilling. The hours of probation are fast passing. We have no time -not a moment- to lose. Let us not be found sleeping on guard. Let no one say in his heart or by his works: ‘My Lord delayeth His coming.’ Let the message of Christ’s soon return sound forth in earnest words of warning. Let us persuade men and women everywhere to repent and flee from the wrath to come.

Let us arouse them to immediate preparation, for we little know what is before us.” Testimonies Vol. 8, pp. 252, 253

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* Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the the King James Version of the Bible, all quotations are from the writings of Ellen G. White, and all editorial text was written by Chris Teske.