The person that truly loves God and persistently desires revival
Authors: Johnson and Pearl, Bible teachers and founders of:
Pure Gospel and Revival website
“Without revival, sinners will grow harder and harder despite more preaching. Your children and your friends will remain unsaved if there are no revivals to truly convert them.” －Charles Finney
“The person that truly loves God with all of his heart and persistently “desires" God’s revival, glory, and power; there is no need and no more room for sports, entertainment, and sinning." -Johnson and Pearl
“If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes.” －Jonathan Goforth.
“Revival is simply God’s glory and Spirit coming and staying with us.” －Johnson and Pearl
“In times of evangelism(or a crusade), the evangelist seeks the sinner,
in times of revival the sinner comes chasing after the Lord." -J. Edwin Orr
“There is world of difference between a crusade and a true revival. A crusade is not a revival. Generally, crusades do not catch or influence the community. The community remains the same and the people go past the churches to hell. But in revival the community suddenly becomes aware or conscious of the movings of God. Beginning among His own people. So that in a matter of hours, not days, but churches become crowded, and you find within hours scores of men and women crying to God for mercy before they go near a church.” -Duncan Campbell (1898-1971), leader, but not starter of the Hebrides Revival
“In a crusade, the evangelist seeks sinners to come to a 3 day crusade. In a revival, God “personally draws sinners everyday" into the church." －Johnson and Pearl
Revival is far beyond evangelism at its highest level. It is a moving of God whereby the whole community suddenly becomes God-conscious before anyone says a word about God.” -Duncan Campbell (1898-1971)
“Sports and entertainment are the devil’s opium to the masses, meant as a substitute for joy from God.” －Leonard Ravenhill
“Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need.” －Leonard Ravenhill
“I don’t believe that Christianity today is true Christianity. It’s so worldly and sensual. People say we have no king and queen in America. I say we have a king in America, his name is sports, and his wife’s name is entertainment. Now I am convinced in my own heart that entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord, the less entertainment you need.” －Leonard Ravenhill
“Anything that cools my love for Christ is the world."
“John Wesley said, “Anything that cools my love for Christ is the world." And since sports and entertainment cools our love for Christ instead of heats it, sports and entertainment are definitely two worldly idols. First century Christians did not participate in any sports or entertainment, they were actually victims of them. In the Roman Coliseums, Christians and their children were fed to the lions, and that was the origin of sports, entertainment, games, and competitions. Oh, how carnal and worldly have the 21 Century Christians become!” －Johnson and Pearl
“Anything that you love more than Jesus is an idol, I don’t care what it is." -Leonard Ravenhill
“Oh that God would humble me deeply in the dust before Him! I deserve Hell every day for not loving my Lord more, who has, I trust, loved me and given Himself for me.” -David Brainerd
“If you have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, and if you have carried your cross everyday and denied self, then you will naturally have no need and no desire for any worldly TV, sports, and entertainment.” -Johnson and Pearl
“The less power a church has, the more entertainment it has.” -Leonard Ravenhill
What is the pure gospel of Jesus Christ?
“True and False Christian Test”
What is true revival?
The truth about sin