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"The main reason why we don’t have revival is we are content to live without it." said the late Leonard Ravenhill. How very true that statement is. Many Christians and churches in the western world are content with the status quo. Sadly that status quo is so very far removed for the Lord's will. The will of God is that none should perish - “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9). However, no man is able to grant repentance, as that is the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit. He alone is the one who reproves the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (John 16:7-11).
History has shown that when the Lord's people come together in one mind and one purpose, and are willing to pay the price, the Lord "will answer from heaven" and "pour out of His Spirit" upon those who seek Him earnestly to do so. We are not only living in days of apathy amongst many churches, but of great wickedness in the world.
Writing in the 1920s concerning revival, Jonathan Goforth stated, “There can be no alternative; it is either Holy Ghost Revival or apostasy". That statement has proven to be true over and over again as we have seen through the last several decades how many professing Christian groups have fallen away. Here in the UK, the last significant awakening occurred during the late 1940s and early 1950s, when God graciously poured out His spirit upon the people of the Isle of Lewis. Like other awakenings and outpourings of God's Spirit, the Lewis awakening was the answer to the prayers of the Lord's people. Duncan Campbell, a man the Lord used to bring His message during that awakening, said, "I would say that if Pentecost cannot be repeated then we are living in a period in world history when the word of God has neither pattern or precedent. If Pentecost is the living link between the eternal purposes of God and a world that must inevitably perish, surely our supreme need is a Pentecostal visitation; a moving of God, in the place of miracle."