We are not aware of our impotence, we are not aware of our weakness, and of our need for power.--Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Revival (Crossway, 1987), 182
As long as we think we can organise [revival], there is no hope for us. The beginning of revival is to realise that without this manifestation of God's power we can do nothing. We have got to get back to that position, in which the apostle Paul so constantly found himself. I am never tired of quoting it. It is the text, more than any other, that needs to be held before every section of the Church today.
'And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.' (1 Cor. 2:3-5)
23 April 2011
The Great Prerequisite to Revival
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Saturday, April 23, 2011