Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
There has been so much hype of "revival" in our modern day that it is easy to forget the true biblical criteria and definition of revival. Revival cannot be brought about by signs and wonders or "laying" on of hands to transfer apostolic or prophetic "anointings". In fact there is no such thing in the Bible.The Biblical criterion for revival has, as a precondition, repentance. The word "refreshing" is also defined as "revive".
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As a Christian researcher and minister, I approached the reading of Andy Stanley's book Irresistible with an account of Andy Stanley's message to the Southern Baptist Convention that helped me to understand Stanley's core belief concerning the Scripture. He had told the gathering at the SBC, "I would ask preachers and pastors and student pastors in their communications to get the spotlight off the Bible and back on the resurrection." Along with similar statements, it was clear to me that Stanley was not strong on the necessity of the Scriptures in our call to preach the Gospel and build up the church.
Stanley's book Irresistible did nothing to take away that perception. In fact, it appears that Stanley has doubled down on his assertion that Scriptures are not all that necessary in our commission.
Recently, as I was mulling the celebration of Christ's first coming, I decided I would share with you an encouragement and an exhortation regarding the one who is both a Savior who suffered pain and death, and who will be coming as a conquering King. As I thought of Christ's birth, its prophetical significance, and His prophetically promised second return to earth, I marveled at the contrast of those two happenings, which are both of ultimate significance to our eternal destination and existence.
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