For the Bible-believing Christian, anything that could be called a true advancement will be in a direction leading to basic, New Testament Christianity. So in a sense, it will be going back.
If we will see revival, we must get back to the basics:
1. Back to Prayer
Prayer is one of the most talked about, but least practiced, spiritual disciplines in the ministry.
We know that God moves through prayer. We know that prayer precedes revival.
Even the verse we often speak of when we discuss our longing for revival, is a prayer:
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?—Psalm 85:6
If we want to see revival, we must pray—faithfully and fervently.
2. Back to Biblical Preaching
God choose preaching.
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.—1 Corinthians 1:21
A simple read through the book of Acts reveals that preaching was a staple of early churches—both in declaring the gospel and maturing believers. (more…)