The word “revival” is from the Hebrew word “chayah” and means “to bring back to life,” to “restore to consciousness,” or to “restore to a previous condition.” We might say, “The drowning victim was miraculously revived.” As used in the Bible, it means a restoration, rejuvenation, or renewal of interest after spiritual neglect, oblivion, or obscurity.
One of the keys to the true meaning of the word revival is found in Psalm 85. In the first three verses of Psalm 85, the Psalmist recalls the way God worked so majestically in the past history of Israel: “You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.”
Then in the following verses he says, “Do it again God!” Verse 4,6: “Restore us again O God our Savior … Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”
There is not anything we need more as individuals or as a church than revival. Join me in this prayer today:
DO IT AGAIN!
DO IT AGAIN IN ME!
DO IT AGAIN IN MY CHURCH!
DO IT AGAIN HERE!
DO IT AGAIN NOW!
IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN