Looking for revival

Why do so many people look down on anything old these days? When looking for revival it is Biblical to look back. But we are constantly told that everything is ‘improved’ and ‘new’. Why is that, because these things couldn’t have been perfect to start with! But God’s work is perfect.
He can’t be improved, neither can His works.
We can be such an arrogant generation!…

[7] Receive the Holy Spirit

After Jesus was raised from the dead, He appeared to His disciples and:
“He breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ ” John 20:22
How does this breathing of the Holy Spirit differ from the disciple’s filling of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost?…

Ticket to heaven?

Is there such a thing as a ticket to get to heaven?
No, tickets are not allowed.
Can you pay at the door? No!
Jesus declared ‘I tell you the Truth, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.’
By looking at this verse John 3 we could say that all places for heaven are reserved for family members only…

Part 3 The Bible and the Holy Spirit

A Pastor said that the church wasn’t growing fast enough, then he heard of a revival and so he went to it. On returning he got up to preach but there was no preaching, for three months. Would the Holy Ghost who wrote the Book, who said that the Truth will set you free, would he cause the minister to laugh so much so that he couldn’t preach this Word?
When we look at the 18th Century Revival, the preaching from the Bible played a central role coupled with Spirit filled Preachers…

Part 5 Toronto Blessing beginnings

The Toronto Blessing is also referred to as the laughing revival.
Where, or how did it start?
It’s not a unique phenomenon.
Below is a potted history extracted from a manuscript by Margaret M. Poloma from the University of Akron [1]:
Pre 1987 Claudio Friedzon, an Assemblies of God pastor in Argentina, was in the centre of revival sweeping through parts of Latin America…

Part 6 1950’s Belgian Congo revival

Please observe some of the outcomes from the Holy Spirit meeting his people:
“It was seven o’clock on a Friday night. Jack Scholes, our field leader, had just come back from a trip in the south and he had seen revival down there.
He stood up to speak about the revival and started to read from scriptures.
Suddenly we heard a hurricane storm. It was frightening! ..
Then the building shook and the storm lanterns down the centre of the building moved around…