10 Quotes from Revival (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for thirty years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

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Quotes from Revival

1. When God arises, his enemies are scattered, that is the story of all the great revivals of history. (Pg. 20)

2. The world has never been at a loss to find an excuse not to go to Church to listen to the preaching of the gospel. (Pg. 29)

3. What revival reveals above everything else is the sovereignty of God, and the iniquity, the helplessness, the hopelessness, of man in sin. (Pg. 42)

4. The business of preaching is to preach doctrinally about God, about the Lord Jesus Christ, and about the Holy Spirit and their work for us in our salvation. (Pg. 58)

5. The mere playing on the emotions is never right. It is something which is condemned right through the Bible. The emotions are to be approached through the understanding, through the mind, by truth. And any direct assault upon the emotions is, of necessity, false and is inevitably bound to produce trouble. So emotionalism, and especially any artificially produced emotionalism, is undoubtedly a great hindrance to revival, because it brings it all into disrepute. (Pg. 75)

6. Dead orthodoxy is commonly guilty of a failure to realize the glorious possibilities of the Christian life, and it therefore leads to a consequent failure to realism our own poverty. (Pg. 84)

7. A revival is not the Church deciding to do something and doing it. It is something that is done to the Church, something that happens to the Church. (Pg. 99)

8. A revival, by definition, is the mighty act of God and it is a sovereign act of God. (Pg. 112)

9. We must cease to think of the Church as a gathering of institutions and organizations, and we must get back this notion that we are the people of God. And that it is for his name’s sake, and because his name is upon us, we must plead for the Church. Yes, and for her glory and her honor, because she is His. (Pg. 193)

10. And throughout the story of the Church, throughout the centuries, He has been doing the same thing. The Church has been dying, she has seemed to be finished. Suddenly, He appears, and His enemies are scattered and the Church is revived. That is what is meant by revival: times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. That is what revival means: that the Church has another glimpse of the vision. The Church sees Him, and, seeing Him, can smile, and laugh, at all her enemies. Revival is always His work. (Pg. 274)

Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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