The word “revival” does not appear in the King James Version of the Bible, nor does it appear in the original Hebrew or Greek manuscripts. There are three words used in connection with it which are revive, revived, and reviving. In order to give an accurate exposition on the revival movement we must approach it from the Word of God. To attach any explanation or definition outside of the Word of God is to invite the traditions of men which can only add confusion and frustration to those that are sincere in their walk with God.
The ministry of the prophet, unlike any other ministry office, is common to both the Old and New Testaments. The first mention or reference to a person being a prophet is in Genesis 20:7 referring to Abraham.
Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah Lord God you have made the heavens by your out stretched hands and your great power and there is nothing too difficult for you.”
Q. How many of you believe there is nothing too hard for the Lord?
v.27 “Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me?
We believe all believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and they are used in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:38-39; 10:44-46; 11:14-16;15:7-9; 19:1-6; 1 Cor. 12:1-31.)