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And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.    Isaiah 58:12  See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant  Jeremiah 1:10  .
Thus says the Lord: “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it,
 and find rest for your souls.” But they said, “We will not walk in it.”           Jeremiah 6:16

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What Is Revival?

Revival is nothing more nor less than His will being done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Revival is when God reveals Himself in a Living Way to the hearts of men through His saints by His grace and power.  He changes character, lifestyles, beliefs, behaviors, habits, and most importantly, their response to Him and His kingdom.  

The Way to Revival

To know the way to Revival, we must  know the way of revival.  Revival is not Christianity as we know it but Christianity as it was meant to be and as it was demonstrated at the beginning.  I do not think that the way to revival is hidden, obscure, or complicated.  The problem with the way to revival is that it is contrary to the ways we have been representing Christianity and to depart from that is unthinkable, for most.  

While we would all agree that  in Revival people are walking in the ways and truths of God, we fail to turn that around  and admit it is true that  those people who are walking in His ways and truth are demonstrating Revival. And that is the answer: to walk after the Spirit - forsaking all else.   For we all know that none or few walk that way.  If they did, today's Christianity would look like it did at the first.  The fault must be laid at the feet of those who proclaim His messages and lead His sheep, since God's word never returns void and accomplishes its purpose.  So, the big question is: what is being preached that is producing such substandard results? Obviously, it can not be the same uncorrupted word as that which the apostles preached.

Although it is easy to point fingers (even if justly) at the current clergy and preachers, it is we who have allowed it, endorsed it, and supported it.  Until we turn from ways and preachers and churches that are not speaking life, they will continue to exist.  I think that there are many preachers who would love to preach life, but understand that is not what people want to hear.  We need preachers and clergy who are bold to take the lead and insist on eliminating all things not based on God's present desires in all messages and meetings.  We need to expose those who seem more interested in entertaining goats than in feeding sheep.

Hopefully, this website will unmask our present misrepresentation of Christianity and reveal its true heart.  We have mixed tradition, culture, and history, and worldly wisdom  with God's ways and we have ended up with the anemic example of Christianity we see today.  When a person or a group embrace the truths of original Christianity and eschew the counterfeit, then revival will be seen.  How can God endorse that which is not His and does not bring life?

But, it is not enough to unmask.  Finding our way back to the true heart of God is our only hope.  That is our quest, even moreso than unmasking.  I am trusting that through what is presented on this website will be at least a beginning and experiencing and knowing the direction we are to go and what is to be left behind.

What Does Revival Look Like?

"In the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Great Awakenings in the USA God used men such as George Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards, Dwight L. Moody and Jeremiah Lanpier. Under the influence of God’s power, men, women and children were touched by the power of God. At times there was trembling, weeping, sobbing and loud crying for mercy in the presence of the Holiness of God.

Sometimes people would fall to the ground. Quarrels were settled, drunkards reclaimed, adulterers converted, thieves returned stolen property, and families reunited. Sometimes the conviction of sin was so great and caused such fearful wails of anguish that preachers had to stop preaching for a while. Ministers and church members were converted. Sinners were reclaimed by the thousands. Will you be the next instrument of God for Revival?

In a revival in Wales in England, in five weeks 20,000 joined the church. The services were simple with worshiping God, prayer and testimonies being the chief features. There was little preaching, no hymn books for every one sang known hymns, no collections and no advertising. Will you be the next instrument of God for Revival?"
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The following video is the best that I know of that portrays what revival looks like, what it is based on, and its effects.

Revival Hymn
An excellent example of what brings it, what it looks like, and how it differs from present day Christianity.
A compilation of Ministers who have taken part in true revivals or speak out of the depths of God
Duncan Campbell , Leonard Ravenhill, AW Tozer, Paris Reidhead

Watch as Paul Washer speaks about something that few are speaking about, but is crucial to Christianity as it was meant to be.
How Much Do You TRULY Know God?

Thoughts on revival, Christianity, and How to Recognize a True Minister
by Paul Washer

More depth on this topic

I know of only a few such ministers in all of modern christianity.   We have ministers that proclaim the scriptures, but none that regularly and consistently have been shut in with God and come forth with the message and fire of God - at least the fruits of such messages are not evident.  The life and reality and power of the gospel has been reduced to mere teaching of precepts.  

The gospel has always been and will always be the power of God unto salvation.  If our messages do not have such results, it may be that we are not proclaiming the same gospel with the same heart of belief. It is not only true for the Wisconsin/Illinois area, but throughout the Western world.  The sad thing is that I know of no minister who has purposed even to be such a person, whose sole desire is to know Him and proclaim nothing but what comes from His mouth for their disciples.  


If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14 

Is usually the most quoted scripture when revival and repentance are paired together. Almost always the way it is responded to is that Christians must vicariously confess the sins of the unsaved (abortion, immorality, divorce, pornography and other popular national sins).  But this is not what the verse says.  "My people", "themselves, "their wicked ways" are referring to God's people and their wicked ways.  

By our traditions and teachings we have added to His words, corrupted their meanings, substituted our ways for His.  We do not think nor act like strangers and pilgrims in this life.  We do not live in the reality of being eternal  beings.  We endorse systems which quench, kill, or ignore body life.  Yet, who is confessing those sins?  Most are not even aware that those sins rule over Western Christianity. We are not aware that the  doctrine of the Nicolaitans (the thing Jesus hates Re 2:15), is the standard of Christian church structure.  How, possibly, can Jesus bless the doctrine he hates?
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The church of today looks nothing like the church that the apostles built.  The structure, relationships, commitments, devotion, truth, and worship all have suffered transformation and devaluation.  Paul Washer does a good job of pinpointing where we have fallen short.  
Read and see (video) more here

John Piper Clearly exposes the false Christianity that is so prevelant.  Most go Sunday after Sunday without a clue that they are at the wrong altar.

The Effect of True Salvation - Examine Yourself
by John Piper

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In other words, today's church is more humanistic and man centered, than God centered.

Today's "Church" as a Misrepresentation of God, His kingdom and His People

This page has addressed the personal conversion and relationship of people to God up to this point for they are the essential part of what God does and the way He expresses Himself.  People comprise the Church, and if people individually misrepresent GodHis kingdom and His People, then collectively they will also misrepresent and redifine all that is godly.

"If I were still trying to please men,
 I would not be a bondservant of Christ."
 Galatians 1:10