Here's what I've learned about starting a revival:
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: Each Christian RESOLVING to quit all known sins whether in doing evil or failing to do good, renewing covenants with God, separation from the world, otherwise everything is a useless ineffective religious waste of time. Thousands of unbelievers mocking Christians praying CANNOT stop revival, but one lukewarm sinful Christian can.
- unusually WHOLEHEARTED fasting (Lk5:35), AGONIZING (Heb5:7) "prayer without ceasing" (1 Th5:17), trust, humility, earnest longing for souls to be saved (especially for children and relatives) from eternal anguish in Hell to bliss in Heaven, confession of sin both individually and collectively before preaching or meetings
"I have never found any way of [reaching the unbelievers] in the regular congregations, until Christians were filled with the Spirit, and humbled in the dust in agonizing prayer."
- DAILY and FERVENT preaching of the Gospel (http://holyrestoration.weebly.com/the-gospel.html). If you can't street preach and hand out tracts http://chick.com, do it on Facebook (lots of Christian groups on Facebook), and/or Twitter (just "reply" to others griping about politicians, violence, and corruption. Here's how I do it on Twitter https://twitter.com/ROTBre).
- DAILY not weekly prayer/praise meetings where there is an earnest dependence for the Holy Spirit to make the meeting effective, after earnest preparations of believing faithful prayer and seeking have been done, and all involved feel a personal responsibility for quitting sin, seeking Jesus, and believing prayer in earnest love for souls. Hold meetings in the park or on the beach or in your home if your pastor doesn't agree to daily meetings.
- Other known impediments to meetings succeeding include failing to schedule your life around them, sinners not hearing of the need to repent except from the pulpit, unfocused and rambling prayer and sermons, unforgiveness of those who offended of and enemies, pride.
Monday June 29, 2015 is #003 of weekly fasts where we're going to seek Glorious Loving Jesus with fasting and prayer and humility and repentance for his compassionate merciful majesty to visit and bless and heal ...
• the USA from violence, lying, hatred, wars, debt, so that instead the USA sees a revival sweep the land of sin and cursing as has happened before in USA history per http://holyrestoration.weebly.com/-revival.html. Then the USA will once again be blessed with mild weather, rains for growing crops, peace, and jobs for all willing to work.
• our relationship with Him so we live Matthew 6:33 and Romans 8:1, so He heals our bodies of diseases (read "Christ the Healer by Bosworth http://holyrestoration.weebly.com/uploads/4/9/4/2/4942392/christ_the_healer_ffbosworth.pdf for a Biblical case for Divine Healing for all centuries) and cures our addictions to porn (I quit in 2009: http://holyrestoration.weebly.com/-quitting-porn.html), TV, sports, movies, people, and the world, and heals our relationships with spouses, children, brethren, and colleagues.
... and we trust Jesus to be working and doing it per John 14:14 & Mark 11:23, even though we can't see Him working, we trust Him. Jesus don't lie, so we pray in unity, and thank and praise Him for what He is doing in our lives, and in the USA, and we don't believe demonic lies that He is not going to keep His Word. Seek and you will find..." means we can't fail if we don't quit.
Fast for 1-5 days, starting Monday or Tuesday.
Ways to fast:
- no food no water (3 days Max) HARDEST
- water only
- water and veggies only
- water and fruits and veggies only EASIEST
You would fast and pray in unity (and thus receive the added blessings that come with Christian unity) with brethren across Facebook and Twitter for a USA Christian revival as has happened many times before in the history of the USA per http://holyrestoration.weebly.com/-revival.html, and personal breakthroughs in health or relationships.
Please share or email this post. The body of Christ needs to unify in fasting and fervent prayer, and repentance of the wicked ways that have brought wars, debt, drought, betrayals, hatred, violence, and lying as daily USA news. THEN our GLORIOUS MAGNIFICENT MERCIFUL LORD JESUS will heal the USA.
If you plan to join with us for this fast, please reply to this message with "YES I WILL"