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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," August Edition 2011

Is There Hope For True Revival?

Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times over, yes! Absolutely, there is certainly hope for the greatest revival of true Bible holiness that the world has ever known; and that even in the midst of these very last days in which we now live.

"Last days," in the normal biblical usage of the term, refers to this whole period of the new age of redemption that began with the first coming of Christ. "In the last days I will our out my Spirit upon all flesh": that is the promise embedded in the old covenant; and it was fulfilled two-thousand years ago on the Day of Pentecost.

God does not have to do something spectacular today, in order for us to have the greatest revival of true Bible holiness that the world has ever know. He has already done His part, and all that is necessary to make this happen. The Christian revelation is that God wills everybody to be saved (I Tim. 2:4). So we do not have to try to persuade, or manipulate God into doing something otherwise than what has long been in His plan.

The problem here lies within ourselves, and our immersion in what should rightly be classified as deception. I am talking about the "postponed kingdom" thinking that is fostered by our absorption in, and commitment to, modern popular dispensational premillennial ideology. I am also talking about our "Jews are God's chosen people" mentality, derived from that same Darbyism. Such heresies of the mind are, on a deep structure philosophical level, nothing more or less than a repudiation of those most basic biblical doctrines of a universal atonement, and of justification by faith alone.

Yes, we are in an ideological mess in our current Scofield/Darby world view mentality, friends: and the sooner we realize this, and deal with it, the better off we'll be. We cannot force other people to wake up. We can only do so ourselves. Revival is, after all, a very personal affair: please join me in experiencing it.

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