When Revival Doesn’t Happen
We in the United States have a unique history. We live in the only country in the world that has enjoyed a steady stream of Revival tides from God during its entire history. The first of these was known as The Great Awakening because it was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit much deeper and broader than anything that had been seen before. (But then there have been several other outpourings that have been even greater–much greater by far.)
Yet this “Great Awakening” of 1735, as surprising as it was, was only half of a great awakening–because it only covered the northern half of the emerging country, soon to become the United States of America. It spread throughout New England; but it didn’t touch the South at all. Not even a little bit. Why?
What was the difference between these two regions that made the north so receptive to the Great Awakening, but not the South? Can we learn something from our history to clue us in about why some parts of the world are receptive to God’s outpourings, and others, not so much? And do you suppose that this vastly different spiritual climate might have had further implications for the budding United States of America?
These questions and many others are addressed in my next book, Glory Through Time, Vol. Two, The Forgotten Legacy of Transformational Revivals, soon to be published by TBN. If you are interested in these thoughts about transformational Revival, please drop me a line and let me know. I really do want to hear from you. Just email me at [email protected]
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