Evidences That a Personal Revival Has Come
- There was a Personal Consecration.
Begin by getting yourself put right in the eyes of the Lord. It is one thing to pray for a revival, it is quite another to yield ourselves definitely to God, so that His will and work may be done in us and by us. A coming shower of blessing is sure to be heralded by drops falling on some individual soul. Seek to be that soul by personal consecration.
- There was the Opening of Closed Doors.
The doors of the House of the Lord have been opened. Every avenue of the soul that has been closed through indifference and unbelief will be immediately thrown open and the light of God’s truth will have free access to the heart, which should be the House of the Lord. Clear the darkened windows and let the blessed sunshine in. All revival comes from the presence of the Lord, who waits outside the closed door, saying, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear and open, I will come in.”
- There was a Casting Out of the Unclean.
Sanctify yourselves and sanctify the temple of the Holy Spirit and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. Clean up your inner part and bring out all the impurity. It is unmistakable evidence that the power of God’s Spirit is moving mightily, when His servants take to the work of cleansing the inner part.
Out of the heart are the issues of life. If God the Spirit is to dwell in us, the inner sanctuary of the life must be purged of all that is unfitting in His presence. The common Levites had no power to deal with those abominations that were in the inner parts of the temple and the priests had to go in and bring them out to the court, before the Levites could remove them. There are evils and hindrances to the work and worship of God that can be seen and dealt with only by those who have had the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
- There was a Realization of their True Position before God.
The Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to minister unto Him and that you should be His ministers. A realization is certain when God’s people realize their true relationship to Him as chosen ones.
(a) They are chosen by the Lord and called by His grace.
(b) They are chosen to stand before Him and to wait before Him and to receive His Word.
(c) They are chosen to minister unto Him and to do all in His Name and for His glory. “You are not your own.”
(d) They are chosen to be His ministers and to carry His Word and will to others.
(e) They are chosen to offer unto God the sweet incense of intercessory prayer. You know your calling, brethren; are you walking worthy of it?