We must experience personal revival in order to have corporate revival. However, as we begin to grow and transform under the power of the Holy Spirit, we will need to corporately repent of forsaking God’s Holy Law as well as come together in corporate gatherings for group prayer and Bible study, praise to God, and sharing testimonies. That is what this page is for. We must have both personal and corporate revival in order for God to bless our reorganization efforts. The studies below are designed to assist in this endeavor.
The first study is a document that you should read aloud, and the rest are audio presentations with slides; please read all the slides as you listen and afterwards review the material on the outlines, provided in the description of each YouTube video.
(1) A Solemn Covenant: “ALL The Commandments…”
It is only as the Law of God is restored to its rightful position that there can be a revival of primitive faith and godliness among His professed people. ‘Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.’ Jeremiah 6:16.
— E.G. White, Great Controversy, p. 478
A Spirit of Prophecy compilation with a concluding appeal:
(2) Are We Robbing God in Tithes and Offerings?
Please read this document on one of the key ingredients to corporate revival and finishing the Great Commission.
(3) A Revival of Holy Convocations
and the Seventh Month
(4) A Revival of Praise and Social Meetings
In the previous presentation, we discovered that a major component of holy convocations is the daily praise meeting. This presentation will be dedicated just to that, except expanding it to the more frequent meetings each Sabbath and even each day of the year, which are a special class of praise meetings called social meetings! But they are not for socializing. It is uniquely an Adventist practice, but a long forgotten one.
In accordance with the Spirit of Prophecy, and as practiced in our pioneer days, they are to be the main part of the church service; in fact, they are to replace sermons. Only when a traveling minister happened to be in town did our pioneer churches have sermons. In the social meeting, everyone participates rather than just one person standing up front. Activities include prayer, praise, sharing testimonies and experiences, and exhorting one another unto godliness. This is a practice that must be revived at once, because according to the Spirit of Prophecy, any church that is not practicing this is not alive, but dead. It is truly an amazing experience, and I pray for and look forward to the day when all of the true Seventh-day Advent churches have this every week and the spiritual gifts are again manifest in us. When the Pentecostal outpouring comes, many of us will prophesy just like in the apostolic church. Nothing is more important than the social meeting, coupled with personal revival.
So, please watch this presentation on it and encourage the church or group you fellowship with to practice this after you share this with them.
We Are Eager to See True Corporate Revival!
The angels are working even now to prepare the way for our advancement, so let us move forward with confidence! Let us lay all on the altar, brethren and sisters. Our time, our money, our career, our relationships—everything belongs to God who bought us by the precious blood of Christ! Therefore, let us hold nothing back from His service, that we will not stand in the way of His work!
And let us remember, too, that revival and reformation must work together; this is what the Scriptures tell us through Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones. We have a new page dedicated to reformation; check it out here!