Will Revival Come?
Teaching Series Summer 2009
Where I grew up in South Wales there are huge churches on almost every street corner amongst the mining villages that once were. These churches were built to accommodate the thousands of men and women whose lives were transformed by God’s power during the Welsh Revival. The plethora of huge buildings that dominate the landscape is still a visible reminder of the way God had moved in such power. Much of my early preaching was done in these churches now occupied, in the main, by a handful of remaining members. Elderly men and women would tell me, with brightness in their eyes, the stories of these churches that were full, literally bursting at the seams, the transformed lives, the hundreds of baptisms, the miracles, the crescendo of praise that was all part of their story. Now many of these churches stand empty or have been sold as craft shops, mosques or carpet warehouses.
That’s the situation that Malachi, the Old Testament prophet, finds himself in. There had been a great and mighty move of God but now almost all that was left was a distant memory. Could God do it again? Would God do it again? Or were those glory days over? Malachi’s answer was “Yes, God could do it again. Yes, God would do it again but they would need to get ready…”
Malachi is a book for everyone who wants to be ready for God to move again in mighty power: a power that would shake the church, rescue the lost and transform the world.
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