Category Archives: great awakening

When sermon-hearers aren’t allowed to make a peep, they easily fall asleep

When people fall asleep in church, instead of asking what church is doing to bore people, we make jokes about it. Church too often gives people this message: “If you don’t like the Sunday morning rap, you can always take … Continue reading

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Getting real about Oct 31!

Calling all saints, we’ve got a mission! It’s All Saint’s Eve today–the day before All Saints Day. So who’s a saint? The Catholic and Orthodox churches call people who lived extraordinarily holy and Christ-like lives “saints.” However, the Bible definition … Continue reading

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Let’s “Flag Down” Another Pentecost!

Flagging down the Pentecostal Fire! –God’s fire fell on Pentecost and the early Christians stormed the world with passion for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! –Salvation Army founder, William Booth, sang in the late 1800s: “Send the fire! Look down … Continue reading

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Revival Needs New Wineskins!

Is it time for new wineskins? “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be … Continue reading

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Why we might not want revival and spiritual awakening . . .

Why we might not want a spiritual awakening (a revival, a move of God)? Because in a time of revival: 1) Ordinary believers get excited about the living God and begin to obey the Spirit in church meetings, rather than … Continue reading

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Victory Shouts, The Salvation Army, & Spiritual Tsunami

“Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”  –Psalm 47:1 I have studied spiritual awakening and revival history for more than 40 years.  I have passionately been trying to discover what makes Christianity break out of the religious status quo … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Calls For A Tsunami Of The Spirit

The Salvation Army USA’s Crest Books has just published a new book, Tsunami of the Spirit Come Roll Over Me.  It is an urgent call from various Salvation Army leaders from around the world for a radical, earth-shaking, overwhelming move of … Continue reading

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