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Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues it Provokes by Mathew Backholer.

Understanding Revival & Addressing the Issues it Provokes - So that we can Intelligently Cooperate with the Holy Spirit during times of Revivals and Awakenings and not Reject His Workings due to Religious Affections, Physical Phenomena or Manifestations and that we may not be caught unaware of the tactics of the enemy.

Book Details
  • 8.5 x 5.5 inches (216mm x 140mm)
  • 31 chapters
  • 252 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-907066-00-9 (paperback)
  • ISBN 978-1-907066-22-1 (eBook)

    Revival is an amazing outpouring of the Holy Spirit as the dew of Godís heavenly blessing descends to revive the Church and saves sinners, as God vindicates His name. But history records that many who have prayed for revival have rejected it when it came because they misunderstood the workings of the Holy Spirit and only wanted God to bless the Church on their terms and not His.

    During times of heavenly visitations there are Divine paradoxes; times of solemn commotion and Divine disorder which involves sifting and shaking, repentance, brokenness and confession of sin mingled amongst the shouts of praise and adoration as the Refiner comes to prepare a pure and holy Bride, to glorify Jesus. During revival in the midst of Godís dynamic, the devil will come to infiltrate and imitate so let us understand revival so that we do not reject it when He comes or bring the work of God into disrepute.

    Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues it Provokes; through the use of Scripture and church history reveals how we can intelligently cooperate with the Holy Spirit during times of revivals and awakenings and not reject His workings due to religious affections, physical phenomena or manifestations and that we may be not be caught unaware of the tactics of the enemy.

    Mathew Backholer is the author of Revival Fires and Awakenings, Revival and the Great Commission and 150 Years of Revival. As a revival historian he collates, documents and records revivals from around the globe. Mathew also films and presents ByFaith TV which airs on numerous Christian networks around the world.

  • Contents:

  • Preface
  • Understanding Revival Ė What is it?
  • Revivals from the Holy Bible
  • Revival Related Scriptures
  • What Does Revival Do?
  • Who Needs Revival?
  • Views of Revival
  • The Beginnings and Characteristics of Revival
  • The Church and Revival
  • Common Characteristics of Physical Phenomena
  • Conviction and Confession of Sin
  • Revival and the Community
  • Education, Evangelism and Missions
  • Reoccurring Experiences in Revival
  • Supernatural Characteristics of Revival
  • The Dangers of Revival

  • Persecution and Opposition
  • Enemies of God
  • Misperceptions of Godís Workings
  • Human Emotions - Part I
  • Human Emotions - Part II
  • A Diversity of Views
  • Disunity Within the Body
  • False and Spurious Converts
  • Counterfeit Conversions
  • Preach the Pure Gospel
  • Warnings and Wisdom
  • Hindrances to Revival
  • Why Revivals Cease
  • Revival Merchandise and Memorabilia
  • Why Revivals are Chronicled
  • Evaluating the Past and Looking Forward

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